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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 →

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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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City Goals: The Planning Department

Editor’s Note: Every year, city departments set goals and objectives. In August, City Hall released information about how each of the 15 departments progressed toward these goals during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Over a several week period, the Daily Press will take a look at the goals that are being achieved (according to City Hall) and 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 →