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News, Santa Monica, Civic Center, Landmarks

Chain Reaction Petition Surpasses 1,000 Online Signatures

Posted Sep. 22, 2013, 9:27 am

Activists working with Save Chain Reaction announced this week that their grassroots campaign to save and restore the late Paul Conrad's iconic 26-foot-tall nuclear mushroom cloud peace sculpture in the Santa Monica Civic Center has just surpassed 1,000 online petition signatures.

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street is poised to close by June 30.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Center

Full Renovation Of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Bill: At Least $50 Million

Posted Jun. 14, 2013, 9:02 am

In less than three weeks, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will undergo full closure. It may be at least five years before the venue could ever be used again as a cultural destination. And if the venue is indeed revived, the tab will run at least $50 million.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Steve Stajich, Civic Center

Five Don’ts For The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:25 am

While there was a healthy turnout and a tailwind of positive energy at the community meeting regarding the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night, there were also at least two distinct vibes in the room that might cause a fan of our historic Civic Auditorium some sleeplessness.

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