Santa Monica Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Planning Commission Endorses Major Downtown Santa Monica ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | The LookOut news

    In an unusual night at Santa Monica City Hall on Wednesday, a large-scale development proposal received high praise and little criticism from all the public speakers and nearly all the members of a government panel The Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend the City Council approve a development agreement for a seven-story, mixed-use structure at 500 Broadway, replacing a Fred Segal complex just a block from the soon-to-open Expo Light Rail station. This 302,000-square-foot project features 249 residential units, nearly 60,000 square feet of ground floor and subterranean commercial space and 524 parking spaces in a four-level subterranean garage.

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  2. Study Finds Santa Monica Affordable Housing DisappearingRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | The LookOut news

    To afford anything larger than a one-bedroom rental unit in Santa Monica requires a household annual income of $100,000. This was one of the findings in a report issued by the Rent Control Board that found the city's rental market became less affordable in 2015 than in any previous year.

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  3. Santa Monica School Board Wants More Civility at MeetingsRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | The LookOut news

    In reaction to an emotional and heated meeting last month in Malibu, Laurie Lieberman, president of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board, proposed the board should adopt a policy regarding civility. "Everybody has a First Amendment right, and we're not going to be able to shut anybody down," Lieberman said at the board meeting last Thursday.

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  4. Studies Find Santa Monica Affordable Housing DisappearingRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | The LookOut news

    To afford anything larger than a one-bedroom rental unit in Santa Monica requires a household annual income of $100,000. This was one of the findings in a report issued by the Rent Control Board that found the city's rental market became less affordable in 2015 than in any previous year.

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  5. Proposed LUVE Initiative Getting Little Support from Santa Monica Council MembersRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The slow-growth "LUVE" initiative proposed for Santa Monica sure isn't getting much of that sentiment from members of the City Council, including those considered part of the slow-growth majority. In fact, two long-time council members normally on opposite sides of the city's development wars are aligned in their dislike of the proposed Land Use Voters Empowerment initiative, which seeks to require a public vote on bigger developments in Santa Monica.

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  6. Santa Monica Council Calls for Implementation of Obamaa s Executive Action on ImmigrationRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | The LookOut news

    A case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court that will determine the validity of President Obama's use of executive action and the fate of millions of people living in the United States illegally has a Santa Monica connection. The City Council on Tuesday authorized Santa Monica to join other municipalities in an amicus brief supporting the president's executive action on illegal immigration.

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  7. Santa Monica City Officials Approve Lobbyists RegulationsRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2016 | The LookOut news

    First it was too complicated; then it was too simple. But on Tuesday, a once-again revised law that requires greater disclosure on public issues by both lobbyists and Santa Monica City officials finally won initial adoption by the City Council.

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  8. Santa Monica Conservancy to Elect New Board Members at Annual MeetingRead the original story

    Mar 3, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica Conservancy is electing new board members and handing out preservation awards at its annual meeting on Saturday. The organization, the largest of its kind focused on preservation in Santa Monica, will elect six nominees to its board during its meeting at the Grand Pavilion of the St. Monica Church, 725 California Avenue, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., officials said.

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  9. Head of Affordable Housing in Santa Monica LeavingRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The head of Santa Monica's largest affordable-housing organization is leaving after five years for a similar post in Hollywood. The good news for her is it will lessen the weekday commute from Pasadena for Sarah Letts, executive director of the Community Corporation of Santa Monica.

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  10. Major Aviation-Related Tenant at Santa Monica Airport to VacateRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2016 | The LookOut news

    A major aviation-related tenant involved in the bitter battle to close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport was scheduled to vacate the airport as of Monday following failed negotiations with the City, an official representing the airport said. Nelson Hernandez, the City's senior adviser on airport issues, said the tenant leaving is a well-known figure in the City's fight to take control of the airport: Gunnell Properties.

