A Truly Local Museum

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000295 EndHTML:0000004297 StartFragment:0000002483 EndFragment:0000004261 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Thouugh%20Eli%20Broad%20is%20not%20%20scheduled%20to%20decide%20where%20his%20museum%20will%20be%20located%20for%20several%20months Though Eli Broad is not scheduled to decide where his museum will be located for several months (see story below), the smart money is on downtown Los Angeles. Whether or not the rumors are … Continue reading →

Where is Walter Hopps When We Need Him?

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000170 EndHTML:0000008355 StartFragment:0000002362 EndFragment:0000008319 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Museun Say, “Broad…billionaire…2,000 works of art…world class..museum,” and almost everyone says, “Yes!” Almost everyone. What could be better? A world class museum…designed by a world class architect to house a world class  collection of  2,000 … Continue reading →

Dear council members

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000188 EndHTML:0000006838 StartFragment:0000002380 EndFragment:0000006802 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Dear%20council%20members I am truly sorry I cannot come and discuss with you the staff recommendations on the E.Broad Museum proposal in civic enter. Here are some of my thoughts: It seems that the opportunity for … Continue reading →

The Benefit That Isn’t

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000008831 StartFragment:0000002297 EndFragment:0000008795 The City of Santa Monica  regularly allows developers to violate zoning and other regulations in return for the  inclusion of what the City calls “community benefits” in their  projects. The so-called community benefits have included … Continue reading →


Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000004987 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000004951 By Ava Tramer Beaches Mostly sunny Highs: 68-74; Lows: 51-54 Inland Warm and partly cloudy Highs: 72-78; Lows: 45-48 Deserts Mostly clear and hot Highs: 81-86; Lows: 56-59 And Santa Monica… Spring has sprung, and … Continue reading →

Reality TV: City Council

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000176 EndHTML:0000009895 StartFragment:0000002368 EndFragment:0000009859 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Reality%20TV Never mind the battling couples,  the loons, the believers and the misfits, the Santa Monica City Council leaves all of them in the shade. For inadvertent  comedy, tragedy — almost unbearable, surprises, high drama … Continue reading →

Students in Concert at Disney, Barnum

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000195 EndHTML:0000006689 StartFragment:0000002386 EndFragment:0000006653 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/The%20irony%20is%20overwhelming The irony is overwhelming. Days after the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District eliminated the elementary school music program, as part of its  budget slashing, two of Samohi’s most accomplished music  ensembles will perform in … Continue reading →