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 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 20, 2022

Indoor Masks Coming Back to Los Angeles County July 29, by All Indications

July 14, 2022 - Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County, says they will impose a universal indoor mask mandate for public spaces starting July 29. She thinks it highly...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Stop Giving Booster Shots If You Want to Slow Covid-19 Transmission - Our Message to Los Angeles County Health Department

July 8, 2022 - Los Angeles County has been living under the threat of a new indoor mask mandate for weeks now as Covid-19 cases, driven by various Omicron subvariants, bring more Covid patients to...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 6, 2022

Thanks to 'Change Slate' City Councilmembers, Downtown Santa Monica Inc Board Now Composed of Majority Stakeholders

June 30, 2022 - On Tuesday night, the City Council narrowly voted to appoint three business property owners to the Downtown Santa Monica, Inc board instead of the previous council-connected...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    July 6, 2022

Fully Boosted Are Catching Covid-19 More Frequently than Those with Primary Vaccine Series Only, Both in Los Angeles County and the Nation

June 23, 2022 - Both the Centers for Disease Control and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are revealing that individuals who are up to date with their Covid-19 booster shots are...

 

Los Angeles County Predicted to Require Indoor Masks After Mid-July

June 23, 2022 - At a media briefing this afternoon, Dr. Paul Simon, the County Health Department's Chief Science Officer, pushed back the prediction for when transmission will reach the point of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    July 4, 2022

Covid-19 Death Rate for Under-50 Population Negligible According to Los Angeles County Health Department

June 24, 2022 - The death rates from Covid-19 for the past month have been so low for those under 50 years old that the Los Angeles County Health Department is unable to show them on a bar chart....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    July 4, 2022

Thousands of Illegal Fireworks Seized in Azusa Just Before July 4th Holiday Weekend

A tip developed by a Community Violence Reduction Division investigator led to the seizure of 14,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Azusa ahead of the 4th of July weekend. In a press release, Los...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 4, 2022

Potential Asbestos Threat Halts Demolition of Parking Structure 3 in Downtown Santa Monica

June 24, 2022 - The City of Santa Monica abruptly halted continuing its planned demolition of Parking Structure 3 downtown amid allegations it was not sufficiently protecting the public against...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    June 20, 2022

Allied Universal Security Proves Insufficient for the Job on the Very Night Santa Monica City Council Okays Their New Contract

June 15, 2022 - Pools of urine, tagged walls, drug addicts, and homeless squatters greeted downtown Santa Monica property owner John Alle as he arrived early to work the morning following the City...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

$20,000 Stolen in Major Heist on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade at 7:30 pm

June 16, 2022 - Yesterday evening, a specialty store located in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade was robbed of nearly $20,000 in gold by a group invading the store. The robbery occurred...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

DTSM Chair and Actual Downtown Santa Monica Property Owner Square Off Over Safety Ambassador Program

June 14, 2022 - An editorial in the Santa Monica Mirror by Santa Monica College Board of Trustee Vice-Chair and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Chair Barry Snell advocating the continuation of the...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee Member Marc Verville Schools Former Mayor Denny Zane on Financial Reality

June 14, 2022 - In a passionate letter to the Santa Monica City Council, former Mayor and Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights co-founder Denny Zane blasted Councilmember Phil Brock's proposed tax on...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 15, 2022

Mold at Santa Monica John Muir Elementary/SMASH School Campus Causes Relocation of All Students and Staff

June 10, 2022 - For at least one school year, if not more, the entire campus of Muir Elementary/Smash on 4th Street in Santa Monica will be evacuated. The decision to relocate students and staff came...

 

Election Results of the California June 7 Primary For Santa Monica

June 10, 2022 - Results from the primary election that was held on June 7 are still preliminary as vote-by-mail ballots still have several days to reach their destination. But results are available...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 6, 2022

First Monkeypox Case in Los Angeles County Awaiting CDC Confirmation

June 2, 2022 - Los Angeles County public health officials announced this morning that they believe an adult resident has contracted a monkeypox infection. If the case is confirmed by the CDC, it will...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    June 6, 2022

Mike Bonin's Los Angeles City Council Office Protected From the Homeless by Private Security

June 2, 2022 - The Westside Current broke the news yesterday that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin of District 11 has hired a private security company to guard his government office in...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    June 3, 2022

No Serious Teeth to Street Vending Legislation: Senator Ben Allen's Proposed Law Does not Allow Criminal Punishment of Unpermitted Street Vendors

May 27, 2022 - California State Senator Ben Allen's law, SB 1290, which he alleges addresses regulating street vendors, such as those who've spent time crowding the Santa Monica Pier, does not...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 30, 2022

First Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in California

May 26, 2022 - Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, announced at her media briefing today that a first case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in the Sacramento area of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 30, 2022

City of Santa Monica Turns Off Lights in Downtown Alley During Demolition Process of Parking Structure Three and Chaos Ensues

May 26, 2022 - Property owners surrounding the former downtown Santa Monica parking structure 3 noticed that the lights attached to the building were permanently shut off on Tuesday evening, May 10,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    May 23, 2022

"Green" Santa Monica Wastes Reusable Furniture, Sends it to the Dump

May 18, 2022 - The city of Santa Monica prides itself on being environmentally sustainable. In fact, an entire division of the city is devoted to sustainability, where the government website states,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 23, 2022

Covid-19 Vaccines Have Declined in Relative Efficacy in Los Angeles County in Terms of Both Transmission and Death Rates Although Death Rates Themselves Have Declined

May 19, 2022 - Covid-19 vaccines were relatively more efficacious in preventing transmission and death seven months ago than they are today although they were never very effective at preventing...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 18, 2022

Santa Monica Homeless Count Shows More Homeless Unsheltered on the Street

May 12, 2022 - The 2022 Homeless Count was released by the City of Santa Monica on May 5, approximately two-and-a-half months after it was conducted on February 23. While the absolute number of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 16, 2022

Covid-19 Cases May Be Increasing in Los Angeles County with BA2 Variant of Omicron, But Serious Illness is Not

May 11, 2022 - Covid-19 cases have slowly been increasing across Los Angeles County. Due to the number of home tests available and free, there are perhaps even more cases than public officials know....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    May 16, 2022

Under Santa Monica Transfer Tax Proposal, Renters May Face Their Home Converting to Affordable Housing

May 9, 2022 - Renters in Santa Monica may believe themselves exempt from the ramifications of a proposed ballot measure to increase the tax rate on the sale of certain buildings by 833%. After all,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    May 13, 2022

Santa Monica Councilmember Phil Brock Says it's Time to Dissolve DTSM Inc and Remove Safety Ambassadors to Get Real Safety and Security Downtown

May 2, 2022 - Santa Monica City Councilmember Phil Brock says he "got triggered" when he discovered that the dumpster rooms in downtown's public garages are left open at night for the homeless. They...

 

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