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  1. OPCC Celebrates 50 Years of Homeless Services in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Founded as a small, grassroots community resource center for low-income families in Santa Monica half a century ago, OPCC held a celebrity studded celebration Saturday as a model homeless services agency. The 50th anniversary fundraiser and musical gala at Santa Monica College's Broad Stage, was hosted by actor and OPCC Board Member Greg Germann and included performances by comedian Zach Galifianakis and Grammy Hall of Fame artist Judy Collins.

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  2. Santa Monicaa s Residocracy Launches Experiment in Electronic Endorsement VotingRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    In what is Santa Monica's first online political endorsement vote, Residocracy members began weighing in on their candidate choices for City Council Wednesday. Between 1,500 to 1,600 members who had joined the group by its July 28 City Council Candidates Forum have received email notifications that they are eligible to vote for endorsements at Residocracy.org.

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  3. The Need for Civic Center Open SpaceRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    As California enters deeper into drought and global warming, grass lawns and playing fields, with their high watering demand are becoming the next obvious victims. In Santa Monica's case the grass playing fields have already been disappearing for the last 20 years.

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  4. Santa Monica Rep Goes WildeRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    "This suspense is terrible," Oscar Wilde once said. "I hope it will last." If you agree with the sentiment, you may want to catch Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Santa Monica Public Library on October 2. The Santa Monica Rep theater company's dramatic reading of the farce about keeping up appearances -- subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" -- will kick off a month-long celebration of the 160th birthday of the Irish writer and wit.

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  5. Santa Monica Regulates E-CigarettesRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica on Tuesday joined Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Long Beach in regulating electronic cigarettes also known as e-cigarettes and vaping machines within its city limits. The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that would treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes when it comes to the city's anti-smoking laws, prohibiting their use where smoking is banned.

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  6. Santa Monica Council Sets Developer Fees to Support Affordable Housing, McKeown Says Ita s Not EnoughRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    City Councilmember Kevin McKeown, who called himself a "houser" who "looks for ways to create affordable housing" had harsh words on Tuesday for his fellow members of the dais and City staff about how they handle developers. The council was voting on setting fees developers must pay to support the City's affordable housing and parks and recreation projects.

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  7. Better Than Ezra Still DelightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    These were the days spent at 14 Below. Dressed in crop tops and overalls, Doc Martins and black velvet choker necklaces, we stood in long lines every weekend.

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  8. SeptemberRead the original story

    Sep 2, 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. 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.

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  9. Santa Monica Lookout News List August 2014Read the original story

    Aug 1, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Just like your body, the urban fabric is continually renewing itself: buildings are continually torn down and new ones erected in their place in response to economic, demographic and political factors. But some parts of your body, such as adult teeth, need to last a lifetime.

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

    Sep 24, 2014 | 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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  11. Santa Monica, Malibu Students Post High Scores in AP Scholar AwardsRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | 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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  12. Santa Monicaa s Promenade Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Old-Fashioned Block PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | 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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  13. Santa Monica Council Poised to Regulate E-CigarettesRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | 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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  14. Santa Monica Chamber Targets Younger Tech VotersRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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