Close out your weekend with a recap of the newsiest and most popular Patch articles from last week. Here are the five stories that topped the headlines on Westside Patch sites:
- Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP) is endorsing Mike Bonin to replace City Councilman Bill Rosendahl in the 11th district. "Mike Bonin has been aware of the community concerns that surround Santa Monica Airport (SMO), and he has proactively helped to have these concerns heard. Now that the time is ripe for Bonin to move into the leadership role at City Hall,” CRAAP Director Martin Rubin said in a statement. To read all of Patch's coverage of the Santa Monica Airport, click here.
- The soonest Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus stops will be equipped with real-time technology is early 2014, according to the city's transit director. The city seeks to install the first of 90 solar-powered electronic signs at 35 bus shelters. The signs will use GPS data to transmit accurate bus arrival times. The roll-out was initially planned for December 2010, but was delayed because of software hiccups and budget issues.
- A Culver City K9 Police Officer was involved in an accident with a female pedestrian at Washington Boulevard and Prospect Avenue on Thursday. The officer's cruiser struck the woman, according to reports. The woman's husband told Patch she was taken to UCLA Medical Center for surgery.
- It has taken some time, but the former National Guard Armory building in Culver City is set to become the permanent home of the Wende Museum, and its impressive collection of Cold War artifacts and artworks will finally be on display to the public next summer. The museum's archive of 100,000 artifacts and artworks from the Cold War era is, according to a release from the museum, “the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world,” and the public will be able to see them all when the archive is opened in the summer of 2014.
- A man fleeing police mowed down a cyclist and crashed his vehicle into Wurstküche restaurant in Venice on Sunday, injuring five people, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The restaurant was shut down after sustaining structural damage when the truck crashed through the glass and panel wall, he said.
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