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  • Municidal City Council Demolishes Parking Structure 3 to Hurt Small Businesses and Increase Housing Glut

    Melissa Toomim, Melissa Toomim for Congress|Mar 21, 2022

    On Monday, March 14, 2022, the City of Santa Monica began the process of tearing down Parking Structure 3 in downtown Santa Monica. Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association (SMBOA) lost its court battle to preserve the parking garage located on 4th Street, between Arizona Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. The demolition is the culmination of the city's battle to destroy small businesses along the Promenade and downtown, which are served by the garage. Mayor Sue Himmelrich and other members of the City...

  • Ted Lieu's Fake Outrage Over Heinous Animal Testing

    Melissa Toomim|Nov 2, 2021

    On October 21st, a letter was submitted to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from 23 Members of Congress, protesting NIAID's "costly, cruel and unnecessary tax-payer funded experiments on dogs." This latest scandal involving Dr. Fauci has come to be known as "Beaglegate," because experiments recently brought to light by the investigative group, White Coat Waste, were conducted on a group of 44 beagle puppies. Among the Members who...

  • An Anti-Semite on the House Anti-Semitism Task Force: Ted Lieu

    Melissa Toomim, Guest Author to the Observer|May 24, 2021

    It is oxymoronic for anyone to believe he can simultaneously support HAMAS and consider himself a champion against antisemitism. These two positions are mutually exclusive. Yet, that is exactly the turf staked out by Congressman Ted Lieu, who represents coastal Los Angeles County. Earlier this year, Lieu touted his efforts on the House Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism. But actions speak louder than committee assignments, and Lieu's actions over the past decade speak volumes. In 2012, Lieu...