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LOS ANGELES George Lucas to break ground on LA's Museum of Narrative Art "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is visiting a galaxy on the edge of downtown Los Angeles to break ground on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The institution, scheduled to open in 2021, is envisioned as not just a repository for "Star Wars"... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On February 28, at about 10:31 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Yale Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a male subject with his pants down exposing himself. Officers arrived and detained the subject nearby. Officers learned the reporting party/victim walked out of a medical building holding her child. The victim... Read more →

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Santa Monica names new police chief

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — City Manager Rick Cole has selected Cynthia Renaud as the next Santa Monica Police Chief. Renaud has served as Chief of Police for the City of Folsom, California for the last seven years where she led the police force in both property and violent crime reduction during her tenure. Chief Renaud is not new to the... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 3, at about 3:52 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 2000 block of Main Street regarding a subject in possession of an illegal weapon. Upon arrival, officers located the subject walking on the sidewalk. The subject was in possession of a knife in his front pant pocket. The subject was detained for an... Read more →

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Briefs

Venice Gastrointestinal Screenings For Underserved Individuals It’s Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Awareness Month, a time to remind ourselves of the importance of getting screenings for early detection of colon and rectal cancers. On Saturday, March 17, starting at 8 a.m., Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles in conjunction with Venice... Read more →

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Briefs

Venice Transient Charged with Shooting at Venice Bar A homeless man has been charged with shooting a man during an argument at a Venice bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Robert Leo Mewhorter faces one count of attempted murder with allegations of use of a handgun and causing great bodily injury. The... Read more →

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What’s the Point: ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Saturday is the traditional drink till your sick day. It’s another one of those amateur nights when “everyone’s a little Irish!” – at least so the bars say because it’s a good excuse to drive drink sales. In my younger days standing in line to drink green beer was something to do with a group. Being an adult now means that I’ll... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On February 28, at about 12:20 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding several subjects trespassing on the freeway in the 1300 block of the I-10 Freeway. Several subjects were seen hoping a fence onto the freeway embankment. Upon arrival, officers saw as subject sitting on the embankment and drinking from a vodka... Read more →

Briefs

Briefs

Citywide United Way of Greater Los Angeles Launches Everyone In Campaign to Make Promise of Ending Homelessness in L.A. County a Reality Hundreds of people – including Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. Rams Hall-of-Famer Eric Dickerson, NBC’s Jon Huertas and United Way’s Elise Buik – joined together at... Read more →

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1968 LA school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teens

Participants in a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish that ended up prompting a wave of Mexican-American youth activism say they hear echoes of their demonstrations in the voices of outraged students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people... Read more →

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Trump’s visit to California comes amid frayed relations

Donald Trump is coming — at last — to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president. This is turf he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016. He has mocked its judges for blocking his agenda, sued over its lax enforcement of immigration laws and threatened to pull... Read more →

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Students shine in Stairway of the Stars series

Students from the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will display their musical prowess during Stairway of the Stars, a concert series that will run throughout the week. The cream of the SMMUSD performing crop will participate in the series consisting of choir, band, and orchestra concerts with special guest conductors for each... Read more →