Santa Monica Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Santa Monica Police Gear Up For Expo Linea s a ChallengesaRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Metro's Expo Line isn't scheduled to begin operating in the City until early next year, but Santa Monica police are preparing now for any law enforcement challenges the light rail might bring, police officials said. The arrival of light rail comes at a time when crime in Santa Monica is decreasing, while it is increasing on public transit throughout the region, according to the latest crime statistics.

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  2. Council Rejects Santa Monica Beach Workers' Union PlanRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Eleven Santa Monica as-needed beach maintenance workers who attempted to unionize will not be able to do so unless they take the issue to court. The City Council on Tuesday rejected an appeal of Interim City Manager Elaine Polachek's rejection of their petition to unionize.

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  3. Santa Monica Police Warn of Smog Device TheftsRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | The LookOut news

    It has happened recently in Sacramento, Torrance, Los Angeles -- in cities all across the state and now Santa Monica police are warning about a recent local wave of catalytic converter thefts. Thieves have targeted anti-smog devices for years, but Santa Monica police this week reported a recent spike in catalytic converter thefts and warned vehicle owners to take precautions.

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  4. Website Hit With Big Penalties and Fines in Court Settlement With Santa Monica City Attorneya s OfficeRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Social media website MyLife.Com will pay more than $1 million in penalties and refunds to customers, settling charges that the website used false and misleading ads to trick consumers out of personal identifying information, as well their money, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office announced Thursday. MyLife.com has agreed to a Los Angeles Superior Court judgment issued Wednesday in Santa Monica which requires it to pay $800,000 in penalties and $250,000 in refunds to customers, said Adam Radinsky, the chief deputy of the Consumer Protection Division for the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office.

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  5. Santa Monica Council Approves Two Expo-Related ProjectsRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The plan for an Expo transfer station at Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica received a bad reception at the November City Council meeting as brining too much congestion to the area. A revised plan received a much better reception on Tuesday, and was approved 6 to 0 with little discussion.

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  6. Proposed Ban on Exotic Animals at Santa Monica Parks Gets Initial ApprovalRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A proposed ban on street performers who use snakes, birds and other exotic wildlife to entertain visitors to Santa Monica parks won preliminary approval by the City Council on Tuesday. After a public hearing that drew 22 speakers, most of them in support of the ban, the Santa Monica City Council voted 6-0 to outlaw exotic animal acts.

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  7. Santa Monica Celebrates Womena s History Month in MarchRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | The LookOut news

    "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" is the theme of Santa Monica's 35th annual Women's History Month in March, proclaimed Tuesday by Mayor Kevin McKeown. The proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting kicked off a series of special programs beginning next week and organized by the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with several City departments and local nonprofit organizations.

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  8. Santa Monicaa s 2014 Crime Rate Fell to Lowest Level in DecadesRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Last year was "a very successful year for the Santa Monica Police Department" as major crimes including murders, rapes and assaults fell by more than 13 percent in the City, down to their lowest levels in decades, a Santa Monica police official said. "We ended up with a reduction of 13.1 percent, which is one of the lowest in decades, going back to, I think, the late 1950s or early '60s," Santa Monica Police Department spokesman Sgt.

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  9. Ed Board Tentatively Supports $180 Million for Santa Monica High RenovationsRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Much-needed renovations for Santa Monica High School could be one step closer to happening after the Board of Education tentatively supported allocating nearly half the $385 million Measure ES bond for projects at the school. The majority of the board supported the staff recommendation of allocating $180 million toward Samohi.

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  10. Santa Monicaa s Bicycle Activist Group Opposes Bill Mandating Helmet UseRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Riding a bicycle in Santa Monica and anywhere else in California while not wearing a helmet could soon be a criminal offense. State Sen. Carol Liu has proposed a bill that would outlaw the practice, and the city's leading bicycle activist group is not happy.

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  11. Proposal Details Exotic Animal Ban at Santa Monica ParksRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | The LookOut news

    People who bring snakes, birds and other exotic wildlife to coax cash from visitors to Santa Monica's most popular tourist spots could face misdemeanor penalties of up to $500 and six months in jail under a proposed new ordinance. City Council members at their meeting Tuesday will get their first look at the proposal's language, which bans "all species of snakes, reptiles, birds and non-human primates" from city parks and adjacent sidewalks.

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  12. Two Expo-Related Projects Headed for Santa Monica Council ApprovalRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The City Council on Tuesday will consider two projects that are in different sections of Santa Monica, but both are near future Expo light rail stations. One project features the development of a City-owned property at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue and the other involves transforming a portion of 16th Street near Memorial Park into a one-way road.

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  13. Santa Monica Youth Tech Program Wins Harvard Bright Ideas DesignationRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A six-week program that offers high-tech training for Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District teens at local start-up incubators has been chosen as one of 124 "Bright Ideas" by the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Santa Monica officials announced Thursday. Santa Monica's Youth Tech program is now entering its fourth year, and growing in size as more startups in the area learn of its existence and want to participate.

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  14. Four Years Later, Too Early to Determine LUCE's Effect on Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Since the passage of the update to Santa Monica's Land Use and Circulation Element portion of the General Plan in 2010, the city has seen construction of more than 1,000 residential units and in excess of 403,000 square feet of nonresidential development. But the vast majority of that construction has nothing to do with the LUCE because it was approved prior to the implementation of the document.

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  15. Santa Monica Considers Reducing Street Sweeping On Major StreetsRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | The LookOut news

    City of Santa Monica officials are considering reducing street sweeping from six days a week to three on several major streets, part of an effort to conserve water that would also end up providing some more parking in the wee-to-early hours. Included in the proposed reductions are Ocean Park Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, Montana Avenue, Main Street and Lincoln Boulevard south from Wilshire Boulevard, according to a report from Susan Cline, interim director of public works for the city.

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  16. Santa Monica Beach Rescues Soared in 2014Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Record-shattering heat waves, riptide-causing erosion and warmer ocean temperatures kept lifeguards very busy last year at Santa Monica's beaches, where the number of rescues nearly doubled from the year before, officials said. Across Los Angeles County beaches, lifeguards performed a record 15,851 ocean rescues last year, breaking the previous record of 14,096 set in 1997, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division.

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  17. Santa Monica Might Ban Exotic Animals at ParksRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    It's become part of the colorful scene at Palisades Park and the Santa Monica Pier--tourists posing for pictures with boa constrictors, Macaws, and the occasional monkey. But some City officials say things have gotten wildly out of hand.

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  18. Santa Monica Council Settles on 11-Member Advisory Group for Bergamot ProjectRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Developers of the nearly $100 million project to revitalize the Bergamot Station Arts Center property on Santa Monica's east end will have plenty of advice in making their plans. The City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an 11-member committee with duties that include "refining a conceptual plan" and "identification of an appropriate mix of uses for the site."

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  19. Santa Monica College Celebrates Black History MonthRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    From song and dance to discussions about slavery, the Ferguson riots and the future of black America, Santa Monica College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of free events throughout the rest of the month. "I think it's a perfect opportunity to have a discussion about race," said Sherri Bradford, program leader for the Santa Monica College Black Collegians Program, which is an organizer of the event.

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  20. Drones, Radio Controlled Devices, Banned from Santa Monica Public SpacesRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    If you have a personal-use drone, don't take it, or any radio-controlled flying device, out for a spin over a Santa Monica beach, beach parking lot, park, playground or public recreational area. According to a statement from the Santa Monica Police Department, the agency has received "an increased number of reports regarding the use of radio controlled aircraft being flown in areas of the city where are prohibited."

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