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December 2, 1997
A 50-foot juniper tree will adorn the north end of the Third Street Promenade for the holidays following a lighting ceremony tonight. The lights on the donated tree at Wilshire Boulevard and Third Street will be switched on shortly after 6 p.m. by Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor, said Kathleen Rawson of the Bayside District Corp., which manages the Promenade. Officials of the city's bus system, Big Blue Bus, also will collect nonperishable foods for the Westside Food Bank.
March 3, 2005 | Craig Rosen, Special to The Times
The mix tape -- it was the ultimate expression of love from a music geek. While tapes have gone the way of the dinosaur, making a mix disc is easier than ever with the advent of the CD burner. Even those who don't have access to such hardware can express their love via a custom mix -- and the creation of the disc can be part of your date. Starbucks opened its first Hear Music Coffeehouse late last year at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
October 31, 1995
Nickels, dimes and quarters are adding up to big contributions for two Santa Monica-based social service agencies that will receive a total of $10,000 this week from the Dolphin Change Program. The Westside Food Bank and the CLARE Foundation, which provides rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless substance abusers, are recipients of the money, collected in a dolphin statue that functions like a piggy bank on the Third Street Promenade. The Bayside District Corp.
August 23, 2004
Every time The Times writes an article about Westwood Village it mentions the demise of the area, attributing it to the shooting in 1988 ("Westwood Project Gets City's OK," Aug. 19). I lived in Westwood for 15 years. The popularity of Westwood as a destination during that time was due to the fact that there was no other place in the city where you had street life. Along came the rejuvenation of Century City, Third Street Promenade, Universal CityWalk, Melrose, Old Pasadena, etc., and now the Grove.
Street performers on Third Street Promenade were put on notice to tone it down Tuesday as the Santa Monica City Council requested stricter noise rules for them and for businesses that blare music outdoors. In an effort to reduce noise on the popular pedestrian mall, the council ordered city staff to draft an ordinance restricting the use of amplified sound and suggested that amplification be banned in the busy evening hours. The council will take up the issue again July 25.
November 3, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
They are like stage sets, with scenery and backdrops against a wall, and, up front, tiny people in a mini-world of art. But Marc Cohen's original works can't found in any lobby--they all seem to be pinned to lapels. His 2-inch-square box pins are a multimedia mix of photo collages, Cohen's original artwork and--for a three-dimensional effect--plastic human figures. A former actor, stage manager and set designer, Cohen got the idea for the pins seven years ago while working in New York theater.
July 30, 1998 | MIMI AVINS
Blink in Los Angeles and risk missing a new store opening. There, in the middle of the block, where the juice bar used to be, is now a shiny, new, beautifully designed, well-stocked clothing store. In neighborhoods throughout Southern California's sprawl, shops offering merchandise in a range of prices continually open. Some are chains that want outposts in as many shopping districts as possible.
August 13, 2006 | Benjamin Brayfield, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade might be about as close to New York City living as Los Angeles offers. Where else can you hang out on your fire escape (OK, balcony deck) over the local deli (OK, they probably serve more salads than pastrami sandwiches) and be entertained by street performers? * What it's about Can you imagine being able to live in Greater Los Angeles without a car? Here you just might be able to swing it, plus the Pacific is three blocks away.
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