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  11. Santa Monica's Lobbyist Transparency Law Gets First Public Reading TuesdayRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Twice revised, Santa Monica's new law requiring City Council members and all staff to publicly disclose their dealings with lobbyists gets a first reading at Tuesday night's meeting. A final draft of the ordinance aimed at adding more transparency at City Hall adds three more provisions Council members wanted included when they last reviewed the proposal in December 2014.

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  12. Trains To Roll Into Santa Monica For First Time In 50 Years On May 20Read the original story

    Feb 26, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Ready or not, the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Expo Light Rail Line, a historic passenger train link to Los Angeles, will start rolling into the Beach City on Friday, May 20, Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez announced Thursday. Much anticipated by fans of alternatives to the 405 Freeway, the $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile route's opening completes the second and final phase of Metro's Expo Light line.

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  13. Santa Monica Arts Foundation Gives Leadership AwardsRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | The LookOut news

    A patron, an activist and a teacher were the winners of the fourth annual Leadership Awards from the Santa Monica Arts Foundation, organization officials announced last week. Local restaurateur Fred Deni, former California Arts Council Chair Malissa Shriver Feruzzi and gallery owner and teacher George Small received the awards during a ceremony last Thursday at Typhoon restaurant.

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  14. Highly Unlikely Lead in Santa Monica Drinking Water, City Report SaysRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | The LookOut news

    A lead contamination crisis like the well-publicized one affecting Flint, Mich.' s drinking water supply is "highly unlikely" to happen in Santa Monica, according to a report prepared by City Water Resources Manager Gil Borboa that was issued to the City Council on Monday.

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  15. Metro to Set Official Start Date for Expo Line in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The head of the Metropolitan Transit Authority on Tuesday was set to officially declare construction of the long-awaited Expo Line to Santa Monica completed, clearing the way for a start date for service to be set in the next 30 days, a spokesperson said. Phillip Washington, Metro's chief executive officer, was to sign a letter from the Exposition Construction Authority announcing that building of the massive project, including its state-of-the-art maintenance site at Stewart, is finished and ready for regular service, said spokesperson Anna Chen.

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  16. Santa Monica Library Picks "Station Eleven" as Choice for READS SeriesRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The post-apocalyptic mystery novel "Station Eleven" is the Santa Monica Public Library's choice for its 14th annual Santa Monica READS program, library officials announced last week. The program, which runs from March 12 through April 16, invites Santa Monicans to "read and discuss the same novel in free book discussions and events held throughout the city," officials said.

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  17. Santa Monica City Poised to Cut Hike in Water Use Rates Prompted by DroughtRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2016 | The LookOut news

    The City of Santa Monica is poised to cut - by nearly half - the increases in water rates it originally proposed for customers, with officials saying costs for the City's anti-drought campaign are coming in under budget, at least for now. The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled at its meeting Tuesday to consider increasing water rates for customers by five percent this year, instead of the nine percent originally anticipated, according City staff reports.

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  18. Former SMPD Chief James Keane Dies UnexpectedlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The LookOut news

    James F. Keane, who served as chief of the Santa Monica Police Department from 1979 until his retirement in 1991, died unexpectedly Friday during an afternoon outing, department officials announced Monday. The SMPD did not say what caused Keane's death, or how old he was at the time of his death, although he was 59 when he retired from his tenure as the City's 14th Police Chief.

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  19. Activist Wants City Attorney Chosen by Santa Monica VotersRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2016 | The LookOut news

    AIDS Walk Los Angeles founder and 32-year Santa Monica resident Craig Miller's recent victory in his long dispute with the local government over nonprofit advertising on the Big Blue Bus has not persuaded him to call off another fight. Miller says he will continue with his effort to make the city attorney an elected position to make the office more accountable.

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  20. League of Women Voters' 3-Year Study On Higher Education To Be Discussed In Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2016 | The LookOut news

    Former Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board member and now California state Sen. Ben Allen will join a a panel of education experts to discuss "Higher Education: Where We Are Today," a three-year study by the League of Women Voters California. The free event will be held Saturday, March 5, at Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Boulevard, in the humanities and social sciences Lecture Hall 165, at 10 a.m., SMC spokeswoman Grace Smith announced.

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