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Articles written by Brian Presley

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  • A New Santa Monica : Deep Budget Cuts are Inevitable, And Not Just Because of Covid-19

    Brian Presley, Local Resident|May 12, 2020

    No matter what you think about how the City Council acted Tuesday night to address a potential $224 million deficit over the next two years, you have to feel pain. Not even pain for anybody in particular, just in general. Because what a City press released called "what may be remembered as the hardest City Council meeting in the City's history" was confirmation we are a community in pain. Deep cuts like these are happening or will soon happen all over the world. But these particular deep cuts ar...

  • Top 10 Reasons You Should Send Your Kid to Summer Camp

    Brian Presley, What to Do With the Kids|Mar 11, 2018

    For most people, summer camp is just something they did for a couple of weeks as a kid but for many it was much more than that. As someone who has experienced summer camp as both a camper and a counselor, I can tell you that it will not only give the parents a rest but can also change a kid's life for the better. Summer camp gave me the confidence to be a stay-at-home dad and to self-publish a book based on the games and activities that filled my summers. A website was created to promote the...