I was born in Santa Monica 91 years ago and I am so saddened by what‚Äôs happening to our city. Why does every building, hotel, mall, etc., have to be modernized? Our charming and beautiful Miramar Hotel no longer. We have new hotels ‚Äî Loews, Shutters and more. Can‚Äôt we keep those places with such wonderful memories for us?
Also, the middle-class people have no place to shop. We can‚Äôt afford the stores in the mall, Montana Avenue and Main Street. Culver City is our only alternative. Or Kohl‚Äôs in Westchester. Why can‚Äôt we have a Wal-Mart, Target or Kohl‚Äôs? I miss my old Santa Monica. Please don‚Äôt do away with my pleasant memories!