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Posted Jun. 25, 2010, 12:14 pm

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Santa Monica Mirror, 3435 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 210. Santa Monica CA 90405

For all business matters, contact the PublisherT.J. Montemer310.310.2637 ext. 104

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Spencer Lee

Arts Section Editor

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Jul. 3, 2010, 3:16:42 pm

Robin Toth said...

I'm looking for the obituary of Fannie Reasoner who died in Brentwood in the early to mid- 1950s. She was a piano teacher who rented the S.M. Women's Club for use of an association of piano teachers. I would appreciate your help. Thanks!

Jul. 9, 2010, 8:13:40 am

Gary Z said...

We haven't got our Santa Monica Mirror at our SM Ralphs lately, located @ Olympic and Cloverfield. Thank you!

Jul. 28, 2010, 10:05:26 am


It's been very hard to find the mirror lately.. No one is carrying it in the usual locations that I usually pick one up at. Has something changed? Where can I get my mirror every week? I'm sort of an addict.. Thanks..

Jul. 29, 2010, 11:11:54 am

Mara said...

The Mirror has been a local favorite... in the last month plus it's disappeared from the usual sources.. we miss it! Please post where your paper is NOW available. The loyal fans have been forgotten.... please talk to us again ....

Aug. 3, 2010, 7:55:38 am



Aug. 12, 2010, 11:46:28 am

Yasmine said...

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Aug. 26, 2010, 3:52:17 pm

Samantha McCue said...

I would like more info about advertising in your paper. Please contact me at the above email. Best, Samantha McCue

Sep. 18, 2010, 8:57:47 am

complainer said...

I came to your site searching for news about a police helicopter search that took place thursday, sept. 16th in my area. I was very offended that all the police related stories I found on your site were so disrespectful. These stories should not be treated as jokes. "Rubbed the Wrong Way" is just not appropriate.

Oct. 9, 2010, 5:16:05 am

Michael said...

We were able to get CNBC Financial Commentator Jim Rogers

Oct. 11, 2010, 6:31:25 am

Bonnie said...

would like to find the article written about a month ago about a woman who picks up trash along the beach. Thanks

Oct. 17, 2010, 1:23:50 pm

Gordon Potik said...

Regarding the two Santa Monica ballots pertaining to the increase of taxes ... I am in opposition to the tax ballot measures being presented to the electorate. Deception is not a City Council’s right. It is the responsibility to be honest and forthright about the reason you want to raise taxes. When the Santa Monica Malibu School Board tried to pass a parcel tax this year this demonstrated the beginning of a deception to the home owners, of the Santa Monica Unified School District that was second to none. Having a mail-in ballot was a ruthless method to attempt to raise parcel taxes. The attempt to use this technique of mail-in only was an attempt to circumvent a broader turnout at a major election. This was deception. The Board Members knew that most of the mail-in ballots would be tossed as junk mail by most residents that have little to do with the district except to participate in an unfair parcel tax. This parcel tax stated ... regardless of the size of your parcel you pay the same amount as the hotels. The board members knew that most of the mail-ins would come from the parents and families of students that attend the schools. Yes ... this was deception at its best. The following is a perfect example of why this new tax proposal is another attempt of deception by not just the Santa Monica Malibu School District but in this case ... the Santa Monica City Council.... The following was taken from ... SMMUSD backs Santa Monica city tax proposal Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:51 PM PDT By Jonathan Friedman / The Malibu Times ... a partial text Malibu City Councilmember Laura Rosenthal said she would have to study the concept of a Malibu sales tax before deciding if that is a good idea. Rosenthal said she likes the decision by the board to back Santa Monica's tax proposal, and noted that many Malibu residents shop in Santa Monica. Furthermore ... Councilmember Rosenthal said ... “Whatever we can do to raise money for the schools is really great,” she said. “This is an interesting and creative way to raise money for the schools.” In reply to the above I would simply say ... One ballot measure asks for the tax and the second ballot measure advises that 50% of the taxes raised by the additional tax increase be given to the district. That is like a boxer giving a left to the stomach followed by a right cross knockout blow to the jaw of the electorate. Santa Monica City Council members ... you should be embarrassed by this SHAM. Councilman Shriver, while you stated ... you were in opposition to the tax proposals you still approved of their placement on the ballot. I hope you truly campaign against these two ballot measures. Now that the Federal Government has passed legislation to protect our teacher’s jobs then cities don’t need to pass their money onto their school district whose boundaries may or may not be the same as the cities boundaries. ************************************************* The following are statements as to why I am in opposition to the measures. Tax Initiative... Opposition Whereas the City Council 1. Whereas the City Council did not project a deficit or a lack of reserves. 2. Whereas the City Council speculated instead of projected that the state will withhold money in the future. 3. Whereas the City Council stated that the state has been deficient and is currently in a financial crisis without stating the effect upon our city. 4. Whereas the City Council will be given the right to amend this initiative if passed and retain this tax for an indefinite time period. 5. Whereas the City Council has not stated which services must be cut. 6. Whereas the City Council has an Impartial City Attorney Analysis that states that funds can be used for schools or education which contradicts the actual purpose as stated within the measure Whereas the City Council has an Impartial City Attorney Analysis that states that funds can be used for schools or education which contradicts the actual purpose as stated within the measure Ordinance No. 2316 (CCS) which is ... To provide transactions and use tax revenue to the City to be used for the general governmental purposes of the City and with any transactions and use tax revenue received being placed into the City’s general fund. Now therefore ... Because of the above reasons the Voters of the city of Santa Monica must VOTE NO! Advisory tax initiative ... Opposition I am in opposition for the following reasons ... 1. Whereas the initiative asks for half of the money raised to be used by the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. The districts boundary is not the same as the boundary of the City of Santa Monica. 2. Whereas there is no stated time limit as to the period of time the tax is to be collected. 3. Whereas there is no stated budget from the district to identify income and expenses along with deficits applicable to the district. 4. Whereas this advisory contradicts the purpose of the tax money raised in the proposed ... Ordinance No. 2316 (CCS) ... which is to use the tax money to meet the needs of the City of Santa Monica not the School District of the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. 5. Whereas the Impartial statement by the city attorney contradicts the proposed ... Ordinance No. 2316 (CCS) ... tax measure’s use of funds. Now therefore ... Because of the above the voting public for the City of Santa Monica must ... VOTE NO! Gordon Potik Santa Monica CA *************************gaptidbit

