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Articles from the June 2, 2014 edition

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2-year-old boy killed, 6 injured in SM Crash; Firefighters Association Establishes Fund for Family

The Santa Monica Firefighters Association has established a Fund to assist the Looney Family that was involved in Friday’s tragic crash in Santa Monica’s McClure Tunnel. The firefighters opened the fund with a $1,000.00 donation. The accident...

 

City Employee Arrested

On Friday, May 30, 2014 the Los Angeles Police Department reported the arrest of Donald Condon, age 55, of Culver City for misdemeanor child annoyance. It is alleged that he took inappropriate photographs of minors in public while chaperoning them...

 

CARJACKING – WANTED SUSPECT

On November 3, 2013, David Guyer entered the W.I. Simonson Mercedes dealership in Santa Monica and requested to test drive a car. Guyer provided the salesperson an Arizona driver's license, which was...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 2, 2014

Allen, Fluke Advance to November

Sandra Fluke, the women's rights activist who gave Rush Limbaugh heartburn, finished a surprise second place behind SMMUSD School Board Member Ben Allen, in Tuesday's Open primary. Fluke and her...

 

Local News Briefs

City to Manage Traffic The City says it will manage the anticipated influx of people into Downtown during summer weekends and holidays. The City calls the program “Go with the Flow” and it aims to keep cars moving, streets safer and parking...

 

Runoff Vote in Supervisor Race Will Be Pivotal for L.A. County

The runoff election pitting Sheila Kuehl against Santa Monica's former Mayor Bobby Shriver for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is shaping up to be a pivotal contest that...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 2, 2014

City Manager Rescinds Offer to Slow Growth Advocate

City Manager Rod Gould’s controversial decision last week to rescind the hiring of Communications Director Elizabeth Riel, may have been due to her membership in a slow growth coalition called...

 
 By Mona Day    Events   

GLOBAL GREEN USA's MILLENIUM AWARDS

by Mona Day Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Global Green USA , will bring together industry thought leaders and eco-conscience activists on June 7th at the Fairmont Hotel. The...

 
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Joseph Gold Concert: The Complete History of the Violin at the SM Public Library

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes virtuoso violinist Joseph Gold for an evening concert on The Complete History of the Violin on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library MLK Jr....

 
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SMC Musical Theatre Workshop Performances June 13-15

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present the rousing musical revue "(a very long) [title of show]" June 13-15. The production showcases rip-roaring songs from old and new...

 
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SMC Emeritus Band to Perform on June 22

The SMC Emeritus College Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th...

 

Sterling Saga Moves Forward With Clippers Sale

After a recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was released in April, he was fined $2.5 million, banned from NBA games for life, and forced to sell the team alon...

 

Vikings Out Pitch Cougars

The Santa Monica High School Girls Softball team, defeated the Ventura Cougars, 3-1, in the Division IV CIF-SS championship on Saturday, May 31, giving Samohi its second team championship since 2009....

 

MOVIE REVIEW: TRUST ME

If all I knew of Clark Gregg was his writing and directorial work of a few years ago with his adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's "Choke", and now again with his stepping behind and in front of the...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    June 2, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Suspicious Behavior Lands Man in Jail Santa Monica police officer say they saw a man looking into a parked car at the 1400 block of Lincoln Blvd on May 30 at approximately 5:20 in the afternoon. They...

 

Samohi Graduation

931 Seniors graduate from Santa Monica High School this week....

 

Samohi Students Help Others with College Counseling

"We found out that a lot of parents pay $2000 for a personal college counselor," says Samohi teacher Claudia Bautista Nicolas. "So my kids decided to do it for free for everyone! They wrote a...

 

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