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Articles from the June 13, 2021 edition

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 By Jesse Gould    Opinion    June 13, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Support SB 519 to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs in Order to Help Veterans

As an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, I witnessed countless tragedies during my three deployments. After leaving the army and working in finance, I was drinking heavily and fell into a deep depression. I...


Do You Need Social Security? Religious Dissenters Often Claim Exemptions From Social Security Taxes

In 2020 over 64 million Americans were collecting Social Security. The National Institute for Retirement Security (NIRS)has reported that Social Security is the only income source for 40 percent of...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 13, 2021

Protest Rally to Be Held to Save Samohi's History Building on Saturday morning, June 12

A group of parents, residents, and alumni are opposing the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board's decision to demolish the historic History building, circa 1930s, and use bond money to...

 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 13, 2021

City Manager Just Says No to Pickleball

At first the city simply wouldn't help the pickleball players set up their courts. Then they pushed them out of the courts they'd been setting up on their own. And now they won't let them even do...

 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    June 13, 2021

California Senate Says We Should Just Deal with Drug-Users Slugging Us in the Park, Passes Law to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs 21-16

Courtesy of the brainiac who is pushing to densify our neighborhoods, California State Senator Scott Wiener, Senate Bill 519 to legalize psychedelic drugs, including LSD, was approved by the state's u...

 By Jack Simon    News    June 13, 2021

City Council Gives Green Light to Main Street Summer Closures Plan

A pilot program calling for the closure of portions of Main Street during summer weekends has received the green light from the Santa Monica City Council despite complaints from residents that it is...


Montebello City Manager Rene Bobadilla Declines Santa Monica City Job Offer

When in the Course of Human Events, a guy who grew up in San Gabriel Valley applies for the top job in Santa Monica, and gets offered it along with $440,000 a year, health care for himself and his...


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