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LA County Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith.

Opinion, Beach, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Hero: Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith

Posted Jul. 27, 2013, 8:58 am

“Why be a lifeguard?” I asked LA County Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith. “I love going to work,” he said. “Having to be ready to perform every day and having the chance to work with so many different people. I love that it’s proactive work. Our goal is to stop the bad things from ever happening. We are there to help people, to make the beach safe for everyone, and to prevent accidents, injuries and deaths.”

Lester Breslow M.D.

News, Ucla, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Lifestyle

Hometown Hero: Dr. Lester Breslow (1915-2012)

Posted Apr. 29, 2012, 2:23 am

You may have seen Dr. Lester Breslow, a man in his 90s, taking his regular walk on the Boardwalk in Santa Monica. Breslow, a physician who pioneere...

Pancho Barnes, (1901-1975), born Florence Lowe to socialite Pasadena parents, joined 19 other women pilots, including the most famous woman aviator of the time, Amelia Earhart, as they took off from Santa Monica Airport. The women were flying in the first Women’s Air Derby.

Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist, Santa Monica Airport

Hometown Heroes: Pancho Barnes and Donald Douglas Sr.

Posted Apr. 2, 2012, 7:11 am

Pancho Barnes (1901-1975) joined 19 other women pilots, including the most famous woman aviator of the time, Amelia Earhart, as they took off from ...

The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, located at 18th and Arizona, was designed by John Byers.

Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Hero: John Byers, Santa Monica Architect

Posted Jan. 27, 2012, 10:38 pm

John Winford Byers, Santa Monica’s most important architect and builder in the period between WWI and WWII, told the Los Angeles Times on May 17,...

Barbara Stinchfield.

Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Hero: Barbara Stinchfield

Posted Dec. 31, 2011, 12:58 am

“I came to Santa Monica at a time of high activism in the City. There were many ideas being discussed and many people interested in the things I ...

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Heroes: Suffragists

Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 5:42 am

Meetings in public parks, speaking from makeshift platforms, using the media to get the word out - sound familiar? In 2011 it’s “Occupy Wall St...

Millie Rosenstein 1914 - 2011.

News, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica

Celebrate The Life Of Santa Monica Civic Leader Millie Rosenstein This Saturday, September 24

Posted Sep. 22, 2011, 7:13 am

The life of civic leader Millie Rosenstein, who died in August at the age of 96, will be celebrated this Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Broad ...

The Bainbridge Island dedication ceremony on Aug. 6, 2011.

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Heroes: Bainbridge Islanders

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 5:59 am

An hour in a day, dedicated to celebrating a story that started during WWII, healing old wounds and honoring an honorable community. In 1942 Bainb...

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist, Police Department, Wilshire Boulevard

What We Can Learn From Granny, Baby Attack

Posted Jul. 31, 2011, 3:20 am

A sunny, summer day, a good day for a grandmother to push her one year old grandchild in a stroller along Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Then...

Ernest Marquez

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica

Marquez Family's Legacy is Santa Monica's Foundation

Posted May. 31, 2011, 12:43 am

Ernest Marquez, the historian of the Marquez family, was born in 1924 at Mary Martin Hospital in Santa Monica. He grew up in the family home in San...

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Hometown Hero: Janet Salomonson M.D.

Posted May. 1, 2011, 3:00 pm

Santa Monica plastic surgeon Janet Salomonson will be in Guatemala this coming summer performing operations to correct the birth anomaly of cleft p...

Eileen Fogarty

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Planning Director's Unforgettable Achievements

Posted Mar. 25, 2011, 6:33 pm

“Values frame opportunities,” said Eileen Fogarty, speaking of why she came to Santa Monica in 2006 to lead the City through the process of cre...

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Mentoring Students to Find Meaning Through Music

Posted Feb. 26, 2011, 11:53 pm

Two students walked into music class at St. Anne School in Santa Monica. “They were bickering and calling each other names,” said Mayumi Kanaga...

Arcadia Bandin sits on the porch of her Ocean Avenue home in Santa Monica.

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Arcadia Bandini, Santa Monica Shaper

Posted Nov. 29, 2010, 12:37 am

I wish I could time travel, sit with Arcadia Bandin on the porch of her home on Ocean Avenue, and talk about her life. I would tell her that her g...

Opinion, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Anna Cummins

Posted Aug. 27, 2010, 3:14 am

Anna Cummins recalls, “The creek next to my house was my favorite place to explore. One day, following the creek far north of my house, I saw ho...

Ted Winterer

Opinion, Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero: Ted Winterer

Posted Jun. 24, 2010, 7:33 am

2010 will be the first time Ted, his wife, the designer Beck Taylor, their children, Eleanor and Steele, and their dogs will join the marchers. Fo...

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