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By GARRISON KEILLOR | October 2, 2008
I was in Santa Monica, Calif., for a day last week, sampling baked figs at the farmers' market on the Third Street Promenade, a sweet, sunny day that makes an old Midwesterner like me a little nervous. We fear seduction. Some days in California are so tender and delicious that a person could abandon all commitments and wind up living in blissful stupor in some cult devoted to the worship of the sky. I have work to do. I haul it around in a black case the size of an anvil, and when an hour or two opens up, in an airport or hotel, I dig in. I don't lie on beaches, looking up at the sky. It's blue in Santa Monica.
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January 18, 2010
FLORENCE MARIE COOPER, 69 Federal judge U.S. District Judge Florence Marie Cooper, whose reputation for brilliance and fairness made her a star of the federal judiciary, died Friday of lymphoma. She was 69. Cooper, who rose from a legal secretary to judgeships in state and federal courts, died at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital where she was being treated, Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins announced. Cooper made headlines dismissing a case against accused Chinese spy Katrina Leung on grounds of governmental misconduct.
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SPORTS
By Dave Glassman and Dave Glassman,Special to The Evening Sun | August 12, 1991
Three thousand miles seems like a long way to go to find out who is the toughest team in the neighborhood. But that's what it came down to in the Amateur Softball Association Girls 18-and-under Fast Pitch National Championship Tournament this weekend at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.In the end, the Raiders from Santa Monica, Calif., which, like its NFL namesake, tries to cultivate the toughest image, won its 10th national championship since 1976, defeating the Orange County (Calif.) Batbusters in the final, 4-1.Most of the Raiders, in black uniforms with gold lettering, also sported red bandannas, some tied as sweatbands, others worn over the tops of their heads.
NEWS
October 17, 2008
Tracey Diane A memorial service will be held Saturday October 25, 2008 at 3P.M. Ruck's Funeral Home, 1050 York Rd., Towson, MD, (410) 823-1700. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wellness Community of Santa Monica, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
FEATURES
By Amy M. Spindler and Amy M. Spindler,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 9, 1997
Here are the usual complaints from friends who have taken quick trips to Southern California: 1. They spent the entire weekend in the car. 2. They never saw the ocean. 3. They didn't spot a single celebrity.I have often tried to argue away their beliefs, having spent many great weekends there. They remain unmoved. So I recently decided to prove my friends wrong, enjoying a weekend in Santa Monica, 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, without setting foot in a car. On foot, I would force the metropolitan area to live up to its reputation.
SPORTS
June 4, 1991
The 33-year-old son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda died yesterday of pneumonia.Thomas C. Lasorda Jr. died at his Santa Monica, Calif., home, said Lee Solters, spokesman for the family. His father, mother and sister were at his side when he died, said Solters.The younger Lasorda was born in Greenville, S.C., and became an artist. He had been ill for about five weeks and was hospitalized briefly at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.Dr. Allen Metzger, who had been treating Lasorda, said he died of pneumonia and severe dehydration.
NEWS
October 17, 2008
Tracey Diane A memorial service will be held Saturday October 25, 2008 at 3P.M. Ruck's Funeral Home, 1050 York Rd., Towson, MD, (410) 823-1700. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wellness Community of Santa Monica, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
NEWS
June 9, 1991
Columbia attorney Charles Jerome Ware, who maintains a private law practice in Columbia and Santa Monica, Calif. has been selected to teach complex litigation and asset protection/judgment proofing as part of the continuing education of the bar programs of the California Barfor 1991-1992.Ware will be teaching courses in Santa Monica, LosAngeles and Beverly Hills.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
Born January 14, 1928 in Baltimore, MD, IVAN "BUD" ISAACS, passed away September 11, 2004 in Santa Monica, CA. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, George (Jo), his daughter Felicia of Seattle, WA and his step-son Michael Gordon. He is also survived by his sisters Irene Friedland and husband Frank of Baltimore and Hortense Goodovitch of Rockville Centre, NY; his nieces Joni Blum of Baltimore and Karen Rosenthal and husband Bob of New Hyde Park, NY; and his nephews Ronald Gaskel of Baltimore and Paul Goodovitch and wife Pattie of Seaford, NY. A longtime resident of Santa Monica and business owner, Bud was active in the fabric business in Los Angeles for 35 years.
FEATURES
By Wendy Thermos and Wendy Thermos,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 2004
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A hip-hop music awards ceremony erupted in chaos Monday night after rap pioneer Dr. Dre, awaiting a lifetime achievement award, apparently was punched in the face and his bodyguards set upon the attacker. The second-annual Vibe Awards were halted as police swarmed the hangar at Santa Monica Airport, where about 1,000 people were attending a taping of the show. Santa Monica police summoned reinforcements from neighboring law enforcement agencies. In the chaos, a man was stabbed, police said.
