Real Estate

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Water fines open a new front in rental fights

The City of Santa Monica recently reported a drop in municipal water use of 52 percent, but some Santa Monica apartment owners say city policies are making it difficult to motivate renters to save water. The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) recently released a study stating that more than 86 percent of rental property... Read more →

Business

Businesses brace for minimum wage discussion

As the City of Santa Monica considers a local minimum wage ordinance, local businesses are starting to engage with the city, and each other, in preparation for a wage hike. Local business owners gathered for an informal informational meeting last week and members of the business community will have an opportunity to speak with city... Read more →

Business

SyncFab

Jeremy Goodwin is a leader in the community of executive business development and financial leadership with capital raising expertise and a record of success identifying growth opportunities for corporations expanding internationally. He founded SyncFab in an effort to maintain constant awareness of the external and internal competitive... Read more →

Business

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Whole Foods to open fourth store in Santa Monica

Santa Monica will be home to four Whole Foods stores by the end of next year. The company has announced several new stores as part of their “value-oriented 365 by Whole Foods Market brand” and the Santa Monica location will be part of a nationwide-rollout including stores in Silver Lake, Washington, Texas and Oregon. According to... Read more →

Business

Business Profile: Mark Verge

Mark Verge wants you to eat well and live well. As the founder of Westside Rentals, he has helped thousands of residents find a place to live and as a partner in four local restaurants (O.P. Café, Ox & Son, Ashland Hill and Arts Table) his crew has fed a significant portion of Santa Monicans. He graduated from St. Monica's High School... Read more →

Development

More kids allowed at residential child care center

Despite complaints from numerous neighbors, the Planning Commission agreed to let a residential child care center double the number of kids allowed on site. The Activity Place, which currently looks after 14 kids, will be allowed to serve 30 kids, assuming an appeal is not filed. Five neighbors complained about the center as it... Read more →

Business

Fire causes closure of Tar & Roses

A popular Santa Monica restaurant has closed temporarily following a fire that was caused by heat from its wood-burning oven, fire officials said. Crews responded to Tar & Roses, located at 602 Santa Monica Blvd., at about 4 p.m. Wednesday to extinguish a fire that broke out in the space above the restaurant. Heat from the flue got... Read more →

Development

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4th/Arizona project to head to Planning Commission

Editor's note: A previous iteration of this article incorrectly stated the number of parking spaces had substantially increased. The most recent iteration of a proposed 148-foot-tall development planned for a plot of public land at Fourth Street and Arizona Avenue has more office space but fewer hotel rooms and housing units than the... Read more →

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Hot Dog on a Stick to close for remodel

OCEAN FRONT WALK — The original Hot Dog on a Stick is scheduled to close later this year for a remodel, according to Kathleen Shaffer, the company’s spokesperson. The stand would likely close for about two months starting in November or December. The company hopes to make its flagship shack larger and compliant with the Americans with... Read more →