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Dear City Council: An Open Letter on Policing in Santa Monica.

Dear City Council:If you had asked my opinion of the Santa Monica Police Department on May 29th, my...

Have Questions for Safety Expert and Personal Injury Attorney James Pocrass?

As part of a new feature, James Pocrass a personal injury lawyer with the firm POCRASS AND DE LOS REYES LLC will answer questions...

Letter from the Mayor: Looking Back at the Last Six Months

We received the following letter from Mayor Ted Winterer asking us to pass along to our readers.Summer is officially here and I am sure...

A Tale of Two More Projects : The Miramar and Two...

This post first appeared on The Healthy City Local.Earlier this year I wrote a post about two development projects that were staggering through the approvals process...

To the Polls…

Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull...

More drivers, fewer parkers: Parking in Downtown Santa Monica is more...

While Santa Monica is as bustling as ever -- just ask the 8.7 million visitors the City hosted in 2017 -- the downtown parking...

Open Thread: How Was Your COAST?

Yesterday, the city of Santa Monica hosted the third iteration of its popular Coast open streets festival. The car-free event opened about two miles...
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    Dear City Council: An Open Letter on Policing in Santa Monica.

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