Santa Monica Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Former Santa Monica Police Chief Likely to Replace Oa Connor on MTA BoardRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | The LookOut news

    After 13 years on the powerful Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board, Santa Monica Councilmember Pam O'Connor will likely be replaced by the city's former Police Chief and current Mayor of Inglewood James T. Butts Jr. In a surprise move Thursday morning, the Southwest Corridor Cities subcommittee voted to replace O'Connor with Butts. The City Selection Committee, which officially ratifies appointments to various regional boards, is expected to ratify the appointment at its meeting in January.

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  2. Santa Monica Council Tells Hermosa Beach to Reject Oil Drilling ProposalRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Other than the installation of new elected officials and the selection of Kevin McKeown as mayor, there was only one item on the City Council agenda Tuesday night, and it didn't even involve Santa Monica -- at least not directly. The council voted unanimously for a resolution encouraging voters in Hermosa Beach to reject a proposal going before them in a special March 3 election that would reverse the city's ban on oil drilling.

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  3. Medicinal Marijuana Petition to Begin Circulating Next MonthRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | The LookOut news

    With their first attempt up in smoke, medical marijuana proponents are gearing up again to collect signatures for a law to allow dispensaries in Santa Monica, a spokesperson said Tuesday. Santa Monicans For Safe Access will start circulating petitions at the beginning of the new year to allow medical marijuana dispensaries, said Aaron Green of the Afriat Consulting Group, a Burbank-based political consulting firm.

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  4. Vazquez Could be First Latino Mayor in Santa Monica HistoryRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | The LookOut news

    If Councilmember Tony Vazquez is elected mayor Tuesday night, as some political observers expect, he will become the first Latino mayor in Santa Monica since its founding in 1875. Observers expect Vazquez to split the two-year term with Councilmember Ted Winterer, with Vazquez serving the first year as mayor and Winterer as mayor pro-tem.

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  5. Santa Monica Nativity Scene Returns to Mt. Olive ChurchRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Although it continues a legal fight to return its Christmas display to a public park, the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee will once again bring its nativity displays to a local church beginning this Sunday and continuing through January 1, a spokesman for the group said. Now in its 62nd year, the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will feature 13 life-size scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ.

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  6. Santa Monica Wins Environmental Sustainability AwardRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The City of Santa Monica has received the 2014 Cool Planet Award from a collaborative effort between Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry, acknowledging the bayside city's efforts in energy policies and sustainability. The award which identifies cities, universities and businesses for "demonstrating leadership in energy and carbon management" recognized the City's policies that address the reduction of greenhouse gases and provide energy efficient municipal services.

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  7. Santa Monica Unemployment Rate Above National Average, Below CountyRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2014 | The LookOut news

    National unemployment was at 5.8 percent in November, just as it was in October, according to information released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether Santa Monica was above or below that rate in November will be determined later this month when the State releases its statistics.

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  8. Santa Monica Selected as a Host Town for 2015 Los Angeles Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica will serve as a Host Town for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 , Santa Monica and Special Olympics officials announced Thursday during an event at ICE at Santa Monica. As a Host Town, Santa Monica will house Special Olympics athletic delegations from all over the world and showcase many of the city's attractions, including Pacific Park on the Pier, the Third Street Promenade, the beach and the main business districts.

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  9. Santa Monica Elected Officials Make HistoryRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    This week, for the first time, two former Santa Monica elected officials took the oath of office at the State Capitol in Sacramento. On Monday, Ben Allen began his first term as senator and Richard Bloom started his second term in the Assembly.

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  10. Santa Monica Officials Hail a Year of Notable Progressa for Public ProjectsRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square and the Pico Library were among Santa Monica's major capital improvement projects completed in the recent fiscal year, which stretched from July 2013 to June 2014. Public Works Director Martin Pastucha noted these projects among others in his CIP year-end report submitted to the City Council on Wednesday.

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  11. Officials Warn Against Going into Santa Monica WaterRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | The LookOut news

    December 4, 2014 -- The California storm that washed over Santa Monica this week didn't cause major backups or spills in the city or to its bay, but officials were still warning beach-goers to stay out of the water due to possible contamination. The rain was not heavy enough to overtax the city's storm system, Santa Monica Water Resources Manager Gilbert Borboa said Wednesday.

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  12. Speculation Surrounds Pick for New Santa Monica MayorRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Three slow-growth advocates could be in the running to become Santa Monica's next mayor when a newly seated City Council meets next Tuesday night, according to political observers. Council members Kevin McKeown, Ted Winterer and Tony Vazquez.are the three names that crop up as the most likely candidates for the mainly ceremonial post.

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  13. School Board Appointing Ben Allena s Successor Will Avoid $1 Million ElectionRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    A majority of the Board of Education must agree on a replacement for former member Ben Allen next month, or the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District would have to pay for an election that could cost approximately $1 million. Lyon said district residents can apply for the open seat December 2 through December 18, and board members will interview qualified applicants in public on January 15. The board is expected to make an appointment after the interviews.

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  14. Santa Monica Library Receives Top RatingRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    For the fifth year in a row, the Santa Monica Public Library is once again the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the national Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The local library was among 85 five-star libraries in the nation, with a total of 258 public libraries earning three, four or five-star ratings, according to the LJ website.

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  15. Santa Monica Celebrates Small Business SaturdayRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    If you shop in Santa Monica this Black Friday weekend, as much as 70 percent of the money you spend, will stay in the community and help grow the local economy, according to "Buy Local Santa Monica" campaign officials. With this in mind, Santa Monica city officials and business representatives are encouraging residents to participate in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29, the day after big, nationwide retail stores cash in on "Black Friday."

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  16. Santa Monica Bids Bob Holbrook a Fond FarewellRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Bob Holbrook teared up as he sat on the dais for the last time in his record breaking 24-year career on the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday. He had just received a commendation, two standing ovations and an antique radio from his colleagues in City Hall.

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  17. Cash Registers Expected to Ring in Downtown Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Favorable forecasts, both nationally and locally, combined with the usual support from Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. should have area retailers feeling positive going into the holiday season this year. Holiday shopping is expected to jump 4 to 4.5 percent nationwide over last year, according to the forecasts from the National Retail Federation, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the nationally respected consulting firm Deloitte.

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  18. Santa Monica Named Nationa s Hot Tub CapitalRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    If you want to make sure your next rental home has a hot tub, there is a decent chance you don't have to leave town. The rental listings website Zumper reported this month that Santa Monica has the highest percentage of rental homes with hot tubs in the nation.

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  19. Santa Monica Brings Thanksgiving Feast to Less FortunateRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | The LookOut news

    With Thanksgiving just a day away, Santa Monicans are coming together not only to spend time with family and give thanks, but to feed the homeless, as well as families who are less fortunate. St. Monica Catholic Community will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the auditorium for those who are experiencing financial hardships, feeling alone or are homeless.

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  20. Santa Monica Teen Film Festival Now Accepting SubmissionsRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The 10th annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival next June is accepting submissions from talented young people from Santa Monica and all across the world. Those between the ages of 12 and 18 will have the chance to flex their cinematic muscle in any genre of film between 60 seconds to 30 minutes in length.

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