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Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel Alleges Union Harassment
May 31, 2016 -- High-ranking staff from Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel say daily union protests are disturbing the peace, and the City Council should do something to stop it.

Panel Calls for Greater Concentration of Art, No Hotel at Santa Monica's Bergamot Center
May 31, 2016 -- More than two years after public outcry and a successful referendum drive prompted City officials to ditch one of Santa Monica’s biggest proposed developments, an advisory panel for the Bergamot Station Arts Center is calling for far more arts-related uses but not a future six-story hotel.

Memorial Day Ushers in Predictions of Less Sweltering Summer for Santa Monica
May 31, 2016 -- Memorial Day ushered in predictions that the coming summer won’t be quite as sweltering as it was last year in Santa Monica and Southern California in general.

Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel Shows Off Its New Colors
May 27, 2016 -- The bright new lights on the Santa Monica Pier's iconic Ferris wheel displayed a waving American flag against the night sky for the grand finale of Pacific Park's 20th anniversary celebration Thursday night.

Santa Monica Pier Makes "Beach Bummer" List Again
May 27, 2016 -- The water around the Santa Monica Pier earned F grades year round on Heal the Bay's 2015-16 Report Card released Thursday, landing it on the environmental non-profit group's "Beach Bummer" list for the third year in a row.

Council Raises Cap on Downtown Santa Monica Alcohol Licenses
May 27, 2016 -- The Santa Monica City Council gave City staff the go ahead for an experiment to determine if the area including the Third Street Promenade and surrounding blocks would benefit from an increase in the cap on alcohol licenses from 50 to 60.

Santa Monica Council Earmarks $3.5 Million for Temporary Playing Field
May 26, 2016 -- The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday voted to earmark $3.5 million in future funds for a sports field at the Civic Center, inching forward on a promise made to do so more than a decade ago.

Elected City Attorney Measure Not Headed to Santa Monica Ballot
May 26, 2016 -- Santa Monica voters will not be deciding in November whether the City attorney should be an elected position as had been proposed by AIDS Walk Los Angeles founder Craig Miller.

Improved Street Lighting Coming to Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood
May 26, 2016 -- New LED street lighting will be installed along Santa Monica’s Michigan Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and 17th Street and along 14th Street between Michigan and Colorado avenues.

Campaigns Against Santa Monica’s LUVE Initiative Form
May 25, 2016 -- Slow-growth activists’ LUVE Initiative hasn't even qualified for Santa Monica’s November ballot yet, but at least two groups are preparing campaigns to oppose it.

Santa Monica Civic Could Get Temporary Playing Field
May 25, 2016 -- After more than a decade of rallies, campaigns and protests, a coalition of activists pressing for a sports field at the Santa Monica Civic Center could finally get part of what they want -- and sooner than expected.

Santa Monica Hopes to Create Micro-Park on Ocean Park Boulevard
May 25, 2016 -- Starved for more park space, the City of Santa Monica is hoping to groom five small plots of land it owns on Ocean Park Boulevard and re-invent them as a tiny addition to its parks system.

Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Wants More Focus on Ethnic, LGBT Issues
May 24, 2016 -- Board of Education members say the proposed textbooks for grades nine through 11 in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) language arts program are lacking on the ethnic and sexual identity diversity front.

Santa Monica Becomes Bernie Sanders Country as Faithful Flock to Rally
May 24, 2016 -- Santa Monica, or at least the area around its high school near Downtown, was Bernie Sanders country Monday.

Those who waited in a crowd so big it caused blocks-long waiting lines outside the Santa Monica High School athletic field, reiterated the Vermont senator's vow to continue fighting.

Opinion: Making History in Santa Monica
May 24, 2015 -- It was great walking on the Samohi football field today where I once played and practiced. Only this time I was there to tackle social justice issues with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Santa Monica College Student Receives State Department Scholarship
May 24, 2016 -- A Santa Monica College (SMC) student is headed to India to study Punjabi this summer after being awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language (CLS) Scholarship.

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