Hospital stays for some children and teens can now be partially about fun and games at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Activision — a Santa Monica-based developer of interactive entertainment software — has donated many of its popular video game titles and ten television monitors and game consoles to the medical center’s pediatrics unit. Activision plans to supplement the donation with new software and may upgrade its donation when the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital — to be located in downtown Los Angeles — is completed and ready for occupancy in 2007. The response from patients at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center had been overwhelmingly positive, according to Graham Fewtrell, director of women’s and children’s services at the hospital. “It helps pass the time and can actually be therapeutic for the patients,” said...Read More
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Santa Monica College (SMC) students will receive about $400,000 in scholarships at a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6th, in the SMC Student Cafeteria, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Approximately 500 students, including incoming freshmen, have been selected for scholarships. Awards generally range from $250 to $2,000 each and are donated by area service clubs, businesses, government agencies and individuals. The largest scholarships are $2,000 each and are: – three Sydney Goldfarb Awards for Outstanding African American Students; – two Paul and Leslie Ridley-Tree Awards for Latinos; and – two Hilding A. Tegner Awards for Academic...Read More
Lelah Almeda Taber died at her Marina Peninsula home Thursday, May 27th. She was 84. Known as “Liz” Taber, she was the widow of Lloyd W. Taber, one of the original lessees of Marina del Rey. The County Marina del Rey Library is named for Lloyd W. Taber. The Tabers moved to the Marina area about 1971 and to the Marina Peninsula in 1976. Liz Taber was active in the California Yacht Club and a regular member of the yacht club’s Wednesday bridge group. She was active and served as an officer of the Assistance League of Santa Monica. For years, she volunteered for the league’s thrift shop and other activities. She was a longtime member of a local P.E.O. chapter before the chapter moved to San Diego many years ago. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. With her husband, Mrs. Taber was active in Marina del Rey lessees activities and participated in many of the social events of the Marina community. She is survived by two daughters, Linda and Terri Taber. Services for Liz Taber are planned at 3 p.m. Friday, June 4th, at the First United Methodist Church, 1008 St., Santa Monica. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials in the name of Liz Taber may make such memorials to the Friends of the Marina del Rey...Read More
The Santa Monica Emblem Club presented college scholarship funds to six Santa Monica High School seniors Wednesday, May 26th. Past exalted rulers of the Santa Monica Elks also participated. The students all had grade point averages of at least 3.5 and had contributed many hours of community service, including working with Heal the Bay, Community Art Center, Santa Monica Hospital, National Youth Advisory Council, UCLA Ocean Discovery Center, and underprivileged children. The students and the colleges they plan to attend are: n Maud Arnold, Columbia University; n Emily Brundige, University of California at Berkeley; n Lynna Jirpongopas, University of California at San Diego; n Ivy Kuperberg, Rice University; n Devora Kaye, Vanderbilt University; and n Erin Rowan, University of California at...Read More
There wasn’t much active boating competition in Santa Monica Bay this past Memorial Day weekend. While the major naval exercises weren’t in Marina del Rey over the holiday weekend, there were many Memorial Day observances in other parts of the country. This past weekend, there were World War II observances on the Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal and over the English Channel. We were immersed in Memorial Day remembrances tied to dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. As the nation’s capital signaled its summer-long tribute to those who had fought in WWII both abroad and at home, media joined in, including newspapers, and all of the various sections in the dailies, including the travel section. TV joined with news, commentary and movies concerning World War II. A glutton for all the old black-and-white WWII movies, I indulged myself in the movie marathon with all those extraordinary naval and army battles being fought with the likes of young Gregory Peck, Marlon Brando, William Holden, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Dean Martin and Montgomery Cliff. Many of these actors in the movies were the ages of most of the men who went to war. “Twelve O’clock High,” “Enemy Below” and “The Young Lions.” The movies were in black in white, which added to the mythic drama. Can you imagine “Stalag 17” in color? Also can’t imagine getting in...Read More
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