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  1. Santa Monica Turns Red, White and Blue for July FourthRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Ready to get your red, white and blue on? Residents can get patriotic for the Fourth at a local annual parade and a free fireworks show, both of which draw thousands of people each year. This year's ninth-annual Fourth of July Parade sponsored by the Ocean Park Association will again take place on Saturday, July 4, on Main Street in downtown Santa Monica, starting at 9:30 p.m. A week before the parade, on Saturday, June 27, Santa Monica College will hold its annual fireworks show, "Celebrate America," which will be the only sanctioned fireworks show in the City.

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  2. Third Forum on Santa Monica Civic Set for SaturdayRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Preliminary documents designed to guide future plans for the landmark Santa Monica Civic Auditorium are now complete and will be presented to residents at a community meeting this weekend. Members of the Civic Working Group, an appointed committee leading the City's planning process for the facility, created a draft of "guiding principals" for the future of the 57-year-old auditorium and is seeking public input on the documents, said Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Director Jessica Cusick.

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  3. Santa Monica to Study Raising Minimum WageRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to study raising the minimum wage for all workers in the bayside city, following in the footsteps of Los Angeles' controversial decision to up the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Mayor Kevin McKeown said the council plans to decide on a minimum wage hike in September, putting it on a timeline similar to Los Angeles.

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  4. Santa Monica Watchdog Group Accuses Former City Manager of Violating Conflict-of-Interest LawRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A Santa Monica citizen's watchdog group is accusing former City Manager Rod Gould of allegedly violating conflict-of-interest law by accepting employment with a firm that repeatedly did business with the City during his tenure. The Santa Monica Transparency Project said Gould is violating the city's anti-corruption law, commonly known as the Oaks Initiative, by going to work as vice president of Management Partners, a move he recently announced.

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  5. Santa Monica Puts Out Welcome Mat For New City ManagerRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | The LookOut news

    At a modest reception in the bottom-floor rotunda at Santa Monica City Hall, the guest of honor slipped in quietly, hardly noticed. Walking up to the first person he met standing at the edge of the small circle of officials and a few interested residents, Santa Monica's new manager casually introduced himself.

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  6. Santa Monica Council Lets Radio Show Go OnRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Just as they have for the past 20 years, residents will continue being able to tune into live broadcasts of Santa Monica City Council meetings, after members Tuesday night extended the City's contract with a local public radio station.

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  7. Storm Generated Rip Tides Could Keep Santa Monica Lifeguards Busy This WeekRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Inland heat, local schools on summer vacation, tourists unfamiliar with the beach terrain add in riptides from the residue of tropical storm Blanca and this could be a busy week for lifeguards in Santa Monica and other local beaches, officials said Monday. For beach rescuers, all hands will be on deck to deal with an anticipated swell in crowd sizes as inland temperatures top 90 and forecasters warn of dangerous surf along the coast, said Capt.

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  8. Santa Monica Doctor Awaits Trial on Drug ChargesRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A doctor who ran a pain clinic in Santa Monica will have to wait in jail at least until next month for the start of his trial for illegally prescribing drugs. Dr. Daniel Shin faces 27 counts stemming from what Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison called "an elaborate scheme" to fill fake prescriptions for oxycodone using his office manager Thomas Mark Oseransky and employee Dyno Travato West as stand-ins for patients.

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  9. Library Meeting Will Discuss Possible FAA Changes for Santa Monica AirportRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Residents will get to weigh in on a Federal Aviation Administration proposal for flight path changes involving more than 22 airports across the Los Angeles Basin, including Santa Monica Airport. Specifics of the FAA's Southern California Metroplex Project were scheduled to be released this week when the agency makes public a federal environmental assessment of the plan.

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  10. Santa Monica Seventh Graders Asked a oeWhat is a Worthwhile Life?aRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2015 | The LookOut news

    What is a worthwhile life? That is the question 350 seventh-graders at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica were asked recently during interviews as part of an exercise to assess their ability to reflect on the big decisions coming in their lives. The answers were not tallied, though, since the purpose was to assess how well students could formulate, and present, answers to such questions, said.

