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Palihouse hotel to stay sober

POSTED: A notice regarding a proposed conditional use permit is displayed in front of Palihouse. (File photo)   THIRD STREET — Palihouse Santa Monica owners probably needed a drink after Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting. Nearby residents, who showed up in large numbers, were victorious in quashing the boutique... Read more →

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Brief: Get a job at Pacific Park

Pacific Park (File photo) Pacific Park will be hosting its 2014 Job Fair on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Seaside Pavilion at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The 2-acre amusement park wants to fill approximately 150 spring break and summer positions. Potential employees are encouraged to bring a completed... Read more →

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Brief: Grants available from Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from nonprofit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in the community. Grant applications are due by April 1 for the next funding cycle. Grants offered range from $500 to... Read more →

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Brief: Shape Santa Monica

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica will honor four local women for their contributions to the welfare of the bay city. The league invites the community to join the celebration on March 27 at the Penthouse Terrace of Ocean House at 7 p.m. Education activist Irene Zivi, Deputy City Manager Kate Vernez, Police Activities League... Read more →

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Council takes a look at e-cigs

Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com CITY HALL — Concerned that kids will pick up the unhealthy habit of smoking cigarettes, Councilman Bob Holbrook wants to restrict the use of the electronic version. Holbrook will ask his colleagues on the dais Tuesday to take a closer look at bans on “vaping” in cities like Los Angeles and New... Read more →

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Clerk submits referendum signatures

LOTS: The city clerk's staff stacks boxes full of referendum petitions at City Hall on Tuesday. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) CITY HALL — The fight to derail a controversial development near the forthcoming Exposition Light Rail Line cleared another hurdle as the city clerk confirmed Wednesday the total number of signatures... Read more →

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Health center celebrates 40 years of saving lives

THE SPOT: Celia Bernstein, director of development at the Westside Family Health Center, stands in front of the clinic. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) OCEAN PARK BLVD — Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to the Westside Family Health Center. From the outside it’s like any small business along Ocean Park... Read more →

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Taking the green out of green building certification

CITY HALL — Parents wanting to trim their food budget will often go for the generic store-brand cereal or cough syrup instead of shelling out more for the nationally recognized name brands. There might be some temper tantrums in the morning as it takes time for youngsters to adjust to eating Tootie Fruities instead of Froot Loops... Read more →

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Brief: Nonprofit seeks volunteers

Santa Monica-based senior services provider WISE & Healthy Aging is hosting a volunteer orientation Friday at 9:30 a.m. hoping to match up willing participants with area nonprofits. Some of the opportunities include tax aide programs, benefits enrollment help, making visits to seniors at their homes and teaching adult day... Read more →