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Santa Monica Scores Perfect On Preservation Report Card | Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Scores Perfect On Preservation Report Card | Santa Monica Mirror | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it

The City received perfect scores in all categories, including: historic preservation ordinance (150 points); dedicated preservation staff (15); ability to designate historic districts (15); citywide survey of historical resources (15); owner consent not required for historic designation (10); Mills Act incentive program (10); landmark designation annually active (5); dedicated historic preservation commission (5); historical resources survey updated within the past five years (5); certified local government status (5); historic preservation element or plan (5); and, “additional incentives” (5).


Santa Monica locations featured in the Preservation Report Card included the Annenberg Community Beach House, the Gehry House, the General Telephone Building at the corner of Wilshire and Ocean, Pacific Street Townhouses, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and Sears Santa Monica.


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Abbot Kinney Hotel plan clears first hurdle

Abbot Kinney Hotel plan clears first hurdle | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
But community opinion remains divided — and heated — over concerns about density and traffic By Gary Walker Community debate over filmmaker Dan Abrams’ plan to build an 85-room hotel along a popula...
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Far From “Invisible”

Far From “Invisible” | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
To shoot their latest video, arena rockers U2 landed at Santa Monica Airport By Michael Aushenker Despite the song’s title, the impact of U2’s recent landing at Santa Monica Airport was far from “I...
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Marina del Rey, 1964

Marina del Rey, 1964 | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
A dispatch from the Marina del Rey Historical Society By Howard Wenger The initial vision of a man named Moye L. Wicks was to build a large shipping harbor in the wetlands of West Los Angeles. Lack...
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Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market

Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The following list was put together by a veteran housing economist, asked by HousingWire for his opinion on the near-term future of the markets we cover daily. Here's David Berson's take on the 3 things you need to know about housing in 2014.


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#SiliconBeach got a jumpstart. Good to know broader trends will back us up.

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#SiliconBeach got a jumpstart on housing, but it's good to know the broader trends will back us up.

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#SiliconBeach got a jumpstart. Good to know broader trends will back us up! Silicon Beach and tech leading the way.

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#SiliconBeach and adjacent communities like Westchester CA 90045 leading the way!

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Sharks roam the Venice canals

Sharks roam the Venice canals | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
On a walk down Grand Canal Court on Feb. 5, Venice resident Sheena Duggal encountered an unexpected site in the waters of the Venice canals: four leopard sharks. “When I saw them I did a double tak...
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Welcome to The Best of the Westside 2013

Welcome to The Best of the Westside 2013 | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
Welcome to The Best of the Westside, the results of more than 2,500 readers’ surveys in nearly 200 categories. In addition, our editors check in on some of their favorite things too. What the peopl...
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Marina del Rey post office must relocate

Marina del Rey post office must relocate | Beach Cities Living Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The United States Postal Service branch in Marina del Rey will be forced to move after its lease at the Waterside shopping center on Admiralty Way expires in May. “We’re not going to close the post...
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I'm not sure USPS can afford to "live" in Silicon Beach anymore. Sad for me. This has been my address for over a decade.

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