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Message From Santa Monica’s New City Manager David White

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

To the Santa Monica Community – it is with tremendous excitement that today I begin my first day as your...

The Virtues of a Low-Rise City (Part 2)

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Last week we revived  our previous discussion, from six years ago, about the notable advantages of a low-rise city composed...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Virtues of a Low-Rise City (Part 1)

October 4, 2021

October 4, 2021

Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow has long advocated for a low rise city: that is a city primarily...

Hot Flash: Can You Look Sexy in a CPAP?

September 26, 2021

September 26, 2021

I have sleep apnea.  I wear a CPAP to bed every night.  I look like I am a monster from...

Promenade 3.0 in Review

September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

It’s no secret that the Third Street Promenade has been losing its luster, its tenants, visitors, and customer foot traffic....

SMa.r.t. Column: Densification Fiction Converted To Fact Through Repetition

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

In the final scene of the obscure 2004 sci fi action-adventure film “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” the...

LA County Committee Report Reflects a “Dire” Financial Future for Students of Santa Monica if City of Malibu’s Proposal to Split the District Is Approved

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Editor’s note: the public comment period mentioned in the following letter has ended. The following is a letter from Santa...

Expect a Rebellion Against Key Housing Bills

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist Self-congratulations flowed easily the other day among ultra-liberal state legislators after they passed the two most...

SMa.r.t. Column: Stop the Steroids

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Part 2/2 Santa Monicans face the usual fears of crime, Covid-19 and its collapsing job and housing impact including the...

SMa.r.t. Column: The Big Lie Just Got Bigger

September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

Part 1 of 2 It’s not the lie about a stolen election or the dangers of vaccination or if Biden...