I was born in Santa Monica 91 years ago and I am so saddened by what’s 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 — Loews, Shutters and more. Can’t we keep those places with such wonderful memories for us?

Also, the middle-class people have no place to shop. We can’t afford the stores in the mall, Montana Avenue and Main Street. Culver City is our only alternative. Or Kohl’s in Westchester. Why can’t we have a Wal-Mart, Target or Kohl’s? I miss my old Santa Monica. Please don’t do away with my pleasant memories!


Peggy Charles

Santa Monica

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