Oct. 29, 2010, 12:31:43 pm

Lidia Magarian said...

Dear Editor: I would like to ask if you could post the following YMCA upcoming events on your caledar session for free. If you have any questions, you can reach me at 310/393-2721 ext. 129. Thank you so much, Lidia Tuesday, November 2 Overactive Bladder Overactive bladder is a common condition that increases in prevalence with aging. UCLA urologist Ja-Hong Kim, MD, will discuss the symptoms, pathophysiology and latest treatment options. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 9th FREE Flu shots for people over 60. The first 100 older adults will receive a free flu shot courtesy of the Prospect Medical Group. 11:00am – 1:30pm Wednesday, November 10 Navigating the Senior Care Maze Learn the different elder care options that are available and how to determine the one that fits the specific needs of a family. In addition, Bonnie will clarify available funding sources. Speaker: Bonnie Davis, Elderly Advisor – A Place for Mom 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday, November 15th – 23rd Y Canned Fitness Week Non-members are invited to bring in ten (10) cans of food per visit from November 15th thru the 23rd and then can participate in anyone of our group exercise classes, including yoga, aquatic program and fitness center for FREE. The Santa Monica Family YMCA will donate the canned food in time for Thanksgiving to Sojourn, a local SM facility services for battered women and their children. Wednesday, November 17 Managing Osteoarthritis Dr. Gupta is specialized in arthritis and pain management using an integrative approach, combining conventional treatments, such as injections, braces and physical therapy, with complementary treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy and others.

Nov. 1, 2010, 1:31:51 pm

Jim Jaffe said...

Where's the story that goes with this posting? Nothing appeared when I clicked on the headline below. School Board Members Address Mismanagement Accusations posted Nov. 1, 2010, 11:00:00 am Slav Kandyba / Mirror Sports Editor Share on Facebook Tweet This

Nov. 3, 2010, 7:35:00 am

maurice flantzman said...

How place a Fictitious Business Name Statement. Must bring in or can fax?

Nov. 10, 2010, 3:47:27 am

Alison Kendall said...

Please post this announcement of a Pedestrian Safety Workshop: A Focus on Older Adults to be held Tuesday November 16, 9-12 noon at SMPL. Contact Alison Kendall to register. Are you concerned about Santa Monica's high rates of pedestrian injuries? Please plan to attend this November 16 Workshop to discuss what can be done to improve the safety of older adults and other pedestrians. Please post the attached announcement or forward this email and brochure to all others who might be interested in participating. ________________________________ The California Office of Traffic Safety recently ranked Santa Monica number 1 out of 103 in California cities with similar populations for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, including those affecting pedestrians over 65 years old, what can be learned from this ranking? What can be done to reduce the 105 pedestrian injuries and fatalities and the 15 injuries to older adults which occur in a typical year like 2008? Please join Santa Monica community members, law enforcement, health and transportation professionals on November 16 for a Pedestrian Safety Workshop Focusing on Older Adults. The workshop will discuss ways to improve pedestrian safety and walkability through changes in pedestrian and driver behavior and improvements to the walking environment. Highlights include discussion with Santa Monica police officers and transportation staff on specific challenges related to older adult pedestrian safety, an observational walk and public input to the Downtown Pedestrian Safety Study. Innovative approaches to safety education, pedestrian safety engineering, law enforcement and programs to encourage older adult pedestrian activity for health and transportation will also be discussed. This free workshop is being offered November 16 from 9 to 12 noon at the Santa Monica Public Library Multi-Purpose Room on the Second Floor. It is offered in conjunction with the City of Santa Monica by Sustainable Streets, a California non profit which promotes active transportation for livable communities, through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To register, contact workshop facilitator Alison Kendall at or 310-586-1557 or register in person at the Santa Monica Senior Center. Refreshments provided by the Santa Monica Commission for the Senior Community. Please print the attached brochure and post widely to encourage other community members to participate in this important discussion. Alison Kendall, AICP LCI, VP-Planning SUSTAINABLE STREETS Promoting active transportation for livable communities 310.586.1557 phone

Nov. 12, 2010, 1:37:55 pm

doug middleton said...

Do you have an obituary on long time business man Alan Braun...I just found out today that he passed away on Oct 3 and wondered if your paper did a write up on him. He was an old long time friend and would like to know details.

Nov. 30, 2010, 6:25:49 am

Farker said...

