Past Stories

The Argonaut’s Election Endorsement Recap

Take a deep breath. Election season is almost over. There’s only one thing left to do: Vote. The Argonaut published its endorsements for candidates and ballot measures in our Oct. 13, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 editions. The followi...


The Argonaut’s Election Endorsements: Santa Monica Ballot Measures

Measure GSH City leaders are asking for a half-cent increase of Santa Monica’s retail transaction tax — similar to a sales tax, but collected from a retailer’s gross receipts — in order to replace revenue that disappear...


The Argonaut’s Election Endorsements: Federal Offices and State Propositions

President of the United States If ever there was a reason for voters to show up at the polls, it is to rebuke Donald Trump and the vileness he has unleashed during this long national nightmare of a presidential campaign.…



Editorial: The Argonaut’s Election Endorsements

Pragmatists warn us not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. That may be a tough principle for idealists to swallow, but it will come in handy next week at the ballot box. Those who participate in…


Venice Forward Moves in the Right Direction

Those who praised Rosendahl’s compassion for the homeless should support his successor’s comprehensive approach Last week our community said a heartfelt goodbye to former L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, widely remember...


Editorial: Affordable Housing Plan is Right for Venice

A piece of Venice real estate does not come cheap. A two-bedroom bungalow on the once-derelict Venice canals just sold for $2.65 million — an astounding $1,998 per square foot, the highest square foot home sale price in Venic...



Editorial: The NFL, Our New Neighbor

A rendering of the proposed Inglewood Stadium (HKS Architects) This is big. The NFL’s decision to bring the Rams back home to L.A. with a $1.8-billion stadium and retail complex on the grounds of the former Hollywood Park ho...


Editorial: Don’t Stop at Being Thankful

Any way you slice it, most of us have reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. Those of us on the Westside live in a place that attracts people from around the world to vacation in our backyard. If you’re here…


Editorial: Homelessness won’t solve itself

Andrew Keegan can’t seem to catch a break. International media have had a field day poking fun at the teen heart-throb actor’s latest role as co-founder of the Rose Avenue spiritual center Full Circle. The situation was no ...



Our cup runneth over

It’s time to push back against the over-concentration of alcohol sales in Venice By Ilana Marosi I am writing as a concerned resident who has lived in Venice for 14 years. I appreciate its artistic spirit and diversity, whic...