STOLEN $10 MILLION ART COLLECTION RECOVERED

Tweet LAObserved That $10 million art theft at the home of Santa Monica bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach has been solved — or at least he has gotten his artwork back and two men have been arrested. I guess rewards work when they are big enough. Gundlach had offered $1.7-million. From the LA Times: “The focus was on recovering the artwork, and it was all recovered,” Gundlach told The Times. “The thieves had worked on moving the property, but we were able to get... Read More

ASHGROVE MUSIC OFFERS LIFE SUPPORT FOR LITERACY

Tweet A benefit for Get Lit Players Keep Culture Alive for At-Risk Youth will be held Sunday, September 30th, 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the home and garden of Jan Goodman & Jerry Manpearl, 939 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica 90402. Donation: $15 Adults, $5 Students, Tickets Online at: www.ashgrovemusic.com The Get Lit Players have built a launch pad for literacy among at-risk youth with innovative programs that blend memorizing classic poetry and original free-form spoken-word slams.... Read More

MEET & GREET SELDON & WINTERER SUNDAY

Tweet To Friends and Members of Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors: We are committed to helping you meet the candidates during this most important election. As part of that effort, we have posted candidate information on our website–http://www.midcityneighbors.org/–and will be sending updates on Meet & Greet events on a regular basis. We hope you will pass on this information on. Sunday, September 30th, Council candidates, Bob Seldon and Ted Winterer, 3 to 5 p.m. Please... Read More

100,000 POETS AND MUSICIANS FOR CHANGE

Tweet Saturday, September 29th, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. At Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 100,000 Poets & Musicians will gather around the world to speak for change. In Venice, a special presentation at 8:00 PM by the Revolutionary Poets Brigade. A poetry panel. Poetry and Revolution: The Momentum Within the Movement. Arrive Early as Seating is Limited. escalatepeace@yahoo.com http://marklipman.blogspot.com www.casadepoesia.com http://poetsagainstwar.blogspot.com SHARETHIS.addEntry({... Read More

ARTMAGEDDON ON CARMAGEDDON II

Tweet They’re telling us to stay off the freeways this weekend, so let’s take to the streets…Walk, Bike, Metro to art in your neighborhood! On September 29 & 30, we’re throwing a citywide art party and celebrating the art happening all over Los Angeles. From the Valley to Pasadena, Santa Monica to Downtown, there is a lot going on and we want you to join us… Check out what’s happening at major institutions nearby or dig deeper and discover hidden... Read More

COUNCIL CANDIDATES TALK TO THE DISPATCH:II

Tweet Hannah Heineman Fifteen candidates are running for the four open seats on the Santa Monica City Council in the November 6 election. Two of 15 are incumbents. One is a former Councilman. Some have run previously and lost. The Dispatch asked each candidate the same questions. Gleam Davis, an incumbent and attorney, is seeking re-election because she said she “enjoyed her time on the City Council and gained insight and experience” that will help her move forward on... Read More

DEMS EXPLORE 2012 BALLOT MEASURES TONIGHT

Tweet Westside Democratic headquarters, on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, will be the site of a presentation, “What Voters Need to Know about the California Ballot Propositions 2012,” tonight, from 7 to 9 p.m. Assembly Member Mike Davis (not the very self-important writer Mike Davis), District 48, will discuss Proposition 36: Improves California’s Three Strikes Law, which he co-sponsored, Proposition 31: Overriding Public Health and Environmental Laws, and... Read More

GRACE. ELISABETH SUNDAY. ARCANA. BOOK SIGNING. TONIGHT

Tweet Arcana, gone to Culver City, but not forgot, will have a Book signing, Tuesday, September 25, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, With Photographer Elisabeth Sunday, and her new book,GRACE, published by Nazaraeli Press. “For twenty-six years, Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life. She has traveled alone and lived among various original peoples who, amidst a changing world, have clung... Read More

SIERRA CLUB ENDORSES FOUR FOR SM COUNCIL

Tweet The Sierra Club, which has endorsed candidates for Santa Monica City Council for many years, has endorsed four candidates who will compete in an unusually large field in the November 6 election. After what club officials describe as “an exhaustive and complete process,” current Santa Monica Planning Commissioners Richard McKinnon and Ted Winterer, City Council incumbent Terry O’Day and a newcomer whom the Club describe as “a refreshing, strong and clear voice... Read More

SM DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES WINTERER

Tweet The Santa Monica Democratic Club held three rounds of voting on its way to endorsing one candidate, Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer, out of a field of ten Democrats seeking seats on the Santa Monica City Council last Wednesday. For the first time in years, a majority of the seats on the Council are open. Mayor Richard Bloom is giving up his Council seat to run for the State Assembly. Two-term Council member Bobby Shriver has chosen not to run for a third term, and the... Read More