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  1. Federal Court Denies Santa Monicaa s Motion to Dismiss First Amendment SuitRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | The LookOut news

    A lawsuit charging that Santa Monica unlawfully rescinded the hiring of its information officer will move ahead after a federal district Judge on Monday denied the City's motion to dismiss the case. Federal district Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell ruled that the City and City Manager Rod Gould, who are defendants in the case, failed to demonstrate the legal reason for rescinding Elizabeth Riel's contract and that the lawsuit is valid.

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  2. Santa Monica, Malibu Students Post High Scores in AP Scholar AwardsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica High accounted for 315 of the scholars, with an average of 3.85 out of a possible 5 on all exams, while Malibu High had 86 scholars, with an average of 3.95, according to data recently received from the College Board.. "Our District works hard to ensure our high school students have access to a variety of AP and honors courses as we believe they are capable of excelling in challenging classes," said Superintendent Sandra Lyon.

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  3. Santa Monicaa s Promenade Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Old-Fashioned Block PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | The LookOut news

    Twenty five years after community leaders transformed a decaying shopping strip into one of the most profitable outdoor shopping malls in the world, City officials celebrated the Promenade's 25th anniversary with an old fashioned block party Sunday. What started off as a cool, cloudy morning turned into a sunny Sunday afternoon with attendees enjoying ice cream and live music throughout the day.

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  4. Santa Monica Council Poised to Regulate E-CigarettesRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The LookOut news

    The use of electronic cigarettes in public places has ignited a firestorm of controversy across the nation. Next week, Santa Monica will likely join Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Long Beach in regulating the smoking trend.

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  5. Santa Monica Chamber Targets Younger Tech VotersRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | The LookOut news

    The Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign to register and turn out new voters and employees of Santa Monica's burgeoning tech industry for the November 4 election. The drive kicked off this month with voter registration tables at the Chamber's 19th annual New Heroes Celebration and at Cross Campus, the co-working office space that houses a number of start-up companies and entrepreneurs.

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  6. Sue Himmelrich Backed by SMRR Leadership for Council RaceRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights steering committee voted to back Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich for City Council during a special closed-door meeting Thursday evening, the Lookout has learned. Sources say that steering committee member Bruria Finkel, who was one of three swing votes in the committee to support a possible third candidate for the Council race, decided to back Himmelrich for the group's endorsement.

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  7. Santa Monica History Museum Celebrates First Flight Around the WorldRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | The LookOut news

    In 1924, Santa Monica took center stage when a squadron of U.S. Army Airmen took off from the bayside city and flew Donald Douglas cruisers 27,553 miles to complete the first flight around the world. On Sunday, the Santa Monica History Museum will host a Gala Dinner at the historic Casa del Mar Hotel to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the historic journey.

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  8. Santa Monica Police and Firefighters to Back Oa Connor, McKeown and GruberRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica's powerful public safety unions will throw their reputation and considerable campaign war chest behind two incumbents and one challenger in the race for four City Council seats, union officials will announce Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Pam O'Connor, Councilmember Kevin McKeown and former Lookout columnist Frank Gruber gained the endorsements of the Santa Monica Police Officers Association and the Santa Monica Firefighters Local 1109 on Wednesday.

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  9. Santa Monica Gang-related Shooting Suspect ConvictedRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | The LookOut news

    A Santa Monica gang member responsible for a 2013 shooting that broke a three-and-a half-year lull in gang violence will serve 11 years in state prison for attempted murder, police officials said Tuesday. Levy Ernesto Rodriguez, 25, pleaded guilty at the LAX Superior Courthouse last week to the charge of attempted murder of fellow gang member Jose Villasenor Jr., 34, who was shot in June 2013.

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  10. The Santa Monica Promenade Goes GlobalRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Actor Harrison Ford, fresh out of surgery, was recently spotted in Santa Monica. So was Jessica Alba, whose business is headquartered in Silicon Beach.

