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Voting Rights Suit Vs. City
Future of Santa Monca's at-large election system in question. By Sam Catanzaro
A coalition of voting rights advocates have taken the City of Santa Monica to court, claiming the City's at-large election system dilutes the Latino vote in City Council elections and is in violation of the California Voting Rights Act. The outcome of this ongoing voting rights lawsuit,” Pico Neighborhood Association et al. v. City of Santa Monica,” not only will have a lasting impact on the future of elections in the City but has already laid its mark on the upcoming 2018 elections by causing two City Council two candidates to end their bid for office. Kate Bransfield and Armen Melkonians, co-founders of the Facebook page “Residocracy,” announced last weekend that they were dropping out of the race for City Council. This decision came just weeks after both Bransfield and Melkonians gathered signatures and pulled that papers to officially launch their respective bids for a seat on City Council. In a post on “Residocracy” Bransfield and Melkonians cited uncertainty surrounding the election as the driving force behind their decision. “Our decision to not enter the race at this time is based on the uncertainty of the atlarge election system for the November 2018 City Council race,” Bransfield and Melkonians wrote. If the judge presiding over the case, Judge Yvette Palazuelos, rules in the plaintiffs’ favor and states that Santa Monica's at-large election system dilutes the Latino vote, an injunction or delay could be placed on the election until the City develops a district-based
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Defense attorneys argue that Latino Councilmember Tony Vazquez is one out of seven councilmembers, putting Latino representation on par with the city's 13.1 percent Latino population.
system. Given the chance the election may not occur, Bransfield and Melkonians did not want to invest the time and resources required to mount a successful bid for a seat on Santa Monica City Council. “On the strong likelihood that the CVRA [California Voting Rights Act] lawsuit will win and the November election will be cancelled, we cannot in good conscience ask for the tremendous level of support and hard work from our Residocracy volunteers that will be required and may be in vain,” Brans-
field and Melkonians wrote. The plaintiffs, composed of the Pico Neighborhood Association, Maria Loya and Advocates for Malibu Public Schools, led by attorney Milton C. Grimes of the Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes, argue that the adoption of Santa Monica's at-large election system in 1946 was intended to prevent non-Anglo Santa Monicans from winning elections and contend that this effect still exists today. “The City of Santa Monica's at-large method of election for electing members to its City Council prevents Latino residents from electing candidates of their choice or influencing the outcome of Santa Monica's City Council elections,” the plaintiffs wrote in their complaint to the Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit contends that since the adoption of the City of Santa Monica's at-large election system in 1946, only one Latino candidate
has won an election for City Council and that this candidate, City Councilmember Tony Vazquez, was not a resident of the heavily Latino populated Pico neighborhood. The City's defense, led by Gibson, Dunn & Crutch, a global law firm who has represented companies including Apple, Inc., Chevron and Walmart in the past and individuals including Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Christie, counter by saying that Latino Councilmember Tony Vazquez is one out of seven councilmembers. This makes City Council 14.3 percent Latino, which is slightly greater than the 13.1 percent of Santa Monica's 89,736 residents who are Hispanic or Latino. Defense attorneys further argue that districts would not enhance Latino voting power, to begin with.
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Debating the merits of California's marijuana legalization in Santa Monica. By Sam Catanzaro
On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), legalizing the possession and retail sales of cannabis. The citizen added that this person had appeared to Nearly two years theground passage oftoProp have been picking itemsafter off the next the 64, there remain zero recreational marijuana vehicle before leaving the area. The citizen gave the officers of the suspect and the stores aindetailed Santa description Monica, as City lawmakers officers went search of this man. As officers have yet to in develop regulations forthethis burwere searching the area they spotted another vehigeoning industry. Josh Drayton of the Calicle with Cannabis a smashed window was parked atsays the fornia Industrythat Association, side the35 street. The of officers then drove in back to that of only percent municipalities Calithe 2000have blockany of Pico Boulevardcannabis where they spotfornia recreational laws in ted a man fit the description the suspect. place, onewho of the most pressing of issues facing The officers detained this man and a few moments the industry. later the citizen had flagged officersisdown “One of thewho challenges the the industry facappeared the suspect. ing right and nowpositively is local identified authorization. In the Shortly thereafter the owner of the afirst vandalized State of California, you need local permit vehicle appeared and statedwhether that numerous items from your municipality, city or counthat had been recovered from the suspect had ty, to get a state permit,” Drayton said. been “We stolen from his car. The owner of the vandalized vehicle was desirous of a prosecution so the officers arrested this 19-year-old Santa Monica resident and he was charged with vehicle burglary in addition to possession of opiates. Bail was set at $20,000.
