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2011-05-11 19:53:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of runners from across Los Angeles will gather in Santa Monica this Sunday, May 15th, for the sixth annual Santa Monica Classic. The event, which includes both 5K & 10K races, will continue the tradition of raising funds and awareness for environmental non-profit Heal the Bay. More than 4,000 participants will race through Santa Monica, down a palm-lined course that showcases stunning ocean views as runners charge down Ocean Avenue...

2011-02-17 00:00:46

A 54 year old man running across the United States. 100 marathons in 140 days. Guy Fessenden has stopped in 99 cities and towns across the country to speak out against the stigma of mental illness, to denounce the horrors of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses that have debilitated his 28 year old daughter, Suzanne, for most of her life and to raise funding for research. He finishes this Saturday, February 19 at 3pm at the Santa Monica Pier and invites the public to join him. Hawthorne,...

2010-09-20 15:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- What if you could harness the transformational power of sport not only to change your life, but to change the life of someone far less fortunate? That's the shared objective of the 65 Official Charities of the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss, and that's the reason why so many of them will be running the Marathon's Stadium to the Sea route on Wednesday, September 22. In an effort to kick-off fundraising for the 2011 race, runners...

2010-05-28 15:46:00

Banner Plane Will Fly By Santa Monica, Redondo, Huntington, Newport and San Diego Beaches With Warning About Insurance Company Funded Attack on Military Personnel ****NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY 2:45 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier**** SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the David v. Goliath battle over Prop 17, consumer advocates will hold a news conference on the Santa Monica Pier on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 to discuss the impact of the Prop 17 on military personnel....

2009-12-17 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of unveiling the new Stadium to the Sea course for the 2010 race, LA Marathon officials today announced a larger-than-ever charity program that will aid 60 non-profit organizations raising funds for causes ranging from cancer research to gang intervention to cleaning up coastal waters. The expanded charity program is in line with the vision of Marathon Owner Frank McCourt, who believes the Marathon has the potential to be a huge...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon officials today unveiled the detailed 2010 route that, for the first time, takes runners from downtown Los Angeles all the way to the scenic coastline. The new Stadium to the Sea course, starting at Dodger Stadium, will wind its way through Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica on the way to a picturesque finish in front of the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091109/LA07443-a) (Photo:...

2009-06-15 04:30:00

Agency Chosen For Strategic Guidance And Implementation Of International And National Media Relations Program LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG), a 24-year-old multi-specialty public relations and marketing agency, announced today that it has been retained by the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation to generate and execute a PR program to support its three free public Centennial Celebration events between June 20th and September 9th. The campaign...

2009-05-21 20:43:00

Worldwide Launch Kicks Off with Casting Contest Looking for the Hottest, Sexiest Lips LOS ANGELES, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Hundreds of models, actors, athletes and everyone in between will flock to the Santa Monica Beach for an open call video shoot that will be filmed by leading TV Director Jim Charleston, being held at the Burner Balm Beach Club. WHEN: Friday, May 22, 2009, casting and shoot starts at 8:00...

2009-04-16 12:09:00

Sun, Sea, Save Offers Savvy Travelers 3rd Night Free and a Host of Free Activities SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A selection of 25 Santa Monica accommodations, from luxury to beachfront hotels, and value options to boutique havens, are welcoming guests with a never-before seen hotel promotion showcasing a Southern California hotel collection as diverse as its destination. Santa Monica's "Sun, Sea, Save" promotion offers travelers a 3rd night free and a variety of free...

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2009-02-26 19:50:00

Officials at California's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium say a curious octopus caused a flood at the facility by working a water-control valve loose. An aquarium employee came to work Thursday to find the octopus tank overflowing and about 3 inches of water on the floor, the Los Angeles Times reported. Tara Treiber, the aquarium's education manager, told the newspaper a female California two-spotted octopus likely caused the flood of more than 200 gallons of saltwater by prying a valve loose...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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