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  1. Santa Monica Slow-Growth Advocates Not Upset by Hines Replacement ProjectRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Nearly a year after the City Council reversed its approval of a controversial mixed-use development near a future light rail station on Santa Monica's east end, the new property owner has proposed a much-smaller project that is receiving mixed reviews. A major difference between the two projects other than the size is the new one features no housing and the developer offers no City-mandated public benefits.

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  2. Santa Monica Area Supervisor Seeks County Minimum Wage StudyRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Mirroring what Santa Monica City officials are doing locally, county Supervisor Shiela Kuehl is calling for a comprehensive study into the impacts of a countywide minimum wage, her office said Monday. In a motion scheduled to go before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor on Tuesday, Kuehl and Supervisor Hilda Solis are requesting that the nonprofit Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation review and assess four studies commissioned by Los Angeles City officials that looked at the impacts of raising the minimum wage in that city.

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  3. New Activist Group Forms in Santa Monica, Some People Aren't HappyRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | The LookOut news

    There is a new player in the Santa Monica political battle that features many well-known names. Santa Monica Forward announced its presence Sunday through a press release.

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  4. Spring Concerts Spotlight Cream of Santa Monica College Music ProgramRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Talented young Santa Monica College musicians on their way to becoming music majors at four-year universities will be showcased during four special performances next month, the college announced. The Louis Van Taylor Sextet kicks off the spring series with "Spring Jazz Concerts," two performances on Friday, April 10, at 7 and 9 p.m., in the Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center at Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

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  5. Silicon Beach Firm Perfect Fit For Struggling Pico Youth and Family CenterRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The telephone call came out of the blue at a time that was all too black for Santa Monica's struggling Pico Youth and Family Center. "For them to call when they did, it was like a blessing," said Oscar de la Torre, founder and executive director of the center.

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  6. Santa Monica Department Heads Ramp Up Expo PreparationsRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    As work continues on schedule on Phase 2 of the 6.6-mile, $1.5 billion Exposition Light Rail Transit project through Santa Monica, City administrators have begun holding regular inter-departmental meetings to prepare for its opening early next year, officials said this week. City spokeswoman Debbie Lee said meetings between various department heads and staff began earlier this year "to discuss operational needs from Santa Monica's perspective" once Expo trains begin ferrying riders between the City and downtown Los Angeles.

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  7. Santa Monica Schools Struggling To Meet Fundraising GoalsRead the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Just three months short of their deadline, fundraisers have collected only half of the $4 million they have targeted to pay for everything from arts to science projects for the Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District. The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation has until Jun 30, the end of the fiscal year, to raise another $2 million.

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  8. Council Appoints Slow-Growth Foe to Santa Monica Planning CommissionRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica residents who call themselves slow-growth activists celebrated in November after an election that they said gave them control of the City Council . But this victory did not help in getting someone from their ranks to fill the highly sought seat on the Planning Commission.

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  9. Test of Tsunami Warning System to Be Broadcast Wednesday in Santa Monica and other Coastal CitiesRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A test of the tsunami warning communications system will be broadcast Wednesday along the coastal communities of southern and central California, including Santa Monica, which is more prepared for such a potential disaster than most of its counterparts, officials said Tuesday. The test at 10:15 a.m. will be conducted via television and radio stations.

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  10. Santa Monica Physician Leads Mission to AfricaRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    West Africa's Ebola outbreak had just begun its deadly march from rural villages to the capital cities of Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia when Santa Monica pediatrician Dr. Bob Hamilton decided -- reluctantly -- to pull the plug on his missionary clinic treating villager in Guinea Bassau on the continent's west coast. Responsible for the safety of his 40-member Lighthouse Medical Mission team, which included several young people working as helpers in the clinic, Hamilton took the step to cut short last year's mission out of an abundance of caution, after just two days in Africa.

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  11. New Plan Proposes Fare Hike for Santa Monica BusesRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Fully aligning Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus service with the coming Expo Light Rail Line will cost millions of dollars, increase the number of bus riders, and require a fare increase of 25 cents, local transit officials said in a report to the City Council. In an updated version of the Big Blue Bus/Expo Service Integration Plan, which was scheduled to be presented to the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday but was postponed, BBB officials detail plans for route changes, bus service to new Expo stations, ridership projections, projected expenditures and options for funding improvements.

