archiveThe LookOut

March 1999

Fateful Outlook
The story there was no paper left to tell. An inside look at the final days of an institution that was as old as the city.

Pumped Up:
Workers union wins gas station vote; council denies developer's appeal 6-0

News Briefs Pet Protection

Sign of the Times
The writing could be on the wall. Or on the roof. It could be free-standing, projecting or off the premises. But the message is clear -- it just might have to come down.That was the warning sent by the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday night to hundreds of business owners who have "non-conforming signs" across the city.

Missing Persons
A story in the Thursday edition of a "local" newspaper incorrectly identified who many of Santa Monica’s most influential people are. We’d like to set the record straight with a list of our own missing persons.

YMCA Flexes Expansion Muscle
The Santa Monica Family YMCA is about to undergo a long-awaited, $8.4 million improvement project.

Rapist Claims Another Westside Victim
March 18 -- A woman believed to be the sixth victim of a vicious sexual predator preying on Westside women – including two in Santa Monica -- was assaulted early Friday in her Palms apartment, according to Los Angeles police.

Body Washes Ashore
The body of a man washed ashore on Santa Monica Beach Sunday morning, making it the fourth death recorded along the popular oceanfront in six months.

Troubled Waters
Roughly 600 pounds of MTBE are discharged daily into Santa Monica Bay. Assembly Speaker seeks to investigate the public health risks of gasoline additive.

New City Manager Chosen
In a surprisingly quick decision, the Santa Monica City Council has tapped Assistant City Manager Susan McCarthy to run the city. She is the first woman to hold the powerful post.

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