CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1997
Christmas trees may be recycled at Santa Monica parks on the first two Saturdays in January from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The locations are: Clover Park at 25th Street and Ocean Park Boulevard; Douglas Park at Chelsea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard; Christine Emerson Reed Park at Lincoln and California and Los Amigos Park at 5th and Hollister. During the entire month of January, trees may be recycled at the city of Santa Monica Transfer Station, at 2401 Delaware Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flocked trees are accepted, as are wooden tree stands.
July 22, 1993
An exhibit of memorabilia from the Tuskegee Airmen, the World War II flying unit composed entirely of African-Americans, will be dedicated at Santa Monica's Museum of Flying on Wednesday in observance of the 50th anniversary of the group's first combat mission. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at the museum, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop North, which is at the end of 28th Street south of Ocean Park Boulevard. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children.
May 26, 1988
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a law creating a long-anticipated preferential parking zone in the neighborhood surrounding Santa Monica College. Boundaries of the district are Delaware Avenue, 20th Street, Pico Boulevard, 23rd Street, Pearl Street, 21st Street, Ocean Park Boulevard, 14th Street, Pico Boulevard and 17th Street. Parking within the zone will be restricted to permit holders on Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1996
Police and residents in Santa Monica have joined forces to help find the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident last Sunday that killed a 39-year-old man. Philip Van Gelderen, manager of a bookstore in Pacific Palisades, was struck by a car as he was crossing Ocean Park Boulevard at 16th Street in Santa Monica's Sunset Park area. According to witnesses, the car was traveling 60 mph to 90 mph. Residents say they are tired of the speeding in Sunset Park.
September 8, 1994
Regarding all the articles about the noise emanating from planes departing and landing at Santa Monica Airport, and regarding the recent plane accidents in the area: I have lived on Ocean Park Boulevard near 6th Street for 15 years. In the last year things have really changed. Suddenly , I am being divebombed by planes virtually every night, usually around 10:30 p.m. but often at 12:30 a.m. A few times even later. The noise is unbelievably close--loud, intense and scary. Further exacerbating this situation for me is the fact that the plane that crashed on the day after Thanksgiving, 1993, crashed right in front of my car as I was driving on 4th Street.
June 10, 1989 |
Ocean Park, the southernmost neighborhood of Santa Monica, is the quintessential beach town. Along its wide, milk-white beach, thousands of visitors sunbathe and splash in the surf. Others fish from the municipal pier, ride the Ferris wheel and carrousel, pedal the bike path, stroll its oceanfront walk and roller-skate to Venice. Yet just three blocks inland, Main Street hosts designer boutiques, art galleries, museums, neighborhood cafes and trendy restaurants. Ocean Park offers something for everyone.