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 By Letters    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Supreme Court Again Clarifies Qualified Immunity Protection for Peace Officers

By David E. Mastagni and Taylor Davies-Mahaffey In the recent City of Tahlequah v. Bond decision, the United States Supreme Court revisited the protections officers should receive through qualified...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Watching Politicians Dismantle Culver City

Letter to the Editor, Culver City’s Proposed Housing Element Upzoning Perhaps future historians will, with the advantage of hindsight, be able to look back and dissect how a small group of clever,...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Dear Council Members,

I was unable to speak tonight after taking the time to log onto the meeting, I want to list the items that need to be addressed. 1. How does the Culver City Council intend to pay for the...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

Lack of accessibility

Hello Council, I have to chime in on the lack of accessibility of these ongoing online Council meetings. I’ve lost count of how many of these e-mails we’ve received at Protect Culver City...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 27, 2022 

City Council meeting

Dear City Council: Last night’s City Council meeting was an atrocious embarrassing mess. I have lived in Culver City all of my life, and never have I been so embarrassed by such a kangaroo Council....

 

Why DTSM is Failing

John Alle Santa Monica Property and Business Owner For the first time in over a quarter century, the organization designated to manage Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade and Downtown, will have a new Director. What began as a volunteer business...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    January 20, 2022

The Call to Recall Team

Dear Editor, The volunteers collecting signatures for the petitions to recall Alex Fisch and Daniel Lee have repeatedly been asked one question by the community: “How many signatures do we still...

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS RIG HOUSING COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS?

AUTHOR: OLGA ZURAWSKA The City Council is expected to attempt again on January 11, 2022 the appointments to two seats on the Housing Commission: a 2-year designated seat for a Section 8 program participant with lived experience of homelessness...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 30, 2021

Exchange Club Turkey Givaway Huge Success

Neither drizzle or cold could stop the Exchange Club of Culver City from participating in the Backpacks for Kids Holiday meal giveaway to 150 families in need at Farragut Elementary yesterday...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 30, 2021

Supports Multi-Family Housing

To the Editor: I'm writing in support of a campaign to significantly increase the number of new, affordable multi-family housing units in every neighborhood in town. My wife and I recently moved here...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 30, 2021

Build more Homes For Everyone

I acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. When this is expressed, some people think, “so give your house back”. Maybe. Maybe...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

Build more Homes For Everyone

Dear Editor, I acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. When this is expressed, some people think, “so give your house back”....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

CULVER CITY DEMOCRATS OPPOSE RECALL

Dear Culver City Voters, You may have heard about a proposed recall of Council Members Alex Fisch and Daniel Lee. The Culver City Democratic Club opposes this campaign. We urge you to not support it....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

New Residents Financially Unwelcome

Dear Editor, My wife and I moved to Palms in June 2020. We were interested in the area's walkability and proximity to Culver City, and I was a big fan of the Expo Line access, since I was about to...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

ADUs are Not the Answer

Dear Editor, In response to the affordable housing crisis, California’s lawmakers have changed single-family zoning as we knew it. In 2019, it became easier for owners to build both a full-size...

 

Gascon Indicates Some Victims - Rich and Famous Ones - Deserve Justice

By Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion 12/7/21 - LA County District Attorney George Gascon proudly announced yesterday the charging of a Los Angeles man with the murder of Jacqueline Avant. This particular...

 

SMMUSD Mother Protests Renewal of PCR Test Contract for Schoolchildren

By Maria Loya, Local Mom The CDC is discontinuing use of the test which returns too many false positives We have all gone through collective trauma as a result of COVID. In August the SMMUSD School Board approved the COVID Surveillance Program that...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

Solution for Downtown SM Problems

by John Alle Santa Monica Property Owner The following letter was sent to the entire city council, the city manager, and police chief. Chief Batista and City Manager White both replied with thanks to...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 9, 2021

Ample Capacity to Build in Culver City

Dear Editor, Have you ever wondered why there is a shortage of housing in Culver City? I own residential housing in Clarkdale and I wonder about this myself. When I purchased a newly-built fourplex...

 

Toppled Homeless Statue

By Corva Corvax, Satire Artist Ed Massey's statue titled "In the Image," of a seven-foot-tall homeless homeless man was knocked down by vandals around November 30, almost exactly three years after...

 

More Housing Needed in Culver City

Have you ever wondered why our rush hour traffic seems backwards? Morning rush hour is heaviest leaving Downtown LA and afternoon rush hour is heaviest going towards Downtown LA. This is very counterintuitive and very confusing for people from out...

 

Daytime Robbery of Dagwoods' Patrons is Inevitable Result of Soft Response to Lesser Crimes

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude November 17, 2021 - On Saturday, two patrons of Dagwoods Pizza were robbed during the lunch hour by a man claiming to have a gun. The two men were seated on the...

 

Removing Promenade Chairs Won't Solve Vagrant Problem

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude Public seating has been removed from the Third Street Promenade from Monday through Thursday. The chairs are replaced over the weekend when more actual shoppers arrive to spend time there. “Unhoused individuals.....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    November 25, 2021

Saving the US Postal Service

by Chuck Levin Saving the United States Postal Service and stopping disingenuous forces from dismantling and privatizing it must be a national priority. We have witnessed the destruction of our post...

 

New City Attorney: What Should SM Look For?

Opinion By Matt Neco Being an outstanding City Attorney is a serious job that needs to be taken seriously. We (our City Council acting on our behalf and in our best interests) need to be serious in selecting our next City Attorney. And so the...

 

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