Environment

Green is an expensive designation

DOWNTOWN — There’s the cost of going green, and then there’s the cost of letting everyone know about it. One of the largest local developers of affordable housing, Community Corporation of Santa Monica owns approximately 80 properties in the city, a combination of apartment rehabilitation and newly constructed complexes.... Read more →

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SMC to reduce course offerings

PICO BLVD — While the economic downturn is forcing an upturn in enrollment at Santa Monica College, it’s also cutting into the number of available classes to those new students. After eliminating about 193 sections — or about 6 percent — from its course offerings in the spring semester, administrators with SMC said... Read more →

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Point Dume school goes solar

MALIBU — With proceeds from a lemonade stand, students at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School are reducing their carbon footprint by going solar. Students contributed $300 toward the purchase of 33 solar panels, which have been installed at one of the Malibu campus’ buildings, making Point Dume, a member of the Santa... Read more →

Briefs

There is such a thing as a free lunch

Concerned about people on fixed incomes and their ability to make ends meet during the economic downturn, WISE & Healthy Aging is offering free, nutritional lunches at five locations across the city for those who are 60 years of age or older and for those with disabilities. The lunches are served each weekday. “Good nutrition is... Read more →

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Coming in first

Over 130 entries were received, more than 4,000 people voted, and now Rachel Malovany has been declared the winner of the 2009 Twilight Dance Series Poster Contest. Her winning poster entitled “100 Years of Memories” features a photo collage depicting various images of the Santa Monica Pier with a background of wooden planks and... Read more →

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Leaf blower enforcement upsets some SM residents

CITYWIDE — Using a leaf blower within the city limits has been off limits since 1991, but a daytime walk through most neighborhoods would seem to suggest otherwise, and some residents are steamed. “You can walk around Santa Monica on any day of the week and see people using leaf blowers,” said one resident who lives near... Read more →

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Putting on a parade

MAIN STREET — A growing, popular, local tradition celebrating America’s birthday continues this summer as a coalition of neighborhood groups team up once again to put on the Fourth of July Parade for a third straight summer. Organizers predict the event will draw even more participants and spectators this year since the holiday... Read more →

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Science team places fourth in national competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defending champion Santa Monica High School finished fourth in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., and North Hollywood High finished in the top 16, it was announced Monday. The 19th annual academic slugfest — held at the National Building Museum — was won by a team... Read more →

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS

SUNSET PARK Containing a leak Roughly 500 gallons of raw sewage flowed from a pipe clogged by tree roots near 23rd and Navy streets Sunday, but none of it reached the Santa Monica Bay, city officials said. The sewage was diverted to the city of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Treatment Plant via a storm water diversion system at Rose Avenue... Read more →

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Concerns revolve around daycare center

26TH STREET — Rosemary Esparza appreciates the peace and quiet of retired life in her Sunset Park home, enjoying lunches outdoors and afternoon naps on the hammock. But there’s worry that the tranquility will be disturbed if a large, family daycare center that’s currently operating on the north side of town is permitted... Read more →