January is "Live Large" and Adopt a Big Dog Month. Special Discounts for Large Dogs all Month!

A disproportionate number of big dogs are among the thousands of healthy, adoptable dogs that don't make it out of California's animal shelters each year, simply because they don't have a safe place...

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Many of Santa Monica's Homeless Are Armed

Early Friday morning I met an unhoused person charging his phone on the 3rd level of Garage 4. He gave me his permission to record our conversation. We spoke for 40 minutes, sitting between one...

Breaking: Arrest Made in Brianna Kupfer Murder Investigation

KTTV reports that an arrest has been made in the murder investigation surrounding the murder of Brianna Kupfer. Pasadena police arrested Shawn Lavall Smith, 31, on Fair Oaks Blvd. TMZ is reporting...

We've got SIPS for an amazing weekend getaway in Temecula Wine Country

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country and surrounded by 63 acres of beautifully tended vines, you'll find family-owned South Coast Winery Resort and Spa. Bask in an idyllic setting and...

Betty White Was For the Birds: How I Befriended Betty White On an Animal Centered Film Shoot.

In the mid 90s I got a call from the folks over at Buena Vista Television to direct and edit a pilot presentation for a proposed syndicated show called "The Betty White House." The idea was that...

The Divine Feminine and Imagination

"Imagination is more important than knowledge," one of Albert Einstein's prolific quotes, resounds through the ethers with trembling ominousness. As western culture continues exponentiating...

Learn How to Maximize Spousal and Survivor Benefits

Ask Rusty – Is My Analysis of my Wife's Social Security Correct? Dear Rusty: I am 63 and my wife is exactly 4 ½ years younger than me to the day. I plan to file for Social Security when I...

Across the Country, Grocery Store Shelves are Reportedly Empty, Or Missing Key Products

Supply chain shortages have left many grocery shelves bare in the United States. Many are pointing to the number of grocery store clerks who are sick with Covid, or in quarantine due to exposure. In...

Gascon Has Made DA Office Into Image of a Badly Run Airline

Often questioned about his lack of prosecutorial experience, George Gascón has compared running the District Attorney's Office to managing an airline. Experience? Expertise? They don't matter. What...

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Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich Rolls Eyes at MLK Jr.'s Message on Civility

Rattled after public speakers criticized her favored Housing Commission applicant (an incumbent of ten years), the Mayor admonished the commenters for exercising their freedom of speech during the...

Downtown Santa Monica Inc is Failing and Needs a New Charter and Leadership

For the first time in over a quarter century, the organization designated to manage Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade and Downtown, will have a new Director. The DTSM Board and Stakeholders...

Largest Volcanic Eruption Of This Century Could Be Heard 6,500 Miles Away in Fairbanks, Alaska

January 14th's eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano, located on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean. The audible report carried some...

LASD Seek 3 Suspects in Three 7/11 Robberies Monday Night Near Lakewood

LA County Sheriff's are seeking 3 suspects in a series of armed robberies that occurred at convenience stores on Monday night, officials said. Suspects wearing the same clothing took place in all...

LA County Owes $1M to Jailhouse Whistleblower; Wealthy Socialite Free on Bail After Allegedly Running Over Two Children; CA's Recycling System Rifled with Fraud and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police...

LA Superior Court Extends Deadlines for Criminal Cases by Two Weeks Because of Omicron Variant of Covid-19

Citing the surge in Covid 19 infections caused by the kinder and gently Omicron variant, the LA Superior Court has extended criminal deadlines two weeks. Unlike Civil litigants, criminal defendants...

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