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 By Alyssa Erdley    News    December 15, 2018 

12 Story Building Proposed for 4th Street and Arizona Goes to Planning Commission

A draft environmental impact report has been released for a controversial mixed-use project proposed for the corner of 4th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica. The project is somewhat...

 By Alyssa Erdley    Travel    August 8, 2017

Getting Away From it All Loews Coronado Bay Resort San Diego, California

San Diego is a critical distance from Los Angeles: just far enough away from to feel as though you've escaped the rat race. Coronado Island, across the bay from San Diego via a high, arched bridge,...


Ignore The Push Polls: Santa Monica measure LV Isn't Complicated

What is Measure LV? ​A great deal of information is being distributed regarding local measure LV, much of it via "push polls" over the telephone. A push poll is when the 'researcher' claims to be...


Why School Board Members Should Stand During the Pledge of Allegiance

Oscar, I adore you. I think you're a great guy. I've voted for you to serve on the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District Board every time you have run for that office because I think you are...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 10, 2014

Referendum Petition a Success

On Tuesday members of Residocracy, a local activist group, submitted 13,400 signatures to City Hall on a referendum petition opposing the development of the 767,000 square foot Bergamot Village...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 3, 2014

Why Sign the Anti-Hines Petition

A petition is currently circulating for Santa Monica residents that would effectively halt or suspend approval for the proposed 767,000 square foot mixed-use development at 26th and Olympic known as...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 27, 2014

Council Cowardly Postpones Hines Vote

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday made the predictable move of voting to postpone deciding the fate of the much-opposed Hines mixed-use "Bergamot Transit Village" project at 26th Street and...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    November 4, 2013

Don't Blame Mr. Dell

We have received yet another slick flier from the Miramar Plan people. Illustrated is a beautiful colored rendering of the proposed new 21-story hotel (I won't insult you by calling it a renovation)....


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