Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica (Santa Mónica; ) is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.wikipedia
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Santa Monica Pier

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The Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park remain popular destinations.
The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles

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Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south.
Pacific Palisades is a coastal neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California, located among Brentwood to the east, Malibu and Topanga to the west, Santa Monica to the southeast, the Santa Monica Bay to the southwest, and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north.

Pacific Park

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The Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park remain popular destinations.
Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California.

Santa Monica High School

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The main Post Office and Barnum Hall (Santa Monica High School auditorium) were also among other WPA projects.
Santa Monica High School, officially abbreviated to SAMOHI, is located in Santa Monica, California.

Santa Monica Airport

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Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. built a plant in 1922 at Clover Field (Santa Monica Airport) for the Douglas Aircraft Company.
Santa Monica Airport (Santa Monica Municipal Airport) is a general aviation airport largely in Santa Monica, California.

Mar Vista, Los Angeles

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Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south.
According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Mar Vista is adjoined on the northeast by Palms, on the east, southeast and south by Culver City, on the west by Venice and on the northwest by Santa Monica.

Brentwood, Los Angeles

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Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south.
The district is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, bounded by the San Diego Freeway on the east, Wilshire Boulevard on the south, the Santa Monica city limits on the southwest, the border of Topanga State Park on the west and Mulholland Drive along the ridgeline of the mountains on the north.

Los Angeles and Independence Railroad

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In the 1870s, the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad connected Santa Monica with Los Angeles, and a wharf out into the bay.
The Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, opened on October 17, 1875, was a steam-powered rail line which ran between the Santa Monica Long Wharf (north of the current Santa Monica Pier) and 5th and San Pedro streets in downtown Los Angeles.

Beach volleyball

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Beach volleyball is believed to have been developed by Duke Kahanamoku in Santa Monica during the 1920s.
Beach volleyball most likely originated in 1915 on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, while the modern two-player game originated in Santa Monica, California.

McCabe's Guitar Shop

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McCabe's Guitar Shop is a leading acoustic performance space as well as retail outlet.
McCabe's Guitar Shop is a musical instrument store and live music venue on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, California, United States.

RAND Corporation

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The RAND Corporation began as a project of the Douglas Company in 1945, and spun off into an independent think tank on May 14, 1948.
Its American locations include: Santa Monica, California (headquarters); Arlington, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Boston, Massachusetts.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

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The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was an important music venue for several decades and hosted the Academy Awards in the 1960s.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose convention center at 1855 Main Street in Santa Monica, California, owned by the City of Santa Monica.

West Los Angeles

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Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south.
Some use it to describe the entire Westside including Santa Monica, Venice and stretching east to Western Avenue.

Wilshire Boulevard

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The Downtown District is the home of the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian-only shopping district that stretches for three blocks between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway (not the same Broadway in downtown and south Los Angeles).
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, extending 15.83 mi from Ocean Avenue in the city of Santa Monica east to Grand Avenue in the Financial District of downtown Los Angeles.

Santa Monica Film Festival & Moxie Awards

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Santa Monica hosts the annual Santa Monica Film Festival.
The Santa Monica Film Festival & Moxie Awards (1996-2001) was an annual film series and awards show held in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Palisades Park (Santa Monica)

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Palisades Park stretches out along the crumbling bluffs overlooking the Pacific and is a favorite walking area to view the ocean.
Palisades Park is a 26.4-acre park in Santa Monica, California.

Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place, featuring Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom in a three-level outdoor environment, is at the Promenade's southern end.
Santa Monica Place is an outdoor shopping mall in Santa Monica, California.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Bergamot Station is a city-owned art gallery compound that includes the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Until May 2015, the museum was based at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.

Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica

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Its cemetery is Woodlawn Memorial.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum is located at 1847 14th Street in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Bergamot (arts center)

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Bergamot Station is a city-owned art gallery compound that includes the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Bergamot Station Arts Center is a Santa Monica facility housing many different private art galleries and appears in most tourist guides as a primary cultural destination.

Third Street Promenade

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The Downtown District is the home of the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian-only shopping district that stretches for three blocks between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway (not the same Broadway in downtown and south Los Angeles).
The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian mall shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California.

1994 Northridge earthquake

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Opened in 1912 and also known as the Mayfair Theatre, the theater, it has been closed since the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Damage occurred up to 85 miles (125 km) away, with the most damage in the west San Fernando Valley, and the cities of Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita.

Saint John's Health Center

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Santa Monica has two hospitals: Saint John's Health Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Providence Saint John's Health Center, formerly St. Johns Hospital and Health Center, is a private not-for-profit, Roman Catholic hospital in Santa Monica, California, United States.

Ocean Avenue (Santa Monica)

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The city of Santa Monica rests on a mostly flat slope that angles down towards Ocean Avenue and towards the south.
Ocean Avenue is a road in Santa Monica, California that starts at the residential Adelaide Drive on the north end of Santa Monica and ends at Pico Boulevard.

Pacific Electric

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Amusement piers became enormously popular in the first decades of the 20th century and the extensive Pacific Electric Railroad brought people to the city's beaches from across the Greater Los Angeles Area.
On March 19, 1906, an agreement was reached to sell control of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad lines, owned by Moses Sherman and Eli P. Clark, for a reported $6 million to Harriman; this turned over all the lines in downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica and down the coast to Redondo Beach to the Southern Pacific.