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Column: Who’s the ‘True’ Democrat in CD-11?

October 30, 2022

October 30, 2022

So who is the true Democrat in this race to succeed Mike Bonin in CD-11? While the campaign for city...

SMa.r.t. Column: Santa Monica’s Pending Apocalypse

October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

Editor’s note: The following endorsements should not be attributed to the Santa Monica Mirror. They are the opinion of Santa...

Column: Follow the Money This Election Season

October 27, 2022

October 27, 2022

By David G. Brown Earlier this month I read with great interest the coverage of local campaign finance filings and...

Column: Excess School Lands for Teacher Housing?

October 22, 2022

October 22, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist Do voters want more teachers living in their communities, even if it means a little more...

SMa.r.t. Column: 4500+ Units Permitted!

October 22, 2022

October 22, 2022

In the last month your City was forced by the State of California to approve the construction of about 16...

Letter to the Editor: Response to the Santa Monica Police Officers Association Column

October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

Dear Editor,  This letter is in response to the Santa Monica Police Officers Association’s (SMPOA) most recent public editorial, “The...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Proposal to Reroute LAX Jet Traffic over Santa Monica”

October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

By Zina Josephs Opinion: “Proposal to Reroute LAX Jet Traffic over Santa Monica” – Eve Lopez 10/4/22 – Santa Monica...

SMa.r.t. Column: Remembering our Past for our Future

October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

When I read that Madame Wu passed away after so many years, it sparked a bit of nostalgia in me....

Column: Response to October 11 “SMa.r.t.” Piece

October 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

By Jon Kean If ever there were a time for local columnists to take a leadership role in parsing fact...

Column: The Santa Monica Police Officers Association Calls on the Members of the Public Safety Reform & Oversight Commission to Do Their Jobs

October 7, 2022

October 7, 2022

Submitted by the Santa Monica Police Officers Association On February 2, 2021, Santa Monica City Council adopted an ordinance adding...