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  1. Santa Monica Applies for $17 Million From MTA for Transit ProjectsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica City Council members Tuesday approved applications for more than $17 million in Metropolitan Transportation Authority grants to complete five local transit projects, including $1.1 million for a new bike path connection to the Santa Monica Pier. Every other year, the MTA requests applications for grants from cities for local transit projects.

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  2. Five Santa Monicans Elected as 50th Assembly District Democratic DelegatesRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown is among five local residents who'll represent the 50th Assembly District as delegates to the state Democratic Party Central Committee, a party official announced Monday. McKeown, his wife Genise Schnitman and fellow Santa Monicans Jessica Yas, Dr. Sion Roy and Jon Katz are part of a 14-member slate of progressive candidates - seven men and seven women - elected Sunday as delegates for the 50th District, which includes Santa Monica, Roy said.

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  3. Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Could Pick New Member This WeekRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Ralph Mechur, who lost his bid for re-election to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board in November, will attempt to return to the governing panel the same way he joined it in 2007 -- as an appointee filling a vacant seat. Unlike in 2007 when Mechur faced one rival in seeking the appointment and easily received the nod, this year he is one of ten hopefuls.

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  4. Santa Monica Could Increase Number of City Jobs and Reduce OutsourcingRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    At a council meeting last August, City employees and union leaders spoke negatively about Santa Monica City Hall as a place where in-house jobs were disappearing, and outsourcing was becoming too common. This perception could begin to change at least somewhat on Tuesday if the council votes to approve the staff recommendation for a three-year plan to convert some work that is contracted out into nearly 32 full-time equivalent City positions.

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  5. Santa Monica Police Roll Out Bike Safety PatrolsRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica police will roll out extra bicycle-safety patrols Saturday in an ongoing campaign to curb collisions involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists, police said. Over the last five years, police have mapped out locations where vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists are most prevalent, along with violations that have led to those collisions, according to a statement from the department.

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  6. Santa Monica Apartment Project Gets Go-AheadRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Construction of a ten-unit apartment complex on a vacant hillside off Ashland Avenue in Santa Monica won the approval of the City's Architectural Review Board on Monday despite the protest of neighboring residents, who could appeal the project. The board voted 4 to 1 on Monday to approve the four-building project located on two joined lots at 802 Ashland, which will serve as a 100-foot- long by 20-foot- wide driveway, and 2919 Lincoln Boulevard, where the units would be constructed.

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  7. Keeping a Big Oila out of Santa Monica Bay Among Environmental Groupa s 2015 GoalsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica-based water quality watchdog and activist organization Heal the Bay has set several goals for this year as part of its 2015 Action Plan. Topping the list that appears on its website is "Keeping Big Oil out of Santa Monica Bay."

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  8. High Tech Programs Suggested to Reach Santa Monica ResidentsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A "hack-a-thon" to brainstorm hi-tech ways of dealing with Santa Monica's community problems is one of a variety of suggestions Santa Monica officials are noting as a way to increase "civic engagement" in the city. In fact, by sometime this year, residents will be able to "submit a chit to speak on a specific Council agenda item electronically," said a report released Wednesday by city officials on widening the number of residents involved in city affairs.

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  9. Storytelling Performance Slated for Santa Monica FestivalRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    SHINE Storytelling kicks off the New Year on Saturday, January 24, with a special performance as part of the 6th annual "Fireside at the Miles," a Santa Monica cultural festival at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse. The evening's theme will be "Light My Fire!," with storytellers sharing true stories of people and events that inspired them in love, friendships, careers and other aspects of their lives.

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  10. Santa Monicaa s Gould Among Statea s Top-Earning City ManagersRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    When Rod Gould's tenure as Santa Monica City manager ends later this month, he will leave as one of California's highest-paid persons in the profession. Gould ranked third among city managers in 2013 compensation, according to information recently released by the California Policy Center, a conservative think tank.

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  11. Marion Davies Birthday BashRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Charlie Chaplin comes every year, as does Joan Crawford. And of course 1930s-era gossip columnist Hedda Hopper wouldn't miss it for the world.

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  12. Santa Monica Film Fest Returns to DowntownRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica International Film Festival returns to Downtown this month with screenings of 22 independent films at two local theaters, organizers announced. Now in its eighth year, the festival takes place Saturday, January 10 at Aero Theatre,1328 Montana Avenue, and Martin Luther King Theatre, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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  13. Santa Monica Expo Line on Track for 2015Read the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | The LookOut news

    By around the middle of next year, the bulk of the construction work will be completed on the $1.5 billion second phase of Metro's Exposition Line linking Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles. But it will take several more months after that before riders will be able to hop aboard, an Expo Line official said.

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  14. Top Ten Santa Monica Stories of 2014Read the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    On the political front, slow-growth advocates took control of City Hall, Bob Holbrook stepped down after a record 24 years on the City Council and the ouster of Santa Monica's newly hired communications officer set off a legal and public relations battle that will resonate into the new year. In 2014, the City stepped up preparations for the arrival of the first train in more than six decades, the Promenade turned 25 after helping put Santa Monica on the international map and the worst drought in a century gripped the beachside city, forcing some hard choices.

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  15. Kuehl Wants to Expand Internship Program for Former Foster ChilldrenRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica-area Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is challenging managers in all 88 cities in the county, as well as the heads of several regional agencies, to duplicate a successful county program that provides internships for former foster children. Kuehl and Supervisor Michael Antonovich recently co-sponsored a motion directing the county's chief executive office and the director of personnel to send the letters to the city managers urging them to establish "a foster youth career development program" similar to the county's Career Development Intern Program.

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  16. Interaction designRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica College has announced it will submit a proposal to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design, or the field of making websites, apps and other technology user-friendly. The college will submit its plan to the office of Brice W. Harris, Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, officials said in a statement.

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  17. Annual Homeless Count to Begin SoonRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica officials are gearing up again for the annual count of the city's homeless population, looking for at least 250 volunteers to search every block of the city during the wee hours of Jan. 28. Equipped with flashlights, clipboards, pencils and a map and sometimes with a police escort teams of three to four volunteers will be deployed to 70 different zones to walk the streets, search bushes, encampments and other locations as part of the tally. "It's a lot of hard work but it's also fun," said," said Margaret Willis, human services administrator for the city.

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  18. Santa Monbica Council Makes In-House Selection for Interim City ManagerRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Veteran Santa Monica municipal employee Elaine Polachek was named interim City manager on Tuesday. She will assume the role at the end of January when Rod Gould officially steps down.

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  19. Pico Residents Celebrate Christmas in Santa Monica with 'Las Posadas'Read the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | The LookOut news

    It's a 400-year-old Hispanic tradition kept alive among Latino enclaves much like Santa Monica's, whose residents are re-enacting "Las Posadas" each night through Christmas Eve at St. Ann Catholic Church on Colorado Avenue. That won't be the only celebration in the bayside city.

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  20. Nine Candidates Apply for Open Santa Monica-Malibu School Board SeatRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Tom Larmore, a prominent land-use attorney and civic leader, is taking his first stab at public office as one of nine hopefuls vying for an open seat on the Santa Monica- Malibu School Board. Thursday was the deadline to apply for the open seat left vacant when former Board member Ben Allen won election to the California state senate in November.

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