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Helping kids find their inner beauty

LINCOLN BLVD. — The Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club lived up to its goal of being “a positive place for kids and teens” on Friday when it hosted a one-day camp with My Beauty, a company that seeks to promote self-esteem in teenage girls. “Our goal is to empower young girls and help them become successful... Read more →

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Looking to represent the Mid-City

MID-CITY — Sandwiched between the rail yard issues of the Pico Neighborhood and parking problem in the Wilshire-Montana area is a long strip of more than 25 city blocks where there’s been silence on the organized advocacy front for the residents who call it home. In a city where neighborhood activism is well alive with... Read more →

Crime

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Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:55 p.m., Santa Monica police officers were inside a restaurant in the 200 block of Wilshire Boulevard — California Pizza... Read more →

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Fire chief decides to leave post

DOWNTOWN — Fire Chief Jim Hone, who is credited with enhancing the Santa Monica Fire Department’s emergency preparedness following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, will retire in January 2010, he told his staff Thursday. Hone, who joined the SMFD in 1980 after spending six years in the United States Air Force, was promoted to fire... Read more →

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City Council changes speed limits

CITY HALL — Residents might want to refrain from driving with a heavy foot around town. The City Council on Tuesday adopted an ordinance establishing new speed limits at 14 locations in Santa Monica, a dozen of which will be reduced. The ordinance will become final upon a second reading at a future council meeting. The new speed... Read more →

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Happy hours at Barney’s Beanery

Editor’s Note: This is a series in which Daily Press writers overhear and observe happenings around Santa Monica. THIRD STREET PROMENADE — A street musician wails on the soprano sax outside Barney’s Beanery Wednesday evening. At 7 p.m., all the brightly striped outside booths are occupied by at least one person. A blond... Read more →

Briefs

Students are urged to clean up

School is looming ever closer, and the Department of Public Works hopes to teach kids an important lesson: Put trash where it belongs. The department is reminding parents and teachers about the importance of educating children to recycle and properly dispose of their litter. Throwing trash out of car windows or leaving candy, gum and food... Read more →

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Another candidate for Expo maintenance yard emerges

CITY HALL — There’s a new contender emerging in the small pool of possible maintenance yard locations for the Exposition Light Rail. That candidate is a roughly 13-acre chunk of land made up of two city blocks bounded by Colorado Avenue to the north, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Ninth Street to the west, and 11th Street to... Read more →

City Council

Animal rights activists rally against pigeon net

CITY HALL — Animal rights activists staged a small protest before the City Council meeting Tuesday in opposition to a plan to install netting underneath the Santa Monica Pier in an effort to prevent pigeons from fouling the waters. Their hope is to change the minds of city officials who just last month approved a $107,758 contract... Read more →

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Delivering music with a message

SM PIER — Tonight’s concert for the 25th Annual Twilight Dance Series brings together two artists whose music spans different continents yet project a similar message, a celebration of multi-cultural heritage and a nation’s diversity. Hailing from Israel, Idan Raichel introduces his unique music project to the pier. Called... Read more →