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 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    April 8, 2020 

World's Most Remote Territory Bans Visitors, In an Attempt to Avoid Covid-19 outbreak

Citing an influenza epidemic somehow brought to the Island in March, the government of the world's most remote territory has banned any visitors for the time being. The hope is that the Wuhan...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 8, 2020 

Police Fight Police in China, As Hubei Ends #Covid19 Curfew, but Neighboring Province says "Keep Out!"

Police with conflicting orders fought with shields and batons on a bridge leading out of coronavirus epicenter Hubei Province, reports the South China Morning Post. The Hong Kong based, English...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 8, 2020 

Report: Boris Johnson's Condition is "Stable," but Critical

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly is not improving. He is having trouble breathing, and may require ventilation soon. Two thirds of Covid19 patients on ventilators never recover. Boris...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 3, 2020

Two Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Drivers Test Positive for Covid-19

It was perhaps predictable, but two Santa Monica Big Blue Bus drivers have tested positive for Coronavirus. aHi David Transit Services Director Ed King confirms. "It's a difficult time for...

 

New Orleans Bakery is selling Toilet Paper Cakes During the Coronavirus Epidemic

Evidently, a bakery in the New Orleans area is selling customers cakes in shaped like rolls of toilet paper. TP has become hard to find during the coronavirus pandemic. "We have some toilet paper...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    March 25, 2020

Trump Tweets Coronavirus Shutdown Will Last Only 15 Days and End on Monday, March 30, 2020

Tweeting last night what many of us have been thinking about Covid-19, that the cure is worse than the disease, US President Donald J Trump tweeted last night that the shutdown will last no more than...

 

You picked a fine time to leave us, Kenny Rogers. Dead of Natural causes at 81

I met him once in a bar in Santa Barbara in 1983. I was barely old enough to get into the bar. I walked up to him and said "Kenny Rogers?" Yes he said thank you for all the music all these years I...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 19, 2020

Panicked Shoppers Empty Shelves at Pavilions Market in Santa Monica. #Coronavirus

Shoppers came to Santa Monica's tawny Montana Avenue Friday, emptying the shelves at Vons, Ralph's and other markets. They bought quantities of items such as eggs, bread, peanut butter, all sorts of m...

 

Purim Last Major Event Conducted at Local Synagogue, as Gatherings Banned Due to Coronavirus

Kehillat Maarav Synagogue in Santa Monica conducted its annual Purim costume celebration without its Rabbi. The Synagogue Executive Director said in advance that he would not attend the celebration,...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 15, 2020

Hot Dog Vendor Cart Explodes in Massive Fireball on Santa Monica Pier Sunday

Social media posts say that a hot dog cart exploded into a fireball ten feet high on the Santa Monica pier Sunday afternoon, outside of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. One witness said that the hot...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 11, 2020

LA Marathon 2020 Crowds Far Smaller Than Last Years, as Runners Crossed Santa Monica Finish Line

About half as many spectators came to watch runners cross the Los Angeles Marathon finish line in Santa Monica Sunday. This as the runners finish the race near Wilshire Blvd and Ocean Avenue in Santa...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 11, 2020

Police Car Chase Results In Shooting as Suspect Runs Across 5 Freeway

A car chase across the 5 freeway in Sylmar and into the five freeway in Los Angeles resulted in sparks falling flying off the vehicle after it ran over spike strips. Then the driver pulled over on...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 11, 2020

LA County Public Health Dept Declares A Local Emergency After Sixteen Coronavirus Cases Found

The County of Los Angeles declared a public health emergency Wednesday morning, after the discovery of 16 Novel coronavirus cases. The director of public health also urged people not to boycott "Asia...

 

"Spock's Brain" Actress Marj Dusay Dies at 83, She was Remembered for Soap Operas as well

Soap opera actress Marj Dusay has died at 83, says Elizabeth Perine in a Facebook post. Her stepdaughter posted that Marj "passed away peacefully" in her sleep on Tuesday. "She was quite a woman and...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 7, 2020

Despite Online Petition to Delay LA Marathon, Race Officials and Authorities Say the Race Will Go Sunday

Despite declaration of a local public health emergency, crowds will gather for the annual Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday March 8, 2020. "The marathon will go forward because there is no reason for it...

 
 By Stan Greene    Science    March 1, 2020

#CoronavirusUSA: Every One Says Keep Calm and Carry on. So Perhaps It's Time to Panic Constructively

As the Stock market sold off for the second day (I mean 1800 points down on the Dow in 2 days); the Centers for Disease Control warned American citizens to get read for the Coronavirus to reach...

 

Pornhub Removes Video After Local Mom Complains About Pornography Filmed in Ocean Park Public Library

A young woman leads her, umm, videographer into the aisles of the Ocean Park Library. They take off their clothing in the aisles, and you can just imagine where it goes from there. But "don't be...

 

Report: #CoronaVirus Deaths are Far Worse than China Admits, in Wuhan and Elsewhere

Those of us who follow the CoronaVirus statistics coming out of Mainland China, have always suspected the Chinese are lying about their 650 death toll, in less than 30,000 cases. After all, why...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 14, 2020

Accident Flips Car at 15th Street and Wilshire Blvd, Cutting Off Westbound Traffic

Don't mess with a student driver. Wilshire Blvd was closed to Westbound traffic for about 3 hours Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8th, after two men were in a car accident that caused one vehicle to flip...

 

NMS To Tear Down New Four Story Building at 1547-7th Street, and Build 8 stories

In line with progressive densification, WS Communities, a synonym for NMS Properties, is upscaling your community. The company will tear down a 4 story mixed use building at 1543 7th Street, in order...

 

Angry Birds Games Go Extinct in March 2020. Angry Birds Rio Crashes, Migrates, Dies

Time to migrate, gamers. According to a note on the App itself, Angry Birds is coming to an end and will no longer be supported. "All good things must pass, and at the end of March we will be winding...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 4, 2020

Brentwood Fire Damages Ten Apartments at Barrington Plaza at 11740 Wilshire in West LA

A five alarm fire broke out Wednesday at 11740 Wilshire Blvd damaged ten apartments, drawing 350 firemen and leaving tenants without access to the building. Thirteen people were injured, including two...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 2, 2020

Helicopter Pilot Apparently Recommended Landing at Burbank Airport, but Kobe Overruled Him

A source who has been attending NTSB briefings for relatives of the Sunday, January 26, 2020 crash that took the lives of nine people, including basketball star Kobe Bryant, says that to a limited...

 

Largest Private Lot in Santa Monica On Sale for $20,000,000. 1.223 acre home could be yours!

It's not exactly affordable housing. If you want the two story 5,000 square foot home on like, 50K square feet of land; it'll only cost you about as much as an F-135 Raptor. The press release from...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2020

Sandmann Settles Litigation Against CNN for $750,000 in 2 Federal Defamation Actions

CNN settled with Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky high school student who had sued the news outlet for defamation. A CNN spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the claims had been settled. CNN paid Sandmann and...

 

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