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Airplane Crashes at Santa Monica Airport

A small plane crashed at the end of the runway at Santa Monica airport, trapping the pilot inside.

The small plane took off and circled back making a crash landing at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sunday August 2 according to Santa Monica firefighters, crashing near homes and office buildings that were next to the runway.

Firefighters then sprayed down the single engine Long EZ plane with fire-retardant foam putting out a small fire from impact.

According to Santa Monica authorities the pilot was removed from the cockpit and then taken to a nearby hospital, suffering moderate to serious injuries.

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Saint Anne School Receives 2009 Best of Santa Monica Award

Saint Anne School has been selected for the 2009 Best of Santa Monica Award in the Religious Schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

Saint Anne School is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Catholic elementary school located at 20th Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. Saint Anne School was founded in 1908, and has provided a quality education for working families for over 100 years. Saint Anne School prides itself on its record of academic achievement and has unusual enrichment programs in science and music.

Saint Anne School serves as the site for a pilot science program known as P.S. Science, designed and staffed by neighboring Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences. In P.S. Science, students in grades 1-4 receive hands-on science instruction. In addition, Saint Anne School has partnered with the UCLA School of Engineering for middle school science enrichment.

Saint Anne School also has a unique music enrichment program, staffed by faculty from Crossroads School for the Arts and by music educators from the Westside Music Foundation and the Music Teachers’ Association of California, West Los Angeles Branch. Every Saint Anne School student, from Kindergarten through 8th grade, receives weekly one-hour instrumental music instruction, including instruction in Orff, a method of percussion and music education instruction, as well as instruction in recorder, music appreciation and guitar.

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Benefits of Acupressure & Tuina Bodywork

Learn the basics about this ancient Chinese healing modality. Observe an acupressure demonstration on the back using techniques that can be applied to friends and family. Limited seating. Call to RSVP: 310.917.2200. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Tao of Wellness, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. , 1131 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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