The OPEN Daily » Santa Monica http://www.theopendaily.com Essential Guide to L.A. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:08:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 Santa Monica High teachers, grads mourn alum killed in Oakland warehouse fire http://www.theopendaily.com/community/santa-monica-high-teachers-grads-mourn-alum-killed-in-oakland-warehouse-fire http://www.theopendaily.com/community/santa-monica-high-teachers-grads-mourn-alum-killed-in-oakland-warehouse-fire#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:07:40 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146524 David Cline was “just one of those kids you remember,” one of his former teachers said Monday.

Excelling in music and sports and earning a 4.0 grade-point average, Cline was quickly recalled by those who knew him at Santa Monica High School.

“He was one of the brightest kids I’ve ever taught,” said Amy Chapman, who taught Cline in her English 10 Honors class.

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Teenage Girl Confesses to Stabbing Pregnant Mom at Windward and Pacific in Venice http://www.theopendaily.com/community/teenage-girl-confesses-to-stabbing-pregnant-mom-at-windward-and-pacific-in-venice http://www.theopendaily.com/community/teenage-girl-confesses-to-stabbing-pregnant-mom-at-windward-and-pacific-in-venice#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:33:06 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146532 A 17 year old girl has turned herself into the the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division, for the stabbing murder of a young pregnant mother last month. 22 year old Jasmine Preciado was on a date with her boyfriend at 9:30 pm on Nov. 21, 2016 in Venice, near Pacific and Windward. This is a very busy intersection, full of pedestrians, and lined with the historic buildings built by…

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David Cline of Santa Monica Among 33 Confirmed Dead in Oakland Fire http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/david-cline-of-santa-monica-among-33-confirmed-dead-in-oakland-fire http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/david-cline-of-santa-monica-among-33-confirmed-dead-in-oakland-fire#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:21:39 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146432 The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland killed at least 33 people, including David Cline of Santa Monica. He was apparently living in Berkeley and studying there. His name was released along with the names of 12 other victims in the historic tragedy. Other names and ages of victims released Sunday night include: Cash Askew, 22, Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Sara Hoda, 30, Donna Kellogg, 32, Nex Iuguolo, 32, Family…

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Army Corps of Engineers Halts DAPL Project! http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/army-corps-of-engineers-halts-dapl-project http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/army-corps-of-engineers-halts-dapl-project#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:35:10 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146424 On Sunday afternoon, the Secretary of the Army contacted tribal leaders at the protest site to inform them that the Dakota Access Pipeline will NOT proceed according to its current plan. "We will not fight tonight, we will dance!" said Rami Bald Eagle, Cheyenne River Lakota Tribal Leader as he shared the news with supporters. The protester were joined by thousands of US veterans this…

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Chain Reaction Sculpture Undergoes Renovation in front of SM Courthouse http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/chain-reaction-sculpture-undergoes-renovation-in-front-of-sm-courthouse-2 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/chain-reaction-sculpture-undergoes-renovation-in-front-of-sm-courthouse-2#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:42:52 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146378 Chain Reaction is a peace monument and public art sculpture composed of a metal framework of stainless steel and fiberglass surrounded by concrete, depicting a mushroom cloud created by a nuclear explosion. The much loved and much hated work is finally undergoing renovation across the street from a US Military think tank. Designed by LA Times editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad and built by Peter M….

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Weekend Design: Art and life inspire a Santa Monica beach house http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/weekend-design-art-and-life-inspire-a-santa-monica-beach-house http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/weekend-design-art-and-life-inspire-a-santa-monica-beach-house#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:24:25 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146364 Art and life inspire a Los Angeles beach house. Photo by Jagoda Architecture, original photo on Houzz

Art and life inspire a Santa Monica beach house. Photo by Jagoda Architecture, original photo on Houzz

By Annie Thornton | Houzz

Clean lines and simple material choices drove Emily Jagoda’s renovation of Barbara and Ian Robertson’s classic Santa Monica beach house. Previous remodels had turned this early 20th-century home into something of a Spanish-villa hodgepodge. Jagoda eliminated excess architectural ornamentation and flair to create a home that would reflect how this creative couple actually uses the space.

