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Santa Monica chefs recognized by James Beard Foundation

Two Santa Monica Chefs have been nominated for the prestigious 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards. Rustic Canyon Chef Jeremy Fox has been nominated for his recent cookbook On Vegetables and as Best Chef in the West (CA, HI, and NV). Miles Thompson, Chef at Michael’s has been nominated as Rising Star Chef of the Year. According to the... Read more →

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Local architects celebrate 20 years in Santa Monica

From a home Adelaide Drive near the Pacific Palisades to the new Vice Media offices in Venice, the architects at March Studio have left their mark on the places where Santa Monicans visit, live and learn across the west side. Whether you sent your children to the Growing Place or shopped at Fred Segal, chances are you have walked through a... Read more →

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Report: Democrats would need huge wave to win US House

A report released Monday suggests Democrats might have to temper their enthusiasm about climbing back to power during this year's midterm elections. To win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats would need a tremendous electoral wave not seen in more than 40 years to overcome Republican advantages from gerrymandered... Read more →

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SMC saves millions after incentivizing faculty retirements

A one-time incentive program to encourage early retirement will save Santa Monica College (SMC) millions in long-term costs according to a presentation at the recent Board of Trustees meeting. The Board evaluated the Supplemental Retirement (SRP) plan this month to see how much money SMC has been saved since implemented last year. Chris... Read more →

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Winner take all? Not if Electoral College critics win cases

When Donald Trump won more than 52 percent of the Texas vote during the 2016 election, he pocketed all 38 of that state's Electoral College votes just as Hillary Clinton, who won California with 61 percent of the vote, swept up all 55 of that state's electors. It's a winner-take-all system used by 48 states that critics hope to have... Read more →

Briefs

Fire Consumes Vacant Santa Monica Home

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 8:56 p.m. Santa Monica Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at 918 22nd Street. The first Engine Company arrived 5 minutes and 28 seconds later and found a vacant one-story residential home well involved with fire. Firefighters mounted an aggressive interior attack on the fire and simultaneously... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 15 at about 4:06 p.m. Officers responded to Bloomingdales – 315 Colorado Blvd – regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers met with Loss Prevention Staff. Officers learned a male subject entered the store and was monitored by Loss Prevention Staff. The subject selected a pair of headphones – ‘Beats by Dre’- from the... Read more →

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Introducing Santa Monica’s Dolphins

Dark clouds swarm over Dodson Middle School's grass field, where Santa Monica’s rugby team, the Dolphins, played their fourth game of the season this month. They travel from Santa Monica all the way to Palos Verdes, California, to play — an hour-long drive. The crowd mostly consists of family members coming to watch the... Read more →

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Local cooking school finds recipe for success

Pastry chef Clemence Gossett is a tour de force at the Wednesday farmers market. The Paris native and Santa Monica resident expertly weaves through the crowd to familiar stands where the farmers and bakers know her by name. Recently, a small group followed her path, eagerly listening as she picked up a loaf of bread and described its journey... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On March 14, 2018 at about 5:50 a.m. While conducting a periodic check in parking Structure #9 – 1136 4th Street – officers located a subject camped out with his property strewn around. The subject did not have a vehicle parked in the lot. A computer check of the subject revealed several outstanding warrants for his arrest. The subject... Read more →

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KBUG

Week of March 26, 2018 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of March 26, construction will be taking place on 16th St between Pico Blvd and Ocean Park Blvd, 14th St between Pearl St and Ocean Park Blvd, and Maple St between 14th St and 16th St. Parking on these streets may temporarily be impacted. Please contact Robert... Read more →

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Soundwaves concert

On Wednesday April 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library hosts a publication concert for Elana Mann and John Burtle's new anthology "Propositional Attitudes: What Do We Do Next?" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Published by the acclaimed... Read more →

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Dockwalker Training through May across SoCal

The statewide Dockwalker program continues its multi-year boater-education efforts with five free local Dockwalker workshops March through May. Dockwalkers increase boater awareness about clean and safe boating practices, thus improving the recreation experience in California while helping to preserve its wildlife habitat and water quality.... Read more →