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Articles from the May 17, 2021 edition

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 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 17, 2021

Palisades Fire is Visible from Santa Monica as it Burns Through Topanga State Park

Update 8:15 pm: Palisades brushfire doubled in size to 750 acres. It triggered the evacuation of some Topanga Canyon residents. Those live in east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Topanga community...


Wildlife Crossing Project Over 101 Freeway Gets $25 Million from Annenberg Foundation

LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2021) - A record $25 million conservation challenge grant from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation to the National Wildlife Federation's #SaveLACougars campaign to build...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 17, 2021

LA County Not Ready to Let Us Take Off Our Masks: Vaccinated People and Unvaccinated Alike Must Continue to Wear Masks Inside Businesses and in Crowds

May 14, 2021 - On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control changed their guidelines regarding the wearing of masks for vaccinated people. As of yesterday, the nation's top disease authority announced...


The Ultimate Guide to Carlsbad, CA: The Best Places to Stay and Awesome Things To Do

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a trip for the whole family, Carlsbad is a beautiful place to get away and relax. Located in North County San Diego and less than a two-hour drive...

 By Rebecca Weber    People    May 17, 2021

Did You Know May is Military Appreciation Month?

Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 31 this year and, once again, it will be defined as the unofficial beginning of summer -- a time for raucous parties and barbecues and the opening of beaches,...


Tickets on Sale Now at An Evening with Fran Lebowitz Star of Netflix series Pretend It's a City directed by Martin Scorsese

The Broad Stage presents An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, star of the recent Netflix series Pretend it's a City directed by Martin Scorsese. Lebowitz will appear on stage for four performances only...

 By Ian Thompson    News    May 17, 2021

LA Spent More on the Homeless During the Pandemic Than on Either Rental Assistance or Testing/Vaccinations

LOS ANGELES - L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released an updated online COVID-19 Spending Tracker ( for the City of Los Angeles...

 By Jack Simon    News    May 17, 2021

City Council Reviews Report on May 2020 Riots in Santa Monica

The City Council met this week to review the OIR Group's independent, after-action report on the events connected to the civil unrest in Santa Monica May 31, 2020. The Group's 116-page analysis does...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 17, 2021

The Controversial Plaza Project Proposed at Arizona and 4th Street on Public Land is Dead

In an email sent by anti-development group Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City, victory was declared over the city's attempt to put a large mulit-use building on what is now mostly a...


The Resilience of Westside Ballet / the arts in our backyard: Ballet Persists in Dancing Forward

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica announces plans to "dance forward" with an intimate new workshop performance slated for May 15 & 16. This private offering for friends and family of the local...

 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    May 17, 2021

When is the Best Time to Collect Social Security?

Ask Rusty – When Is the Best Time to Claim Social Security? Dear Rusty: I will be 64 in May of this year, and I'd like to know the best time to claim Social Security. Signed: Anxious to Retire Dear...


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