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  11. Santa Monicans Saved More Water In AprilRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Residential water use in the bayside city was down in April from a year ago, and Santa Monicans also used less water that month than in March, new figures released by state water regulators Tuesday show. Santa Monicans used about 80 gallons of water per person per day on average in April, down from about 82 gallons per person per day in March, according to newest data from the state Water Resources Control Board.

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  12. New City Manager Will Earn $329 K a YearRead the original story

    May 31, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Rick Cole will move to Santa Monica when he takes over as its new city manager with help from a contract package that includes a low-interest home loan, among other perks. Cole will be formally introduced at the City Council's next meeting June 9. A reception for the new city manager will be held at City Hall before the meeting, said Mayor Kevin McKeown.

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  13. Wellness Center at Santa Monica High In Line For City GrantRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A Wellness Center at Santa Monica High School that provides physical and mental health services to teens is among nearly two dozen local nonprofits that deserve to receive grants from the City, officials told City Council members Thursday. Santa Monica City Council members reviewed a staff report on this year's City's Human Services Grant Program program but did not vote Thursday on the report's recommendations to award more than $8.1 million to 22 local nonprofits.

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  14. Santa Monica Youth Center Fights To Save FundingRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    City Council members listened to hours of passionate appeals and even a street poem, but in the end made no formal decision early Friday on a $190,000 grant request from the Pico Youth and Family Center to fund nearly half its annual budget for next year. Following a marathon public hearing that began Thursday evening and stretched past midnight, Council members voted to accept a staff report on a package of grant proposals submitted by local nonprofits but put off a final vote until June 9. Council members Pam O'Connor and Terry O'Day were absent.

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  15. Santa Monica Celebrates Greenway Project MilestoneRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | The LookOut news

    More bikes and pedestrians is one of the main goals of the City's Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project, the first phase of which is now complete, officials announced. Residents of the Pico neighborhood will join City officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at 12th Street and Michigan Avenue, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., to mark completion of Phase 1 of the greenway corridor, the first of its kind in Santa Monica.

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  16. Pico Youth Center Plans Protest At Santa Monica City HallRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Facing a big loss of grant funding, Pico Youth and Family Center officials say they plan to march on Santa Monica City Hall this week. Calling the demonstration an "emergency call to action," organizers said they plan to walk from the Pico Youth and Family Center , 715 Pico Boulevard, to City Hall on Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m., "to support keeping the doors" of PYFC open.

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  17. Nonprofit Names Santa Monica Best Restored BeachRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Calling it a "dynamic link between the natural and man-made worlds," a national coastline preservation group has tapped Santa Monica State Beach as winner of its 2015 Best Restored Beach Award. In announcing the award Tuesday, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association spokesman Lee Weishar praised the local area's blending of sandy coastlines -- featuring "an abundance of sand and sweeping views of Santa Monica Bay" -- with popular "people places" such as Chess Park and the historic Santa Monica Pier.

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  18. Santa Monica Festival Spotlights Teen FilmmakersRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Teen filmmakers from Santa Monica, the United States and around the world will showcase their talents at the 10th annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival. Taking place Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at venues around Santa Monica, the festival highlights 38 short films -- the average length is 4 minutes -- created by teens from across the United States as well as from countries including India, Russia, Ireland, Thailand, Mexico and England.

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  19. Santa Monica Pico Youth And Family Center May Have to CloseRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A youth gang diversion and low-income family assistance center in the heart of Santa Monica's Latino and black community will shut its doors, its executive director said Thursday, unless he can convince City Council members to restore a $190,000 grant. Without assistance from the City's Human Services Grant Program, the newly renovated Pico Youth and Family Center will not be able to continue serving nearly 150 low-income children and families who live in the 90404 zip code, the City's poorest neighborhood, said Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education member Oscar de La Torre, who founded the center in 2001.

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  20. Santa Monica City Finances Show Strong Recovery, Officials ReportRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | The LookOut news

    May 21, 2015 -- The City of Santa Monica's projected revenues for the 2015-16 fiscal year has reached pre-recession levels, showing a strong enough recovery to include hiring nearly 50 new staff members, a report by the City's top budget official said. The proposed $564.3 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is $27.4 million, or 4.6 percent less than that the current fiscal budget.

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