He Tried Speed On Wednesday, February 1, at 3:40 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a call for service in regard to a possible bicycle theft that had just occurred in the 1300 block of 10th Street. As the officers hastened to the scene they learned via police radio that a victim had Photos: Sam Catanzaro. seen a man stealing her bicycle that at that time, had Local artist Daniel Tapie created a live visual been lockedofup a bicycle rack in the courtyard of rendering theindebate.
the apartment complex in which she resided. The victim had been able to supply a detailed description of the suspect, which had also been conveyed to the officers, as they were en route to the location. The officers arrived in the vicinity of the apartment complex and began to scour the area. The officers soon spotted the suspect lurking in the 1300 block of Alley Number 10. The suspect was easy to recare stilldue onlytodealing ognize the factwith that35 in percent additionoftolocal the municipalities any regulations on ridthe description givenhaving by the victim the suspect was books whatsoever. So 65 percent state ing one bicycle whilst pushing a second of onethe with his is still in The a ban or working regulafree hand. officers attemptedontotheir stop this suspect he tried to speed away and in doing so distionsbut currently.” carded the second bicycle. The eventually Drayton was speaking at a officers public debate on caught and he was arrested andhosted taken off Augustthe 6, man at the Santa Monica Pier by to jail. A searchtitled of this'MARIJUANA, 21-year-old Hemet, CaliforProCon.org Legalizania resulted -inIstheItdiscovery of notinonly the tionresident in California Working?’” which seemingly obligatory burglary tools but a two experts discussed the successes andalso failpacket methamphetamine. This in man was later ures ofofrecreational marijuana California, charged withofpossession of burglary tools, how possesas the City Santa Monica considers to sion of methamphetamine, theft and resisting or proceed to retail sales of cannabis. delaying waspart set at of $10,000. The arrest. event Bail was PRO/CON, a non-partisan debate series designed to inEditor’ s Note: These reports part ofmeasures a regular police form public discourse on are ballot and coverage entitled “AlertProCon.org Police Blotter”supplies (APB), current series issues better. which injects someboth minorsides editorialofinto police experts from thecertain topic as activwell ities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of as a neutral mediator to facilitate dialogue incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. and reinvigorate the art of critical thinking. More serious crimes and police-related activities are reguThe debate on marijuana was one of four delarly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.
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(Left to right) Will Jones of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, standup comedian Megan Gailey and Josh Drayton from the California Cannabis Industry Association debate legal marijuana in California at the Santa Monica Pier.
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Restoring Abalone in Santa Monica Bay Once thriving marine snail under threat. By Brianna Kwasnik Gone are the days where free divers or scuba-divers can collect abalone in Southern California. Deep in the crevices of the rocks on the reefs live Abalone, a common name for a group of small to very large sea snails. The Santa Monica Bay was once thriving with seven different species: red, pink, green, white, black, pinto and flat. However, according to The Bay Foundation, due to severe over-harvesting and a disease called withering syndrome, the species have been on the decline since the late 90’s. The abalone have a vital role in the marine ecosystem, as they have predators that feed off them. They are herbivores and feed off drift algae, which frees up space for other types of algae to live in the reefs, researcher and Cal State Fullerton graduate student, Marissa Velarde Wu said. Marine Biologist Nancy Caruso works with large green abalone and out-planting them to restore their numbers. “Abalone was as iconic [in Southern California] as lobster is in Maine, so you could get them in virtually every restaurant in a beach town,” Caruso said on KPCC’s “Take Two” podcast. “They taste really good, so they were doomed as soon as humans started liking them.” The Bay Foundation is an organization that has
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Restoring abalone in Santa Monica.
