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Tunneling for Mobility

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Starting this year permits from the Santa Monica Planning Department will require a  new additional fee called “Travel Demand Forecasting...

Our City’s Unique Charm…And our ability to share it.

March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

Santa Monica is unique in many ways. Perhaps most significant is how we are perched, high on a cliff overlooking...

Thanks, Village of Field Warriors

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

That huge gust of wind you felt one rainy afternoon last week wasn’t a gust of wind at all. It...

Open Space… Is There Any Left?

March 9, 2019

March 9, 2019

Yes there is. Small as it is, there is about 2.5 acres in the heart of downtown waiting to be...

No Excuses: Stop the Crime Wave

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

My mother turned 91 last Saturday. Happy Birthday, Mom! She has walked the streets of Santa Monica her whole life...

SMa.r.t. Column: Gridlocked Best Intentions

February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

On any given evening (and especially weekends) pay a visit to north-bound 2nd Street between Broadway Avenue and Santa Monica...

Is Santa Monica’s Heart for Sale?

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Note from SMa.r.t.: This article, in a longer form, was originally published four years ago but is still as pertinent...

The Myth of “Public” Art in Santa Monica

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Over the past few years, the Stanton MacDonald Wright murals at the entrance to Santa Monica City Hall have stirred...

A Clean(er) Energy Future in SM

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Where do we get our electricity? Until now, from Southern California Edison. But beginning next month, Santa Monica residents will...

The City Must Redo and Recirculate the EIR for the Massive Project at 4th and Arizona

January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Let’s just say it: This is Hines ALL OVER AGAIN! An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that doesn’t select qualified alternatives...