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Media: Watch a California "C-Span"
on cable and the internet

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"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."
-James Madison

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Chess Program at SMPL

The Santa Monica Public Library offers an opportunity to Play, Teach and Learn chess Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Fairview Branch, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard.