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State budget provides development incentives BY MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new state budget that guarantees developers the ability to build housing projects if they meet preexisting zoning standards. The budget contains a provision known as “by right” construction and is tied to new spending to incentive affordable housing. The new rules will allow developers to bypass discretionary approvals (like a public vote or a vote by the City Council) if a project meets conditions defined by a municipal-

ity’s Zoning Code. According to a press release sent by the Governor’s office, the budget reflects $3.6 billion in state and federal funding and award authority for many affordable housing and homelessness programs, including increased funding for CalWORKs rapid rehousing and emergency homeless shelters. Of that, $400 million will be set aside from the General Fund for allocation to affordable housing programs. “The funding will be coupled SEE CONSTRUCTION PAGE 3

Accessibility programs keep beaches open for all BY CAMILLE DE BEUS Daily Press Intern

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STUDENT ATHLETE: Students at Crossroads must maintain high grades to remain on teams.

BY JEFFREY I. GOODMAN Daily Press Staff Writer

As the Crossroads boys swimming team went through its stretching routine this season, coach Tara Shima would interject with a question: “You all got A’s today, right?” But, Shima said, she didn’t need to provide much guidance on schoolwork. Her athletes already took pride in their scholastic duties, as evidenced by their distinction as the most academically dedicated bunch of male high school swimmers in the state. Crossroads produced highest collective grade-point average in the state this year in boys swimming with a 3.81, the California Interscholastic Federation announced this month. The Santa Monica private school’s girls

tennis squad also garnered CIF honors with a team GPA of 3.93. “I was really proud of them,” Shima said. “There were times they needed to go because they needed to do their homework, and they learned to manage their time. The way they balanced obligations was far more mature than a lot of high school kids. We had a very young team, and for them to figure out how to do that was impressive.” The CIF academic awards program began in 1996 to honor sports teams for their grades on an unweighted 4.0 scale. Only classes with college-readiness credit are considered, Shima said. Crossroads was one of just four schools this

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As a City By The Sea, Santa Monica has long drawn people to its famed beaches and the City uses a variety of tools to ensure access for everyone. With a fleet of free beach wheel chairs and paved paths leading to the water, Santa Monica has a history of keeping the ocean accessible and recent additions like a pair of electric wheel chairs and an accessible playground build on that tradition. “The city made a commitment quite a while ago, to really set objectives to making the beach accessible,” said Community & Cultural Services Department Beach Administrator Judith Meister. “We’ve been able to do that and will continue to do so.” Officials said the city has a responsibility to keep the beaches open.

“We have an inherent duty to make our beaches accessible to all, because of their beauty,” Recreation and Parks Commission member Kurt Schwengel said. “We have, in my opinion, the most beautiful beaches in southern California, and it’s a shame that not all people are able to access them.” For individuals that need a surface more stable than sand, the city has five walkways leading from Oceanfront Walk to the ocean. There are five walkways located at Ashland Avenue, Ocean Park Blvd., Bay Street, Arizona Avenue, and Montana Avenue. City Hall began work on the paths about 20 years ago and they see steady use. “I don’t have any numbers, but I can see the walkway from my front window and my balcony, and it’s a nonstop stream of people walking SEE BEACH PAGE 7

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Adult Summer Reading Movie: Tim’s Vermeer (2013) In this fascinating documentary, inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Teen Film Series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Watch it from the beginning. Starting June 14 through August 2, every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Answer trivia before each movie for a fun prize. Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 2 - 4:30 p.m.

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Write On! Teen Creative Writing Workshop, High School Edition Attention, aspiring teen writers. Sign up for this intensive 4-day workshop (including a writer’s cafe) led by local authors, and help create a ‘zine of student writing. Space is limited. Signups begin June 1. Grades 9-12. Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 3 - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29 Summer Preschool Story Time Story series for 3 to 5-year-olds. A ticket is required to attend each session. A limited number of tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, the morning of the program, at the Youth Reference Desk. Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

College Prep Series: Summer Edition, ACT Prep Test Are you taking the ACT during the fall? Get some practice! Done in collaboration with Virginia Avenue Park and presented by C2 Education. Registration is required and will start June 1. Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd., 3 - 7 p.m.

