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Attorney general reviewing Saint John’s deal

MID-CITY — A nonprofit health care group’s bid to buy Saint John’s Health Center is under review by the state Attorney General’s Office. Parking at Saint John's Health Center has been a point of contention for residents. (Photo courtesy Google Images) The deal, which totals at least $125 million, is being evaluated for any... Read more →

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Main Street eatery busted for clubbing

MAIN STREET — A restaurant has been busted by City Hall for operating as a nightclub by allowing people to dance and drink without having to order food. 31Ten Lounge on Main Street has promised to be more like a restaurant and not a nightclub following an investigation by Santa Monica city officials. (Photo courtesy... Read more →

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Affordable housing list opens

WAITING GAME: People stand in line on Colorado Avenue Monday to apply for Community Corporation of Santa Monica housing. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) DOWNTOWN — Santa Monica’s largest affordable housing provider is making its list and checking it many, many times. Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM) opened its doors... Read more →

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Food truck lots here to stay

MAIN STREET — Food trucks are poised to become a regular thing in Santa Monica. People enjoy food trucks at the California Heritage Museum's Tuesday food truck court. (File photo) Regulations modeled off those applied to a popular weekly food truck event at the California Heritage Museum will be included in the Draft Zoning Ordinance... Read more →

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Main Street eatery prepares to shut doors

FAREWELL: A sign on the door of the Omelette Parlor on Main Street lets patrons know when the popular eatery is slated to close. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) MAIN STREET — The Ocean Park Omelette Parlor, a Main Street staple for almost four decades, will permanently close its kitchen Dec. 18, owner Bob Hausenbauer... Read more →

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Startup makes restaurants charitable

CITYWIDE — Pigging out at a restaurant has never felt so good. Hepburn (Photo courtesy Livngiv.com Entrepreneur and CEO Kenneth Hepburn and Lee Hanson announced the launch of Livngiv.com to give food lovers the luxury of dining at a restaurant while giving to charity at the same time. Customers can go to the website and create an... Read more →

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Extra bed for the relatives

CITYWIDE — The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau announced this week that its annual Extra Bedroom Program is offered now through Jan. 25. The initiative offers residents and their guests discounted hotel rates and special offers from participating Santa Monica hotels simply by showing proof of residency (California ID or... Read more →

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UC hospital workers stage one-day strike

UNITED: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica workers held a one-day strike on Wednesday to bring attention to what they call intimidation. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) LOS ANGELES — University of California hospital employees picketed Wednesday at medical centers across the state in response to what union leaders called... Read more →

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Brief: Tech incubator to stay in Santa Monica

Science Inc., a technology incubator and investor, has signed a lease for 45 months for a 16,220-square-foot space in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, according to commercial real estate firm Avison Young, which brokered the deal. Built in 2000, the four-story property totals 24,578 square feet and offers exposed ceilings, polished... Read more →