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Articles from the August 24, 2020 edition

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Laughing Past the Graveyard: Burbank Covedy Festival Promotes Laughter During the #covid19 #Coronavirus Pandemic

"The 7th Annual Burbank CoVedy Festival " is the first exclusively virtual global comedy festival produced and showcased by the Flappers Comedy Club & Restaurant on August 9-22, 2020.(...

 

Slate: Phil Brock, Oscar de la Torre, Mario Fonda-Bonardi, and Christine Parra Team Up In SM City Council Slate

If you are struggling to sort through the list of 21 candidates aiming for the four Santa Monica City Council seats up for grabs in November, the formation of alliances might help you out. A...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    August 24, 2020

Santa Monica at Risk for Power Blackouts Due to Power Plant Closings, Poor Reserves, and Over-Ambitious Green Goals

Over the weekend, the state's California Independent System Operator, the overseer of the state's power grid, instituted the first rolling blackout due to power shortage in 20 years. Three of the...

 

Power Outages Highlight Progressive California's Inability to Handle its Size: Upzoning is Wildly Irresponsible

Power outages due to lack of supply affected nearly half a million customers in California last weekend. The shortage of available power was at least in part due to the state's commitment to clean...

 

Rioters Set Portland Courthouse on Fire, As the Democratic Convention Nominates Biden

Rioters set the Multnomah County Courthouse on fire in Portland Oregon Tuesday evening at 11 pm. Simultaneously, the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, nominated former VP Joe Biden as...

 

Rip City Suddenly Has a Near Monopoly on Skateboard Stores in Santa Monica

Jim McDowell and William Poncher were very serious when they opened RIP CITY - a skateboard shop at 2709 Santa Monica Blvd on April 1, 1978--April Fools Day . They were semi retired , and had come to...

 
la zoo reopens social distancing safety measures

Los Angeles Zoo Reopens to the Public on August 26

After closing its gates on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles Zoo is ready to safely reopen to the general public and its members on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. During the clos...

 
 Events   

Friday Night Coffee Table Readings

Join The Morgan-Wixson Theatre this Friday for a fantastic play reading directed by George Nikitas! This event is free but registration (quick and easy) is required. After you register you will receive a special Zoom link to attend the reading on...

 
Hot Topics Parenting Workshops

Hot Topics Parenting Workshops Brought to you by The Pump Station!

Hot Topics Parenting Workshops In these times of Covid-19, we don't really want to leave the house with a new baby. The Pump Station and Nurtury has created an amazing way to bring support to new...

 
Pet Adoption LA Animal Services grant Petco Foundation

Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services' Holiday Wishes Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation

Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services' Holiday Wishes Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation Individuals who have adopted a pet from LA Animal Services are invited to...

 

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