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Category: Opinion


No Excuses: Stop the Crime Wave

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

My mother turned 91 last Saturday. Happy Birthday, Mom! She has walked the streets of Santa Monica her whole life...

SMa.r.t. Column: Gridlocked Best Intentions

February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

On any given evening (and especially weekends) pay a visit to north-bound 2nd Street between Broadway Avenue and Santa Monica...

Column: Adapting to Westside Vacancies

February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019

By Avi Sinai We all see the vacant storefronts around the Westside and it begs the question – why are...

Is Santa Monica’s Heart for Sale?

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Note from SMa.r.t.: This article, in a longer form, was originally published four years ago but is still as pertinent...

AI in the Year 2020… Almost

February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

By Nektar Baziotis In 1966 Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek” made its television debut on NBC. Audiences young and old were captivated...

Beausoleil: First Parole Test for Newsom

February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019

Not many Californians under 60 can recall just who is the 71-year-old Bobby Beausoleil and what evils he did back...

The Myth of “Public” Art in Santa Monica

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Over the past few years, the Stanton MacDonald Wright murals at the entrance to Santa Monica City Hall have stirred...

Center Stage: Pantages Theatre’s “Love Never Dies”

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

By Beverly Cohn ‘Some loves don’t die easily – especially the compulsive love of the disfigured Phantom of Andrew Lloyd...

Hot Flash: Can Laughter Be Healthy?

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

By Barbara Bishop   I love to laugh. It makes me happy, I feel more attractive, it lightens my feelings...

SMa.r.t.-Our Data, Our Privacy: PART 1

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

By Daniel Jansenson Park your car at Santa Monica Place. If you forget its location, you can use a “find...