July 17, 2019 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


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,...

Inventory Shows Housing Solution Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

By Tom Elias Build 3.5 million new dwelling units by 2025 and California’s housing shortage will be solved, Gov. Gavin...

Letter to the Editor: Is the Airport Really Needed?

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

Regarding Mark Smith’s “Santa Monica Airport Runway Removal” letter in last week’s Mirror, we disagree with much of what he...

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...

No To SB50 Not Enough: There Are Other Solutions

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

"Trouble is, many millions of Californians have invested their life savings in single-family homes, which lose much of their value when high rises overlook their backyards, as Wiener’s bill would mandate," writes Tom Elias in his latest column on SB 50. Photo: LA Metro.

Samohi, Dear Old Samohi!

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

With shouts of “19” echoing across the stage, the Santa Monica High School Class of 2019 flipped their tassels from...

Letter to the Editor: Santa Monica Airport Runway Removal

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019

Heavy machinery has started working nights on a $3.5 Million dollar project to pulverize concrete at each end of the...

SMa.r.t. Column: So, What’s a Fair Share?

June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

There are a host of civic benefits which need to be funded, managed and evaluated by the general public. Most...

Will Housing Become A New North Vs. South Issue?

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

There is little doubt the “Beat LA” cry often heard when Southern California sports teams play in other parts of...

Santa Monica’s Future: Sustainable or Untenable?

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Revisiting SMa.r.t.’s 4-year-old article on sustainability, important themes then have become critical today: In 2013, Santa Monica was named the...