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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.
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.
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.
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.
May 24, 2007 | Betsy Sharkey
BETWEEN the crowds, street performers and preachers, it's easy to miss the Promenade Playhouse, tucked behind a nondescript door along the Third Street Promenade. That's a shame, because on Fridays and Saturdays one of the quirkier offerings on L.A.'s late-night theater scene -- "Money & Run: Episode 1" -- is unfolding before a packed house.
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.
September 11, 2008 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The new incarnation of Santa Monica Place, the Frank Gehry-designed shopping center that is getting a major makeover in downtown Santa Monica, will feature a broad plaza surrounded by curving walls that open both to the street and toward the beach. With flourishes of curved shining material unwinding from a third-story plaza, the $155-million renovation will allow patrons to see the nearby ocean from its rooftop dining level, according to architectural drawings released Wednesday.
August 26, 1999
In a move that one City Council member said would make the downtown area resemble a great city of Europe, the City Council has voted unanimously to approve plans aimed at extending the success of the Third Street Promenade to neighboring areas. After years of planning and community meetings, council members recently approved conceptual design plans for an estimated $5-million to $7-million project known as the Downtown Transit Mall.
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