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Council to look at options to enforce local election laws

The City Council will debate whether to pursue legislation that would give the state’s campaign finance watchdog power to enforce local election rules after the Huntley Hotel managed to funnel nearly $100,000 in illegal contributions without local detection. After a two year secret investigation, the Fair Political Practices Commission... Read more →

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SMMUSD approves plan to split in 50-year revenue sharing plan

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District has settled on an initial proposal that could eventually create a standalone Malibu School District. At the March 20 special board meeting, the two sides seemed to agree to a 50-year revenue sharing plan that would allow the two districts to operate independently of each other with the... Read more →

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Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to break it off

Fed up with Facebook? You're not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections. Even before that, users have considered... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 14, at about 7:14 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 900 block of Pico Blvd. regarding a battery that just occurred. The suspect was last seen walking westbound on Pico Blvd. Officers located the victim and suspect near the intersection of 6th Street and Pico Blvd. Officers learned the victim was walking... Read more →

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2018 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) Winners Announced

Celebrating its 23rd year, the Sustainable Quality Awards recognize local businesses that demonstrate excellence in sustainability. The annual awards ceremony and lunchtime event, which draws over 300 attendees from across the City, offers the Sustainable Power Hour, a top-notch, unique opportunity to network, enjoy gourmet small bites, and... Read more →

Briefs

Sometimes the road to health is a runway

On Friday March 23, Angel Flight West, a Santa Monica-based charitable aviation organization, will mark its 75,000th flight. Mark Donnelly will start up his Piper Meridian at Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose. His passenger will be 19-year-old Juan E. Juan has a genetic disorder, familial hypercholesterolemia, which can lead to... Read more →

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Annual ArtWalk lands at the Airport Saturday

Santa Monica Airport’s thriving arts community will welcome the public this weekend with the annual Airport ArtWalk. The annual event opens more than 60 studios/venues across nine buildings along an eight-block stretch of Airport Ave. between Bundy Dr. and 23rd Street. Cultural Affairs Supervisor Allison Ostrovsky said the Art Walk is... Read more →

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Review: Wes Anderson doesn’t stray with ‘Isle of Dogs’

There is an out-of-body melancholy that sets in about three quarters of the way through Wes Anderson's ninth feature "Isle of Dogs ." Yes, you will be inexplicably wrapped up in the drama of a gang of sickly stop-motion animated dogs who have been exiled to a trash island and are determined to get back to a life of cozy domesticity,... Read more →

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Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is cheer-at-the-screen fun

At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick "Pacific Rim," a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay closed? No, of course not. And, with sincere apologies... Read more →

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Discover The History: Indigenous Women In Our Community

On Saturday, March 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the Santa Monica History Museum will host a free panel discussing the role of indigenous women in our community yesterday and today. Participants in the panel will include: • Julia Bogany (Tongva) - Tongva educator and cultural affairs officer for the Gabrielino/Tongva Band of Mission Indians. •... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 7, at about 10:38 p.m. Officer responded to a radio call for service at the 2400 block of Centinela Avenue regarding an identity theft report.  Officers met with the reporting party/victim.  The victim indicated that someone had used her identity to open a credit card account and receive a cash loan.  The victim believed her... Read more →

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Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary

Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary. "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" traces the life of the preacher-turned-lawyer-turned-writer who became a central figure in the... Read more →