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80% of Americans Decry Political Correctness, Saying It Has Replaced Free Speech with #SJW Crap

"Participants made clear that they were concerned about their day-to-day ability to express themselves: They worry that a lack of familiarity with a topic, or an unthinking word choice, could lead to...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 15, 2018 

Old White Dude Sleeps with Young NY Times Reporter. He gets 6 months in Jail, She Gets Promoted

Does this strike anyone else as unfair? James Wolfe pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about his relationship with Ali Watkins, a young Washington journalist, Ali Watkins. At the time, she covered...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 7, 2018

Limo Driver, Passengers were Smoking Marijuana in New York Accident that Killed 20

The nation's largest transportation accident since 2009 was caused by a driver and passengers who were "hot-boxing" the limousine. In other words, they had the windows rolled up and were smoking...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed as a US supreme court justice this Friday

Res Ipsa Loquitor: The thing defines itself. Lisa Mirkowski, Jeff Flake and Susan Collins are on board with confirming judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court Friday. The mere fact that Senate...

 

Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings: As if On Cue, Mainstream Media Narrative Shifts to "It's Over."

There has been a subtle shift in the narrative from Mainstream news sources, on the Kavanaugh nomination. The guy who could soon be in a position to roll back Roe v. Wade, is about as clean as they...

 

Incredibly Overpaid Santa Monica Police and Firemen Endorse City Council Incumbents

Santa Monica employs very well qualified police and fire personnel. It's an open secret that Santa Monica Police and Fire fighters are also the most overpaid first responders in the world. It's not...

 

#KavanaughHearings: Did the Nominee Redeem Himself from a Credible Ford?

Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell is scoring a lot of points on Christine Blasey Ford. Like the fact that she claimed she could not fly, but scuba dives all over the world—Tahiti, Hawaii. And ultimately...

 

Kavanaugh Defeated, Trump Will Nominate Amy Coney Barrett for US Supreme Court on Monday

It’s increasingly clear Kavanaugh is out. But guess who’s next? Since his election, president Donald J Trump has consistently selected courses of action that would be in the face of the liberal...

 

StarCity Attempts to Solve California Housing Crisis With New Solutions

Despite a severe housing shortage in California, Jon Dishotsky noticed that 60 percent of living spaces was not being used. Living rooms are not actually being lived in. Kitchens are empty most of...

 

Police Arrest Illegal Alien as Suspected Serial Killer of 4 Homeless Men, After Beating on 7th Street

An illegal alien from El Salvador who has been deported from the U.S. 6 times, was arrested by Santa Monica Police for the murder of at least 3 men, and possibly the deaths of his own brother and...

 

Who's that Brunette Sitting Behind Judge Kavanaugh During the Senate Confirmation Hearings?

The woman sitting behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a Twitter star. It is the question all of America is asking. Who is brunette bombshell sitting behind judge Kavanaugh? Zina Bash, 36 has been accused...

 

Bernie Sanders is Clearly Running for U.S. President in 2020. And the Nomination is his to lose.

I suppose it is the elephant in the room of national Democratic Politics. Cheated out of a nomination that should have been his but for a rigged process in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders remains...

 

Engineer Receives Gold Plated Controller After 15 Years at Activision-Blizzard

An engineer on Reddit has posted photos of gold plated game controller he received "after 15 years of service at Activision Blizzard." Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a video game company headquartered...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 29, 2018

Angry Birds Selected by Santa Monica; Jump (Uber), Lime (Google) and Lyft also get the nod from City Hall

Despite Bird and Lime Scooter Company fears that they would be passed over in favor of Lyft and Uber, the City of Santa Monica announced the selection of Lime, Bird, Lyft and Jump as the four...

 

Senator John McCain dead at 81. His Friends and Enemies Laud Him

Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has resisted a glioblastoma for 12 months, will no longer be undergo treatment, reports the New York Times citing McCain's family. Meghan McCain announced that he...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 20, 2018

Rider Summons Both Uber & Lyft. Lyft Arrives First, so Uber Driver Shoots Him in the head

Experienced Lyft and Uber drivers know it's a common but frustrating practice. A passenger is in a hurry. Nothing prevents him from using the Uber & Lyft Apps on his phone simultaneously, to...

 

Aretha Franklin Dies From Pancreatic Cancer, in Detroit at 76

Aretha Franklin has died of cancer in hospice at 76 years of age. The "Queen of Soul" was surrounded by family and friends as she passed quietly. She will be memorialized at a service on Friday....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 13, 2018

City Says Scooter Applications are Pending, Denies Any Item is on the Agenda for Tonight

8/14: In a press release, the City of Santa Monica denies that it has frozen Bird and Lime companies out of the process. It says scooter decisions will be made after August 30th, and not tonight at th...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Business    July 4, 2018

Mel's Diner Opens On Lincoln and Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica

Mel's Diner has opened on Olympic and Lincoln. The building began as the Penguin in 1959. In 1990, it became Dr Beauchamp's Western Dental for 20 years, but is now once again a classic American...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 28, 2018

Long Wait at Calif. DMV? Blame Brown, the Democrats and Illegal Alien Licenses

As Jerry Brown finished his 4th term as California governor, he opened the prisons and the border. He also gave the people of California one more gift: Impossibly long lines at the DMV. In May 2016,...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 9, 2018

Primary Election Results: Both Red Elephants and Blue Donkeys Claim Victory

As FoxNews claimed the California's primary was a victory for the Republicans and MSNBC said the same about the Democrats, the truth is the results of California's primary were rather mixed. Republica...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 5, 2018

Company Denies Massive Data Breach Underway at Early Warning Credit Reporting Agency

Update, 6/8: The Observer received the following message from Early Warning: "To confirm, no “massive data breach” occurred, as your headline states. You received multiple emails due to an error...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 1, 2018

City of Santa Monica Study Session on City Budget Ignores Elephant in the Room

On Tuesday night, May 22, the Sant Monica City Council conducted a study session on the City's budget. Residents were invited to send in letters and share opinions in an open forum. The main problem...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 7, 2018

Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano Sports a Happy Face, Says US Geological Survey

In a recent twitter post, the United States Geological Survey reported that Hawaii's Mt. Kīlauea Volcano now shows a happy face. We often see patterns in nature, but this one is especially ironic...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 13, 2018

Lincoln Middle School Field to Open Soon

The Lincoln Middle School field, which has been undergoing restoration for most of 2 years, will open soon. "We are close to opening Lincoln MS field," says SMMUSD Spokeswoman Gail Pinsker. "We are...

 

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