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Articles from the December 23, 2013 edition

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GRUDGE MATCH - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

As the clock ticks down on 2013, many of you are enjoying a well deserved holiday respite which includes more than an average number of trips to the movie theater. And as usual, Hollywood is filling...

 

Hot Christmas In Southern CA

Other areas of the country may be getting snow, ice or other bits of weather to remind them what time of the year it is — but in southern California, residents are retreating to the beach to escape the heat. On Christmas morning, the beaches of...

 

A Nativity Story, SM-Style

One of the most contentious debates surrounding the so-called “War on Christmas” in recent memory involves Santa Monica, Calif., a place once so filled with the holiday spirit it was nicknamed the “City of the Christmas Story.” Today, the...

 

Vicious Attack on Homeless Man at Venice Beach Boardwalk

Authorities are investigating the brutal beating of a transient by two men along the Venice Beach boardwalk that was caught on video. The incident happened early Friday morning in the 1300 block of...

 

SM-Venice Run Draws 5,000

The Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run drew more than 5,000 runners Dec 4 to one of the westside’s largest running events. Long-time organizer and local realtor Bruce Mitchell said the fees and requirements imposed by the city of Los Angeles and...

 

The Georgian gives $7,200 to SM Conservancy

Leaders of The Georgian Hotel presented the Santa Monica Conservancy a check for $7,200 as part of a fundraising event held at the historic hotel in October. “We’re just delighted,” said Carol Lemlein, conservancy president. “The Georgian...

 

Homework Survey

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is inviting all parents to participate in the district's online Homework Survey. Principals will use the results of the survey to develop and improve...

 

Produce Inspectors Keep Farmers Markets Honest

On a recent Saturday morning, Ed Williams stood off to the side at Santa Monica's downtown farmers market, scrutinizing a bright red mango like a detective trying to solve a mystery. "It looks...

 

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Names First Honorees into Athletics Hall of Fame

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has announced the inaugural honorees into its newly created Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletics at Crossroads. It will also ser...

 

Kobe Shouldn't Play Anymore This Season

The Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant will be out for six weeks with a broken bone in his left leg. Doctor Robert Klapper, ESPN radio's medical expert with a distinguished reputation in his field,...

 

Jerry Priddy: The Player Who Inspired Maury Wills

Maury Wills: "The players we looked up to and the players we wanted to be like were these older guys that played on Sundays who called themselves semi-pro. I don't know why semi-pro, they didn't get...

 

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