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 By David Ganezer    News    January 20, 2021 

Vienna Bakery Closes After 67 Years on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica

Those of you who like me, are constantly searching for their fix of chocolate dipped cookies and Rugala, we will just have to find your daily pastry elsewhere. Vienna Bakery has closed its doors...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 13, 2021

City Appoints Public Works Director Susan Cline as New Acting Assistant City Manager

Public Works Director Susan Cline has been appointed Acting Assistant City Manager, the City said in a press release. The PUblic Works department is the City's largest department. The Acting...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 13, 2021

Santa Monica Pier Closes Again Due to Covid-19 World Pandemic

For the remainder of January, the Santa Monica Pier will be closed on the following dates: January 16-18, January 23-24 and on January 30-31, 2021. A major draw for tourists, the Pier was closed from...

 

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Becomes the Latest Victim of the Chinese Communist Party's Resurgent Fascism

He was once lauded as the Chinese equivalent of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. From a humble background as a school teacher, Jack Ma founded Alibaba.COM, the largest online retailer in the world's most...

 

Mural Reflects Heroes in the Time of Pandemic

Does life reflect art, or should art reflect life? Art gives us a new perspective, shows us a new dimension and makes our understanding of life deeper, wrote Emmanuel Kant. Or perhaps it was Banksy. "...

 

SM Pier Closed for Six Days to Avoid Spread of Covid

In an announcement on the City's website, the City of Santa Monica said its 100 year old pier would close during the long new year's weekend. The Pier was closed from March 16th to October 14th, when...

 

Los Angeles County Reminds Everyone Not to Attend Church on Christmas

The County of Los Angeles has issued a statement reminding you not to go to Church, just in case you might forget. Because while a George Floyd rally is perfectly safe, being indoors worshipping God...

 

Suspect Identified in Nashville RV Explosion. Anthony Quinn Warner, 63 also Owned a House in Los Angeles

Update 12/27: The FBI identified a 63-year-old man as a person of interest in the investigation. Anthony Quinn Warner also owned a home near downtown LA, but recently quitclaimed it to an...

 

Oscar de la Torre Mic Muted at School Board Meeting, as Other Board Members Refuse to Allow him to be Seated

Fireworks erupted at a virtual SMMUSD meeting Thursday night, as other school board members insisted that Oscar de la Torre had legally resigned his position as school board member. De la Torre was re...

 

New City Council Votes to End Exclusive Negotiations With OMA, the Plaza Developer

In a move that shows elections have consequences, the Santa Monica City Council voted 4 to 3 Tuesday night to end exclusive negotiations with OMA, the developer of the Plaza Project. The move...

 

Former Santa Monica Mayor Bob Holbrook Dead at 79

Former Santa Monica City Council Member Robert "Bob" Holbrook has passed away. The former Mayor had been ill for sometime, reportedly with Lymphoma. Bob Holbrook was born in Santa Monica in 1941. He...

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Reportedly in Serious Cognitive Decline, Schumer Removes Her from Committee

Several staff members and other US Senate sources say that California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is 87 years of age, struggles to remember briefings just after they take place-and that her cognitiv...

 

Venice Family Clinic To Distribute Food to Those Disadvantaged by the Pandemic

In Partnership with UCLA Dining, Venice Family Clinic will distribute meals on Tuesday 5/15 at its Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica. The food distribution is intended to help its...

 

Three New Santa Monica City Council Members Sworn In Tuesday Night via Zoom

There's an emergency lockdown in place and the meeting had to be held via Zoom. Nevertheless, Santa Monica did what it has done every two years for 150 years, and swore in a new City Council on...

 

Prostitution, Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace, Driving without a License and Loitering are now effectively legal in LA County

LA's new DA will not prosecute women for prostitution. Nor will he imprison people for trespassing, disturbing the peace, driving without a license, or loitering. These are laws which historically are...

 

DEA, SMPD Seize 30 pounds of methamphetamine, a Glock Gun, From a Car in North Hollywood

The SMPD announced that it busted into a house in Santa Monica Monday, seizing weapons and drugs from a suspected cocaine dealer in North Hollywood. Guadalupe Zuniga was arrested for narcotics...

 

Doctors Claim to Have Discovered Preventative Cure for Covid-19 Called Ivermectin

A doctor speaking to the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security dropped a bombshell Tuesday morning. He claims to have a prophylactic cure to coronavirus. Ivermectin is readily available, and has...

 

Rustic Canyon Restaurant Grins and Bears It With Special Winter 2020 Menu

Rustic Canyon Restaurant on Wilshire and 11th Street reminds everyone that their new winter menu is available online. Donan Whelan has been the manager at Rustic Canyon for 4 years. We asked him...

 

Los Angeles Superior Court Continues Juvenile Dependency and Criminal Cases Due to Covid-19

In an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19 in courthouses, the Los Angeles County Superior Court announced Wednesday that it would extend the time for criminal trials, under emergency powers...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    December 6, 2020

Los Angeles County Will Bury 1,547 Bodies In a Mass Grave Thursday

Los Angeles County will bury 1547 unclaimed dead bodies in a mass grave. The event will be streamed online. The event will be held on December 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Since there is a three year lag...

 

What's With Those Happy Holiday Displays on 24th Street just North of Wilshire?

All of us know that the holidays will be different in 2020. Wear your masks, wash your hands, and don't travel anywhere. As for Santa, expect to converse with him through plexiglass, with him and his...

 

UFO? Black Monolith Discovered in the Utah Desert. No, We're Not Making This Up.

In case you thought 2020 couldn't get any stranger, Reuters is reporting that workers discovered a black metal monolith in the Utah Red Rock Desert National Monument. There is no indication of who...

 

Street Celebrations in Santa Monica and other American Cities as Biden is Declared Victor of 2020 Election

Thousands took to the streets of major US cities to celebrate as Joe Biden seemed to have clinched the 2020 Presidential election. "Joe Biden and I are ready to get to work on behalf of the American...

 

Trump Tweets, Twitter Blocks Post That A Ballot Counting Company Deleted 2.7 Million US Trump Votes.

Update 11/15: USA Today and other main stream media sources have labelled the OANN report and other reports about Dominion software, a debunked conspiracy theory. See Fact check: "Dominion voting...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 7, 2020

Following AP's Lead, CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS Call 2020 Presidential Race for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Several major networks have called the 2020 US presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden, after his lead in Pennsylvania widened to over half a percent. The move was hardly unexpected, given the Democr...

 

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