been actively working to restore the abalone to the Santa Monica Bay since 2010. This work includes scientific monitoring, extensive research, deck spawning and outplanting. People used to go down to the tide to collect them recreationally to barbecue. The shells have also commonly been used for decoration or using the mother of pearl found inside the shell for jewelry, art pieces or fishing hooks. They may not look like what you would typically think of when you think of a snail. The shell of the abalone varies depending on the species. Their shape can be oval or round, highly arched or flat. According to the Fish and Game Code, in the state of California, is illegal to take, possess, or land abalone for commercial or recreational purposes. Fishing licenses for abalone are reserved for researchers or aquaculturists intending to collect abalone for broodstock. You may still find abalone listed on a seafood menu, as there are aquaculture farms in the area
that provide it to restaurants. “Overall, it’s a good idea to know where your seafood comes from,” Velarde Wu said. “If you see red abalone in a tank and they’re selling them, find out where it comes from. As a consumer, you’re allowed to ask these things.” The stores are accountable, and consumers can decide whether or not they want to shop at a given location based on their sustainability record, Velarde Wu explained. “People have a big impact on restaurants and what they serve you,” Velarde Wu said. The white and black species of abalone are currently both considered endangered, while the rest are either threatened or labeled species of concern. The Bay Foundation amped up their efforts for abalone restoration in 2016, creating an abalone research lab at the Southern California Marine Institute in San Pedro. In the lab, they currently have the red and green species. They have been growing juveniles, so they can out-plant them. Heather Burdick, marine programs manager at TBF said they are soon hoping to bring in the endangered white abalone species. They have been searching for the best habitats in the Palos Verdes Peninula to out-plant them back into the wild and increase the populations in our area. A large portion of the kelp forests have been decimated by purple urchins,
Burdick said. They attack the kelp plant and eat it from the bottom. While abalone also feed on kelp, they wait in crevices of the rocks, waiting for kelp to come by. Burdick said they’re not as devastating to the kelp as the urchins are, and having abalone on our reefs can help to make them more sustainable. “Be mindful of where you’re stepping,” Burdick cautioned “they only live on rocky areas, but if you’re out tide pooling, there’s a chance there could be abalone on the rocks.” She recommends divers and beach-goers tread lightly in tide pools. To learn more about The Bay Foundation and their abalone restoration efforts, you can visit santamonicabay.org.
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National Night Out in Santa Monica
By Charles Trepany
In an era when several high profile shootings have put public-police relations under increased scrutiny, one annual event in Santa Monica brought residents and officers together over hamburgers, yarn and a dunk tank. This event is the Santa Monica National Night Out, which took place Tuesday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. The Santa Monica Police Department hosted the event as part of the 35th National Night Out, a national campaign that strives to foster good relations between communities and their police. Santa Monica is one of 16,000 communities that participated. Lt. Saul Rodriguez, executive officer to the chief of police and the department’s public information officer, said the event helps residents get to know the officers. “We’re just like everybody else,” he said. “We’re human beings. We have families. Anything we can do to bolster that relation-
ship between the community and police is extremely important for us.” The event included stone decorating, food trucks, live music, a photo booth, information desks from city organizations, photo-ops on police horses and motorcycles, and even a tank where residents could dunk police officers into cold water. Lt. Bill Heric said the event lets residents see a lighter side of law enforcement. “Everyone’s really positive,” he said. “They really want to talk to you, interact with you. They get a chance to see all the different things we offer as a department.” Rodriguez said his favorite memory from the event was watching a 5-year-old dunk the captain of the Santa Monica Police Department in the water tank on his second throw. “Having something simple like that is just great to have,” he said. “Kids get to come and do that and just enjoy themselves. Meanwhile, we enjoy ourselves watching our captain get
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TOP IMAGE – A Santa Monica Police dunk tank!
DIRECTLY ABOVE – A 5-year-old places plastic handcuffs on her father at National Night Out.
with police officers and among each other. “We have more in common than we have differences. If we concentrate on that and have that be the focus, our common love for this area can be something very positive,” Asai said.
