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American Cancer Society Relay for Life event this weekend at SMC Corsair Field

The Third Annual Santa Monica Relay for Life — a 24-hour relay event to increase cancer awareness — will be run this weekend. The American Cancer Society event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 24th, and 9 a.m. Sunday, July 25th, at Santa Monica College Corsair Field, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The registration fee is $150, and each team member is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100, said American Cancer Society spokeswoman LaShawndra Pace. Teams will consist of people who will walk or run around a track in shifts. Participants are expected to camp out in the stadium during the weekend and enjoy music, entertainment and refreshments, as well as build team spirit in the fight against cancer, said Pace. “The power of this relay allows our community to grieve for those we have lost to cancer, and to celebrate the lives of those who have successfully survived,” said Pace. The event “gives everyone, from the newly diagnosed patient to the caregivers of those who have struggled with the disease, an opportunity to be with others who have been touched by cancer,” Pace said. Teams may include friends, relatives, local businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and other organizations. Each team is asked to keep one member on the track at all times. Cancer survivors, from those beginning their journeys to those who have emerged victorious, are encouraged...

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LMU grads doing well in Olympic, professional play

The summer has become a time to play for former athletes from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and this Olympic summer of 2004 will be no different. Former LMU stars have made a name for themselves among the best in their sports. At least 21 former or current LMU student athletes are playing in the professional ranks or top amateur competition this summer, including a pair of Lions in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Three-time All-American Reid Priddy from the men’s volleyball team will lead Team USA for a medal bid, while current student athlete Rachel Riddell of the women’s water polo team will play for Team Canada. Also playing at the next level this summer is Arturo Torres (2004 graduate), a men’s soccer player on the Los Angeles Galaxy; Michael Erush (2004 graduate) and men’s soccer player in Colorado Rapids; and Sarah Noriega (1996 graduate) and women’s volleyball player on the U.S. National Team. Priddy leads a talented group of former LMU players as he has become one of Team USA’s top players. He joined the national team in 2000 and was an alternate for the 2000 Olympic Games. This year he helped Team USA qualify for the 2004 Olym-pic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico January 10th. The team posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold...

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Crime against persons and property declined at airport during first six months of year

Law enforcement officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) report that crimes against people and property dropped six percent during the first six months of this year, compared to crimes during the same time period last year. Crimes against persons and property dropped this year by 32 incidents to 490. There were 522 such incidents during the same period last year. This is the fourth consecutive year of declining crime at LAX during the first six months. “LAX continues to be one of the safest airports in the world, not to mention one of the safest areas in all of Southern California,” said Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Bernard J. Wilson. Wilson attributed the drop in crime to continued crime prevention, an increase in uniformed and plain-clothes police officers on patrol, crime trend analysis and a system of surveillance cameras known as the Video Network (V-NET). An estimated 63 million people passed through LAX during the first six months this year. This is an average of 346,000 people per day. LAX officials said the airport handled 11 percent more passengers, visitors and employees than the first six months last year. The statistics cover the 3,600 acres of LAX property, which includes passenger terminals, parking lots, ramps, cargo areas and business offices. Violent crimes — which include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — constitute one percent of the 490...

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Coalition for

Living Wage will interview Nov. 2 candidates for endorsements The Coalition for the Living Wage, a Santa Monica community group, will be interviewing city and education candidates seeking the coalition’s endorsements in the Tuesday, November 2nd, election. The coalition will interview candidates seeking seats on the Santa Monica City Council, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board of education and Santa Monica College board of trustees during the evenings of Monday, July 26th, and Tuesday, July 27th. Interested candidates should contact Buria Finkel, (310) 396-0089, by 5 p.m. Friday, July...

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Boating calendar

Saturday July 24th ONE DESIGN WEEKEND — For One Design; Day 1 of two-day; South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club, 13445 Mindanao Way, (310) 306-2787; CATALINA 38 NATIONALS — For Catalina 38s; Day 1 of 2-day; Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, (310) 823-4664; LELAND CUP — Predicted Log races; Santa Monica Bay Power Fleet; Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, (310) 822-9082; COWAN TROPHY — Predicted Log races; South Monica Bay Power Fleet; Marina Venice Yacht Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, (310) 822-9082; Sunday 25th ONE DESIGN WEEKEND — Day 2 of two-day; see details above, Saturday, July 24th. BARBECUE RACE — For Cruiser Class; Barbecue 2; Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, (310) 827-7692; CATALINA 38 NATIONALS — Day 2 of two-day; see details above, Saturday, July 24th. Sunday August 1st INVERTED START — For Cruiser Class; Cruiser Handicap Race 4; Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, (310) 827-7692; Saturday August 7th CATALINA FIESTA — For Catalina yachts; Day 1 of 2-Day; Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, (310) 823-4664; CATALINA 320 NATIONALS — For Catalina 320s; Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, 13589 Mindanao Way, (310) 827-7692; 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...

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