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Museum to focus on long-gone amusement park

History will POP for the next week at the Santa Monica History Museum as the organization hosts several events focused on Pacific Ocean Park. The park was the original Santa Monica amusement park located on a pier at Pier Avenue. After opening to much fanfare in 1958, the park eventually declined and was closed in 1967. The entire... Read more →

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Planning Commission likes building designs for Fred Segal lot

DOWNTOWN — The project proposed to replace the one of two Fred Segal buildings on Broadway at Fifth Street got largely positive reviews from the Planning Commission on July 9. The designs, which propose a 330,344-square-foot mixed-use development project consisting of approximately 39,600 square feet of ground floor commercial area, and... Read more →

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BBB to break longest route in two

Changes are in the works for the Route 3 bus that travels down Lincoln Boulevard. (Daniel Archuleta) LINCOLN AND MONTANA — If you’re waiting for the Route 3 Big Blue Bus there’s a 65 percent chance it will be on time. BBB officials want to fix that by chopping the route — which at 95 minutes one-way is their longest in terms of... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

Sunday, July 6, at 1 p.m. Santa Monica officers responded to a call of a man yelling profanities at random people and dancing in the street around Colorado Avenue and Second Street.  When officers arrived they saw the described individual in an argument with a female (over him stealing an item from her).  The officers spoke to the... Read more →

City Council

Council tackles diverse agenda items

CITY HALL — The Santa Monica City Council waded through a packed agenda at their July 8 meeting covering a diverse group of topics. The council took action on six items and heard information on an additional three. Several items up for discussion had been before the council before and were returning for final approval. The council... Read more →

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Changes coming for reviled BBB stops

A man waits for a bus at one of the Big Blue Bus' new stops on Main Street on Tuesday. (Daniel Archuleta) CITYWIDE — Bus stop critics, your voices were heard. Big Blue Bus officials announced Wednesday that they are “modifying the design” of the new bus stops — a response to “customer and constituent concerns.” “We... Read more →

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Police cracking down on bicycle related crime

A woman rides along the beach bike path on Tuesday. (Daniel Archuleta) CITYWIDE — Police officers routinely monitor streets for traffic violations but for the month of July, sidewalks and bike lanes will receive extra scrutiny. The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will focus on bicycle related incidents as part of their rotating... Read more →

City Council

$903K, concrete intersections considered in consent

A crew works on a new electrical service along the route of the forthcoming Expo Light Rail Line on Tuesday. (Daniel Archuleta) Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the... Read more →

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A day of walking to help patients live a lifetime

SMC — Santa Monica’s annual Relay for Life will bring hundreds of locals to Santa Monica College (SMC) on July 26 for a 24-hour fundraiser to support cancer research and patient services. The event supports the American Cancer Society and during the relay, teams walk a path for a full 24-hours. While one individual walks, their... Read more →