Upon entering the downstairs living area, there is an immediate feeling of being in a gallery. Stark white walls and concrete-topped floors provide the perfect minimal backdrop for the clients’ collection of artwork and unique furnishings.

This house does with furnishings and art what many aspire to do with clothing. It manages to use bold statement pieces while maintaining an overall simplicity.

“The spaces are simple but focused on the best light and ease of using the space,” says Jagoda. There is just enough panache in the design to engage without overwhelming the viewer.

Bold vibrant red make many appearances throughout the residence. The interjections provide a colorful accent to an otherwise muted palette and create a sense of cohesion among the spaces.

“This started with the series of paintings that Barbara was working on at the time, which you see hanging in various places throughout the house,” notes Jagoda. 6 Smart Ways to Hang Your Art.

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The second bedroom lies opposite the red storage wall. The home’s natural glow seems especially strong in this bedroom, and it’s no accident. “I value light and space over almost any other thing,” says Jagoda. “If a building has nice space and great light, you’ve got it made.”

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Moving into the master bedroom, a line drawing by homeowner Barabara Robertson hangs opposite French doors, which open onto a master balcony …

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… perfectly oriented to the west, welcoming in the afternoon sun and cool Pacific breezes.

Birch plywood floors in the master bedroom and throughout the second story do a great job of lightening the space. Here, the flooring creates the perfect setting for the master bedroom’s seating area. Warm Up Wood Floors With a Rug.

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Like the upstairs master bedroom, the west wall of the home has French doors that open onto the covered patio and courtyard, encouraging a seamless transition from indoors to out.

“I am highly interested in spaces that have a strong relationship to the specific site and real usable outdoor spaces,” Jagoda says. “These tend to be somewhat ambiguous in their definition, and I really like this porch for that. It has a floor at the same height as the main interior space and a ceiling and glass walls, but it is open to the pool and yard.”

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As the home resides on the Pacific Coast Highway, outdoor living is very much oriented inward towards the courtyard and beach.

Giant sliding barn doors at the end of the courtyard and pool area open onto the beach, creating easy access and a direct view from the living room through the pool area and out to the ocean. Jagoda likes how this transforms the traditional idea of a private courtyard into much more of a public space, blurring indoors and outdoors even more.

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While most of the renovation happened in phases, the kitchen was done in an all-out sprint. The entire project took two weeks from concept to installation — the fastest Jagoda has ever done.

The layout of the kitchen was maintained and cabinets were replaced with ones from IKEA. For efficiency, all lower cabinets were converted to drawers.

Off the kitchen and connecting to the living room is the dining area— another example of standout pieces in a minimal setting. As with the rest of the house, the room is filled with ample amounts of natural light thanks to a lot of glass and airy details.

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Another glimpse of red on the canvas draws the eye from the eating area back into the main living area. Tie Each Room Together With Colorful Art.

“This project reflects the core values of my firm in a few ways,” says Jagoda. “I am a huge believer in collaboration. I want more than anything for the design to respond to how people live in and use the space, and for the project to have their personality embedded in the character of the house.”

Through a longstanding professional relationship and unspoken understanding of her clients, Jagoda was able to strip this beach house in Los Angeles to its essentials to showcase the personality and pieces of the creative couple who live here.

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New Santa Monica Restaurant Pays Homage to Family & Local History http://www.theopendaily.com/business/new-santa-monica-restaurant-pays-homage-to-family-local-history http://www.theopendaily.com/business/new-santa-monica-restaurant-pays-homage-to-family-local-history#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:23:34 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146368 If you’re out on Santa Monica’s tree-lined Montana Avenue shopping for holiday gifts this season and looking for a bite to eat, the newly-opened Margo’s may be just what’s on your wish list. \The latest venture by Mark and Lani Verge of family-owned On The Verge Hospitality Group offers California cuisine with plenty of fresh twists. The restaurant opened on November 18th with…

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Electric Bike Expo cruises into Santa Monica http://www.theopendaily.com/eco-living/electric-bike-expo-cruises-into-santa-monica http://www.theopendaily.com/eco-living/electric-bike-expo-cruises-into-santa-monica#comments Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:33:02 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146347 FRANCE-TECHNOLOGY-BUSINESS-BIKE

Since hoverboards aren’t a reality and hills are, pedal power promoters who want a little extra push say electric bikes could be the next big thing.

