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  1. Contamination Warnings Issued as Santa Monica Endures First El Ni o Storm of 2016Read the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Some storm drains overflowed and contaminated debris ended up on Santa Monica beaches, prompting health warnings as the city by the bay endured the first El Nio-related rainfall of 2016, officials and environmentalists said. Work crews from the City of Santa Monica were checking local storm drains after the city, like the rest of the Southland, were pelted by a hard rain -- the first of a series of El Nio-related storms anticipated to end Thursday or Friday.

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  2. Hazardous Conditions Posted for Santa Monica Ocean WatersRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The first El Nino storm of the year to hit the Southland might chase away most visitors to Santa Monica's seaside in the next few days, but for those who do decide to risk it, be warned: Conditions might be very dangerous. A warning of high and powerful surf, potentially deadly "sneaker waves" and possible flooding is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

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  3. Santa Monica College Board Elects New Chair, Vice ChairRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | The LookOut news

    When the Santa Monica College Board meets next week to discuss a proposed campus in Malibu, it will have two new board members at the helm. Louise Jaffe, EdD, who previously held the top post in 2009, was elected chair last month, while Andrew Walzer, PhD, was elected vice chair.

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  4. Theft Top Reported Crime in Santa Monica for 2015Read the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Among the nearly 8,900 reported crimes in Santa Monica during 2015, theft of varying degrees of severity was the most frequent with 3,250, according to the Santa Monica Open Data Portal. The most frequent type of theft reported was items stolen from vehicles with 897.

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  5. Santa Monica Seniors Get Big Rent Break for New YearRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Dozens of low-income seniors in subsidized apartments on Nielson Way in Santa Monica will have more money in their pockets in the new year after renewing lease agreements calling for rent decreases instead of increases. All of the 75 senior residents of Neilson Villa, an affordable housing community at 3100 Neilson Way, live on fixed incomes.

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  6. Planetarium at Santa Monica College Good Place to Catch a Comet This YearRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Thousands of comets, those dirty snowballs of the galaxy, will be paying visits to our solar system this year. More than 40 of them will be visible with the naked eye.

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  7. Top Santa Monica Stories of 2015Read the original story

    Dec 28, 2015 | The LookOut news

    There was lots of change in Santa Monica during 2015. Rick Cole became the new person in charge when he was appointed City manager in June and Tony Vazquez made history by becoming the first Latino mayor in December.

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  8. Santa Monica Public Library to Celebrate 125th BirthdayRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Next month, the Santa Monica Public Library will usher in the new year with an anniversary celebration marking its evolution into a 21st Century system of five high-tech libraries with a budget of more than $12.3 million. "We're a lucky community," Robert Graves, public services and programming librarian, told the Lookout.

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  9. New Group Fights Santa Monica Minimum Wage ProposalRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A new group is launching an 11th-hour petition drive to end an exemption for unions in Santa Monica's proposed minimum wage law set to go to the City Council January 12, the Lookout has learned. The One Fair Wage Coalition collected nearly 6,000 petition signatures in a few weeks to end the exemption, which is backed by local organized labor, said Ruben Gonzalez, a spokesman for the group.

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  10. Experts Seek Clues in Death of Whale Found in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Experts are looking for clues in the death of a newborn gray whale washed ashore on Santa Monica Beach Tuesday, calling it was a rare and baffling incident. The neonate whale was discovered at 2:30 p.m. near Tower 12 north of the Santa Monica Pier, said Lidia Barillas, an ocean-life specialist and spokesperson for Los Angeles County lifeguards.

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  11. Santa Monica Commissioner Has Harsh Words for a Bad Applea LandlordRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Rent Control Board member Todd Flora used cleaned-up profanity at the Dec. 10 meeting to describe a Santa Monica landlord who had illegally charged extra rent to a tenant on Bay Street because she had a roommate. "Anyone can own a gun in this country and apparently any a-hole can own a building as well," Flora said.

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  12. Santa Monica Consumer Group Says California Drivers Paid $10 Billion More than Other StatesRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Speaking at a meeting Wednesday of a special state advisory panel on the oil industry in Sacramento on Wednesday, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court said evidence shows oil refiners used "back-door trades and inside information about competitor pricing to keep gas prices artificially high." "By dumping cheap fuel in secret trades and artificially pumping up gas prices at their branded stations, oil refiners have raked in billions of dollars in unreasonable profits at Golden State Gas pumps," said Court.

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  13. Santa Monica Council Designates Stretch of San Vicente Historic DistrictRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica's iconic stretch of San Vicente Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and 7th Street will soon be designated the San Vicente Boulevard Courtyard Apartments Historic District. The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to give the neighborhood historic status, the third section of the city to be so designated.

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  14. Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Re-Elects President, Selects New Vice PresidentRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Preparing for a year that could usher in major changes to Santa Monica-Malibu public schools, the School Board last week re-elected Laurie Lieberman as president and voted to install Ralph Mechur as vice president. Lieberman and Mechur, who have long and extensive ties with the district, were elected at the Board's annual reorganization meeting December 10 and will serve for one year.

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  15. Santa Monica Council Set to Pay more than $400,000 for Outside Anti-Corruption ReviewRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The City Council Tuesday night will consider an independent review of Santa Monica's anti-corruption law that could cost taxpayers more than $400,000. The item on Tuesday's consent calendar would authorize City Manager Rick Cole to negotiate a contract with California-based Hueston Hennigan, LLP, in an amount not to exceed $420,000, including a 5 percent contingency.

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  16. Santa Monica Council OKs Five-Story Mixed-Use Development on LincolnRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a five-story, 78,000-square-foot development proposed at the site of a former Norms Restaurant on Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, a major intersection in the city. Council members, however, asked developer and property owner Fifield Co.

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  17. Holiday Events and More This Weekend In Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Police and firefighters will hand out candy canes at the City's 23rd annual Candy Cane Drive, part of a slew of events and activities happening in the beach city this weekend. Traveling by fire engine, Santa Claus will be making his rounds through local neighborhoods, handing out candy to children at the following times and locations.

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  18. Expo Test Train Collides with 18 Wheeler in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica police are investigating the cause of a collision shortly before noon Thursday between a Metro test train and a large truck at the intersection of Colorado Avenue and 7th street, police said. The train was travelling westbound on Colorado at "an unknown distance" behind the 18-wheel stake bed truck, when the truck driver made an illegal left turn at 7th Street, according to the initial investigation.

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  19. Council Approves $2 Million for Santa Monica Expo Transit and Safety ProjectsRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Along with $150,000 for emergency phones and security cameras for the new Expo Bike Path, City Council members this week approved $1.5 million for the construction of a mini-transit hub specifically to serve vehicles dropping off and picking up passengers of the Expo Light Rail Station at 4th Street. Scheduled to start in January, the temporary use transit oriented development site project includes construction of a new shuttle bus and vehicle drop-off and pick-up area at the station, as well as two new bus stops along 5th Street, just north of Colorado Avenue, near the station.

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  20. Santa Monicaa s Miramar Holiday Celebration Gathers Estimated 9,000 Pounds of FoodRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A crowd of about 800 gathered for this year's annual "Under the Fig Tree" holiday celebration at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel Sunday, donating an estimated 9,000 pounds of non-perishable food for Santa Monica's needy. The free festivities - which were once again centered on Santa Monica's century-old Moreton Bay fig tree -- also brought in about $700 in collections, said Jacqueline Kerns, a spokesperson for the event, which was sponsored by Fairmont Miramar and MSD Capital.

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