September 17, 2019 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: Opinion


Design Standards – An Urban Dance and Who Chooses?

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

This is a follow up to our recent articles which discussed the effects of design on our environment, our culture,...

Dealing with an Uncertain Future Part II

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

Good morning Santa Monica! In last week’s article we discussed what and who controls our city. It’s not the city...

Tougher Vaccine Law Could Save Even More Lives and Brains

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019

If there’s one California hero during this year of America’s most virulent measles outbreak in several decades, it is state...

Dealing With an Uncertain Future – Part 1

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

Following residents’ longstanding concerns regarding mansionization and neighborhood character, the city is reviewing development standards in the R-1 single-family areas,...

Inventory Shows Housing Solution Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

By Tom Elias Build 3.5 million new dwelling units by 2025 and California’s housing shortage will be solved, Gov. Gavin...

Letter to the Editor: Is the Airport Really Needed?

June 30, 2019

June 30, 2019

Regarding Mark Smith’s “Santa Monica Airport Runway Removal” letter in last week’s Mirror, we disagree with much of what he...

Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future… Again

June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Last year our article “Santa Monica Must Prepare for the Future” outlined eight important areas on which the city needed...

No To SB50 Not Enough: There Are Other Solutions

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

"Trouble is, many millions of Californians have invested their life savings in single-family homes, which lose much of their value when high rises overlook their backyards, as Wiener’s bill would mandate," writes Tom Elias in his latest column on SB 50. Photo: LA Metro.

Samohi, Dear Old Samohi!

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

With shouts of “19” echoing across the stage, the Santa Monica High School Class of 2019 flipped their tassels from...

Letter to the Editor: Santa Monica Airport Runway Removal

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019

Heavy machinery has started working nights on a $3.5 Million dollar project to pulverize concrete at each end of the...