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Susan Cloke, Columnist

Planning Commission, Development, Opinion, Santa Monica

What Say You? Santa Monica Residents & The Zoning Ordinance

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:54 am

The Santa Monica Planning Commission, concerned about resident opposition to the current redline version of the proposed new zoning code, called a Town Hall Meeting at Lincoln Middle School for the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 19.

For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries.

News, Santa Monica, Library

For Fifth Year In A Row, Santa Monica Public Library Earns A Top, Five-Star Rating

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:51 am

For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library has earned top marks from Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries – the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating.

The unique holiday program offers discounted hotel rates to Santa Monica residents through Jan. 23, 2015.

News, Santa Monica, Tourism, Hotels

Santa Monica Extra Bedroom Campaign Launches For Santa Monica Residents

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) has launched its Santa Monica Extra Bedroom campaign that's now available to Santa Monica residents through Jan. 23.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Pro-Ponies Petition Reaches Nearly 1,300 Signatures

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:39 am

Dear Editor, I am the attorney representing Tawni Angel and her company in the lawsuit against the protestors at the Main Street Farmer’s Market, but this letter is not about the lawsuit. It’s about the ponies.

Les Mills and 24 Hour Fitness will open the world’s first permanent IMMERSIVE FITNESS studio located within the 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport club in Santa Monica.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

High-Tech Immersive Fitness Studio Opens In Santa Monica At 24 Hour Fitness Today

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:33 am

Les Mills is teaming up with 24 Hour Fitness to open the world’s first permanent Immersive Fitness studio in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Police Department, Lapd

Largest Cadet Class In Los Angeles Police Department's History To Graduate Today

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:55 am

The Los Angeles Police Department will graduate the largest cadet class in the program's history during a ceremony taking place at the University of Southern California's Galen Center today.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Seven Day

American Music Awards To Be Held Sunday, Iggy Azalea Leads Nominations List

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:50 am

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will carry a leading six nominations into Sunday's presentation of the American Music Awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams each have five.

Santa kicked-off the season at Santa Monica Place’s Tree Lighting Ceremony held in Center Plaza on Thursday.

News, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Downtown Santa Monica Kicks Off Holiday Season With Tree Lighting

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 1:37 pm

Downtown Santa Monica kicked-off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony at Santa Monica Place on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 20.

Santa kicked-off the season at Santa Monica Place’s Tree Lighting Ceremony held in Center Plaza on Thursday.

News, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

Santa Claus Arrives In Santa Monica To Light Tree At Santa Monica Place

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 11:26 am

Santa ushered in the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Santa Monica Place's Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Volunteers with Gobble Gobble Give will prepare meals for Santa Monica’s homeless on Thanksgiving.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Homelessness

Santa Monica Locals Set Out To Feed The Homeless This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:48 am

Fifteen years ago, Barry Walker served meals to homeless people in need and told his friends about it. Now, people are following in his footsteps through Gobble Gobble Give in cities across the country, including Santa Monica, New York, and Las Vegas, and he expects more to come.

Bubar’s Jewelers owner Bill Bubar (left) and jeweler Leonel Zepeda. The family-owned business has been serving the Santa Monica community since 1945.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Bubar’s Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee: 70 Years Of Service In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:46 am

With an intriguing family history that dates back to Santa Monica merchant days in 1945, Bubar’s Jewelers is celebrating 70 years of business success and has the owner and jeweler sparkling with pride.

Dr. Angela Vassallo, Director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, addresses Rotary members.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

VIDEO: Santa Monica Rotary Gets Up To Speed On Ebola

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:43 am

In line with Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self,” the passion and recognition of outstanding international health workers in regards to the Ebola outbreak was front and center at last Friday’s Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathering.

Roberta Koz Wilson founded Audrey’s Cookies with 10 percent of retail purchases being donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Homemade Cookies Donates To Starlight Children’s Foundation

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:42 am

A scrumptious win-win situation has arrived in all Whole Foods locations in Santa Monica, as well as stores in the Pacific Southwest region. There is now a way to enjoy the essence of homemade cookies, contribute to a worthy cause, and take part in a family legacy.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Council Should Act On Ride-Sharing Apps Before It’s Too Late

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:37 am

Dear Editor, In 2011, the City Council passed the Santa Monica Taxi Franchise law that at the time took almost 300 rouge taxis off of our streets with the intent of making the streets safe for pedestrians especially near busy venues like the Third Street Promenade.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer's Daughter To Serve As Miss Golden Globe At Jan. 11 Ceremony

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:22 am

Greer Grammer, the 22-year-old daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer, was named tonight to serve as Miss Golden Globe at the Jan. 11 awards ceremony.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Government

Immigration Activists Gather In Los Angeles In Response To Obama's Executive Order

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:17 am

Immigration activists will gather in downtown Los Angeles today in response to President Barack Obama's executive order aimed at protecting millions of people living in the country illegally from deportation.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

Santa Monica residents addressed Santa Monica Planning Commissioners on Wednesday night at a Town Hall meeting regarding the Zoning Ordinance Update – currently in a proposed “redline” form to show proposed changes – that will spell out what can be built in the city for decades.

News, Planning Commission, Development, Santa Monica

Town Hall Zoning Meeting Packs Lincoln Middle School Auditorium

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:52 am

More than 200 Santa Monicans filled the Lincoln Middle School Auditorium Wednesday night to face the Planning Commission and discuss zoning issues and the recently released ordinance that outlines development guidelines for the city.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Community Challenged To Raise Funds To Match $100,000 Contribution

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:31 am

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. earlier this month announced that it is challenging the Santa Monica and Malibu communities to raise funds to match its $100,000 contribution to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF).

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Roosevelt Elementary School To Rally To Reduce Waste This Friday

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:29 am

For the first time in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District history, students at Roosevelt Elementary School are up to the challenge to reduce their lunchtime waste. They're kicking off their participation in Grades of Green's Trash-Free Lunch Challenge this Friday, now in its fourth year, with a "Prep Rally" to motivate and inspire students to make a positive impact on their environment.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Challenging Promenade Shoppers To Fight

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:22 am

Santa Monica police arrested a man but later released him after challenging passersby on the Third Street Promenade to fight on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Obituary, Santa Monica, Film

Hollywood Director Mike Nichols Dies Age 83

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:58 am

Mike Nichols, who directed such landmark films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate" and who was among the few to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, has died. He was 83.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Knock Down Attic Fire In 30 Minutes

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 11:21 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a house under major renovation at 2311 La Mesa Dr. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11:29 am.

Izzy.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Izzy & Chloe

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:51 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Izzy and Chloe.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation To Host Benefit Auction At Lexus Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:47 am

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation will host its 2nd Annual LA Initiative Benefit Auction at Lexus Santa Monica this Thursday, Nov. 20.

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