Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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  • Dead Bodies, Conflicts of interest & Fat Salaries: The Murky Waters of City's Social Services

    Olga Zurawska, David Morris|Mar 7, 2019

    I have serious concerns about the qualifications and performance of the Santa Monica Social Services Commission, and particularly its Chair Mr. Parent, as well as the staff liaison Ms. Yavari, whose job it is to assist the commission in fulfilling its responsibilities under the law. Chair Parent seems to be uninformed about the role of the Commission he is chairing. He stated on social media, "We are a volunteer, independent citizen's commission that works to educate itself and think about...

  • Affordable Housing: Be Careful Whom you Trust, City of SM, When You Loan Money

    Steven Weinraub, Friends of Sunset Park|Mar 7, 2019

    When Step Up on 26th Street came to our street 3 years ago, I decided to become informed, so I have attended every Santa Monica Housing Commission meeting for the last 3 years. I am not on any Board or Commission for the City of Santa Monica and so I am free to express my opinions and relate what I have observed. First of all, any funds from the Housing Trust Fund must be loaned, granted or given to one of the local non-profits who are developers of affordable housing in this City. They include...

  • Pali Senior Conducts Parenting Classes at Cornerstone Church for Girl Scout Gold Award Project

    Observer Staff|Mar 7, 2019

    My daughter Natalie Schoemann, who is a Senior at Palisades Charter High School, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. She put together a reading program to support parenting classes at Cornerstone Church in West Los Angeles. Natalie suffers from dyslexia and reading and writing have been a struggle. As such, she felt it important to help children get a 'jump start' with reading. Generally, those who attend the parenting classes can't afford babysitting. Natalie designed the...

  • French Fries at McDonalds in Orlando FLA Are Too Salty, And So Is My Email

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "CONTACT A REPORTER" group. This morning I had breakfast at the McDonalds at the following address: 12301 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32826 There was so much salt on the food, there is no doubt in my mind it was intentionally adulterated. I would like to file a formal criminal complaint and receive a police report. It is 7:37 AM Sunday March 3rd. -Adam M.D. Plse remove me asap - Daniel, New York Times Please remove me as...