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Rent Control May Expand Through Vacancy Decontrol Ballot Initiative

A bill before the State Legislature could reverse the Costa Hawkins Law. This 1995 law allows a landlord to get out from under rent control by declaring a kind of bankruptcy, and going out of...

 

#JFKFILES: Jack Ruby Was Confused with Strip Club Operator Harry Rubenstein

Jack Ruby (the man who killed the man who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy), was confused with a strip club operator named HARRY Rubenstein. This according to new documents released by the...

 

Monopoly Guy Sitting Behind Chairman Smith at the Senate Equifax Hearings

Mascot from the boardgame Monopoly is photobombing the hearings on Equifax's massive data breach. Sitting behind Chairman Richard Smith is a dude in a monocle, bushy white moustache and top hat. The c...

 

St. John, US Virgin Islands, Feel Abandoned in the wake of Category 5 Hurricane Irma

St. John in the US Virgin Islands was hit Friday by the most powerful Category 5 hurricane to ever come out of the Atlantic. Florida has taken all the press, attention from FEMA and the Coast Guard. M...

 

NY Times Blamed Sarah Palin for Gaby Giffords Attack, Then Apologized

Following the Virginia shooting which has left Rep. Steve Scalise reportedly still fighting for his life, the New York Times brought out an old blood libel. In a scramble to spread the blame for gun v...

 
 By Zane    Politics    June 19, 2017

Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds

Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and...

 
 By Zane    Politics    June 12, 2017

Union Raises Questions about NV5 Global's Trump Connections

The Culinary Union in Las Vegas has raised questions about NV5 Global Inc. California segment in connection with company executives' support for President Trump. The company is holding its Annual...

 
 By David Ganezer    Politics    May 30, 2017

City of Santa Monica Proposes Spending 20% More Money Next Year than This Year, Calls it "Sustainable."

The City of Santa Monica just released it's proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget. I hope you're sitting down, because it's much bigger even than last year's $621 million budget. "The overall proposed...

 
 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...

 

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,...

 

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