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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...

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...

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...

When The Sky Isn’t Falling

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This article was originally published on The Healthy City Local. I’ve been mulling over an article I read in the Daily Press a couple of weeks ago. The article was about how the owner of Cars...

Tell Us Your Favorite Santa Monica Next Story of 2015!

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With only about 10 days left in 2015, we thought we'd ask our readers to tell us what their favorite Santa Monica Next stories of the last year have been. Maybe you particularly liked one of our Throwback...

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...

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...

SMRR: The More Things Don’t Change, The More They Remain The Same

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This piece originally ran on The Healthy City Local. As a member of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights (SMRR) I attended last Sunday’s annual membership meeting during which 11 members of SMRR’s Steering Committee were...

Santa Monica’s Longest-Sitting City Council Member Won’t Seek Reelection

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Putting an end to months of speculation, City Councilmember Bob Holbrook announced yesterday that he would not seek a seventh term on the Santa Monica City Council. Many close observers of local politics expected that...

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...

Video: Santa Monica Honors Its War Dead

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For 76 years, locals have gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood for the bay city's annual Memorial Day celebration. This year, along with the usual food, music and military flyover, City officials...

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...

Moving Goal Posts and New Players: The Plight of Anti-Development Politicians

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When it comes to the goals of the anti-development side, as soon as one goal is achieved, a new, more extreme goal is created. After Tuesday night’s City Council meeting Councilmember Sue Himmelrich might understandably...

We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Zoning and the World Is Getting Worse

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This article originally appeared on Streetsblog Los Angeles. This week marks a noteworthy anniversary. The first city-scale zoning law in the United States was enacted on July 25, 1916, in New York City. The New York...

Sprawl Repair

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This article originally appeared on Healthy City Local. here is one boulevard in Santa Monica that is so degraded that even people who rarely accept the idea that Santa Monica might stand to change for...
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