Movie: Joy (2015) Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence stars in this biopic of Joy Mangano, an entrepreneurial powerhouse who made millions inventing and selling her own products on television. Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd., 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Congressperson Ted Lieu to speak at Santa Monica Democratic Club Santa Monica Democrats are invited to hear Congressperson Ted Lieu discuss current domestic and international issues, the outlook for the House of Representatives , and Democratic Party prospects for the November Presidential Election. Public Invited, No Charge, Light Refreshments, Parking Available. 7 p.m., 2nd floor Community Room, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Thursday, June 30 Paws to Read Read to a trained therapy dog from Paws 4 Healing. Thursdays & Saturdays, June 30 - August 6 (No session July 23). Sign up in advance for a 15-minute period starting June 20. Contact branch for details. Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave., 2 - 3 p.m.

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The Jake Davis Band used a highenergy, upbeat set in front of a Standing Room Only audience to win a unanimous decision in the 15th annual edition of Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition at the Santa Monica Pier nightspot Friday night. The win earned the band the right to open for “Saving Ferris” in this season’s Twilight Concert Series the evening of August 25. Judges cited the group’s strong arrangements on high quality original material, excellent musical interaction between the band’s four members and Davis’ own vocal performance as particularly note-worthy. Rusty’s Surf Ranch has held the highly anticipated competition each Spring since 2002 as a “showcase for local bands” and the Jake Davis foursome certainly fits the bill, with three of the four members having been born and raised in Santa Monica, while the fourth is a native of Compton, less than 20 miles southeast of the pier. During early round competition Davis told the audience that he has followed the Twilight Concert Series as a fan for many years, and, that winning the slot in the prestigious music series would be a great honor. The band CUNAO, also secured honors of their own, taking second place to earn a showcase night on Rusty’s stage this summer. The Latin Folk group was top alternate after the first round, but turned an unexpected opportunity into success when one of the finalists had to withdraw and CUNAO stepped in, with less than 24hours’ notice, to turn that opportunity into a slot in the Finals. Guest judge Richard Kimball, producer of the concert series THE ROAD for United Stations Radio Networks, cited the band’s excellent musicianship, while judge Don Williams, former top label executive and current highly-successful music publisher, singled out the group’s violinist and percussion artist as two notable performers. The third finals competitor, The Freedom Ledges, also received kudos for their fun energy and strong vocal performances.



The Aero Theatre hosts the 2016 Santa Monica Film Festival (#SMFF) on Saturday July 23. SMFF screens new, inventive and engaging films in competition, curated by distinguished filmmakers and juried by the audience. The SMFF Awards Cocktail Party to follow the day of indie film screenings. Visit for more information. The Aero Theatre is located at 1328 Montana Avenue. FILMMAKER NOSH Santa Monica Film Festival is a nonprofit event made possible by the generous support of our sponsors including Stella Artois, ECHO and Wolk & Levine, LLP Make the most of this year’s Festival and attend the Filmmaker Nosh to network with filmmakers, industry professionals and film fans alike, 10 a.m. FILM SCREENINGS New, innovative and compelling films screen in competition. The 2016 Santa Monica Film Festival “official selections” line-up to be announced July 1. “Like” the festival on facebook for daily updates on screenings and events, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. #TWEET YOUR VOTE (@SMFILMFESTIVAL): Vote for your favorite festival film and help decide the Audience Choice Awards for 2016 SMFF. See festival website for voting rules. For more information, follow the Festival @smfilmfestival. SMFF AWARDS & COCKTAIL RECEPTION The SMFF Awards and Cocktail reception will take place at the Aero Theater at 9 p.m. on Sat. July 23 featuring sponsored beer, wine with DJ music provided by DJ Jacques.

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with the Administration’s proposed legislation requiring ministerial ‘by right’ land use entitlements for multifamily infill housing developments that include affordable housing,” said the release. “This would help constrain development costs, improve the pace of housing production and encourage an increase in housing supply.” The by-right rules apply to projects that are consistent with objective general plan and zoning standards, include multi-family housing, are surrounded by urban uses and not built on restricted property types such as farmland or hazardous waste sites. The rules have an affordable housing element that requires between 5 and 20 percent of the units to be affordable housing depending on the level of affordability and the project’s proximity to an existing or planned transit stop. If a project is within the established guidelines, it must be approved following a 30-day review. That review is limited in scope and will only verify the project meets the rules established by the Zoning Ordinance. Projects that exceed zoning standards would still be subject to local review processes. In Santa Monica, a project that meets all of the state criteria could be removed from discretionary review if it is between 35 and 50 feet in most parts of town or in rare cases,

