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PYFC’s funding, role cut in proposal

PICO BLVD — The Pico Youth & Family Center will stay open for another year on city funds as a drop-in and referral center under a proposal that will go before the City Council Tuesday night. The center would get $225,000 to remain accessible to its clients through the 2013-14 year, almost $100,000 less than the funds for which it... Read more →

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Youth center in line for continued funding

Pico Youth & Family Center (File photo) CITY HALL — The Pico Youth & Family Center has at least another year of funding if the City Council signs off on the proposed budget Tuesday night. Officials had recommended that the City Council pull funding from the youth center twice in the past year, citing poor management practices... Read more →

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Race card played in Miramar Hotel fight

The owners of the Miramar Hotel sent this flyer to local homes last week. (Image courtesy Ocean Avenue LLC) DOWNTOWN — A union organizer is helping opponents of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel redevelopment wield the race card in a battle to put the project on ice, according to e-mails received by the Daily Press. Rohnda Ammouri, a former... Read more →

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Silicon Beach Fest comes to Santa Monica

Photo courtesy ROC DOWNTOWN — Santa Monica is showing off its tech cred this week with Silicon Beach Fest, a four-day series of panels, networking and parties meant to bring together and celebrate the unique blend of technology, entertainment and capital that gravitate to the beachfront town. The event, which kicks off in Santa... Read more →

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Changes planned for Malibu Pier

Malibu Pier (Photo courtesy Malibu Times) MALIBU — The Malibu Pier’s concessionaire vowed recently to have three new businesses — a cafe, a bar and a sit-down restaurant — up and running by this summer in an effort to revitalize the historic but long-vacant landmark. Since the Beachcomber Cafe shuttered at the end of 2011,... Read more →

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Downtown hotel cold war heats up

Fairmont Miramar Hotel (Photo by Daniel Archuleta) OCEAN AVENUE —  The ownership of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel unleashed a public assault Thursday on the owner of a neighboring establishment who the company says has been waging an undercover war on plans to redevelop the Miramar. Ocean Avenue, LLC. sent out a flyer to homes... Read more →

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Report finds fault with local taxi service

File photo CITY HALL — Three of the five taxi companies that can pick up passengers in Santa Monica received failing grades in a recent Finance Department report that showed some cab companies did not meet the conditions of the franchise system. Metro Cab, the Independent Taxi Owners Association and Yellow Cab ranked at the bottom of... Read more →

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Development delay dies at dais

COMING SOON: A crew installs a rebar support at a construction site on Broadway on Wednesday. (Photo by Daniel Archuleta) CITY HALL — Proposed developments in Downtown will continue through the public process as usual despite vociferous community disapproval and lack of trust, a divided City Council decided Tuesday... Read more →

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Brief: Chrysalis receives grant for services

Local nonprofit Chrysalis received a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its work helping Santa Monica’s most vulnerable populations prepare for and secure employment. The money will help pay for the Employment Program, which provides one-on-one mentoring and case management, job preparation classes,... Read more →