What exactly is an electric bike? It looks like a regular bicycle but it has a motor, a battery and a drivetrain. The idea is to augment not replace human power. So if you’re facing a headwind or a steep climb, you have help — allowing you to travel further without getting exhausted.

Curious about how these motorized bicycles handle? You can take one for a free spin this weekend at the Electric Bike Expo in Santa Monica.

Various styles of electric bikes are on display, from mountain bikes to beach cruisers. Anyone can stop by and test them on closed courses. 

Ray Verhelst, the founder of the E-Bike Expo, says Santa Monica is the perfect spot for the event: “Santa Monica has been one of the most aggressive cities in terms of bike lanes and bike-friendly communities. So there are a lot of electric bike shops as well as traditional bike shops in the area, a lot of cyclists.”

The Expo runs through Sunday at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot.

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Chain Reaction Sculpture Undergoes Renovation in front of SM Courthouse http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/chain-reaction-sculpture-undergoes-renovation-in-front-of-sm-courthouse http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/chain-reaction-sculpture-undergoes-renovation-in-front-of-sm-courthouse#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:49:45 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146261 Chain Reaction is a peace monument and public art sculpture composed of a metal framework of stainless steel and fiberglass surrounded by concrete, depicting a mushroom cloud created by a nuclear explosion. Designed by LA Times editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad and built by Peter M. Carlson, the 5.5-ton, 26-foot high sculpture was installed in 1991 adjacent to the Santa Monica Civic Center. An…

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Homicide Victim Found In Santa Monica – Crime Believed To Have Happened In Venice http://www.theopendaily.com/community/homicide-victim-found-in-santa-monica-crime-believed-to-have-happened-in-venice http://www.theopendaily.com/community/homicide-victim-found-in-santa-monica-crime-believed-to-have-happened-in-venice#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:28:06 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146214 Two nights ago Santa Monica PD requested LAPD to respond to 1548 5th St., a low income housing facility – where a male suffering from what are assumed to be gunshot wounds died at the scene. Before he died it was determined that the crime happened in Venice, possibly Oakwood. I had several messages that day regarding a number of incidents – which is typical. People see police or hear something, gunshots … screaming…airships… and they want to know what is going on. If you heard gunshots or a crazy fight Tues night / Wed am around midnight to 1 a.m. – LAPD would love to know. Right now I have no info on victim or the rest of the crime. Will try to follow up – but like the other homicide last week on Windward where the suspect lived in our hood – details are few and far between until an arrest is made. This is why it is important that if you see something, say something. Solving a murder can sometimes boil down to an obscure tip. 

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SANCTUARY CITY: Santa Monica Police Declare They Will Not Enforce Violations of Extremist Immigration Policies http://www.theopendaily.com/community/smpd-immigration-enforcement-announcement http://www.theopendaily.com/community/smpd-immigration-enforcement-announcement#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:35:22 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146135 In light of the national political climate, Santa Monica’s Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooks, issued this letter Tuesday for all Santa Monicans.

Dear Community Members:

Following statements made by the President-Elect and various other governmental officials concerning the enforcement of immigration laws, there have been an increasing number of questions raised regarding the Santa Monica Police Department’s official position on immigration enforcement.

