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Santa Monica council votes to close the city's airport by July 2018

For decades, residents living around Santa Monica Municipal Airport have complained about the roar of aircraft and worried that some day a Piper Cub or Gulf Stream will come crashing into their living room.  The Santa Monica City Council first voted to shut down the airport in 1981. That effort...

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  • 10 new and notable restaurants in Santa Monica

    10 new and notable restaurants in Santa Monica

    If you're attempting to keep up with the restaurant scene in L.A., lately you may have found yourself eating a lot of dinners west of the 405 Freeway. That's because more and more of the ciy's restaurants are opening in Santa Monica, where the board shorts are plentiful and so is the avocado toast....

  • Bryant Ng's Cassia in Santa Monica stars a brilliant pot-au-feu

    Bryant Ng's Cassia in Santa Monica stars a brilliant pot-au-feu

    Pot-au-feu is at the heart of the French kitchen; more than a beef soup, it is the enduring symbol of hearth and home, an emblem of a life well lived. The revolutionary Mirabeau called pot-au-feu the foundation of empires. Anthony Bourdain calls pot-au-feu soul food for socialists. In "Lolita,"...

  • Belcampo aims to turn Santa Monica into carnivore land

    Belcampo aims to turn Santa Monica into carnivore land

    Have you heard about Belcampo Meat Co.? Because it is an impressive operation, with its own slaughterhouse and half a dozen restaurants/butcher shops scattered around California. There's an organic 12,000-acre ranch near Mt. Shasta, and photographs of the cows grazing underneath the snow-topped...

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  • An injured Ed Moses is present 'in spirit' at his 90th birthday dinner

    An injured Ed Moses is present 'in spirit' at his 90th birthday dinner

    Ed Moses’ 90th birthday dinner, a private party for close friends and family at the William Turner Gallery on Thursday night, was a festive affair -- though one tinged with concern: Moses himself was missing. The artist fell in his living room a few days earlier and injured his leg. His son Andy,...

  • Home of the Day: Big blue in Santa Monica's Sunset Park

    Home of the Day: Big blue in Santa Monica's Sunset Park

    Located on a corner lot close to the beach, this striking cobalt-colored contemporary home features crisp interiors designed by Sally Trout and a verdant landscape with pool. Artistic modern finishes, light fixtures and designer tile complement an open-concept floor plan awash in natural light...

  • Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?

    Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?

    Each day, about 80,000 people travel to Santa Monica for work. At the same time, about 45,000 Santa Monica residents head to jobs outside the city. Most drive solo, often on jammed freeways. Even the biggest public-transportation boosters acknowledge that next month's arrival of the Expo Line —...

  • Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters

    Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters

    Monday is tax day (it's usually April 15), in case you needed a reminder. Maybe you paid the government some money this year; maybe you got a refund. Either way, a 66-cent martini and a dozen $1 oysters sounds like a good idea. Here are some places around town offering tax day specials.  1933 Group:...

  • Primal lust in the art of Mexican master Francisco Toledo

    Primal lust in the art of Mexican master Francisco Toledo

    Francisco Toledo draws with an exquisitely fine line, but boundaries, as a rule, aren't his thing. In his universe, continuity and fluidity reign. The erotic elides into the comic. A human is just another animal. The internal, psychic landscape assumes external, physical form. Born in 1940 in the...

  • Datebook: Eerie installation inspired by a famous painting, Yoko Ono's stalker-ish film

    Datebook: Eerie installation inspired by a famous painting, Yoko Ono's stalker-ish film

    An installation inspired by an iconic art history death. Paintings that touch on the fantastical. And a show that looks at the issue of housing and commerce. Plus: A screening of Yoko Ono film, historic images of gang life in L.A. and a special velvet painting workshop. Here are eight shows to...

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