May 19, 2019 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


Small Businesses and the Development Challenge

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The Architectural Review Board met this week to review several apartment projects in different parts of downtown, including 1238 7th...

Should 17-Year-Olds Have the Right to Vote?

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to...

Column: Hearing From Homeless Individuals on the Westside

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

By Joe Fasbinder The thing you notice about the homeless in the Santa Monica-Venice area is – in addition to...

SB 50: Zombie 2.0

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Once again Sacramento is trying to destroy our City and our State. The current Godzilla is Senate Bill 50 (SB50)...

Bet On It: Californians Won’t Willingly Give Up Cars

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Since the early 1970s time of ex-Gov. Jerry Brown’s first term in office, California officials from the top down have...

Column: Santa Monica in Wake of First E-Scooter Fatality

May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

By Joe Fasbinder  So this is how the first recorded death of someone on an electric scooter in Santa Monica...

SMa.r.t. Column: So Sad

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

This is an article about the decline of a city locked into a poorly conceived code, about a city controlled...

Housing Bill Problem: It Looks Like One Size Fits All

April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

By Thomas Elias As they consider Senate Bill 50, many who are aware of the latest attempt by San Francisco’s...

SMa.r.t. Column: What Are They Thinking?

April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

At the April 9 Santa Monica City Council meeting approval was given to order the staff to publish an RFP...

Wall Street vs. Main Street: Ocean Front Walk Editon

April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

By Jeffrey Graham April 12, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: The people of the City of Santa Monica are...