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Oct. 18: Lakers Legend Opens Up

Also today, Santa Monica City Councilman Terry O'Day is honored by the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative.

Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report. If you were indoors from about 4 p.m. until dusk on Monday, you might have missed a thick wave of fog that rolled through town. Same thing happened during that time frame on Friday. Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service canceled a dense fog advisory that had previously been in effect, as visibility had increased beyond one mile.

Anyway, enough about the fog. Here's what we published Monday, in case you missed us:

Now, on to today:

Weather Forecast

  • cloudy
  • high temperature: 73 degrees
  • low temperature: 58 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 0 percent
  • humidity: 68 percent
  • sunrise: 7:01 a.m.
  • sunset: 6:16 p.m.

The Main Event

  • Jerry West, the legendary Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, will be at to his recently released memoir, West by West: My Charmed Tormented Life. He'll be interviewed by Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors. The discussion, which is part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series, starts at 8 p.m., with a reception held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20.

The Runner-Up

  • Santa Monica City Councilman and former Environment Now Executive Director will be honored at the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative's second annual Social & Fundraiser. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at . Admission is free, but a donation is encouraged; RSVP here.

Other Happenings

  • The city-owned affordable-housing complex at 1920 Ocean Way could be up for the sale, if the Housing Commission agrees with a staff report recommending the sale. Proceeds would go toward the Citywide Housing Trust Fund so affordable housing could be developed elsewhere. The commission meets at 4:30 p.m. in Room 104/105 at the .
  • is celebrating Educator Appreciation Week by offering K through 12 teachers 25 percent off books and supplies, and 10 percent off movies and DVDs. A reception and discussion will be held at 4 p.m.
  • Fiddle fans, take note: hosts from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. There's no cover charge.

Last but Not Least

  • Cesar and Ruben, a musical about civil-rights icon Cesar Chavez that was written and co-directed by Ed Begley Jr., continues its run at . The curtains rise at 8 p.m.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Oct. 18, 1967, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett and Steve Allen performed at the (source: GoGoNotes.blogspot.com).

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