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The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) has a decades old policy and practice of leaving the enforcement of immigration violations to the federal authorities. This policy has been in effect because, similar to other municipal law enforcement agencies, we are sensitive to the principle that effective law enforcement depends on a high degree of cooperation between the SMPD and the public we serve. SMPD officers understand that the U.S. Constitution guarantees equal protection to all persons within its jurisdiction, in this case, to include the City of Santa Monica. Furthermore, we understand that all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, must feel secure in the knowledge that contacting law enforcement will not make them vulnerable to deportation. One of the primary reasons SMPD does not enforce immigration violations is to encourage those undocumented community members who are crime victims or witnesses to feel more at ease when coming forward to report occurrences of crime to the police. By not enforcing the immigration laws, SMPD encourages willing participation in our community safety efforts by those who might not otherwise come forward for fear of having to disclose their immigration status and risk deportation. As has traditionally been the case and will continue to be, SMPD officers do not inquire as to a person’s documented status; the only exception to this practice is if the person’s immigration status is materially relevant to another criminal offense or investigation, such as human trafficking, terrorist threats, etc. Any detention or arrest by an SMPD officer must be based on a reasonable belief that the individual being detained or arrested is involved in criminal activity. Because SMPD is committed to eliminating bias from its policing activities, enforcement actions are not based solely on factors such as race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration or socioeconomic status. We believe that our entire community is safer because we do not enforce immigration violations; as a result, SMPD will not change its commitment to its long-standing policy and practice of not enforcing immigration violations.

The Santa Monica Police Department leaves the enforcement of the provisions of Title 8 of the United States Code (USC) relating to illegal entry to officers and agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE). We direct those who wish to report possible immigration violations to the local DHS/ICE office. SMPD does not, nor will it, independently conduct sweeps or other concentrated efforts to detain those suspected of being undocumented. SMPD traditionally has not participated in federal immigration operations as part of any detention team unless in direct response to a specific request for assistance and then only on a temporary basis or for officer safety reasons. This, too, will not change.

If DHS/ICE or any other law enforcement agency makes a request for support services such as traffic control or peacekeeping efforts during a federal operation, consistent with our commitment to providing interagency mutual assistance/mutual aid, we will provide the requested support services. Additionally, in those cases where a person has been arrested for a crime and is identified as having been previously deported, SMPD will release the arrestee to the custody of DHS/ICE if presented with a federal warrant mandating such release.

By maintaining its long-standing practice of not enforcing immigration laws, the Santa Monica Police Department continues to enhance community safety by ensuring the focus remains on equitable treatment, police-community cooperation, and enhancing community safety.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline A. Seabrooks

Chief of Police

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Good Taste Santa Monica: I Wonder If It Comes In A Pod? Rare Coffee Brews In Santa Monica http://www.theopendaily.com/health-fitness/good-taste-santa-monica-i-wonder-if-it-comes-in-a-pod-rare-coffee-brews-in-santa-monica http://www.theopendaily.com/health-fitness/good-taste-santa-monica-i-wonder-if-it-comes-in-a-pod-rare-coffee-brews-in-santa-monica#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:14:29 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146137 By Barbara Bishop

I met few business associates at a very low-key coffee/tea shop the other day in Santa Monica. It’s right next to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. I was the first one there, and grabbed a place in the back of the smallish area, complete with wood tables, wireless access and strewn-about tables and chairs, some with groups of people, and others by themselves.

Kopi Luwak Coffee in Bali, Indonesia

Kopi Luwak Coffee in Bali, Indonesia

A typical coffee shop feel. But, the minute I got the menu, I knew this was not your typical place. I perused the multitude of selections with great interest. The coffee and teas offerings were like a wine list; with prices to match.

Options were a wide selection of unique single-estate coffees from around the world, including the (in)famous Kopi Luwak, which is regarded by many to be the best coffee in the world.

Kopi Luwak comes from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an area well-known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is a small civet-like animal called a Paradoxurus. That’s the scientific name, but the locals called them Luwaks.

These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, beans and all. While the beans are in the Luwak’s stomach, they undergo chemical treatments and fermentations.

The beans finish the journey through the digestive system, and exit. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then medium-roasted and ground just like any other coffee.

The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, aromatic, sweet and exotic.

