Opinion: Brown’s Naiveté in Assuming Fair PUC

Gov. Jerry Brown has made this year something like a farewell tour, traveling the world as the de facto leader of American environmentalism and...

SM.a.r.t: Santa Monica Must Prepare for Future

Eight big challenges the City must address right now. The City must get ready to deal with the rise in sea levels. In...

Opinion: Explaining California’s Low GOP Vote

  When all the votes have finally been counted, the total tally for the two major Republican candidates in this week’s California primary election run...

Hot Flash: Bushwacked

  It’s summer. Bathing suit weather. I’m all set to get my safely conservative, bikini line wax. I went to a new place in Santa...

SM.a.r.t: Residents and the Pension Crisis

The members of the SM.a.r.t. group are deeply concerned about the City of Santa Monica’s long-term financial health. This guest column is by members...

Opinion: Waiting for Real Proposition 13 Change

No law is more important to lifestyles in California than Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 law that limits property taxes to 1 percent of...

Opinion: Endorsement Trumps Big Money, Gets Cox into Runoff

Things began looking desperate in early May for Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign to become the next governor of California, as one poll after another showed...

Letter to the Editor: Tree Protection Ordinance

Open Letter: Tree Protection Ordinance Needed for Private Property in Santa Monica  Thank's much to all you tree loving people for your concern and love...

Opinion: Santa Monica – So Much More Than Sand!

Santa Monica’s sand and cooler air and our front-porch view of the Pacific Ocean are the prime reasons for our immense popularity as a...

Opinion: Solar Mandate, Under Attack, Actually Good For Consumers

Ever since the California Energy Commission adopted a new solar panel requirement for new homes sold in 2020 and beyond, the edict has been...

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