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Heal The Bay
1444 9th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For 25 years, Heal the Bay has made substantial progress in protecting California's aquatic habitats. In 1985, a groupMore of concerned citizens assembled to force the Hyperion Treatment Plant near El Segundo to maintain proper sewage treatment. Spurred by concern for public safety, the health of the Santa Monica Bay and a belief that proper sewage treatment would be overlooked without an organization to keep tabs on the progress, this group of local residents joined forces and Heal the Bay was born.

City of Santa Monica Planning Commission
1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Planning Commission is responsible for promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the community of SantaMore Monica. It has seven members who serve four-year terms. Members must be residents of Santa Monica and are not allowed to hold another paid position in the city government. Among the commission's roles are helping to determine the most appropriate use of land in the city, preventing overpopulation, alleviating street congestion and ensuring adequate spaces for air and light. The commission is mandated to, among other duties, make recommendations regarding proposed public works and rebuilding of parts of the city, make recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the city's Master Plan and exercise control over land subdivisions.
Fairmont Miramar Luxury Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fairmont Miramar Luxury Hotel & Bungalows offers luxury accommodations right across the street from the beach.More The hotel, originally built in 1889 as the Miramar, a residence for Nevada senator John P. Jones, one of the founders of Santa Monica, has a long history in the city. The home was sold in 1912 to King C. Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, and, in 1921, was again sold, to Gilbert Stevenson, who converted the estate into a hotel.

During the 1920s the Miramar was the city's most popular hotel, with apartments built for long-term guests, Greta Garbo being among the first to move in. Over the years, the Miramar became a destination for many celebrities and political figures, more bungalows were added and ownership changed several times.

Today, accomodations are available in the standard guest rooms, suites and bungalows. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury amenities, including babysitting, concierge, housekeeping, laundry service, gift shops, fitness center and a pool. Fig Restaurant is located in the hotel, as is Exhale Spa, which offers an array of spa services. Business services are available, as well as facilities for events and meetings of up to 900 people.

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