Afternoon Cram: Santa Monica City Just Got $1 M Richer

This, and everything else you need to know from today’s news headlines

Santa Monica’s Civil Survey Project Wins $1 Million Prize in Nationwide “Mayor’s Challege”
The city also won a sculpture by Olafur Eliasson.

Carpenter Community Charter Is On To You, Students Enrolled With Fake Addresses
You’re probably going to have to leave the charter school, and soon.

City of Glendale Bans Future Gun Shows On City Property
Sorry, five planned gun shows.

L.A. County Federation of Labor Signals Support for Wendy Greuel
Two committees have to sign off on the endorsement before it’s official.

Silver Lake’s Rowena Avenue “Road Diet” Technically a Success
It dropped a lane size in each direction.
[The Eastersider LA]

UCLA Economist: This is the U.S. Economy’s Year
David Shulman thinks California is going to be back in the black, too.

Dwight Howard Had His Best Performance of This Season Last Night Against the Magic
Because Orlando wasn’t pissed enough already.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Is The New Pope!
Linda Immediato gives him the red carpet treatment.

Iran Considering Suing Hollywood Over “Argo”
For now, they’re just referring to the film as “The Hoax of Hollywood.”