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dunked, so it’s a fun event for everyone.” Santa Monica native and resident Mary Cornejo, who attends the National Night Out annually, said it teaches children not to fear law enforcement. “The kids aren’t fearful of the Santa Monica police and know that they’re out there doing their job and keeping the community safe, which is a great asset to the community,” she said. For the first time at the Santa Monica National Night Out, attendees were invited to participate in “I Am,” a community art project aiming to show what unites Santa Monica. The project consisted of 31 poles in a circle -- each with a sign describing an identity, trait or experience. Participants wove yarn around the poles that described them, and all the threads were tied together in a pole in the center. Cliff Asai, a pastor of Resplendent Light Community Church in Santa Monica, volunteered to facilitate “I Am” and said the project drew about 350 participants. “The whole idea is to see the connectivity of people who come into Santa Monica,” he said, “and what we’re trying to show is that Santa Monica is a very connected community, and the people here share something in common with one another.” Overall, Asai said he hoped people left the Santa Monica National Night Out feeling more bonded than when they arrived--both
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Apple a Day Keeps the Coding Fresh! By Michael Ray
Saturday, August 4, the Third Street Promenade’s Apple store hosted a Kid’s Hour featuring a Sphero Maze Challenge. The event introduced basic coding, as well as a handson demonstration of the round robot Sphero. The Apple Geniuses were on hand to help the young participants navigate through the maze. The maze, constructed with numbered tape, featured a series of straightaways, sharp turns and fellow coders on the track. The Apple Geniuses guided the group of participants, aged eight to twelve, with one-on-one training. The training included how to use Sphero’s app, as well as tips for navigating the maze. Founded by Adam Wilson and Ian Bernstein, the duo has created an array of robots including Sphero, Ollie, and most recently, BB-8 from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Bernstein has stated “My passion is in electronics and robotics. Ever since I was 12 years old I have been building robots and in 2010 I started a company so I could work on cool stuff all the time!” His current robot project is Misty II, a programmable robot with speakers, facial recognition camera, USB ports and more. Inside the Apple Store, the Kid’s Hour is just one several programs that is hosted throughout the week. An Apple Genius told the Santa Monica Mirror that from studio hours to workshops and classes the Apple Geniuses assist participants in understand-
ing products, programs, and apps. During the Maze Challenge, participants used an iPad to program the Sphero to navigate through a series of twists and turns. According to a press release by Sphero, users can “Download SPRK lessons, learn the basics of programming, and actually have fun doing it. Then unleash Sphero’s inner robot and program like a pro using the MacroLab and OrbBasic apps.” The robot has a max rolling of speed of up to seven feet per second and is waterproof. The Sphero has several accessories, as well as internal lights and is compatible with multiple operating system. Sara S. from La Crosse, WI cited that her nieces and nephews had used Sphero in the previous year and so she decided to get one for them this summer. She wrote in her review of the Sphero, “they’ve showed me some of the things they learned in school and it’s incredible what these [seven] and [eleven] year olds can do with an app and a robot.” During the Maze Challenge, the Apple Geniuses guided the participants through the technical aspects of the maze and helped to calculate distance, speed and rotation of the robot. During training sessions like the Maze Challenge, people have an opportunity to have a hands on interaction with a specific device or software. An Apple Genius stated that the store also has sessions for other devices including the iPad and Apple TV. For more info, visit www.apple.com/today.
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“Can’t We all Just Get Along?” SMa.r.t. Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow
It seems that our community divide is beginning to mirror that of our national government's chasm. On one side, residents feel that our quaint little town is being destroyed (we were never that quaint) by the big business cabal, that of developers, city council members and city staff. On the other side there is a recent Mayor's pictorial representation of residents as farmers with pitch-
forks in their hands ready to burn city hall and repel the developer invaders. Crime, homelessness, overcrowding and overdevelopment plague our town. The latest symbol of our communal woes is the arrival of the e-scooter, descending on our city like a swarm of locusts intent upon eating up our neighborhoods. As Rodney King famously asked, "can't we all just get along?" We have previously identified the city's problems. I recently disputed the current Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tempore’s assertions of community success in this column. SMa.r.t. has raised issues of inade-
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quate city planning for the past 4 1/2 years. We have talked about the impacts of global warming on our shoreline, the need for enhancing our system of public transportation, revamping the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and ensuring the well-being of our residents by adding more open space to our densely populated city. SMart has a distinct vision for our common home, and that includes proper planning and human-scaled buildings in our city. Not sky-blocking monstrosities. It's all quite simple. Our city's calling card is its natural beauty, the vast, sandy beaches, the ocean breeze and our proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains. Its identity has never derived from its edifices. Therein lies the rub. Our natural beauty is the star of Santa Monica. Do we need towering buildings to secure our civic identity? If we pride ourselves as a compassionate, liberal community, then can we justify one homeless human per one hundred residents? And, if we have always thought of ourselves as a safe community, how do we combat the new image of Santa Monica as a crime-ridden pot of gold on the edge of the Pacific? We all see images and hear stories about crime in our neighborhoods, parks that are inhospitable and behavior that is un-
If we pride ourselves as a compassionate, liberal community then can we justify one homeless human per one hundred residents?
