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Santa Monica Gateway Office Project Moving Forward in Bergamot Area

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Four years after the City Council voted in favor of a development agreement with Colorado Creative Studios for the new 200,000-square-foot Santa Monica Gateway, construction has begun on the glass-and-metal creative office building. The project is located...

Breeze Bike-share Extends System Test Period, Still On Schedule for November Launch

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Due to popular demand, CycleHop, the company running Santa Monica's Breeze bike-share program, will extend the testing period past the October 1 date it was originally scheduled to end. Breeze, which is on track to...

Infographic: This is the High Cost of Not Building the Bergamot Transit Village

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Plans to transform the former Papermate factory in Santa Monica's formerly industrial Bergamot Area into a mixed-use neighborhood with offices across the street from the Expo light rail station on 26th Street were killed...

Santa Monica Launches “Hack the Beach” Contest to Improve Mobility, Civic Engagement

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Do you have an innovative idea that can bring your city into the 21st century? How about a new app that will improve how we get around? Or how we interact with our local...

Santa Monica City Council Could Raise the Minimum Wage Tuesday

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The Santa Monica City Council will vote on an ordinance Tuesday that would raise the city-wide minimum wage to $15 an hour by July 1, 2020 for most businesses. As proposed, Santa Monica’s new living...

Santa Monica People’s Academy: the “Meatiest, Most Personal” Way to Get to Know Your...

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On her first day at the Santa Monica People’s Academy, Sabrina Fields had an eye-opening experience. The native of the bayside city decided to take the six-week course, offered by the city manager’s office to...

Santa Monica Assembly Member’s Bill Gives Ticketed Bicyclists Education Option

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This article originally ran on Streetsblog California. A new law just signed by Governor Jerry Brown will make it possible for bicyclists who are ticketed for certain infractions to attend a class on safe bicycle riding...

Westside Urban Forum Tackles “Healthy Communities”

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What is a healthy community? And what role does the built environment play in creating a healthy community? These were the questions tackled by a Westside Urban Forum panel Friday, moderated by UCLA Professor, Fred...

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...

No-Growthers Now Want All Projects in Santa Monica Put on the Ballot

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No, this isn't an out-of-season April Fools joke. The conservative no-growth group, Residocracy, has decided that virtually every project in Santa Monica going forward should be approved by the voters. The group, whose opposition to...

Planning Commission to Look at Expo-Adjacent Mixed-User on Former Norm’s Site

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The Santa Monica Planning Commission tonight will take a look at a mid-rise (4-to-5 story) mixed-use project that, if approved, would add 90 new homes -- including nine three-bedroom apartments for families -- about two...

Eyes on the Street: 500 New Breeze Bike-Share Bikes Arrive in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is one step closer to fully launching L.A. County's first public bike-share system. Five hundred brand new bikes, which will be distributed at 80 different hubs throughout Santa Monica and part of Venice,...

Expo-Adjacent “Kaufmann Apartments at Step Up on Colorado” Opens in Downtown Santa Monica

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Downtown Santa Monica is one of the few places in the city where any new housing gets built, including affordable housing. The Kaufmann Apartments at Step Up on Colorado is the latest project to...

Santa Monica’s Water Garden Gets Landscape Overhaul Ahead of Expo Opening

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The Expo-adjacent Water Garden at Olympic and 26th Street will get a landscape overhaul ahead of the Expo line opening next year. The 1,239,577-square-foot office park, built in the late 1980s, is revamping its open...

Expo on Track for March Opening

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The countdown to Expo opening all the way to Santa Monica has begun. Phase two of the Expo light rail line will connect the beach with downtown Los Angeles and with the region’s growing rail...
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