Author: The Argonaut

Group gives $50,000 to Cleft Palate Center

The Native Sons of the Golden West has made a $50,000 donation to the Saint John’s Health Center Cleft Palate Center in Santa Monica. The group has been supporting the Cleft Palate Center for more than 35 years and its contribution to the center has now passed the $1 million mark. The Native Sons of the Golden West is a cultural group of more than 9,000 people who support the health of children. The group was originally formed to keep alive the memory of pioneers who helped settle California. The Cleft Palate Center at Saint John’s was founded in 1965. More than 2,000 children from Southern California have received treatment at the center. Saint John’s Health Center Foundation, (310)...

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Marina Boat Show will be held

January 13th-16th After canceling the annual Marina del Rey In-Water Boat Show that was scheduled for June this year, the Westchester-LAX/Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce has signed an agreement with a new boat show producer and announced that the 30th Annual Marina del Rey boat show will be held Thursday, January 13th, through Sunday, January 16th. ADS Productions of Playa del Rey will produce the event. ADS contacts for the boat show will be Bill Schultz, president, and Tom Gattuso, vice president, sales and marketing. The boat show will be held in Burton Chace Park, site of previous Marina boat shows. Chamber president Diane Barretti promised that the January boat show “will be twice as large as ever before, making it Los Angeles’s biggest display of sail and powerboats in the water. Also planned are exhibits of personal watercraft and marine accessories. “The emphasis will be on incredible sailboats,” Barretti said. The January event will be the first Marina del Rey Boat Show produced by ADS Productions. “The chamber conducted an intensive search to find a new producer who could take the show to meet the needs of the boating industry, Barretti said. Barretti said “ADS has told us that the boat show will likely double in size and will include a huge variety of new and brokerage boats, ranging in size from 25 feet to over 90...

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City signs agreement with Dell to upgrade software; will pay bank $102,000 to handle city account

Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica has finished construction on its new North Pavilion, a four-story, 150-bed inpatient facility, and is beginning a transition to the new building. The completion of the 200,000-square-foot North Pavilion is the culmination of the first phase of a rebuilding plan after the original hospital was severely damaged in 1994 by the Northridge earthquake. Hospital officials said Thursday, July 29th, that the new building would allow the hospital to remain fully operational in the event of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. A full transition to the North Pavilion, which will include hospital services such as critical care, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care and intensive care, is expected to be completed in the fall. Official blessing of the North Pavilion will take place Thursday, September 23rd. Dedication events will be held the first week of October. “The North Pavilion at Saint John’s will change the way we think about hospitals,” said Bruce Lamoureux, Saint John’s Health Center chief executive officer. “The technological advances we’ve incorporated along with the attention given to patient comfort in the design of the facility will benefit our patients and the community greatly,” he said. Phase Two of the rebuilding plan includes a four-story, 275,000-square-foot diagnostic and treatment facility to be built on the site of the original hospital. Construction of the second phase is scheduled to be completed in...

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on the agenda

The Mar Vista Community Council Urban Planning Committee will meet from 6 and 7:55 p.m. Thursday, August 5th, in the Mar Vista Library, 12006 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, to consider: sub-committee reports on an update of the Farmer’s Market, commercial corridors, graffiti cleanup, a Department of Water and Power substation and a concept plan for Zones 1, 2 and 3; a review of the Santa Monica College Bundy campus; the Playa Vista project and mitigation measures; and a presentation on The Good Hurt Project. Information, www.marvistacc.org The City of Santa Monica Landmarks Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, August 9th, in Santa Monica City Council Chambers, 1685 Main St., Room 213, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 458-8411. The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled to meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 10th, in Santa Monica City Council Chambers, 1685 Main St., Room 213, Santa Monica. Information, (310) 458-8411. The County Small Craft Harbor Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 11th, in Burton Chace Park Community Building, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, to consider: regular reports from the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Station on crime statistics in the Marina and enforcement of the seaworthy and liveaboard sections of the County Harbor Ordinance; a report of Marina del Rey and beach special upcoming events; a report on issues raised at the July meeting regarding Kingswood Village...

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Boating Calendar

Saturday, August 7th CATALINA FIESTA — For Catalina yachts; Day 1 of 2-Day; Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, (310) 823-4664; www.dryc.org CATALINA 320 NATIONALS — For Catalina 320s; Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, (310) 827-7692; www.smwyc.org Sunday, August 8th CATALINA FIESTA — Day 2 of 2-day; see details, Saturday, August 7th. Saturday, Aug. 14th SUMMER DINGHY REGATTA — For Centerboards; Day 1 of 2-day; California Yacht Club, California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, (310) 823-4567; www.calyachtclub.com OUTLOOK TROPHY RACE — For Multi-hull, Centerboard; South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, 13445 Mindanao Way, (310) 306-2787; www.sccyc.org Sunday, Aug. 15th SUNDAY SKIPPERS — PHRF and One Design classes; Races 1 and 1; Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, (310) 823-4664; www.dryc.org SUMMER DINGHY REGATTA — For Centerboard; Day 2 of 2-day; See Saturday, August 14th, listing. BARBECUE RACE — For Cruiser class; Barbecue 3; Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, (310) 827-7692; www.smwyc.org Monday, August 16th RACE CLINIC — Women’s Sailing Association of Santa Monica Bay sponsors a racing seminar, “Upwind Strategy and Tactics,” led by Stacy Straw, a team member of the winning Women’s Match Racing World Championships last year; 7 to 9 p.m. Free, at the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, 13445 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey; Tina Claps, (310) 702-8462 or www.wsasmb.org/ Friday, Aug. 20th SUNDOWN SERIES — PHRF and Cruiser...

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