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 By Sarah Storkin    News    April 1, 2020

Gelson's Market in Pacific Palisades is Closed after Store Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Gelson's market in Pacific Palisades has closed, after an employee of the market there tested positive for Coronavirus. The market will be sterilized thoroughly and re-opened. Gelsons issued a press...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    March 28, 2020

Hermosa Beach follows Santa Monica's Lead in Closing Beach and Strand to the Public

Hermosa Beach announced that it will follow the lead of cities such as Los Angeles and Santa Monica, and close beaches and beach parking lots to the public. Like other West Coast urban areas,...

 

Senior Hour at Costco: I Almost Got Hit Over the Head With a Walker, While Police Watched

Today was the first day for the senior hours at Costco, and boy did it get crazy. Knowing that it would most likely be chaotic I called the day before and asked where the senior line would start. The...

 

Haunting Nighttime Images of Las Vegas Streets emptied by Coronavirus Posted on Social Media

No doubt you've seen the photos from your own City or Town. Main Street or the strip, usually bustling with people, are now lit up at night. But aside from the occasional SUV or Sedan, nothing is...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Health    March 21, 2020

Coronavirus Case Diagnosed at Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County Health on Monday confirmed the first diagnosis of Wuhan Coronavirus in the city of Santa Monica, which concerned an employee of a company at the Yahoo Center, 2500 Colorado Ave. It...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Schools    March 5, 2020

SamoHi Theatre Knocks Em Dead with "The Addams Family Musical"

The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams ("When You're an Addams")....

 

The End of Stationary Retail: Staples to Exit Santa Monica February 7, 2020

The Staples store located at 15th and Wilshire Blvd will close permanently on February 7th, an employee of the store told our reporter. “Apparently, corporate was in talks with the landlord to...

 

StoryCorps Wants You: Comes to Promenade to Record Gramma and Grandpa's Stories

Ever wanted to get that story from Grandma and Gramps recorded before they fade into History? Storycorps will record interviews on the Third Street Promenade from Jan. 5 – Feb. 7, 2020 as part of...

 

Samohi Alumnus Questions Nancy Pelosi at Washington DC CNN Town Hall

In one of those moments that shortens the seven degrees of separation between Santa Monica residents and the power brokers in Washington, Samohi alumnus Dean Chien was chosen to ask Speaker of the...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    December 1, 2019

Winter Storm drops rain and snow on Southern California as Thanksgiving Approaches

Winter Storm in Santa Monica By Samuel Alioto 11/27: A storm from the Gulf of Alaska dropped rain on Southern California Wednesday. Snow in the mountains, and cold winds were expected through...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    Events   

Events: Military Family Documentary this Saturday at Santa Monica Bay Women's Club Set for Saturday, November 9th 2019

A free screening of "A Military Family Documentary - While Time Stands Still" will be presented by the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, this Saturday Nov. 9 in Santa Monica. The documentary follows...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    November 1, 2019

Multiple Victims in Long Beach Shooting near Nail Salon on 7th and Temple

Three men were shot dead and nine other people were injured in a shooting that took place at a home next to a Long Beach nail salon at Seventh Street and Temple Avenue. The shooting happened just...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    October 25, 2019

SMMUSD Malibu Schools Closed Friday, October 25th 2019

The fire emergency in Southern California has caused the SMMUSD to close all schools on Friday, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District announced at 8 pm on Thursday night. The largest fire,...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    October 25, 2019

As 4 Fires Burn in the Valley, Ash begins to Fall in Santa Monica

As several fires burning in the San Fernando Valley, Ash has begun to fall in Santa Monica. The largest fire is a 3700 fire in the Santa Clarita Valley called the tech fire. There is also a fire in...

 

Really?? There exists an International Dental Spa Association? What's a Dental Spa anyway?

Yes.....that's right folks. No need to order new contact lenses or clean your eyeglasses. Local dentist and residents Lynn Watanabe and John Chien actually founded this amalgam (yes....pun intended)...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    August 5, 2019

Electrical Power Outage Friday Night In a Wide Swath of West Los Angeles. August 2, 2019

From Pico and Sawtelle to Bundy and Wilshire, the lights were out across a wide section of West Los Angeles Friday night. The blackout began around 7:39 pm PST. The power outage reportedly affected...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    July 4, 2019

Santa Monica Pier is Happy with a C Grade on the Heal the Bay Beach Report

According to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card, the beach at Santa Monica Pier improved its water quality. For the first time since 2013, the Pier missed getting put on Heal the Bay's "Beach...

 

A Devout Muslim Advocates for Gender Equality, Freedom of Conscience and Expression. And People Hate Him

Normally, there is one security guard standing outside the door of Kehillat Ma'arav Synagogue in Santa Monica. For this Sunday morning lecture, however, there were two guards. The reason: the speaker...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    May 6, 2019

Starbucks Coffee Cup Finds it's Way Onto Game of Thrones Set

Apparently, A Man Needs caffeine to get through a dark and stormy night on Westeros. A Starbucks coffee cup was spotted in a scene of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night. Many such errors have become fa...

 

SMPD Arrest in 2017 Party Bus Shooting of De'Ommie de la Cruz

Over a year after the fatal shooting of a young woman on a party bus and the shooting injuries of four others, the Santa Monica Police have arrested a man as a person of interest. Camron Aaron Lee,...

 

Fire Scorches Apartment Unit at the Santa Monica Shores So Tower

The greatest concentration of population anywhere in Santa Monica is the Santa Monica shores, at 2800 Nielson Way. Built in the 1970's the apartments start at around $5000 a month for two bedrooms....

 

Kamala Harris, the Harpy of Climate Change and Poster Child of By Any Means Necessary

In her first campaign speech as a presidential hopeful for the 2020 election, Kamala Harris, presently the junior Senator from California, roused the crowd with her progressive agenda and...

 

Do You Hate Football? Free Admission to LA Museums for Superbowl Weekend

I must confess nothing about the Superbowl is interesting to me, except the guys at football parties. Do you secretly feel like I do? If you don't want to watch the superbowl, the Los Angeles Area...

 

Jeff Bezos said: "Alexa: Get me a Victoria's Secret Model."

Now why would the richest man in world history leave his wife and 4 children? For a good friend's wife, that's why. Numerous sources report that Jeff Bezos had a long time affair with a married woman...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    January 4, 2019

New Year's Day Power Outage In Santa Monica East of 11th St, North of California Ave

Update 8pm: power has been restored to affected areas of Santa Monica. A morning transformer explosion dimmed lights in Santa Monica North of California Avenue and East of 11th Street, residents...

 

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