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Carlisle (Frank Noon) tries to seduce Tom (Ben Sharples) to write text that minimizes the side effects of his company’s new drug.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“Co-Dependents: 2 Plays On Drugs” On Stage At The Little Theater

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:24 am

With the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a cocktail of heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs, he became another number in the tens of thousands of people who succumb to deadly drug addiction annually.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Readers Respond To U.S. Postal Service Column

Posted Apr. 21, 2013, 8:11 am

Readers responded to Steve Stajich’s Mirror column regarding the U.S. Postal Service, and were united in their support of sustaining it.

Opinion, Senior, Letters To The Editor

City Council Should Not Move Senior Center From Palisades Park: Letter To The Editor

Posted May. 20, 2012, 2:10 am

Dear Editor, I appreciated the column “Miramar Expansion: Or We Could Just Say ‘No’...” by Steve Stajich on May 4. I too wonder why ...

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, City Hall

New Smart Meters Are Very Communicative: Letter To The Editor

Posted Jun. 3, 2012, 1:49 am

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Steve Stajich’s column in the May 25 edition “The Robo Meters Are Coming!” OK, Steve. So I rea...

Letters to the Editor

Posted Apr. 26, 2009, 5:00 am

Dear Editor,PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT SEXY WOMEN SELLING AUTOMOBILESIn response to the article by Steve Stajich in your Opinion section I would like to po...

L-R:  Matt Morgan, John Carney, and Dahlia Waingort in Steve Stajich's The Imp.

Seven Days, Theater, Review

Theater Review: The Imp

Posted Oct. 7, 2010, 8:03 am

It’s a given that due to space and budgetary limitations, Equity Waiver productions must rely on a strong, script, a professional acting ensemble...

What’s Hot

Posted Mar. 5, 2009, 4:00 am

Third Annual Unity Resource Festival, March 8, 1-5:30pm, free, Virginia Avenue Park, Cloverfield and Pico Blvds. , 310.458.8688.“Promoting a Stro...

When I bought the pellet pistol it was already the size and detailed shape of a real gun, but it was made of clear plastic and had an orange tip establishing that it was not a real or lethal weapon.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

The Gun In My Life: Mirror Columnist Steve Stajich

Posted Feb. 16, 2013, 8:51 am

The photo you see is a picture of the gun in my life right now. It’s not a real gun; it’s a prop for my current theater piece “AUTO PARTS.” It’s used at a moment when a jilted wife seeks her revenge on her husband. It’s actually a pellet pistol, used to shoot plastic pellets. They are available at most sporting goods stores and this one cost me $18 bucks.

Letters to the Editor

Posted Aug. 20, 2009, 5:00 am

Dear Editor, If Mr. Stajich has a message I am afraid it is lost in his obvious prejudicial views and vitriolic attack on those with whom he...

Theatre Review

Posted Nov. 29, 2007, 4:00 am

One-act plays are alive and well on the Westside, as the successful run of In Front of the Eight Ball at the FanaticSalon theater in Culver City ha...

Letters to the Editor

Posted Mar. 20, 2008, 5:00 am

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking to some of the Santa Monica City Councilmembers regarding the ficus trees about to be removed. ...

Santa Monica activist Jerry Rubin is a big supporter of Chain Reaction.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Art

Restoring Chain Reaction: A Time For Gratitude, Appreciation

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 9:40 am

Now that the iconic landmarked 'Chain Reaction' peace sculpture has been saved and the City of Santa Monica has started a process of restoration, I thought it might be interesting for people to know who some of the good folks are who saved it.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Police Department

The Guns In Our Lives: Epilogue

Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 9:18 am

There’s theory and there’s fact. My last column attempted to focus on gun issues by way of the story of the prop gun purchased for service in a theater piece of mine currently being performed in Culver City.

Letters to the Editor

Posted Dec. 3, 2009, 4:00 am

To The Mirror Editor: REGARDING: Steve Stajich’s November 26, 2009 Editorial, Santa Monica Airport Pollution: Bee...

Letters To The Editor

Posted Oct. 1, 2009, 5:00 am

Dear Editor, Steve Stajich’s Sept. 24 column addresses two topics. One is a red herring: Are the newer, more immediate modes of communicat...


Posted Feb. 15, 2006, 4:00 am

To the editor: I found Steve Stajich’s recent Bay City Beat more than a little disingenuous. The photo of the new condos on the corner of Main ...

Heal The Bay’s Annual Beach Clean-Up

Posted Sep. 22, 2006, 5:00 am

A volunteer adds an old tire to other garbage retrieved from a Santa Monica beach on Saturday, September 16, during Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanu...

Joan Robey: Natural Ingredients

Posted May. 28, 2009, 5:00 am

One solution to the problem of how to recycle discarded machine parts, appliances, and other leftovers of modern life is to use them in art pieces....

A Folding Table Takes Center Stage

Posted Apr. 17, 2009, 5:00 am

Small theater was on display in March at Culver City’s Fanatic Salon venue, as a collection of five short plays written and directed by Mirror co...

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Music, Celebrity, Columnist

Why The Knee-Joke Reaction… ?

Posted Feb. 18, 2012, 1:01 am

Last weekend I was idly cruising Facebook and felt prompted to post something, even though I don’t fully understand the urge to post so many priv...


Posted May. 28, 2009, 5:00 am

Cinderella, return of the popular musical, through 2009, Saturdays-Sundays 12:30, 3, and 6pm, $10.50-$12.50, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., ...

Michael S. Rosenthal: July 30, 1953 – September 9, 2009

Posted Sep. 14, 2009, 5:00 am

We all learned of the passing of Mirror owner and publisher Michael Rosenthal late this past Wednesday morning, the day this paper goes to press. ...

Contact Us, Directory

Contact Us

Posted Jun. 25, 2010, 12:14 pm

We are working to implement a more thorough and easily accessible staff directory. Sorry for the inconvenience.

“Chain Reaction” will be dismantled unless several hundred thousand is raised for its restoration and preservation in the next six months.

City Government, Opinion, Columnist, Art

Preservation Can Be A Chain Reaction: Stajich

Posted Feb. 11, 2012, 12:49 am

Let me lay my cards out on the discussion table right away: I think it’s a no-brainer to want the city to preserve

Is a Closed State Park a Teachable Moment?

Posted Jan. 21, 2010, 4:00 am

Steve Stajich, Mirror Contributing Writer Consider Christmas… with its upbeat music and good tidings for all, especially children. Many ...

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