Did you see Slav's video rant and how he's threatening people who comment on it?

Dec. 20, 2010, 5:55:52 am

Erin said...

I saw your recent article about the "Day without a Bag." I really loved those reusable bags shown in the picture and was wondering who made them and how I could purchase one. Thank you!

Jan. 7, 2011, 9:27:28 am

Alexander B. Kasdan said...

Based on manufactured evidence, our family has been persecuted by corrupt and money-driven Department of Children and Family Services LA County. Our four children all under the age of 11 have been in six different foster homes and five school systems in the last 12 months, our health and finances are completely ruined.

Jan. 12, 2011, 7:04:05 am

Randy Ziglar said...

Congratulations to the Santa Monica Council for unanimously voting to join the worthy organization called Mayors for Peace. The council voted to join a worldwide network of over 4,400 cities, 165 cities in the United States, and 27 cities in California including San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. The Mayors for Peace with the leadership of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has the “. . . goal of changing policies of governments that target cities with nuclear weapons and ultimately, eliminating nuclear weapons.” Around thirty years ago the City of Santa Monica set up a commission to investigate civil defense in the advent of nuclear attack. The conclusion reached at the time was that there was no defense against nuclear weapons. The vote by the Council is an important first step in the long march towards nuclear weapons abolition. Our representatives have exercised the only sane approach towards saving ourselves and posterity from a final nuclear holocaust.

Jan. 14, 2011, 4:12:37 am

John Weaver said...

I would like to write and post my Photographs and personal views in your publication. I have issues with Santa Monica that need to come out into the the responsibility of Santa Monica concerning the Tourist Business in the face of the Local residents. That over capacity has caused the Local suffering...

Jan. 16, 2011, 2:29:44 pm

Kim or said...

Thank you, "Smmirror".com If I may say Hi to the "S.M. Mayor Shriver". And previous "Governor Arnold S.". Thank you. Admiring people.

Jan. 20, 2011, 6:56:21 am

GordonSantaMonica said...

Do we really need an executive branch... another bureaucratic establishment with the city of Santa Monica? With due respect to Council member Shriver, because you have a taste of executive power, that is no reason to establish an executive branch to give you something to do independent of the council. Oh I get it you want to give your brother in law …. R-Nuld the Terminator Governor … another job. NO THANK YOU. The cost to the city for a new beau racy is outrageous. Oh I get it we passed the tax increase to bail OUT THE CITY so as long as we have the money and the increase let’s just keep it and form the Santa Monica Executive branch. No thank you. **************************************

Jan. 25, 2011, 11:56:28 am

Donn Dufford said...

Please e-mail me a media kit including demos. Thanks.

Jan. 31, 2011, 6:28:08 am

Karen Mahmoudi said...

We get the paper delivered to us sporatically. Could we sign up to get it regularly. 1010 Franklin SM We just moved here. This is a good to learn about the city. Thanks

Jan. 31, 2011, 9:05:03 am


I have an article to submit to you for publication. It is about 2000 words on the right way to run. I am not selling anything, but I run a lot and most joggers in SM make huge mistakes in their training and mechanics, leading to injuries. The catch is that I am 75 years old and have been running for 65 years without injury and enjoying it. Would you like to see it with or without photos

Feb. 16, 2011, 4:44:57 am

Wendy Walwyn said...

Re: Walgreens We are neighbors to this development and wanted to say thank you for running an article about it. The building has been designed to encourage locals to hang out on the benches, a tragedy for this area with its high traffic and concentration of transients. The design also puts all ingress and egress from the alley way which will push the traffic into the surrounding residential neighborhood. Apparently the city does not wish to consider the impact of their design specifications on their residents.

Feb. 16, 2011, 7:28:33 am

Raul Saenz said...

To Whom It May Concern: How can I get a message and traffic flow graphics to Parimal M. Rohit? I would like to share some information regrading the proposed Walgreens at Pico and Lincoln as an add-on to today's "Proposed Walgreen Worrisome to Santa Monica PD" article.

Feb. 19, 2011, 3:01:46 pm

Diana Hobson said...

Re: safer bicycling, I have noticfed an increased incidence of cylcists ignoring stop signs, traffic lights, cycling on sidewalks and against traffic. Also cycling mid-streeet and not willing to share. If you are going to promote more cycling I think you need to promote cycling manners and obedience to the laws.

Feb. 20, 2011, 8:36:08 am

elena siff said...

I want to buy an old newspaper you have any or know where I might find one? thank you, elena

Feb. 22, 2011, 7:01:54 am

Larry Zeidman said...

“Save the Date” is the tagline for this year’s Culver City High School Booster Club’s Annual Casino Night. The date to save is this Saturday, February 26, when Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium will be turned into the finest casino this side of Las Vegas. The gala begins at 6:30 pm, and the cost is an amazingly low, $20.00 per person ($25.00 at the door). Each participant will receive $100.00 in chips. In addition to appetizers and an incredible dessert bar, there will be a no host bar. In addition to more than two dozen table games, there will be a silent auction featuring, among other things, Disneyland tickets, restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, and other activities. Live auction items include an autographed Kobe Bryant jersey, ballboy/ballgirl at an upcoming Clippers game, and dinner with the Culver City Fire Department. Craig Ferre’, surf board maker extraordinaire, has donated a custom, hand-made, surf board to the Booster Club. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each, and the winner will be announced at the Casino Night. In keeping with the theme of casino night, this year we will be raffling off ($5.00/ticket) an antique slot machine and hotel stays in Las Vegas and Laughlin. For more information on the Casino Night, please visit the Booster Club’s website at Thank you. Larry Zeidman Casino Night 2011 Chair

