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Infographic: Historic Housing Trends in Santa Monica

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Editor's note: The above infographic traces the historical trends of housing in Santa Monica. Data are from existing housing stock. As is clear from the graphic, in the last 30 years, relatively little housing...

Transforming Bergamot Station

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In the middle of Santa Monica's Bergamot Station – a collection of about three dozen art galleries housed in repurposed industrial buildings – there is a patch of green space. It is small, about...

Walking Through Downtown Santa Monica’s Past with the Santa Monica Conservancy

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With Santa Monica buzzing these days with questions about where the city is headed, a dozen people set out last Saturday and turned their attention not to the future, but to the city’s past. The...

Throwback Thursday: The Gambling Ships of Santa Monica

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Santa Monica in the early 1930s was many things, but a sleepy beach town it wasn't. The bayside city was a major industrial center where Douglas Aircraft Company (later known as McDonnell Douglas) manufactured the famous...

Throwback Thursday: Here Comes the Train

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The train's a-comin'! Expo testing is scheduled to extend all the way to 4th Street today, marking the first time a passenger train has been west of Lincoln Boulevard in decades. It won't be long...

Searching Through Downtown Santa Monica’s Past for a Glimpse of its Future

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The oldest building in Santa Monica sits in the heart of the city’s downtown. The squat and unassuming brick structure, sandwiched between a youth hostel and an Italian restaurant, doesn’t look like much. But more...

Throwback Thursday: Santa Monica’s Apartment Boom

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Today in Santa Monica, there is near-constant talk about the jobs-housing imbalance. The problem, simply put, is that because of decades of minimal growth policies, the city doesn't have enough apartments, condos, or single-family...

Throwback Thursday: “Big Amusement” Comes to Ocean Park

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane with the help of the Santa Monica Public Library’s digital archives to a hundred years ago this week when The Evening Outlook announced the deal that would...

Santa Monica Marks Anniversary of Fatal Shooting Spree

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One by one they walked to the front of the gathering in Santa Monica to ring a bell and say a name. The names they called out were family and friends who have been...

Looking Back at the History of Downtown Santa Monica with Frank Gruber

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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdvvXDmllNggYww6VqhXFY6U7oGBRAb9e Downtown Santa Monica today is one of southern California's premiere destinations. People flock there from everywhere in the city, the region, the state, and even the world. But it wasn't always that way. In fact,...

A Review of “Save the Pier”: A Play Recounting the Fight to Stop the...

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The following is a review of “Save the Pier,” a one-hour play recounting the grassroots fight in the early 1970s to stop the demolition of the Santa Monica Pier. Let me be blunt – I...

The Santa Monica Life: Valentine’s Day Family Bike Ride, Romantic Dining for V-Day, Lunch...

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“The Santa Monica Life” is a semi-regular roundup of the local fun, food, drinks, and lifestyle goings-on in Santa Monica. When the fun is so close, it’s easy to leave the car at home...

Throwback Thursday: “A Dream Come True and A Promise Fulfilled”

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'Twas a glorious day in the bayside city of Santa Monica nearly 90 years ago. On March 17, 1929, the Outlook heralded plans by the homegrown Bay Cities Guaranty Building-Loan Association to construct the burgeoning...

Event: Next and Santa Monica Spoke to Screen “Dogtown and Z-Boys” at Vidiots

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Join Santa Monica Next and Santa Monica Spoke for a screening of Dogtown and Z-Boys, a look back at the Santa Monica and Venice of the 1970s where skateboarding was invented. Join us from 6:30...

Housers, United By LUVE

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This article originally ran on The Healthy City Local. The proponents of LUVE know that they have a problem politically with the housing issue. In their statements and writings in support, they deny that LUVE...
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