I read in Tuesday‚Äôs Daily Press that the bad smell this weekend came from the ocean (“Foul odor hits Santa Monica over weekend,” March 5). I doubt that. We had experienced Santa Ana wind conditions (air currents from east to west) and I‚Äôm convinced that the foul odor was the stink of the Los Angeles mayoral and City Council campaigns. I can‚Äôt prove it, but I‚Äôll bet it had something to do with it.


Barry Barker

Santa Monica