Feb. 22, 2011, 2:46:00 pm

R. Brian Hutchings said...

the problem with teh bag ban is that its implimentation will cause a large increase in the use of paper bags for some time, while folks get used to it, and these use a far greater amount of energy than the ultralight, high tensile strength HDPE bags (they are so good, that they can back-up stormdrains, althoug the idea that they o not break down is really apocryphal, viz "bits of plastic in teh Sargasso Sea" -- what else is new?). secondly, there has been no envireonmental impact assessment done of importing "reusable" bags made of remnants from industry

Mar. 1, 2011, 12:52:02 pm

Gray said...

Hi, I really do like your paper and am an avid puzzle enthusiast so I like your puzzle page. I especially like the "Zoran" puzzle, but I do have a suggestion: Could you move the answers to another page, or at least not make the solution so obvious? It's very distracting to have the answer staring me in the face when I am trying to solve the puzzle. Thank you. Gray Johnson

Mar. 14, 2011, 9:58:59 am

Eleanore Feldman said...

Re: "Shirtless,Twitchy Man Arrested: APB: He Got Game?" This cutesy, jokey, sarcastic presentation of this local story is so unworthy of your newspaper reporting. Whether this man was under the influence of pcp or, perhaps, exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness, or side effects of anti-psychotic drugs doesn't really matter, does it? The news needs to be presented in a professional journalistic manner which doesn't devalue or mock derisively human life. I strongly question whether The Santa Monica Mirror mirrors the sentiments of local citizens who seem to me to value treating people with dignity.

Mar. 15, 2011, 10:38:53 am

Jon Finer said...

I LOVE sports--- how can I find out mroe about sports editor position you have open. I am interested. Thanks.

Mar. 18, 2011, 10:53:11 am

Andy K. Liberman said...

Letter to the Editor: I walk on the Palisades almost every morning, and a week or so ago, when hundreds were out watching the reverberations of the catastrophic Japanese tsunami was no exception ("Santa Monica Beach Evacuated for Tsunami", Mar. 13). But what if we too have a nuclear "accident" from nukes at San Onofre or Diablo Canyon, and a tsunami? Would we be one of the up to a million Southern Californians irradiated, or forced from our homes--if they exist, should we survive? Let's have some town meetings on the nuclear power threat now, as they did during the licensing of these dastardly nukes--to rethink and stop nuclear power. No nukes is good nukes! Sincerely, Andy K. Liberman

Mar. 22, 2011, 11:41:06 pm

Daniel Gomez said...

To the Editor: This is in regards to the article published on the 22nd of March titled "Shot Santa Monica Officer Honored". The name the was published in the article in regards to one of the employees of Gerber Ambulance was incorrect. The name David Gomez is incorrect, the correct name is Daniel Gomez. I know this because I'm the person that responded to that call.

Mar. 23, 2011, 7:54:18 pm

John Storey said...

I am the Marketing Coordinator for the Bigfoot Crest Theatre in Westwood and am looking to post some event listings for programming that will be taking place at the theatre. I want to know if there is a process for that. I look forward to hearing from you.

Apr. 1, 2011, 6:59:15 am

Lynda Floyd said...

I may be planning on relocating to the Santa Monica area this summer after I visit in July. What I'm noticing is that there are no jobs in classifieds, just rental properties for thousands of dollars a month. For a woman like myself, who has had 6 years in the catering/waitressing industry, as well as 7 years as CDL BPS bus driver, what are the chances that I may be able to settle and live feasibly in S.M.?

Apr. 2, 2011, 5:32:57 pm

liz horkan said...

OK...I really beleived your April fool day paper...I only saw the headline of Santa Monica to build a giant sea wall...I could not beleive got was late what can I say. It took me a while to sort it out..

Apr. 5, 2011, 1:50:18 pm

Cody Lynne said...

Why did the Mirror stop delivering to homes ?

Apr. 14, 2011, 11:51:03 am

m said...

Holy Cow The Mirror Classifieds and Letters to the editor seem to be missing tons of data ...or cannot be loaded in chronological order... no matter what type search filter is used..... Rhetorical Question: Who designed this site? I searched for 20 minutes to find a letter published on April 08, 2011....and got Letters from 1998 through 2010... But nothing else. We tried by text, we tried by date....NADA Not Real Useful. We Like the Mirror Website a bit confused and in need of better tech build.

Apr. 26, 2011, 3:32:06 pm

Nicolette Jackson-Pownall said...

Good day, A couple of weeks ago, the Mirror ran an ad in Craigslist regarding an opening for an account executive position. I am writing to inquire if the position is still available, and if so, to whom precisely might I send my resume and cover letter? Thank you for your assistance. Best regards, Nicolette J Pownall 310.622.4580

May. 1, 2011, 3:05:31 pm

George Payne IV said...

I have a press release for a local play in west LA. Please email me and tell me how and who to subit it to.

May. 12, 2011, 12:17:11 pm

Belinda said...