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  12. nglewood Mayor Quietly Succeeds Santa Monicaa s MTA Board MemberRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | The LookOut news

    With no special fanfare or media coverage, a power shift quietly took place last month at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority as Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. officially replaced Santa Monica Councilmember Pam O'Connor on the MTA Board of Directors. A vote by a subcommittee of the Southwest Corridor Cities to appoint Butts to replace O'Connor on the influential 13-member MTA Board received wide media coverage when it was announced in December, but the actual transition last month didn't draw headlines.

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  13. Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards AnnouncedRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A "conscientious" wealth management firm, a restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine with local organic ingredients from farmers markets and an "eco-conscious" beachside hotel are the top winners of 2015 Sustainable Quality Awards, officials announced Wednesday. The awards now in their 20th year honor businesses that make big achievements in the categories of sustainable economic development, social responsibility and stewardship of the environment, officials said.

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  14. Santa Monica Faces Nearly $385 Million in Pensions, Report FindsRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Despite reforms aimed at curbing soaring costs, the City of Santa Monica is facing nearly $385 million in long-term pension debts, a looming figure that totals almost two-thirds of the City's entire general fund budget. As of June 30, 2013, the City's unfunded accrued liability was $384,541,555 for all plans, according to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2014.

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  15. Santa Monica to Hire Firm to Design New Beach ParkRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica City Council members were expected Tuesday night to hire an architectural firm to design a proposed new playground for the beach north of Santa Monica Pier. Council members will likely approve, based on staff's recommendation, hiring Patrick Tighe Architecture Inc. of Los Angeles for the North Beach Play Area project, the same firm that designed Airport Park in Santa Monica.

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  16. Pico Neighborhood Pushes for Special Zoning DistrictRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A local residents' group pushing for special zoning protections for the City's Pico neighborhood plans to present a formal proposal to a steering committee meeting of the influential Santa Monicans for Renters Rights organization this weekend, officials said. Pico Neighborhood Association board members say the creation of a Pico Neighborhood District could stem creeping "gentrification" changes already being seen in the area.

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  17. The Newly Remodeled Pico Youth and Family Center Connects with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    March 12, 2015 --The newly remodeled Pico Youth and Family Center is celebrating its 13th anniversary with much fanfare on Saturday, and taking the opportunity to unveil a new alliance with Silicon Beach-based Tiny Rebellion, a high-tech advertising agency that will start offering mentoring, as well as internships and entry-level jobs to youths at the center. Tiny Rebellion and the Santa Monica Rotary Club were responsible for the remodel.

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  18. SMC Students from Pico Neighborhood Get Extra Help Transferring to UniversitiesRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    March 12, 2015 -- In a neighborhood where families struggle with poverty and other problems, young students who have made it to Santa Monica College will return Thursday for extra help taking the next step getting into a four-year college or university. The Pico Promise Transfer Academy will hold a one-stop workshop for SMC students who want to move on but need help with a variety of issues, said Jeanie Ciciora, a spokesperson.

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  19. Santa Monica Official Sees Pattern of Landlords Harassing Disabled TenantsRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    March 11, 2015 For the second time in as many months, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office is suing landlords for allegedly taking parking from disabled tenants in an effort to force them out of rent- controlled units. Earlier this week, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection Division filed suit against the landlords of an apartment building at 918 7th Street who allegedly told two disabled tenants who live in separate units that they would have to share a tandem parking space.

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  20. Company Seeks to Buy Out Owner of Santa Monica PlaceRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica-based Macerich Co., which owns Santa Monica Place and six other shopping centers around the state, confirmed Monday its board of directors is reviewing an unsolicited buy out offer from an Indianapolis investment group for an estimated $22.4 billion. In a letter sent Monday to Macerich CEO Arthur Coppola, David Simon, CEO of Simon Property Group Inc., said the terms of the proposed acquisition which would pay $91 a share in cash and stock -- have "strong strategic logic and would bring substantial value to our respective shareholders."

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