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Black Cats 9 Lives Matter this Halloween Season

As we move into October, many of us think of Orange and Black cats as unknowing symbols of the season. We've all heard that black cats portend bad luck. But did you know that in Britain and Scotland,...

 

Hospital Formerly Known as Daniel Freeman Marina, to be Rebuilt as Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group announced this week that it has selected the contractor to build its new Marina del Rey Hospital and construction of the "technologically-advanced community hospital" will...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    October 4, 2021

Britney Freed From Her Conservatorship, Whoops She Did It Again.

Singer Britney Spears successfully removed her father Jamie Spears as her conservator on Sept. 29th. Her father withdrew his objections to her motion to have him removed from managing her finances,...

 

A Giraffe Strolls Down Santa Monica Beach As a Gorilla Throws an Egg At Larry Elder on Venice Beach.

The Jonathan Club on Santa Monica Beach hired a Giraffe named Jax for their private Labor Day event.  The animal was intended to entertain kids, but ended up going viral on Twitter after being...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    January 27, 2021

LA County Issues Advisory Against Entering Beach Water After Saturday's Rainfall

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city...

 

Intact Woolly Mammoth Tusk Found in Siberia

Russian scientists announced that a 12,000 Year old Mammoth tusk had been recovered in Siberia. The find is believed to have been exposed by melting permafrost last summer. The woolly mammoth...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    January 13, 2021

THE MATRIX IV is being filmed in Downtown San Francisco. Stars include Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith

Even during a pandemic, Hollywood must carry on. The film franchise considers the possibility that we are all living in a franchise. Video from the filming of the Matrix IV, has emerged on Twitter....

 

Jet Set Rent Hotel Rooms in Santa Monica That Used to be Rent Controlled Apartments. Waiting Out Covid-19 in Style

What do you do if you're say, Saudi Royal Family and you get stuck in LA's Covid Lockdowns? You check into the Oceana Hotel is on Ocean Avenue just south of Montana Ave, and stay for a couple months....

 

Cat Cafe and Lounge Still Offering Highly Social Cats and Kittens to Adopt During a Pandemic

Someone in Japan thought of a Cat Cafe: A place where you could go have a cup of coffee, while a couple dozen felines brush past your legs and snuggle in your lap. You could even take one home. A...

 

Sheriff's Deputy Ambushed by Gunfire in Altadena, LASD Says

A male and female sheriff's deputies were driving through Altadena in a patrol vehicle, when one of two men walking by pointed a rifle at them and fired. The two then fled on foot and evaded arrest. T...

 

School Teacher Yells "Go Kill Yourself," Curses at Reopen Protestors in Bend, Oregon

Viral video shows a school teacher in Bend, the largest town in Eastern Oregon, yelling "Go kill yourself!" and various expletives at Reopen Oregon Now protestors Sunday. Tensions are building in the...

 

Cardi B Offers to Match Any Donation, After Criticism of Tweet Asking Whether She Should Purchase "88k Purse"

Rapper Cardi-B says she'll match anyone's donations, as a discussion about her charitable work emerged on Twitter. Some questioned her tweet asking fans if she should purchase an '88K' purse,...

 

Hours After Voting to End Outdoor Dining, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Dines Out in Santa Monica

With 2 other Supervisors, Sheila Kuehl voted to close all of LA County's 31,000 restaurants on Monday, November 23. Then she went out to eat at Il Forno on Ocean Park Blvd on Tuesday night, November...

 

Comedy Greats Perform At Tiato In Santa Monica To Support The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Laughter was on the menu at Tiato restaurant in Santa Monica, which was the place to be this week when a slew of A-List comedians performed at the 'Shindig Stars Under The Stars' to raise funds for...

 

Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel is Lit Up as a Turkey All Thanksgiving

The Pier is open, Pacific Park is closed. And the Ferris wheel is displaying a turkey design for Thanksgiving. "Pacific Park will be "Talkin' Turkey" on it 90-feet tall Ferris wheel while featuring...

 

It's Time for the Trump Campaign to Either Put Up or Shut Up about Voter Fraud, says Ben Shapiro

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tells the administration of Donald J. Trump to either put up or shut up. "No more of the pitching this stuff on national TV," said Shapiro. If this is show and tel...

 

Twitter Mocks Conservative Candace Owen for Tweeting that Western Feminization of Men, is a Marxist Attack.

Conservative columnist (and mom to be) Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) tweeted: "There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our...

 

Wear your mask, it's time for jury duty During Covid

Los Angeles County Superior Court will attempt to process a backlog of 7000 criminal cases despite Coronavirus. In order to do so, and give criminal defendants their day in Court, the Court will have...

 

Large Crowd for Labor Day on Santa Monica Beach. No Social Distancing, But They're Outside Anyway

Despite warnings that a typical Labor Day Weekend with Los Angeles area temperatures well above 100, would lead to a second wave of Covid-19, a pile-up on the beach was evident on Sunday, September 5...

 

SMC Students Begin 2020 Classes at Home and Online, Due to Coronavirus

Santa Monica college has begun its Fall Semester with students at home. Classes are attended online, and yes, some instructors do take roll. America's 2500 colleges and universities have struggled...

 

Fact Check: Do Republicans Want to Sabotage the Post Office Before The Election? #USPSSabotage

The New York Times reports that the U.S. Postal service (USPS) will shut down prior to the November 3rd election. Trucks are rounding up mail boxes, says the New York Times, just before an election wh...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Crime    August 6, 2020

Child Trafficking Protest held at Santa Monica Place

The recent arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, former personal assistant to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has cast a light on child trafficking. One local mom organized a protest Thursday afternoon...

 

Facing Fewer Dating Prospects, Young People Turn to Guerrilla Tactics in the People Market

It's an open secret that the Coronavirus has really cut into young people's social lives. How exactly is a girl to meet boys, when she's home all the time? Never let a good crisis go to waste. And...

 

Video: Female Journalist Calls White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany a "Lying Bitch."

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not respond to a question from reporter Kimberly Halkett during a Tuesday press briefing. Halkett responded: "Okay, you don't want to engage. You...

 

Barbers Move Outdoors as Gov. Newsom Grudgingly Allows Haircuts During Covid

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order allowing barbershops to continue, as long as they operate outside. Coronaviruses are believed not to propagate outdoors. At Active Barbers on Wilshire and...

 

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