January 28, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


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...

It’s Time to Reevaluate Scooter Rules

January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020

When an elderly lady tripped over a scooter lying on the sidewalk a year ago and fractured her hip and...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...

SMa.r.t. Column: Stay The Course

January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

How would you like to live in a small, already built out, city that, every year,  was building more than...

Is Our City Riding a Trojan Horse – Part 2

January 2, 2020

January 2, 2020

As discussed in Part 1 of our article two weeks ago (https://smmirror.com/2019/12/is-our-city-council-riding-a-trojan-horse), Santa Monica will be required by state law...

Return of Sb50: Good or Bad for Your Health?

December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019

The good news last year for many Californians who happen to live near light rail stations and heavily traveled bus...

The Virtues of a Low-Rise City

December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019

[Please note: Ron Goldman’s article from last week has a Part 2, which will be published next week] For several...

Is Our City Council Riding a Trojan Horse?

December 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

The demand for housing is becoming louder and infinite. But is this tsunami real or a myth, a Trojan horse?...

Rising Waters and Five Suggestions

December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

[Nearly four year ago, our colleague Mario Fonda-Bonardi prepared this cogent overview of the local impacts of sea-level rise. It’s...

Can Money, New Dwellings Stem Homelessness?

December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019

By Tom Elias Californians are about to find out whether money and new apartment-style dwellings can do much about the...