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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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 By David Ganezer    News    January 13, 2021

City Appoints Public Works Director Susan Cline as New Acting Assistant City Manager

Public Works Director Susan Cline has been appointed Acting Assistant City Manager, the City said in a press release. The PUblic Works department is the City's largest department. The Acting...

 

Winner on 1970s TV Dating Game Show was a Serial Killer, Rodney Alcala Connected to Murder of 8 Women - and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

'Dating Game' serial killer connected to victims decades after their deaths Rodney Alcala was at the height of his murderous spree in the 1970s when he put himself in the spotlight of primetime...

 

Open Letter to Santa Monica City Council Regarding Reselection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on January 12, 2021

The main purpose of this letter is to urge the City Council and Councilmember McCowan to reconsider Mr. Cardona's position as stated in his January 6, 2021 response to Olga Zurawska's Demand to Cure...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 13, 2021

Santa Monica Pier Closes Again Due to Covid-19 World Pandemic

For the remainder of January, the Santa Monica Pier will be closed on the following dates: January 16-18, January 23-24 and on January 30-31, 2021. A major draw for tourists, the Pier was closed from...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    January 13, 2021

THE MATRIX IV is being filmed in Downtown San Francisco. Stars include Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith

Even during a pandemic, Hollywood must carry on. The film franchise considers the possibility that we are all living in a franchise. Video from the filming of the Matrix IV, has emerged on Twitter....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 13, 2021

Downtown SM Parking Structure The Site of Another Suicide

Police officers and firefighters responded to a call on the 1500 block of 4th Street at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning for a report of a person on the sidewalk. A man aged about 30 appeared to...

 

Bitcoin Falls Back to $33,000, as Dollar Rises and Temperatures Fall From Last Weeks Capitol Riot

1/10/21: Bitcoin sank to a low of $32,500 per bitcoin, in a sudden 20% overnight decline. The world's first crypto-currency (symbol BTC), could fall all the way back to 23,000 which is where it...

 

Jet Set Rent Hotel Rooms in Santa Monica That Used to be Rent Controlled Apartments. Waiting Out Covid-19 in Style

What do you do if you're say, Saudi Royal Family and you get stuck in LA's Covid Lockdowns? You check into the Oceana Hotel is on Ocean Avenue just south of Montana Ave, and stay for a couple months....

 

Gascon Asks for a Mere 15 Years for 2 Adults who Bludgeoned to Death Their Family Youth Counselor, David McKnight-Hillman

LA County District Attorney George Gascon announced today that he is charging two "young adults" with one count of murder each in the fatal beating of David McKnight-Hillman, a counselor at the Wayfin...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 13, 2021

Scientists Detect FM Signal Coming From Monolith on Jupiter's Largest Moon, Ganymede

The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter has detected an FM radio signal coming from the Jovian moon, Ganymede. This is the first of its kind discovered. Reports are that it originates from a monolith...

 

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