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Category: Opinion


Our Cars Are Killing Us

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Many science fiction stories involve humans battling for survival from the robots they themselves created. Unfortunately that future is already...

Opinion: Who Belongs in College?

March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

By Brock WalshGuest Op-Ed Next month I’ll board a red-eye with 50 high school juniors from South Los Angeles, beginning...

Letter to Editor: United Methodist Church’s LGBTQ Exclusion

March 23, 2019

March 23, 2019

Dear Editor, We are writing in reaction to the United Methodist Church’s decision to exclude LGBTQ individuals and their allies...

Letter to Editor: Former Mayor on Voting Rights Case

March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

By Paul Rosenstein Former Mayor of Santa Monica I hope the judge’s order for district elections is stayed during the...

Open Space… Is There Any Left?

March 9, 2019

March 9, 2019

Yes there is. Small as it is, there is about 2.5 acres in the heart of downtown waiting to be...

Column: Can we Solve Westside Traffic with more Housing Development?

March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019

About the author: Avi Sinai is the principal of HM Capital, a Los Angeles company specializes in hard money real...

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...