It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
Malin Svensson, (center) president of Nordic Walking US, takes her class through some walking drills on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Santa Monica Beach. One of the most effective activities for burning calories and building cardio-vascular fitness is cross-country skiing because both large upper and lower body muscles are fully engaged. Imagine learning a technique, for all fitness levels, where you can achieve similar benefits year round, without snow, and without increased perceived exertion! Nordic Walking is regular walking made up to 40% more effective by the use of specifically designed hand-held Nordic Walker® poles.
Achuar indigenous leader from the Peruvian Amazon, Andre's Sandi, speaks at a protest during Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) annual shareholders meeting at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel - Santa Monica on Friday, May 4, 2007. "My people are sick and dying because of OXY. The water in our streams is not fit to drink and we can no longer eat the fish in our rivers or animals in our forests."
1) Santa Monica Fire Chief, Jim Hone and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom examine a display of what seven days worth of emergency items look like during the Disaster Preparedness Press Conference 'I've Got 7' on Monday, April 30, 2007 at the Santa Monica Fire Station Number 1. The Santa Monica Fire Department and the City of Santa Monica are launching the 2nd Annual, month-long campaign advising Santa Monicans to "be prepared" for disasters. 2) Director of the Santa Monica Red Cross, John Pacheco, talks of the importance of having seven days worth of emergency supplies in case of a disaster during a Disaster Preparedness Press Conference
Daisy Dixon, 2, (left) and Grace Vennewitz, 3, play at the new Santa Monica Airport Park playground during the opening celebration on Sunday, April 29, 2007. The 8.3-acre park is located at the north-west corner of Bundy Dr. and Airport Ave., on the south side of Santa Monica Airport.