I have to echo what M said on April 14, 2011. This site is virtually unsearchable. I can see you're using a Wordpress-type publishing template, but it's just not working for you. It would be a big, easy improvement to post searchable PDFs of each day's issue. That way, people can read the whole daily paper online, including advertisements and search within those documents. All you have to do is export a searchable PDF from your layout software and create a spot on the home page to post each day's issue. I have been frustrated many times trying to find articles friends and neighbors have mentioned. You could do a lot better at virtually no cost and minutes of time each day.

May. 16, 2011, 8:31:14 am

Melissa H Cronin said...

I was injured in the Santa Monica Farmers' Market accident in July 2003. I'm trying to get a hold of other victims and family members of the deceased. I think of them often and hope they are willing to speak with me. Is there a way I can place an article in your paper?

May. 16, 2011, 8:37:25 am

Melissa H Cronin said...

I'm looking for the obituary of Shamsi Khani who died at age 92 on January 15th, 2006. She was a victim of the Santa Monica Farmers' Market accident in July 2003.

May. 19, 2011, 8:30:25 am

Stefani Uhler said...

I want to place an obituary and can not find how and where to do this. I have called an left messages and email... Can someone on staff contact me directly . Thx Stefani

May. 21, 2011, 1:25:35 pm

bonnie jay said...

What is the cost of publishing a fictitious name statement? Thanks.

May. 26, 2011, 8:13:23 am

B Goode said...

Was unable to find the published DUI Checkpoints on your website. Went under the Police section and there was no information there.

May. 29, 2011, 5:15:33 am

Laura Senner said...

Hi, I was a resident of Santa Monica (50+ years) until I moved to Palm Springs Feb. 2010. I get SM Mirror online to keep up with happenings in SM. I must say I am quite disappointed at the number of errors I find when reading the articles. ie...the Royal wedding which was Friday April 29 but was in the article as Thursday April 28. (I did leave a message and no one called me back). Does no one take the time to read these articles before they are submitted? Thank-You, A concerned

Jun. 4, 2011, 9:42:03 am

Jessica said...

Judy Swartz, I would like to advertise the real estate I have for sale in your paper. Can you let me know the options and pricing ASAP? Thank You! Jessica

Jun. 6, 2011, 7:24:06 am

Rip Rense said...

JAZZ GREAT CLAYTON GOES BACK TO VENICE HIGH John Clayton Jr., one of the greatest names in jazz in the world, is going back to high school. Way back in 1971, Clayton and his high school jazz band, The Crescendos, won the citywide “Battle of the Bands” at the Hollywood Bowl. His brother, the renowned saxophonist Jeff Clayton, was in the band. On June 25, Clayton and the reunited Crescendos will give a concert as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of their alma mater, Venice High School. It will also be a tribute to their late and beloved faculty bandleader, Billy E. Paney. A few of the guys in the band are all-stars, such as saxophonist Pete Chrislieb. Most have not picked up their horns, etc., in years, even decades. They are rehearsing like crazy. DETAILS: WHERE: Venice High School Auditorium 13000 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066-3589 (310) 577-4200 WHEN? Sat June 25, 8 p.m. WHO is sponsoring it? Venice High Alumni Assoc Centennial Celebration. WHAT is the cost? $15 in advance from or $20 at door. JOHN CLAYTON CONTACT INFO: ADDITIONAL CONTACT: George Campbell Venice High, ironically, has no music program today, and hasn’t for many years, due to cutbacks. Thank you for the consideration. Rip Rense

Jun. 7, 2011, 6:51:33 pm

Ruwanmali Jayasinghe said...

We wish to run a press article and list an free community event, please advice how we could go about it. Look forward to your reply. Tks

Jun. 13, 2011, 2:30:19 am

Sandy Neer said...

Hi SMM, Your ad for free Ninja is a big scam that covers a few states. I know this by research. I contacter Mr. Walker he said his grandson had died and he didn't want to look at the motorcycle anymore. He told me to contact movers in TX. I had to western unio $550.00 before they would deliver motorcycle. I then started research. He is doing this in other states same story other people have sent money. I think Santa Monica Mirror is better than allowing someone like this to use the mirror as a tool to scam people.I have all emails from him if you feel a need to report to authorities. Sandy Neer

Jul. 1, 2011, 5:57:49 am

Gwen said...

Hi, I noticed one of the puzzles is missing from the paper, Arithmo. Have you discontinued it? I hope not, as I enjoyed playing it more than the crossword: It helped keep my mind sharp and stimulate my old brain cells. I'm 58 and need all the stimulation I can get. Please publish it again. Thank you. Gwen Rosen

Jul. 1, 2011, 1:56:42 pm

George Howe said...

Hello, what happened with arithmo puzzles? Why you stop publishing them, i'd like to play them. Please respond. Kind regards, George

Jul. 12, 2011, 12:56:20 pm

e.d. said...

This website is useless. The Letters to the Editor are not presented or searchable in any chronological order. Who runs this page? Are they paid or Volunteers. I searched for " SM High School" and got letters and articles from 1998! If a reader cannot search articles OR Letters in chronological order; what is the point? The Publisher MUST be aware of this fiasco. So? Why has it remained un-fixed for over a year? Can it be the Mirror, once having cashed advertisers' checks, don't care a whit? Given that a newspaper is supposed to be an accurate record, at the least, and an investigative resource at the best, how can it be that the website throws up 13 year old Lettrs to the Editor, as the first response to a search? The Search filters and tabs are absolutely non-responsive and impossible to figure. Daily Press, Here I come. Bad Business

Aug. 5, 2011, 7:03:52 pm

Pamela Cook said...

