Four Essential Santa Monica Cheeseburgers

Checking in on some of Santa Monica's best cheeseburgers on National Cheeseburger Day.  By Kerry Slater Any burger lover will say that any day is a...

Queen of the Setting Sun

Fabric, Thread, and Glue - All great towns are held together not by the flashiness of their buildings and landscapes but by the people...

The More We Drink, The Thirstier We Get

Thirst, according to Merriam-Webster: “a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids.” We’re getting thirstier. A year ago...

Ode to the Future of My City

SMa.r.t. Column How sad it is to journey to Santa Monica and I can’t find it. The open blue sky hides behind canyon walls. I look for...

How Safe Are State Parks?

By Thomas D. Elias From Anderson Marsh State Historic Park in Lake County and Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area on the Sacramento River in Tehama...

A City Crying for Change 

SM.a.r.t. Column In the waning days of summer, SMa.r.t. (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) turns its thoughts to the fall which means the upcoming...

Scooting Along Blindly Leads to a Dead End

SMa.r.t. Column By Daniel Jansenson One of my clients bought a house in Malibu, and (before hiring me as their architect) started a major remodel project...

Hot Flash: Bloating – What is the Cause?

Some days I wake up feeling much thinner than the day before. My stomach is a little flatter, and I can fit nicely into...

Opinion: “Water Fix” Tunnels Arrogance

The way environmental activists in California’s Delta region tell it, there is no part of government in this state more arrogant than the Metropolitan...

Letter to the Editor: Prop 6

Hi there – recently, you published Tom Elias’ syndicated column about the gas tax repeal. I’m writing to request you to provide the Yes...