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Articles from the December 8, 2014 edition

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 By David Ganezer    News    December 8, 2014

McKeown Named Mayor

by David Ganezer Observer Publisher Santa Monica is an egalitarian City, and everyone gets their chance to be Mayor. In a move that surprised no one, since it was arranged for in advance; Councilman...

 

Residents Urged to Prepare for Rain, Wind

With a major storm moving toward the Southland, the weather service is warning of wild weather including heavy wind and rain, thunderstorms, and low snow levels. residents near the Colby Fire burn...

 

Torrance Mayor Seeks to Boot O'Connor from MTA

Torrance Mayor Pat Furey is seeking to oust his Santa Monica counterpart as the regional representative on the Metropolitan Transit Authority board, a role Pam O’Connor has held since 2001. O’Connor, a bus rider and professional planner who is a...

 

New Officers Sworn In

At the December 9 City of Santa Monica Council meeting all newly elected officials took the oath of office from City Clerk Sarah P. Gorman. Returning councilmembers Kevin McKeown and Pam O'Connor...

 

Local News Briefs

Dumpster Diving Called Lifestyle Crime When Ismail Aguirre removed old computers from a recycling bin, he never imagined that it might be a crime. An ever vigilant SMPD officer charged Aguirre with removing property from a city owned bin. Santa...

 
 Events   

6Th Annual 'Fireside at the Miles' Series

The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is proud to announce the 6th Annual “Fireside at the Miles” Performance Series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse (1130 Lincoln Blvd.) Few residents know that the Playhouse, designed by renowned...

 
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EVENTS CALENDAR

The Holiday Shop at GRACIE November 15 -December 23 Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM Each year, the GRACIE gift shop expands for the holidays, filling to the brim with artful, one-of-a-kind gifts hand-selected by the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s reta...

 

SM Resident Named To Financial Times' List Of Top 100 Women

Santa Monica resident and Santa Monica High School graduate, Nikki Michelini, has been named as one of the Top100 Women Financial Advisors by Financial Times newspaper. Michelini is a Principal and...

 

Believe It Or Not, Stanton's Contract Makes Sense

Giancarlo Stanton recently signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Although the right fielder hit 37 home runs last season and came close to outpolling Dodger pitcher Clayton K...

 

Football Playoff Committee Was Clumsy But Got It Right

The committee that settled on the four teams who’ll play in the first College Football Playoff got it right at the finish. But this distinguished group created needless controversy in the manner it...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

The finger of God seems to have descended on Hollywood the past few years with a resurgence in the spectacle of the Old Testament and teaching of the New, on both the big and small screens. Perhaps a...

 

Big Blue Bus Honors Retirees' 150 Years of Service

Big Blue Bus will soon bid adieu to four long-time team members with nearly 150 years of combined service. BBB employs a team of 300 Motor Coach Operators to deliver 61,000 trips per day and 43...

 

The Luxe Group, Celebrate An Evening of L'inspiration Officiel

The Luxe Group brought its 5 Los Angeles salons together at Luxelab on Montana avenue for an evening of education and inspiration to share the many inspirations from several recent international...

 

HOW2GIRL, Courtney Bingham-Sixx Shares Details Of Her Auction For Breast Cancer

How2Girl Courtney Bingham-Sixx proudly announced yesterday that her online auction for Cancer Awareness has come to a close she has raised an astounding $12,500.00 with the help of her friends and a...

 

Local Student Leaders Organize Community-Wide Teen Protest at Santa Monica City Hall

Santa Monica, CA, December 12th, 2014: Local high school students, disappointed by the recent lack of justice for the victims of police brutality Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Eric Garner, turned their...

 
 Events   

SM-Venice Christmas Run

The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run drew more than 5,000 runners Dec 7 to one of the westside's largest running events. Long-time organizer and local realtor Bruce Mitchell said the fees and...

 

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