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Sports bar forced to scale back

CITY HALL — A popular sports bar on Wilshire Boulevard will be cutting back its hours and could have to turn people away even though there may be empty seats after neighbors expressed frustrations with the behavior of patrons and the noise the establishment creates. The Planning Commission last week ordered owners of The Parlor, located... Read more →

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Get your pet chipped

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is hosting a free Pet Fair and Chip-a-thon Saturday, Aug. 1 at Clover Park to help pet owners register their cats and dogs with micro chipping. The event, which will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will also host a variety of other activities including low-cost vaccinations and dog training demonstrations.... Read more →

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Red Cross offers bilingual CPR classes

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica will host the 12th annual Super CPR, offering free adult and child CPR classes Saturday. Held at Ken Edwards Center on Fourth Street, the training day will be divided into two four-hour classes held in both English and Spanish. After passing the course, a Red Cross certificate is available for $5.... Read more →

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Coastal Commission approves Travelodge project

DOWNTOWN — A proposal to build a new Travelodge on Ocean Avenue cleared one final hurdle last week when the California Coastal Commission gave the project the green light, allowing construction to finally begin this fall. The project, which includes tearing down the existing Pacific Sands Motel and adjacent Travelodge to construct a... Read more →

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Landmarking revoked for former mayor’s home

CITY HALL — A few dozen pleas to preserve a 57-year-old ocean-front building were not enough to sway the City Council on Tuesday from revoking a landmark designation of the home of Santa Monica’s first female mayor. Following a roughly hour-long public hearing featuring testimony from more than 30 speakers, the council voted to... Read more →

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Development at Horizons surf shop moves forward

MAIN STREET — Change, whether people like it or not, appears well on its way to a street corner richly steeped in the history of the local surfing and skateboarding scene. A nearly three-year-old proposal to build housing at 2001 Main St. reached a major milestone recently when the Planning Commission granted a development review... Read more →

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Date set for SM Place reopening

DOWNTOWN — Mark the calendars. The new and improved Santa Monica Place will open on Aug. 6, 2010. Officials for mall operator Macerich on Tuesday announced the grand opening date of the 550,000 square-foot shopping center, placing it just about a year from when it was originally scheduled to be completed. Both the main shopping center... Read more →

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Red Tie Affair brings in the bucks

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica’s annual “Red Tie Affair” fundraiser held at the Fairmont-Miramar Hotel Saturday helped raise nearly $150,000 for the nonprofit that provides health and safety education and assists families affected by disaster. The 2009 Red Tie Affair saluted the medical profession and... Read more →

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Red Cross makes fundraising splash

SWINGERS — The best things in life are free, but that shouldn’t keep you from shelling out some cash for them anyway. That’s why you’ll be asked to donate $1 for every glass of tap water you drink at your favorite local restaurant this week, up until March 28. The Red Cross of Santa Monica is holding a fundraiser... Read more →