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 By Stan Greene    News    September 24, 2022 

VIDEO: Santa Monica Police Rescue Man Dangling From SM Pier Bridge In Apparent Suicide Attempt

Authorities responded to a person threatening to jump off a bridge in Santa Monica Tuesday, causing a traffic tie up as first responders rallied, the SMPD said in a press release. Video of the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 11, 2022

Change in the Weather: Heat Abates as Hurricane Kay Moves Into Santa Monica

Rarely have I seen a turn in the weather so abrupt as this Friday afternoon. Suddenly, the 97 degree heat and humidity has persisted for 2 weeks in Santa Monica was just over. The palm trees started...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 9, 2022

"The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King". Queen Elizabeth Is Dead, as Family Surrounds Round Her at Balmoral Castle

9.8.22 Queen Elizabeth II, whose seven decades on the throne of the United Kingdom was a longer reign than any other British monarch, has died at the age of 96. The queen "died peacefully" on Thursday...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 9, 2022

Man Who Beheaded his Girlfriend in San Carlos, CA Domestic Attack Was In the US Illegally

Immigration sources confirm that Jose Solano Landaeta, the suspect who beheaded a 27 year old mother of two in a San Carlos, CA neighborhood September 8th, was in the United States illegally. Jose Sol...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 22, 2022

Rapper Quando Rondo Was Intended Target of Shooting Near Beverly Center Friday News Night. "Lul Pab" killed.

Los Angeles was shocked to hear of a gunfire incident at the Mobil gasoline station down the block from the Beverly Center. Two men jumped out of a white SUV and opened fire on the occupants of a blac...

 

Rare Photo Emerges of Slave Being Freed by British Navy in 1907

Photos of people being freed from salvery are rare. This photo was taken in 1907 after Slavery was outlawed in most of the known world-but still being practiced as part of the Arab slave trade. The...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 27, 2022

UFO Hovers Over Boulder Colorado. Same Strange Lights Seen From Texas to Ontario, Canada.

7.22.22: A long narrow light has been seen over towns from Ontario Canada through Boulder Colorado to Texas. There is some suggestion that it is a satellite, though it doesn't look like something...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 22, 2022

Tourist Video Shows Explosion at Base of Hoover Dam

Authorities in Boulder City, Nevada, say they are headed to the Hoover Dam after reports of an explosion Tuesday morning. This according to the AP. Videos posted on social media showed what appeared...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 13, 2022

Rare Fire in 90402 Scorches Santa Monica Apt. on 100 Palisades Drive

Santa Monica firefighters extinguished a fire at 100 Palisades Drive early Tuesday morning, by chopping a hole in the building's roof. This according to Capt. Patrick Nulty, who sent the following...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    June 29, 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    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...

 

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