I am looking for the article on the front page of the Aug. 5-11, 2011 paper regarding Channa Mae Cook. I would appreciate the web access if it is available. Thank you so much.

Aug. 10, 2011, 2:47:34 pm

jeff pestano said...

i am writing you to inform the parents of new road schools of what i believe to be disturbing news regarding the schools staff. on 12/10 the schools director of security, ralphie gray testified under oath that he had been convicted of a felony. gray refused to answer any further and pleaded the fifth amendment to avoid disclosing his past. an educational establishment of minors hiring a convicted felon is quite disturbing on its own but of greater concern is that the felon is entrusted with the security of students. new roads school has been notified of his testimony and to date gray still holds his position. through a representative, i requested to contact the new roads schools parent association. i wanted to inform the association of the fact the school's director of security was a felon in hopes that may pressure new roads school to remedy the issue and perhaps look into and revise their hiring practice. however, new roads school's response, through their attorney, was to threaten to silence me through restraining orders, law suits for defamation and interfering with their business relationships. at this time i am willing to cooperate with any parent, association, or even the media in hopes to have new roads school address this with the students parents. to end that, i will provide a copy of the deposition transcript as well as correspondence from new roads' attorney threatening me in an effort to keep these facts from being shared with the parent association. sincerely, jeff pestano

Aug. 14, 2011, 10:57:24 am

Jodi Seidler said...

Santa Monica residents looking for a support network or more information about the hip replacement process can meet like-minded people at a HIP Happy Hour. The Happy Hours are intended to be a fun way to help post and potential hip-replacement patients gain more insight into the process and realize that they are not alone. Jodi Seidler, creator of, founded the supportive HIP Happy Hours. Support groups provide peace of mind and advice for those who are nervous and don’t know where to begin in their search process for doctors and implant options. Many patients are not Internet savvy enough to research by themselves. As these Happy Hours grow, Seidler will bring in doctors to address the group. Meetings, which are typically held at private residences, will continue on a monthly basis. Hip replacement surgery is becoming increasingly common as the baby boomer generation ages. Email Jodi for more information:

Aug. 19, 2011, 11:11:13 am

melinda pace said...


Aug. 25, 2011, 8:01:43 pm

mark shaver said...

Do you need someone to deliver your newspaper during the day? I'm looking for this type of job.

Aug. 29, 2011, 6:49:50 pm

alice said...

I want to place an announcement for memorial sservices for my love one. Do you have an obituary section. how can I place an announcement

Sep. 1, 2011, 4:02:54 pm

cathryn westlund said...

I would like to contact Mel Gibson. I have a very good idea for a show, I also want him to know I am his biggest fan and love him unconditionally. Please give me an email address or way to contact him. Thank you so much, Cathryn

Sep. 15, 2011, 4:41:42 am

Joseph Gray said...

Please stop delivering the news paper to our house. We never ordered it or called for it. We just throw the paper away everyday. Shouldn't we be more concerned about conservation and being wasteful ? Then stop delivering the paper. My address is 830 Pearl St. Santa Monica, Ca. 90405

Sep. 23, 2011, 10:03:51 am

S. L. said...

Please stop delivering to my address! I just end up throwing the paper away! My address is 1020 6th St. Apt A. Santa Monica CA 90403. Unsubscribe!

Nov. 8, 2011, 7:53:11 pm

Victoria Simon said...

We stopped getting your paper a month or so ago and I'm not sure why. We love reading the Santa Monica Mirror. How do we get put back on the subscribe list? Our address is 2646 2nd St. Santa Monica 90405. Thanks!

Nov. 15, 2011, 11:19:44 am

Kat said...

I would like to place an AD regarding group for women -Titled Medicare Options Giving You a Headache? FREE SENIOR RESOURCE WORKSHOP Thursday, November 17, 2011 Kehillat Ma’arav Synagogue 1715 21ST Street, Santa Monica 1:30 PM-3:15 PM Thanks, Best regards, Kat

Jan. 22, 2012, 10:54:24 pm

Joe said...

Hello..I am trying to find a picture or family contact info.on Jack Prohs,who passed away in 2002,supposedly in Santa Monica.He was a well-known member of AA.I have heard tapes of him and wanted to put a picture to the audio tapes.Thank You.

Jan. 26, 2012, 7:08:51 pm

Karla Moore said...

@Joe regarding Jack Prohs. I didnt know he passes away.If this is the same man my father worked for him and eventually bought Jacks bussiness which was E and J Associates in North Hollywood. I know that he did belong to AA and was a huge supported of them . I dont have any photos and my dad passed away a few years ago. I know he had a daughter named Cherl Waters.

Jan. 27, 2012, 1:17:18 pm

phyllis said...

Re: Newspaper delivery to 1309 Montane Ave To Whom It May Concern I have a complaint about the delivery guy. The gentleman thrown the newspaper from his vehicle which scared everyone inside the store. Please forward this matter to delivery man. Thanks

Jan. 28, 2012, 11:29:05 am

Bobby Johnson sr. said...

Is there going to be a stage play in the pier area this weekend? I believe it is depicting bug's (actors) in customs.

Feb. 6, 2012, 11:11:36 am

Tony Bird said...

CALENDAR SUBMISSION Tony Bird will read from his book of poetry, Hard as Diamonds, at 2 pm Sunday, Feb. 26 at Sam Johnson's Bookshop, 12310 Venice Blvd. Fifteen copies of the hardbound, 84-page volume, handmade by the author, will be offered for sale. Tony Bird is a writer, folklorist, musician, carpenter and rock climber. He has been writing poetry since 1967.

