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Dan Ryan

Revisiting a Santa Monica Landmark: The Museum of Flying

By Taber Falconer

The Museum of Flying's decades-long history has been a bit of a roller-coaster, complete with closures, location changes, and re-openings. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated aerospace enthusiasts and history stewards like Managing Director Dan Ryan, the museum remains one of the Westside's most important cultural sites. Continued here...

What Do You Like About California?

We recently received this letter from Ethan Szajko, a seventh grader from Queen of Peace Catholic School in Mishawaka, Indiana:

“I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham. My classmates and I are contacting news- papers across the country in a state we chose to learn more about. Continued here...

Meals on wheels

More About Meals on Wheels West

By Michael Apelian

It was a pleasure to speak with Chris Baca, the director of our local Meals on Wheels West operation. The organization has served those in need for more than 40 years in the communities of Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu. Continued here...

A Reflection on Scotland in the Spring

By Miceala Shocklee

For me, spring in Europe means the crocuses. The bravest of the germinating seeds sprouts as early as late February, but the full flush of yellow and purple and white happens over the month of March. I saw the flowers in Ireland and France when I first traveled to Europe two years ago, when in 2015 I was still a fairly new college graduate still trying to find her footing in the world. Continued here...

Santa Monica Sister Cities Association

The 2017 Santa Monica Sister Cities Association (SMSCA) Board of Directors was recently sworn in by Mayor Ted Winterer. Pictured left to right: Roger Goodman, Kathy Shepard, Lisa Azuma, Judy Neveau, Ruth Fragoso, Gordon Dossett, Deborah Daly, Holly Kiger, Don Kiger, Andrea Bjornlie, Ken Gilday, and Mark Shepard. Seated: SMSCA President Jeffrey Jarow and Mayor Ted Winterer. (Not Pictured: Raymond Carriere, Zaira Carriere, Olivia Chu, Liz Grossman, Bob Holbrook, Miho Ikeda, Jeanne Payne, Barbara Perini, Mel Risher, Nat Trives, Danhua Wang, and Monika White).

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