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 By Zane    Politics    May 26, 2017 

AARP Remains Steadfastly Opposed to Health Bill Passed By House of Representatives

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP's opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who count on access to...

 
 By Observer Staff    Politics    May 26, 2017 

Sheila Kuehl opposes plan to expand Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

They have been called "the most powerful elected officials in the United States." Due to a County Charter left over from 1870, and the lack of political will among voters to expand the Board of...

 
 By Zane    Politics    May 18, 2017

American Diabetes Association Calls Out Inaccurate Comments from White House Office of Management and Budget Director

On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    May 15, 2017

Trump Should Appoint David Duchovny Next Director of the FBI After James Comey

Wanted: Handsome leading man to pilot the nation's top law enforcement agency, as FBI chief. Must look good on TV wearing a suit, oppose alien visitation, and know how to point a gun or a flashlight....

 
 By Zane    Politics    May 8, 2017

Study Reveals Shifts in Vocabulary Since 2016 Presidential Election

While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about...

 
 By Observer Staff    Politics    May 3, 2017

President, Congress Reach Deal to Fund the Federal Government Through September

NBC News and the Washington Post are reporting that Congress has reached a deal to avert a U.S. Government shutdown. Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending package to fund...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    May 1, 2017

Denver Protests Global Warming on a Freezing April 29th; temps were 31 Degrees Farenheit

Environmental groups and social-, racial- and economic justice groups marched for climate action on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Denver and 11 other cities in Colorado. As the event began, outside...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 21, 2017

How to get into Stanford With a 3.0 GPA, and 400 on the SAT: Write #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times

When Ziad Ahmed faced his college applications to Stanford University, California's most prestigious private college, he gave the perfect answer for today's politically correct admission committee....

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 18, 2017

North Korea Releases Photo of White House Spokesman Sean Spicer as the Easter Bunny

In what must be described as the worst attack in Cyber Space since the North Korean Army hacked Sony Pictures, the DPRK News Agency has released a photo of White House Spokesman Sean Spicer, wearing...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 16, 2017

Trump Calls it "Fake News." Thomas Jefferson Said Pretty Much The Same Thing About Newspapers

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; Donald Trump wrote the Art of the Deal. Jefferson owned Monticello; Trump owns Mar A Lago. Jefferson owned slaves, dozens of them. He had an...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 16, 2017

8th Suspicious Death of Russian Diplomat or Official in 5 months: Denis Voronenkov

Update: CNN has added the deaths of three more Russian diplomats or officials in two months to the list. CNN has noticed what we noticed 2 months ago: The mysterious deaths of Russian officials are...

 

Santa Monica Shotgun House Receives an LA 2017 Preservation Award

The Los Angeles Conservancy has selected eight recipients for the organization's 2017 Preservation Awards, including Santa Monica's last surviving shotgun house. The annual designations, which...

 

Russia: Press 2 "to use the services of Russian hackers," 3 "to request election interference."

In an apparent April Fools Day joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry posted a message offering interference in your next election. "To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, p...

 
 By Zane    Politics    April 1, 2017

Clean Energy Plan Killed. Resurrected by the People.

As the Trump Administration prepares to scale back regulations on carbon pollution, consumers take matters into their own hands – BIGLY! Recent events suggest consumers are fighting back to protect...

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Appeals Landmarks Commission Denial of Home Savings Building

The Santa Monica Conservancy has filed an appeal of the Landmarks Commission's technical denial of an application to designate the former Home Savings building at 26th and Wilshire Blvd and the...

 
 By Zane    Politics    March 29, 2017

Sen. Schumer Joins ASPCA in Urging USDA to Restore Public Access to Animal Welfare Data

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City today to urge the U.S. Department of...

 

Ivanka Just Got An Office In The West Wing. Tiffany Trump Deserves One, Too

The big item on the national news wire tonight is that Ivanka Trump is getting an office in the West Wing of the White House. Well, Ok, the big item was James Comey was testifying to Congress,...

 

AARP Will Alert 38 Million Members with How their Congressional Reps Vote on Health Bill

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond has released the following statement in response to the pending vote on the House bill that would create an "Age Tax," weaken Medicare's solvency, put at...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    March 21, 2017

Weirdly Homoerotic Photos Emerge from DPRK of Young Leader Kim Jong Eun

Kim's older brother was passed over for the throne because "he was too effeminate," meaning he was gay in Western terms. Yet, strangely homo-erotic photos of Kim Jong Eun have emerge from North...

 

Refinery Merger threatens Wilmington Residents Health and Safety

On April 29th, 2017, a local Wilmington group called PCM, (People's Climate March), will march in the community for environmental justice. The focus for this march is the current Tesoro(formerly...

 

Legal Maneuvers Over Santa Monica Airport Cloud 2028 Closing Date, Runway Shortening

Just after the appointment of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, but before she could be confirmed, the Federal Aviation Administration decided to sell out the airport and give the City of Santa...

 

Just How Damaging Can an Intelligence Leak Be? Turns Out, Pretty Damaging

There has been a lot of talk about leaks in Congress and in the White house, so we were wondering just how damaging a leak can be. Both President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats have accused...

 

Donald Trump Made $150 Million in 2005, Paying Taxes of $38 Million That Year.

When MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tweeted that she is in possession of Donald Trump's 2005 individual tax returns and would reveal them at 9 pm PST, she implied that it was a major story. But nothing...

 

SMCLC Decries Huge City of Santa Monica Luxury Hotel Development at 4th and Arizona Project

To ensure a robust environmental analysis, a transparent process, and a project that results in the greatest number of benefits and the least number of harms to Santa Monica's residents and businesses...

 
 By Liz Miller    Politics    March 11, 2017

American Hospital Association Writes Critical Letter to Congress about The American Health Care Act

The American Hospital Association is not too happy with the GOP's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first presented to the...

 

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