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Articles from the April 21, 2021 edition

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 By Eric Siddall    Crime    April 21, 2021

Excuse Me: Science and Data Do Not Prove We Should Reduce Sentences for Criminals, DA Gascon

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón says that "science and data" justify his criminal justice policies, including his decision to eliminate sentencing enhancements and abandon the...

 By Jack Simon    News    April 21, 2021

SMMUSD Tells Panel Separation Petition Would Cause 'Irreparable Harm' to Kids

Representatives from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and the local community argued at Saturday's hearing on the City of Malibu's separation petition that splitting the district would...


Murderer Kills Again One Week After Parole Lifted; People Injured by Police Eligible for Victim Compensation; County Homicide Rate up 200% and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

You're Invited Crime Survivors Resource Center is proud to partner with organizations and individuals united together for National Crime Victims' Rights Week for the Los Angeles County Crime Victims'...

 By Jack Simon    Politics    April 21, 2021

SM Council Votes to Use Federal Stimulus for Rent Abatement for City's Commercial Tenants

Commercial tenants in city-owned properties who have been financially impacted by the pandemic will soon be getting some rent relief from their landlord. At its Tuesday night's meeting, the Santa...

 By Jack Simon    Politics    April 21, 2021

Motion to Ban Items That Can be 'Weaponized' at Protests Fails at City Council Meeting

In light of the recent demonstrations nationwide, where "violence erupted between demonstrators and counter-demonstrators and violence against law enforcement personnel," the Santa Monica City...


Ringmaster and Producer Jessica Winther And Her Talented Circus Of Comics Sell Out Opening Night At New Hotspot The Comedy Chateau.

As the country finally slowly opens up after the Covid lockdown, people are eager to get out and see their friends and find a much missed sense of normalcy. Businesses are reopening again and a new...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 21, 2021

SMPD Says to Prepare for a Riot Even Though No Specific Information Any Will Occur

As the trial of Derek Chauvin begins to draw to an end with the jury beginning its deliberations this week regarding the death of George Floyd, Santa Monica's Police Chief, Jacqueline Seabrook, delive...

 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...


Remember Your Gift

I'm not typically in the business of asking strangers for help. But after the pain I've felt on covid lockdowns over the past year, I'll do anything to ensure I don't feel that feeling again. When...


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