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Articles from the June 6, 2022 edition

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 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

30% of UCLA Students Living in Campus Dorms, Said to be In Isolation Due to Covid-19

About 30% of UCLA students living in the towering on campus dormitories are in isolation rooms due to Covid. "Many of these people actually do not have Covid, or Covid symptoms," our source told us....

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 6, 2022

First Monkeypox Case in Los Angeles County Awaiting CDC Confirmation

June 2, 2022 - Los Angeles County public health officials announced this morning that they believe an adult resident has contracted a monkeypox infection. If the case is confirmed by the CDC, it will...

 By Jack Simon    News    June 6, 2022

LA City Council Wants to Ban Homeless Encampments 500 Feet from Schools

The Los Angeles City Council this week supported a proposal by five council members to amend the city's law against homeless encampments in certain areas of the city to extend to within 500 feet of...

 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

City of Santa Monica Demolishes Parking Structure 3 to Make Way for Homeless Shelter

Demolition crews working for the City of Santa Monica demolished Parking Structure 3 on 4th Street this week. The plan is to construct a 200 bed homeless shelter on the location. Local business...

 By David Ganezer    Politics    June 6, 2022

Transfer Tax Signature Gatherers Promote Initiative Outside Santa Monica Markets

You may have seen paid solicitors gathering signatures for Santa Monica's half percent transfer tax on real estate. Mayor Sue Himmelrich has proposed the tax to fund homeless programs. Local property...

 By Alyssa Erdley    Politics    June 6, 2022

Mike Bonin's Los Angeles City Council Office Protected From the Homeless by Private Security

June 2, 2022 - The Westside Current broke the news yesterday that Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin of District 11 has hired a private security company to guard his government office in...

 By Stan Greene    Crime    June 6, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Two Men After Purse Snatching, Car Chase Involving a Baby Stroller, And a Foot Chase

On Saturday, two men snatched a woman's purse, then stole her Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police were called. They tried to pull over the Explorer, which hit a parked car near 14th Street and...


Government Can Legally Track Your Location Via E-Scooter; Tesla Auto-Pilot Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges; LA Jail Diversion Program a Flop and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Barger supports recall of Gascón as district attorney Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger voiced her support to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney...

 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    June 6, 2022

What is Supplemental Security Income and Who is Eligible

Ask Rusty – Can My In-laws Get Supplemental Security Income? Dear Rusty: I am wondering what the income limit is for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. My in-laws are in their 70's....

 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

Russians Appear to Have Lost Battle for Major City in Northern Donetsk Region, Severodonetsk.

6.5.22: Multiple sources reported Sunday morning Ukraine time, that the Ukraine Armed Forces have turned the table on the Russian Federation Army, and forced them out of Severodontsk. "Urgent report....


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