Past Stories
Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy

Passion, Chemistry and Bliss

Cocktail expert Josh Goldman says the secret to taste is technique By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Josh Goldman says a mixologist’s job is primarily to make people happy Even if you haven’t had a drink personall...


Letters

Don’t Let the Expo Line Punish Venice Re: “Manifest Destiny,” Cover Story, May 19 While we all slept comfortably in our homes, Santa Monica politicians made plans to create a new bus route leading to the newly built Expo ...


Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown

Opinion: Bergamot Will Live

The city does not intend to destroy the arts center, but resisting all change isn’t an option either By Kevin McKeown Santa Monica City Councilman Kevin McKeown The author is a Santa Monica City Councilmember responding to ...



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The Advice Goddess

The Litter Prince My boyfriend and I just moved in together. It’s going well, except for how he leaves empty containers and trash everywhere. I asked him to please just put these in the garbage. He did this — for…


The new light rail stop at Bergamot Station may threaten the galleries that thrive behind it
Photo by Ted Soqui

Opinion: Bergamot Must Die

There’s no way Santa Monica’s arts mecca is going to survive city plans to ‘revitalize’ it By Charles Rappleye The new light rail stop at Bergamot Station may threaten the galleries that thrive behind itPhoto by Ted So...


Letters

Election Anxiety in Marina del Rey Re: “A Three-Way Race for Supervisor,” News, May 12 No one who cares about the environment or the right of residents and visitors to recreation in Marina del Rey will vote for Napolitano....



California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Opinion Power to Speak: When Voting Rights Go Right

Register to vote by May 23 — the state is spending an extra $16 million to make sure you can By Alex Padilla California Secretary of State Alex Padilla The author is California’s Secretary of State. If there’s one thing...


Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker Venice
Photo by Richard Foss

The Kitchen Behind the Bar

Firestone Walker makes fantastic beer, but can they cook? By Richard Foss (richard@richardfoss.com) Industrial chic takes on a casual vibe inside the popular Firestone Walker VenicePhoto by Richard Foss Some things are destin...


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The Advice Goddess

Fresh Prince of Belle-Stare My boyfriend “loves women.” When we’re out, he’ll check out and comment on every hot girl. I get that he’s just “appreciating their beauty,” but it makes me feel angry and insecure. How...



McGovern and his dog Charlie hit the road for a five-month, 35-state journey into conservative America

Making Peace with ‘The Other Side’

A liberal’s cross-country listening tour teaches him that conservatives aren’t necessarily crazy By Joe McGovern McGovern and his dog Charlie hit the road for a five-month, 35-state journey into conservative America I’m...