October 16, 2019 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


SMa.r.t.: We Need a Real Plaza at Santa Monica

October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

SMa.r.t. group’s note: The Plaza at Santa Monica project, at 5th and Arizona, has been generating controversy since it was...

SMa.r.t. Column: Downtown Deception

October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Three weeks ago the Planning Commission approved a 140 unit eight story skyscraper downtown which meets all the requirements of...

SMa.r.t. Column: Is Santa Monica’s Heart For Sale?

September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

Following is the first of several articles previously written about a proposed hotel project in the center of our downtown....

SMa.r.t. Column: ENOUGH!

September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Residents are lamenting the turn our beach town has taken in the last few years, and sadly it is not...

SMa.r.t. Column: Civic Center Field Saga – Part 2

September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Last week’s article covered the start of the community effort to get a new multipurpose sports field at the corner...

Letter to the Editor: The City Has Been Dealt a Losing Hand

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

Submitted by Ron Goldman In response to our article, “Trumped by Our City Council” published in this paper 8/30/2019, in...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Civic Center Field Saga

September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Many of you may have seen the green fence around the former Civic Center parking lot at the corner of...

Desalination Loses More Urgency In Hyper-wet Winter

September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Desalination began to lose its urgency among Californians and their public officials two years ago, after the drought-busting winter of...

Op-ed: We Are “Aces,” Not “Trumped”

September 4, 2019

September 4, 2019

By Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica City Councilmember A recent opinion piece in this paper compared local politics to Trump’s Washington....

SMa.r.t. Column: “Trumped” by Our Own City Council

August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

Our Country is in crisis- on both the national and local level. In both instances, the populace is polarized and...