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October 6, 1988 | SHELDON ITO, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Monica Historical Society will make a little history itself Saturday when it opens the city's first museum of history and culture. The museum, at 2050 Colorado Ave., will feature artifacts ranging from a stone corn grinder used by pre-Columbian American Indians to flapper dresses from the 1920s to photos of Shirley Temple, Lawrence Welk and other entertainers who lived in the city, according to Louise Gabriel, who has spearheaded the society's push for the museum.
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October 27, 2006 | Steve Lopez
Just when you thought the political circus in Santa Monica couldn't get any wackier, along comes a delicious twist that has the city buzzing. As I laid out Wednesday, the town was already trying to make sense of why the City Council in the notoriously progressive community is trying to wipe an anti-corruption law off the books with its ill-conceived Measure W on the November ballot.
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August 29, 1985
Santa Monica City Councilman Ken Edwards, a liberal Democrat who was mayor during the city's bitter struggle over rent control, has died after a three-year battle with liver cancer. He was 44. Edwards died late Tuesday night at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. A county probation officer by profession, Edwards was active in politics for more than a decade. In 1975, he was elected president of the Santa Monica Democratic Club.
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January 9, 1996
Santa Monica police are celebrating their department's centennial with an old-fashioned look, turning in their oval-shaped police badges for six-pointed star badges similar to those donned by their predecessors 100 years ago. The 192 sworn police officers will wear the sterling silver star badges this year, officials said. "Everyone is excited about wearing the star badges," said Sgt. Gary Gallinot.
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January 9, 1996
Santa Monica police are celebrating their department's centennial with an old-fashioned look, turning in their oval-shaped police badges for six-pointed star badges similar to those donned by their predecessors 100 years ago. The 192 sworn police officers will wear the sterling silver star badges this year, officials said. "Everyone is excited about wearing the star badges," said Sgt. Gary Gallinot.
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October 27, 2006 | Steve Lopez
Just when you thought the political circus in Santa Monica couldn't get any wackier, along comes a delicious twist that has the city buzzing. As I laid out Wednesday, the town was already trying to make sense of why the City Council in the notoriously progressive community is trying to wipe an anti-corruption law off the books with its ill-conceived Measure W on the November ballot.
NEWS
August 14, 1986
The City Council has unanimously approved a motion to name a proposed building to house the city's social services offices for the late Ken Edwards. The planned three-story, $3-million Ken Edwards Building will be at 1527 4th St. Edwards served as a councilman from 1981 until his death last year from complications caused by a three-year battle with liver cancer. He was 44 when he died. From 1983 to 1984 Edwards also served as mayor.
NEWS
April 10, 1986
Santa Monica's early history is reflected in two exhibits being sponsored by the Santa Monica Historical Society through April. Evening bags and accessories from the early 1900s and two 165-year-old hand-painted flirtation fans donated by the Bandini family are among items on display at First Federal Savings Bank of California, 401 Wilshire Blvd. Another exhibit, at Henshey's Department Store, 402 Santa Monica Blvd., features "Home Culinary Gadgets From the Past."
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May 22, 2008 | Richard Winton and Martha Groves, Times Staff Writers
The city of Santa Monica and other defendants will pay $21 million to settle dozens of civil lawsuits arising from the July 2003 crash at the downtown Farmers' Market that left 10 people dead and 63 injured. The amount includes a $6-million resolution, announced Wednesday, in the final two cases in the long-running legal controversy. It also includes $15.3 million for plaintiffs in 40 other cases that was agreed upon earlier this year.
NEWS
February 9, 1995
As honorary chairman of the City of Santa Monica Centennial Committee, I feel a need to inform my beloved city and community as to how the Santa Monica Historical Society Museum came about. During the Centennial celebration in 1974, the Centennial Committee discussed how wonderful it would be if we could create an organization that would forever collect, preserve and display items from Santa Monica's history for current and future generations so that all may have an insight into Santa Monica's past.
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October 6, 1988 | SHELDON ITO, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Monica Historical Society will make a little history itself Saturday when it opens the city's first museum of history and culture. The museum, at 2050 Colorado Ave., will feature artifacts ranging from a stone corn grinder used by pre-Columbian American Indians to flapper dresses from the 1920s to photos of Shirley Temple, Lawrence Welk and other entertainers who lived in the city, according to Louise Gabriel, who has spearheaded the society's push for the museum.
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August 29, 1985
Santa Monica City Councilman Ken Edwards, a liberal Democrat who was mayor during the city's bitter struggle over rent control, has died after a three-year battle with liver cancer. He was 44. Edwards died late Tuesday night at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. A county probation officer by profession, Edwards was active in politics for more than a decade. In 1975, he was elected president of the Santa Monica Democratic Club.
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July 11, 1991
James T. Butts, who worked his way from cadet to deputy police chief in Inglewood, is leaving the department this fall to become chief in Santa Monica, officials announced Wednesday. It was widely known within the department that Butts was seeking a chief's position. He had been in the running for the Pasadena police chief but was not chosen. When told of his impending departure Wednesday, many in and out of the department said it would be tough to fill Butts' shoes.
NEWS
August 31, 1986
I object to the misleading attack by Seymour Morrow on plans for a youth hostel in Santa Monica. I speak as one who has had very satisfactory experiences with hostels in Europe, Australia, Canada and, in the U.S., both in Colorado and in California. Santa Monica is a logical entry point to the Los Angeles area for persons of adventurous energy and curiosity about our own and other cultures. It's no accident that this was the local entry point for the Olympic Torch as well. The American Youth Hostel Federation does not run "derelict care centers."
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