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Windward trailed throughout the game.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Windward, Basketbal

Windward Girls' Basketball Season Ends

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:37 am

The top girls’ team in the land was one game away from the regional finals before Windward hit an Eagle road block. Etiwanda slipped past Windward 49-48, with good defense and an attacking offense that wouldn’t back down. USC-bound power forward Amy Okonkwo lead Eitwanda with 21 strong points.

Mike Bonin.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Politics

LA Councilman Mike Bonin Talks Transportation, SMO At SM Democratic Club

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:28 am

Santa Monica is surround by three sides by the City of Los Angeles. With the nation’s second largest municipality enveloping the City by the Sea, both Santa Monica and Los Angeles are bound to share some common ground on key issues, such as jobs, transportation, and the Santa Monica Airport (SMO).

15-year-old Samohi sophomore Cydney Kone, a level 10 gymnast, poses during the 2013 Regionals in Arizona.  Kone is a balance beam specialist and hopes to perform one day in the Olympics.

Sports, Samohi, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Gymnastics

Local Gymnast Balances Perseverance With Success To Reach Olympic Goal

Posted Jun. 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

15-year-old Cydney Kone, a level 10 gymnast on the Broadway Gymnastics School team and a sophomore at Santa Monica High School, is actively planning her future by training for a promising career in gymnastics. Kone said that her goal is to one day compete in the Olympics and is already en route with her recent bronze win at the Region I Championships held April 12-14 in Phoenix, AZ. "My goals in gymnastics are to compete for Stanford University, and or go to the Olympics," said Kone.

Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr), and Steve Landes (John Lennon) star in The Beatles tribute concert.

Los Angeles, Music, Hollywood

Pantages Theatre Presents 'Experience The Beatles With RAIN' Through May 12

Posted May. 7, 2013, 1:54 pm

The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood opens the production of “Experience The Beatles With RAIN” tonight with shows daily through this Sunday, May 12.

Actor Ali Zafar performed for three hours at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre to raise money for an eye care facility in India.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Music

Home Of The Grammys Hosts First Bollywood Concert

Posted Apr. 28, 2013, 8:13 am

Music representing one of the world’s most popular film industries was on full display for the first time at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre, home of the Grammys. Bollywood playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan and actor Ali Zafar performed for three hours in front of about 2,000 people on April 20, putting on a show for international charity, raising money for an eye care facility in India.

Bridgework will take place at the intersection of Bundy Drive and Exposition starting Monday, April 15.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Construction To Begin On Bundy Bridge For Expo Light Rail Line To Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 14, 2013, 9:23 am

Construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line to Santa Monica is steaming forward with work crews turning their attention to the intersection of Bundy Drive and Exposition Boulevard for the installation of the falsework for the Bundy Bridge.

Le Petit Bistro offers dishes such as roasted chicken or grilled entrecote with frites, sole a la Provencale, baked lamb shank, and various pastas.

Dining, Restaurant, Los Angeles

Le Petit Bistro To Open Seven Nights A Week Starting Sunday, April 7

Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 10:34 am

Since 1993, Le Petit Bistro has been serving up traditional French bistro fare as the last of the European restaurants on La Cienega’s “the row” in West Hollywood.

Cavalia’s Odysseo is a theatrical experience currently performing in Burbank. The show is an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Theater

Cavalia’s Odysseo Extended Through March 31 In Downtown Burbank

Posted Mar. 18, 2013, 2:20 pm

Cavalia’s Odysseo is a theatrical ode to horse and man that combines the equestrian and acrobatic arts with high-tech special effects set under a magical 10-story White Big Top.

Businessman K. Eugene Shutler (Gene), who is Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra President, and board member Ann Moore Mulally, who are both Santa Monica residents.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Honors Long-Time Supporters At Gala

Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 11:41 am

Love was definitely in the air when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) honored the generosity and dedication of long-time supporters Jennifer and Royce Diener and David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls at its annual gala, “Taking a Chance On Love,” chaired by Carol and Warner Henry, on February 2, at The California Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Award-wining Italian directors, brothers Paolo (left) and Vittorio Taviani, are in town for the premiere of their award-winning film, “Caesar Must Die.”

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Celebrity, Film

Cinema Italian Style On Show

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 1:14 am

In a grand opening at Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre, with all the red carpet trimmings, Lune Cinecitta, in association with the American Cinematheque, kicked off the six-day Cinema Italian Style Film Festival with “Caesar Must Die,” Italy’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards.

Hallie Mossett signs her Letter of Intent to join the Division I university athletic program at UCLA.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ucla

Vistamar School Senior Hallie Mossett Signs To UCLA Gymnastics Team

Posted Nov. 16, 2012, 3:15 am

For the third consecutive year, Vistamar School will have a student-athlete sign a Letter of Intent to join a Division I university athletic program. The six-time NCAA National Championship UCLA Gymnastics team under the direction of Coach Valorie Kondos Field will be welcoming a new member to the Bruin Family.

Santa Monica College quarterback Alfonso Medina drops back to pass against LA Mission College Saturday afternoon Oct. 13. Medina leads the Pacific Conference with 28 passing touchdowns and 2382 total yards for the season.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Football

Corsairs Blowout LA Southwest 68-0

Posted Oct. 13, 2012, 10:56 am

Santa Monica College (5-1) quarterback Alfonso Medina has been waiting for his chance to rack up some big numbers and he was given that chance against LA Southwest Saturday afternoon where he passed for close to 300 yards in the first half of play during the Corsairs 68-0 victory over the Cougars.

