Below are some of the highlights of Jason’s work over the years, both original reporting and interviews with other news outlets.
Interviews and appearances
Santa Monica’s ‘grand bargain’ on growth and housing: A model for other cities? (L.A. Times): Los Angeles Times architectural critic Christopher Hawthorne quotes Jason on Santa Monica’s proposed Downtown Community Plan update.
The Southland’s growing pains (KCRW): Jason discusses the potential impacts of the draconian anti-growth ballot initiative, Measure LV, on Santa Monica.
Does LUVE hurt or help Santa Monica (KCRW): Jason debates with proponents of an anti-development ballot measure about its potential impacts on Santa Monica.
Are rising prices turning Santa Monica into Beverly Hills-by-the-sea? (FT.com): In an interview with the Financial Times, Jason addresses the rising cost of living in Santa Monica.
The city that wants to design itself happier (The Guardian): Jason discusses the cost of living in Santa Monica and its impact on residents’ well-being.
Santa Monica looks to controversial rezoning (KPCC): On AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Jason discusses plans to update Santa Monica’s outdated zoning laws.
Santa Monica Fights the Tide (L.A. Magazine): Jason spoke with L.A. Magazine for its profile of Santa Monica as part of the publication’s “L.A. on the Verge” series, looking at the changes going on in the region.
Santa Monica: To Grow or Not to Grow? (KCRW): Jason appeared on KCRW’s Press Play with Madeleine Brand to discuss his article, “Lack of Office Space, Housing Squeeze Santa Monica’s Tech Industry,” and the detrimental impact Santa Monica’s no-growth activists are having on the city.
Expo Line Takes Shape in Santa Monica (The Lookout News)
Shifting Policies Toward Youth Violence Has Long History in Santa Monica (The Lookout News)
Santa Monica College Recovers After Friday’s Shootout (The Lookout News)
Cracking Cold Cases in Santa Monica (The Lookout News)