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Category: Opinion


Landmarks Commission Dead or Alive?

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

As undoubtedly you’ve heard, the City of Santa Monica and therefore its residents have entered a disastrous multi-year dive because...

SMa.r.t. Column: Out of Chaos, Rebirth!

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

“We’re still out here, kicking and screaming,” a resident wrote to me, repeating her email to the Planning Commission about...

Virus Proving How Disastrous SB 50 Could Have Been

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

As Californians shelter at home, eagerly awaiting the eventual reopening of myriad businesses and hoping for the quick rehire of...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Budget Hits The Fan!

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Wow! Our city faces unprecedented amounts of high drama over the next seven weeks as a byproduct of the COVID-19...

Column: Newsom Loses Transparency, Unity It Brought

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Californians have shown with great clarity during the coronavirus pandemic that if they’re convinced something needs to be done, they’ll...

Column: COVID-19 Protestors are Health Insurrectionists: They Endanger Public Health

April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

(Updated as of Sunday Evening, April 26, 2020, revising death and confirmed cases since published print version, Friday, April 24,...

Across The Bridge!

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

The days are in slow motion now, as one day blends into the next. In a city where time now...

Out of Disaster, A New Day!

April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou ~...

Lauralee Asch: City Employees Should be Treated Like Valued Family Members

April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

The following is a letter sent by Lauralee Asch, a 29-year (retired) City employee and former labor leader, to Santa...

SMa.r.t. Column: Lock Yourself Into the Stillness

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

~ We have entered another dimension in Santa Monica. Time stands still. There is a meme where the entire week...