Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the August 19, 2020 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 4 of 4

  • Santa Monica Fights Over Taxes and City Hall Hiring

    Leonard Guzz Brophy IV, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 19, 2020

    Election season is heating up in Santa Monica. The ballot is nearly complete, minus the SMMUSD board race that needs to be finalized for technical reasons. The City Council field is crowded with 21 people competing for four four-year seats. There is a separate council election for Kristin McCowan to keep the seat she was appointed to last month, but she will have no competitors. In addition to those council contests, voters will also be deciding on elections to the SMMUSD, Santa Monica College,...

  • Fact Check: Do Republicans Want to Sabotage the Post Office Before The Election? #USPSSabotage

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 19, 2020

    The New York Times reports that the U.S. Postal service (USPS) will shut down prior to the November 3rd election. Trucks are rounding up mail boxes, says the New York Times, just before an election where people have to vote by mail. President Donald Trump has also publicly criticized the efficiency and honesty of voting by mail, which is believed to advantage Democrats. #USPSSabotage is trending on Twitter. And that package I ordered never seems to arrive. Is the Trump Administration trying to s...

  • Plenty of Misleading and Deficient Ideas at Mike Bonin's Town Hall on Reimagining Public Safety

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Aug 19, 2020

    Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin presented a town hall on Monday night and left the agenda up to Black Lives Matter-LA and People's Budget LA with the predictable result of the dissemination of confusing and misleading data, woke scolding, and white shaming. Black Lives Matter is an organization that advocates against alleged systemic racism and promotes far-left ideology unconnected to racism, such as trans rights, the necessary breakdown of the nuclear family, and the Palestinian cause....

  • City of Los Angeles, County of LA Each Give $100 million to Tenants through a Lottery

    Aug 19, 2020

    The City of Los Angeles recently distributed $100 million in rent money through a lottery style program. Now the County of Los Angeles has announced a similar program. As with the City of LA program, the County Program will distribute $100 million in Covid-19 relief, to tenants who complete an online application. The deadline is Monday August 31. Tenants may also call 211 and complete an application by phone. Renters at 30% of the median income may receive $10,000 to use for their rent. Aliens,...