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Tony Morris, Columnist

Fire Department, Opinion, Editorial, Santa Monica, Fires

Op-Ed: Proper Firefighting Aircraft Can Help Combat Local Fires

Posted Apr. 30, 2012, 12:52 am

Wildfires are a reality in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) communities. Due to an adequate lack of rainfall during the “rainy season” this year ...

Steve Stajich, Columnist

News, Opinion, Editorial, Santa Monica

Shame On ... Huh, What?

Posted Apr. 29, 2012, 2:21 am

Shame is getting to be one of those words like “thrifty” and “discipline” that seems to smell a bit musty every time it’s pulled-out and ...

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, California, Santa Monica, Government, Sacramento, Pensions

Brown, GOP Give Dems Tough Pension Choices

Posted Apr. 29, 2012, 2:16 am

Do the Democrats who dominate the state Legislature side with a governor of their own party or do they go the way of their colleague Republicans, w...

Rendering of the renovation to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

City Council, Downtown, Development, Opinion, Editorial, Santa Monica, Miramar, Hotels

Letter To The Editor: Miramar Expansion Will Enhance Downtown Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 24, 2012, 12:43 am

Editor: The Miramar Hotel, a member of the Santa Monica family for generations, is proposing to make changes to its property that will enha...

Pile of dirt outside St. John's construction site.

Development, Opinion, Editorial, Transportation, Santa Monica, What Say You, St. John's Hospital

St. Johns Aims to Alter Parking Plans in Santa Monica

Posted Jun. 18, 2011, 1:18 am

That dirt pile - the one on Santa Monica Boulevard in front of St. Johns Hospital got closer to disappearing this week as both the city council and...

Ernest Marquez

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica

Marquez Family's Legacy is Santa Monica's Foundation

Posted May. 31, 2011, 12:43 am

Ernest Marquez, the historian of the Marquez family, was born in 1924 at Mary Martin Hospital in Santa Monica. He grew up in the family home in San...

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, Santa Monica, Columnist

Sponsors Agree: Corporate Naming of Local Treasures is Flavortastic

Posted Mar. 31, 2011, 8:10 am

Welcome to the Eggo Homestyle Waffles Opinion Column. And along with those toaster-fresh waffles, enjoy a cup of Starbucks’ 100 percent Kona coff...

Eileen Fogarty

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Planning Director's Unforgettable Achievements

Posted Mar. 25, 2011, 6:33 pm

“Values frame opportunities,” said Eileen Fogarty, speaking of why she came to Santa Monica in 2006 to lead the City through the process of cre...

Opinion, Editorial, Columnist

Japan Lesson: Slowly Relicense California Nukes

Posted Mar. 24, 2011, 6:56 am

Foresight is a quality rarely seen among politicians in Sacramento, which makes it remarkable that 10 state legislators actually displayed a lot of...

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, Columnist

If We Build More Parking, Do the Terror-Cars Win?

Posted Mar. 24, 2011, 6:54 am

Last week I wanted to get a hold of some of that NZT, the drug that allows Bradley Cooper to use 100 percent of his brain in the new film “Limitl...

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, Columnist, What Say You

School Nurses: A Symptom of Bigger Problems

Posted Mar. 14, 2011, 12:00 am

School nurses have long been a treasured resource in the Santa Monica/Malibu Schools. School RNs are professional nurses with extensive training s...

Pedestrians and Bicyclists mingle on the bike path along Santa Monica Beach.

Health, Opinion, Editorial, Transportation, Columnist, Biking

Don't Be Scared, Ride a Bike

Posted Mar. 5, 2011, 2:30 am

No need to fear it, cycling is for everyone – not just the super fit. This column, the first in an occasional series, examine the psychology that prevents many from hopping on a bike and pedaling regularly; advice and reasons to overcome that apprehension; and tips about cycling safely for beginners.

Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Health, Dr. Mao, Editorial

Natural Tips for Deep Sleep

Posted Feb. 28, 2011, 10:46 pm

Would you like to sleep like a baby without needing to rely on drugs? Americans spend upwards of $3 billion a year on sleep medications that can c...

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District School Board Member Oscar de la Torre

School Board, Opinion, Editorial, Guest, Police Department

Guest Editorial: Oscar de la Torre Tells His Side of the Story

Posted Feb. 27, 2011, 11:35 am

As a lifelong resident of Santa Monica I love this city and I am proud of our City Council’s action this Tuesday night (Feb. 22). I thank City Ma...

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Editorial, Hometown Hero, Columnist

Mentoring Students to Find Meaning Through Music

Posted Feb. 26, 2011, 11:53 pm

Two students walked into music class at St. Anne School in Santa Monica. “They were bickering and calling each other names,” said Mayumi Kanaga...

Real Estate, Editorial, Columnist

Looking Back and Forward on Santa Monica's Housing Market

Posted Jan. 8, 2011, 1:11 am

As we begin the year 2011, the number of homes available for sale in Santa Monica is relatively low. There are 67 homes on the market, ranging fro...

Sports, Opinion, Editorial

Building a Sports Brand, High School Style

Posted Jan. 1, 2010, 10:27 pm

The year that's about to be in the books has been an interesting ride, to say the least, hitting more notes than Rialto-based saxophonist Vaughn D....

A decorated tree on 11th Street in Santa Monica

Life And Arts, Opinion, Editorial, Holiday, Columnist

The Perfect Christmas Tree 2010

Posted Dec. 25, 2010, 1:01 am

I found it! I found the perfect Christmas tree for 2010. But first, a look at some of the losers. With fanfare the newly reopened Santa Monica P...

Downtown Santa Monica as seen looking northwest atop Parking Structure No. 5.

Downtown, Opinion, Editorial, Columnist

Huge Projects Planned for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 12:13 am

Big changes are coming to Santa Monica’s Downtown District. The Exposition Light Rail (Expo) is on schedule to open 2015. The City has jus...

Terry O'Day

City Council, Environment, Opinion, Editorial

Clean Air Industry Vitally Important

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 12:00 am

Like thousands of people in our region, I visited the LA Auto Show this past month. The LA Auto Show is unique as the international showcase for n...

News, City Council, City Government, Editorial

Who Will Be Santa Monica’s Mayor?

Posted Dec. 5, 2010, 11:28 pm

A decision on who will be Santa Monica’s next Mayor will be made at this Tuesday’s, Dec. 7, City Council meeting. The City of Santa Moni...

Opinion, Editorial, Election, Education

Why Measure Y Doesn't Measure Up

Posted Oct. 31, 2010, 1:00 am

Voters are being asked to impose a half-cent transaction and use tax increase on themselves without any specification as to what the funds would be...


City Council, Opinion, Editorial, Election

Mirror's Endorsements for Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 31, 2010, 1:00 am

In the race for the Santa Monica City Council, this city is lucky as it has an overabundance of dedicated and qualified candidates. For the three o...

Health, Opinion, Editorial

The Economy Could Lead to an Increase Of Health-Conscious Employees

Posted Aug. 6, 2010, 7:48 am

With all the disadvantages that have appeared during this economic downturn, there seems to be an advantage when it comes to a worker's health. It ...

School Board, Opinion, Editorial, Video, Education

The Ethics of Posting Video of a Fight on Our Web Site

Posted Aug. 2, 2010, 7:56 am

In the last couple of weeks, Oscar de la Torre was accused of felony child endangerment by the Santa Monica Police Department for failing to interv...

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