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Local pleads guilty to funding terrorism

SANTA ANA — Seven individuals, including one Santa Monica resident, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The seven allegedly raised funds for the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian-dissident group that was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by... Read more →

Briefs

Teen sex impacts drug education programs

School-based drug education programs for adolescents can have a long-term positive impact on sexual behavior in addition to curbing substance abuse, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday. Researchers found that young adults who had been exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention program as adolescents were less likely to engage... Read more →

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To the rescue

CITYWIDE — Whenever Daniel Salisbury comes across a bee hive while walking around Santa Monica, he doesn’t run for cover or call the authorities. Instead, the antique dealer and amateur bee keeper goes out of his way to collect them and relocate them to his property in Morro Bay. Why? It’s not to make money from their... Read more →

City Council

City Council divided on Pico library proposal

CITY HALL — When it comes to opening a new library branch in the Pico Neighborhood, there’s little question that the City Council is in support. As far as the exact location, the opinions are less than unanimous. Those differences came out Tuesday following a presentation by the Santa Monica Public Library about two... Read more →

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A day in the life

Linda Carter, a Santa Monica mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, begins sorting and casing letters and packages for delivery at 7:30 every morning. Hastily, she grabs the mail for her route and quickly looks through it. Deliberately, Carter runs her finger tips over every piece of mail before she divides it based on its... Read more →

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Swine flu breeds caution locally

DOWNTOWN — As cases of swine flu continue to be reported around the globe, Santa Monica residents are taking appropriate precautions, but are for the most part feeling healthy and safe, they said. Though there was some concern on Tuesday morning that the virus had reached Southern California, reports confirmed that swine flu was not the... Read more →

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Tattoo artist spreads self-help gospel at PYFC

PICO BLVD — Before an audience of largely black and Latino teenagers from Santa Monica High School, Mark Machado grabbed the mic and began his gospel. For the next 45 minutes, the world famous tattoo artist, who has left his mark on celebrities such as 50 Cent and Beyonce, captivated the sole attention of the crowd of young adults... Read more →

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Cinco de Mayo on wheels

Music, food and cars are the heart of Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebrating Mexican culture. Attended last year by over 2,000 people, the celebration is free and lasts from 1 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. The entertainment line-up includes Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco, a 10 piece salsa band called Bomba Chante and ballet folklorico... Read more →

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Race for the bay

The Los Angeles Marathon Group and Heal the Bay are teaming up to host three races on Sunday, combining running with environmental awareness. The fourth annual Santa Monica Classic includes two 5K races at 7:30 a.m. (one for runners under 21) and a 10K race starting at 8 a.m. The proceeds of the event go to Heal the Bay. In the past, the... Read more →

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City Hall settles fatal shooting

WILSHIRE BLVD — The family of a Los Angeles man who was shot and killed nearly three years ago by Santa Monica Police during a brief pursuit has received a $250,000 settlement from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against City Hall. The settlement, approved by the City Council earlier this month, concludes a two-year battle by the family... Read more →