To help Santa Monica voters better grasp these four initiatives

Now We’ll See What Transparency Can Do

By Tom Elias California will be exploring new ground as the impending election year builds to its climax in early November. For the first time...

Will Top Two ‘Jungle Primary’ Aid Feinstein?

By Tom Elias   Strong irony is in the air as California heads into the hot political year of 2018, with an initiative to end the...

“Something Rotten!” A Musical Comedy Ripe With Laughter at the Ahmanson

By Beverly Cohn As you might imagine from the title - “Something Rotten!” - this is a rollicking, no-holds barred, irreverent two-act musical written by...

Hot Flash: Raising a Perfect Brow

By Barbara Bishop I think eyebrows might just be the most important facial feature. A beautiful set of brows frames the entire face and direct...
Letter to the edtiro

SMa.r.t.-So What’s New?

Before SMa.r.t. there were Letters to the Editor. Here are letters from 2013 by Ron Goldman, FAIA, and Bob Taylor, AIA, predicting the coming failure...

Trump and Hate Crimes: Big Rise Likely Only the Start

By Tom Elias Hate crimes are on the rise in California and there are strong hints the increase stems in part from President Trump’s habit...

“The Divine Order” – Switzerland’s Entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar

By Beverly Cohn  It may come as quite a surprise to you to learn that the women of Switzerland fought for the right to vote...
Governor Jerry Brown

No Punishment for Corruption Under Brown

By Tom Elias   On the day Gov. Jerry Brown returned to his office after 12 days wandering around Europe preaching the ills of climate change...

Stressed? Tired? Holiday Blues? Drip It Away!

By Barbara Bishop I am in the middle of selling my house, finding a new place to live, talking care of my pup, trying...

Lady Bird Soars

By Nick Boyd   “Lady Bird” is a winning comedy-of-age movie that takes place in Sacramento during a girl’s senior year at a Catholic high school. It...

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