acceptable. There are constant disruptions by unruly humans in our movie theaters; our supermarkets have "incidents" each day, hypodermic needles are found on our beaches and in our parks, and residents of formerly peaceful neighborhoods live in fear of violent crime erupting on their streets. Sirens seem to have become our strange cry for help. In some mid-city neighborhoods, those sirens sing their plaintive verse every 10-15 minutes. The increase in crime is a crisis, and it must be reversed. We must have a frank discussion about homelessness and our obligations to our less fortunate humans as a community.
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from page 10 Statistics show that Santa Monica supports 37 percent more homeless humans each night, a total of 905, more than El Segundo (14), Hermosa Beach (23), Malibu (155), Manhattan Beach (40), Redondo Beach (154) and Torrance (187) COMBINED! We must balance compassion and common sense. It is high time that we unite as a community to discuss and then act promptly to heal these two diseases. “InSANE-A-Monica” must not become our city's logo. We won't arrive at any answers by vilifying each other, just more recriminations and name-calling. You may not get the balance you want on our city council, but there are ways to make your voices heard. Be persistent. Speak your mind AND be a great listener. More likely than not, you'll find some common ground. Solutions exist for almost every malady that exists in Santa Monica; we must be innovative, use common sense, and find ways to talk to each other, rather than at each other. The ballot box, referendum process, and initiatives are there as well. Yes, it means residents cannot be complacent, and our "pitchforks" can't gather rust. However, depression about results unattained doesn't mean "stand down," it says that you must talk more, organize better, solidify your positions and present them more effectively. Find more ways to be an active participant in the discussions that are a necessity
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Phil Brock argues that the City cannot call itself a compassionate community in the ligh tof its homeless crisis.
in our city. All of this takes work. Your volunteer labor is essential to help make your city a better place for you, your children, your grandchildren and your grandchildren's children. We are never pushing for change just for ourselves. We are optimists, who expect our city to prosper and that our work, whether planting a tree or stopping the rise of the next twelve-story
building in Santa Monica, will be a result that future generations will admire. Join a non-profit, be active in a committee of your neighborhood association, apply to be a volunteer member of a city commission or board, and devote part of your waking hours to making Santa Monica a better town. Talk to your opponents and stop the name-calling. All of us want a
safe city. All of us want an effective means to limit the scourge of homelessness in our city, all of us want to be able to walk, bike, auto, bus, and e-scooter through Santa Monica safely. Our city administration cannot just offer platitudes to assuage the fears of residents - they must work actively with residents on innovative solutions to our community's issues. We cannot sit back and await bureaucratically assembled platforms that don't work, which waste our community's time and money, while we lose our sense of safety. We should expect more from our city's leaders. Let's begin real conversations about development, infrastructure, security, transportation, and our sense of place now, with both sides working together to effect substantial and positive change in our town. The old ways aren't working. Compromise isn't bad. We all need to get out of our own way. It's time for all stakeholders in our community to talk to each other seriously to resolve our conflicts and map solutions for our future. Let's take the dollar signs out of this discussion and begin. By Phil Brock for SMa.r.t. (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) Thane Roberts AIA, Architect, Robert H. Taylor AIA, Ron Goldman FAIA, Architect, Dan Jansenson, Architect, Building and Fire-Life Safety Commission, Samuel Tolkin Architect, Mario Fonda-Bonardi, AIA, Planning Commissioner, Phil Brock, Santa Monica Arts Commission. For previous articles see www.santamonicaarch. wordpress.com/writings
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A coalition of voting rights advocates have taken the City to court, claiming the City's at-large elections dilute Latino votes.
