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Oct. 19: Movies and Halloween Costumes

Also today, the planning commission considers a new mixed-use project.

Greetings, and welcome to The SM AM Report. Today is set to be much cooler than Tuesday—but a lot more humid.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month: Read SMC Alum's Poems (on The Huffington Post)

Police Finish Investigating Alleged Racial Incident (on Santa Monica Daily Press)

Now, on to today:

Weather Forecast

  • mostly sunny
  • high temperature: 65 degrees
  • low temperature: 56 degrees
  • chance of precipitation: 10 percent
  • humidity: 85 percent
  • sunrise: 7:02 a.m.
  • sunset: 6:15 p.m.

The Main Event

  • Movie buffs, take note: There are only two more installments left in the latest season of 's series. Tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. is a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie The Blind Side. Enjoy the complimentary screening on the mall's Dining Deck, Level 3.

The Runner-Up

  • Get your Halloween costume in order at , which hosts an all-day event called "" "Boas, frill booty shorts, thigh highs, socks, wigs, hats, tights, wings ... come in and let us help you put it together," a rep for the store wrote in the event listing.

Other Happenings

  • The will decide whether to recommend to the the approval of a new mixed-use project at 401 Broadway Avenue. The five-story building would have 56 studio apartments. The commission will also discuss electric-car-only car showrooms on . The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at .
  • The at 1425 Montana Ave. hosts the "" all day today. "Bakers must put their own creative spin on a May Cookie Co. mix and create their own recipe or cookie creation," a rep for the company wrote in the event listing. Prizes include gift cards to Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond, kitchenware, cookie mixes and more.
  • Author and illustrator Brian Selznick, recipient of the Caldecott Medal, will discuss his new book, Wonderstruck, at . The talk starts at 7 p.m.

Last but Not Least

  • continues at the at 7 p.m.

(Go here for more events happening today.)

This Day in Santa Monica History

  • On Oct. 19, 2008, the third annual Santa Monica 5000 5k and 10k took place.

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