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Articles from the August 3, 2022 edition

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 By David Ganezer    News    August 3, 2022

Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan; a Handful of Chinese SU-35's Cross the Strait of Taiwan in a Show of Force.

Becoming the first US Speaker of the House to visit Taiwan since Newt Gingrich in 1997, Nancy Pelosi visited the rogue Chinese island nation Tuesday evening local time. She was met by cheers of...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    August 3, 2022

Fight Over Dueling Rent Increase Proposals Threatens to Split Santa Monicans for Renters Rights

The Santa Monicans for Renters Rights is bitterly divided over competing proposals for this year's annual rent increase. At a time of high inflation, some members of SMRR, the organization that has...

 

Rare Photo Emerges of Slave Being Freed by British Navy in 1907

Photos of people being freed from salvery are rare. This photo was taken in 1907 after Slavery was outlawed in most of the known world-but still being practiced as part of the Arab slave trade. The...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Health    August 3, 2022

Private Hospitals Push Back Against $25 Minimum Wage in Los Angeles Hospitals That Excludes Public Healthcare Workers

If you watch as much TV as I do, you've seen the ads with the healthcare workers, arms crossed, complaining that LA's new healthcare minimum wage is unfair. The $25 minimum wage only applies to...

 

Nichelle Nichols, "Uhura" on Star Trek's Original Series, Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played the Iconic Star Trek character Uhura on the original series, has died at 89, says her family. She was said to have been a victim of elder abuse in later...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 3, 2022

Stabbing Death at Main Santa Monica Public Library After Altercation Between Two Homeless Men

7/31: Santa Monica Police announced today that they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a homeless man at the Santa Monica Public Library. The stabbing occurred in the North Courtyard of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    August 3, 2022

No Indoor Mask Mandate, Says Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, Pointing to Declining Hospital Admissions

July 28, 2022 - There will be no reinstitution of an indoor mask mandate in public spaces, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer announced today in a media briefing. She had announced two weeks ago...

 
 By Jack Simon    Schools    August 3, 2022

SMMUSD Board Ratifies New Agreement With Teachers' Union

Teachers, nurses and management personnel in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have received a pay raise. Classified employees are also in line for a hike in salary. The local School...

 

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