Samohi Presents Annual Spring Musical

Share with othersTweet The incredibly talented, extraordinarily versatile Samohi Theater students will open their production of a classic American musical, SOUTH PACIFIC, on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m., in Barnum Hall. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel, TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, by James A. Michener, the musical has been loved by generations of Americans.... Read More

Times Reports Rich Take Candy From Children

Share with othersTweet Once upon a time Scott Fitzgerald said to Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different.” Hemingway said, “Yes. They have more money.” According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, they’re also greedier. The rich really are different from the rest of us, scientists have found — they are more apt to commit unethical acts because they are more motivated by greed. People driving expensive cars were more likely than other motorists to cut off drivers... Read More

THE SCOOP ON FRESH & EASY

Share with othersTweet There will be a meeting tonight at 6:30 in the clubhouse in Douglas Park to discuss Tesco’s plans to open one of its Fresh and Easy grocery stores in the former Magnolia Video site on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Tesco has dominated the UK grocery business for some years. As it happens, Robert Gottlieb, who lives near the site Fresh and Easy would like to occupy, is a principal in the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute. In 2007, he and... Read More

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Share with othersTweet The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) will celebrate March as Women’s History Month and the 2012 National Women’s History Month theme of “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment” with a series of events throughout the City designed to support and spotlight women’s achievements, courage and creativity. Kicking off the month will be an opening reception hosted by the COSW on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., in... Read More

ON THE NOIR SIDE: TWO LECTURES

Share with othersTweet The Santa Monica Conservancy is presenting two free lectures during NoirFest Santa Monica, which began earlier this month and will run through March. Saturday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m., writer/historian Ernest Marquez will talk about his new book, “Noir Afloat: Tony Cornero and the Notorious Gambling Ships of Southern California,” and sign books in the Community Room, 3rd level, Santa Monica Place (behind Ozumo restaurant). Monday, March 12, at 6:30... Read More

SMC STUDENTS COMPETE IN KENNEDY CENTER FESTIVAL

Share with othersTweet For the first time in Santa Monica College history, an SMC student has qualified to compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship this April in the prestigious Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival’s national competition in Washington, D.C. In addition, also marking a first for the college, a student will be competing in the stage manager’s competition in the nation’s capital. Anthony Cloyd of Santa Monica, a theatre arts major at SMC, bested... Read More

2012 Homeless Count Data To Be Released

Share with othersTweet The findings of the City of Santa Monica’s 2012 Homeless Count will be presented to the public at the Social Services Commission meeting on Monday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the East Wing of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica. The presentation will include the overall count results, a brief analysis of key findings as compared to the 2011 results, and opportunities for members of the community to provide feedback on the... Read More

PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES MIRAMAR PROJECT A PASS

Share with othersTweet In the works for a couple of years, the “Miramar Revitalization” made its public debut at the February 8 Planning Commission meeting. A City planner introduced it. She was followed by a team from Ocean Avenue LLC, an affiliate of MSD Capital LP, which owns the Miramar, and is itself owned by Texas billionaires Michael and Susan Dell. In fact, the “revitalization” is a $300 million project in which virtually everything on the block occupied by... Read More

NEW MUSEUM OF FLYING OPENS

Share with othersTweet Once upon a time, the Museum of Flying and the Douglas Library, as conceived and assembled by David Price and staffed by former Douglas Aircraft employees, was one of the most compelling places in Santa Monica. But, for reasons that have never been adequately explained, the City shut it down some years ago. A new Museum of Flying will open Saturday, complete with the obligatory ribbon-cutting. We have no idea whether it will have the heft and reach of... Read More

THE HISTORY OF BLACK DANCE IN AMERICA

Share with othersTweet Following their sold out 2011 performances, Chester Whitmore and The Central Avenue Dance Ensemble will present A History of Black Dance in America tonight and tomorrow night at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club at 7:30 p.m.. The two-hour multi-media dance retrospective chronicles the history of African and African-American inspired social dances that have been popular in America since the 1800s. Historical dances included are Zulu, Work Songs, Cakewalk,... Read More