The average total annual production is only around 100 pounds of beans. Because of the rarity of this coffee, the price is outrageous. The current cost for a pound of Kopi Luwak is around $1,000 or more, and $120 a cup!

Others are almost as exotic, and much less expensive, ranging from $4.50 a cup to $35 a cup. All are single-estate, and are either organic or biodynamic. Biodynamic? Huh?

The principles and practices of biodynamic agriculture is based on the philosophy of Anthroposophy, which includes understanding the ecological, the energetic and the spiritual in nature. Woo woo coffee. I love it.

For $9 a cup, you can have the BioDynamic Fazenda Deterra Magnum Reserve #2. It’s from Deterra Brazil. This complex rare coffee is noted for its undertones of light fruity sweetness in the aroma. Smooth delicate rye bread earth tones mixed another delicately complex flavor of almond and dried cherries with hints of wine and semi-sweet chocolate. Annually total production of the green bean crops is less than 500 lbs.

What do you get for $35 a cup? I was curious. A Jamaican Blue Mountain #2;

a seasonal single estate organic coffee. Wow! What a coffee. Like no other coffee you have ever tasted. Famous for its smooth rich flavor, full body, and pleasant acidity. Jamaica Blue Mountain has a clean, refined taste and fragrant aroma. Meticulously grown in the heart of the Blue Mountain region, this exclusive estate-grown coffee yields an exquisite, rare and exceptional beverage. They owner suggested that it makes a wonderful gift. Wonder if it comes in a pod…

In the words of a Yelp reviewer, “Sometimes you just get a hankering for a glass of 1990 Cristal, or a leisurely drive through the countryside in an Aston Martin Vanquish, and sometimes – but only when you’re really feeling saucy – you might just have a craving for a siphon-drip cup o’ Kopi Luwak.” Now, that’s Good Taste!

Funnel Mill Rare Coffee and Tea

930 Broadway Suite A

Santa Monica, CA

www.funnelmill.com

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Fork in the Road Rises From the Ashes in Santa Monica Soon http://www.theopendaily.com/business/fork-in-the-road-rises-from-the-ashes-in-santa-monica-soon http://www.theopendaily.com/business/fork-in-the-road-rises-from-the-ashes-in-santa-monica-soon#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:23:32 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146100

The Main Street restaurant returns December 10 after an extensive kitchen fire

Great news for Santa Monica, as the shuttered Fork in the Road has returned to life following a kitchen fire that destroyed a chunk of the restaurant back in 2015. The official reopening date is scheduled for December 10.

Last year, an afternoon blaze kicked up in the walls behind the stove at Fork in the Road, prompting firefighters to shut down Main Street while they pulled the roof off to contain the blaze. Undeterred, owners Tom Elliott and Spoon Singh stepped up to use the accident as a way to refresh the entire place, giving the restaurant a hip, dim vibe.


Now the 62-seat space is back and more beautiful than ever, with a strong Cal-Med menu from chef Marco Manca. That means pork belly flatbreads, roasted octopus, duck leg confit, and plenty of wine and cocktails for all to enjoy.

As of December 10, Fork in the Road will resume dinner hours from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, with an extension to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Santa Monica-based Lionsgate annouces deal with China’s iQIYI http://www.theopendaily.com/business/santa-monica-based-lionsgate-annouces-deal-with-chinas-iqiyi http://www.theopendaily.com/business/santa-monica-based-lionsgate-annouces-deal-with-chinas-iqiyi#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:28:16 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146054 Santa Monica-based Lionsgate and iQIYI, China’s largest online video platform, announced Tuesday a long-term deal under which the Chinese firm will have exclusive rights to stream select Lionsgate titles.

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The agreement will make Lionsgate films available to more than 500 million users, a joint statement said. The two companies did not say how much their deal is worth.

Tuesday’s announcement does not represent the first case of cooperation between Lionsgate and iQIYI, which has been streaming Lionsgate titles in China since last fall and served as Lionsgate’s promotional partner earlier this year on the film “Now You See Me 2,” which the statement called the highest- grossing Lionsgate film ever released in China.

