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January 18, 2014 |
Five people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an altercation at the Santa Monica Pier early Saturday morning turned violent and two people were stabbed. Witnesses said the five suspects began arguing with two people on the far west end of the pier around 1:20 a.m., and the altercation then turned physical, according to a news release issued by Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Moroso. The group of five then attacked the other two with a knife, stabbing both victims multiple times in their torsos and arms, police said. The victims were taken to a hospital where one underwent immediate surgery.
January 9, 2014 |
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O'Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre. Carnaval de Cabrillo Community event features dance, music, etc., and a preview of Cabrillo Music Theatre's upcoming production of “In the Heights” (at 1:45 p.m.). Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Today, noon. Free. I'll Go On Barry McGovern co-created and stars in this solo show based on three Samuel Beckett novels.
December 10, 2013 |
Weimar cabaret meets Pacifica in “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel,” carving a weirdly effective niche for itself on the Santa Monica Pier. This dark-tinged program of deathless songs from the beloved composer takes environmental theater to a highly specialized place. Literally, since the West End Theatre is a reconfigured observation deck perched above Mariasol Restaurant at the end of the landmark pier. In a long, narrow room that suggests a supine rathskeller, four idiomatic performers and a keen piano-and-strings combo attack nine familiar numbers with a mix of Sprechstimme and moxie that is often evocative and arresting.
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November 28, 2013 |
Brent Goldman captured the fun and chaos of an illuminated Santa Monica Pier in this photo from Nov. 17. Catching all the elements -- the blur of the spinning ride, the roller coaster cars and the lighted Ferris wheel -- at just the right moment was a challenge, he said, but he was up for it. "My favorite part of the photo was capturing the emotions of the people on the spinning ride. I had to make sure I set my shutter speed appropriately so you could see their expressions, but still see the movement of the ride," he said.
November 13, 2013 |
Luis Merlos was taking pictures under the Santa Monica Pier when he met a young woman doing the same thing. Noticing how the lighting made for the perfect silhouette, he asked the fellow photographer if he could take her picture. “I saw the pose in my head and told her to lean on the pier and raise her leg like a ballerina,” said Merlos, who used his iPhone 4S. “This is a prime example of how Instagram can unite people and help can create artwork at any given moment.” Follow Trishna Patel on Twitter . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
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October 19, 2013 |
Santa Monica will officially celebrate the opening of the city's new $46.1-million oceanfront park on Saturday. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., will feature music, crafts, storytelling, food trucks and tours of the new Tongva Park, officials said. The park covers seven acres just west of Santa Monica City Hall, two blocks from the beach. The park was designed by British-born James Corner and his New York firm Field Operations, best known for its work on the acclaimed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.