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Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica Whole Foods 365 Aiming for Summer Opening

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Santa Monica will soon be on the list of cities that are home to a Whole Foods 365, the high-end grocer's more affordable chain. A former office park on the northeast corner of Pico Boulevard...

Santa Monica’s Main Street on Track to Get Parklets This July

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In November 2015, the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve plans for parklets at three locations on Main Street. According to a recent staff report, those parklets should be ready by July this...

Santa Monica Arts Commissioner Calls for End to Popular Summer Pier Concerts

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Santa Monica Arts Commissioner Phil Brock is calling for an end to the popular summer concerts on the Pier. In a column that ran Friday afternoon in the Santa Monica Mirror, the former Recreation and Parks Commissioner...

Santa Monica Officials Reveal Aggressively Slow-Growth Downtown Community Plan

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After half-a-decade of planning and community outreach, city staff revealed the final draft of the Downtown Community Plan Wednesday to a full house at the east wing of the Civic Auditorium. The 300-page document, which...

Photos: Santa Monica Firefighters Rescue Dog from Apartment Fire

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Santa Monica firefighters managed to put out a kitchen fire in an apartment building Tuesday afternoon while saving the life of a dog that had become unresponsive due to heat and smoke exposure. At about 4...

Santa Monica Lawmaker Introduces Bill to End Statewide Limits on Rent Control

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Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) last week introduced AB 1506, a bill that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, the 1995 state law that weakened the strictest rent control laws in the state. The...

Santa Monica City Council to Consider Divesting from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline

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Update: The City Council voted 5-to-0 to support divesting Santa Monica from Wells Fargo. Councilmembers Sue Himmelrich and Pam O'Connor were not present for the vote. Himmelrich recused herself from the vote because she...

Transformative Plans for Lincoln Boulevard Head to Planning Commission Wednesday

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The Planning Commission will weigh in Wednesday on plans for the first stage of an overhaul of the southern stretch of Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica that will transform the former highway into a...

Looking Back at the News Stories That Defined Santa Monica in 2016

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This past year, Santa Monica continued to advance some very progressive policies aimed at sharing the city’s increasing prosperity with as wide a swath of residents, workers, and other members of the community as...

Santa Monica Police Investigating Fatal Collision on Lincoln Boulevard

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The Santa Monica Police are investigating a collision on Lincoln Boulevard that has left one person dead, according to police officials. The crash, which involved one car and a pedestrian, happened early Thursday morning near...

In “Unprecedented” Agreement with FAA, Santa Monica Gains Authority to Close Airport on January...

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In a surprising reversal, the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to allow Santa Monica to close its nearly century-old airport. In a press conference Saturday afternoon, Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer announced that the “historic...

Bergamot Station Property Owner Who Booted Santa Monica Museum of Art Cashes Out

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The property owner at Bergamot Station that drove out the nonprofit Santa Monica Museum of Art over a difference of opinion is now cashing out. Wayne Blank, who owned about two acres of the roughly...

Eyes on the Street: New Affordable ‘Arroyo’ Apartments Going Up on Lincoln Boulevard

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Community Corporation of Santa Monica, the city's lead nonprofit affordable housing provider, held a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the organization's newest project, The Arroyo. The new building at 1626 Lincoln Blvd., which Community Corporation of...

Lack of Housing Growth “Compounding” Inequality, Says CA Dept. of Housing and Community Development

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Housing affordability in California is the worst it has been in the state’s history and it's widening the gap between rich and poor, according to a report from the state’s Department of Housing and...

Discovering Santa Monica: The Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants

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If you’ve spent any time in Santa Monica, chances are you’ve at least passed by one of the half-dozen locally-owned eateries in the Rustic Canyon Group of Restaurants. From the Sweet Rose Creamery on Pico...
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