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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...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    June 3, 2019

Santa Monica City Council Decides to Spend $800 Million to Combat Global Warming Locally

Update: Response by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole to this article: https://www.smobserved.com/story/2019/05/31/news/response-by-sm-city-manager-rick-cole-to-criticism-of-clim...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Science    May 4, 2019

Google Adsense Network Experiences Outage or Other Problem Tuesday

Google's search ads and intent based advertising may fairly be described as the backbone of the internet. 2/3ds of all online advertising goes through Google.com or Facebook.com, an astounding...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Guns in the Streets: Military Units Loyal to Juan Guaido Battle for Control of Caracas

Power flows from the barrel of a rifle. -- Mao Tse Tung The military was going to have to eventually settle this dispute, between Maduro (Bad socialist), and Juan Guaido (Brave western oriented...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Suspect Planned to Bomb the Santa Monica Pier, Queen Mary Last Summer

A suspect in a terror plot arrested by the FBI planned to bomb the 100 year old pier last summer. Domingo recently converted to Islam. He bought a bag of nails to put into an IED. Mark Steven...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 29, 2019

Woman Killed, 3 others shot by 19 Year Old Local man at Chabad in San Diego County. #Powaysynagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60 was killed, a girl and 2 men were injured in a shooting Saturday at Chabad Synagogue in San Diego suburb of Poway. San Diego Sheriff's Department have been deployed to other loca...

 

Do the Homeless Poop on San Francisco Streets Because they Can, Or Because They Can't Find a Bathroom?

San Francisco is a wealthy city. Why exactly don't they cure the feces on the street problem? Like every other American issue, it depends on your political perspective. Progressives view this as a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 21, 2019

SMPD Fentanyl Arrest Nets 2 suspects, $50,000 in drugs and $12,000 cash

Fentanyl is a major public health problem in the United States. Chinese pharmaceutical producers (not so much the legit ones) put it in everything from Vicodin to Benadryl. 1000 times more potent...

 

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