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 By Stan Greene    News    October 13, 2021

Widescale Verizon Wireless Outage Reported in New York, LA and Other Major Cities

There is a large Verizon outage affecting Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, at several cities in Michigan including Detroit. The cause of the outage is not currently known. Problems have been...

 
 By Stan Greene    Science    October 15, 2021 

Internet Abuzz Over Video Footage of a UFO Being Wheeled Into a US Military Base

The internet is abuzz with speculation over what looks to some people like a UFO, being wheeled into a US Military base on San Diego's Coronado Island. The item looks to some viewers like a stealth...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 23, 2021

Left Falsely Claims Border Patrol Agents are Rounding Up Haitian Refugees With Whips

Sawyer Hackett, Executive Director of @JulianCastro’s People First Future., has claimed on Twitter that the photos below show US Border Patrol agents "rounding up Haitian immigrants with whips." "Bo...

 

White Woman in a Gorilla Mask Throws an Egg at Larry Elder, Black Conservative Candidate for Cal. Governor

In an act of political violence, a woman or girl wearing a gorilla mask hurled an egg at Larry Elder. Elder, a black Conservative , is a candidate for California Governor in what Dems have labelled "t...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 12, 2021

LA Times Downplays Homeless Attack On Larry Elder, In An Attempt to Boost Newsom

The Los Angeles Times newspaper, which has told voters repeatedly to "Just Say No" on the recall, downplayed the racist attack on recall candidate Larry Elder yesterday. Elder, who is black, was...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 12, 2021

Sept. 9, Britney Spears Posts "This is My Ass" on Twitter. Sept 10, She Makes Time Magazine List of 100 Most Influential

Oftentimes, Truth is Stranger than fiction. On September 9, Britney Spears posted herself in a thong video, displaying her rear end to the world. "Here's a video so you guys can see this is really my...

 

On California Recall Ballot, A Yes Vote is Clearly Visible through the Return Mail Envelope

Ok, so check this out. California, the bluest Democrat state in the US, has a recall election against the most unpopular Governor in State history, Gavin Newsom. They want to project fairness in a...

 

Larry Elder is the Black Moses Who Will Lead California Out of the Wilderness of Progressive Policies

The Los Angeles Times has been attacking him for weeks. He's being outspent ten to one. National leaders like Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have trash talked him. So it's clear Larry...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 31, 2021

SM City Council Approves Ban of Combustible Fuels on the Pier

8/24: Santa Monica will no longer tolerate the use of non-permitted combustible fuels on or around the Pier nor the dumping of commercial trash or liquid waste in city receptacles and storm drains....

 
 By Stan Greene    Schools    August 23, 2021

Wearing Masks, Excited Students Return to SMMUSD Campuses

Students in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District returned to class Thursday for the fall semester. They had to wear masks indoors and outdoors on campus but they were happy going back to...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    July 30, 2021

There's a Good Reason the Norway Women's Beach Handball Uniforms Are Different. Here It Is:

It's the summer, nothing's on TV and the top story in the world are the bikini bottoms worn by the Norway Women's Beach Handball Team. Personally, I'll take this over any Covid related story. Beach Ha...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    July 14, 2021

Video: Giant Dragon Consumes Pedestrian Alive in Palisades Park, Santa Monica

A pedestrian in Palisades Park recently recorded video of a dragon consuming a giant June Beetle. The video has been posted to YouTube and has gone viral. Ok, fine, it was really a Western Fence...

 
 By Stan Greene    Science    July 8, 2021

Lambda Covid-19 Variant in Peru of Concern to Scientists, as it Seems Resistant to Covid Vaccines

The statistics coming out of Peru are concerning. Some in the world's medical community are beginning to express concern that the Lambda variant is more resistant to vaccines and antibodies, than...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    June 25, 2021

DA Dismisses Charges After Stabbing Leads to Death of a Man on Third Street Promenade Monday June 21

Photo: Sean Alexander Graves in a mugshot released by the SMPD. Graves has not been charged with a crime. The DA's office has declined to file charges after one man stabbed and killed another on the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    June 24, 2021

Mistake Releases 34 Cows From Slaughterhouse. Cows Run Amok in Pico Rivera Neighborhood

Oh the humanity! An employee who neglected to close a gate, released 34 cows from a slaughterhouse near Pico Rivera, in South LA County. Saving them from certain death and the Golden Arches. The 1000...

 
 By Stan Greene    Science    May 28, 2021

UFOs: Press Conference Will Confirm the Existence of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena on June 2, 2021

Washington is quietly buzzing about what should be the single biggest news story of the 21st Century: UFOs are real. And the pentagon, the headquarters of the US Armed Forces, has the evidence. In...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    May 24, 2021

Santa Monica Decides to Keep Its Mask Mandate Until June 15, Even Though No One is Following It

Local residents and visitors – including those vaccinated – must continue to wear face coverings indoors and around crowds in Santa Monica, city officials declared this week. Interim City Manager...

 
 By Stan Greene    Science    May 12, 2021

There's a Fungus Among Us: Scientists Discover Life On Mars. Maybe.

A new report on the Researchgate.com website reports on a group of US, European and Chinese researchers who believe the "blueberries" of Mars are not rock formations. They are actually hardy fungi,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    May 5, 2021

Some Republicans Rush to Endorse Caitlyn Jenner for Governor of California After Recall of Gavin Newsom. Me, For One

About 15 years after California's last Republican Governor, elected in a recall, complained about all the "girly men" in Sacramento; the leading Republican candidate in California's next recall...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 21, 2021

The Verdict: Derek Chauvin found guilty on All Three Charges.

4/20 The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial reached a guilty verdict after about 16 hours of deliberations. The judge read their verdict just after 5 PM in Minneapolis. Unintentional second degree...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 8, 2021

City Launches New 311 Program for Non-Emergency City Services

Santa Monica launched yesterday a new 311 assistance program to improve customer service for all non-emergency City services.  Santa Monica 311, available in English and Spanish, is an integrated...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 31, 2021

Ship "Partially Refloated" And Being Towed to Great Bitter Lake, as Suez Crisis Resolves

3/29: Egypt's President Sisi bragged today (justifiably), about his country's massive technical achievement in refloating and moving the 400 million metric ton Evergreen Ever Given, and moving her...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 27, 2021

Malibu Wants to Divorce Santa Monica, and Santa Monica is OK With It.

Over the last 25 years, Malibu has repeatedly threatened to form its own school district and leave SMMUSD. At last week's City Council meeting, the Santa Monica City Council affirmed its support for...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    March 21, 2021

Addressing Homelessness, Creating Clean and Safe City Top City Council Budget Priorities

The Santa Monica City Council held a special meeting last Saturday to discuss the community priorities that will guide the biennial (2021-23) budget. In a 4-3 vote, the Council selected the following...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    March 11, 2021

Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint by Three Men, One Armed, on the Venice Boardwalk

Lady Gaga’s English Bulldogs were stolen from her on February 24th and later recovered. But this is apparently not the only case of guns being used in canine robberies. “My roommate was walking...

 

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