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The Santa Monica Lookout, Santa Monica, California -- May 2017

Santa Monica Landlord Harassment Case Highlights Strong Tenant Protections
May 4, 2107 -- The case of Nina Edwards, a tenant who successfully held on to the rent-controlled condominium on Ocean Avenue she has occupied for more than three decades, serves as a cautionary tale for those buying condo units in Santa Monica, according to local rent control experts.

Santa Monica-Malibu School District Parents to Get Glimpse at How Teens Party
May 4, 2017 -- Santa Monica and Malibu parents who might have been partiers back in the day will get a reality check on Saturday as they peak into “mock” prom and graduation parties supposedly infused with dangerous levels of drugs, alcohol and possibly sex.

Santa Monica College's Global Motion to Perform World Dance Styles this Month
May 4, 2017 -- The Santa Monica College Global Motion World Dance Company will showcase dance styles from around the world during spring, school officials announced this week.

Santa Monica’s Newest Affordable Housing Complex Takes Concrete Step
May 3, 2017
-- Compared to the 900,000 square feet in apartment/mixed use projects that might one day be its neighbors, the building in progress at 1626 Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica is tiny.

Santa Monica-Malibu School District to Hire Local, Start Apprenticeship Program
May 3, 2017 -- A new pact with area trade council clears the way to hire residents and military veterans as workers and contractors, and will create an apprenticeship program for students, alumni and community members, officials from the Santa Monica-Malibu public school system said.

Public Policy Symposium at Santa Monica College Next Week
May 3, 2017 -- Films, games, debates, panel discussions and a public art installation will be used to encourage citizen engagement during the Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute's (PPI) 6th Annual Spring Symposium next week.

Santa Monica City Pay and Benefits Climb at Double the Inflation Rate, New Data Shows
May 2, 2017 -- Employee pay and benefits at Santa Monica City Hall grew at more than double the rate of inflation for metropolitan Los Angeles since 2012, according to data released by a statewide watchdog group Monday.

Clash Over Shortening Santa Monica Airport Runway Goes to Commission Tonight
May 2, 2017
-- An idea meant to curb jet traffic at Santa Monica Airport is heading for a potential collision tonight, as two versions of proposals for shortening the runway by almost a third go to the City Airport Commission.

Jolt Felt in Santa Monica Monday Night Nothing Unusual, Expert Says
May 2, 2017 -- Rumblings of an earthquake hitting Santa Monica swept through social media and news outlets late Monday night, but the small temblor was nothing unusual, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Santa Monica High Ranked Among Top Schools in Nation
May 1, 2017 -- The Santa Monica-Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) flagship institution performed well in US News & World Report’s newly released “Best High Schools” lists both nationally and statewide.

Santa Monica First Quarter Unemployment Reaches New Low
May 1, 2017 -- Santa Monica ended the first quarter of 2017 with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, according to preliminary statistics released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

Bestselling Author Reveals What Fish Know During Santa Monica Lecture Tuesday
May 1, 2017 -- If you've ever wondered if fish can think or can recognize you staring at them through the glass of an aquarium or diving mask head over to Christine Emerson Reed Park Tuesday night for a lecture sponsored by the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society.

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