SMa.r.t.-The Road to “Parking Hell” is Paved… and We Are on It

“Santa Monica pioneered the ‘park once’ strategy with centralized parking structures that made it easy for people to leave their cars behind… and walk”...

Ask Rusty – SSDI and the Ticket to Work Program

Dear Rusty: I am 60 and currently getting Social Security Disability, but I would like to return to work as much as possible. I am...

No More Doubt: Climate Change Hitting California

By Tom Elias President Trump might want to play ostrich about climate change and place his head in the sand near his Mar-a-Lago resort in...
Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Will Next Governor End State Corruption?

By Tom Elias   The well-documented corruption in various wings of California state government shows few signs of abating soon. Even though Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest questionable...

SMa.r.t.-Challenges, “Opportunities” For Our Pier

Samuel Tolkin for SMa.r.t (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) Thane Roberts AIA, Robert H. Taylor AIA, Daniel Jansenson Architect , Building and...

Toys “R” Hurting

By Steve Stajich   Imagine you are a top executive at toy retailer Toys “R” Us. In addition to the usual day to day stresses of...

All-Renewable Power: Reachable Goal For State

By Tom Elias Back in 2002, when California set its first statewide renewable energy goals, the petroleum industry and others said it would be impossible...

Good Taste: A Breath of Fresh Air

I recently was introduced to a cool, new little restaurant near Broadway and 2nd. One of my friends did the construction on the place...

It’s a New Day at the VA: How Big is an Aircraft Carrier?

By Marcie Polier Swartz According to GlobalSecurity.org, the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier is 4.5 acres long. All 19 American carriers add up to nearly 65 acres...
Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Key Amendment Reduced Potential Of Moved-Up Vote

By Tom Elias, Mirror Columnist   If any of this year’s legislative bills was a no-brainer for easy passage and then approval by Gov. Jerry Brown,...

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