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 By Stan Greene    News    June 25, 2022 

Construction Crews Break Ground on New Pedestrian Bridge at Will Rogers State Beach.

6.23.22: The State of California has broken grounds on a new pedestrian bridge over PCH that connects Will Rogers State Beach with the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. The State budgeted $11 mi...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Robbers Block MTA Train in Downtown Los Angeles and Rob the Passengers

Update: A spokesman for the MTA denies that this incident ever took place. However, it was described on the LAPD scanner, sources say. Well, it's not the first ever. But it is the first in a really...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    June 6, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Two Men After Purse Snatching, Car Chase Involving a Baby Stroller, And a Foot Chase

On Saturday, two men snatched a woman's purse, then stole her Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police were called. They tried to pull over the Explorer, which hit a parked car near 14th Street and...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    April 9, 2022

Deaths of Two Young Women Ruled Homicides After Toxicology Report From LA County Coroner

The deaths of an aspiring actress and her architect friend have been ruled homicides, says the LA County Coroner's office. This result was not too surprising, given that David Pearce has been charged...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    April 1, 2022

Backdoor in Google Chrome Browser, Forces Alphabet to Issue Unprecedented Emergency Security Update

In a Chrome stable channel update announcement, published March 25, Google confirms it "is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild." In an unprecedented response, Google Inc aka Alp...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 17, 2022

Fourth Russian General Killed in Combat in Ukraine, this Time Near Mariupol.

The Azov Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces claim that they have killed a 4th Army general, this time in combat near Ukraine. The heavily contested city has also been the site of around 2500...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    March 16, 2022

Handful of Americans Hail the Donetsk People's Republic Flag in Ceremony in Wisconsin

While the majority of Americans both on the political right and left, deplore last month's Russian invasion of Ukraine; a few welcome it as being on the right side of history. "CPI opening ceremony...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 11, 2022

Tucker Carlson: Russian Accusation that US Has Funded Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine, is Kinda True

In a story that this reporter anticipates will get Fox News Host Tucker Carlson fired; Carlson basically said that the US is lying about its bioweapons program in Ukraine, not Russia "Military...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    March 6, 2022

Some Russians Promote Conspiracy Theory that Putin Invaded Ukraine to Neutralize CIA Bio-Weapons Labs

As you might expect, conspiracy theories are making the rounds on Russian social media. One theory that the real reason Russia invaded Ukraine has nothing to do with history, national pride,...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 3, 2022

"Have you captured a Russian tank or armored personnel carrier and are worried about how to declare it?"

Someone in Ukraine's government tax office has a sense of humor. A post from Ukraine's tax office says there is no need to declare captured Russian tanks or other equipment as income. The release...

 

Rumor: A Large UFO Crashed In Poland, near the Border with Belarus. And that's Really What The Crisis is About

Why is Vladimir Putin suddenly making such a big issue about Ukraine? After all, the Soviet Union broke up 30 years ago and Ukraine has been independent ever since. What if his crisis level urgency...

 

Police in BC Slap the Cuffs On a Cougar in a busy suburban Vancouver neighborhood

2/16/22 The RCMP has arrested a cougar in a neighborhood of Vancouver. For, well, stalking I guess. This from CanadaPoliceReport.com. The report is reprinted below. The cougar was tranquilized, and...

 

Proclaiming "Peace In Our Time," Biden Agrees to Meet with Putin in Paris

The AP Reports that in a last minute meeting brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Joseph R. Biden has agreed to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, possibly in Paris, in a...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 18, 2022

As If Struck by Lightning, a Flock of Birds Falls Dead From the Sky

2.11.22: Some were reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds," when surveillance footage captured a bizarre moment. One Tuesday afternoon, ordinary life in a neighborhood in Mexico was...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 9, 2022

Dognappers Attempt to Steal French Bulldog at 14th Street and Pearl in Santa Monica

According to a post on NextDoor, dognappers attempted to steal a French Bulldog from an owner in Santa Monica. The three teenagers pinned the owner on the ground. But he beat them off through use of...

 

In a Show of Support For Doge Coin and Elon Musk, Santa Monica Pier Displays Doge Coin Meme

Elon Musk would be proud. In a show of support to send the crypto currency "to the Moon," the Santa Monica Pier will display the Shiba Inu dog that represents Dogecoin in lights on the Ferris Wheel....

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 3, 2022

"Effective Immediately", Whoppi Goldberg Suspended For 2 Weeks From ABC's The View

2/1/22: I've never really warmed up to Whoopi Goldberg. Aside from culturally appropriating my own ethnicity (her real name is Karen Henry); she just isn't that funny. She also walks with a heavy...

 

Astronomers Discover "Lighthouse" That Transmits Occulting Signal Every 18 Minutes

Astronomers think it might be a remnant of a collapsed star, either a dense neutron star or a dead white dwarf star, with a strong magnetic field -- or it could be an artificial lighthouse, warning...

 

Bigfoot Likes BJ's: Atlanta Twitter Account Reports Sasquatch Sighting in Store.

The Under Doge, a woman who lives in Atlanta, GA, claims to have seen Sasquatch waiting in line to buy beef jerky at BJ's Market. The crypto creature did not actually speak to anyone. But who speaks...

 

UK Pilot Films UFO Fleet Over the Western Pacific Ocean

I am often skeptical of reports like this one, but it comes with video that just can't be ignored. A pilot believes he saw a series of UFOs while flying over the Pacific Ocean. He captured a video...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 18, 2022

Video of Freight Train Yard in Chicago Shows Trains Being Looted by Men

If you didn't get that laptop you ordered on Amazon, I think I can explain why. A video posted to twitter shows men looting a freight train as it stops in a Chicago rail yard. This problem which has...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Busiest UPS Store in the United States Closed Due to Covid-19 Outbreak

A sign in the window of the United Parcel Service store at 1223 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, reports that the store is closed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among the staff. "Due to an outbreak of...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Sudden Death of Comedian Bob Saget Have Conspiracists Pointing to his Covid Vaccination 4 Weeks Ago

Actor Bob Saget was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando on Sunday, according to authorities. The cause of death is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. Twitter wants to know why they...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 7, 2022

"Gratitude Concert" to Honor LA County Covid Czar Barbara Ferrer, Cancelled Due to Rise in Covid.

A concert at Santa Monica High School intended to thank Dr Barbara Ferrer for her work on Covid, has been cancelled due to the rise in Covid cases. Ferrer famously has lead Los Angeles County through...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 4, 2022

SMMUSD Plans to Reopen As Scheduled. Jan. 3 for elementary, Jan. 4 for secondary school and SMASH

With Covid-19 case counts exploding in Los Angeles County and across the U.S., schools are mostly still planning to reopen. On Sunday night, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District issued a "S...

 

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