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

SAMO Class of 2007

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Santa Monica High School Seniors receive their diplomas during the 153rd Graduation Exercise in the Memorial Greek Theatre on Thursday, June 21, 2007.
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Garden of Eden

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Artist Brian Fugere trims his  1993 Ford Thunderbird AKA 'Garden of Eden'  at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, June 21, 2007. It took one month for Fugere to build his edible car. His car has grass growing on it (which he planted from seed),  radishes, green beans, bell peppers, lettuce and succulents."You can eat off this car" he told curious passerby's. An electric train rides around on the hood of the car, a tropical fountain is on the roof and a fish tank is inside. "The car is street legal...police always wave and say hi,'' he said.

 

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Its the Summertime

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A surfer heads out toward the Santa Monica Bay at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2007 — the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.  Beginning tomorrow, the days will get shorter, but the sun will still set later in the evening.
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Fire on Fourteenth Street

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Santa Monica Firefighters respond to a fire on 14th Street  just north of Pico Blvd. on Monday, June 18, 2007.

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Sunday sail

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Boats sail  north in  Santa Monica Bay on Sunday, June 17, 2007

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Catch of the day

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Jose Hernandez casts his line during the 17th Annual Santa Monica Pier Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 17, 2007. He won the competition with a 21-pound Leopard Shark.
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Weighted down

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Zurab  Nebieridze, a bodybuilder, power lifter and wrestler from Hollywood,  jumps over four plastic buckets while carrying 200 pounds of weight on his back at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, June 15, 2007.
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Santa Monica Rescue - 911

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The Los Angeles County Fire Department and guests practice rescue drills on Wednesday, June 13, 2007  during a Full-Scale Functional Multi-Agency Exercise.  There were about 100 emergency personnel from twelve different agencies participating in the drill. The Santa Monica Urban-Search and Rescue, Santa Monica Police, Harbor and Fire Departments along with the LA County Sherifs, Montebello FD, Downey FD, Santa Fe Springs FD, Compton FD, Gerber Ambulance and the American Red Cross participated in the rescue drills - which were held above and bellow the pier. 
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Ships ahoy mate

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Students walk past a giant blue and gold ship made out of plywood at Santa Monica High School on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. The vessel will stage next Thursdays annual all-night  'Grad Night' celebration.

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Literature and Arts

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Iao Katagiri (center) from the Rand Corporation, reads excerpts from a fourth-graders writings during the 47th Annual Literature & Arts Program at John Adams Middle Schools on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. All the fourth graders on stage, who had  their names projected up behind them, had their literature read by Katagiri and the rest of the panel,  SMPD Chief Tim Jackman (seated-right) and Nathaniel Trives (seated-left)  from the New Vision Foundation.
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