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LA Firefighters Battle Thirty Acre Brushfire Threatening Homes in Pacific Palisades

The fire is now largely contained, as of 345 pm PST. Firefighters will stay on scene for 48 hours at least, they said in a press conference. People were being escorted home in the fire areas. 2...

SMPD Pursues Suspect Who Shoots Himself at the West End of Bay Street

A homeless man with a gun took his own life after a brief police pursuit early Monday morning. Below is the press release, edited, from the Santa Monica Police Dept. On October 20, 2019 at 11:50 pm,...

Why Are We On The Street? And What Would It Take to Change Us from Homeless to Housed

Are all of the homeless drug addicts, unwilling to work, and psychotic? This is some people's view of them. And who can blame local residents with losing patience--the homeless dominate public parks...

SMPD Identifies Suspect in Pepper Spray Scuffle on Santa Monica Pier Saturday, 10/18/19

It's unclear who started it or why. But a scuffle on the Santa Monica Pier Saturday afternoon resulted in several people being pepper sprayed and one arrest. Santa Monica Police on Monday Morning,...

Chabad of Simcha Monica conducts Sukkos Festival on 12th Street Thursday

Chabad of Simcha Monica is located on 17th Street. It held its annual Sukkot Street festival on 12th Street South of Santa Monica Blvd Thursday night. About 300 people attended, not all of them...

Temple of The Arts Beverly Hills! Fasting, Forgiveness and Many Celebrity Attendees

Temple of The Arts, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills was host to prayers, holiness and many celebrities on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the holiest day of...

Trader Joes Installs Sign at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd. for their New Location

Trader Joe's has installed a sign, for their new location they plan to open at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica. This is TJ's second Santa Monica Location, after 31st and Pico Blvd. The...

Report: Tyler Skaggs Purchased the Drugs that Killed Him, From an Angel's PR Team Member

I was the first one to break the story that Tyler Skaggs secret opioid addiction, is what killed him in a Texas hotel room early in the morning of July 1, 2019. The Angel's denied that the star...

SMMUSD Struggles With Painting John Muir School Building To One Named for the Obamas

In order to change the name of a building to Michelle and Barack Obama Center for Inquiry and Exploration, the SMMUSD will have to paint over a mural of Muir Woods. Not everyone was happy that Muir...

After a career helping actors fulfill their dreams, Michelle Danner has also found ways to fulfill her own

The craft of acting is as alluring as it is mysterious, and it takes a being of great passion, insight, and determination in order to succeed. But to teach acting – to inspire creative souls to...

Reaction of Fur Industry to California Gov. Newsom's Signing of Fur-Ban Bill

The following comments were made by Keith Kaplan of the Fur Information Council of America, after Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill 44 into law, which bans the sale and manufacturing of...

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Santa Monica Man Who Murdered Two Women

A jury today recommended the death penalty for a 43-year-old man who killed two women and tried to murder a female neighbor over a seven-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...

Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot

Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking LotAn argument over a parking space resulted in one man shooting another in the parking lot immediately north of the Santa Monica pier...

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