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Chanya Button’s “Vita & Virginia” is a Cinematic Gift to Movie-Going Audiences

September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019

While I generally don’t begin a review citing production values, I’m compelled to send a love letter to Chanya Button...

SMa.r.t. Column: Civic Center Field Saga – Part 2

September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Last week’s article covered the start of the community effort to get a new multipurpose sports field at the corner...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Civic Center Field Saga

September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Many of you may have seen the green fence around the former Civic Center parking lot at the corner of...

SMa.r.t. Column: “Trumped” by Our Own City Council

August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

Our Country is in crisis- on both the national and local level. In both instances, the populace is polarized and...

SMa.r.t. Column: Deep Thoughts of Real Urban Thinkers

August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019

Two years ago, and in the context of the Downtown Community Plan which was being discussed at the time,  we...

Another Scheme to Leave Residents Behind!

August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019

SM.a.r.t. was recently made aware of a new home-sharing scheme. It appears to be quite straightforward. Go to Ikea, add...

Design Standards – An Urban Dance and Who Chooses?

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

This is a follow up to our recent articles which discussed the effects of design on our environment, our culture,...

Dealing with an Uncertain Future Part II

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

Good morning Santa Monica! In last week’s article we discussed what and who controls our city. It’s not the city...

Dealing With an Uncertain Future – Part 1

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

Following residents’ longstanding concerns regarding mansionization and neighborhood character, the city is reviewing development standards in the R-1 single-family areas,...

Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future… Again

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Last year our article “Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future” outlined eight important areas on which the city needed...