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by Jodi Summers Get ready for some major chaos and expense. According to a City report, more than 2,200 buildings in Santa Monica may be vulnerable to collapse or major damage during an earthquake, including more than 1,800 soft-story buildings, 220 brick buildings, 73 concrete buildings and 71 steel-frame buildings. The report concluded,  “many buildings […]

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by Jodi Summers Do you want to know what rental prices at the beach have gotten so high? Short-term rentals have pushed up the demand and thus the price. The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, a labor-backed advocacy group, estimates that more than 7,000 houses and apartments have been taken off the rental […]

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

twilight dance series crowd

by Jodi Summers Party on the Pier, the line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier is public, and we’re ready dance. What’s so great about the Twilight Series is that every Thursday night for 10 weeks FROM 7-10 P.M., you get a new experience in Santa Monica’s customized music […]

Palisades Park Santa Monica (80)

edited by Jodi Summers Didja know these statistics about the City of Santa Monica…. The 2012 U.S. Census estimates that almost 28% of Santa Monica residents own a home. The median value of owner-occupied units within the City was $992,100 in 2012. At the end of the 1st quarter of 2015, the median sold price […]

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