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August 4, 2014

Block Party and Lorna Jane

Santa Monica Place is celebrating this weekend with a free family-friendly beachside summer block party. The summer bash promises a good time with a live concert, beauty tips and giveaways and more. It’s all going down Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 from 1 to 5pm. [Racked Inbox]

In addition to the summer block party, Santa Monica Place is also celebrating the launch of Lorna Jane’s new cookbook, Nourish. She’ll be on hand meeting guests and signing copies this Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm.

UCLA peeper arrested in SM

UCLA police have arrested a man who they believe has been prowling around the Westwood campus peeping on students.

Christopher Mendicino, 46, was arrested in Santa Monica on Friday morning. A student snapped his photo last year, but police did not issue a warrant against him until last week.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this suspect was urged to contact UCLA police at (310) 825-1491.


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