up to 84 feet if located downtown. The streamlined process could override one provision of the Land Use Voter Empowerment initiative scheduled to go before voters in November. LUVE would require voter approval for projects over 32 feet, all development agreements and any significant revisions to zoning rules, but the state rules would override voter approval of projects over 32 feet. State regulators said its likely specific interactions between the new state rules and local ordinances will require court intervention. An initial ruling on any specific question would be provided by the State but either side could appeal that ruling. Armen Melkonians is one of the leaders of the pro-LUVE campaign and said LUVE applies to all construction while the by-right proposal is limited to housing projects. In addition, the specific wording of the byright rules could allow LUVE’s height cap to remain in place depending on the final language. He said it is impossible to know how state rules will actually impact local provisions until the questions have been analyzed and litigated. In the mean time, he said the LUVE campaign will focus on passing the initiative as written with an understanding that the state rules could be revised and at the end of the day, local ordinances will have to comply with the state mandates. For more information, visit

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against the state of Texas in an abortion ruling that has national implications, and its effect of attacks on Roe v. Wade. The court struck down as ‘unduly burdensome’ regulations that were presented as being “in the interests of the health of the mother” but in fact were designed to shut down clinics that provide services to women. The ruling came down in a 5-3 division of the court with Justices Thomas, Alito and Chief Justice Roberts dissenting - no great surprise there. But it was a yet another example, in a long line of examples of why the choice of a Supreme Court Justice matters and presents the strongest opportunity for a President to build a legacy that far exceeds their own lifetime even. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has frequently been a swing vote on this type of close call decision was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and took office in 1988. In the ensuing 18 years Kennedy has frequently been the deciding vote that tilted the court one way or the other. He is a voice of reason in a court that is often partisan. Politicians want to be partisan - it’s what gets them elected - jurists shouldn’t be. We have no better example of the excesses of partisanship than what is currently NOT happening in Congress with the entrenchment of far right Republicans flatly refusing to do their sworn duty. The refusal to hold hearings on a clearly qualified justice to take the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia is nothing more than dereliction of duty, but it plays to the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, and the “hard right” that want to obstruct and delay in the hopes that they will have a Republican President. The thought that Donald Trump could be nominating justices to the Supreme Court should send a cold shiver down any thinking person’s spine. The next President will be nominating at least two and possibly as many as four Justices, which means that this President will have the potential to set the tone of the country for the next 25-35 years. This is especially true in light of the longer terms that each Justice is now serving as people live longer due to better medicine and health protocols. Granted a President Trump would have to get his nominations past Senate hearings, and hopefully they would exercise some measure of sanity and reject clearly inappropriate and ill-equipped candidates. But the Senate doesn’t seem to be thinking clearly these days - they’re refusal to do their duty doesn’t leave me hopeful that they have anything in mind other than their

own re-election so I don’t know what they would give or deny to a President Trump. This week’s abortion ruling was crucial to not just women’s rights across the country, but all rights. This ruling sends a message that this court will still investigate not just the facially valid reasons for a law, but the actual impact it has when enforced. It is often in the real life application that a law becomes either practicable or unduly burdensome. On its face the Texas law looked like it had the best of intentions - to protect women by making sure that if they are going to get an abortion, they are in a facility that is properly outfitted and that the treating physician had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, should something go wrong during the procedure. That all sounds like a good idea. But the reality is that abortions have a very low incidence rate of something going wrong. The clinics that provide them are usually run on a shoe string budget and they need to be located in more than just major metropolitan areas to serve those at most need, which means they are less likely to be near a major hospital. It was for these reasons that the law looked acceptable until it was actually applied, and its effect would be to shutter most of the clinics in Texas and the effect of that would mean women seeking an abortion would have an undue burden. They would have to travel greater distances, sometimes hundreds of miles that would make an abortion impracticable for them. Had a purely partisan court looked solely at the facial validity and not delved into its actual effect, it could have ruled the other direction and triggered the shuttering of over 50 percent of the clinics in Texas and have a negative effect of the lives of millions of women across the state of Texas and then across the country as other states implemented similar legislation in an assault on abortions. Why should we care in California? We have the right to abortions, and it is seemingly untouchable. Yes, but things change. Lest I remind you of Proposition 8… This is why Supreme Court Justices matter. This is why Presidential politics matter. We’re not just choosing a President for four years, we’re choosing a legacy, and a future. DAVID PISARRA is a Los Angeles Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer specializing in Father’s and Men’s Rights with the Santa Monica firm of Pisarra & Grist. He welcomes your questions and comments. He can be reached at or 310/664-9969.You can follow him on Twitter @davidpisarra

