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Civic

Santa Monica re-imagines the Civic

Plans for the venue range from a new arts and culture district to redeveloping the complex into retail and office space By Rebecca Kuzins The dormant Santa Monica Civic Auditorium can be reborn as a performing arts venue that w...


Seepolitical

A Rosetta Stone for politspeak

SeePolitical.com uses two-minute cartoons to visually explain the byzantine language of ballot measures By Gary Walker Otis College of Art and Design student Gaby Gorostriota had given scant attention to the eight statewide ini...


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Making room for the monarchs

How Venice residents turned a neighborhood eyesore into a way station for migrating butterflies Story and photos by Paul M. J. Suchecki    Now that the annual Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico is peaking, one of the best...



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The sky’s the limit

Turning the metallic bones of retired aircraft into high-concept ‘airplane furniture’ has made an uncommon success story of El Segundo’s Moto Art Story and photos by Pat Reynolds Under the LAX flight path, a warehouse wo...


A body was found at Venice Santa Monica Free   Methodist Church on Thursday morning. | Photo by Elliot Stiller

Body found inside Del Rey church

                          Los Angeles police officers are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday morning inside the Venice Santa Monica Fr...


John Deasy

Deasy resigns as LAUSD superintendent

Board member Steve Zimmer says he was ‘a catalytic leader,’ but ‘a catalytic force can sometimes be combustible’ By Gary Walker John Deasy resigned from his post as Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent tod...



Sarah Jakle battled back from bipolar disorder to become a mental health advocate. Photo by Ted Soqui

Stopping the madness

A paradigm shift in public health policy works to reverse decades of indifference and create new opportunities for the mentally ill to find treatment By John Conroy The epiphany that would save Sarah Jakle’s life began with a...


Photo courtesy of Ted Lieu

Westside Scrapbook

On his way to hanging out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a $15,000-a-plate Democratic Party fundraiser in Brentwood last Thursday, President Barack Obama paid an impromptu visit to the Venice campaign office of state Sen. Ted Lieu, wh...


Santa Monica City  Mayor Pam O’Conno

Group accuses Santa Monica mayor of breaking city ethics law

Records show Pam O’Connor took campaign contributions from developers after voting to approve their projects, and Councilman Bob Holbrook may have done the same By Gary Walker A group of Santa Monica activists has accused May...



News in brief

— Compiled by  Gary Walker  and Joe Piasecki Driver accused of boardwalk rampage headed to court The man accused of killing an Italian tourist and running down several others in August 2013 while driving his car through the...






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