Feb. 10, 2012, 3:34:07 pm

Doreen Lewin said...

Referring to an article written by Misti Kerns President/CEO Convention

Feb. 24, 2012, 4:52:35 pm

rona navales said...

I have a good picture that captures the scene of the motorcycle accident that happen this afternoon on pico and 20th. Would you want me to send it?

Apr. 6, 2012, 5:07:23 pm

Sylvia and Charlie said...

Please stop delivering the news paper to our house. We never ordered it or called for it. We just throw the paper away everyday. Shouldn't we be more concerned about conservation and being wasteful ? Then stop delivering the paper. My address is 1817 Ashland Ave.

Apr. 11, 2012, 12:34:19 pm

Withheld Please said...

Letters to the Editor: I trust your readers would certainly want to know about this recent development before it's too late and while there's still time to act. Although the average resident of Los Angeles doesn't probably realize it yet, we are all but a stones throw away from losing our citys' 7 animal shelters forever! This will mean that L.A.'s stray animals will soon have nowhere to go should they becomes lost. And the time to act is NOW! Unless enough of L.A.'s faithfull and concerned citizens notify city hall and weigh in against the L.A. Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette plan to "privatize" L.A.'s extensive animal shelter network, we will soon lose this fine institution forever!.... Please don't allow that to happen! If you do, you can believe me when I tell you we will all be sorry - but not until it's too late. Log on to the following website to find out how you can help:

Apr. 16, 2012, 9:14:26 am

Gina Stoj said...

My name is Gina Stoj, co-founder of Theater 48, a non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting theater that matters ( I’m also an agent in Australia and a talent manager in Los Angeles. I’m making my debut as a producer with the stage play, Finding the Burnett Heart. Please see an article that recently ran in a major newspaper in Australia about the play. Finding the Burnett Heart, a powerful new work by Paul Elliott, centers around 16-yr old Tyler Burnett who inadvertently comes out to his extremely old school grandfather. This dynamic play has a message that needs to be shared – one of hope inspired by Tyler’s journey and ultimate ability to stand up for himself. It offers a much-needed contrast to the bullying, depression and suicide many LGBT teens experience. Finding the Burnett Heart is a very personal story for Paul. The idea for writing it came about when his father, at age seventy-eight, came to stay a couple of weeks with Paul’s family after the death of his mother, who had been the real glue that held their extended family together, and Paul’s young daughter got into a screaming match with grandpa. Finding the Burnett Heart has only been produced twice. Both runs garnered critical and audience praise. It’s an extremely powerful play with a very important message that hits home with families of all generations. We are mounting the Hollywood premiere of Finding the Burnett Heart at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood (April 19-May 27, 2012). We could really use your help to get the word out about this play. I hope you will consider helping us spread the play’s message of hope, acceptance and unconditional love by writing an article about it. We would be happy to make our playwright, director and/or cast available for interviews. Please contact me at or 213-814-4962, if you can help us share this message. If you are interested in reviewing the play or just coming to see it, please contact Sandra Kuker at or 323-960-7779. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Gina

Apr. 19, 2012, 5:08:30 pm

Mei Ling Moore said...

The word is getting out that the Post Office on 5th Street is going to close. This is terrible! I asked one of the mail carriers (I will not name him as I do not want him in trouble) and he said it is true. If we want this stopped, the residents of Santa Monica have to voice their concerns to the City. Santa Monica gets over 1 million visitors a year.....tourists are always sending out post cards to friends and family...what does this say about our city if we don't have a post office? How will the residents get their mail and the businesses get their mail? Will we have to go to another city for mail? This is ridiculous. If millions of dollars are in the budget to beautify the city of Santa Monica, then why can't the City do something about keeping the post office open and the postal workers employed? What do we, as residents and business persons, need to do to keep our postal system in tact??

Apr. 27, 2012, 9:20:13 am

Robert Curran said...

The police blotter contributor, Tim Broughton is the kind of guy you want to sit with and have a beer! The He said/she said article had this whole household laughing while reading and re-reading outloud.. Thanks Tim..

May. 22, 2014, 2:00:40 pm

Terry J. Hokanson said...