NEWS
By GARRISON KEILLOR | October 2, 2008
I was in Santa Monica, Calif., for a day last week, sampling baked figs at the farmers' market on the Third Street Promenade, a sweet, sunny day that makes an old Midwesterner like me a little nervous. We fear seduction. Some days in California are so tender and delicious that a person could abandon all commitments and wind up living in blissful stupor in some cult devoted to the worship of the sky. I have work to do. I haul it around in a black case the size of an anvil, and when an hour or two opens up, in an airport or hotel, I dig in. I don't lie on beaches, looking up at the sky. It's blue in Santa Monica.
NEWS
By John Spano and John Spano,Los Angeles Times | October 21, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- The elderly driver who ran down and killed 10 people in an open-air market was convicted yesterday on all charges, despite defense pleas for mercy. George Russell Weller, 89, could be sentenced to 18 years in prison. Weller will appeal, said defense attorney Mark Overland. By their unanimous verdict, jurors rejected arguments that the driver had simply made a mistake. They found him guilty on 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for killing 10 people.
FEATURES
By Wendy Thermos and Wendy Thermos,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 2004
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A hip-hop music awards ceremony erupted in chaos Monday night after rap pioneer Dr. Dre, awaiting a lifetime achievement award, apparently was punched in the face and his bodyguards set upon the attacker. The second-annual Vibe Awards were halted as police swarmed the hangar at Santa Monica Airport, where about 1,000 people were attending a taping of the show. Santa Monica police summoned reinforcements from neighboring law enforcement agencies. In the chaos, a man was stabbed, police said.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
Born January 14, 1928 in Baltimore, MD, IVAN "BUD" ISAACS, passed away September 11, 2004 in Santa Monica, CA. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, George (Jo), his daughter Felicia of Seattle, WA and his step-son Michael Gordon. He is also survived by his sisters Irene Friedland and husband Frank of Baltimore and Hortense Goodovitch of Rockville Centre, NY; his nieces Joni Blum of Baltimore and Karen Rosenthal and husband Bob of New Hyde Park, NY; and his nephews Ronald Gaskel of Baltimore and Paul Goodovitch and wife Pattie of Seaford, NY. A longtime resident of Santa Monica and business owner, Bud was active in the fabric business in Los Angeles for 35 years.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2004
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Miriam Cardenas was puzzled when she first saw the strange reading in the water-quality report she got back from the laboratory. As chief water chemist for the city of Santa Monica, it was her job to see that the tap water in this sun-drenched beach community is safe to drink. The annual test Cardenas had run for potentially harmful contaminants in the city's water came back in the fall of 1995 with the usual negative results --- except for finding traces of a new chemical, methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE.
NEWS
By Joel Rubin, Daren Briscoe and Mitchell Landsberg and Joel Rubin, Daren Briscoe and Mitchell Landsberg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 17, 2003
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - An 86-year-old man drove his car the length of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market early yesterday afternoon, apparently hitting freeway speeds as he plowed through a crowd of peak summer shoppers. At least eight people were killed, one of them a 3-year-old child, as the driver sped for more than two blocks through a market renowned as one of the region's culinary treasures. In addition to the dead, nearly 50 people were hospitalized, 15 of them with critical injuries.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2004
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Miriam Cardenas was puzzled when she first saw the strange reading in the water-quality report she got back from the laboratory. As chief water chemist for the city of Santa Monica, it was her job to see that the tap water in this sun-drenched beach community is safe to drink. The annual test Cardenas had run for potentially harmful contaminants in the city's water came back in the fall of 1995 with the usual negative results --- except for finding traces of a new chemical, methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE.
NEWS
By Pamela Kramer and Pamela Kramer,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 16, 1992
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For years, it's been known as the People's Republic of Santa Monica. But a booming homeless population that has spawned a new nickname -- Skid Row by the Sea -- has left this rock of progressive policy splintered.On one side stand residents and business people who complain, in the words of one, that "super liberal" city policies have made the seaside city a mecca for transients. They are fearful of criminal activity drawn to parks overrun by homeless people.On the other side is City Attorney Robert Myers, who has criticized recent attempts by officials to roust non-violent homeless people from public spaces as out of character for the city.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | August 21, 2001
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- All this good health is killing me. Out there beneath the endless sun, entire squadrons of The Healthy Ones are swinging from gymnasium equipment like Johnny Weissmuller. On tar strips along the back end of the beach, they're pedaling bicycles, riding skates, endless armies of the sleek all the way down to Venice Beach, some of the skaters pushing baby strollers, others with cell phones at their ears as they whiz along, looking like refugees from a burning city, all of 'em determined, in the best New Age fashion, to live forever or die trying.
FEATURES
By Amy M. Spindler and Amy M. Spindler,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 9, 1997
Here are the usual complaints from friends who have taken quick trips to Southern California: 1. They spent the entire weekend in the car. 2. They never saw the ocean. 3. They didn't spot a single celebrity.I have often tried to argue away their beliefs, having spent many great weekends there. They remain unmoved. So I recently decided to prove my friends wrong, enjoying a weekend in Santa Monica, 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, without setting foot in a car. On foot, I would force the metropolitan area to live up to its reputation.
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