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City gets affordable housing in wake of developer default

CITY HALL — The City Attorney’s Office brokered a settlement agreement between two private companies caught in the wake of a developer’s default on its commitment to build 52 affordable housing units in Downtown Santa Monica. The JSM Corp., which is responsible for much of the housing Downtown, failed to fulfill affordable... Read more →

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Medical uniforms with a designer twist

EASTSIDE — Kathy Peterson recently returned from a quick tour of European fashion houses and cultural destinations, searching for design and color inspiration for her 2012 spring product line. “Butterflies are going to be huge,” Peterson said, standing in a design space at the offices of koi, a clothing design... Read more →

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WISE launches legal aid program for seniors

      DOWNTOWN — Seniors looking for some legal advice have a new resource to turn to. Starting today, WISE & Healthy Aging, with the help of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, will provide seniors with a series of Monday morning legal clinics where they can get help with issues such as eviction/tenant disputes,... Read more →

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Vidiots reaches out to customers for support

PICO BLVD — Like any savvy business owner, Cathy Tauber knows you should never give the impression that you’re down on your luck. It’s better to come from a position of power. But the reality is Vidiots, the independent video rental store that she co-founded with childhood friend Patty Polinger in Santa Monica in 1985, is... Read more →

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Google mum on plans for Santa Monica

DOWNTOWN — When Internet search giant Google, one of Santa Monica’s largest employers, announced this week that it was leasing 100,000 square feet of office space in Venice, business and civic leaders immediately began to wonder what that meant for the city by the sea. There are concerns that Google, which occupies three... Read more →

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Hines project draws residents’ ire

VIRGINIA AVENUE PARK — Santa Monica residents got an opportunity to comment on the largest development project currently proposed within the city limits on Wednesday, and most who attended the meeting held at Virginia Avenue Park used it as a chance to vent. While the meeting was technically called to help guide analysts’ who will... Read more →

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‘End of an era’ as Broadway Deli closes doors

DOWNTOWN — After 20 years on the Third Street Promenade, the Broadway Deli on Monday served customers for the last time, one day before the restaurant’s deadline to clear out so its landlord can prepare the space for higher-paying tenants. On Monday, bottles of wine were marked down 30 percent, part of a liquidation sale, but... Read more →

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New iPhone app aims to revolutionize film industry

LOEWS HOTEL — With more than 250,000 iPhone Apps available, it seems like these days, there’s an app for just about everything. Jim Robertson and Richard Kwiat, creators of the app Doddle, hope to do more than just contribute to that statistic. “We like to say is by the industry for the industry,” said Harvey Osborn,... Read more →