St. John’s RNs Allege More Harassment

Share with othersTweet Registered nurses at Santa Monica’s St. John’s Health Center alleged last week that hospital officials are continuing to harass nurse activists even after being put  trial by the National Labor Relations Board  on charges that it violated RN rights. The RNs, who have been meeting with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, also unveiled a billboard on Santa Monica Blvd. between Brockton and Armacost calling on the hospital to adhere... Read More


Share with othersTweet By Ava Tramer Beaches Mostly sunny, with mid-week showers Highs: 60-72; Lows: 47-55 Inland Partly cloudy Highs: 58-81; Lows: 39-47 Deserts Mostly sunny Highs: 62-90; Lows: 47-61 And Santa Monica… Are you familiar with the letter “U”?  If so, this week’s weather will be easy for you to understand.  You see, we’ll start out at the top left of the U, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and mostly sunny clouds.  But then as... Read More

A Truly Local Museum

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000295 EndHTML:0000004297 StartFragment:0000002483 EndFragment:0000004261 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Thouugh%20Eli%20Broad%20is%20not%20%20scheduled%20to%20decide%20where%20his%20museum%20will%20be%20located%20for%20several%20months Though Eli Broad is not scheduled to decide where his museum will be located for several months (see story below), the smart money is on downtown Los Angeles. Whether or... Read More

Where is Walter Hopps When We Need Him?

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000170 EndHTML:0000008355 StartFragment:0000002362 EndFragment:0000008319 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Museun Say, “Broad…billionaire…2,000 works of art…world,” and almost everyone says, “Yes!” Almost everyone. What could be better? A world class museum…designed by a world class architect to house a world class  collection of  2,000 works of world class contemporary art... Read More

Dear council members

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000188 EndHTML:0000006838 StartFragment:0000002380 EndFragment:0000006802 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Dear%20council%20members I am truly sorry I cannot come and discuss with you the staff recommendations on the E.Broad Museum proposal in civic enter. Here are some of my thoughts: It seems that the opportunity for this to happen has passed. Mr. Broad is foraging in other places, and may not be interested... Read More

The Benefit That Isn’t

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000008831 StartFragment:0000002297 EndFragment:0000008795 The City of Santa Monica  regularly allows developers to violate zoning and other regulations in return for the  inclusion of what the City calls “community benefits” in their  projects. The so-called community benefits have included some affordable housing—often located off-site –  and open space that’s accessible to the public. It’s a... Read More


Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000004987 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000004951 By Ava Tramer Beaches Mostly sunny Highs: 68-74; Lows: 51-54 Inland Warm and partly cloudy Highs: 72-78; Lows: 45-48 Deserts Mostly clear and hot Highs: 81-86; Lows: 56-59 And Santa Monica… Spring has sprung, and it’s lovely to see! Mother Nature has sung a tune of pure jollity! The clouds are few, and the sky is blue, The sun is bright, with evenings... Read More

Red Cross Car Wash Benefits Disaster Victims

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000003692 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000003656 American Red Cross of Santa Monica volunteers will  hand wash and vacuum cars, trucks and SUVs on Saturday at Red Cross HQ, 1450 11th Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wash and vacuum is $8 for cars, and $13 for trucks and SUVs. Proceeds will replenish the chapter’s disaster response fund,. and its community preparedness and relief programs. Grilled hot dogs,... Read More

Reality TV: City Council

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000176 EndHTML:0000009895 StartFragment:0000002368 EndFragment:0000009859 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Reality%20TV Never mind the battling couples,  the loons, the believers and the misfits, the Santa Monica City Council leaves all of them in the shade. For inadvertent  comedy, tragedy — almost unbearable, surprises, high drama and slapstick, it can’t be beat. Though two Council members –... Read More

Students in Concert at Disney, Barnum

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000195 EndHTML:0000006689 StartFragment:0000002386 EndFragment:0000006653 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/The%20irony%20is%20overwhelming The irony is overwhelming. Days after the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District eliminated the elementary school music program, as part of its  budget slashing, two of Samohi’s most accomplished music  ensembles will perform in concert. The Santa Monica High... Read More