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  1. Santa Monica Slow-Growth Activists Launch Investigation of Controversial Hire and Fire DecisionRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A Santa Monica activist organization is launching its own investigation into the City's controversial hiring of a communications director who was then abruptly fired, allegedly after her political activities came to light. The City Council without comment voted July 14 to pay $710,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Riel.

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  2. Santa Monica Planning Commission Supports Dennya s Replacement ProjectRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A proposed mixed-used development at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue currently occupied by Denny's came closer to final approval Wednesday night when the Planning Commission gave a unanimous endorsement. The commission's recommendation for approval of the project - which includes a five-story building featuring nearly 14,000 square feet of commercial space, 232 parking spaces in a three-story subterranean garage and 100 residential units ranging from studios to three bedrooms - will head to the City Council.

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  3. Santa Monica College Awards Chui L. Tsang Scholarship to Undocumented StudentRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A Santa Monica College student who overcame poverty and her undocumented immigration status to transfer to UCLA was the winner of the third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship. Named after SMC's former president, the scholarship will award student Cinthia Magaa $15,000 for two years to complete her Bachelor's Degree.

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  4. Santa Monica Launches New Realtime Bus AppRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus has become the second transit agency in California to offer "realtime" data that allows passengers to know where their bus is and when it is expected to arrive at their stop. With the roll out of its General Transit Feed Specification realtime data last month, the City's bus system joined BART in the San Francisco Bay Area as the only agencies offering the free service.

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  5. Town Hall Meeting Set as VA Makes Progress Housing Homeless VetsRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | The LookOut news

    As part of a far-reaching plan to end homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles County, officials will meet face-to-face with homeless veterans at a town hall-style meeting this week, Veterans Administration officials announced. VA Secretary Robert McDonald said officials at Thursday's meeting will seek to "rebuild trust" between homeless veterans and the VA as his agency continues implementing the terms of a settlement agreement reached in January.

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  6. Santa Monica Area Supervisor's County Minimum Wage Law Up for VoteRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A motion by Santa Monica-area Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to raise the minimum wage for workers in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, as well as for all county workers, is scheduled for a vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Kuehl's motion would raise the minimum wage for employees of companies based in unincorporated parts of the county to $15 by 2020, the same minimum-wage plan developed for the City of Los Angeles, the supervisor announced.

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  7. Experts Will Tackle Water Crisis During Event at Santa Monica LibraryRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A panel of experts will discuss California's water crisis, climate change and other aspects of the drought at a presentation this month at the Santa Monica Public Library, officials announced. Organized by the Santa Monica Democratic Club, the event will feature William Selby, professor of earth sciences at Santa Monica College; Amir Agha-Kouchak of the department of environmental engineering at UC Irvine; Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign; and Kim O'Cain of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

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  8. Council Wants Santa Monica Government Ethics CodeRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica officials and candidates as well as those who do business with the City could soon be forced to meet the standards of an official ethics code. The council voted 6 to 0 on Tuesday for City staff to come back with proposals for a "a comprehensive City of Santa Monica ethics code."

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  9. Santa Monica Schools Superintendent Gets New ContractRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra L. Lyon was granted a new three-year contract Wednesday, raising her salary to $239,200 annually, among the highest in California. School Board member Oscar de la Torre, a community activist known for his sometimes harsh assessments of some City officials, had only praise for Lyon.

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  10. Santa Monica City Approves $710,000 Settlement in Hiring CaseRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica officials Tuesday approved a $710,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by a woman who was hired and then fired as the City's communications chief, allegedly after her political activities came to light. The City Council voted without comment to approve the settlement with Elizabeth Riel, who sued the City last year for allegedly violating her first amendment rights.

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  11. El Nino Could Be Mixed Blessing for Santa Monica, Officials WarnRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Rain may seem a godsend for Santa Monica and the rest of California, but the rainfall expected from El Nino conditions predicted for this fall could have a major downside. Local environmentalists caution that the coming rainfall will worsen pollution in the Santa Monica Bay, with fuller-than-usual storm drains pushing four years of accumulated debris from roofs and roads into the bay.

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  12. Santa Monicaa s Pacific Park Picked Best in StateRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Forget Disneyland and Six Flag Magic Mountain. Santa Monica's Pier's Pacific Park is the No.

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  13. Santa Monica Airport Leases Return to CouncilRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Controversial three-year lease deals for tenants at Santa Monica Airport drew hundreds of airport opponents the last time they went before the City Council, and now they are back on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting. An email last week from attorney Jonathan Stein, who represents Sunset Park Anti-Airport and worked to defeat the failed pro-airport Measure D last year, enclosed a copy of a mailer Stein said was sent to more than 9,450 registered voters in Santa Monica urging them to turn out for the Council's meeting Tuesday.

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  14. Expo Begins Testing Trains in Santa Monica this WeekRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Drivers should expect brief interruptions in street traffic at intersections along Expo Light Rail Line segments in Santa Monica when officials begin testing trains this week, transportation officials announced. The testing will start Thursday, July 16, between Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles and 4th Street in Santa Monica from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to the Exposition Construction Authority.

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  15. Council Set to OK New Tax AssessmentsRead the original story

    Jul 10, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Results of balloting among some 75 property owners in or near Downtown Santa Monica show a majority favor new tax assessments, so now it's up to Santa Monica City Council members to give the final OK. Some 53 percent of property owners in the proposed Lincoln Boulevard property based assessment district and 62 percent of owners in the proposed Colorado Overlay Zone voted in favor of the assessments, which essentially are new taxes that will go toward enhanced services and maintenance for the two areas, City officials said.

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  16. Santa Monica Hosts Free Home Energy Savings WorkshopRead the original story

    Jul 10, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica homeowners can learn how to shore up their homes against energy leaks at an upcoming workshop at the Pico Branch Library, City officials announced. Each year, Americans lose more than $13 billion in energy costs because of small holes and cracks in their homes -- more than $150 per household every year, according to the United We Serve nationwide service initiative.

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  17. Santa Monica Businesses Brace for Anticipated Minimum Wage HikeRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica City Council is considering a big hike in the minimum wage, from California's $9-an-hour to $15.37-an-hour or more, and that could have a big impact on the bottom line, according to general manager Megan Heritage. "We can absorb the first year or two," she said.

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  18. New Technology to Help Beachgoers Test Water Quality in Santa Monica BayRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    New technology will help beachgoers test the waters in real time before they wade into the Santa Monica Bay this summer. Using what it terms a new "nowcasting" tool, Santa Monica-based Heal the Bay announced Monday that residents can begin using beach water-quality data online to help them decide if they should enter the often polluted waters.

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  19. Conflict of Interest Probe of Former City Manager UnlikelyRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Allegations that former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould violated local conflict-of-interest laws under the 2010 Oaks Initiative will likely die at the City Attorneys office, according to City officials. Citing its own conflict of interest concerns, the Santa Monica City Attorney's office last month declined to investigate allegations that Gould violated the voter-approved law when he went to work for a firm for which he repeatedly approved City contracts during his tenure.

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  20. Santa Monica Human Rights Warrior Judge David B. Finkel DiesRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    He was a young lawyer who in the 1960s volunteered legal aid to civil rights fighters in Mississippi. He defended conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War.

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