Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am
Every new mass shooting brings with it speculation about mental health, to some extent because the media just can’t seem to accept that those dead from guns are dead from guns. But am I missing something?
Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:08 am
I’m not sure where the concept of a “time out” for children began, and I’m not bothering to research it because “time outs” have become something of a “Get Out of Parenting - Free” card with a recognized level of ineffectiveness.
Posted Jul. 6, 2013, 9:44 am
There’s no question that the former downtown post office at 1248 Fifth Street (at Arizona) should be saved and preserved. We’re losing important character and style by the minute in our city every time useful older buildings are torn down and replaced with something new that reflects only the present and the desire of developers to claim more turf in our lovely seaside community.
Posted Jun. 22, 2013, 9:02 am
Some events in life are almost too dark for words. Anyone with a forum for their thoughts is immediately struck by the impotence of adding their “view,” their “two cents” to any reflection on a tragic stretch of gun deaths like the one that darkened our city when the Santa Monica College shootings were quickly followed by more shooting deaths on our streets just days later.
Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:25 am
While there was a healthy turnout and a tailwind of positive energy at the community meeting regarding the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night, there were also at least two distinct vibes in the room that might cause a fan of our historic Civic Auditorium some sleeplessness.
Posted May. 25, 2013, 8:52 am
On Thursday, May 16th, our city unfortunately got the chance to implement full cautionary measures against a potential campus shooting threat. On that day the Santa Monica Police Department received a message from LAPD that a male subject claiming to be a student at Santa Monica College had called 911 and threatened to shoot up the school and kill himself.
Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:18 am
When we were kids my father fabricated a Christmas decoration for our front yard out of an old poster and some plywood. The poster had been advertising for Coca Cola that featured the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus often seen pausing to refresh with a Coke during the Christmases of that era.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:56 am
The City has heard the uplifted voices of exercise instructors and, for now, agreed to try and find harmony between what public spaces should be and a desire on the part of fitness trainers to use Santa Monica parks to – I’m sorry everybody – conduct business.