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Letter to the Editor

Re: "BIRD RIDER SUFFERS HEAD TRAUMA, etc" (May 16 SMDP) Your story says: "Shortly after the incident, Bird began sending free helmets to riders who requested one within the app." I made such a request, as soon as I joined my fellow Birds flying down the avenues, bike paths, and sidewalks of Santa Monica. As of yet, I have not received... Read more →

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Celebrate Local Youth Art and Activism

This Saturday afternoon, gather your friends and family to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Pico neighborhood at their semi-annual Pico Block Party under the theme: Empowering Youth Voices at the 18th Street Arts Center. The Pico Block Party series began last year to celebrate the launch of the organization’s online cultural... Read more →

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Former boyfriend of California blast victim arrested

A former boyfriend of a woman killed in a California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday. The arrest of Stephen Beal, 59, followed a search of his Long Beach residence by authorities, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement. He was... Read more →

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Original art sale

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore (AASMMS) in supporting state, local and national parks and beaches of the Santa Monica National Recreation Area on Sunday May 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calamigos Beach Club Restaurant, 26025 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. All are invited to attend this exciting new art... Read more →

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SMC Stages Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” May 18-27

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Theatre Arts and Music Departments will present "Into the Woods" May 18-27 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. The award-winning musical tells the tale of a magical quest to find the elements a childless couple needs to reverse the spells of folklore, myths, and urban... Read more →

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EEEEEATSCON returns this weekend

When food festival EEEEEATSCON came to Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in 2017, the success left people hungry for more. Now, a year later, the orders will be served and EEEEEATSCON will return to Barker Hangar on May 19. As designed by restaurant review site The Infatuation, EEEEATSCON aims to provide a spirited and diverse... Read more →

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Bird rider suffers head trauma in Wilmont car crash

A Bird rider was sent to the hospital with head trauma Monday after crashing with a car at the corner of 9th Street and Washington Avenue, according to Lt. Saul Rodriguez with the Santa Monica Police Department. Lt. Rodriguez did not have an update on the rider’s condition when he confirmed the incident to the Daily Press Tuesday. Lt.... Read more →

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SMMUSD to refine Master Plan for English Learners

The May 17 meeting of the Santa Monica Malibu School District will focus on curriculum and instruction with several items directly related to classroom activities including plans for English Learners, updates on American Cultures/Ethnic Studies requirements and new classes. The agenda also covers physical improvements to several... Read more →

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Lincoln Middle School celebrates long-awaited track and field

After months of delays, Lincoln Middle School's reconstructed track and field is finally up and running.  In a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Lincoln Middle School (LMS) on Tuesday, May 15, the new track and field was unveiled. Features of the freshly-built track and field include synthetic turf with environmentally-friendly cork infill, a... Read more →

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Wilmont Sycamore trees become Santa Monica Landmark

Two intertwined Sycamore trees in the front yard of a home on California Avenue have become the sixth and seventh trees to receive landmark status in Santa Monica after the neighborhood rallied to protect the native trees from any future development. In a 4-2 decision, the Landmarks Commission found the trees have “noteworthy interest or... Read more →

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LA River bridge will carry hikers, cyclists equestrians

Officials have broken ground on a project to build a bridge to carry pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians over the Los Angeles River between sprawling Griffith Park and a neighborhood on the eastern bank. The $16.1 million, cable-stayed bridge will span more than 300 feet. It will help connect equestrian stables in Atwater Village with... Read more →

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Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. But the Trump administration opposed the outcome reached by the high court at least in part because it could... Read more →

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Facebook opens up about efforts to scrub offensive content

Facebook believes its policing system is better at scrubbing graphic violence, gratuitous nudity and terrorist propaganda from its social network than it is at removing racist, sexist and other hateful remarks. Tuesday's self-assessment — Facebook's first breakdown of how much material it removes — came three weeks after Facebook tried... Read more →

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LA firefighters convince woman to come down from tree

A woman who spent the night in a tree in a Los Angeles park has finally come down. The woman descended a ladder shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, more than 11 hours after the Fire Department was called to Lanark park in the San Fernando Valley. Firefighters had set up an enormous air bag to prevent injury in case she fell, and firefighters... Read more →