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Promenade 3.0 in Review

September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

It’s no secret that the Third Street Promenade has been losing its luster, its tenants, visitors, and customer foot traffic....

SMa.r.t. Column: Densification Fiction Converted To Fact Through Repetition

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

In the final scene of the obscure 2004 sci fi action-adventure film “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” the...

LA County Committee Report Reflects a “Dire” Financial Future for Students of Santa Monica if City of Malibu’s Proposal to Split the District Is Approved

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Editor’s note: the public comment period mentioned in the following letter has ended. The following is a letter from Santa...

Expect a Rebellion Against Key Housing Bills

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist Self-congratulations flowed easily the other day among ultra-liberal state legislators after they passed the two most...

SMa.r.t. Column: Stop the Steroids

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Part 2/2 Santa Monicans face the usual fears of crime, Covid-19 and its collapsing job and housing impact including the...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Big Lie Just Got Bigger

September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

Part 1 of 2 It’s not the lie about a stolen election or the dangers of vaccination or if Biden...

SMa.r.t. Column: Beat the Climate Change Heat

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

The new era of hot weather extremes has made coping with heat increasingly important. A recent paper by NASA’s Jet...

SMa.r.t. Column: Fix Those Balconies!

August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021

About six years ago a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment building collapsed. A group of students standing on the...

Editorial: Unprofessionalism and Racial Insensitivity at Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

By Santa Monica Mirror Editorial Staff A recent incident in which an executive at Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. flippantly used...

SMa.r.t. Column: “The Music of Cities”

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021

I spent the last 3 weeks at the 10th anniversary of my daughter’s “Classical Tahoe” music festival in the majesty...