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Category: Opinion


Building Conversion in Today’s Market Environment

December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

Adaptive reuse, repurposing, and up-cycling of industrial and commercial buildings (“Conversion”) for greater in-demand uses are rapidly becoming the direction...

Opinion: Shore Hotel and Unite Here Local 11

December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

By David G. Brown  While reading one of the mass text messages recently sent by Unite Here Local 11 in...

State’s Housing Solution Starts Happening

December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist It’s happening. Despite the best efforts of California’s highly ideological, developer-financed state legislators, the solution to...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica – Who Does the City Work For?

November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021

There is a general, and growing, discomfort in the relationship between the residents and their city. People who live here...

Opinion: SB 9, 10: The Rebellion Begins

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist It was inevitable from the moment Gov. Gavin Newsom in mid-September signed this year’s two most...

SMa.r.t. Column: A Flooding Prospect

November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021

The inevitable sea level rise in our area has prompted a number of groups and organizations to look at possible...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Main Thing Is…

November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021

In August, after the first closure of Main St. for a weekend of…something, the general consensus of our inquiries to...

Sacto Dems Dump Prop. 13 Reforms

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Magic of Adaptive Reuse

October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

They say that every seven years all the cells in your body renew themselves. Likewise, seven years ago SMart published...

SMa.r.t. Column: When Water Runs Out

October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

What happens when a City runs out of water? You have already heard of the torture endured by communities in...