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Ferrer Faces Conflict of Interest Accusations Regarding Mask Mandate; Olympian Kim Glass Attacker Also Attacked LA Prosecutor; $5k Reward Offered for Lady Gaga Dog Walker Assaulter; CA Bans State Travel to Nearly Half of US and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Taxpayers on hook as Gascon brings in nation's highest-paid attorney in legal battle with his own prosecutors Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, whose own deput...

 
 By Arthur Jeon    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Mayor Sue Himmelrich Acts in Definition of Bad Faith on Competing Ballot Measures

Open Letter to Sue Himmelrich and husband Michael Soloff: It was with dismay that I watched both your orchestrated attacks on councilman Phil Brock's alternate tax transfer measure at the July 12...

 

LA County Has Bail Again; Texas-style Lawsuits Against Illegal Gun Sales in CA; Feds Barred Again From Vax Mandate on Their Employees; CA Legislature Moving Toward Drug Injection Sites and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón claims L.A. County is safer 'in some areas' because of his policies despite rise in violent crime over past year Los Angeles County District Attorney Georg...

 

Most of CA Child Abuse Reports Missing From Database; Supreme Court Punts on Social Media Free Speech; Gascon Must Follow Law, Says Appeals Court; Compton Election Overturned and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Los Angeles DA George Gascon 'overstates his authority,' can't ignore California law, court rules A California appeals court of Thursday upheld an injunction that said...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 30, 2022

City of Santa Monica Turns Off Lights in Downtown Alley During Demolition Process of Parking Structure Three and Chaos Ensues

May 26, 2022 - Property owners surrounding the former downtown Santa Monica parking structure 3 noticed that the lights attached to the building were permanently shut off on Tuesday evening, May 10,...

 
 By Chuck Levin    Opinion    May 27, 2022

To Save the US Post Office, Fire Louis de Joy, Bring Back Historic Post Offices and Restore the 25 Cent Stamps

To save, preserve and expand the United States Postal Service requires making the post office a national priority. Plus, first firing Louis de Joy. Now that the dysfunctional board which governs the...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    May 25, 2022

Return of the US Postal Service Dropbox to Will Rogers Station in Santa Monica

Thank God for life's little pleasures! The mailbox in front of Will Rogers station post office, at Euclid and Wilshire, is once again bolted in the cement where it belongs. So now you can once again...

 
 By Olga Zurawska    Opinion    May 9, 2022

Mayor Himmelrich's Vendetta Against Housing Commission After Husband Ineligible to Serve Due to Anti-Nepotism Policy

Amid an affordable housing and homelessness crisis, why would the City want to suspend all meetings of the Housing Commission "until City Council considers its annual appointments in June 2022" (May 1...

 

More of Gascon's Employees Sue Him; Vax Mandate for Prison Workers Overturned; Authorities Accused of Ignoring Warning Signs Before Mother Kills Children; DWP Exec Gets Prison and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court hears case over deputy who didn't read Miranda rights You have the right to remain silent. Everyone knows police aren't supposed to question suspects without reading them...

 

Calabasas Spurns Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon's Request to Meet

The City Council of Calabasas has published an open letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, spurning his requiest to meet and discuss his "vision" of law enforcement. Citing a sp...

 

Denials, Promises, and Bald-faced Lies Fly Fast and Furious as City Officials at All Levels in Santa Monica React to City's Poor Crime Ranking

April 12, 2022 - City officials at all levels are struggling to respond to the recent news reports ranking Santa Monica as one of the least safe cities in California. In an open letter, City Manager...

 

Criminal Investigation of Amazon Requested by Congressional Committee; CA Legislature Stalls anti-Prop 47 Legislation; Newsom to Force Mentally Ill Homeless into Treatment; Garcetti's Ambassadorship in Peril and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings FBI wins narrow high court ruling on failed mosque sting operation The FBI can invoke privilege for state secrets to duck a lawsuit over a failed operation spying on Muslims...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    March 6, 2022

Some Russians Promote Conspiracy Theory that Putin Invaded Ukraine to Neutralize CIA Bio-Weapons Labs

As you might expect, conspiracy theories are making the rounds on Russian social media. One theory that the real reason Russia invaded Ukraine has nothing to do with history, national pride,...

 

My Humble Apology Letter To My Victim, My Sister, Writes a Women's Prisoner in California

June 5Th 2015, Amber S. Jackson, #X15530 / (CIW) Dear [name redacted], Hi. This letter is being written by me to apologize for all the harm that I've done to you. I need you to know that I'm sorry....

 

"Aggressive Hostility?" Boo-hoo-boo, Mayor Himmelrich!

Mayor Sheds Crocodile Tears While Ruining Santa Monica Permanently for Residents: Letter from Santa Monica Voter Boo-hoo-boo, Mayor Himmelrich. Cry me a river with your comments. If you and this City...

 

Second Gascon Recall Effort Approved by County Recorder; More Than 80 Firearms Among Stolen Goods from Trains; Rick Caruso Registers as Democrat and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Calif. DAs win temporary restraining order preventing corrections dept. from awarding 66% 'good conduct credits' to second-strikers The California Department of Corrections &...

 

California May Share Gun Owner's Personal Information; Google's NDA's Illegal; Gascon Lets Child Molester Walk; Apple Air Tags Being Used by Criminals to Target Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California high court greenlights suit by assault victim, despite prior settlement In a ruling being hailed as a major win for victims of sexual assault and harassment, the...

 

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...

 

LA County Owes $1M to Jailhouse Whistleblower; Wealthy Socialite Free on Bail After Allegedly Running Over Two Children; CA's Recycling System Rifled with Fraud and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police...

 

Justice Reform Takes a Hit - Courts Rule Against Early Release of Violent Offenders and DUI Diversion; Gascon Dismissed 12,000 Criminal Cases; Jan 6 Riot Deemed Unprotected by 1st Amendment and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge halts California earlier releases for repeat offenders A judge on Wednesday temporarily halted California's plans to speed the potential prison release dates for repeat...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 4, 2022

SMMUSD Plans to Reopen As Scheduled. Jan. 3 for elementary, Jan. 4 for secondary school and SMASH

With Covid-19 case counts exploding in Los Angeles County and across the U.S., schools are mostly still planning to reopen. On Sunday night, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District issued a "S...

 

Amid Crime Wave, CA Panel Recommends Dumping 3-Strikes Penalty; Walmart Sued Over Hazardous Waste; LAPD Academy Gun Store Sells Stolen Weapons; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings The Supreme Court found a Sonoma County man's arrest illegal. A state appeals court upheld his conviction anyway Six months ago, a North Bay man who was pursued into his garage...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    December 10, 2021

Solutions for the Problems afflicting our Downtown in Santa Monica

The following letter was sent to the entire city council, the city manager, and police chief. Chief Batista and City Manager White both replied with thanks to the author. A. SHORT TERM (IMMEDIATE)...

 

Prison Staff Must Vaccinate; Court Rules Motels' Insurance Doesn't Cover Covid; SF DA Chesa Boudin Charges all of 9 People for Mass Smash-and-Grabs; Facebook Wants Police to Stop Policing on Their Site

Courts & Rulings Federal judge rejects California's bid to postpone vaccination of prison staff With COVID-19 already having taken the lives of nearly 300 California inmates and prison staff, a...

 

Saving the US Postal Service From Budget Cuts, Politics and Neglect Must be a National Priority

Saving the United States Postal Service and stopping disingenuous forces from dismantling and privatizing it must be a national priority. We have witnessed the destruction of our post office and that...

 

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