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Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 8:51 am
On behalf of the Santa Monica community, The Mirror would like to publicly thank the Santa Monica Police Department for all of its amazing efforts during the past week.
Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 8:52 am
Those of us in the Santa Monica College family grieve for the victims of June 7’s violence that robbed many of their lives and shattered peace and security at Santa Monica College.
Posted Jun. 15, 2013, 8:47 am
“California Dreaming” could have been written for a day such as Friday, June 7, 2013. It was a postcard day of sunshine, light breezes, and ocean waves. President Obama was in Santa Monica and the biggest problem of the day was avoiding the motorcade when driving through town.'
Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:31 am
What happens when a big government study undermines the assumptions made by the writers of another pricey official report? Obvious, isn’t it? When studies or parts of studies contradict each other’s basic conclusions and assumptions, the ones disliked by monied interests will usually be ignored.
Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:25 am
While there was a healthy turnout and a tailwind of positive energy at the community meeting regarding the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night, there were also at least two distinct vibes in the room that might cause a fan of our historic Civic Auditorium some sleeplessness.
Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:14 am
Fears abound as California faces the reality that, besides all its other natural wonders, it sits atop an Arabian-sized oil and natural gas bonanza that can only be exploited via the process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.
Posted Jun. 6, 2013, 9:01 am
Prior to working with the Pico Youth & Family Center I worked for the city of Santa Monica, as a Community Service Program Specialist, at Virginia Avenue Park’s Teen Center. Although we serviced much of the same youth populations, we didn't do what the PYFC does.
Posted Jun. 6, 2013, 8:59 am
It’s that time of year again. Graduations are upon us and students are now preparing to embark on the next stage of their lives. Whether going on to college or entering the military or the workforce, this is a big moment in a young person’s life.
Posted Jun. 5, 2013, 9:25 am
I support the motion of Councilmembers McKeown, Vazquez, and Winterer that the City Council direct staff to bring forward only those Downtown Development Agreement applications where the proposed heights are within the maximum allowed for downtown in the 1984 Land Use Element.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 9:09 am
As the election neared last year and it became clear that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney could not possibly win without more Latino support than he had so far earned, the national GOP made a symbolic move.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 8:59 am
We sat on uncomfortable seats in Santa Monica’s beloved Civic Auditorium on Saturday. A full house was there for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s “A Farewell Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.”
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 8:55 am
If there’s one dominant reason for the distrust many Californians feel for governments at all levels, it’s the sense that special interests regularly pour millions of dollars into federal, state and local election campaigns while contriving to hide their identities.
Posted May. 25, 2013, 8:52 am
On Thursday, May 16th, our city unfortunately got the chance to implement full cautionary measures against a potential campus shooting threat. On that day the Santa Monica Police Department received a message from LAPD that a male subject claiming to be a student at Santa Monica College had called 911 and threatened to shoot up the school and kill himself.
Posted May. 25, 2013, 8:47 am
Significant new questions are cropping up about a California Energy Commission (CEC) program designed to assure there will be enough hydrogen refueling stations to make buying hydrogen fuel cell cars practical when they debut commercially between 2015 and 2017.
Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:18 am
When we were kids my father fabricated a Christmas decoration for our front yard out of an old poster and some plywood. The poster had been advertising for Coca Cola that featured the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus often seen pausing to refresh with a Coke during the Christmases of that era.
Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:11 am
One thing is certain as California heads for a new health insurance era under the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare: Almost all parts of the state will need more medical professionals to serve the additional 2 million to 4 million newly insured Californians.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 11:56 am
Dear Council, Tomorrow night, you are being asked to approve a Development Agreement which in a negligible way addresses the planning staff’s emphasis on “WALKABILITY” or LUCE’s buzzword phrases “GREEN CONNECTIONS” and “GROUND LEVEL OPEN SPACE” reached with over three years of public participation.
Posted May. 11, 2013, 9:00 am
Gov. Jerry Brown, construction labor unions and some others are determined to proceed with California’s nascent bullet train, with the first tracks scheduled to be laid later this year between Madera and the south end of Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted May. 11, 2013, 8:56 am
Santa Monica is having an identity crisis. This city of 80,000 plus residents is internationally known for its ethos, life style, commitment to principles of sustainability and love of art, as much as its beaches and weather.
Posted May. 11, 2013, 8:51 am
On a sunny California day in 1983, a woman loading bags into her car trunk in a supermarket parking lot was suddenly confronted by a gunman who forced her into the car, tied her up and drove her away.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 9:02 am
California’s recovery has led the nation for months in producing new jobs, even though it hasn’t yet come close to replacing all those lost in the Great Recession of 2008-2011. Low natural gas prices have been one key element helping California along.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:56 am
The City has heard the uplifted voices of exercise instructors and, for now, agreed to try and find harmony between what public spaces should be and a desire on the part of fitness trainers to use Santa Monica parks to – I’m sorry everybody – conduct business.
Posted May. 4, 2013, 8:51 am
When it comes to setting education funding policies for California, preconceived notions have long held at least as much sway as actual reality.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:56 am
Last fall’s overwhelming, more than 3-1 Latino vote for President Obama has at last gotten leading Republican politicians to realize they can’t permanently treat all 11 million undocumented immigrants like criminals.