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Articles from the September 9, 2020 edition

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  • SMRR, Santa Monica Forward Endorse Incumbents for City Council

    Leonard Guzz Brophy IV, Recovering Alcoholic--Observer Staff Writer|Sep 9, 2020

    If you want to win a political race in this city, you're probably going to need the support of Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, better known as SMRR, or face a tough uphill battle. At its recent online convention, SMRR endorsed only City Council incumbents, although not all of them got the nod. The endorsees are Gleam Davis, Ted Winterer, Ana Jara, and Kristin McCowan (McCowan is running unopposed in a special election to keep the seat she was appointed to in July). The only incumbent left...

  • Carmel-By-The-Sea: the Perfect Socially Distanced Bay Area Day Trip

    Letty Thomas|Sep 9, 2020

    With Covid-19 curtailing a lot of travel plans, the perfect remedy for a Bay Area resident is a day trip to somewhere new. Last month the four of us (myself, my sister Kathy, and my two daughters Katie and Kelly) planned a trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea or Carmel for short. Located on the central coast of California about 120 miles south of San Francisco in Monterey County – Carmel is a hidden gem. It is primarily a residential community with a passion for the ocean and the arts. It was developed a...

  • Police Union Guilty of Ruining the City's Economy, says Mike Bonin, Blaming the Union for His Own Covid-related Policy Mistakes

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Sep 9, 2020

    On Wednesday, Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin published an editorial in the LA Times and sent out an email blasting the police union for refusing to take a pay cut during a time of deadly pandemic and economic collapse. It would be solely due to the Los Angeles Police Protective League's intransigence, according to Bonin, that budget cuts would have to be taken across the board in other Los Angeles city services. Bonin claims funding cuts will impact emergency preparedness, fire equipment...

  • Let's Divide Everyone into Tribes and Examine Why White People are So Awful: CA Approves Marxist Ethnic Studies Requirement

    Corva Corvax, a Logical Opinion|Sep 9, 2020

    Santa Monica lost its progressive cred as the state surpassed the school district in shoving radical left indoctrination down our students' throats by passing AB 331, a law requiring a semester of ethnic studies for high school graduation, together with a model curriculum that sounds more like a Marxist manifesto than a public school resource. This summer, SMMUSD approved embedding "antiracist" elements in the K-12 curriculum and revised the 11th grade U.S. History class to reflect this...