“There is no alternative that will enhance Latino voting power,” the defense wrote in their opening statement presentation. “In the absence of vote dilution, imposition of districts would amount to racial gerrymandering without a compelling state interest.” In court this week, the plaintiffs pointed to a poll conducted by Johnathan Brown, a political pollster with Sextant Strategies & Research, showing that 54 percent of voters surveyed in Santa Monica supported adopting district-based elections. According to the poll, 30 percent opposed district elections and 16 percent had no opinion. Defense attorney Michelle Marycott, however,
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argued that Brown's poll questions were intended to sway survey subjects to support the plaintiff's point of view. During cross-examination of the pollster, Maryott highlighted a segment of one of the survey questions which reads “Some who want to change to by-district voting say the current citywide election dilute the voices of minority voters.” After reading this, Maryott asked Brown if he saw the underlying bias in this question. Brown acknowledged that there was bias in the question due to the nature of the question and the survey. “These are portrayed as reasons why people would support a change or oppose a change. They are by their nature intended to be persuasive,” Brown said. The trial, which may last up to six weeks, will continue again on Monday.
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Sometimes the tsunami of tasks and com- formances of his career as Christopher Robin. He munications that come at us minute by minute was the perfect choice to portray an everyman faclead to a type of blindness that can cut off our ing the tragedy of losing touch with life, harborconnection to the world around us and leave ing still a flicker of light left to illuminate his way our deepest thoughts and feelings buried in our again. The actors who voice the beloved characsouls. This gem of a movie formulates an anti- ters from the book, Winnie the Pooh,” Eyeore, dote to our condition. Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo and Owl, create creaDirector Marc Forster is discerning about the tures that seem as human as the live-action actors. films he chooses to direct, having turned down Every vocal inflection is perfect. The hundreds of several because he did not like the script or the visual effects artists who worked on the film creidea. He directed the 2001 classic “Monster’s ated such believable personalities for these toys, Ball” in which Halle Berry’s performance won an you will forget after the first few minutes that you Academy Award. During the discussion following are watching stuffed animals tell a story. These our screening, he explained that he welcomed the characters are the real stars of the movie. chance to direct “Christopher Robin” because of This is a children’s film, and at the same time its theme of hope. I’m personally glad he accepted it is decidedly a film for adults. I noticed that the opportunity, I loved this truly beautiful film. many audience members were shedding tears by Forster said he became mesmerized by the En- the time the closing credits rolled. So many of us glish countryside as he was shooting the movie. have lost our ability to think like a child – that is, to Windsor Great Park outside Windsor Castle was see things clearly, without the prejudice that “too the location for the “100 Acre Wood.” He and the much information” casts on everything we obcrew accidentally happened upon the great tree serve. This story clearly illustrates that phenomethat serves as a seat for Christopher Robin and non. In one scene, adult Christopher Robin sighs, Pooh towards the end of the film. Thus the same “I’m lost!” and Pooh replies, “You need to reEnglish countryside that inspired the A.A. Milne member who you are.” We all need to reclaim our to write stories about his son, the real Christopher child selves. How else can we keep our sanity? Robin, became a muse again, this time to Forster and his filmmakers. Kathryn Whitney Boole has spent most of Innovative Lending Professionals The premise of the film is that adult Christo- her life in the entertainment industry, which pher Robin has lost his childhood sense of wonder has beenFinancial the backdrop forProducts remarkable advenTailored and his connection to dreams and nature. In the tures with extraordinary people. She is a TalCompetitive Rates journey this movie takes, he tries to recover this ent Manager with Studio Talent Group in Santa link. Ewan McGregor turns in one of the best per- Monica. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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bate topics scheduled for Monday evenings throughout the summer. The “pro” speaker was Drayton of the California Cannabis Industry Association. The “con” speaker was Will Jones from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). Megan Gailey, Stand-up comedian, writer and host of Crooked Media's Hysteria, moderated the debate. Jones did not take issue with the consumption of marijuana but believes that the rapid commercialization of the industry is concerning. “There’s a better alternative, that would be one in the middle. We have introduced bills for decriminalization. We believe 100 percent in removing criminal penalties for marijuana use. There need to be expungements as well if you have previous convictions for marijuana use, but the problem with commercialization is that it leads to over saturation in communities of color,” Jones said. Jones argues that the commercialization of the cannabis industry is far too similar to the commercialization of alcohol and will lead to more young users dependent on the drug, describing the retail cannabis market as “a multi-billion dollar industry that will profit off of addiction that will follow in the footsteps unfortunately of alcohol and tobacco, targeting communities of color.” Like alcohol, many municipalities levy high taxes on marijuana sales, something
that Drayton and other industry experts worry about as cities like Santa Monica develop policies of their surrounding the sale of cannabis. “While I understand the need for the state to generate tax dollars, it’s extremely hard on an entrepreneur. Keep in mind while they are taxed more than most businesses, they don't receive any state incentives and tax breaks like other businesses,” said Stormy Simon, a Cannabis Advocate. Simon, who serves on the Advisory Board for CannaKids, KIND Financial and is a Director on the Board of High Times, argues that if the City levies an additional tax on cannabis retailers, who are already paying high state taxes, either business will fail, or consumers will pay more. Therefore, she says it is important for voters to consider the implications of the 1 percent tax they will vote on in November. “We should all ask, when we the people vote and pass laws, should the government be able to impose taxes so high, that businesses may fail or so that consumers can’t afford it?,” Daniels said “Currently the tax rates are climbing high in cannabis, we should all be pushing back a little bit.” The Santa Monica Mirror reached out the City of Santa Monica asking about if City Staff is working on cannabis policy, and they said that the City is working on establishing two medicinal cannabis retailers as well as light manufacturing in select locations. For more information about the PRO/CON debate series at the pier, visit www.santamonicapier.org/procon.
