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Metro Bike-Share Update: 2016 Opening On Track, With No Title Sponsor

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This article originally appeared in Streetsblog Los Angeles. A few new bike-share details emerged at yesterday’s Metro Planning and Programming committee meeting. Overall, Metro bike-share is on track to open in downtown Los Angeles with about...

Santa Monica City Council to Consider Expo-Adjacent Bergamot Station Arts Center Plan Tuesday

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The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday will consider the next steps in an already three-year-long process aimed at revitalizing the city-owned, Expo-adjacent Bergamot Arts Center, rents from which subsidize the operation of the Big...

Santa Monica City Council Adopts Downtown Community Plan, Remains Divided Over Housing

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After nearly six years, Santa Monica has a new plan that will govern land use in the city’s 230-acre downtown through 2030. While the City Council adopted most aspects of the plan unanimously, there...

City Installs 4-Way Stop at Deadly Intersection of 19th/Idaho

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Yesterday morning, the City of Santa Monica kept its promise to install a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Idaho and 19th Street and “Cross Traffic Does Not Stop” signs at 18th and...

#DamienTalks 24: New Housing Bills Intersect with Transit, Transpo. Planning

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Last week, Streetsblog California announced three new pieces of legislation introduced by Assemblyman Richard Bloom who represents West Los Angeles County cities in the Assembly. Bloom's legislation focuses on increasing the housing stock in California...

Santa Monica History Museum Hosts Interactive Exhibit UnHoused: A History of Housing in Santa...

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Unhoused: A History of Housing in Santa Monica is an interactive art exhibit that opens this Friday and runs through the end of the year. According to the museum's website, the exhibit "emphasizes that,...

Hulu and CycleHop in the Running for 2015 Streetsie for Livable Streets-Friendly Business

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For their role in helping to make Breeze Bike Share -- L.A. County's first public bike-share system -- happen, Hulu and CycleHop have been nominated together for 2015 Livable Streets-Friendly Business Streetsie award. CycleHop is...

Video: Young Adult Readers Turn Out in Droves to Celebrate Yallwest in Santa Monica

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https://youtu.be/xlY7JMV9n8o Fans of young adult fiction turned out in droves this past Saturday for the Yallwest Festival at Santa Monica High School. More than 100 YA authors were on hand for book signings and giveaways,...

Could It Happen Here? SMMUSD Officials Say Chance of Strike Similar to the LAUSD...

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Last week, hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles families had their lives upended when the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) joined a three day "unfair labor practices" strike of Los Angeles school employees...

Whistleblower Call to SMRR Tenant Hotline Secures $10M Relocation Benefits for Elderly, Delivers City...

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…well, $428,248.06 to be exact. That’s the cost for building permits, not previously obtained by management at Westminster Towers, yet required by the City’s Building and Safety Department. The 17-story building on 7th Street is...
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Amid Concerns About Funding, Santa Monica Opens List for Federal Housing Subsidies

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For the first time since 2011, the Santa Monica Housing Authority will open the wait list for federal Section 8 rental assistance this Tuesday. The reopening of the waiting list -- people can sign up...

Safety Improvements Come to Wilshire Blvd.: Right Turn Only Intersections Should Reduce Crashes by...

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Last week, the City of Santa Monica installed infrastructure that creates right-turn-only restrictions at fourteen unsignalized intersections along the Boulevard. Twenty percent of all crashes along the corridor have been caused by cars either...

Better Mobility For Seniors? TNCs and the Santa Monica MODE and GoMonrovia Programs

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Older adults are mobility challenged. More than 20 percent of those 65 and older, according to a Rand study, do not or no longer drive. Those who do drive go shorter distances, are fearful of...

Metro Ridership Grew Over the Last Year, with the Expo Line Growing Faster Than...

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Ridership on the Expo Line (now called the E Line, but we’re holdouts) has continued to grow as ridership across the L.A. Metro rail and bus lines continue to rebound from the lows of...

Unite Here Ballot Initiative Would Raise Local Minimum Wage to $30 an Hour

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Yesterday, UNITE HERE Local 11 (the union) filed an initiative in Santa Monica that would require hotels to pay their workers $30 an hour. As the union prepares for another round of strikes over...
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