I grew up in the Santa Monica-Venice area and have lived in the Bay Area for the last 10 years.
I miss, with all my heart the Santa Monica from years ago, and find what has happened to my beloved town SO SAD. As a teenager I had a job on 3rd Street before it was a promenade but rather a through street.
Each time I have returned to Santa Monica, I find the congestion, the hype, dogs being allowed in Palisades Park, the explosive construction SO SAD.
For so many years my goal has been to return to Santa Monica, and really sad when I realize it will never be what it once was.
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