Venice Health Care Vigil Wednesday

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000003807 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000003771 MoveOn members have organized a candlelight vigil for  “people suffering under the broken health care system.” On Wednesday, September 2, at 6 p.m. a vigil will be held at Lincoln and Rose According to organizers, the vigil will open “with moving words from Senator Ted Kennedy, who called this fight ‘the cause of my life.’” In addition,  stories... Read More

Progress Noted in Lincoln Place Talks

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000004932 StartFragment:0000002297 EndFragment:0000004896 The 15-year battle for Lincoln Place, one of the nation’s oldest, largest,  most historically significant and most beautiful affordable housing complexes may finally be approaching resolution. Since the early 1990s, residents of the Venice complex have opposed developers’ plans to remake it along more profitable lines. The following joint statement suggests... Read More

First, The Firefighters, Then the Red Cross

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000006481 StartFragment:0000002297 EndFragment:0000006445 After knocking down a fire that ravaged an apartment  building on 20th Street early Saturday morning, the  Santa Monica Fire Department called the  Red Cross. The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is now assisting the building tenants who were displaced by the fire. It is providing five of them with temporary housing at two local motor inns through Tuesday... Read More


Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000006147 StartFragment:0000002454 EndFragment:0000006111 By Ava Tramer Beaches Sunny and hot Highs: 72-82; Lows: 64-67 Inland Hot and clear Highs: 96-106; Lows: 63-68 Deserts Mostly sunny and hot Highs:105-114; Lows: 77-85; And Santa Monica… Too…hot…to…think…Thank… goodness…weather…will…cool… down…by…next…weekend…Need…cold…shower…icebath…frozen…drink…dress…made…of…ice… cubes…NOW…Going…to…search…for…said…items…now… – I... Read More

My Mother and Uncle Teddy

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000184 EndHTML:0000016580 StartFragment:0000002845 EndFragment:0000016544 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Desktop/BobbyShriver-Teddy.doc By Bobby Shriver Shriver remembers one of the last family gatherings of his mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver and his uncle Ted Kennedy. In mid-June Uncle Teddy came to my mother’s Hyannisport home for a drink before dinner. My family and I had just arrived from Santa Monica. Even... Read More

Senator Ted Kennedy Dies

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000004764 StartFragment:0000002296 EndFragment:0000004728 Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, died early  this morning at his home in Hyannisport, Mass., after a 16-month  battle with brain cancer. Known as the “Lion of the Senate,”he served 47 years, more than any other Senator except the late Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd of West Virginia.  But, more significantly,  he wrote more  important legislation than any... Read More

What’s a Democrat? Wednesday

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000005344 StartFragment:0000002294 EndFragment:0000005308 “What Does It Mean to Be Democrat?” will be the topic of a Santa Monica Democratic Club meeting on Wednesday, August 26. Is “Democrat”  a label we put on to be part of a group, or is there an obligation that comes with the title? Leigh Brumberg will lead the discussion. In addition,  Frank Gruber will talk about his new book, “Urban Worrier:... Read More

PCH = Parking Lot Today

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000003583 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000003547 According to KNBC News, a Eucalyptus tree fell across Pacific Coast Highway between Temescal Canyon and Sunset Boulevard this morning, blocking all traffic and   knocking out power to about 1200 customers. PCH became a parking lot  immediately, with cars, trucks and buses lined up for miles on both sides If the fallen tree, as well as jamming up the 10... Read More

Recalling the Generosity, and Smarts of Eunice Shriver

Share with othersTweet By Susan Estrich For The Philadelphia Inquirer She was the candidate’s sister, the former president’s sister, the wife of the former vice presidential candidate. Legend had it that she was smarter than any of them. I was nobody, 25, working on my first presidential campaign, the senior and junior woman in almost every meeting. I was, for want of any competition, in charge of what they used to call “women’s issues” in the campaign. She... Read More

Whither Ugg Boots

Share with othersTweet By Ava Tramer Beaches Partly cloudy Highs: 69-71; Lows: 60-62 Inland Mostly sunny Highs: 94-95; Lows: 60-64 Deserts Clear and hot Highs: 106-108; Lows: 77-80 And Santa Monica… Since our weather is even more boring and self-predictable this week than usual (highs between 69 and 71, lows between 60 and 62, partial sun and clouds, day after day after day after day), I will provide an instructive weather list for your benefit. Weather: The List. 1.Things... Read More