Santa Monica Newswire (Page 9)

Santa Monica Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Santa Monica, CA. (Page 9)

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  1. Santa Monica Earns A Grade for Curbing SmokingRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica -- which has long implemented measures to curb smoking -- received an A grade on the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2015 report, the organization announced Wednesday. The ALA's annual report graded all 50 states on four key tobacco control policies -- tobacco control and prevention spending, smoke-free air, tobacco taxes and cessation coverage.

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  2. New Chair, Vice Chair Picked for Santa Monica College Trustees BoardRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Non-international students likely won't face a tuition hike anytime soon, thanks to an improving economy, according to the Santa Monica College Board's newly elected chair. "I'd be surprised if there was pressure" to prompt a tuition hike, said Rob Rader, who was elected chair by his colleagues last month.

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  3. Council Approves Plan for More Workers at Santa Monica City HallRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The City Hall workforce will soon get a little larger following last Tuesday's decision by the Santa Monica City Council to create nearly 32 full-time equivalent jobs. Workers enjoyed the news that their jobs would soon become permanent positions with full health care, vacation time and other perks.

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  4. Santa Monica-Malibu School Board to Take Up Fred Korematsu DayRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A day after the nation celebrated civil right's leader Dr. Martin Luther King, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will vote Thursday on a resolution honoring a relatively little-known Asian American civil rights leader whose state holiday is later this month.

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  5. Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Receives Large DonationRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation announced Thursday that it received a $450,000 donation from Santa Monica resident Judi Lynne, making it one of the largest contributions the local education fundraising group has received in its 33-year history. This money will go to Vision for Student Success , which is the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's centralized fundraising program.

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  6. Santa Monica Celebrates Martin Luther King DayRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica residents can celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with music and inspirational speakers as events kick off this weekend in honor of King's birthday. The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra will perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day Concert this Saturday at SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Led by music director and conductor Guido Lamell, the symphony will join the Ward AME Choir for the rousing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," according to the symphony's website.

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  7. Orchestra Santa Monica Celebrates Mozarta s BirthdayRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on Jan. 27, 1756, but Orchestra Santa Monica will perform at an early birthday concert in tribute to the composer this weekend, orchestra officials announced. "Happy Birthday Amadeus" will feature Mozart's "Symphony No.

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  8. City Council Approves Contract for Emergency Solar TowersRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The LookOut news

    When a major earthquake or other disaster strikes, electricity will be one of the first things to go - so how will first-responders be able to see in the dark? Anticipating such a scenario, Santa Monica emergency management officials received City Council approval Tuesday to purchase eight portable solar light towers from Solar Services Center Inc. of Corona. The solar towers will provide "eco-friendly" light sources in the event of a widespread power outage, according to a staff report from the city's Office of Emergency Planning.

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  9. Santa Monica Applies for $17 Million From MTA for Transit ProjectsRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica City Council members Tuesday approved applications for more than $17 million in Metropolitan Transportation Authority grants to complete five local transit projects, including $1.1 million for a new bike path connection to the Santa Monica Pier. Every other year, the MTA requests applications for grants from cities for local transit projects.

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  10. Five Santa Monicans Elected as 50th Assembly District Democratic DelegatesRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown is among five local residents who'll represent the 50th Assembly District as delegates to the state Democratic Party Central Committee, a party official announced Monday. McKeown, his wife Genise Schnitman and fellow Santa Monicans Jessica Yas, Dr. Sion Roy and Jon Katz are part of a 14-member slate of progressive candidates - seven men and seven women - elected Sunday as delegates for the 50th District, which includes Santa Monica, Roy said.

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  11. Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Could Pick New Member This WeekRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Ralph Mechur, who lost his bid for re-election to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board in November, will attempt to return to the governing panel the same way he joined it in 2007 -- as an appointee filling a vacant seat. Unlike in 2007 when Mechur faced one rival in seeking the appointment and easily received the nod, this year he is one of ten hopefuls.

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  12. Santa Monica Could Increase Number of City Jobs and Reduce OutsourcingRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | The LookOut news

    At a council meeting last August, City employees and union leaders spoke negatively about Santa Monica City Hall as a place where in-house jobs were disappearing, and outsourcing was becoming too common. This perception could begin to change at least somewhat on Tuesday if the council votes to approve the staff recommendation for a three-year plan to convert some work that is contracted out into nearly 32 full-time equivalent City positions.

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  13. Santa Monica Police Roll Out Bike Safety PatrolsRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica police will roll out extra bicycle-safety patrols Saturday in an ongoing campaign to curb collisions involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists, police said. Over the last five years, police have mapped out locations where vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists are most prevalent, along with violations that have led to those collisions, according to a statement from the department.

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  14. Santa Monica Apartment Project Gets Go-AheadRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Construction of a ten-unit apartment complex on a vacant hillside off Ashland Avenue in Santa Monica won the approval of the City's Architectural Review Board on Monday despite the protest of neighboring residents, who could appeal the project. The board voted 4 to 1 on Monday to approve the four-building project located on two joined lots at 802 Ashland, which will serve as a 100-foot- long by 20-foot- wide driveway, and 2919 Lincoln Boulevard, where the units would be constructed.

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  15. Keeping a Big Oila out of Santa Monica Bay Among Environmental Groupa s 2015 GoalsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica-based water quality watchdog and activist organization Heal the Bay has set several goals for this year as part of its 2015 Action Plan. Topping the list that appears on its website is "Keeping Big Oil out of Santa Monica Bay."

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  16. High Tech Programs Suggested to Reach Santa Monica ResidentsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The LookOut news

    A "hack-a-thon" to brainstorm hi-tech ways of dealing with Santa Monica's community problems is one of a variety of suggestions Santa Monica officials are noting as a way to increase "civic engagement" in the city. In fact, by sometime this year, residents will be able to "submit a chit to speak on a specific Council agenda item electronically," said a report released Wednesday by city officials on widening the number of residents involved in city affairs.

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  17. Storytelling Performance Slated for Santa Monica FestivalRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    SHINE Storytelling kicks off the New Year on Saturday, January 24, with a special performance as part of the 6th annual "Fireside at the Miles," a Santa Monica cultural festival at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse. The evening's theme will be "Light My Fire!," with storytellers sharing true stories of people and events that inspired them in love, friendships, careers and other aspects of their lives.

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  18. Santa Monicaa s Gould Among Statea s Top-Earning City ManagersRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The LookOut news

    When Rod Gould's tenure as Santa Monica City manager ends later this month, he will leave as one of California's highest-paid persons in the profession. Gould ranked third among city managers in 2013 compensation, according to information recently released by the California Policy Center, a conservative think tank.

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  19. Marion Davies Birthday BashRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2015 | The LookOut news

    Charlie Chaplin comes every year, as does Joan Crawford. And of course 1930s-era gossip columnist Hedda Hopper wouldn't miss it for the world.

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  20. Santa Monica Film Fest Returns to DowntownRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | The LookOut news

    The Santa Monica International Film Festival returns to Downtown this month with screenings of 22 independent films at two local theaters, organizers announced. Now in its eighth year, the festival takes place Saturday, January 10 at Aero Theatre,1328 Montana Avenue, and Martin Luther King Theatre, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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