LIGHTNING STRIKES VENICE BEACH, KILLS ONE PERSON, INJURES 13

Share with othersTweet (CNN) — A relaxing day at Venice Beach took a deadly turn Sunday afternoon when a powerful lightning bolt struck the water, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said. The sudden lightning strike at Venice Beach caused panic as people tried to get out of the water and off the beach. The Los Angeles County coroner’s... Read More

JUDGE APPROVES STERLINGS’ $2 BILLION SALE OF CLIPPERS

Share with othersTweet CNN has reported that a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for an NBA record price can move forward, a California probate judge ruled Monday. Judge Michael Levanas tentatively ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, saying the estranged wife of Donald Sterling acted properly in removing her husband from the trust that owns the NBA team and in winding up the... Read More

SIERRA CLUB CHANNEL ISLANDS PETITION

Share with othersTweet I signed the Sierra Club petition and added the following paragraph to their letter: Please don’t permit further construction in the Santa Barbara Channel. It’s one of my favorite places for sea kayaking. I take students from UCLA there. We see humpback whales breaching. Curious Common Dolphin in pods of hundreds of animals, come at us at 30... Read More

SM*A*R*T: DA’S SHOULD BE D.O.A.

Share with othersTweet By Admin on July 29, 2014 in Development Santa Monica is undergoing a period of sustained growth. Why are we at a crossroads where even bus shelters can’t be designed successfully. We have a city budget driving development, and codes allowing Development Agreements (D.A.s) that exceed our zoning codes. It has become the standard for developers to request... Read More

RESIDOCRACY TO HOST ITS FIRST CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES’ FORUM MONDAY, JULY 28

Share with othersTweet Residocracy.org., in collaboration with neighborhood organizations throughout Santa Monica, will hold its first Santa Monica City Council Candidates Forum on Monday evening, July 28. All candidates who have filed with the Santa Monica City Clerk will be invited to participate and the event will be open to the public. It will be held Monday, July 28, from 6:30... Read More

THE WHALES BELONG HERE, EXXON BELONGS IN TEXAS

Share with othersTweet Dear Friends, California’s Channel Islands are one of the best places in the world to watch whales – but I just learned that that could change if Exxon gets its way. The oil giant is asking our government’s permission to harass and even kill an unlimited number of whales, sea otters, and other marine mammals, all so they can expand an already-huge... Read More

SEISMIC LIGHT: NEW PAINTINGS BY DOUGLAS C. BLOOM

Share with othersTweet Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The exhibition features Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape. Rich in color and texture, the paintings reflect the brief seconds of time when seismic... Read More

NAVY’S WAR ON WHALES MUST STOP

Share with othersTweet Today a pilot whale washed up on the beach in Hanalei, Kauai, and died. Meanwhile, massive naval war games continue off the shore of the Hawaiian Islands. In the words of marine biologists at the scene of the stranding, endangered sea turtles are showing up with their legs blown off, dead or simply disappearing, 2,000 year old coral reefs are disintegrating... Read More

SM DEMOCRATIC CLUB SCHEDULES DISCUSSION OF HEALTH CARE INITIATIVES

Share with othersTweet Everyone is invited to hear a discussion presented by the Santa Monica Democratic Club of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives. The meeting will be held Wednesday July 30, at 7 pm, at Mt.Olive Lutheran Hall: 14th Street and Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica. Club Executive Board members, Dr. Sion Roy and Genise Schnitman will discuss changing the... Read More

PETER TIGLER WILL APPEAR AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM TONIGHT

Share with othersTweet The Natural History Museum has added garden parties to its summer program, beginning this evening. Future Summer Nights in the Garden will be held on August 1, 15, and 29. Each of the four evenings, the museum’s Nature Gardens will be filled with music, food, drinks, and hands-on projects (crowd-sourced fingerpainting anyone?) each of the four days. Tonight,... Read More

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