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Articles from the December 22, 2014 edition

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Ribbon Cutting at new Concierge Lounge

Ribbon Cutting at new Concierge Lounge, see page 3 pictured left to right: John J. Johnston, Andrew Halarewicz (Chamber of Commerce Board Member), Kathleen Rawson (CEO, Downtown Santa Monica), Laurel...

 

Sony Suspends Tours

Sony Pictures Entertainment has suspended tours at the iconic studio lot in Culver City in the wake of continued threats against the studio by North Korea and hackers who were protesting the movie...

 

Jury Finds SM Man Guilty of Murdering Best Friend

A 28-year-old man was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his roommate and longtime friend. Ryan Taylor Bright killed 27-year-old Jensen Gray early on the morning of...

 
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HelpfulHoliday at OPCC SM

On Friday Dec. 19th from 11am-1pm, the SoCal Honda Dealers and the Guys in Blue brought holiday cheer and lit smiles to (400) locals without homes at Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) by hosting...

 

Strong Winds to Batter Southern California through Christmas

Strong winds will buffet much of the Southland today, particularly mountain regions, and last through Christmas afternoon, raising fears of severed tree limbs and downed power lines, National Weather...

 

SM Council Resolves Against Hermosa Beach Oil Drilling Plan

The Santa Monica city council on Tuesday takes up a resolution against drilling for oil in Santa Monica Bay. The council has no authority over any current drilling proposals, so the vote is largely symbolic. But it will signal the position of civic...

 

Local News Briefs

New Concierge Lounge at SM Place On December 23 at 10:00 am, Santa Monica Place held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate the new Concierge Lounge. In celebration of the grand opening, the public was invited to visit the Concierge...

 
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Stogie Kenyatta’s The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson December 28, 7pm Powerful and poignant, heartfelt and humorous, and to celebrate the third night of Kwaanza, Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present a one night engagment of...

 

LA Chamber Orchestra Opens With Special Performance

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opened its “Baroque Conversations” series on Thursday at Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. It was a special affair honoring James Arkatov, artistic founder of LACO and...

 

Los Angeles Master Chorale Excels In Holiday Concert

Grant Gershon, esteemed Artistic Director/Conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), filled the Walt Disney Concert Hall with his passion and joy as they presented their annual holiday concerts. He channeled his un-rivaled enthusiasm during...

 

Deadline Approaches for U.S. High School Students Seeking YES Abroad Scholarships

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad scholarship program is January 7, 2015. The program provides full scholarships to American high school students to experience overseas communities and...

 

UCLA Has Lowest-Scoring Half In Its History

UCLA scored only seven points in the first half of its 83-44 loss to top-ranked Kentucky last Saturday. It was the lowest scoring half in the Bruins’ history. The previous low was 15. The two teams have won the most NCAA men’s basketball...

 

Struggling Lakers Miss Gasol A Lot

As I look at the Lakers' dreadful record I wonder how much better they'd be this season if Pau Gasol remained on the team. Gasol, a far better big man than anyone on the Lakers this season, was...

 

Dodgers Finalize Deal For Rollins

The Dodgers have finalized the deal that brings shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the team from Philadelphia. The Dodgers gave up lefthanded pitcher Tom Windle and right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin, who was ac...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: INTO THE WOODS

Fans of the stage musical, and those who have heard of but never seen the wonder that is Stephen Sondheim, are in for a special holiday treat come Christmas Day as all tied up with a big red bow, er,...

 

SXSW Lawsuit Recalls 2003 Santa Monica Farmer's Market Tragedy

Last week, attorneys filed a lawsuit against SXSW festival organizers on behalf of Lizzy, the widow Steven Craenmehr who was killed at SXSW last March by accused errant and drunk driver Rashad Owens. Owens was fleeing police when he allegedly killed...

 
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What's Happening at the Y?

Saturday January 10th Y Open House -- FREE Admission Chair Massage Courtesy of Dr. Takahachi Chiropractic’s Office 10:00am – 12:00pm in the Senior Center Tuesday, January 13th -- FREE Admission Macular Degeneration Support Group Offered by the...

 

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