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Articles from the November 18, 2013 edition

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Electronic Cigarettes Make a Statement at Samohi

A new smoking trend has arrived, and it has become especially popular with teens and high school students. Electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or “e-cigs” are battery-powered cigarettes that use vapor that can contain nicotine and flavorings to...

 

Family Researcher Suzanne Bianchi Dies

Suzanne M. Bianchi, a social scientist who explored the changing landscape of late-20th-century American families, tracing how divorce, the shrinking gender gap and women’s careers affected children, parents and their households (“Is Anyone...

 

Photo of Alleged Library Dog-Napper Released

Santa Monica Police on Tuesday released the surveillance photo of a woman apparently stealing a dog. The incident occurred on the afternoon of October 25 behind the Santa Monica Library. Tibor Mozes...

 

SM Gets $5.4 Million from Metro for Light Rail-Related Projects

New bike lanes, better traffic signals and more signs are just some of the improvements coming to Santa Monica after L.A. County Metro awarded City Hall $5.4 million in grants. Metro announced in late September that it would fund four of the seven...

 

Combating Roadway Deaths and Injuries through DUI Checkpoints

The Santa Monica Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. Additional enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming as a result of a...

 

Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention Grant

Santa Monica Police Department has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways through special enforcement and public awareness...

 

Main Street Santa Monica to Celebrate the Holidays with Festive Extravaganza

The holidays are just around the corner and historic Main Street in Santa Monica will be getting in the spirit on Dec. 7th when they host street-wide holiday parties and sidewalk sales. Over 55 businesses will be participating, offering holiday...

 

'The Waterboy' Actor Peter Dante Thrown out of SM's Marriott Hotel

“The Waterboy” actor Peter Dante was reportedly thrown out of a Los Angeles hotel on Friday for calling staffers homophobic and racist names in an angry tirade. The comedic actor, 44, who has appeared in several of Adam Sandler’s most famous...

 

Verdi Chorus Celebrates Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Birthday

I know that Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi is smiling with pleasure from the beyond as The Verdi Chorus presented their fall gala concerts this past weekend in honor of his 200th birthday at First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. The...

 

Everybody Wants A Friend Like Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes is one of the strongest defensive players in the NBA, excelling through his entire career with his determination, efficiency, his blocking abilities, mental resilience and mostly by how...

 

Laker Topics Dominate My Mind

Matt Barnes is one of the strongest defensive players in the NBA, excelling through his entire career with his determination, efficiency, his blocking abilities, mental resilience and mostly by how...

 

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