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Articles from the December 27, 2019 edition

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Who Says Santa Monica has to build 9,000 Housing Units? An Unelected Group With No Real Power, That's Who

In November, news broke that the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) had declared Santa Monica must build 9,118 housing units before 2029, 69 percent of which have to be affordable....

 

Pico Zoning Recommendations are City-run Pro-Gentrification under a rigged "public process"

On Tuesday December 17th, the Santa Monica City Council will be voting on a set of zoning recommendations for Pico Blvd. submitted by City staff under the Pico Well-being Project. Residents have seen...

 

Cannabis is Legal in Most of America, And This has Changed the Entire U.S. Drug Industry Forever

I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do Weed! Don't do the other stuff, but Weed is good! --Kevin Smith The world of drugs is much different than it was even a...

 

Firemen Put Out Dumpster Fire That Scorches 3 Floors of the Huntley Hotel

The Santa Monica Fire Dept. reports that it saved a 20 story hotel, the Huntley Hotel, from becoming fully engulfed in flames on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the trash bins behind the hotel,...

 

StoryCorps Wants You: Comes to Promenade to Record Gramma and Grandpa's Stories

Ever wanted to get that story from Grandma and Gramps recorded before they fade into History? Storycorps will record interviews on the Third Street Promenade from Jan. 5 – Feb. 7, 2020 as part of...

 

#SCOTUS Lets Stand Pro-Homeless Ruling Against Boise. But it's Not as Bad as They're All Saying

The U.S. Supreme Court on December 16 declined to take up a case regarding homeless outdoor sleeping. The Court's rejection of the case lets stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that governments cannot make...

 

Friend of the Family Appeals for Funds After the Death of Eric Corso of a Seizure Disorder

Editor: I am writing to you in hopes that you could help me in helping one of my closest friends Eric Corso's family. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Eric is one of 3 children of Kathy...

 

SMPD Arrests 3 Young Men for October 15th Carjacking

On October 15, 2019 a group of three males carjacked a victim in the area of 17th and Bryn Mawr Ave, writes SMPD PIO Lt. Candace Cobarrubias. One of the suspects used a handgun and pointed it at the...

 

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