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Articles from the February 3, 2014 edition

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4 Councilmembers NOT to Vote for Next Election

On Tuesday, as predicted, the Santa Monica City Council voted, 4-3, to approve a Developer's Agreement allowing the Hines development company to build a 767,000 square foot mixed c...

 

COUNCILMEMBERS RESPOND ON HINES PROJECT: Kevin McKeown

From: Kevin McKeown Good public policy demands the ability to be decisive when appropriate, but also to learn from new information. The LUCE approximation on commercial versus residential square footage certainly deserved to be reconsidered in light...

 

Apple Trying To Determine Source of Mysterious Smell at SM Store

Apple has not responded to TheStreet's request for comment on the issue, however last week we reported on a smell that some people, including Apple retail employees, classified as "body odor" or...

 

COUNCILMEMBERS RESPOND ON HINES PROJECT: Ted Winterer

From:Ted Winterer I believe there’s a good chance the project as approved will succumb to challenges in the courts or at the ballot box, which will leave the applicant with only the option of reoccupying the existing commercial space, the very...

 

COUNCILMEMBERS RESPOND ON HINES PROJECT: Gleam Davis

From: Gleam Davis I believe that the project the Council approved is a superior alternative to the only other option on the table--allowing Hines to reoccupy the existing building and use 300,000 square feet of commercial space without any...

 

Airport Case Headed to Judge for Hearing

In its continued attempt to close Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport, the city of Santa Monica is now claiming that the statute of limitations on the FAA's interests in the airfield should be applied with...

 

Snell Appointed To SMC Board Of Trustees

Barry Snell – a certified public accountant and business leader with extensive ties to the Santa Monica community and its educational institutions – was appointed Tuesday, February 4, to a vacant...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    February 3, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Burglary At the Pier Santa Monica Police are looking for a man who they say broke into the Arcade on the Santa Monica Pier on January 23 at half past two in the morning. Authorities say the suspect cr...

 

Missing Girl

Rayven Paige Ferguson is 15 years old and was last seen on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 am when she left for school. She never arrived at school and has not been seen since. Rayven requires medication...

 

I Like Richard Sherman a Lot More Now

The Super Bowl game was decided early as Seattle humiliated Denver. But the controversy surrounding Richard Sherman will linger for awhile. This was the featured sub-plot of pro football's biggest...

 

Lakers Explore Gasol Trade Talks

Stop me if you've heard this story before -- like last month -- but the Lakers are trying to trade Pau Gasol. If you don't follow pro basketball closely you probably wonder why they'd trade a proven...

 

Dodgers' Kasten Named Executive of The Year

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten as the 2013 Sports Executive of the Year. Kasten will be honored during the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards on Wednesday,...

 

Outgoing Commissioner Says Thanks

January 31, 2014 Dear Mitch, As my 30-year tenure as NBA commissioner concludes, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your reporting on our league. That reporting – favorable or not...

 

SPAGHETTI & STRINGS

SPAGHETTI & STRINGS: The SamoHi Orchestra's conducted a fund raiser for the orchestra's Spring trip to Vienna. The evening included a dinner catered by Il Forno, and served by student waiters....

 

TEARS OF A CLOWN

TEARS OF A CLOWN: Marko the Clown performs on the Promenade, lives on Ocean Park Blvd, but his heart is in Chicago where he lived with his girlfriend, Susan, who died about 3 years ago. The couple...

 

Cirque du Soleil on Promenade

To thank the Santa Monica community for their incredible support through the years, Cirque du Soleil held a public event today in which performers from TOTEM entertained the public on Third Street...

 

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