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Fauxgressive Santa Monica bends over backwards to evade federal requirement for homeless representation on Housing Authority Board

City staffer made unilateral decision to affect the composition of policymaking body which is supposed to be comprised of seven councilmembers and two housing voucher holders, including one with...

 

A Sustainable, Affordable, and Compassionate Solution for Our Homeless Crisis

Dear Mayor Davis and Members of the Santa Monica City Council, I am writing to express my deep concerns over the proposed plan to address our homelessness issue by constructing multi-million-dollar...

 

SMMUSD Plan to Buy Civic Auditorium Disregards its History, the Needs of Public, and Prohibitive Cost

My open letter to SM City Council and School Board on the quarter billion $+ plan to acquire the Civic Auditorium: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, Santa Monica City...

 
 By Jon Berg    Opinion    August 20, 2023

Tear Up The Tracks: Santa Monica's Crime Train

For quite some time---maybe, even, years---I've been working out in my head a piece dealing with a curse that arrived in Santa Monica at 9:49 AM on May 20, 2016. At that moment---cheered on by people...

 

Just Keep Taking Those Drugs, Says Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

August 9, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health appears to have given up on getting addicted residents off of drugs. In a recent press release warning of the potential presence of...

 
 By Chuck Levin    Opinion    August 14, 2023

Postmaster Louis de Joy's Policies Have Been a Disaster for the US Post Office. It's Time to Remove Him From Office

Under the current postmaster general the cost of stamps keeps going up, service keeps going down, the post office is drowning. Louis de Joy has, in 4 years, never missed an opportunity to perpetrate...

 

21 Leading Companies Remove Unsubstantiated Environmental Claims About Using Paper

Since its inception, the Two Sides North America Anti-greenwashing Campaign has eliminated literally billions of instances of paper-related greenwashing in the United States and Canada, and its...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    July 31, 2023

Diane Feinstein to Resign After Family Intervention

Diane Feinstein will resign no later than August 15th, an inside source close to her children reports. The 90 year old Senator from California doesn't seem able to follow the proceedings in the...

 

Closed Session Meeting On Sale or Lease of the Civic Auditorium, Clearly Violates the Brown Act

Letter to the Editor: City Attorney Sloan has broken his ethical obligations to all residents, the Council, and the State Bar by falsely claiming in the Observer that the Brown Act will not be...

 
 By Lori Emerson    Opinion    July 24, 2023

Whatever your motives are for turning over Santa Monica to out of state criminals, while self serving your social justice crap, has not gone well, for anyone.

I wasn't going to write an email, because I didn't think it would do any good. Upon reconsidering, it will do ME good to convey my anger and sadness at what my city has become. I never go out alone....

 

Rather than Spending Billions On Urban Housing, Consider Purchasing Land in Places like Palmdale, CA, where Land is Cheaper

Subject: An Alternative Perspective on Addressing Homelessness in Santa Monica Dear Editors, The Santa Monica City Council's recent discussions around resolving the city's homelessness and related...

 

Resident Asks Santa Monica City Council to Explain "Water Shortage" After Year of Record Rainfall

Dear Mayor Davis & Honorable Santa Monica City Councilmembers, I hope you're all having a good start to your summer. I never thought I would have to escape Southern CA to experience some warmth bu...

 
 By David Ganezer    Opinion    June 12, 2023

LA's "Progressive Great Streets Initiative" Re-striping Policy Caused a Traffic Collision that Nearly Killed Me

Venice Blvd was designed to be a working street. It looks like a freeway, or used to. People drive 70 miles an hour on it's 4 lanes of grandeur and utility, that also angle from Southwest to...

 
 By Eric Siddall    Opinion    June 5, 2023

California Officials Shouldn't Whine About Gun Violence Unless They're Willing to Enforce the Law

June 1, 2023 - For as long as he's been our governor, Gavin Newsom has advocated for stronger gun laws. On the national level, he has condemned lax enforcement in Florida, Texas, and Missouri, where...

 
 By Arthur Jeon    Opinion    May 30, 2023

Mayor Gleam Davis Says that Anyone Who Has Slept on the Street Here for a Year is a Santa Monican. Local Resident Disagrees

I just read this piece about the needle exchange at that ongoing dumpster fire that is the 7-11 parking lot. So it goes like this for our unending stream of new unhoused "residents": 1. Drift into...

 
 By Maria Loya    Opinion    May 15, 2023

It should disturb every Democrat to learn where the City of Santa Monica has placed itself on the issue of voting rights

April 12th, 2023 marked seven years since the Pico Neighborhood Association and I filed a lawsuit challenging Santa Monica's at-large city council elections for violating the California Voting Rights...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 12, 2023

SMMUSD, with Union Sponsorship, To Ram Yet More Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Down Every Santa Monica Student's Throat

May 3, 2023 - The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, already one of the most progressive in the nation, appears determined to head even further into the depths of Critical Race Theory. An em...

 
 By AMAC Action    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Bill to Allow Doctors to Write Off Pro-Bono Care to Medicaid Patients Introduced to US Legislature

Washington DC, May 5 -- On April 27, Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL-11) introduced the Helping Everyone Access Long Term Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 2986). This bill offers a new solution to...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    May 10, 2023

Why Doesn't the City of Santa Monica Provide Immediate Shelter for the 800+ Homeless on the Streets?

May 2, 2023 - The Santa Monica Coalition released a YouTube video this week outlining four city-owned properties that could be used for what they term "short and near term safe sleeping sites" for...

 

Victim and Law Enforcement Groups Join Lawsuit by His Employees against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon

Los Angeles, April 26, 2023 – The Association of Deputy District Attorneys ("ADDA") today thanked the victim advocates, legal experts, and community groups that have filed "friend of the court"...

 
 By Will Coggin    Opinion    April 20, 2023

ASPCA Gets 1.5 Star Average Reviews on Shady Pet Health Insurance

Does the ASPCA put money ahead of animals? The evidence is piling up. The ASPCA raised $351 million in contributions in 2021 and has $500 million in assets. It paid CEO Matt Bershadker $990,000 in sal...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    April 14, 2023

How Long Will the City of Santa Monica Tolerate a Homeless Encampment in Palisades Park

Good morning Police Chief Batista and Fire Chief Alvarez: I wanted to call your attention to an illegal encampment on the Palisades Park bluffs (just south of Montana near the 500 block of Ocean...

 
 By Tricia Crane    Opinion    April 10, 2023

Parking: California State Government Aims to Take Over Local Control, Lower Parking Requirements for New Buildings

The below was an email sent by Northeast Neighbors community group advocate Tricia Crane to the group members regarding a recent presentation: Dear Northeast Neighbors and friends, Monday's meeting...

 
 By Chuck Levin    Opinion    April 7, 2023

Under Louis de Joy the United States Postal Service (USPS) is a Horrific Mess and an Embarrassment.

The United States Postal Service is  in desperate shape . And, with his 3 years of destructive leadership the USPS Postmaster General Louis de Joy , is generally responsible . This postmaster is...

 

Conditions at the Santa Monica Main Library are Worse than Ever After Murder

March 9, 2023 - In an email to the Library Board, Santa Monica business and property owner John Alle included dozens of sobering photos and video clips illustrating the unsafe and unclean conditions...

 

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