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Management unveils new plans for the Miramar Hotel

Santa Monica’s oldest living landmark takes center focus in newly revealed plans for the Miramar Hotel’s massive redesign. The future home of FIG Restaurant, The Bungalow club, and many of the 312 luxury guest rooms and 60 residences look out on the sprawling branches of the Moreton Bay Fig. The owners, Ocean Avenue, LLC, filed the newest... Read more →

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SMC’s Corsair Market feeds food-insecure students

A long line of students snakes its way throughout the Santa Monica College campus every Wednesday around 2 p.m. Pupils of all ages have dark bags etched beneath their eyes, the toll of studying, midterms, and just trying to be a functional student making its mark on their well-being. With the balancing act of working to pay exorbitant rent... Read more →

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Major Plastic Pollution Legislation Clears First Hurdle

Legislation that begins confronting plastic microfibers, the most pervasive type of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways, cleared the powerful Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a 6-4 vote. The bill, AB 2379, by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) requires that all clothing made primarily of polyester include a label... Read more →

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Beyond Baroque reprises haiku readings

On Friday, March 16, Beyond Baroque reprised a 2010 reading of Kaiko haiku, free-style haiku not bound by the traditions of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, written in Japanese by internees of Japanese ancestry while incarcerated in assembly centers and American concentration camps during World War II. The Reverend John... Read more →

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Man surrenders after 3 hours 200 feet up Hollywood crane

Los Angeles authorities say a man spent about three hours 200 feet up a construction crane in Hollywood before surrendering. The man climbed the crane on Hollywood Boulevard Sunday afternoon and finally was taken into custody after 5 p.m. Wearing only shorts, the man at times dangled from cables and wrapped himself in a large American... Read more →

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Suspect shot and killed, officers hurt in Los Angeles chase

A stolen-car suspect was shot and killed by police and two officers were injured following a vehicle pursuit and then a foot chase Monday in Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting occurred after the suspect crashed an SUV and ran through a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, officials said. The injuries to both male officers... Read more →

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California bill would create health care price controls

California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly. The bill introduced Monday comes amid a fierce debate in the Capitol about rising health care costs. It's likely to draw intense opposition from physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. The measure by Democratic... Read more →

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A campus full of students has no specific active shooter plan

In 2013 a lone gunman killed five people in a shooting at Santa Monica College and despite first-hand experience with gun violence, the school has yet to develop a site-specific active shooter protocol for its latest satellite campus. The SMC Center for Media and Design opened last year and officials said safety is taken seriously at all... Read more →

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Los Angeles prosecutors reject 5 cases against James Toback

Los Angeles prosecutors said Monday that they will not bring criminal charges against writer and director James Toback in five sexual abuse investigations they have reviewed. The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. Documents released Monday by the Los Angeles County District... Read more →

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Olympians back California plan for disclosures on doctors

Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber says the measure could help protect women from abuse. Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill says... Read more →

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Football league controlled by fans will stream on Twitch

An indoor football league in which the fans call the teams' plays will have a major online platform. The eight-team Fan Controlled Football League will stream its games live on Twitch when it begins play next year, the league announced Monday. The two-year streaming deal is the latest step in the evolution of a league built for fans who... Read more →