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  11. Santa Monica Cops Honored with Medal of ValorRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | The LookOut news

    By Daniel Larios Staff Writer September 17, 2014 Three law enforcement officials from Santa Monica were honored Monday by Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris for their part in ending a shooting spree that took five lives in June of 2013. Officers Jason Salas and Robert Sparks from the Santa Monica Police Department and Sergeant Raymond Bottenfield from the Santa Monica College Police Department were among 14 officers presented with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest public safety award in the State.

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  12. School District Proposes Ed Board Support Real Estate Tax HikeRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The campaign in favor of two November ballot measures calling for a real estate tax increase to support affordable housing projects in Santa Monica could receive a boost Thursday if the Board of Education accepts the school district staff's recommendation to endorse the proposal. A staff report says the issue of affordable housing is connected to children, and therefore the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District .

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  13. Santa Monica Promenade Celebrates 25 Years : The Success SpreadsRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The LookOut news

    September 16, 2014 Launched on September 16, 1989 as an experiment in urban planning, the success of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade soon spread to neighboring streets. New restaurants began lining Ocean Avenue, new hotels opened in or near Downtown, and new apartment buildings began rising on the outlying streets.

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  14. Santa Monica Sees Slight Rise in Serious Crime, While Violent Crimes Drop, Statistics ShowRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The number of serious crimes in Santa Monica rose slightly last year, but those considered violent crimes dropped to the lowest level in half a century, according to the latest statistics released by the Police Department last week. Serious crimes -- defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny and arson increased by 2 percent, with 3,870 incidents reported in 2013, up from 3,793 incidents the previous year.

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  15. Santa Monica Promenade Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Week of FestivitiesRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Downtown Santa Monica Inc. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most popular outside shopping malls in the world with a week of activities and parties. The historic entertainment and shopping complex that turned Downtown Santa Monica into a local hangout and tourist destination will host three unique functions that not only will entertain guests, but will educate them.

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  16. Santa Monica Promenade Celebrates 25 Years: The Ingredients for SuccessRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | The LookOut news

    On September 16, 1989, Santa Monica civic leaders stood before a cheering crowd Downtown and cut the ribbon on a three-block stretch they had christened the Third Street Promenade. What may have gone unnoticed on that clear Southern California day was that the traffic barriers that protected the pedestrian-only strip had been made removable so cars could cruise the street at night.

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  17. a Backroom Deala Alleged in Councila s Selection of Bergamot Arts Center DeveloperRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Supporters of Measure D, the November ballot proposal that would prohibit the City Council from making major changes to the Santa Monica Airport without voter approval, are calling shenanigans after the council on Tuesday selected a developer for a major project a few days after he donated $10,000 to the Measure D opposition committee. John Jerabek, who is is leading the local effort in favor of Measure D, said in a press release issued Friday that the council's decision "smells like a back room deal."

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  18. Pony Rides to be Replaced at Santa Monica Farmera s MarketRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | The LookOut news

    For the first time in 20 years, come spring pony rides will not be a staple at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Main Street. At 1:30 a.m., the four remaining councilmembers Ted Winterer, Gleam Davis, Kevin McKeown and Tony Vasquez sided with opponents of the popular pony rides and petting zoo, issuing a request for proposals to replace the attraction with other non-animal-related "children's-oriented activities."

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  19. Council Rejects City Staffa s Recommendation for Bergamot Arts Center DeveloperRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Following approximately four hours of public testimony and an additional hour of discussion on the dais, the City Council selected a team led by the Worthe Real Estate Group for the nearly $100 million redevelopment of the Bergamot Station Arts Center on Santa Monica's east end. City staff and a divided Arts Commission had recommended 26th Street TOD Partners for the project.

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  20. Teamsters Back Old Guard in Santa Monica Council RaceRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The City of Santa Monica Teamsters union is backing three City Council candidates who have been stalwarts on the dais during the past two decades, union officials announced Tuesday. The Trades & Maintenance Teamsters Union 911 which represents 400 employees in the Big Blue Bus and Public Works departments endorsed Mayor Pam O'Connor, who has served on the council since 1994; Councilmember Kevin McKeown, who has served since 1998, and former mayor Mike Feinstein, who was on the council from 2006 to 2004.

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