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I was at the veterinarian today with my dog, Walter, who is recovering from a back problem. While I was waiting in the lobby for Walter to be examined, I watched a large stretcher roll in carrying a big, sweet-faced, but very listless, dog. The owner sat next to me as they rushed her dog into emergency. She told me that early in the morning someone had exploded a firework, something we also hear a lot now, as the Fourth of July approaches. Every year people start early and sound explodes around us at all times of day and night. Walter shakes, runs around the house, and finally cowers inconsolably in some corner, under a table, or against a wall. We often send him to a friend’s for the Fourth because of all of the noise in our neighborhood, but the unexpected fireworks that precede the holiday are impossible to plan for. The lady in the waiting room explained to me that when her dog heard the exploding cherry bomb, he unsuccessfully tried to leap over a picket fence. Rather than clearing it, he was impaled on the fence. The woman found her dog lying on the grass with its intestines falling out of a gaping hole in the dog’s stomach. We waited there as Walter’s surgeon and other doctors in the clinic determined the severity of the wounded dog’s injuries. After a while, a technician came out and ushered the woman away. When I went to look for a drink of water, I found her crying in a corner of the hospital. She said that her dog was so severely hurt that he was not going to live. She was waiting as the vets prepared to put her dog down. If you care about animals at all, know that most of them do not like fireworks. They are afraid of loud sounds and the Foruth of July is torture for them — and not much better for their owners. We don’t like to see our pets suffer, and they often become wild and impossible to console when they are so frightened. I am sure that whoever set off that cherry bomb did not realize they would actually kill someone’s beloved pet dog, but they did.

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A Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Administrator of the City of Santa Monica at the above noted time and place in regard to the following requests: FENCE, WALL HEDGE HEIGHT MODIFICATION, 16-ENT-0069, 201 21st Place. The applicant requests approval of a hedge height modification to allow a 6-foot high hedge along the front property line parallel to 21st Place and along a portion of the side property line. The proposed hedge height exceeds the maximum allowable height of 42 inches in the front setback. The subject property is located in the Single-Unit Residential Zoning District (R1). Pursuant to the Santa Monica Municipal Code (SMMC) Section 9.21.050, fences, walls, or hedges cannot exceed a maximum height of 42 inches within the required front yard setback as measured from the lowest existing grade. SMMC Section 9.43.080(B) permits an applicant to request a modification to this height limitation in the front yard setback. [Planner: Rathar Duong] APPLICANT/OWNER: Sigal Redfield/Fung et al. MINOR USE PERMIT, 16-ENT-0075, 2407 Main Street. The applicant requests approval of a Minor Use Permit to allow the operation of a new, massage establishment in a onestory 2,422 square foot commercial space. Pursuant to SMMC Section 9.11.020, the applicant may request a Minor Use Permit to operate a massage establishment, which is compliant with massage establishment regulations set forth in SMMC Section 9.31.230, in the Neighborhood Commercial District. [Planner: Dennis Banks] APPLICANT/OWNER: Marc Cruise. MINOR USE PERMIT, 16-ENT-0063, 1719 Wilshire Boulevard. The applicant requests approval of a Minor Use Permit (16ENT-0063) to allow an approximate 1,756 square foot expansion of an existing one-story 971 square foot automobile rental agency (Enterprise Rental) at the subject property located in the Mixed-Use Boulevard (MUB) District. Pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.11.020, a Minor Use Permit (MUP) is required for automobile rental uses subject to compliance with the automobile rental standards pursuant to SMMC Section 9.31.050. [Planner: Steve Mizokami] APPLICANT/OWNER: Larry Cesarez/Regina G. Yarmark. MINOR USE PERMIT, 16-ENT-0066, 2923 Main Street. The applicant requests approval of a Minor Use Permit (MUP) to allow a tattoo and body modification (piercing) parlor in a 1,716 square-foot commercial tenant space on Main Street in the Neighborhood Commercial (NC) District. Pursuant to Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.11.020 (Land Use Regulations), the applicant may request a MUP to operate a tattoo and body modification (piercing) parlor, which is compliant with tattoo and body modification (piercing) parlor regulations set forth in SMMC Section 9.31.230, in the NC District. [Planner: Russell Bunim] APPLICANT/OWNER: Love Adorne/Philippe D. Chicha. HOW TO COMMENT The City of Santa Monica encourages public comment. You may comment at the Zoning Administrator public hearing, or by writing a letter. Written information will be given to the Zoning Administrator at the meeting. Any person may comment at the Public Hearing, or by writing a letter to the City Planning Division, Room 212, P.O. Box 2220, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2220. Plans are available for public review at the City Planning Division. For more information, please contact the City Planning Division at (310) 458-8341. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 64009(b), if this matter is subsequently challenged in Court, the challenge may be limited to only those issues raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Santa Monica at, or prior to, the Public Hearing. The meeting facility is accessible. If you have any disabilities related request, contact at (310) 458-8341 or TTY (310) 458-8696 at least three (3) days prior to the meeting. Santa Monica “Big Blue” Bus Lines #2, #3, Rapid 3, #7 and #9 service the City Hall and Civic Center. “Big Blue” Bus Lines #2 and #8 now run on Ocean Avenue instead of Main Street due to Colorado Esplanade construction. *Esto es un aviso sobre una audiencia publica para revisar applicaciones proponiendo desarrollo en Santa Monica. Esto puede ser de interes para usted. Si desea mas informacion, favor de llamar a Carmen Gutierrez en la Division de Planificacion al numero (310) 458-8341.

year to have two athletic teams with statehigh GPA marks, joining Los AngelesPilibos, Cerritos-Whitney and PasadenaPolytechnic. The local school’s boys crosscountry team received the award in 2011. Making the swimming team’s more impressive admirable, Shima said, is the fact that many of her athletes are involved in acting and other artistic disciplines. She noted the efforts of Finnegan Wong-Smith, a CIF Southern Section qualifier who is also a talented musician. “It’s not just academics,” she said. “They pull these grades off while also doing performing and fine arts. It’s amazing. “In order to be a student-athlete, whether it’s in elementary school or high school, you have to learn how to manage your time. And I do believe their ability to do all of these extracurricular activities and pull it off for years gives them an advantage.” Shima also noted that Crossroads attracts students from across the region, meaning many of them spend additional time commuting to and from Santa Monica.

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down,” Schwengel said. “A lot of people have stuff on wheels, like coolers or strollers that they love to wheel all the way down to the ocean instead of making that long walk through the sand. So they use [the walkways] for that. We actually saw someone wheeling their entire barbecue down to the ocean the other day. Families with a lot of stuff that they have to lug down to [the ocean] love it.” The paths make it easier for anyone to walk to the ocean, but are particularly helpful to those who have mobility issues or are in wheelchairs. As an additional aid to those in a wheelchair, the city provides free beach wheelchairs at several locations. The specialized chairs have large, wide wheels that are easier to push over sand and the chairs are designed to travel right to the water’s edge. The chairs shouldn’t be used for flotation and shouldn’t be taken into deep water but they are water resistant enough to allow someone that wanted to feel the water at their feet to do so. These beach wheelchairs are available at four different locations on the beach: the Perry’s located at 2600, 2400 and 1200 Ocean Front Walk, along with the Annenberg Community Beach House. Meister said the manual chairs were a good start but the city has taken the program a step further. “This started back 20 or so years ago-[we] made beach wheelchairs available, and we started with manual ones that you have to push,” Meister said. “They are heavy and difficult to push in the sand, so several years ago we bought electric wheelchairs which we have two of. Those are much easier to use on the sand. Someone doesn’t need to push you, so an individual can cover a lot of the beach by themselves in the wheelchair.” Electric wheelchairs are only available at the Perry’s located at 2400 and 1200. Renting a wheelchair is completely free, and all that is required is a valid I.D. The chairs are available during business hours on a first come-first served basis but anyone can call the Beach House or Perry’s to see if a chair is available. “Just based on anecdotal information, I’d say that on a monthly basis maybe 10 to 15