Amanda Detmer as fading movie star Gloria Mitchell rehearses for an audition with her maid, Vera Stark played by Sanaa Lathan.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Theater

'By The Way, Meet Vera Stark' On Stage At The Geffen Playhouse

Posted Oct. 8, 2012, 2:15 am

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written a fascinating play about Vera Stark, a mostly unknown, legendary African American actress who defied the color barrier during Jim Crow America and went on to become a famous Hollywood actress in the 1930s. “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark,” which takes us through the life and times of Stark, premiered at the Second Stage Theatre in New York and makes its West Coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse.

Gavin Creel as the devout and handsome Elder Kevin Price and Jared Gertner as the overweight nerd Elder Arnold Cunningham in The Book of Mormon.

Los Angeles, Theater, Review

The Book Of Mormon On Stage At Pantages Theatre

Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 2:08 am

Rude, crude, and extremely offensive – that’s the goal “South Park” creators hoped for and achieved when writing the religious satire musical The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award winning production currently on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

The Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood pivots in all directions within a 360-degree rotation to synchronized 3D action on 14 screens throughout the ride.

Los Angeles, Tourism

Universal Studio Hollywood's Robotic World Of Transformers

Posted Sep. 20, 2012, 12:52 am

Since its opening in May, the new Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has been transporting thrill seekers into the action-packed robotic world of the hit Hollywood film franchise.

Natalie Sutherland (seated) as Lisa, an aspiring writer with her mentor Ruth Steiner, played by April Lang, which is a guest production at The Odyssey Theatre.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Theater, Review

Collected Stories - A Tale Of Triumph And Betrayal

Posted Sep. 19, 2012, 2:19 am

Donald Margulies’ multiple award-winning “Collected Stories,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist, premiered at South Coast Repertory in 1996 and was later produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1997.

Los Angeles City fire crews hose down the Bel Air mountainside in order to prevent any hot spots from re-igniting in the 100+ degree temperatures affecting Los Angeles Saturday afternoon Sept. 15, 2012.

News, Los Angeles, Fire Department, Fire, Bel Air, Helicopter

LA City Fire Crews Bring Getty Fire Under Control

Posted Sep. 15, 2012, 9:11 am

Los Angeles City fire crews contained the Getty fire that started on Friday along the eastern side of the Sepulveda Pass along the 405 freeway consuming around 90 acres of dry brush in the canyons of Bel Air this weekend. Since there was no lightning in the area, arson has been suspected.

A sneak preview photo of Westside Neighborhood School's new mural taken before the panels were covered for the unveiling this Thursday.

News, Los Angeles, Art, Schools

Westside Neighborhood School To Unveil Ed Massey Mural On Thursday

Posted Sep. 5, 2012, 3:10 am

Westside Neighborhood School will officially unveil artist Ed Massey’s “Syncopation” mural on its campus this Thursday, Sept. 6. Students, parents, faculty and staff are delighted and proud to be at a school with such an exciting, visually stimulating exterior.

The 30th anniversary celebration of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial was celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl, which was led by John Williams as he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity, Film, Los Angeles Philharmonic

John Williams Delights With His Biggest And Best Loved Hits At The Hollywood Bowl

Posted Sep. 5, 2012, 2:10 am

For the fifth year in a row, America’s most accomplished composer John Williams embraced the Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights as he teamed up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to present some of his biggest and best loved movie hits.

Dodger Luis Cruz celebrates after scoring in the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Monday, September 3 in Los Angeles.  The Dodgers won in the 11th inning 4-3.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Dodgers, Thinkcure!, Cancer

Think Dodgers, Think No More Cancer, Think Cure!

Posted Sep. 4, 2012, 4:05 pm

Think Cure! The official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, held a massive fundraising effort designed to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars by auctioning Dodger memorabilia in order to help fund cancer research at the City of Hope and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Labor Day weekend.

An estimated 15,000 music lovers attended the "street fest" at the Sunset Strip Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Los Angeles, Music

Sunset Strip Music Festival Rocks The Famed Music Strip

Posted Aug. 29, 2012, 2:51 am

A sealed-off Sunset Strip filled to capacity on Saturday, Aug. 18 as an estimated 15,000 revelers took part in the fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. The strip was closed between San Vicente and Doheny with an stage at each end for its “street fest,” which was the final day of the three day celebration of music.

John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl this Labor Day weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday night.

Los Angeles, Music, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Composer John Williams Returns To The Hollywood Bowl This Weekend

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, 2:34 am

With his memorable scores, John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl this Labor Day weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Marilyn Manson will perfom on the Sunset Strip Music Festival outdoors west stage today from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Los Angeles, Music, Food

Marilyn Manson To Headline Today's Sunset Strip Music Festival

Posted Aug. 18, 2012, 2:27 am

The three-day Sunset Strip Music Festival concludes today with the all-day street fest that will be headlined by Marilyn Manson.

News, Los Angeles, Transportation, Santa Monica, 405 Freeway

Carmageddon Weekend On September 29-30 Creeps Closer

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, 2:04 am

Starting this weekend, 64 Changeable Message Signs (CMS) located on most Los Angeles County freeways will begin displaying information about the upcoming closure of the San Diego Freeway (I-405).

Ray Garcia of FIG (from left), Raphael Lunetta of JiRaffe, Josiah Citrin of Melisse, and Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire will take part in two culinary events in Santa Monica tonight as part of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Food

A Run Down Of Food & Wine Festival Events This Weekend

Posted Aug. 10, 2012, 1:59 am

Bringing together restaurants, chefs, winemakers, mixologists, entertainers, and foodies, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival that started Thursday will continue through Sunday with events in Downtown LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica.

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