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In taking on ‘Solo,’ Ehrenreich faced an unenviable task

Thandie Newton jokes that there might be something off about Alden Ehrenreich — because how else could he take on the pressure-filled role of Han Solo with so much ease? "Every week, I was expecting a call that Alden had had a nervous breakdown and wouldn't be coming to work on Monday," Newton, who plays the tough thief Val in "Solo: A... Read more →

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Review: In ‘Ibiza’ a summer comedy, streaming at home

So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season's release schedule, and one of the more promising candidates — "Ibiza," starring the terrific Gillian Jacobs and the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Vanessa Bayer — isn't playing in theaters but is... Read more →

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Review: Author unravels new view of Cinderella story

"All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother" (William Morrow), by Danielle Teller Have you ever considered the beloved fairy tale of Cinderella from the perspective of the evil stepmother? What if she wasn't wicked at all, but a loving woman who cared deeply for all of her children? Danielle Teller's debut novel, "All... Read more →

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Gallery opening

bG Gallery has officially moved from Bergamot to a new location on Ocean Park. Celebrate the new Gallery space on Saturday, March 26 with a special group exhibition titled “Circular.” Guest artist Ray Ford will be featured. An accomplished wood carver, Ford has been creating art for over 85 years. He received a pocket knife for his... Read more →

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The Pier to kick off summer with new ocean sports festival

Surf, sand, and sun will take center stage at a free beach extravaganza called Pier 360 debuting June 23 and 24 at the Santa Monica Pier. The two-day event will include 13 ocean sports competitions, a pop-up skate ramp, sand sculptures, a beer garden and live music. “There’s so much for people to do that if you showed up at 8 a.m. and... Read more →

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Rent Control budget up for discussion this week

The Rent Control Board (RCB) is an agency uniquely focused on the financial with analysis of expenses and revenues baked into their DNA. However, it will be their own cash flow up for discussion this week when the RCB meets to discuss their annual budget. After hearing an update on the current budget, the Board will consider is operating... Read more →

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Science and commercial satellites launched from California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles as it headed toward the South... Read more →

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Community Invited to Review Draft Homelessness Plan

City representatives in conjunction with the Malibu Homelessness Strategic Plan Community Advisory Group will present the City’s draft Strategic Plan on Homelessness for community review on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Strategic Plan is designed to improve the effective use of existing resources, align our local efforts... Read more →

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Driver Charged with DUI – Metro Train Collision

On April 23, 2018 Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Traffic Investigators filed charges on a suspect involved in a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a Metro Expo Line train. The suspect is identified as Anthony Manuel Beltran Sr., a 54-year old male from Waterford, Connecticut. The charges were filed with the Los Angeles County... Read more →

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7th Annual Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival

The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) is returning to Venice for its 7th annual event this coming May 25. Founder, Executive Director and Garifuna indigene, Freda Sideroff and her husband Dr. Stephen Sideroff, are excited and honored to once again be able to showcase a wide range of films and documentaries created by... Read more →

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More than 19,000 signatures gathered to support term limits

Advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to submit signatures in support of their effort to establish term limits for City Council. With petitions arriving up to the deadline, supporters said they had gathered more than 19,000 signatures in support of the proposal. If passed by voters in November, the measure would limit... Read more →

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George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that Stevens Jr. will be... Read more →

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US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will "add the sweet scent of summer" to letters. The 20 stamps depict watercolor... Read more →