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people use [the wheelchairs],” Meister said. “That number grows in the summertime, where that could be 10 people per week using them.” The City recently increased beach accessibility with the opening of a universally accessible playground on the south side of the beach at Ashland Avenue. A second is currently being built near the north side of the beach close to Montana Avenue. “That means children who may have a disability are able to play alongside other children,” Meister said. “There are children with other disabilities-so there are sensory play opportunities as well. In the sand area there is a wheelchair, so that they can play at the sandtable next to a child who is also playing.” While there are other coastal cities that have made efforts to make their beaches more accessible, both on the west and east coast, Santa Monica remains in the minority of cities that has made an effort to provide electric wheelchairs on the beach. “We hear from visitors who come, they say, ‘This is great, but how can we do this where we live?’” Meister said. “So we do get emails or phone calls from people who wonder about doing the same thing in their own community.” Even the simple walkways have helped Santa Monica Beach garner a reputation. “The tourists and friends from out of town that I have spoken to say that Santa Monica is at the forefront because of those walkways to the ocean,” Schwengel said.“For the most part, I think what the walkway does is makes it a lot more convenient for people to walk to the ocean ... but, I do see a lot of people wheeling people out here on wheelchairs, and another great thing about these walkways is that they have benches at the end of them. So people can wheel down there and then sit almost at the ocean’s edge with people in wheelchairs.” Officials said the efforts are an ongoing program. “Santa Monica has been [at] the forefront, has recognized that the city belongs to everyone and has made efforts really to make it accessible,” Meister said. “I think there’s probably a lot more that needs to be done, but it’s been a priority in Santa Monica, and I think that demonstrates certainly what we’ve been able to do at the beach.”


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Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

ON JUNE 12 AT ABOUT 7:12 P.M. Officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard regarding a man punching a woman in the face. The female victim indicated she was in an argument with the male suspect. The suspect became upset, punched the victim in the face with a closed fist and left the location on foot. The suspect, later identified as Orlando Montes Ruiz, 49, homeless, was located at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue. The victim, who was transported to a local hospital, was desirous of prosecution. Ruiz was booked on a charge of battery with serious injury and a Santa Monica warrant. Bail was set at $100,000.


The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 373 calls for service on June 26. HERE IS A SAMPLING OF THOSE CALLS CHOSEN BY THE SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS STAFF. 131 BROADWAY SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 | LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF 2ND & BROADWAY | PH: 657.859.3721



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Loud music 1300 block of Santa Monica 12:04 a.m. Loud music 1500 block of Pearl 12:11 a.m. Party complaint 1100 block of 9th 12:27 a.m. Vandalism Euclid/ Broadway 1:06 a.m. Burglary 200 block of Santa Monica Pier 1:22 a.m. Auto burglary 200 block of Santa Monica Pier 1:26 a.m. Shots fired 200 block of Bicknell 1:39 a.m. Loud music 900 block of 5th 1:08 a.m. Auto burglary 400 block of San Vicente 3:57 a.m. Battery 1500 block of 2nd 4:00 a.m. Assault with deadly weapon 3rd/ Strand 4:45 a.m. Petty theft 1700 block of Ocean Front Walk 6:52 a.m. Battery 1400 block of Ocean 6:53 a.m. Hit and run 400 block of 21st 7:21 a.m. Petty theft 1500 block of 15th 8:20 a.m. Panhandling 600 block of Wilshire 8:47 a.m. Traffic collision 1500 block of Pacific Coast Hwy 8:48 a.m. Battery 1300 block of 7th 9:05 a.m. Traffic collision 1100 block of Pico 9:09 a.m. Auto burglary 100 block of Broadway 9:45 a.m. Petty theft 300 block of Pico 10:05 a.m. Traffic collision 16th/ Santa Monica 10:38 a.m. Missing person 300 block of Santa Monica Pier 12:04 p.m.