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CA Legislature Heats Up Three bills to watch as Legislature enters final month of session. By S am C atanzaro As the California Legislature enters its final month of the 2018 session, there is pending legislation that, if passed, could directly impact Santa Monica residents.
Senate Bill 961, introduced by Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monic) would allow for tax revenues from businesses around rail and bus stops to fund affordable housing. This could have a significant impact in Santa Monica due to the shortage of affordable housing and the expansion of public transit in the city. SB 961 is similar to Sen. Scoot Weiner's (D-San Franciso) now dead bill SB 827 but does not override local building regulations like SB 827 did.
AB 1971 would give first responders in California the authority to direct homeless individuals with an apparent mental health issue to treatment. Current state law does not recognize an individual's
inability to provide basic personal health needs for health as a disability. After passing with overwhelming support throughout two committees, the bill was amended in June, restricting its purview. In its current form, the law would only apply to Los Angeles County as a five-year pilot program.
AB 2989 addresses Bird and Lime scooters, which now have spread throughout the state. The bill would only require helmets for riders under the age of 18 while prohibiting riding e-scooters without a valid driver’s license or permit and establishing a 15 mph speed limit. The bill would, however, allow for local control, permitting cities to come up with their own laws governing helmet use and speed limits.
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1 Begin 6 Commercial aunt since 1889 12 Prep to find fingerprints 16 Checkup sounds 19 Deduce 20 Rabid supporters 21 Steel head? 23 Land O’Lakes and Breakstone’s? 25 Part of the SkyTeam Alliance 26 With severity 27 The only way to get respect, so they say 29 Kind of torch 30 Commies 31 Ministering? 35 Giant in direct sales 37 Pro or con 38 Vientiane native 39 Stag’s mate 40 Laundry unit 41 “Inside the N.B.A.” analyst beginning in 2011 43 Wunderkinds, say 47 “Damn, I can’t seem to get a ball into fair territory!”? 53 Fabrication 54 Chicago airport code 55 Wide divide 56 Lose an all-in hand, say 57 Vitriol 58 Aziz of “Master of None” 60 Most susceptible to sunburn 61 Biblioklept’s targets 62 Like a trip overland from Venezuela to Bolivia? 67 Musical closings 70 Easy buckets 71 Tiny, multitentacled creatures 75 Operating system since the early ’70s 76 Mother ____
77 “Robinson Crusoe” author 80 Fútbol stadium cry 81 Ingredient in a Cuba libre 82 Expensive line of nonsense someone throws you? 85 Novel endings, maybe 87 Informal assertion of authority 88 Indigo source 89 Part of NGO 90 Orders 93 “Feed me!,” maybe 94 Tannery stock 95 “What are you hauling in there?” and “How many axles you running?” 100 Course 101 Actress Moreno 102 One putting others down 103 Ivory, e.g. 106 In a state 108 Entering your middle name, then date of birth, then adding a “1,” etc.? 112 Missile in a mating ritual 113 Best of all possible worlds 114 Amounts to 115 Amount to 116 “… ish” 117 Nitpicky know-it-all 118 Scoring factor at a crossword tournament DOWN
1 Bros, e.g. 2 Letter-shaped fastener 3 Subsequently 4 Sadly unoriginal works 5 In vogue 6 Box of 12? 7 Manning with two Super Bowl M.V.P. awards 8 “I want my ____” (1980s slogan) 9 Suggestion from a financial adviser, for short
10 Rami ____ of “Mr. Robot” 11 Attack vigorously 12 Title role for Jamie Foxx 13 Like the Statue of Liberty at night 14 Most common U.S. surname 15 Wee one 16 Trattoria option that means “garlic and oil” 17 Poem name whose singular and plural forms are the same 18 Slowness embodied 22 Betrays, in a way 24 “Treasure Island” monogram 28 Genetic messenger 31 Excessive lovers of the grape 32 Classical theater 33 Concrete 34 Temptation location 35 Big name in soda cans and foil 36 Show grief 37 Guest bed, in a pinch 42 Extended writer’s blocks? 43 Scrapbooking need 44 Big success 45 Good source of calcium 46 Grasps 48 Hosiery shades 49 This Hebrew letter: ׁש 50 American Girl products 51 Keep watch for, maybe 52 Overdo it on the praise 57 “The Lord of the Rings” actor Billy 59 He fought alongside Achilles 60 Remote button 61 Aspirin maker 63 Narrow valleys 64 Oreo ingredient until the mid-’90s
