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The Homeless Have Rights Re: “It’s Time to Decriminalize Rest,” opinion, April 16 At last, an intelligent and compassionate story about decriminalizing homelessness. They have as much right to be here as we have — moral...


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Pony Rides Are a Cruel Anachronism Re: “Animal rights battle heads to court,” news, March 26 It boggles the reasonable mind that, in 2015, any parent would choose to introduce their young children to horses by way of ploppi...


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Pony rides don’t belong in 2015 Re: “Animal rights battle heads to court,” news, March 26 This is not the first time people have campaigned against the pony rides at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market — there was also a...



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A $30-million gamble Re: “Schoolroom Shuffle,” news, Feb. 19 As a retired foreign language teacher, I have a serious objection to Steve Zimmer’s proposal for Mark Twain Middle School. When I taught in an innovative Spanis...


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Crime tale was a paranoid rant Re: “Transient-related crime is no exaggeration,” power to speak, Feb. 19 As an 81-year-old longtime resident of Venice (23 years), four blocks from the notorious boardwalk, I can only describ...


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When did development become a sin? Re: Letters: From the Web, Feb. 12 I find it woefully appalling and intellectually offensive that a reader (“Sabine,” on “Legado del Mar Opposition Grows”) is unhappy that “developer...



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Be careful what you vote for On March 3, Los Angeles voters will have the opportunity to reject a misguided charter initiative that will undermine term limits and extend the tenure of embedded elected officials an additional 18...


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Time to take measles seriously Re: “Outbreak: Low measles vaccination rates at many Westside schools put students at risk,” cover story, Feb. 12 We, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Health and Safety District...


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Lack of protest indicates approval Re: Letters to the editor, Feb. 5 M. Simon’s letter, “Missing the ball at Oxford Lagoon,” actually missed the ball by asserting that the small number of those picketing the Oxford Lagoon...



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Counting the homeless in Santa Monica In 2012 we discovered the first body at about 12:15 a.m., wrapped mummy-like in a filthy gray blanket, a few bundles poked up underneath, laying behind a two-foot high cement wall. The gend...






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