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Category: Opinion


Food Review: A Cluckin’ Good Chicken Taco

April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Breaking down chicken, pork and beef tacos from LOQUI By Kerry Slater A Westside taco spot, while a bit pricey,...

SMa.r.t. Column: History Repeats Itself

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Santa Monicans today understand there is a titanic struggle going on for the heart and soul of their City. And...

Opinion: Critical Time Regarding Malibu Unification Efforts

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

By Dr. Ben Drati, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members, I am writing...

Cities Chip Away at R-1 Zoning

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

It’s become like a rite of spring: Every year, state legislators reject the most radical of many proposals set forward...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica’s Precarious Business Plan

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

As the City’s budget season gets underway, it is helpful to step back from the minutiae of an annual process...

Time for the School District to Adopt 20th Century Capital Project Financial Reporting

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

There has been significant confusion and debate surrounding the financial performance of the many SMMUSD facilities projects.  The absence of...

Zapped! A Promising Proposal Bites the Dust

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

Santa Monica has long touted its credentials as a “green” city, always in earnest pursuit of solutions to ongoing environmental...

SMa.r.t. Column: SB 9 &10 Doom R1 Districts

March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

Like zombies that refuse to die, every year Scott Weiner, the California Senator from San Francisco, comes up with new...

A Field of Dreams: Realized

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

It is finally here, it is beautiful, and it is a testament to tenacity.  The new field at the Civic...

Food Review: Venice’s Newest Burger Stand Sticks to the Basics

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Checking in at Adrift Burger Bar By Kerry Slater I, like so many, have fond memories of eating burgers as...