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Articles from the January 24, 2017 edition

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President Obama's Parting Letter to the American People

President Obama penned an emotional letter to the public, published Thursday, in which he thanks us for allowing him to serve as our president, and promises to be with us as American moves into the...

 

Obama's Approval Ratings Highest on Record since First Year in Office

As President Obama passed the torch to President-elect Trump, The Harris Poll took a final look at America's feelings towards his time in office. For the first time since August 2009, just over half...

 

Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday with Re-release of When Colors Come Together

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry...

 

Astonishing Figure: City will spend $141,000,000 to build a 50,000 sft building.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am writing about my upcoming, January 24th, City Council appeal hearing of the $86 million that is about to be spent on an annex to the backside of the Santa Monica City...

 

Small City to Erect The Most Expensive Public Building in World History

• Proposed building "massing" overhangs the historic City Hall building on the south side as it will project all the way to the sidewalk and disturbs the historically significant streetscape view...

 

Former Santa Monica Observer Intern Wrote Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech

In 2001, a Santa Monica High School student named Stephen Miller walked into my office at the Santa Monica Observer, and asked if he could write opinion pieces for the Santa Monica Observer. That kids...

 

Solar Roof Dynamics Expands throughout Southern California

Solar Roof Dynamics, the leading solar solutions provider to the roofing industry, today announced its successful expansion into the Southern California market with the addition of six new roofing...

 

Women's March Weekend: Atria Books Makes Seven Books Available For Complimentary Download

Atria Books announced today that it will make seven titles available for free download to everyone in the continental U.S. from Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22, in recognition of the...

 

Topanga Canyon Blvd Closed Through Mountains Until Thursday

A huge boulder fell on Topanga Canyon Boulevard during the rain Sunday night, not far from the town of Topanga. There were also mudslides and debris. As a result, California department of...

 

Wayne Barrett, America's top investigative Trump biographer, Dies at 71

"We are detectives for the people," esteemed journalist Wayne Barrett replied, when asked by his son's elementary class, what a muckraking reporter does. For over five decades Barrett reigned as the...

 

Even Dogs Are Welcome at Ashland-Hill's Casual Beer and Wine Garden

Ashland Hill, a Santa Monica favorite amongst locals, will be celebrating its second anniversary at the end of the month. The casual beer and wine garden features California-inspired bites, a...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 24, 2017

Strip of Percolative Concrete in Centers of Alleys Shows Signs of Wear After One Year

One year ago, the City of Santa Monica launched a program to add a strip of concrete down the center of 75 alleys. This allows rainwater to percolate through the strip and into the groundwater, then...

 

Santa Monica to Conduct Annual Homeless Count; 250 Volunteered

The City of Santa Monica will conduct its annual street-by-street enumeration of homeless individuals on the night of January 25, 2017,This annual count helps assess the City's efforts in addressing...

 

California Incline Shut Down Again on Sunday From Second Mudflow, Reopened Monday.

Update 9:19 am PST Monday: "Clean up operations are complete. The California Incline has reopened," says the City Traffic Dept. by e mail. Update, 4:34 pm PST Sunday: An e mail from the City of Santa...

 

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