It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

2006 Distinguished Service Award

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1) Kristin Chapin makes a speech after receiving the Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce's 2006 Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Santa Monica Family YMCA. Chapin's husband Steven also received the prestigious award in 2000 and makes them the first ever husband wife recipients of the award. 2) Mayor Richard Bloom gives Kristin a proclamation from the City of Santa Monica for receiving the Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce's award.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 11:24AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Ball Dont Lie

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A crew films "Ball Dont Lie" inside of the Capo Restaurant on Ocean Avenue on Monday, June 4, 2007.The film will be feature length.

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Venice Paintout

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1)  (left to right) Graffiti artists Think, 25, Sober, 19, and Draw, 19, paint the chimney at Venice Beach during the Paintout Festival on Sunday, June 3, 2007. The day-long event was geared toward joining the artistic community and Venice Beach residents in a cooperative effort to encourage creativity and support the Public Arts Walls. 2)   Graffiti artists Sober, and Draw  3) Mural Artist Mark Gonz, 34, paints on the Venice Beach Public Arts Walls at Venice Beach during the Paintout on Sunday.  4)  'Germ Free' raps at Venice Beach during the Paintout Festival.

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 07:13PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Venice Bicycle Service

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Don Olson, owner of Venice Bicycle Service, repairs a vintage 1930 bike on Sunday, June 3, 2007. His shop (on the Venice boardwalk) is only 46 Square feet and according to him is, "The smallest bike shop west of the Mississippi."
Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 06:09PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Queen Bee

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1) Bill Lewis feeds his Italian Cordovan bees some honey in their 'working hive' at the Third Street Santa Monica Farmers Market on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Cordovan bees are known for the brilliant golden color Their attractive coloration makes the queen location less difficult. 2) The queen bee can be scene in the center of a see-through working hive. A queen be is almost twice the size of the other bees and can lay 2,000 eggs per day.

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 12:06AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in | Comments1 Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

SMPD vs SMFD

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1-2) Santa Monica Police Officer, Cody Green, tags out Santa Monica Firefighter John Flores as he slides between his legs into home plate on Friday, June 1, 2007 at Clover Park. The Santa Monica Police Officer played two games against the Santa Monica Firefighters. SMPD won both games; 11 to 4 and 18 to 4. 3) Paul Radomski, a SMFD Paramedic, runs to first base but his out by a catch from SMPD's first baseman Saul Rodriguez. 4) Santa Monica Police Officer Roberto Villegas keeps his eye on the ball while up to bat.  5) SMPD and SMFD group photo after the game.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

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Protesters against vulgar lyrics gather in front of the Universal Building along Colorado Avenue on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.

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DOUBLE UP

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A couple ride tandem atop a Segway along the Third Street Promenade on Wednesday, May 30, 2007. “Segway” is a homophone of “segue,” which means “to follow.”

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Bomb dogs

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1-2) Santa Monica Police Department K9 Officer Ken Sickles and his partner  Buddy, a 10year-old Belgian Malinois - who is trained to find explosives, search along the Third Street Promenade on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 during their weekly practice drills. Officer Sickles and Buddy have been partners for the past 7 years. Buddy was the first 'Bomb Dog' in the SMPD. 3) SMPD K9 Officer Roberto Villegas and his partner Nero, a 4 year-old Belgian Malinois, search along the Third Street Promenade for explosives. Both Buddy and Nero successfully found the explosives.

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 05:33PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

DrivingThrough the Decades

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DON’T MIND IF I DO: John Adams Middle School drama students act out a 1960s-era scene during dress rehearsal for the play “DrivingThrough the Decades”  on Tuesday, March 29, 2007. The stars drink beer and drop acid in this scene, one of several in the cautionary tale about drunk driving that premieres on Wednesday.
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 05:11PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz in | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint