Briefs

Victorian hosting Free Arts Day

Free Arts Los Angeles has announced Free Arts' Fun Day 2015, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Victorian, 2640 Main St., in Santa Monica. This annual fundraising event helps Free Arts bring hope and empowerment to abused, neglected, homeless and impoverished children by providing year-round creative arts programs... Read more →

Briefs

Ocean Park Association meeting set for June 8

The public is invited to wear red, white and blue to the June meeting of the Ocean Park Association to participate in a discussion of the Santa Monica Main Street 4th of July Parade presented by the Ocean Park Association. The event, on June 8, will be from 7 - 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Joslyn Park, 633 Kensington Road. There will... Read more →

Public

SMMUSD eyes budget surplus for 2015-16

Maybe the Santa Monica-Malibu school district's financial outlook isn't so gloomy after all — at least for now. The district has a projected surplus of $1.07 million in its unrestricted general fund for the 2015-16 school year, according to figures reviewed by the Board of Education during its May 27 meeting. The latest calculation... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Public Library rings in musical summer

Starting Saturday, June 6, the library will be filled with music with summer reading themes of “Read to the Rhythm” (for kids) and “Play, Dance, Read” (for teens). To kick off the 2015 Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program, families are invited to a special concert featuring the Mark Twain Ringers at the Santa Monica Public Library,... Read more →

Public

Franklin Elementary dedicates bench to Jeffrey Hughes

Those who knew Jeffrey Hughes Jr. spoke of his love of Legos and all things Star Wars, of his strong spirit, of his enthusiasm for life. But the friends and family members who shared their memories of the late Franklin Elementary School student also highlighted his friendly personality and how it saddened him to see other children playing... Read more →

News

Santa Monica surgeon seeks to repair bodies, restore spirits

Maybe there’s someone who was bullied as a child for being heavy, dropped the weight later in life and now wants to get rid of excess skin. Perhaps there’s a woman who had breast cancer and is now seeking an update to previous surgery that isn’t covered by insurance. Michael Zarrabi believes these kinds of operations can be... Read more →

Crime

Burglary suspects found with key to stolen BMW (crime watch)

On May 23 at about 4:35 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a residential burglary in the 500 block of Alta Avenue. A witness to the burglary saw three male Hispanic subjects wearing dark clothing entering and leaving the residence. About an hour later, an alert citizen called the Santa Monica Police Department to report... Read more →

Briefs

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium announces June events

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to enjoy an evening of magnificent deep-sky images, including star clusters, planetary nebulae, and even a bright supernova remnant. The planetarium's June schedule also offers an opportunity to gaze at the Moon and Saturn through telescopes. The feature shows and the evening... Read more →

News

SMC musical theater group presents ‘Comedy Tonight!’

The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a musical theater revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present. The workshop, a co-production of the SMC Theatre Arts and Music... Read more →

Briefs

St. Matthew’s Music Guild season finale set

On Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m., St. Matthew's Music Guild concludes its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades with a program featuring The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew's in Mendelssohn's Suite from the Incidental Music for Shakespeare's “Midsummer Night's Dream.” The program also includes two choral masterpieces: Franz Joseph Haydn's Te... Read more →

Briefs

Rusty’s fundraiser to benefit Church in Ocean Park

Forty-three years ago, Reverend Jim Conn, went to the United Methodist Bishop and made a deal. The historic church building at the corner of 2nd and Hill was a sorry place indeed. The congregation had been dying off for years and it was a mere skeleton of a church. Conn cut a deal with the Bishop who guaranteed two years' salary to get... Read more →