SAMOHI Students Take 3rd Place in World Cup Competition in Nigeria
Seven tired, but exhilarated, Santa Monica High School ROP (Regional Occupational Program) students and their two teacher/advisors took third place worldwide, representing the United States in the 2008 SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) World Cup Competition. Team Nigeria took the first place title, with South Korea coming in second, and Team Singapore taking fourth place.
The SAMOHI SAGE team, represented by students Alberto DePablo, Jessie Chan, Tenzin Chodak, Sonam Chodak, Jasmine McClain, Monica Choo, and Jane Beck, along with teacher/advisors, Teri Jones and Anita Kemp, recently won the 2008 state championship, which was the third consecutive year that SAMOHI has taken this title. At the end of May, the team captured the SAGE National Title in Cincinnati, Ohio, qualifying them to compete for the United States in the World Cup Competition in Nigeria.
“This year’s SAGE group put Santa Monica High and our entire school district on the world map,” said Board President Oscar de la Torre. “They exemplify our vision of creating a world-class public school system. The students, Samohi staff, and parents deserve credit for a job well done.”
For more information, visit the team’s blog: samosage2008.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunday-july-27-2008-today-is-our-first.html.
ECO-CHIC STORE, THE GREEN LIFE, OPENS ON MAIN STREET
The Green Life, the freshest retail store of the eco-friendly variety, just opened at 2409 Main Street last Thursday, July 24th. The Green Life sprung from owner Scott O’Brien’s move toward a more eco-conscious lifestyle and his yearning for a one-stop shop for lifestyle and home products made of organic or eco-friendly materials. “I had been taking increasingly more steps to living a lifestyle that was kind to the environment. I saw how easy it was and wanted to create a store where people would be encouraged to do the same by finding everything they need for their home and body, without sacrificing quality or the planet.” He sought to create a place where locals and tourists alike could pop in for basics like plant-based dishwashing soap and recycled plastic razors while also enjoying unique gift items like organic cotton baby clothing, scented soy candles, dog toys and hand-made, recycled glass dishware.
The Green Life is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (except Tuesday, which is by appointment only), and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
YogaWorks Hosts FREE “Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors” Workshop
YogaWorks Westwood studio is hosting a special “Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors” workshop led by skilled instructor Beth Sternlieb, whose specialty is teaching therapeutic Iyengar Yoga to breast cancer survivors experiencing continual fatigue. This workshop is suitable for students who have finished their medical treatments and are eight weeks past surgery.
Saturday, August 2, 2008 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 1256 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles. For more information please call Nikki Soto Affleck at 949.631.7408 or visit yogaworks.com.
PACIFIC PARK DONATES ORIGINAL FERRIS WHEEL HUB SIGN TO SM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier donated a historical piece of its original world-famous Ferris wheel, one of the two center hub signs, to the Santa Monica Historical Society. With their Pacific Wheel inscription, the hub signs measure six feet in diameter and have adorned the Ferris wheel since Pacific Park opened in May 1996.
In an informal ceremony led by Jeff Klocke, Director of Marketing at Pacific Park, the artifact was presented to representatives of the Santa Monica Historical Society including Jean McNeil Wyner, President; Misti Kerns, Board Member; and Ho Nguyen, Director.
“The Pacific Wheel has been an incredible source of pride for the City. Pacific Park’s donation of the center hub sign represents our desire to preserve a distinct part of Santa Monica history,” said Klocke