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Venice Homeless Shelter Approved. 154 Beds for temp shelter

On Tuesday, 12/11/18, the Los Angeles City Council voted to construct a temporary homeless shelter on a former Metro bus yard located at Sunset and Pacific Avenues, blocks from the beach. Designated...

12 Story Building Proposed for 4th Street and Arizona Goes to Planning Commission

A draft environmental impact report has been released for a controversial mixed-use project proposed for the corner of 4th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica. The project is somewhat...

Abbot Kinney Sushi Bar Wabi Venice Destroyed in Early Morning Fire Wednesday

Abbot Kinney sushi bar, Wabi Venice , has been destroyed by an early morning fire occurring on December 12th, 2018. First responders arrived at 1635 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice at around 5 a.m....

First Double Murder in Antarctica Now Under Investigation by New Zealand Police

From a place studied precisely because it resembles the surface of Mars, comes a mystery as stunning as any X-files. The truth is out there, and the authorities aren't talking. The National Science...

Santa Monica Animal Shelter and Police Sponsor an Adoption Event December 15th

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter will be hosting a pet adoption event on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Santa Monica Police Department Holiday Substation located at...

Facebook Bans Any Mention of Sex, including erotic art, sexual slang, or even Vague Suggestive Statements

Friends don't let other friends have sex, apparently. In the wake of declining values of its stock and criticisms of its true worthiness as a waste of time, Facebook.com has now specifically banned...

"Budget Market" on 4th Street in Santa Monica Sells for $3.3 million

It may not look like much, but the Budget Market just sold to a private trust for $3.3 million. This according to William Althouse at Westmac Realty. "Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC Arranges $3.3...

Who Once Was Dead... #RayDonovan Falls Out of Favor With All the Women Left In His Life

In this sad, dark episode, pretty much everything Ray has built in New York City seems to come apart. Samantha (Susan Sarandon) hires someone to beat up Ray. Sam has 2 demands of Ray: Return the...

Redistricting: Time for the Santa Monica City Council to Admit They Don't Know Better

Update, My Take, and My Analysis on the California Voter Rights Act (CVRA) post-trial hearing that was held in Judge Yvette Palazuelos Courtroom on Friday December 7th to discuss proposals for...

Medicare and Social Security Are Independent Variables, and More About Prescription Drugs

Ask Rusty – Can I get Medicare without claiming Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 63 and my full retirement age is 66 and 2 months. I want to try and hold out to 70 before I start collecting SS. My...

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