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Promenade 3.0 in Review

September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

It’s no secret that the Third Street Promenade has been losing its luster, its tenants, visitors, and customer foot traffic....

SMa.r.t. Column: Densification Fiction Converted To Fact Through Repetition

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

In the final scene of the obscure 2004 sci fi action-adventure film “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” the...

SMa.r.t. Column: Stop the Steroids

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Part 2/2 Santa Monicans face the usual fears of crime, Covid-19 and its collapsing job and housing impact including the...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Big Lie Just Got Bigger

September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

Part 1 of 2 It’s not the lie about a stolen election or the dangers of vaccination or if Biden...

SMa.r.t. Column: Beat the Climate Change Heat

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

The new era of hot weather extremes has made coping with heat increasingly important. A recent paper by NASA’s Jet...

SMa.r.t. Column: Fix Those Balconies!

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021

About six years ago a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment building collapsed. A group of students standing on the...

SMa.r.t. Column: “The Music of Cities”

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021

I spent the last 3 weeks at the 10th anniversary of my daughter’s “Classical Tahoe” music festival in the majesty...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Main Pain

August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

Visiting Main St. several times each day of what was to be a test trial of closure to thru traffic...

SMa.r.t Column: Promenade Progress?

July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

As we find ourselves approaching August, the question is what, if any, progress has been made on conceptual design and...

SMa.r.t. Column: Water Woes Not Be Gone

July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Re-visiting a column of ours from 2014. The more things change, the more they stay the same.   “Water Woes”...