The deal announced Tuesday includes upcoming titles such as “Robin Hood” starring Jamie Foxx, the Lionsgate/CBS Film “Patriots Day,” about the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, the counter-terrorism thriller “The Glass Castle,” Lionsgate/CBS Films’ “American Assassin,” and “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts.

“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with iQIYI, a world-class platform at the cutting edge of delivering premium quality films to online Chinese audiences,” said Lionsgate Executive Vice President of International Sales Wendy Reeds.

“We have collaborated with iQIYI on the promotion and distribution of some of our biggest releases in China, and our new agreement represents a great opportunity to bring a slate of blockbuster films and a deep portfolio of library titles to one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the world.”

iQIYI Senior Vice President Yang Xianghua responded: “Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace, and we’re proud to continue adding their incredible pipeline of star-driven movies to our platform.”

He said iQIYI already has the largest online movie library in China, “and this agreement with one of Hollywood’s major studios significantly expands the selection of premium quality movies we will bring to our audiences.”

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Santa Monica History Museum’s Holiday Open House http://www.theopendaily.com/family-fun/santa-monica-history-museums-holiday-open-house http://www.theopendaily.com/family-fun/santa-monica-history-museums-holiday-open-house#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:28:41 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=146052 The Santa Monica History Museum has announced that their holiday open house will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Museum admission will be free all day and guests of all ages are welcome to join us for festive fun. In addition to our exhibits, we will have treats and refreshments as well as holiday music and a slideshow of historical holiday photos.

2016-holiday-open-houseAbout the Santa Monica History Museum

Founded under the Historical Activities Committee of the Santa Monica Centennial Celebration in 1975, the Santa Monica History Museum is a “Santa Monica Treasure.” Originally known as the Santa Monica Historical Society we are the official collector and preserver of the history, art, and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. The museum’s historical collections are comprised of over one million items including the personal historical collection of Senator John P. Jones, co-founder of Santa Monica; the archives of the Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper (1875-1998); the photo collections of well-known photographers Bill Beebe, Bob Smith, George Tate, Justine Hill, and author Fred Basten; and much, much more. The museum has six galleries and a research library located in a state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the main Santa Monica Public Library campus at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

The Santa Monica History Museum is an incredible resource and partner in the community. We preserve, protect, and promote the rich history of Santa Monica. The museum is open to the public five days a week and we curate seasonal and special exhibits throughout the year in addition to our permanent exhibits. We offer extensive free educational programing including guided school tours, children’s workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Our research library and team of researchers provide the public with access to detailed historical information upon request.

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Santa Monica House Sells for $16.1 Million, Third Highest Sale in City History http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/santa-monica-house-sells-for-16-1-million-third-highest-sale-in-city-history http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/santa-monica-house-sells-for-16-1-million-third-highest-sale-in-city-history#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:36:33 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145996
Engel & Volkers, who has an office on Montana Avenue (as if you might drop in and buy a $4 million house in 90402, then proceed a few doors down to Starbucks); has announced the highest sale of the year, and the third highest residential sale in Santa Monica history. 

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Oracle Pays $368 Million for Santa Monica Office Building http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/oracle-pays-368-million-for-santa-monica-office-building http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/oracle-pays-368-million-for-santa-monica-office-building#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:03:17 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145817 Software giant Oracle Corporation has purchased a 316,000 square-foot property on Colorado for $368 million. At around $1,165/square foot, the large office complex is one of the priciest transactions ever in Los Angeles per square foot. A grant deed for the property at 2600 and 2700 Colorado was filed on November 9 at the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office. Oracle intends to occupy the…

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Traffic, Long Lines at Los Angeles International Airport as Passengers Return Home http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/traffic-long-lines-at-los-angeles-international-airport-as-passengers-return-home http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/traffic-long-lines-at-los-angeles-international-airport-as-passengers-return-home#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:03:10 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145815 11/27: If you’re flying out of LAX after Thanksgiving, you’d be well advised to arrive early. There is about a one hour wait just to enter the loop at LAX . Frustrated passengers exited Uber and Lyft rideshares, trying to illegally walk into the airport and make flights. The crowds begin to build at 1:30 pm. The terminal will probably get busier as the day progresses, and stay busy…

