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Articles from the December 15, 2017 edition

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 By Stan Greene    News    December 15, 2017

Bitcoin Futures Begin to Trade: No Immediate Effect on Cryptocurrencies Yet

As bitcoin futures began to trade Sunday at 6 pm EST, some predicted more stability in the volatile cryptocurrency. That theory appears to be correct an hour and a half into trading. As bitcoin...

 

Costs of Selling Real Estate Increase in 2017, May Rise in 2018

I have found over the years most sellers and buyers are not familiar with typical costs they will incur when selling or buying a home, they are shocked when they receive their estimated closing...

 

Guests Evacuated as Fire Erupts at Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the tall Huntley Hotel just above the Third Street Promenade. Passers by phoned into the Santa Monica Fire Department as the restaurant on the tall hotel began...

 

Candy Cane Express: Santa Monica Police Dept, Fire Fighters & Santa Claus Visit Local Parks

Every year Santa Monica policemen, Fire fighters and paramedics give out candy canes and allow kids to have their photos taken with Santa. The official press release reads in part as follows: Santa...

 

The World's Most Expensive Scorched Real Estate Along the #405Fire in Bel Air

It's not shocking to those used to Chaparral fires in So Cal, but blackened hillsides are visible during the drive through the Sepulveda pass on the 405 freeway in West Los Angeles. This is an area wh...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Events   

Independent Shakespeare Company Presents a Christmas Carol as an Actor Out Alone

"A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens" does indeed have all of the important elements of the more typical version of "A Christmas Carol" but it does so with but one man, the exceptionally talented...

 

Lyft Honors Drivers on Hollywood Blvd's Walk of Fame

Ridesharing company Lyft has erected a billboard on Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing just how cool its drivers are. "Thanks to the writers, the strivers the role models. We know you're more than...

 

SM City Council Moves 2018 Pier #TwilightConcert Series to After Labor Day

Really, you can blame Khalid for this one. After 60,000 people came to see Khalid perform on June 22, 2017, the rapper tweeted: "Around 60,000 people came out to Santa Monica to see me last night at...

 

Movement to Recall Mike Bonin & Vision Zero Great Streets

Since last summer, divisiveness has grown in Mar Vista over  the  "road diets," that City Council member Mike Bonin implemented, as part of the Los Angeles' " Vision Zero Great Streets" initiative t...

 

Fire Breaks Out in Ocean Park Condominium

12/13 Firefighters responded to 425 Marine Street at 4:49 p.m. Firefighters arrived in 4 minutes and 23 seconds to find a 3 story town - home complex with an active fire on the 1st floor. The...

 

Montana Avenue Holiday Walk Excels In Festive Family Fun

Every year hundreds of families flock to the annual Montana Holiday Walk, and this year was no exception with record numbers attending. The ten scenic blocks were packed with entertainment for all....

 

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