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Community Issues

Village Trailer Park Development Agreement Project

by WestsideDB June 4, 2012 Community Issues

The proposed project would involve the closure of the existing Village Trailer Park and development of a 399,581-square-foot mixed-use project with 393 residential units, 105,334 square feet of creative office, and 11,710 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail.  The project’s 117,044 square feet of commercial space would include 105,334 square feet of creative/office space and 11,710 [...]

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June Events in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB May 31, 2012 Community Issues

Santa Monica never runs out of thiings to do for everyone in the area. Our Friends of Sunset Park have started to list the happenings around town in June >>

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Santa Monica Events in May from Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB May 1, 2012 Community Issues

Citizens of Santa Monica will have to make room in their calendars as our Friends of Sunset Park have lined up a list of events that will keep the people of Santa Monica busy for the month of May. read more>>

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Santa Monica School Magic Show Needs Help

by WestsideDB April 23, 2012 Community Issues

Grant school in Santa Monica is looking for people to help in the preparation for the school’s fund raising event this Friday, April 27, 2012. The event will feature Jersey Jim, the Magician, and Obediah, the Master Juggler. The tickets to the event are on pre-sale since April 20th at $8.00, tickets will be sold [...]

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Santa Monica City Hall Expands

by WestsideDB April 20, 2012 Community Issues

Do you live in Santa Monica?  Guess what – after ten years of research, the council of Santa Monica unanimously voted to continue  pursuing designs for a new structure to be attached the Santa Monica City Hall. The expansion of the building targets to put all employees that have been distributed to three off-site offices [...]

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Sunset Park Santa Monica April Events from the Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB April 4, 2012 Community Issues

In Sunset Park Santa Monica there’s always something fun to do and get involved in our community.  Check out the links here from our friends over at Friends of Sunset Park for something fun to do, something fun to learn about, or just plain old get involved!  We’ll see you in our sweet little Sunset [...]

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Keller Williams Santa Monica Red Day 2011 – at John Adams Middle School

by WestsideDB May 12, 2011 Charity

Keller Williams Santa Monica participates every May 12 in RED DAY – where we as a company of real estate agents give back to the community.  This year, Santa Monica real estate agents and leadership, came together to work on a beautification project for John Adams Middle School – a public school in Sunset Park [...]

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May Calendar of Events for Santa Monica – FOSP Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB May 2, 2011 Community Issues

City of Santa Monica Event Calendar: Santa Monica Public Library May Calendar: May 1 — Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! — Virginia Avenue Park — 12 to 5 PM May 1 to 28 — “Sand in the Air” — Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM – Morgan-Wixson Theatre/Santa Monica [...]

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Want Money Back from the City to Upgrade your Home? Energy Upgrade California is launching in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB April 24, 2011 Community Issues

Hey Santa Monica homeowners! There’s a great new program coming out for Santa Monica homeowners interested in being Green and saving money in the long run – Its being hosted by EcoMotion at the Santa Monica Main Library on the evening of Tuesday, April 26th.  It is a kick-off event for the Energy Upgrade California [...]

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April Calendar for Things to Do in Santa Monica -Friends Of Sunset Park FOSP

by WestsideDB April 8, 2011 Community Issues

Here’s the list of activities and events in Santa Monica this month… April 1 – Spring Band Concert – Samohi – 7 PM – The Concert Winds, Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, and Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Michael J. Corrigan and Terry Sakow – Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School April 1 [...]

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Santa Monica Development in the works – Bergamot Transit Village Center

by WestsideDB March 21, 2011 Community Issues

I just got an email alert about a proposed mega-center multi use project in Santa Monica that will have ramifications on a lot of things happening in Santa Monica.  Santa Monica real estate aficionados may want to make note of the date and the proposal.  Check it out if you can. Dear david bruce, Bergamot [...]

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Santa Monica Things to Do – FOSP March Calendar

by WestsideDB March 7, 2011 Community Issues

Hey All – here’s some cool stuff to do in Santa Monica this coming month.  Hope you enjoy.   March 1 and April 5 — SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM – Business Building, Rm. 117 – Agenda: March 2 and 23 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – City Hall – Agendas: [...]

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Do You Bike in Santa Monica? Bicycle Action Plan Community Meeting on Dec 13th

by WestsideDB December 4, 2010 Community Issues

I love riding my bike in Santa Monica – bike lanes rule and so does being environmentally conscious and healthy.  The Santa Monica transportation division is having a community meeting for their Bicycle Action Plan and I would encourage you to attend. All the details are just below – See you there!

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State of our Santa Monica Schools – Tonight from 6-9

by WestsideDB October 25, 2010 Community Issues

If you are like me, you want good schools because property values often go hand in hand with the excellence of education – plus having well educated children leads to a brighter future for everyone. Tonight at the Main Library is a community report on student acheivement, and district wide initiatives as well as the [...]

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Electronics Recycling Event at Mount Olive in Sunset Park

by WestsideDB August 7, 2010 Community Issues

FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION Recycle your unwanted electronic waste in an environmentally sound way. Mt Olive Lutheran Church in partnership with California Recycles, Inc. will be offering FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION On Sunday, August 15, 2010 You may drop off as early as Friday, August 13th at: 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 [...]

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Environmental Affairs

by WestsideDB February 8, 2010 Community Issues

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee met on Wednesday (Feb. 3), and some interesting information was presented. I’m on the committee, reprsenting Green Building Solutions, Inc., a Chamber member. Sustainable Works ( coordinates Santa Monica’s Green Business Certification program and their residential greening program, as part of their mission to foster a [...]

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The Fight Against Leafblowers in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB January 7, 2010 Community Issues

I just read about this new site where you can report about leaf blowers in Santa Monica (after all, the gas powered polluting kind are illegal). The Santa Monica Daily Press wrote about it and you can check out the site for yourself at I once knew a guy who owned a gas powered [...]

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Eradicate Christmas tree deforestation guilt by going green and recycling your tree!

by WestsideDB January 3, 2010 Community Issues

The City of Santa Monica Solid Waste Division is offering free Christmas tree recycling for the entire month of January. Residents with curbside recycling service may place their cut-up tree in their yard waste collection container.  Please remove tinsel, ornaments, and stands from the tree. It is unlawful and a fire hazard to leave trees [...]

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Ride Blue – Go Green

by WestsideDB December 18, 2009 Community Issues

Our friends over at have a great article about the green movement in Santa Monica and how you and Big Blue can make our city of Santa Monica more sustainable. Go check it out

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Parking – everyone’s favorite pastime

by SM mom November 24, 2009 Community Issues

Cool article about the fate of vacant buildings in Santa Monica that have been slated to be developed into parking structures.  Do we really need more parking structures or just better management of existing ones?

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