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Category: Opinion


SMa.r.t. Column: Room to Breathe!

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Three days ago, your City Council gave away your land in the center of downtown for 30 pieces of silver....

Column: Time for Newsom to Get Tough on Virus Scofflaws

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

It became plain during the July 4 holiday weekend that Los Angeles County has at least a partially scofflaw sheriff....

YOU Are the Heart of the City!

July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

The members of SMart wrote a credo for Santa Monica in late 2013. The majority of the original members were...

A Worried People in a Distressed City

July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

It was Santa Monica’s 145th birthday on July 15th. Our city’s traditional motto is “Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land.”...

Wanted: A New City Councilperson

July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

In a week the City Council will appoint a new Council person to replace the retired council member Greg Moreno....

SMA.r.t. Column: Brushfires of Freedom!

July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020

We have survived the first six months of this year. We are all locked into the strange nightmare that encompasses...

SMa.r.t. Column: If It’s Not Okay…

June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

~ Fight or flight. Those of you who are acquainted with me know which choice I have always made. However,...

Viruses are in the Air: Racism & COVID-19 in Small Town & Suburban America

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

Julie A. Werner-Simon During these months of quarantine and the more recent eruptions of protest and anger (in regions big...

SMa.r.t. Column: Two Principles for a New City

June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Our City has been devastated by the coronavirus, by its economic fallout and just three weeks ago, by a looting...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Great Santa Monica Loot-Out

June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

~ Our looting redux. The angst and anger of our community are still reverberating throughout Santa Monica. Everyone I have...