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 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 20, 2021

Barbara Ferrer is Responsible for Every Suicide in Los Angeles County From July 15 On

July 16, 2021 It was only a matter of time, and not very much time, before the uptick in Covid-19 cases caused health officials to begin reimposing the restrictions they have used for 16 months now...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 12, 2021

In a Brazen Opposition to Public Wishes, the California Legislature is Poised to Reverse Proposition 25 and Institute No-Cash Bail

A law that would grant nearly all (if not all) criminal defendants the right to walk out of jail without bail is now sitting in the Public Safety Committee of the California State Assembly after...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    July 6, 2021

DA Gascon's Solution to the Surge in Violent Crime: Therapy

June 30, 2021 - Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon held a press conference on Wednesday to explain to the public how he is going to address the surge in violent crime in Los Angeles, a surge...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 4, 2021

Santa Monica City Council Should Beware Misleading Results From Resident Survey

A resident survey sent out with a Santa Monica Community Recreation email blast seems designed to elicit certain results regarding the city's stance on politically and socially progressive issues....

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    June 2, 2021

They're Coming for Your Home and Your City: Our Analysis of Santa Monica's 1500-Page Housing Element Update

The City of Santa Monica's Planning Department has made available for public consumption its most current draft of the Housing Element of the General Plan. While this combination of words may cause...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    May 28, 2021

A Law to Require Critical Race Theory "Ethnic Studies" Course a High School Requirement is Headed for a Vote in the California State Assembly

A law that would require a semester of "Ethnic Studies" to graduate high school in California is headed for its third reading in the California State Assembly. An earlier version of today's AB101,...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    May 26, 2021

Recall George Gascon Campaign Gets the Registrar's Go-Ahead to Start Collecting Signatures

May 21, 2021 Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Registrar approved the petitions for the recall of LA County District Attorney George Gascon. The Recall George Gascon Campaign may now legally begin the...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 22, 2021

District Attorney Gascón Boasts of Consumer Lawsuit Against Frontier for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds while Ignoring Violent Crimes

The current Los Angeles District Attorney sends press releases that are markedly different from his predecessor. While Jackie Lacey would announced the arrests of people in positions of trust, such...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 22, 2021

A New and Critical Fire Danger in Southern California: The Homeless

May 17, 2021 The Los Angeles Fire Department responds to an average of 24 homeless-related fires a day, according to reporting by the Los Angeles Times. That's two dozen emergencies every day. LAFD...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    May 15, 2021

Gun-Control California Schizophrenically Considers Removing Sentencing Enhancements for Use of a Firearm

The California Assembly's Public Safety Committee recently passed for additional consideration a bill that would gut the state's sentencing enhancements for the use of a gun during the commission of...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    May 10, 2021

California Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order that will Release 76,000 Prisoners Early, Including Those Convicted of Violence

May 3, 2021 In what is probably not the smartest move by a state official facing a recall election during a year when violent crime is spiking across the region, California Governor Gavin Newsom signe...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    May 10, 2021

It's Okay for the Santa Monica Pier to Catch on Fire, says the City Attorney, So Let the Illegal Vendors Supplied by Criminals Have Their Butane Fires on Their Unpermitted Cookstands

May 5, 2021 After public outcry regarding illegal food vendors on the Santa Monica Pier, apparently run by a criminal family gang, authorities cracked down on the activity. Police would now accompany...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Politics    May 10, 2021

Unarmed Crisis Response in Los Angeles: Mike Bonin and the LA City Council Claim to Want Your Opinion

Mike Bonin and the City of Los Angeles is sending out an online survey for residents and others who work in the city soliciting opinions on what types of calls armed police should answer and what...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    May 7, 2021

"Vendors With No Permits Are still cooking hotdogs with fire from butane tanks on the wooden Santa Monica Pier. You can see the flames..."

May 5, 2021 After public outcry regarding illegal food vendors on the Santa Monica Pier, apparently run by the Murcia criminal family gang, authorities cracked down on the activity. The vendors had...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 7, 2021

Should We Vaccinate Children for Covid-19? LA County Department of Public Health is All For It

Pfizer has submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration to approve its innovative Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 years old. At present, this vaccine is only approved by the...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    May 5, 2021

We Don't Need Everyone Vaccinated in Order to Reopen

In his latest newsletter, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin wrote, "The sooner people get vaccinated, the sooner we can more completely reopen businesses." His implication is that only once a...

 

City Cracks Down on Illegal Vending Run by Criminal Gangs on the Santa Monica Pier

April 21, 2021 A fight that broke out April 11 in the pier's north parking lot among six members of the Murcia family, ending in their arrests, highlighted the ongoing and unchecked activity of the...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    April 19, 2021

Criminal Gang Controls Vendors on Santa Monica Pier as City Officials Do Nothing to Protect Pier Businesses or the Public

A fight that broke out among pier vendors on Sunday afternoon highlights a persistent and dangerous problem at the Santa Monica landmark: criminal gang involvement in illegal street vending. Several...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 11, 2021

Black Lives Matter Struggles to Look Like a Tough Grass Roots Organization While Raking in Big Bucks: $90 Million in One Year of Donations

On every page of the official Black Lives Matter website, a button urges one to "donate today." Benefactors may warm themselves with supporting BLM's "ongoing fight to end State-sanctioned violence,...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 8, 2021

Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum for California Schools Relies on Flawed Scholarship

The case against Assembly Bill 101, a law that would require ethnic studies be a part of the high school curriculum in the state's public schools, was made by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of the Amcha...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 5, 2021

Time to Move Out: Santa Monica is Coming For Your Home With Upzoning Plans for R-1 Neighborhoods and Putting Public Housing In Your Backyard

Dressed up in the language of compassion and social justice, the City Council's vote on March 30 to accommodate 6,168 affordable housing units, 70% of whatever new housing is built, and then to...

 

Threat of Racially Charged Ethnic Studies High School Requirement is Back as California State Board of Education Unanimously Passes Model Curriculum

Last fall, Governor Newsom vetoed AB 331, which would have made an Ethnic Studies course a high school graduation requirement. His objection to the law was the model curriculum on which it was based....

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Is it Homeless Advocacy to Allow Mentally Ill People to Live as They Please on the Street? Protestors Want Homeless to Continue Camping Out at Echo Park Lake

Police were needed to protect construction workers on Wednesday night at Echo Park as over 200 protestors arrived to decry the attempt to clear an estimated four dozen homeless people who'd set up...

 

Facing a Potential Recall Election, DA George Gascon Boasts of His 'Reforms' that Keep Criminals out of Prison; Meanwhile Homicides Are Spiking in Los Angeles

In a press release that proves he has no idea of his job description, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon boasted of the ways he has helped criminals and flouted state and local laws du...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    March 19, 2021

Robbers Can Beat You Up says Berkeley Legislator, Proposes SB 82 to Turn Violent Robbery Into Misdemeanor

March 17, 2021 A bill to turn currently felonious robbery assaults into misdemeanors was heard for the second time in the California Senate yesterday. The proposal, SB 82, was authored by Senator...

 

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