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 By Stan Greene    News    November 15, 2019 

Still no answer why 100 Needles Appeared on Venice Beach

There is still no answer why medical waste appeared on Venice Beach on 11/10/2019. More than 100 needles and other medical supplies washed ashore on Venice beach Sunday morning, lifeguards said. The...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 7, 2019

Mechanical Failure Delays Start of Ice Skating in Downtown Santa Monica

The City Council is desperate to turn this parking lot into 14 stories of expensive apartments to fund the City's Union Employee lavish pensions. A recent equipment failure turned the annual ice...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 28, 2019

PCH Reopened from Temescal to Chautauqua. Traffic on Sunset in Palisades at a standstill

No one outside the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept is sure why. But authorities are routing traffic off Southbound PCH up the hill at Temescal canyon. As the area is being evacuated, sheriffs deputies are...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 28, 2019

500 Acre #GettyFire Causes Evacuations From 405 Freeway to Chautauqua in Pacific Palisades

A fire that broke out around 1:30 am on Monday Morning near the Getty Center, burned at least 500 acres of pricey Westside land, from the 405 Freeway West into Brentwood. The Los Angeles Fire...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 20, 2019

Report: Tyler Skaggs Purchased the Drugs that Killed Him, From an Angel's PR Team Member

I was the first one to break the story that Tyler Skaggs secret opioid addiction, is what killed him in a Texas hotel room early in the morning of July 1, 2019. The Angel's denied that the star pitche...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 12, 2019

Smoke On The Water: Santa Monica, Westside Air Quality Unhealthful Due to Fires

There was a whole lot of smoke in the air Friday evening, after the Saddleridge Fire filled the air with smoke. This text alert from the city of Santa Monica Saturday morning: “SM Alert - Regional...

 

Day of the Dead Bank Robber Charged With Cultural Appropriation After Santa Monica Robbery

If the cops can't find him, the Twitter Mob will. A man wearing a Day of the Dead Halloween mask, held up the Wells Fargo Bank on 9th Street and Montana Avenue at 9:45 am on Tuesday. Santa Monica...

 

MIT Investigates Who Was Smart Enough to Work for MIT, but Also Dumb Enough to Accept Money from Convicted Child Molester Jeff Epstein.

No people on earth excel in self flagellation better than American academics, as proven this week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The prestigious ivy league college issued a press...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 10, 2019

School On Lockdown as Santa Monica Police Search for Armed Bank Robber

Update 3:50 pm: The shelter in place order has been lifted. The suspect was NOT located. We understand this has been very stressful on the community and appreciate your patience and understanding. We...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 6, 2019

34 Dead in Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island, Oxnard. Fire Started 3 am Labor Day

Update, 9/3/19: Twenty victims have been recovered, including 11 females and 9 males, authorities told a press conference Tuesday. Of those victims, 16 had been recovered Monday. Approximately four...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 6, 2019

Lithium Ion Batteries Blamed in 'Conception' Dive Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

A catastrophic fire aboard the California dive boat Conception killing 34 may have been caused by Li-ion batteries or their charger says the boats designer, Roy Hauser. "This had to have been, in my...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 4, 2019

Video: Runway at Grand Bahama International Airport is Under Six Feet of Churning Sea Water

A member of parliament in the Bahamas has released a video from the passenger airport at Grand Bahama International Airport. It shows the runway under six or so feet of churning sea water, as...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 4, 2019

Tyler Skaggs Cause of Death: Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Booze, and Choking on his own Vomit

The Toxicology Report from Tyler Skaggs autopsy has been released. Sadly, everything I wrote in the days immediately following his death turn out to have been true. A number of other newspapers...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 29, 2019

Brother Kills Younger Brother in the 900 Block of Lincoln Over Family Dispute

Chris Mondev graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2017. His friends regarded him as a troublemaker, a risk taker, but never imagined that he would take his younger brother Charlie's life. That...

 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Office Announces She Has Pancreatic Cancer. US Supreme Court Fight Looms

Update: Stricken with Pancreatic cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems set to retire from the Supreme Court. Editor's Note; We first posted this story in September, 2018. Sadly we were correct, as...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    August 18, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Becomes the 27th Associate of the Clintons to Die Mysteriously

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Federal prison cell on Saturday morning, the US Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. In death, Epstein becomes the latest associate of William and Hillary Clinton to...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 15, 2019

Festival of the Chariots Brings South Asian Color to Main Street in SM/Venice

International Society for Krishna Consciousness sponsored the 43rd Annual Festival of Chariots, in Santa Monica and Venice last Sunday, August 4th. "The Festival of the Chariots is based on an...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    August 9, 2019

People's Liberation Army Preparing to Quash Hong Kong Strike

With Hong Kong is paralyzed by a general strike, Beijing appears to have lost patience with its restive former British colony. The extradition law that initially sparked the protests has been...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 2, 2019

Lenny's Deli on Westwood Blvd Closes Due to a Combination of Bugs, Rent and Delivery Apps

Even a fifty year old restaurant is not safe in the era of food delivery apps. Or maybe it was the cockroaches that did Lenny's in. Lenny's Deli has announced that they will not be opening their...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    July 26, 2019

Doordash To Give Tips Back to Drivers, After NY Times Revealed Company Pockets Tips

As these things often do, it began with the best of intentions. The guys from Stanford who started Doordash, the nations biggest restaurant food delivery app, attended woke classes that explain to...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 14, 2019

Hurricane Barry Moves North of New Orleans, as the City escapes Major flooding

Tropical Storm Barry did not cause major flooding in the Big Easy, and an alert for New Orleans has been cancelled. Mayor Cantrell held her last news conference on the storm, and the floodgates built...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    July 14, 2019

Tyler Skaggs Mother Debbie Throws Out the First Pitch at Friday's Angels v. Mariners Game

Friday night July 12, Debbie Skaggs threw out the first pitch, and the entire Angels team wore "45" in memory of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs died on July 1 of uncertain causes, and this was...

 

Netflix Resurrects Lucifer Wednesday May 8. The Devil Is In The Details

5/8/19: It turns out there is life after death. At least for a certain Fox TV series about the Devil coming to Los Angeles and making friends at the LAPD. Netflix has brought back Lucifer for a 4th...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    May 6, 2019

Santa Monica Radar Speed Signs Inform Drivers That They're Going Too Damn Fast.

Officer John Gallagher has worked for the Santa Monica Police Department for 18 years. He loves the traffic division, which he has served for the last eight years. “I enjoy traffic. There’s...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    April 25, 2019

JP Morgan Chase Bank Experiences Broad Outage in California

4/22/19: Chase Bank is apparently experiencing a regional outage in California, where customers are unable to obtain their true balances or do online banking. Several websites which track outages, suc...

 

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