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 By Stan Greene    News    September 14, 2019 

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...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 14, 2019 

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...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 15, 2019

College Senior who fell from clock tower while taking selfie

Fox news reports that the young woman who fell off the bell tower, was attempting to take a selfie during a 4 am rite of passage. According to her social-media profiles, Monfries is studying...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 5, 2019

City Council Enacts Moratorium on Permits for Micro Apartments in Downtown Santa Monica

The City Council is concerned about the apparent proliferation of small apartments in downtown Santa Monica. At the 3/26 Meeting, the Council banned construction permits for more apartments less than...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 25, 2019

End Climate Change and Have Imperfect Produce Delivered to your Door

About 20% of produce is discarded at the farm because it is imperfect. A potato might grow lobsided, or the skin of a pear might be brown. Mother Nature doesn't insist on perfection, and a San...

 
 By Stan Greene    Arts    March 14, 2019

Bonnie He at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Physical comedian Bonnie He takes the audience on an flirtatious journey from death to rebirth, opening a voyeuristic window into personal tragedy, triumph, and titillation, at the Santa Monica...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    March 7, 2019

French Fries at McDonalds in Orlando FLA Are Too Salty, And So Is My Email

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "CONTACT A REPORTER" group. This morning I had breakfast at the McDonalds at the following address: 12301 E Colonial Dr,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 4, 2019

Will General Motors' Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant Get a Last Minute Reprieve?

General Motors announced last July that it intended to close 4 plants in North America, including the Lordstown Ohio facility employing, at one time, 14,500 UAW workers. Only about one third that...

 

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