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 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 6, 2020 

Third California Death Row Inmate Dies From Covid-19, Within Ten Days in San Quentin Prison

Dewayne Michael Carey, 59, who died of COVID-19 on July 4, 2020, had been incarcerated at San Quentin since 1996. Carey was convicted of the murder of a Harbor City woman in 2003. Carey was actually...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 6, 2020 

Two Palm Springs Gay Nightclubs Closed After 2 Employees Contract Covid19

Two gay clubs in Palm Springs down again Saturday, because employees contracted covid 19. Hunters Streetbar said it would temporarily close on Saturday, so that other employees who were in contact...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 6, 2020 

Harvard Announces All 2020-2021 Academic Courses Will Be Taught Online; Tuition Remains $50,000 a year.

America's oldest college, Harvard University has announced that it will teach all of next year's courses online. In addition, it will not decrease it's annual undergraduate tuition of $49,653 per...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 1, 2020

Voting Rights Act Lawsuit by Pico Neighborhood Association, Argued Before Cal. Court of Appeals

The City of Santa Monica appears to have successfully appealed Council election redistricting. Division Eight of the California Court of Appeal, issued a tentative ruling in favor of the City. A...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    June 26, 2020

Police Talk Jumper Down from Lincoln Blvd Overcrossing of the Santa Monica Freeway

Santa Monica Police spent three hours Saturday afternoon, talking a man who threatened to jump onto the Santa Monica Freeway from an exit sign, and kill himself on the 10 freeway below. Traffic was...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 26, 2020

Carjacking that began in Venice, Ends at the Farmers Market on Arizona in Downtown SM

A carjacking that began in Venice, ended after a police pursuit, at the farmers market in downtown Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon. Los Angeles Police reportedly arrested the perpetrator in one of...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 22, 2020

Despite Resistance, Seattle Police Enter CHAZ to Recover Murder and Shooting Victims

Police body camera footage shows Seattle police doing what police all over America do on a daily basis: Protect the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Bodycam footage shows about six Seattle Police...

 

120 Santa Monica Businesses Looted in the George Floyd Riots

Approximately 120 Santa Monica businesses were looted or broken into, the evening of Saturday, May 28th. This list of 81 looted businesses in Santa Monica is incomplete. After the 1992 Rodney King rio...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 29, 2020

Looting Breaks Out in South Minneapolis Over Killing of George Floyd. Arson Burns Grocery Store

Upset at the killing in custody of George Floyd Tuesday by a white police officer, African-American looters emptied the Target store in South Minneapolis. They wore masks, and took TV sets and other...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 27, 2020

2 Elderly Men Shoot Homeless Trespasser at Dead Relatives House North of Montana Thursday Evening

Two men, one in his 60's and one in his 70's, shot an intruder at their deceased relatives home, drawing a large SMPD response just after 8 pm Thursday. Santa Monica Police describe the man who was...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    May 27, 2020

Robert Kennedy accuses Bill Gates of Using Covid19 to Further a Nefarious Vaccine Agenda for World Domination

Robert F Kennedy has publicly blamed Bill Gates for causing sterility in India through the Microsoft founders promotion of vaccines. A somewhat controversial figure, the son of former US Presidential...

 

Metro Church Feeds Homeless During Coronavirus Pandemic

Metro Church at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica feed a number of homeless people and others in need on "Giving Tuesday," says the groups website. "At Metropolis we have been...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    May 12, 2020

Coronavirus: LA County Judges to Wear Face Masks by Order of the Presiding Judge

It may appear like a scene out of a movie. But for the foreseeable future, Los Angeles County Superior Court judges will be wearing face masks, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This by order of the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    May 6, 2020

Facing a Groundswell of Popular Discontent, Governor Appears to Back Down on #Covid19 #Lockdown

One of the loudest Coronavirus alarmists in the United States, California Gov. Newsom said Friday that California will Reopen in "days not weeks." This is the man who just days before had tried to...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 26, 2020

Reports China Has Rushed Doctors to DPRK to Treat Kim Jong Un, in a Coma After Heart Surgery

China is desperately trying to save Kim Jong Un from dying of Unspecified health problems, reports the Hong Kong Television. HKSTV is backed by Beijing, and the Chinese Foreign Minister's niece,...

 

SBA Appears to be Making $2000 Payments on Emergency Disaster Relief Loans

The US Small Business Administration has begun to make $2000 advance payments on the $10,000 loans we were encouraged to apply for 30 days ago when the Covid-19 lockdowns began. This has been...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 22, 2020

After Surgery for Heart Attack, Kim Jong Eun is Brain Dead According to Reports

CNN reports that US Intelligence is investigating reports Kim, who has ruled North Korea for ten years since his father's death, is fighting for his life after coronary surgery. MSNBC's Katy Tur just...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 18, 2020

In Video Message, Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President The Day After Bernie Sanders Did the Same

The former president apparently wanted to avoid charges of bias that plagued the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton. People such as Tucker Carlson on Fox TV could say that Hillary was promoted as the su...

 

New York Burying its Covid-19 Dead on Hart Island, Says New York Medical Examiner

Hart island has got to be one of the creepiest places on this planet. Used at various times as a sanitarium, a prison and a Potters Field type cemetery, the City of New York admits it's burying its...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 10, 2020

City of Santa Monica Fences Palisades Park, To Enforce Social Distancing During Covid-19

4/5/2020: The City of Santa Monica has closed the crown jewel of Santa Monica parks, Palisades Park. The views from the park are inspiring and memorable, and the park was just too much of a magnet...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 6, 2020

CBS News Closes its New York HQ "as a precaution," after 2 employees test positive for Covid-19

CBS News has announced through their website, www.cbsnews.com, that they have closed their New York City headquarters after 2 employees tested positive for Coronavirus. "Our temporary headquarters is...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 6, 2020

Life As We Know It Ends, City of Santa Monica Continues to Give Parking Tickets

If an asteroid were about to strike Earth, the City of Santa Monica would continue to give out parking citations. The beaches are closed, the parks are closed (except Reed Park, which has 50 or so...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 3, 2020

As California DMV Closes, Feds Put Off Real ID Enforcement at Airports For a Year

As California closed all DMV locations due to the Coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would extend enforcement of travel ban on passengers without Real ID, one full year....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: LA Police Are Forcing the Homeless to Move From Parks and Encampments, to Hotels and Shelters

If you live on the Westside of Los Angeles or in Santa Monica, you are well aware that many thousands of homeless people live in parks. Some residents have long complained that their homeless...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 28, 2020

Beaches Were Deserted Anyway. Then Los Angeles County Closed Them Due to Coronavirus

You probably got the alert on your phone. "Danger! Beaches are closed to the public until further notice, due to Covid-19. Oh, and the Hiking Trails too." Avoid crowds, somehow get exercise, be safe....

 

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