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Articles from the November 24, 2014 edition

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SM Set to Launch Bike Share Program by 2015

In a city known for being very bike friendly, there seems to be plenty of support in Santa Monica for a city-wide bike share program that is designed for residents to take short bike rides or to...

 

Volunteers Needed for 2015 Homeless Count

Join Santa Monica’s Police Chief, Fire Chief, and the Chamber of Commerce in a rewarding and vital community event. Over 200 volunteers will be assigned to teams that will cover every street, alley and park to enumerate homeless individuals. This...

 
 By Jack Sadler    News    November 24, 2014

Three School Board Member's Say Goodbye, Vacancy to Be Filled

It was emotional night at the SMMUSD school board meeting Thursday, as three departing school board members said goodbye and shared memories of their tenure on the board. The exiting members, Nimish...

 

Local News Briefs

Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement The Santa Monica Police Department conducted a Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation on Monday, November 24, 2014. It focused enforcement on primary col...

 

Japanese Firm to Build Light Rail Cars, After All ...

A Japanese firm said it will go ahead with plans to build light-rail cars in Los Angeles County, a month after threatening to pull out when talks with organized labor groups stalled, transportation officials announced. The county Metropolitan...

 
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Microscope Toy Theater presents Star in a Glass Jarat the SM Public Library

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes artist Yulya Dukhovny for a miniature theater production for the entire family of Star in a Glass Jar on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Main...

 

Verdi Chorus' Concert Is A Triumph

The Verdi Chorus triumphed in their presentation of their fall concerts titled “Distant Lands” this past weekend at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. The chorus is one of the jewels of the Los Angeles opera...

 
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"Luna Gale" Opens Tuesday At Douglas Theatre

The Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale,” directed by Robert Falls, opens Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The production continues through D...

 

2014 BLACK FRIDAY AT SANTA MONICA PLACE

WHAT: On Black Friday, November 28, retailers at Santa Monica Place will welcome holiday shoppers to store specials and customer perks. While taking advantage of Black Friday deals, shoppers can also enjoy the Center’s amenities such as: Same Day...

 
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SMC Musical Theatre Workshop

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present “HIPPIE HOLIDAYS” Dec. 19-21. The production kicks off the final pre-holiday weekend by looking at a selection of musicals – both conventional and unconventional – from the...

 

It's The Jim Mora Era At UCLA

I'm old enough to remember Red Sanders' impact when he coached football at UCLA. And the dynasties of John McKay and Pete Carroll at USC, among others. In this city with a remarkable cross-town...

 

UCLA Basketball Wins First Three Games

UCLA has begun its 2014-15 basketball season by winning its first three games. The first two are officially exhibition games. The Bruins defeated Montana State, 113-78 and Coastal Carolina, 84-71. They began the regular season by defeating Nicholls...

 

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS

The magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez was the inspiration for LA Opera's current production, Florencia en el Amazonas, which plays through December 20. Its creative team consisting of compos...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

As has become crystal clear over the past several years, DreamWorks Animation more than gives Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar a run for their money when it comes to animated features. With...

 

SMC Student Film Gets Special Mention for Best Film Fostering Intercultural Dialogue at 34th Filmschoolfest Munich

Santa Monica College student film Solidarity won the “Prix Interculturel Special Mention” for Best Film Fostering Intercultural Dialogue at the 2014 FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH in Germany, held from November 16-22. SMC was the only film school from the...

 

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