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Including People With Disabilities Drives Innovation

Including People With Disabilities Drives Innovation The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently announced “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as the theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October 2017. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, “Americans of all... Read more →

Development

Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of October 16, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of October 16, construction will Construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures... Read more →

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More mixed use projects before Planning Commission

More mixed use projects before Planning Commission Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer The City’s largest housing developer will be back in front of the Planning Commission Wednesday, seeking approval for a new 67,000 square foot mixed-use building on Lincoln Boulevard that will result in 100 new apartments and nearly 300 underground... Read more →

Development

Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of September 25, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of September 25, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary... Read more →

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City searching for tree killer

  You may think his (or her) victims were easy prey. Newly planted and naturally silent, the nearly two-dozen trees found broken and decapitated in Santa Monica this week were not very large. But Urban Forest Supervisor Wister Dorta believes someone put a lot of effort into the destruction. The splintered trunks have him... Read more →

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Oceanfront Starbucks back before Landmarks Commission

    A new rendering shows the 23rd Starbucks coming to Santa Monica will be remarkably different from the rest. While the shop at the corner of Ocean Front Walk near the Pier will serve the same Frappuccinos and coffee-concoctions as the rest, the façade will retain the character of the Pier. “It reflects everything... Read more →

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City reveals downtown plan years in the making

There was a surprisingly large turnout for a public policy event that didn’t include free food. At the end of the unveiling of Santa Monica’s Downtown Community Plan (DCP) Wednesday night, City leaders revealed the head count had reached about 150 people inside Civic Center Auditorium’s east wing. Many of the attendees were City... Read more →

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NMS Properties says they are vindicated by City audit

A four-month long multi-department review of NMS Properties’ contracts with the City of Santa Monica failed to produce a smoking gun or even very much smoke. The audit spanned three departments: the City Attorney’s office, Planning and Community Development and Housing and Economic Development and looked at contracts, agreements and... Read more →