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 →

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Local leaders to consider rent control reform

As proponents of a statewide voter-initiative gather signatures to put rent control reform on the November ballot, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board is considering a ballot measure of its own. If both measures are successful, the RCB would regain control over the monthly rate of thousands of apartments in Santa Monica. The Affordable... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On March 8, 2018, at about 3:48 Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Santa Monica Pier regarding an assault with a deadly weapon involving a male subject hitting a victim with a stick.  Officers observed the subject as he was attempting to flee the area.   The subject was detained for an investigation.  Officers... Read more →

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Local runners log impressive times in the Los Angeles Marathon

Nearly 24,000 runners traveled the 26.2-mile course of the Los Angeles Marathon this weekend and near the front of the pack were Santa Monicans Samuel Bradbury and Ingrid Walters. Bradbury, 37, finished the race in 2 hours 29 minutes and 56 seconds taking third in the amateur bracket. At a pace of about a 5.8-second mile, his time would... Read more →