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Latest updates from the campaign:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:00 AM

Brock on Your Block: It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

On his daily long walks during the pandemic, Phil Brock finds wonderful settings his neighbors have created to delight all who pass by in the latest Brock on Your Block.


Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 AM

Room To Breathe! (Phil Brock for SMart)

A longtime resident, “We no longer have any sense of community, and we have lost our sense of being a seaside town.” Read Phil Brock’s op-Ed for SMart in the SM Mirror.


Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 AM

YOU Are the Heart of the City! (Phil Brock for SMart)

As our town became even denser, City Hall advocated for more. Keep piling people into our town. Who cares about quality of life? Small apartment units with huge rents led to increased gentrification and a less diverse population. Your town’s wise owls fist-bumped as each new building choked our formerly sunny streets. 


Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 AM

A Worried People in a Distressed City! (Phil Brock for SMart)

It was Santa Monica’s 145th birthday on July 15th. Our city’s traditional motto is “Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land.” Yet it no longer feels that way. It is not even the pandemic’s fault.


Friday, July 3, 2020 12:00 AM

Brushfires of Freedom! (Phil Brock for SMart)

Black Lives Matter can’t be a catchword that fades as the news cycle moves on. It must stay front and center in every city, town, and village in America. I observed some lip service on the city council dais about change and our standard civic response, let’s “study” the problem. 


Friday, June 26, 2020 12:00 AM

If It’s Not Okay…(Phil Brock for SMart)

Fight or flight. Those of you who are acquainted with me know which choice I have always made. However, It seems that many longtime residents are choosing flight. They have decided that the scourges of crime, overdevelopment, traffic, and a deteriorating lifestyle make it no longer worth the hassle of living in Santa Monica. 


Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 AM

The Great Santa Monica Loot-Out

The angst and anger of our community are still reverberating throughout Santa Monica. Everyone I have communicated with has a strong opinion about the events of Sunday, May 31st. The afternoon of looting was an “all-time low” for our city. The owners of Santa Monica Music Center called 911 seventeen times. The response, “You’re on your own. If you own a registered firearm, you’re welcome to guard your own business.” 


Friday, June 5, 2020 12:00 AM

Santa Monica Overwhelmed (Phil Brock for SMart)

Chaos, anguish, despair, and lawlessness gripped our city on Sunday. By Monday, anger, disbelief, and heartbreak were the words of choice. One Hundred Fifty-Five businesses had “significant” damage. Over Three Hundred Fifty reported some loss. Nine fires set. Citations issued to Four Hundred Thirty-Eight people. None spent a night in jail.here.


Friday, May 15, 2020 12:00 AM

Out of Chaos, Rebirth! (Phil Brock for SMart)

We’re still out here, kicking and screaming,” a resident wrote to me, repeating her email to the Planning Commission about proposed changes to the city’s zoning codes. The Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City called the proposed changes “Ill-Conceived and Misguided.” The leader of Northeast Neighbors stated, “We are offended by the use of the euphemism “streamlining” to silence the community about the future of downtown Santa Monica.” here.


Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 AM

SMart (Riptides Ahead For Local Coastal Plan)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Wow Oscar Gift Suite)


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica's Senior Talent Show)


Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Writer's Boot Camp)


Friday, February 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Airport)


Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Ocean Park History)


Friday, January 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Robert Berman Gallery)


Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:00 AM

LA Weekly (The Twilight Dance Concerts)


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Tony Todd)


Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Santa Monica Mirror (Even More Wishes For Santa Monica)


Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Izzy's Deli)


Friday, January 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Santa Monica Mirror (Phil's 2017 Wish List for Santa Monica)


Thursday, January 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Las Posadas)


Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (The VA's Freedom Barber Shop)


Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock's Brief Write In Candidacy Makes History


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Captain Ron & The Galley)


Thursday, December 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (A Westside Thanksgiving)


Friday, November 18, 2016 12:00 AM

The City That Ate It's Taxpayers (OP-Ed by Phil Brock)


Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock The Vote 2016


Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock The Vote Write In Primer


Friday, October 28, 2016 12:00 AM

SMart Group (Phil Brock on Santa Monica's Divine Comedy)


Friday, October 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (SMC Veterans Resource Center)


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock to file for write-in candidacy


Friday, October 21, 2016 12:00 AM

SMart Group (The Alchemy Of Greed by Phil Brock)


Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Volleyball Hall Of Fame)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock launches write-in candidacy for SM City Council


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Columnist Charles Andrews urges Brock run for City Council


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock pulls papers for City Council bid


Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Florence Kiney)


Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Orchestra Santa Monica)


Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Busy As A Bee


Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Busy Bee Hardware)


Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica High School)


Friday, September 9, 2016 12:00 AM

The Soul Of Wilshire Blvd


Monday, September 5, 2016 12:00 AM

Bill Bauer on Phil Brock


Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Bully Politics (Charles Andres on Phil Brock)


Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock on Traffic


Friday, August 26, 2016 12:00 AM

BROCK ON YOUR BLOCK (SANTA MONICA PARKS RETROSPECTIVE)


Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Water Resources)


Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock Drops Our Of School Board Race


Friday, August 12, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica's Water Treatment Plant)


Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock Appointed To Arts Commission


Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Tongva Park)


Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica History Museum, Part 2)


Friday, July 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock announces school board bid


Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock announces bid to run for school board


Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica History Museum)


Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Jeff Ho)


Sunday, July 10, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Beach Volleyball)


Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Phil Brock on Santa Monica's Independence Day


Friday, July 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Paddle Board Races & Gidget)


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Hippodrome's Centennial)


Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (COAST, Part 2)


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (COAST)


Friday, June 3, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (LA County Supervisor Don Knabe)


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Vic Simons & Mel's Fish Shack)


Saturday, May 21, 2016 12:00 AM

SMart Group (Phil Brock writes about the Expo Line)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Jacqueline Dupont-Walker)


Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (LA Council Member Mike Bonin)


Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (LA Mayor Eric Garcetti)


Friday, May 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Mid City Neighbors)


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Trouble at PS1)


Saturday, April 23, 2016 12:00 AM

SMart Group (The Truth Squad)


Friday, April 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Jeff Condon)


Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Bay Women's Club)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (YMCA Breakfast Club)


Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (James "Mac" McPherson Part 2)


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (James Mac McPherson)


Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Residocracy founder Armen Melkonians)


Friday, March 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Pier)


Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Greg Morena/The Albright)


Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Danilo Bach)


Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Red Ribbon Squares)


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Samohi Boys Basketball)


Friday, January 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Conservancy)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Breeze Bike Share)


Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Maire Byrne)


Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Acting Teacher MICHELLE DANNER)


Friday, December 4, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Santa Monica Symphony)


Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:00 AM

A SMart Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Ozone Park Playground)


Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Boys & Girls Clubs part 2)


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Boys & Girls Clubs Part 1)


Friday, October 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (The Halloween Episode)


Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM

Is Santa Monica's Heart For Sale (Plaza At Santa Monica)


Friday, October 16, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Abeer Sweis)


Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Beach Volleyball)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Jerry Rosenbaum)


Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Caroline Hollingsworth)


Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Stupid Bus Stools, Part 2)


Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:00 AM

Brock On Your Block (Stupid Bus Stools)


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