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City to Close the 10 Freeway West of Cloverfield, December 5 – 7th; Traffic Redirect to Olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-5 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-5#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:06:48 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145805 In it’s ongoing effort to spend money and create high paying jobs for City of Santa Monica employees, despite the inconvenience to residents; the westbound I-10 freeway will be temporarily closed for a signage replacement project starting Monday, December 5. Closures will affect the freeway between the Cloverfield Boulevard off-ramp and the Lincoln Boulevard on-ramp, including the 20th…

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City to Close the 10 Freeway West of Cloverfield, December 5 – 7th; Traffic Redirect to Olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-4 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-4#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:03:18 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145801 In it’s ongoing effort to spend money and create high paying jobs for City of Santa Monica employees, despite the inconvenience to residents; the westbound I-10 freeway will be temporarily closed for a signage replacement project starting Monday, December 5. Closures will affect the freeway between the Cloverfield Boulevard off-ramp and the Lincoln Boulevard on-ramp, including the 20th…

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City to Close the 10 Freeway West of Cloverfield, December 5 – 7th; Traffic Redirect to Olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-3 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-3#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:01:38 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145797 In it’s ongoing effort to spend money and create high paying jobs for City of Santa Monica employees, despite the inconvenience to residents; the westbound I-10 freeway will be temporarily closed for a signage replacement project starting Monday, December 5. Closures will affect the freeway between the Cloverfield Boulevard off-ramp and the Lincoln Boulevard on-ramp, including the 20th…

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City to Close the 10 Freeway West of Cloverfield, December 5 – 7th; Traffic Redirect to Olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-2 http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic-2#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:59:42 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145795 In it’s ongoing effort to spend money and create high paying jobs for City of Santa Monica employees, despite the inconvenience to residents; the westbound I-10 freeway will be temporarily closed for a signage replacement project starting Monday, December 5. Closures will affect the freeway between the Cloverfield Boulevard off-ramp and the Lincoln Boulevard on-ramp, including the 20th…

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City to Close the 10 Freeway West of Cloverfield, December 5 – 7th; Traffic Redirect to Olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/city-to-close-the-10-freeway-west-of-cloverfield-december-5-7th-traffic-redirect-to-olympic#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:58:14 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145791 In it’s ongoing effort to spend money and create high paying jobs for City of Santa Monica employees, despite the inconvenience to residents; the westbound I-10 freeway will be temporarily closed for a signage replacement project starting Monday, December 5. Closures will affect the freeway between the Cloverfield Boulevard off-ramp and the Lincoln Boulevard on-ramp, including the 20th…

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Trump Idealogy of Hate Faces Wall of Resistance as L.A. Writers Unite in Opposition – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS http://www.theopendaily.com/arts-entertainment/call-for-contributions-wall-of-resistance http://www.theopendaily.com/arts-entertainment/call-for-contributions-wall-of-resistance#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:18:45 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145623
Angels Flight • literary west is launching an emergency “Wall of Resistance” issue in response to the U.S. presidential election.

 We invite writers, artists and activists to contribute and have their voices heard.

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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Downtown Santa Monica On Second Street http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pedestrian-seriously-injured-in-downtown-santa-monica-on-second-street http://www.theopendaily.com/local-blogs/pedestrian-seriously-injured-in-downtown-santa-monica-on-second-street#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:11:41 +0000 http://www.theopendaily.com/?p=145591 11/17: A woman was crossing the street in front of Laemmle’s Monica Film Center. It was just before 6 pm on Nov. 15, andthe driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra was in a hurry to get home for dinner. As a security camera recorded, the Nissan pulled out from behind a Blue Bus then slowly made a right turn. It accellerated and carried the woman on the hood of the silver car for 100 feet. The driver…

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