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Articles from the January 24, 2022 edition

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How Much Was Spent on Homeless and How Many Were Helped? Santa Monica Staff Has No Idea

1/21/22: Staff for the City of Santa Monica released a report this month titled "Overview of Homeless Outreach and Hygiene Services" in response to requests from some city councilmembers for a...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 24, 2022

This Year's Covid-19 Surge is Ten Times Less Deadly Than Last Year's

January 21, 2022 - Matters can always change over the next few weeks, but a comparison of the same 6-week period spanning the New Year shows 10 times less deaths for the number of Covid-19 cases this...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    January 24, 2022

Downtown Santa Monica Inc is Failing and Needs a New Charter and Leadership

For the first time in over a quarter century, the organization designated to manage Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade and Downtown, will have a new Director. The DTSM Board and Stakeholders...

 

LASD Seek 3 Suspects in Three 7/11 Robberies Monday Night Near Lakewood

LA County Sheriff's are seeking 3 suspects in a series of armed robberies that occurred at convenience stores on Monday night, officials said. Suspects wearing the same clothing took place in all...

 
 By John Alle    News    January 24, 2022

Many of Santa Monica's Homeless Are Armed

Early Friday morning I met an unhoused person charging his phone on the 3rd level of Garage 4. He gave me his permission to record our conversation. We spoke for 40 minutes, sitting between one filthy...

 

Gascon Has Made DA Office Into Image of a Badly Run Airline

Often questioned about his lack of prosecutorial experience, George Gascón has compared running the District Attorney's Office to managing an airline. Experience? Expertise? They don't matter. What m...

 

The Divine Feminine and Imagination

"Imagination is more important than knowledge," one of Albert Einstein's prolific quotes, resounds through the ethers with trembling ominousness. As western culture continues exponentiating...

 

Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich Rolls Eyes at MLK Jr.'s Message on Civility

Rattled after public speakers criticized her favored Housing Commission applicant (an incumbent of ten years), the Mayor admonished the commenters for exercising their freedom of speech during the...

 

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