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Making Travel Bright

LAX unveils new art exhibitions after COVID-19 delay By Bridgette M. Redman Travelers passing through Terminal 1 of LAX are treated to four new art exhibitions, ranging from site-specific craft and murals to photography, sculptures and paintings. They include “LA Made,” “Korçare,” “In Search of Rainbows and Stardust” and “Window Seat.” Installed at the end of 2020, they were the first new art installations of the year, many that had been planned for the beginning of the year but had to be postponed because of the pandemic. “LAX is dedicated to spotlighting the vibrant art community of Los Angeles,...

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Corona by the numbers & local updates

Compiled by Kamala Kirk Cases and deaths by neighborhood as of Feb. 22: Culver City: 2,056 (deaths 77); Del Rey: 1,865 (deaths 21); El Segundo: 634 (deaths five); Marina del Rey: 330 (deaths one); Mar Vista: 1,869 (deaths 29); Palms: 2,445 (deaths 52); Playa Vista: 545 (deaths seven); Playa del Rey: 100 (deaths one); Santa Monica: 4,231 (deaths 130); Venice: 1,457 (deaths 13); Westchester: 2,280 (deaths 41) Total Westside cases: 17,812 total Westside deaths: 377 total confirmed cases in LA County: 1,179,063 total deaths in LA County: 19,793 total new cases as of Feb. 22: 2,393 total new deaths:...

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Ballona Wetlands & Proposal for Alleged ‘Restoration’ Editor: Back in 1985, I submitted my first comments in regard to development proposals targeting the Ballona Wetlands. Three years later, I attended the “Restoring the Earth” conference at UC Berkeley at which David Brower, the most famous conservationist since John Muir (who was related to the Sierra Club and founded Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute) emphasized in his speech that while it is fine to rehabilitate some areas, it is especially important to “save the genetic wild pieces.” But the proposal for a half-dozen years of bulldozing and...

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Westside Happenings

Thursday, Feb. 25 Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place, ends Feb. 27 Celebrate the lunar holiday by shopping and checking out fun festivities and discounts Santa Monica Place is offering across its stores including: Boss, Charming Charlie, Solstice Sunglasses and more. Shoppers can also check out the cherry blossom wishing trees and takeaway craft kits. Find out more at Friday, Feb. 26 Venice Farmers Market, 7 to 11 a.m. Every Friday, Venice offers its very own farmers market for residents to enjoy. There are several fruit, vegetable, pastry, and other food vendors and booths to choose from....

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