Petty theft 300 block of Colorado 12:08 p.m. Violation of restraining order 1300 block of Ocean Park 12:22 p.m. Petty theft 2800 block of Pico 1:32 p.m. Fight Ocean/ Bicknell 1:34 p.m. Vandalism 21st/ Pico 1:56 p.m. Traffic collision Main/ Olympic 2:47 p.m. Traffic collision 2nd/ Broadway 2:59 p.m. Auto burglary 1400 block of 4th 3:25 p.m. Violation of restraining order 2100 block of Virginia 3:35 p.m. Burglary 1700 block of Ocean 3:38 p.m. Fight 1800 block of 9th 3:38 p.m. Auto burglary 14th/ Wilshire 3:42 p.m. Auto burglary 1500 block of Pacific Coast Hwy 3:44 p.m. Person with a gun 1400 block of 3rd 4:03 p.m. Traffic collision 5th/ Colorado 4:06 p.m. Auto burglary 1500 block of Pacific Coast Hwy 4:07 p.m. Auto burglary 1700 block of Ocean 4:33 p.m. Vandalism 1300 block of Ocean Front 5:07 p.m. Traffic collision 1600 block of Appian 5:26 p.m. Battery 200 block of Santa Monica Pier 5:34 p.m. Traffic collision Appian/ Seaside 5:52 p.m. Hit and run 1500 block of Pacific Coast Hwy 6:04 p.m. Battery 1600 block of The Beach 6:10 p.m. Person down 600 block of Ocean 6:37 p.m. Person down Franklin/ Santa Monica 7:36 p.m. Petty theft 300 block of Colorado 7:40 p.m. Traffic collision with injuries 1500 block of Ocean 7:58 p.m. Vandalism 1900 block of 20th 8:10 p.m. Battery 3100 block of Santa Monica 8:31 p.m. Battery 2000 block of Ocean 8:33 p.m. Battery 1300 block of 3rd 8:51 p.m. Shots fired 1900 block of 20th 9:08 p.m. Hit and run 1700 block of Ocean Park 9:16 p.m.


The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 52 calls for service on June 26. HERE IS A SAMPLING OF THOSE CALLS CHOSEN BY THE SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS STAFF.

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EMS 300 block of Santa Monica Pier 12:33 a.m. EMS 300 block of Olympic 2:15 a.m. EMS 1100 block of 2nd 2:18 a.m. EMS 500 block of California 2:37 a.m. EMS 1900 block of Wilshire 3:01 a.m. EMS 1300 block of 17th 3:20 a.m. EMS 1300 block of 15th 3:27 a.m. EMS 2400 block of 5th 3:45 a.m. Automatic Alarm 500 block of Colorado 3:48 a.m. EMS 1700 block of Cloverfield 3:55 a.m. EMS 1800 block of 20th 4:30 a.m. EMS 2000 block of 20th 4:55 a.m. EMS 1400 block of Ocean 6:54 a.m. EMS 100 block of California 10:11 a.m. Assist LAFD 100 block of Ocean 10:41 a.m.

EMS 2400 block of Santa Monica 11:02 a.m. EMS 2700 block of Ocean Front Walk 11:22 a.m. Automatic alarm 500 block of Colorado 11:45 a.m. EMS 1600 block of Ocean 12:49 p.m. EMS 1600 block of 9th 1:53 p.m. EMS 1500 block of Ocean Front Walk 2:18 p.m. EMS 1400 block of Ocean 2:34 p.m. Automatic alarm 1200 block of 20th 3:28 p.m. EMS 2000 block of 4th 3:29 p.m. EMS 1300 block of Montana 3:33 p.m. EMS 1800 block of 9th 3:48 p.m. EMS 1400 block of Olympic 4:00 p.m. EMS 2400 block of Ocean Front Walk 4:01 p.m. EMS 1500 block of Montana 4:24 p.m. EMS 1500 block of 2nd 5:24 p.m. EMS 600 block of Ocean 6:38 p.m. EMS Franklin/ Santa Monica 7:39 p.m. EMS 3rd/ Montana 8:16 p.m. Injuries from assault 3100 block of Sana Monica 8:32 p.m. EMS 1000 block of 7th 9:02 p.m. Trash/ dumpster fire 1300 block of 19th 9:10 p.m. EMS Ocean/ Wilshire 9:47 p.m. EMS 1300 block of 20th 10:13 p.m.

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– The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China. – Romania cedes Bessarabia (currentday Moldova) to the Soviet Union after facing an ultimatum. – World War II: Nazi Germany starts its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue – Poland’s Soviet-allied P r o v i s i o n a l Government of National Unity is formed over a month after V-E Day. – The Cominform circulates the “Resolution on the situation in the Communist

NEWS OF THE WEIRD Party of Yugoslavia”; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc. – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era. – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers, argued to be between 100,000 and 200,000 are executed in the Bodo League massacre. – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in attempt to slow North Korea’s offensive.

