Author: The Argonaut

More than 6,000 homes lose power Tuesday

More than 6,000 homes in the City of Santa Monica lost power Tuesday, September 7th, a Southern California Edison power company spokesperson reported. Power cables did not work properly, causing an outage from 6 to 9 p.m. in two neighborhoods north of Arizona Avenue, Edison spokesmen said. Southern California Edison officials say the company is continuing to investigate the cause of the...

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Sojourn to begin classes for volunteers at battered women, children center

Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children in Santa Monica will start a volunteer training program Tuesday, September 21st. The training is mandatory for anyone who would like to volunteer at the Sojourn shelter and will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Tuesday, November 18th, at the Ocean Park Community Center, 1453 16th St., Santa Monica. Upon completion of the training, volunteers staff a 24-hour hotline, facilitate support group meetings for battered women, facilitate children”s programs and provide administrative assistance. Sojourn”s mission is to empower women and children so they can regain their dignity and make choices that will stop the cycle of violence in families. Information, (310) 264-6646, ext....

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SM College students win UCLA Regents Scholarships to UCLA

Five Santa Monica College transfer students have won UCLA Regents Scholarships that the students will use when they begin classes at the Westwood campus Thursday, September 30th. Julia Dobrovolsky, Alexander Gabrovsky, Kristen Glasgow, Jiuan-Ru Jennifer Lai and Christoph Seitz will each receive $5,500 a year with additional funds available based on need. The recipients were selected on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and exceptional future promise. UCLA officials told Santa Monica College officials that it is ìhighly unusualî for one community college to have so many students receive the ìprestigiousî scholarships. ìIt”s rare for there to be five scholarship recipients from one school in one year,î said Gail Ishino, UCLA financial aid office assistant director. ìIt”s quite an accomplishment.î The Regents Scholarship Program, established in 1962, is considered one of the highest honors awarded to students attending the university. Dobrovolsky and Gabrovsky will study English; Glasgow, art history; Lai, computer science; and Seitz, political...

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City of LA Triathlon will close Venice Blvd. at 6:20 a.m. Sun.

Venice Boulevard between the beach and Fairfax Avenue will be closed from 6:20 a.m. until approximately 10:15 a.m. Sunday, September 12th, for the Fifth Annual City of Los Angeles Triathlon. More than 2,000 amateur and elite triathletes are expected to participate in the event. The event will start on Venice Beach and continue to downtown Los Angeles. Venice Beach start times will be: n 7 a.m. for the Olympic distance amateur division; n 8:15 a.m. for the Sprint distance competitors and n 9 a.m. for the Elite athletes. The last athlete should cross the finish line at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles by noon. The Elite athletes will be competing for $35,000 in prize money. The City of Los Angeles Triathlon will have the same distances as Olympic events: n a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) swim; n a 40-kilometer (24.8-mile) cycle; and n a ten-kilometer (6.2-mile) run. Course maps can be found on as JPG and PDF files. Other information is available on the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation information line, (323) 224-6534. Designated crossing point information will be listed on...

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Westside Greens endorse SM Council candidate Feinstein

The Westside Greens have endorsed incumbent Santa Monica City Councilmember and Green Party member Michael Feinstein for reelection to the Santa Monica City Council November 2nd. ìWhether it is planting more trees to make our neighborhoods beautiful, moving to renewable energy to clean our air, treating polluted water to keep our bay clean or opposing Playa Vista because of its negative effects on Santa Monica, Michael Feinstein has been at the forefront of environmental issues in Santa Monica,î said Linda Piera-Avila of the Westside Greens. Other California Greens endorsing Feinstein include former Green statewide candidates Peter Camejo, Medea Benjamin and Sara Amir, as well as independent presidential candidate Ralph...

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