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Developer seeks exemptions for half-baked apartments

BROADWAY — When the four-unit apartment project on Broadway at Stanford Street got its permits, Bill Clinton had recently been reelected, Pacific Park had just opened up on the Santa Monica Pier, and the mayor was, well, Pam O'Connor. Tonight, the Planning Commission will decide whether to grant the building, which has sat half-constructed... Read more →

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Laemmle seeks booze in theaters, new rooftop restaurant

SECOND STREET — “Gone with the Wine,” “One Brew Over the Cuckoos Nest,” and “Rumdog Millionaire,” coming to a theater near you. The Laemmle Theater is looking for permission to allow alcohol in the theaters and at two new restaurants — one planned for the roof. The Planning Commission is scheduled to consider three... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Robert Kiraz

Robert Kiraz,CEO & Founder of Leanometry recently launched PitchGrub, a site dedicated to developing the perfect startup elevator pitch. On the PitchGrub team, Robert is joined by Simona Clapan and Shant Kiraz. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Robert about how he became an entrepreneur, the Silicon Beach scene and... Read more →

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Council to consider Fred Segal replacement development

BROADWAY — A plot currently occupied by the shell of a mini-mall and a parking lot could be replaced by a 7-story, 330,000-square-foot mixed-use development project. Many businesses inside the Fred Segal building on the corner of Broadway and Fifth Street were asked to leave in May. City Council will take its first look at the project... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Ben Katz

Ben Katz, CEO and co-Founder of CARD.com, is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to CARD.com, Ben worked at Green Dot for MoneyPak.com, founded Coveroo.com and Ben Katz Productions. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Ben about what led him to becoming an entrepreneur, the Silicon Beach scene and CARD.com. Erik Huberman: What made... Read more →

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Some commissioners want Lincoln improved ASAP

LINCOLN BLVD — “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe,” is a quote often attributed to Abraham Lincoln (though the Abraham Lincoln Society Association can’t find proof that he actually said it). This is precisely what some Planning Commissioners hope city planners will avoid in... Read more →

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Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy turns 70

BROADWAY — Looking to stop those hot flashes? How about a remedy made from snake venom. Having some stomach pain? Try a small dose of arsenic. These are probably unfair examples given that most of the Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy remedies are far less exotic. When you walk into their Broadway store — with exception of the photo wall... Read more →

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CCSM opens its last RDA-funded apartments

PICO NEIGHBORHOOD — Good news and bad news for fans of affordable housing. Good news first: High Place East, an affordable housing complex available to low-income families earning up to 60 percent of the area median income, officially opened on Thursday. The Pico Neighborhood project features 44 three-bedroom units. Now the bad news: This... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Mike Jones

Mike Jones, CEO of Science, is an Internet executive, investor and strategic advisor. As an active early stage investor, Mike has personally invested in over 30 startup businesses including Klout, Betterworks, Formspring, ShoeDazzle and LunchMoney to name a few. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Mike about how he became an... Read more →

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Faces of Silicon Beach: Scott Kriz

Scott Kriz is the co-founder of Bitium, an app and password management system. With an impressive background building successful customer-facing products spanning several technology verticals, Scott focuses his energies on fixing inefficiencies he sees around him. Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media, talks to Scott about Bitium, being an... Read more →

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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 →