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  1. Santa Monica Selected as a Host Town for 2015 Los Angeles Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica will serve as a Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 , Santa Monica and Special Olympics officials announced Thursday during an event at ICE at Santa Monica. As a Host Town, Santa Monica will house Special Olympics athletic delegations from all over the world and showcase many of the city's attractions, including Pacific Park on the Pier, the Third Street Promenade, the beach and the main business districts.

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  2. Santa Monica Elected Officials Make HistoryRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    This week, for the first time, two former Santa Monica elected officials took the oath of office at the State Capitol in Sacramento. On Monday, Ben Allen began his first term as senator and Richard Bloom started his second term in the Assembly.

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  3. Santa Monica Officials Hail a Year of Notable Progressa for Public ProjectsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square and the Pico Library were among Santa Monica's major capital improvement projects completed in the recent fiscal year, which stretched from July 2013 to June 2014. Public Works Director Martin Pastucha noted these projects among others in his CIP year-end report submitted to the City Council on Wednesday.

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  4. Officials Warn Against Going into Santa Monica WaterRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    December 4, 2014 -- The California storm that washed over Santa Monica this week didn't cause major backups or spills in the city or to its bay, but officials were still warning beach-goers to stay out of the water due to possible contamination. The rain was not heavy enough to overtax the city's storm system, Santa Monica Water Resources Manager Gilbert Borboa said Wednesday.

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  5. Speculation Surrounds Pick for New Santa Monica MayorRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Three slow-growth advocates could be in the running to become Santa Monica's next mayor when a newly seated City Council meets next Tuesday night, according to political observers. Council members Kevin McKeown, Ted Winterer and Tony Vazquez.are the three names that crop up as the most likely candidates for the mainly ceremonial post.

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  6. School Board Appointing Ben Allena s Successor Will Avoid $1 Million ElectionRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    A majority of the Board of Education must agree on a replacement for former member Ben Allen next month, or the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District would have to pay for an election that could cost approximately $1 million. Lyon said district residents can apply for the open seat December 2 through December 18, and board members will interview qualified applicants in public on January 15. The board is expected to make an appointment after the interviews.

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  7. Santa Monica Library Receives Top RatingRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library is once again the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the national Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The local library was among 85 five-star libraries in the nation, with a total of 258 public libraries earning three, four or five-star ratings, according to the LJ website.

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  8. Santa Monica Celebrates Small Business SaturdayRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    If you shop in Santa Monica this Black Friday weekend, as much as 70 percent of the money you spend, will stay in the community and help grow the local economy, according to "Buy Local Santa Monica" campaign officials. With this in mind, Santa Monica city officials and business representatives are encouraging residents to participate in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29, the day after big, nationwide retail stores cash in on "Black Friday."

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  9. Santa Monica Bids Bob Holbrook a Fond FarewellRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Bob Holbrook teared up as he sat on the dais for the last time in his record breaking 24-year career on the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday. He had just received a commendation, two standing ovations and an antique radio from his colleagues in City Hall.

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  10. Cash Registers Expected to Ring in Downtown Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Favorable forecasts, both nationally and locally, combined with the usual support from Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. should have area retailers feeling positive going into the holiday season this year. Holiday shopping is expected to jump 4 to 4.5 percent nationwide over last year, according to the forecasts from the National Retail Federation, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the nationally respected consulting firm Deloitte.

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  11. Santa Monica Named Nationa s Hot Tub CapitalRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    If you want to make sure your next rental home has a hot tub, there is a decent chance you don't have to leave town. The rental listings website Zumper reported this month that Santa Monica has the highest percentage of rental homes with hot tubs in the nation.

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  12. Santa Monica Brings Thanksgiving Feast to Less FortunateRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    With Thanksgiving just a day away, Santa Monicans are coming together not only to spend time with family and give thanks, but to feed the homeless, as well as families who are less fortunate. St. Monica Catholic Community will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the auditorium for those who are experiencing financial hardships, feeling alone or are homeless.

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  13. Santa Monica Teen Film Festival Now Accepting SubmissionsRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The 10th annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival next June is accepting submissions from talented young people from Santa Monica and all across the world. Those between the ages of 12 and 18 will have the chance to flex their cinematic muscle in any genre of film between 60 seconds to 30 minutes in length.

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  14. Santa Monica Landmarks Ordinance Could Be TweakedRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica property owners could have a harder time preventing their section of town from turning into a designated historic district. The City Council on Tuesday will consider a measure that would nix a 2003 amendment to Santa Monica's landmarks ordinance that allows a historic district proposal to be automatically rejected if a majority of the area's property owners oppose it through a petition.

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  15. Santa Monica Homeless Initiatives Paying Off, Officials SayRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica's efforts to find permanent housing for those living on the street is paying off, but more progress has to be made in order to reach the goals stated in the City's 2008 "Action Plan to Address Homelessness." That is the conclusion of a report that will be presented by staff to the City Council Tuesday that reviews the programs and initiatives taken by a city long known for its highly visible homeless population.

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  16. Mary Ann Sails to Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip at the Santa Monica Library, where Mary Ann herself, Dawn Wells, will discuss her new book "What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life." The event will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, located at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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  17. Santa Monica Voter Turnout Hits Record LowRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Despite a number of competitive local contests on the November 4 ballot, voters in Santa Monica largely stayed home as turnout in the bayside city hit a record low 34.83 percent, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office. In an election that weighed the future of development and the possible fate of Santa Monica Airport, only 20,479 of the 58,803 registered Santa Monica voters went to the polls.

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  18. Defeat of Measures H and HH May Signal Shift in Affordable HousingRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Affordable housing has long been a unifying issue in Santa Monica, garnering support from both smart-growthers and slow-growthers alike, but it was dealt a blow by voters this month. The loss of a real estate tax hike measure and the uncertain fate of its companion measure that would allocate the funds for affordable housing signals a rare defeat in a city known for its liberal housing policies.

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  19. Re: New Parking MetersRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Re: New Parking Meters November 18, 2014 Dear Editor, I've been a Santa Monica resident for years, and apparently I reside in the "SMC Madison Campus" area. I received postcards in the mail informing me that additional parking meters will be installed in my area.

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  20. Santa Monica Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Future DevelopmentRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica stakeholders will get the chance this week to provide feedback on the Zoning Ordinance update that translates the city's development policies into tangible laws. Those who cannot make it to Wednesday's town hall meeting at the Lincoln Middle School Auditorium at 7 p.m. can watch it online courtesy of CityTV.

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