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News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:29 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier welcomes Paul Garnica as Food and Beverage Director for the two-acre amusement park.

Santa Monica High School’s Celia Daggy and Christopher Pak will perform with the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Orchestra at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

News, Samohi, Music, Santa Monica

Two Samohi Students Selected For All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica High School students Celia Daggy and Christopher Pak have been named to the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Usps

USPS Proposing Relocation Of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:57 am

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proposing the relocation of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office, 4766 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292, to a new location that has not yet been determined.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: The Common Sense City

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:49 am

Dear Editor, Every resident in our city has experienced frustration with some aspect or another of the city’s policies. Wonderful as it is, our city can improve in many different ways. What is needed is a common-sense approach, based on solving real-world problems. Some of these are physical and space-related issues. Others are related to the way projects are approved and built. Here are a few items we feel are important.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Deadline Approaches For Los Angeles Voters To Register For Nov. 4 Election

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:42 am

Monday is the deadline for Los Angeles voters to register for the Nov. 4 election. Registration forms can be completed online at

News, Santa Monica, Education, Lausd

Ramon Cortines To Assume LAUSD Interim Superintendent Role On Monday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:39 am

Ramon Cortines will begin his third stint leading the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday as he assumes the role of interim superintendent.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Galaxy To Honor Forward Landon Donovan At MLS Game Today

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:36 am

The Los Angeles Galaxy will honor retiring record-setting forward Landon Donovan today at his final regular-season Major League Soccer game at StubHub Center.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Found Dead In Franklin Canyon Area; Cause Of Death Unknown

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:33 am

A man was found dead Saturday in the Franklin Canyon area near the Hollywood Hills, authorities said.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Airport: Third Question For City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:49 am

The Santa Monica City Council members to be elected on Nov. 4, 2014 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Prop. 46: Voters Decide Who Might Get Rich, Stay Rich

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:47 am

Of all the issues in Proposition 46, an omnibus measure on next month’s ballot aiming to improve patients’ rights in several health care areas, money is the one that counts most.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

L.A. Elections May Change From Odd To Even-Number Years

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:42 am

A Los Angeles City Council panel on Friday backed shifting city elections from odd- to even-numbered years to coincide with federal and state balloting -- a change that could result in a one-time extension of the terms of office of the mayor, council members and other officials from four to five-and-a-half years.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Soap Opera Actress Pleads No Contest To Assault Charge

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:40 am

An actress who has appeared on the soap operas "One Life to Live'' and "Guiding Light'' pleaded no contest today to a felony assault charge stemming from a December 2013 run-in with a woman at a West Hollywood bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Considers Banning Parking Spaces App Known As MonkeyParking

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:34 am

Los Angeles is considering banning smart phone applications that allow users to auction off parking spaces, with council members saying today the practice amounts to "extortion.''

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Galaxy To Honor Landon Donovan Sunday

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:31 am

Fans are advised to arrive early Sunday when the Los Angeles Galaxy honors retiring record-setting forward Landon Donovan at his final regular-season Major League Soccer game at StubHub Center.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival This Sunday, Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica will host its “Flights of Wine” Wine & Jazz Festival this Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Santa Monica voters will decide on the local races of City Council, SMMUSD School Board, and SMC Board of Trustees on Nov. 4, 2014.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

Last Chance To RSVP For Santa Monica Mirror Election Forums Oct. 21/22

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Mirror, in collaboration with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, will present election forums on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Santa Monica resident John Bohn died age 93 on Saturday, Oct. 11.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: A Look Back On The Life Of John Bohn

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:15 am

As a man deeply revered in both the professional and personal realms of the Santa Monica community, John Bohn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11. He was 93.

A rendering of the seven-story mixed-use building proposed for 500 Broadway. Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to direct city staff to initiate the development agreement negotiation review process.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

500 Broadway Development Moves Forward For Review

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:13 am

Plans for the downtown Santa Monica block bordering Broadway and 5th Street have been approved for review, with City Council voting Tuesday to move forward with the development process for the site.

The future of Santa Monica Airport is a leading controversial issue heading to the ballot on Nov. 4.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Votes: Airport Issues, Measures D & LC

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:09 am

The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of Measures D and LC.

Santa Monica Symphony presents its landmark 70th season of free quality classical music concerts starting Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 70th Season; Perfomance Saturday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) will open its 70th concert season this Saturday, Oct. 18 at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Acclaimed pianist Gabriela Montera will make her New West Symphony debut this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Celebrates 20th Season With Performances This Weekend

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the opening Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary Season this weekend, which includes a show in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Locanda del Lago chef Gianfranco Minuz at a previous “Bite of the Beast” dinner. This month’s five-course event on Oct. 30 will feature an all-natural Muscovy duck menu.

Dining, Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Locanda Del Lago To Star Duck At Its “Bite Of The Beast” Series

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:00 am

Italian-restaurant Locanda del Lago on the Third Street Promenade continues its monthly series called “Morso della Bestia,” which translates to “Bite of the Beast,” on Thursday, Oct. 30 featuring an all-natural Muscovy duck menu.

Virginia Davis proudly wearing her pin “from the President” that a Secret Service agent gave to her when Obama visited Santa Monica on Oct. 9.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monican Celebrates 107th Birthday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:57 am

Perhaps Santa Monica’s oldest centenarian, Virginia Davis celebrated her 107th birthday on Thursday and attributes her longevity to simple living and an active lifestyle.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Medical Center Westwood To Hold Mock Ebola Exercise Today

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:51 am

What officials at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center are calling a "big exercise'' on diagnosing and treating patients with Ebola virus symptoms will be held today.

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