News

Diversity, culture, and laughter comes to Santa Monica

    A new play performed explores the intersection African-American and Jewish culture, embodied by the solo performer, Rain Pryor. Pryor spent her childhood in both Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, and now lives in Marina Del Rey. “Being back in the city brings back many memories. I love driving down Lincoln Blvd,... Read more →

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States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, California and Washington state. Adults, including the elderly, and... Read more →

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City Manager puts a price on marketing: $350,000

  After a surprising debate on the merits of digital outreach, the City Council approved a three year contract with a global firm for strategic communications and outreach services this week totaling $350,000. “We’re a 650 million dollar operation and we shouldn’t be nickel and diming our communications strategy.” City... Read more →

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Powerful storm pelts California and brings risk of flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm hit California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaited a rains that forecasters said could be the strongest in years if not decades. Rain, accompanied by heavy winds, pelted the San Francisco Bay Area, where Marin and Napa counties... Read more →

Crime

Stolen vehicle is found on 4th St

On February 9, at about 2:57 a.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of 4th Street regarding suspicious persons loitering in a carport. Officers arrived and saw a subject exiting the rear of a Jeep Cherokee.   The subject walked out and met up with two other subjects. As officers approached the subjects, one of the subjects ran off.... Read more →

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Activities canceled to prevent stomach virus

  The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District is suspending some extracurricular activities as a result of the ongoing virus outbreak. District officials sent a letter to parents this week announcing the temporary suspension of optional group activities. The ban covers activities like dances or field trips but doesn’t extend... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Public Library presents Stop Senior Scams

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library presents Stop Senior Scams on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 P.M. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room. This delightful revue is written and performed by an all-senior cast and hosted by two retired judges. It alerts the audience to criminals and unscrupulous businesses that prey on seniors and teaches... Read more →

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests being held across US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital closed for the day. A string of grocery stores in Chicago shut their doors. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy and its... Read more →