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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.
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.
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.
February 2, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The glow of ice-colored lights wrapped tightly around the tree branches threw an unwelcome spotlight on the people trying to sleep. It was past midnight and many of those sitting on the Third Street Promenade's benches buried their heads in their arms. In her pink beanie, Mackenzie Carter and her team of counters strolled by. As she walked, Carter made a single tally mark for each person deemed homeless, then tucked her clipboard away, shielding it from sight. Debbie Lee, Carter's "team captain," followed a few paces behind.
June 13, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
With ocean views selling at a premium throughout Southern California, it can be dumbfounding to encounter a prominent downtown Santa Monica hotel that deliberately averts its gaze from the water. The boxy former Holiday Inn near the Third Street Promenade, however, is probably not long for this world. At the prompting of city officials, the owners have come up with a plan to raze the aging hotel and erect a three-tiered showplace that embraces the Pacific with outdoor terraces, a rooftop restaurant and sea vistas from every possible angle.
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