Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSanta Monica Ca Celebrations
IN THE NEWS

Santa Monica Ca Celebrations

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1995
Several hundred children celebrating the winter holidays in Santa Monica last weekend got a taste of a true Southern California Christmas. The scarcity of snow in the local mountains forced officials to forego the huge snow pile usually imported for the Winter Wonderland-themed Main Street Holiday Event. But not wanting to disappoint the children, event organizers turned to the closest thing around: sand.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1997
The Urban League and the French Consulate celebrated Bastille Day--French Independence Day--with a joint African American-French concert. The Monday night concert on the Santa Monica Pier was an acknowledgement that black entertainers played before integrated audiences in France long before they were permitted to do so in the United States, said John Mack, president of the Los Angeles Urban League. "Too often, we Americans assume that only Americans have talent.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1991
A Cinco de Mayo celebration on the Santa Monica Pier turned ugly Sunday evening when some spectators became unruly and began throwing objects at the stage shortly before the festival was scheduled to close. Police Sgt. George Centeno said five people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and four were arrested for suspicion of public intoxication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1995
Several hundred children celebrating the winter holidays in Santa Monica last weekend got a taste of a true Southern California Christmas. The scarcity of snow in the local mountains forced officials to forego the huge snow pile usually imported for the Winter Wonderland-themed Main Street Holiday Event. But not wanting to disappoint the children, event organizers turned to the closest thing around: sand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
If the Santa Monica City Council's plan to hold its Fourth of July fireworks show "by the dawn's early light" is a failure, it will be a success because the council is hoping only a few people will come. The city-sponsored fireworks show, held every Independence Day night since 1961, has been attracting larger and larger crowds--characterized by more and more violence--for a decade. Last year, Police Chief James F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1989 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the closest thing to a religious experience that a man like Alexander Prairie could have during the Christmas season. It was 1:22 p.m. Thursday and Prairie, head of Los Angeles' largest atheist organization, was standing in front of a Nativity scene in Santa Monica. The model of the baby Jesus lying in a manger in front of him wasn't occupying the 52-year-old's thoughts, however. He was reflecting on the Winter Solstice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1987 | CRAIG QUINTANA, Times Staff Writer
Bleary eyed and yawning, Mara Brown put it all into perspective. "I slept with at least 2,000 men tonight," said the 26-year-old from Encino, who celebrated the Fourth of July with an estimated 20,000 others--men, women and children--at a pre-dawn fireworks display near the Santa Monica Pier. "I never woke up with so many people in my life." Brown and her friends, Melody and Casey Doff, ages 23 and 28, arrived when police opened the beach parking lot at 3 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1990 | HENRY CHU and BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The words of civic responsibility rang out clearly from the loudspeakers at the 35th annual Independence Day celebration at Palos Verdes Estates. "There can be no doubt that freedom requires responsibility," a high school junior wrote in an award-winning essay that was read at the event. "Freedom without responsibility is the definition of the word anarchy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1989 | GINGER LYNNE THOMPSON, Times Staff Writer
The Saturday night celebration at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium looked like a typical New Year's Eve party. A band, which would depart from its rock and rhythm and blues repertoire to play "Auld Lang Syne" at the stroke of midnight, performed on a dimly lighted stage while, beneath colored streamers draped across the ceiling, a crowd of people on the dance floor swayed, hugged, kissed and toasted the New Year in glittery party hats. But their glasses were not filled with champagne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1997
The Urban League and the French Consulate celebrated Bastille Day--French Independence Day--with a joint African American-French concert. The Monday night concert on the Santa Monica Pier was an acknowledgement that black entertainers played before integrated audiences in France long before they were permitted to do so in the United States, said John Mack, president of the Los Angeles Urban League. "Too often, we Americans assume that only Americans have talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1991
A Cinco de Mayo celebration on the Santa Monica Pier turned ugly Sunday evening when some spectators became unruly and began throwing objects at the stage shortly before the festival was scheduled to close. Police Sgt. George Centeno said five people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and four were arrested for suspicion of public intoxication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1990 | HENRY CHU and BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The words of civic responsibility rang out clearly from the loudspeakers at the 35th annual Independence Day celebration at Palos Verdes Estates. "There can be no doubt that freedom requires responsibility," a high school junior wrote in an award-winning essay that was read at the event. "Freedom without responsibility is the definition of the word anarchy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1989 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the closest thing to a religious experience that a man like Alexander Prairie could have during the Christmas season. It was 1:22 p.m. Thursday and Prairie, head of Los Angeles' largest atheist organization, was standing in front of a Nativity scene in Santa Monica. The model of the baby Jesus lying in a manger in front of him wasn't occupying the 52-year-old's thoughts, however. He was reflecting on the Winter Solstice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1989 | GINGER LYNNE THOMPSON, Times Staff Writer
The Saturday night celebration at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium looked like a typical New Year's Eve party. A band, which would depart from its rock and rhythm and blues repertoire to play "Auld Lang Syne" at the stroke of midnight, performed on a dimly lighted stage while, beneath colored streamers draped across the ceiling, a crowd of people on the dance floor swayed, hugged, kissed and toasted the New Year in glittery party hats. But their glasses were not filled with champagne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1987 | CRAIG QUINTANA, Times Staff Writer
Bleary eyed and yawning, Mara Brown put it all into perspective. "I slept with at least 2,000 men tonight," said the 26-year-old from Encino, who celebrated the Fourth of July with an estimated 20,000 others--men, women and children--at a pre-dawn fireworks display near the Santa Monica Pier. "I never woke up with so many people in my life." Brown and her friends, Melody and Casey Doff, ages 23 and 28, arrived when police opened the beach parking lot at 3 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
If the Santa Monica City Council's plan to hold its Fourth of July fireworks show "by the dawn's early light" is a failure, it will be a success because the council is hoping only a few people will come. The city-sponsored fireworks show, held every Independence Day night since 1961, has been attracting larger and larger crowds--characterized by more and more violence--for a decade. Last year, Police Chief James F.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|