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Council picks Worthe for Bergamot development

CITY HALL — After four hours of public comment, City Council voted quickly to work with Jeff Worthe Real Estate Group on a proposed development at the Bergamot Station Arts Center. A 5 to 1 vote, with dissent from Councilmember Bob Holbrook, allows Worthe’s group alone to work with City Hall in shaping a project that could add a hotel... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Aaron Hirschorn

Aaron Hirschorn and his wife founded DogVacay organically after desiring to fill a void in the pet services industry. DogVacay matches vacationing pet families with potential hosts, allowing both a superior experience for dogs, peace of mind for their owners, and a way for regular people to earn extra income doing something they love. Erik... Read more →

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Bergamot Station project returns to council

BERGAMOT STATION — Plans for the future of the city’s world-renowned art center are headed back to City Council next week. After sending the proposal to the Arts Commission earlier this year, council is again being asked to choose between three developers who plan to add, among other things, a hotel and creative office space to the... Read more →

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Initiative Arguments: Real estate transfer tax

CITY HALL — When the redevelopment agency dissolved, affordable housing funding was one of the many casualties. Who, if anyone, should provide the new revenue stream for affordable housing projects? Measure H (and its offshoot, Measure HH) would, if approved, make the sale of real estate the primary source of public funding for these... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson joined commercial real estate brokerage, rsf LA at its inception. Kevin represents both Landlords and Tenants, tech startups, institutional investors, and everything in-between. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Kevin about rsf LA, being an entrepreneur and Santa Monica. Erik Huberman: How did you become an... Read more →

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Twitter opening office in Santa Monica

PICO BLVD - Twitter, the short-form social networking service, is opening an office on Pico Boulevard at Main Street. City Hall issued the company a business license for 150 Pico Blvd. back in June. It lists the company's start date as Aug. 1. The business type is listed as “Sales Marketing And Engineering.” "Not sharing anything else... Read more →