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 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 27, 2021 

Dead Body Found Near Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

10.24.21: At approximately 6:20 am Sunday morning, a dead body was removed from the alley behind 1423 Third Street Promenade. Police set up yellow tape while two women from the Los Angeles County...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 27, 2021 

Stabbing at 5th and Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica on Tuesday Night

October 27, 2021 - At approximately 11:40 pm on Tuesday, Santa Monica Police responded to a call for the area of 5th Street and Broadway in downtown Santa Monica regarding a stabbing and attempted...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 25, 2021

Suspect Who Set Homeless Man on Fire in Ozone Park Still at Large

A suspect is still at large regarding a homeless man set on fire while he was asleep in Ozone Park, off Lincoln Boulevard near the border with Venice. Santa Monica police say the homeless man was...

 

Mentally Ill Woman Attacks "Survivor:Fiji" Contestant Michelle Yi and Two Others in Santa Monica

October 19, 2021 - A mentally ill woman from Fresno attacked three people early in the morning on October 14, including a former "Survivor: Fiji" contestant, Michelle Yi. The suspect, identified as...

 

Covid Vaccines Not as Effective As Advertised in Preventing Infection According to LA County Department of Public Health Data

October 19, 2021 - Statistics from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health show an increasing percentage of breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated and an increasing percentage of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Events   

Real-Life Witches Will Sign Your Book in Culver City

Two 'real-life' witches will touch down their brooms and talk to the public at Village Well Books & Coffee in Culver City. On Friday, October 22, for $10 (which can go to the purchase of a book),...

 

Significant and Unavoidable Impacts on Key City Services and Infrastructure From Building 8,895 New Housing Units Per State Order

October 12, 2021 - The final Environmental Impact Report for the state-ordered addition of 8,895 new housing units to Santa Monica over the next 8 years reveals the projection of significant and...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 15, 2021

Two Santa Monica Restaurants Earn Michelin Stars

October 13, 2021 - Of the 90 California restaurants making it into the exclusive Michelin Guide California, 3 are in Santa Monica. Mélisse earned two stars and Pasjoli and Rustic Canyon each earned...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 13, 2021

Prostitutes of Downtown Santa Monica

October 8, 2021 - Prostitution is now an ongoing operation in the alleys behind the Third Street Promenade. Another set of prostitutes operate on Broadway between Ocean Avenue and 5th Street, outside...

 

Who Enforces City Codes when the City Owns the Building? No One

October 8, 2021 The city-owned garages in downtown Santa Monica are missing basic fire-safety equipment, lack lights, and use elevators with expired permits. During a homeless-started fire that occurr...

 

Are the Vaccines Worth it? County Data Shows Why the Vaccinated are Told to Wear Masks in Public and Why Vaccine Mandates Should Probably Not be a Thing

Public health officials on Saturday finally released data regarding Covid-19 infection and death rates among the fully vaccinated residents of the county. The numbers reveal the rationale behind...

 

Sheriff is the Only One Willing to Clean Up the Troubled San Vicente Homeless Encampment

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is the only entity in the area willing and able to remove homeless encampments, says Michelle Bisnoff, Chair of the Brentwood Community Council, in a social media post....

 

Composite Sketches of Attempted Homicide Suspects Released for Ocean and Pacific Shooting

October 7, 2021 - Police have released composite sketches of the two suspects in a shooting involving an attempted carjacking in the early morning of September 22. At approximately 3:00 am on that...

 

Santa Monica May Sue Over Housing Allocation From the State

October 1, 2021 Spurred on by Santa Monica City Councilmember Phil Brock, the City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to ask a Westside city association if they should join a lawsuit challenging the number...

 

Adopt a Cat This Month for Only $5

During the month of October, it only costs $5 to adopt a healthy cat with all his or her shots from a Los Angeles County animal shelter. Vaccinations and neutering when done privately could run you...

 

Santa Monica City Mayor Snubs Property Owners' Forum with Sheriff Villanueva on Homelessness

Santa Monica’s Mayor refused to attend a public forum on homelessness where she could not control the microphone. Nor did she reply to our request for a statement regarding her refusal to come...

 

Man Sleeping in His Car Near the Beach Shot in the Face

September 23, 2021 - At approximately 3:00 am on Wednesday morning, Santa Monica police received multiple calls regarding the sound of shots fired. Shortly thereafter, the victim himself called...

 

Beach-Going Sexual Predator Caught and Charged with Rape Attempt

9/21/21 - A registered sex offender who was preying on homeless women on the Santa Monica beach was charged yesterday with one count of Assault to commit rape and 1 count of Sexual Battery for two...

 

County to Require Vaccine Proof at Bars, Outdoor Mega Events

September 17, 2021 - Los Angeles County Health Department officials announced this week that they will be issuing a new Health Officer Order that will require vaccine verifications in order to enter...

 

LA County's Vaccine Mandate Could Cause Distrust in the Vaccine

September 17, 2021 - This week, Los Angeles County health officials announced they would be issuing a new Health Officer Order mandating vaccine verification for individuals wishing to work at or...

 

Santa Monica to Refund 3,500 Street Sweeping Parking Tickets, But You Have to Ask For It

September 17, 2021 The Santa Monica City Council agreed to refund 3,500 parking tickets that were issued between August 30 and September 3 because the city had told the public tickets weren't going...

 

Did You Feel It? 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles From Thousand Oaks at 7:59 am Monday Morning

September 13, 2021 - An abrupt shake hit Santa Monica at 7:59 am Monday morning. The center of the quake was located 5 kilometers North Northwest of Thousand Oaks, California. Depth of the quake was...

 

Suspect Still at Large in Santa Monica Carjacking

September 10, 2021 - Shortly after midnight this morning, a victim was held up at gunpoint outside La Condesa restaurant at 1519 Wilshire Boulevard, and then driven around the block in their own car w...

 

Homeless Man Burglarized Same Store Three Times While Out on Zero Bail

In an example of the consequences of Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon's zero bail policy, a suspect was able to break into and rob the same restaurant on the Third Street Promenade three ti...

 

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless Third Street Promenade property owner John Alle asked Dr. Lewis Simon,...

 

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