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Category: Opinion


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...

A Call to Stay Home

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

By Mayor Kevin McKeown and City Manager Rick Cole Both Governor Newsom and County public health officials have emphasized: This...

SMa.r.t.: We Will Be Victorious!

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

We enter another weekend of “don’t.” Don’t use our parks, don’t go to the beach, don’t walk on a mountain...

Get Ready For Biggest Budget Crunch In 12 Years

March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

As of the end of last year, California’s budgetary rainy day fund amounted to about $20 billion. That sounds like...

SMa.r.t. Column: Nothing Is More Contagious Than Hope

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

The news keeps coming, and almost all of it is bad. We are alive during a once-in-a-century calamity, one with...

Are We “Shovel Ready”?

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Now that circumstances are forcing us to take a temporary break from life as usual, we have a chance to...

SMa.r.t. Column: We Must Act Now

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

Like many others in town, our group consists of folks who fall into a category that leaves us more vulnerable...

SMa.r.t. Column: Spend, Baby, Spend!

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Surprise, Surprise! Santa Monica is out of money and about to run a deficit. Crime and homelessness have led to...

A Dinner Invitation, Porn, and a City on Fire

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

Santa Monica is such a lively city. Valentine’s Day was last week, and many celebrated it with roses, cards, and...