March 29, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


SMa.r.t. Column: Nothing Is More Contagious Than Hope

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

The news keeps coming, and almost all of it is bad. We are alive during a once-in-a-century calamity, one with...

Are We “Shovel Ready”?

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Now that circumstances are forcing us to take a temporary break from life as usual, we have a chance to...

SMa.r.t. Column: We Must Act Now

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

Like many others in town, our group consists of folks who fall into a category that leaves us more vulnerable...

SMa.r.t. Column: Spend, Baby, Spend!

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Surprise, Surprise! Santa Monica is out of money and about to run a deficit. Crime and homelessness have led to...

A Dinner Invitation, Porn, and a City on Fire

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

Santa Monica is such a lively city. Valentine’s Day was last week, and many celebrated it with roses, cards, and...

SMa.r.t. Column: The City’s Hidden Thirst

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

City Council voted last month to increase water rates throughout the city by about 100% over a period of 5...

Rent Control Again: Is This Voted Needed?

February 10, 2020

February 10, 2020

It was a head-scratcher the other day when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted more than 1 million voter signatures aiming...

Survival at the Edge of the Sea!

February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

~ The city’s well-being index for 2019 notes that only 20% of Santa Monica residents feel that they have any...

SMa.r.t. Column: I Can See Clearly Now! (20/20 Vision)

January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

It is a new year, and as most people have already made and broken their 2020 resolutions, more straight talk...

Looking at Santa Monica with 20/20 Vision

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020

It’s a new year, and as most people have already made and broken their 2020 resolutions, it’s time to take...