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■ Basking in its “record high” in venture-capital funding, the Chinese Jiedaibao website put its business model into practice recently: facilitating offers of “jumbo” personal loans (two to five times the normal limit) to female students who submit nude photos. The student agrees that if the loan is not repaid on time (at exorbitant interest rates), the lender can release the photos online. (The business has been heavily criticized, but the company’s headquarters said the privately negotiated contracts are beyond its control.) ■ For the last 17 months, Stan Larkin, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, has gone about his business (even playing pickup basketball) with-


out a functional heart in his body — carrying around in a backpack the “organ” that pumps his blood. Larkin, 25, was born with a dangerous heart arrhythmia, and was kept alive for a while with a defibrillator and then by hooking him up to a washing- machinesized heart pump, leaving him barely mobile — but then came the miraculous SynCardia Freedom Total Artificial Heart, weighing 13 pounds and improving Larkin’s quality of life as he endured the almost-interminable wait for a heart transplant (which he finally received in May). An average of 22 people a day die awaiting organ transplants in the U.S.

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ALL SMILES, LEO ARIES (March 21-April 19)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★★★★ You feel intensely; therefore you might decide to stand up to the status quo. You could be forced to look at your involvement in the professional realm. Opt for a change and/or a need to do more research before you make a request. Tonight: Decide to surprise a friend.

★★★★ Pressure builds to an unprecedented level, and you might explode at the most inappropriate moment. Changes seem to be occurring. Don’t fight the inevitable. You will see that embracing an easygoing attitude will make your life easier. Tonight: Go with the flow.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★ What you are visualizing might not be

★★★ You could be unduly fiery and touchy.

what you want. Don’t jump the gun; wait to see if your vision is right-on. As you calm down and detach, you could have a major insight that puts yet another slant on this issue. Tonight: Keep information hush-hush for now.

How you express your level of irritation could be a lot more serious than you might realize. Perhaps a close associate will take one of your comments in the wrong vein. Be careful. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★★ You could feel overwhelmed by others

★★★★ Open up to a new approach or a differ-

and their needs. You might be put off by what you perceive as someone’s demands. Avoid a power play at all costs simply by doing nothing. A meeting or get-together with friends will perk up your day. Tonight: Where the party is.

ent way of handling issues. You initially might be resistant, but ultimately you’ll decide that you have nothing to lose. Take your time when making a decision, and get past a need to be frivolous or wild. Tonight: The unexpected happens.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★★★ Be ready to step up to the plate. Others need you to demonstrate leadership. Many people around you will feel motivated as a result. Still, as much as you understand the dynamics, you could be surprised by what occurs later in the day. Tonight: A must appearance.

★★★ Getting back to basics will make a difference, and it will determine which direction would be best for you to head in. Go back to that level if you’re faced with a question that you can’t seem to answer. You’ll find your way quickly once you start to focus. Tonight: Out late.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★★★★ Reach out for more information. Some

★★★★ Others will listen to what you say, and

of you might opt to take a workshop or a class that you feel will be meaningful. When you detach, you’ll gain some emotional insight that has been unavailable to you. You could surprise yourself with your choices. Tonight: All smiles.

also will let you know if they disagree. You could be taken aback by how someone lets you know his or her viewpoint. Unfortunately, this is likely to keep you from sharing with this person in the future. Tonight: Somewhere other than home.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★★ A partner plays a major role in making

★★★★ You might be too tired to pursue a long-term goal that is important to you. You could drop your defenses and become careless with your spending if you are not careful. Be more in touch with your needs, even in the face of someone else’s demands. Tonight: Reach out to a friend.

a decision. You care about this person’s opinion more than you realize. One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. You could be surprised by what opens up. Refuse to take a gamble. Tonight: Go along with someone else’s desires.

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This year you easily could stumble into one power play after another. You might decide that you no longer want to be involved in such situations. As a result, you will look for ways to pull yourself out of them. The only way to win a power play is to not play. If you are single, you are presently in a period where your Romeo or Juliet could walk right into your life. You might discover that a strong bond exists there. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy hanging out together this summer. Come fall, you both will look toward manifesting a long-term desire. ARIES is volatile.


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