7 Facts About Santa Monica

1. City of Santa Monica was featured in Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012 (2009).

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2. One of the oldest exterior shots in Santa Monica is Buster Keaton's Spite Marriage which shows much of 2nd Street.

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3. In the 1890s, Santa Monica was once in competition with Wilmington, California, and San Pedro for recognition as the "Port of Los Angeles".

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4. City of Santa Monica has purchased the first ZeroTruck all-electric medium-duty truck.

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5. In August 2018, Santa Monica issued permits to Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Jump Bikes to operate dockless scooter-sharing systems in the city.

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6. City of Santa Monica is consistently among the most educated cities in the United States, with 23.8 percent of all residents holding graduate degrees.

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7. City of Santa Monica rests on a mostly flat slope that angles down towards Ocean Avenue and towards the south.

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