“TAKING THE PLUNGE” AT SHINE TONIGHT

Tweet Storytellers will “take the plunge” at SHINE, the popular Westside storytelling event,Thur- sday, at 7:30pm at the YWCA Santa Monica/West- side. This month’s stories include launching a dream career at 60, taking a gamble on love, risking a major medical procedure and overcoming fears to literally plunge into scuba diving! SHINE is a storytelling series featuring pro- fessionals... Read More

GLOBAL MOTION AT THE BROAD

Tweet Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company will present “12 Stories 1 Night,” showcasing dance styles from around the world at The Broad Stage Friday and Sat- urday. It features traditional and contemporary dance styles – including Tahitian, Salsa, Indonesian, Mexican, Hip Hop, Ballet, Con- temporary Jazz, Chinese, Persian, Flame- nco, Irish Step, and... Read More

SANTA MONICA ARTS LEADERS ARE HONORED

Tweet The Santa Monica Arts Foundation awarded this year’s Arts Leadership Awards at its annual awards ceremony at Shutters on the Beach on Thursday, April 10. The awards acknowledge the contributions of residents who play instrumental roles in making Santa Monica an exceptional arts com- munity. Mayor Pam O’Connor presented the awards to Susanna Bixby Dakin — Arts Patron... Read More

SMRR OPPOSES AIRLINE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE

Tweet The Steering Committee of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR, has opposed the avia- tion interests’ attempt to use a ballot ini- tiative to stop Santa Monica residents from planning to close down the airport and plan for a future without it. The Committee took this urgent action at its April 12, 2014, meeting on a motion from com- mittee member and former Santa Monica... Read More

RESIDENTS DOING LAZY EIGHTS IN THE OLD INEFFABLE

Tweet REVISION It’s uniquely American – the national addic- tion to new over old, means over ends, move- ment over stillness, going over arriving. Virtually everything is disposable, expend- able. Never mind the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. Americans insult them every day. Society’s primary allegiance is to change. Not significant change –an end to... Read More

COUNCIL APPROVES ANOTHER BAD PLAN

Tweet The City has been talking about its need for more office space for years. Nearly two dec- ades ago, it began renting offices around town. It was expensive, inefficient and in- convenient, but every year the staff seemed to grow and more offices were needed. And rented. At one point, City officials proposed build- ing a second office structure – 60,000 square feet == that... Read More

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Tweet Several years ago, I wrote an essay called “Three Perfect Things.” The three perfect things were 501 Levis, Palm trees and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Along with the 24-hour news cycle (CNN), the restoration of the Buffalo populat- ion, a multi-billion-dollar endowment for the United Nations and numerous oth- er innovations, Ted Turner, who is pro- bably the smartest... Read More

TEACHER ON LEAVE, STUDENT CHARGED WITH FIVE MISDEMEANORS

Tweet Samohi science teacher and wrestling coach, Mark Black, is on paid leave and a Samohi student has been charged with allegedly at- tacking a school official and having mari- juana and a box cutter on the school cam- pus,among other things ––all misdemeanors, following a classroom brawl between teach- er and student. After he was charged, student Blair Moore, 18, pled... Read More

PALISADES DEMOCRATS TO HOLD CANDIDATES’ FORUM SUN.

Tweet Wendy Greuel, David Kanuth, Ted Lieu and Matt Miller all want to replace Congressman Henry Waxman, who is retiring after 40 years in Con- gress. They will appear Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 pm, in a forum presented by the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. They will all speak and take part in a Q&A session. When Waxman surprised everyone from L.A. to Washington by... Read More

CONSERVANCY OFFERS LECTURES, OTHER ACTIVITIES THIS MONTH

Tweet As part of the Santa Monica Conservancy’s continuing exploration of the extraordin- ary history of the Annenberg Beach House, on Saturday, April 12, Preservation cons- ultant Christy McAvoy will talk about the historic structures on the site and John Berley of Frederick Fisher Partners Arch- itects will discuss the transformation of the site to today’s Beach House. On... Read More