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 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 16, 2020 

The Homeless Call LAX Home, as Prop 47 Takes It's Toll on the Nation's Busiest Airport

No one is sure when he arrived or where he is from. But the middle aged homeless man in Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, talks almost incessantly to an imaginary person. Early one morning...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 9, 2020

Anti-War Demonstrations in LA and Santa Monica Call on US Congress to Avoid War with Iran

Hundreds of local residents took to the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica on Saturday Jan. 4, 2020, protesting the escalating threats from the Trump administration to attack 52 targets in Iran....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Events   

Songs of Fantasy at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica

Songs of Fantasy at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, located at 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403.  The 37th season of the Verdi Chorus continues with the Fox Singers , prese...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 1, 2020

Airport Employee kills himself at Los Angeles international airport Tom Bradley terminal

A uniformed airport employee leapt from the third level of Tom Bradley international terminal, falling to his death three stories below. Police have described him as a 27-year-old male LAX employee....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Events   

Unusually High Tides Coming to Southern California Beaches

A "King Tide:" is expected on January 10, 2020. At 8:13 am, times will measure 6.6 feet above the mean low low tide. (that's not a typo-there are two low tides on an average day, the lower one is call...

 

Trump Writes Letter to Pelosi On Evening of Impeachment Vote in the House of Representatives

One thing is certain: Trump joins a small club including Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, as the most hated US Presidents ever while in office. "Trumps letter to...

 

SMPD Arrests Second Suspect in Trump Rally Pepper Spray Incident on Santa Monica Pier

On October 19 incident on the Santa Monica Pier resulted in pepper spray assaults all around. Pro and anti-trump demonstrators confronted each other. Santa Monica police announced a second arrest in...

 

Jeri Ryan, Star Trek's "Seven of Nine," Undergoes Disc Replacement Surgery

In a case of life imitating art, Jeri Ryan has posted that she undergone disc replacement surgery. The Star Trek veteran is known for playing a character replete with cybernetic parts, so the news...

 

Never Loan Your Cousin a Red Jeep Cherokee, Just Before a Hurricane

A red jeep Cherokee stranded on the beach in Myrtle Beach, SC, is witness to why you should keep the keys before a hurricane The owner of the vehicle said "yes" when his cousin wanted to drive to the...

 

Man Indicted for Murder of Camper in Malibu State Park, Trying to Kill Others

The homeless man who shot a father in front of his own children has been indicted, the LA County DA said. On June 22, 2019, Rauda shot and killed Tristan Beaudette, 35, while he was camping in a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    November 1, 2019

A 2018 DoJ report says that violent crime was up in Santa Monica, 2018 over 2017.

An FBI report says that violent crime is up in Santa Monica. The report says that on a per capita basis, Santa Monica was the third most unsafe city in California, after San Francisco and Oakland....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 28, 2019

All Santa Monica and Malibu Schools Closed 10/28 Due to #gettyfire

As a Mandatory evacuation expanded all the way to Temescal Canyon road, affecting the Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, some schools closed but others were open. UCLA finally decided to cancel classes...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 28, 2019

US Army Special Ops Kill ISIS Chief Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi in "Daring Raid" in Syria

US Army special operations forces have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. This in a raid that occurred Saturday, October 26, 2019 in north western Syria. The New York Times has confirmed the...

 

Trader Joes Installs Sign at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd. for their New Location

Trader Joe's has installed a sign, for their new location they plan to open at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica. This is TJ's second Santa Monica Location, after 31st and Pico Blvd. The...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 12, 2019

Fire Watch Issued for Santa Monica Mountains and other Rural Parts of LA County

Gusty Santa Ana winds and "very low humidity" will combine to create "widespread critical fire weather conditions" in much of the Southland from early Thursday through Friday afternoon, the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 3, 2019

Replaced by 8 stories of housing, Fritto Misto Moving to 6th and SM Blvd

Italian restaurant Fritto Misto will move into the spot formerly taken by celebrity cook Nyesha Arrington's Native, reports LA Eater. https://la.eater.com/2019/9/30/20891633/santa-...

 

Unspeakable Truth: Hundreds Have Apparently Drowned or Been Swept to Sea in the Bahamas

I don't mean to panic anyone, but the truth is the truth. Hundreds of people are dead from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The death toll could even be in the thousands. It's a question of simple...

 

Paradise Fire Victims Get Reprieve, as California Enacts Exemption to Solar Panels Requirement

Survivors of the Campfire in Paradise, CA and other catastrophic fires, gained an exemption to California's requirement that all new homes have solar panels, starting in 2020. The exemption is...

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Insists that She is Well, Despite Evidence that she is Dying

"As this audience can see, I am alive" she said to thunderous applause at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 31, 2019 - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg added her work on the Supreme...

 

Five reasons why purchasing Greenland would actually be a really good idea

President Trump is a real estate guy. He recently tweeted that the US should consider buying Greenland and this was met with derision, as so many suggestions this president makes are. But upon closer...

 

FBI Appear to Be Investigating LADWP For Over Compensating Employees

Twitter shows agents arriving to serve search warrants on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. There has been no comment from the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the Court has sealed the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 16, 2019

Hollywood Feels Aftershock from Ridgecrest Earthquake on Tuesday

On Sunday afternoon at 12:40 pm PDT, many residents of Hollywood felt a small aftershock from the July 5th Earthquake. On July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 10:33 a.m. PDT in a low...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    July 4, 2019

#LASD Homicide Assisting Baldwin Park PD with Fratricide Murder Investigation

Gregory Kingsbury shot and killed his brother on the 14600 block of Demblon St in the City of Baldwin Park, police say on the 28th of June 2019. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle, but it has...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 14, 2019

SMMUSD Students who Vandalized John Muir, SMASH School Identified by Police

John Muir and SMASH parents were aghast last weekend to receive an e mail from SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati, informing them that their schools had been vandalized. The initial e mail carried...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 12, 2019

Last Weekend, 28th and 29th Horses Die at Santa Anita Racetrack

Officials at Santa Anita Park have refused a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing at the track for the remaining seven days of the season, after a 28th horse died at the...

 

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