ARIES (March 21 - April 20) For Aries today, the risk of accidentally committing an act of betrayal is increased. You yourself will not notice how seriously you might damage a person who has helped you a lot in the past. You can avoid this situation if you control every word you say. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Taurus today is primed for a major success in any endeavor. Hurry to make the most of this favorable moment! Concentrate on your most cherished dream and do everything to make it come true. You only need one thing - to strongly want this unmet goal to become a reality. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) Today, Geminis will be surprised to find some flaw in themselves. This concerns something insignificant (perhaps a tiny birthmark that does not look aesthetic, a little pimple, wrinkles or freckles). Either way, this flaw will provoke a violent protest, and you decide to get rid of it as soon as possible. CANCER (June 22 - July 22) Cancers will meet this Friday in playful moods. You will want to endlessly attract attention to yourself, and for this reason you are committed to joking and giving promising looks to people of the opposite sex. LEO (July 23 - August 23) Leos today will make an important decision regarding their destiny. You realize that you do not have enough of everything that you want at the moment, and that you are ready to actively fight for a better future. You will even draw up a plan for this life-changing struggle, which you will proceed to implement without the slightest delay. VIRGO (August 24 - September 22) Virgo on August 10th will get full relaxation. Your work day will end sooner than other members of your family, and you will get time to hang out for a couple of hours. When the whole family is assembled, the
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65 One ogling 66 “You just blew my mind!” 67 Medical breakthrough 68 “Movin’ ____” 69 Tiny 72 Wide-swinging blow 73 CBS’s “Kate & ____” 74 Peddles 76 Harbor sight 77 Box of 12, say 78 “Ticklish” toys 79 Raced
house members will decide that you should all spend the Friday night at an outing. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) Libras today will try to finish their current project as soon as possible in order to make their long-awaited weekend a little longer. This time you spend on yourself (more precisely, to create an impeccable appearance). And, your appearance will truly win over an impregnable fortress (your old love). SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) For the Scorpios, the main task of this day will be reconciliation with their best friend. You will understand that you behaved impermissible, deliberately allowing them to be impacted for your own benefit. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) Sagittarius will be surprised by the events of this day. Everything around you will begin to happen as if by magic. It is necessary only for you to think about something, and it will immediately happen, causing both joy and great amazement in your soul. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Capricorns will spend August 10, 2018, slowly thinking about the fate of their marriage or romance. In general, you will still find your relationship quite happy. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Aquarius today is not recommended to trust their personal transportation to an outsider. Having taken note of this forecast, you will protect yourself from very big trouble. In general, this Friday will not give you major problems, and you will spend it in high spirits. PICES (January 21 - February 19) For Pisces, August 10, 2018 will be an unremarkable day, during which all thoughts are only about the weekend, and not about work. Nevertheless, you will perform your work efficiently, so that your weekend will start ahead of schedule.
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