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Intersections will be painted to “capture the joy of walking” BY JEFF WATTENHOFER JUL 21, 2016, 5:46P Arizona and Ocean avenues in downtown Santa Monica, the type of intersection that will be made into art.Michael Locke  It appears we’re in the golden age of crosswalks in Los Angeles. After Mayor… Read More

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  Easier beach access BY JEFF WATTENHOFER JUL 29, 2016, 2:54P Eliot Phillips // Flickr Creative Commons The California Incline, an iconic roadway that links Downtown Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway, is finally coming back, better than ever. Santa Monica city officials said Friday that when people… Read More

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BY CURBED  JUL 1, 2016, 12:18P Shabdro Photo They say Los Angeles is a good place to live and a terrible place to visit. And they say in Los Angeles you can hit the desert, the mountains, the beach, and the city all in one day. And they say in… Read More

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Bobby Gibbons | Curbed La Flickr Pool To many Californians, hiking is a way of life. From the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierras, the state offers a seemingly unlimited array of options for anyone looking to get out into the great outdoors. Now, those searching for the next trail… Read More

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BY ELIJAH CHILAND JUL 7, 2016, 6:17P When artist Cheri Pann purchased it in 1994, Venice’s iconic Mosaic Tile House was as an ugly little single-story home and Venice was a quirky bohemian enclave. More than two decades later, tech money is transforming the neighborhood and the Palms Boulevard house stands as… Read More

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The Grand Santa Monica Hotel The Hotel Arcadia was Santa Monica’s first high-end beach hotel, and the site of scams, hijinks, and at least one attempted murder. BY HADLEY MEARES JUL 7, 2016, 10:00A This summer, many local Angelenos and droves of vacationers will descend upon Santa… Read More

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by Kathryn Vasel   @KathrynVaselJanuary 29, 2016: 8:37 AM ET  In December, when the Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade, many would-be homebuyers assumed it meant the beginning of the end for record-low mortgage rates. “This is evidence that the Federal… Read More

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016, by Bianca Barragan   The Expo Line‘s extension from Culver City into Santa Monica is so close to being ready for riders—on Friday, the construction authority charged with building the rail line formally handed the whole thing over to Metro. Santa Monica Next says that this means… Read More