I'm Terry J. Hokanson. The government shut off my ability to seek employment by way of the Internet email system through not only my IP's email daemon, but also the email daemons maintained by AOL, Google and Yahoo. This police action appears to have not yet affected web form type emails maintained by individual news services. I'm forced to cast a wide employment search net because my stalker uses bogus police files in my community, along with a list of Mafia protection rackets techniques, to force me into poverty while extracting my ideas and inventions. Although this 'knock down drag out' intellectual property extraction event involves many 'three card Monte' type shell games, here is the most outrageous scam I can recall at the moment: Back in the early 1980s, I developed what the local Sheriff and FBI describe as a "Schizophrenic Voice in My Head" telling me that NBC wanted to pay me a hundred thousand dollars per week for my set designs and movie plots, but I first had to get on the casting couch with Jerry Lewis. This government "Schizophrenia" diagnosis pretty much makes the gay thing my idea, on a Freudian slip level. But then, this "You must be gay to get the job" prerequisite was intentionally designed to serve as both the 'deal breaker' as well as an intense, recurring bad memory that my mind refuses to resolve. In other words, what made this government schizophrenic diagnosis exponentially worse is, following this 'gay outing' scam, that so-called voice in my head went on a decades long rant, incessantly declaring the existence of --being my stalker refuses to produce this evidence against me in court, should be obvious to everyone-- a list of highly choreographed, digitally manipulated, and otherwise heavily edited police surveillance videos, possibly made more real in my mind by the death threats connected to this political 'Exposure and Threat of Exposure' scam. Being the government declared it is impossible for any level of special interest group --political, criminal or both-- to run anything resembling a 'voice in my head' scam, all I can safely say in regards to my attempts at supporting myself is, I believe you will at least agree with the following statement: Over the centuries, many people who suffered from one mental illness or another where declared indispensable to the conception and development of the tools required to build modern civilization. With that said, back in the 1970s, I found myself in a heap of big trouble when I attempted to find investors in my long list of extremely high end foldout furniture products, to be used in a 'Star Trek series type storefront' marketing scheme, which would today be made much easier to implement with the advent of styled warehouse distribution centers. Also, on February 2, 2006, I got into serious Florida Polk County Mental Court trouble for attempting to sell city electric power plants based on my two hundred mile per gallon automotive engine designs. As a consequence, I created my website to prove I do in fact have marketable ideas and inventions. Until 8/26/2013 --when the Florida Polk County Sheriff seized my web server, my personal computer, and all my records and files-- my website always opened to my 'Product Videos' page. This page consisted of three product demonstration animations I made involving dozens of products investors can choose from. The Sheriff's SWAT team also seized a list of marketable items that I did not post on my website. For example, my 3-D rendering of a half million dollar each combination toilet, sink, shower and storage unit that collapses into a four square foot space, resembling a cabinet, when not needed. If anyone who reads this can get the government to reinstate my Freedom of Speech, or allow me to use their email daemon until the government shuts their email transmission capabilities down, I plan to go back to sending out emails that search for investors who are willing to split the profits on, for instance, the manufacture of 'one thousand to several thousand' of the above stated lavatory units per day. Of course, the half million dollar each price tag, that the large jet aircraft interior design and manufacturing companies I've worked for would charge, would dramatically reduce, as the $1000 to $7000 per square foot real estate market takes advantage of this amazing space saving invention, as well as my long list of other space saving inventions. At you can read my latest "Please Stop Disabling My Incoming and Outgoing Email Daemon, So I Can Look For Work" request, which I, on 5/12/14, sent to the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott. The following day, my ability to read and write without the use of 'gun range ear protection' dropped off. At this writing, I appear to be suffering from some sort of 'Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion' and related headache syndrome. In other words, much like the time the Secret Service changed the IP address to my web server, the day I emailed President Obama with my energy savings business proposal, while inviting him to my website to look at my product videos for a hint at my ability to boost the gross national product, perhaps the Governor is telling me to go find a foreign power to fund my energy saving products while he stands in my way while holding up his black --this is all a Donald Sterling, caught being a horrific racist on mind control based police surveillance video-- middle finger puppet. Perhaps what made me appear so arrogant, that President Obama ordered my IP address changed after the Secret Service copied the contents of my website, is the way my mind muddled over when I attempted to explain that I have no intentions of creating a 95% or higher tax bracket "Corporation" based on my fear of what amounts to a hooded sniper, directing traffic from the overpass, with great big "POLICE" emblazoned on his SWAT team uniform. Terry J. Hokanson 9440 Bryant Rd Lakeland Florida 33809 May 22, 2014

Mar. 29, 2016, 5:29:07 pm

Michael Jarvis said...

Subject: Health Tips from Jarviseutics (letter to the editor for publication) March 18, 2016 Dear Friends, Take two turmeric capsules with a bit of black pepper (which contains piperine to enhance absorption) and a 5000 iu capsule of D3 morning and night until herpes outbreaks and symptoms stop; and the mother herpes virus MHV is possibly killed. Then get examined and tested by a physician. Turmeric is very possibly toxic to all strains of the herpes virus and gets into your brain where I believe the MHV lays dormant between outbreaks. Outbreaks including cold sores, chicken pox and shingles should be treated topically with a turmeric paste/solution (turmeric mixed with some D3 and olive oil). D3 is optional but I always recommend D3 for any skin condition; including acne. I suffered with atopic dermatitis for thirty-five years until taking a 5000 iu D3 gelcap morning and night for a couple of months. Also, those suffering from neuropathy nerve pain in their hands and feet should practice deep breathing throughout the day and soak and exercise their hands and feet in cold water for a few minutes, to reduce inflammation, before going to bed. Those with type 2 diabetes should check out the health benefits of cloves. I have benefited from a clove tea taken twice a week. I make it by grinding up a teaspoon of whole cloves and mixing it with a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg (that helps clean out your kidneys and liver) and a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon for control of blood sugar. After steeping it in hot water for a few minutes, pour the mixture into your drinking cup through a strainer. I stumbled on this after making some spiced apple cider for a party. If you experience a racing or irregular heart beat, as with atrial fibrillation, immediately take a deep breath and hold it while straining as with a BM, then cough a couple of times as you exhale. Repeat if necessary. One final note: For me, regularly reading in the Book of Mormon gives me an overall feeling of well-being and I strongly recommend it to you. Good luck and God Bless! Your friend, Michael W. Jarvis P.O. Box 356 Salt Lake City, Utah 84110 (801) 706-2740

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