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Donald Trump On His Way to Election HQ, to claim the Presidency

Update 9:20 PM, PST: at 254 electoral votes, Donald Trump is on his way to his Manhattan headquarters to claim the presidency of the United States. No one expected it, and perhaps Donald Trump is...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 8, 2016

Relax, Dems. The Election of Donald Trump is not the end of the world

Relax, Dems. It's not the end of the world. I'm old enough to remember Democrats upset at the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. Reagan, primarily known as an actor (despite 2 terms as...

 

Why Didn't Kevin McKeown Work with Residents BEFORE He Was Worried about LV passing?  

Dear Editor and Fellow Residents of Santa Monica: This is an open letter I sent today along with the email reprinted in italics below I had received from Kevin McKeown, SM Councilmember. I sent it to...

 

Santa Monica Files Eviction Lawsuits Against Airport Operators

A TRO having been denied them yesterday, today the City of Santa Monica has filed UD's against 2 of the major tenants servicing aircraft and Santa Monica Airport. This has to be regarded as a major...

 

As Evan McMullin Threatens to Take Utah, Donald Trump Notices

Republican Donald Trump has seen it necessary to call out Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin. Former CIA agent McMullin is the darling of conservatives in Christian, Mormon, family...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 8, 2016

How an Italian Environmental Activist Became a Measure LV Supporter

Maria Rita D'Orsogna is a theoretical physicist by training, who teaches mathematics at Cal State University Northridge. She is also a well known environmental activist in Italy. I ran into her in...

 
 By Liz Miller    Opinion    November 8, 2016

Mike "Christian Sharia" Pence is Scarier than Donald Trump

For months now rational Americans have been both bewildered and amused that the pigheaded adolescent rebellion of GOP leaders during the Obama administration led to a presidential nominee who is, to...

 

FBI Concludes Investigation of Clinton E Mails, Won't Recommend Charges

Sunday, 11/06/2016; 2 days before election day, FBI director James Comey announced in a letter to Congress, that he had finished his 10 day review of the 650,000 new e mails found on Anthony Weiner's...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    November 8, 2016

Selling Food in Facebook Group May Land Mom in Jail

A Stockton, CA woman faces a trial and potential jail time after selling meals to an undercover policeman who had joined her social media community food group. Mariza Reulas was cited for selling an...

 

EPA Names Mazda the Most Fuel-Efficient Automobile Manufacturer in the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noted in its most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report that Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S....

 

Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt Concert to Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joel Rafael, and Bad Dog will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, November 27 for the Water Protectors on the front line and the Standing Rock community. The concert...

 

Disneyland Resort Celebrates Festival of Holidays

It's the season for celebrations as Holidays at the Disneyland Resort launches Nov. 10, inviting family and friends to make magical memories together. This year, guests will have even more to...

 

Freak accident: police Bullet kills pitbull, wounds woman

Police on ocean front walk and rose shot and killed a pit bull. The bullet accidentally went through the dog and hit a woman on a bicycle. She was taken away by ambulance to receive medical...

 

Hot New Pop Group Karma: 5 Artist Music Guild Award Nominations

For the Memphis based girl group, Karma, the selfless hard work they've put into their music over the last couple of years and their ongoing campaign to address one of the biggest social concerns of...

 

Gary Johnson May Win New Mexico, Which Would Keep both Trump and Clinton from Victory

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has a real shot at winning the State of New Mexico, where he was governor for 8 years. A poll released by the Albuquerque Jounal newspaper shows...

 

Follow the money supporting "No on LV" to Unwrap LV's Real Opponents

As a former management consultant with clients that ranged from small companies to large Fortune 500 companies, and the largest company in Canada, one principle stood out when trying to understand a...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 8, 2016

Will Tiffany Trump Be Invited to Donald Trump's Election Eve Party in Midtown?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's party will be at the Hilton Midtown. It will feature not only the Donald, but Melania Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. Hillary Clinton will be...

 

James Comey, You Are So Fired: Valerie Jarrett, Speaking of the Day After Election

A brief list of sure things as we head into the great beyond election day: 1. Barack Obama will fire James Comey, from his 10 year term as FBI director. He has 7 years left, but it kinda doesn't...

 

Donald Trump Watches Melania Vote. Is She a Secret Clinton Supporter??

The Republican presidential candidate gave two momentary looks toward his wife as they cast their ballots in New York City. While it does not appear that he tried to look at her ballot, a screenshot...

 

Pilot of Commercial Airliner Nearly Collides with Drone Near LAX

The pilot of a commercial airliner reported seeing a drone flying Monday near Los Angeles International Airport, reports City News Service. The unmanned aerial vehicle came dangerously close to...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 8, 2016

Lines Wrap Around the Block At Polling Station in Reed Park in Santa Monica

Lines were around the block at Christine Emerson Reed park on Lincoln and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica. Young people who work in offices waited in lines, trying to register their votes before their...

 

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