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SMa.r.t. Column: Gridlocked Best Intentions

February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

On any given evening (and especially weekends) pay a visit to north-bound 2nd Street between Broadway Avenue and Santa Monica...

Column: Adapting to Westside Vacancies

February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019

By Avi Sinai We all see the vacant storefronts around the Westside and it begs the question – why are...

Is Santa Monica’s Heart for Sale?

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Note from SMa.r.t.: This article, in a longer form, was originally published four years ago but is still as pertinent...

AI in the Year 2020… Almost

February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

By Nektar Baziotis In 1966 Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek” made its television debut on NBC. Audiences young and old were captivated...

Beausoleil: First Parole Test for Newsom

February 10, 2019

February 10, 2019

Not many Californians under 60 can recall just who is the 71-year-old Bobby Beausoleil and what evils he did back...

The Myth of “Public” Art in Santa Monica

February 8, 2019

February 8, 2019

Over the past few years, the Stanton MacDonald Wright murals at the entrance to Santa Monica City Hall have stirred...

We’ll Find Out if Prop. 13 is Still a Sacred Cow

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

It’s been almost 41 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, lowering property taxes for every home, apartment building, commercial...

A Clean(er) Energy Future in SM

February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Where do we get our electricity? Until now, from Southern California Edison. But beginning next month, Santa Monica residents will...

Column: Regulating Medium-Term Rentals

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

By Avi Sinai Last month Santa Monica City Council announced that it is considering stricter regulations against ‘medium-term rentals.’ This...

The City Must Redo and Recirculate the EIR for the Massive Project at 4th and Arizona

January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Let’s just say it: This is Hines ALL OVER AGAIN! An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that doesn’t select qualified alternatives...