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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...

Throwback Thursday: When Santa Monica Pier Was Home to the “Acme of Dance Palaces”

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Tonight is the inaugural performance of the 2015 Twilight Concert series at the Santa Monica Pier. Every year, the concerts draw thousands to the iconic destination to hear music and mingle with friends amidst the...

Throwback Thursday: Watch A Century of Santa Monica Growth in 20 Seconds

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Jamie Horton contributed to this report. Watch a century of Los Angeles history unfold before your eyes in a matter seconds with Built:LA, a new interactive visual database that lets you see the built environment...

Gruber: Multiple Character Disorder

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Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Healthy City Local. It is reprinted below with the author’s permission. Santa Monica Next welcomes guest contributions and editorials. We look for fact-based content relevant to the future of...

Coming Up: The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Hosts Annual Meeting, Celebrate...

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This week, the local League of Women Voters invites you to the organization’s annual meeting, at which Santa Monica Director of Planning David Martin will speak. Also, come celebrate 150 years of the end...

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...

The Santa Monica Life: Twilight Concert Series Edition

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“The Santa Monica Life” is a weekly roundup of all 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: Memorial Day in Santa Monica

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Memorial Day weekend is approaching. For many, that means a three days off work and a chance to hit the beach. That was also true for those living in Santa Monica and Los Angeles some...

Throwback Thursday: Santa Monica Bike Week Edition

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It's bike week, so we thought we would celebrate with a special edition of Throwback Thursday. It turns out Santa Monica has had bicycles in its DNA from the very beginning. All clips from the...

Throwback Thursday: Santa Monica as an Amusement Center and Bathing Suits in 1925

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It's time for Throwback Thursday. Thanks to the Santa Monica Public Library archives, we can take a journey together back to 90 years ago today. Bathing suit length, the city's industrial health, and the coming...

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...

Gruber: Turns Out That When It Comes To Local Politics Santa Monica is not...

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Note: This article originally appeared on The Healthy City Local. It is reprinted here with the author's permission.  In the last couple of posts I’ve been trying, mostly by means of rereading Mike Davis’s City of Quartz, to put anti-development politics...

Gruber: Santa Monica and the Great L.A. Late 20th Century Transfiguration

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For my last post I reread parts of Mike Davis’ City of Quartz to give me some perspective on what’s going on today in Santa Monica with anti-development politics. As perceptive as Davis was, however, it was also...

Gruber: When History Repeats As Farce, It’s Not Always Funny

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“If the slow-growth movement … has been explicitly a protest against the urbanization of suburbia, it is implicitly—in the long tradition of Los Angeles homeowner politics—a reassertion of social privilege.” —Mike Davis, City of...

Throwback Thursday: That Time When Santa Monica Made… Missiles?

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To hear people talk about Santa Monica in the "good old days" -- of course, when those days specifically were always depends on who you are asking -- you might get the sense that...
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