Opinion: Legislature Must Fix List Of ‘Non-Violent’ Crimes

There isn’t a woman alive who was ever raped while either intoxicated or unconscious who doesn’t consider the entire experience violent. But that’s not how...

Opinion: This Bill is an Absolute No Brainer

      Only occasionally does a proposed California law approach the status of being an absolute no-brainer.           There’s just one such measure before the Legislature right now,...

Opinion: Never Mind Calexit; Other States May Want To Get Rid Of California

    Petition carriers – mostly volunteers – have been on the streets and in the parking lots of California for a few weeks now, eager...

Saving Big with Home Beauty Remedies

    I am tired of spending thousands of dollars a year looking “younger than 50.” Over the past year, I purchased four different eye creams...

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...

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