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Articles from the October 21, 2022 edition

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  • No Place in the World like Kharkiv: The Ugly Scars that Russia has Left on the City I Love

    Kate from Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine|Oct 21, 2022

    There is no place in the world like Kharkiv. City of trading, city of students, always young, a little bohemian, never sleeping, always creative, always sparkling with street lights but at the same time very cosy. #Kharkiv today is standing, holding on and still very much alive. Many citizens came back, many didn't leave. It's understandable, it's our home, we love it, we want to stay, we don't want to give up on it no matter how many rockets had hit it. I drive through the city to see people...

  • Gaming Santa Monica Housing

    Peter Altschuler|Oct 21, 2022

    It is clear by now to many Santa Monica residents (though, apparently, not to the Council or City government) that developers are gaming the system. They are asserting that the City has lost its zoning authority and are proposing buildings that are vastly out of scale and outside the spirit of the State's affordable housing mandate. These projects provide only ±20% affordable units in structures as high as fifteen stories in one case. That is not the intent of the State's laws for new housing...