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Aug. 17: New Apple Store on Promenade?

Also today, there's music, movies and Belgian beer.

Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report. Big drop in humidity today, so it should be a bit drier than it's been as of late.

Here's what we published Tuesday, in case you missed us:

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Now, here's what's up today:

Weather Forecast

  • cloudy in the morning, sunny in the evening
  • high temperature: 76 degrees
  • low temperature: 63 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 0 percent
  • humidity: 58 percent
  • sunrise: 6:17 a.m.
  • sunset: 7:39 p.m.

The Main Event

  • The is taking up an important issue tonight: The proposed construction of a new Apple store on the , where the old Borders store used to be. The new structure would be constructed primarily of glass (including the ceiling) and be even more transparent than the promenade's (pictured above). The property is owned by ASB/Blatteis Promenade Holdings, LLC. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at . Go here to read the agenda.

The Runner-Up

  • Critically acclaimed synth musician Pictureplane, Brooklyn dance duo Javelin and Denver dance-floor hero Hollagramz play at this evening. Tickets are $12, doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts an hour later.

Other Happenings

  • The latest installment in the 's program is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Kids Choice Award-winning 2010 comedy depicting the book of the same name. The library screens the flick for free starting at 2 p.m.
  • Also on the movies front, the 's Recent Belgian Cinema series continues this evening with a screening of the 2010 tech thriller Pulsar. As usual, the screening is presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles and will be followed by a beer reception in the lobby of the theater. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $11, with discounts available.
  • Incidentally, is also serving Belgian beer tonight, as part of its August Beer Freak series. A rare Belgian-style brew, a local sour and two IPAs will be served from 5 to 11:30 p.m.

Last but Not Least

  • The hosts its latest at 5:30 p.m. outside the office complex at 3200 Ocean Park Blvd.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Aug. 17, 1976, the Landmarks Commission declared the an official historical landmark of the city of Santa Monica (source: Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier).

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