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Local Boy Scout Troop Runs a Christmas Tree Lot on Wilshire Blvd

Despite the fires and the drought, Christmas trees arrived in Santa Monica on time this year. Jerry's Liquor Store's parking lot has been transformed into an urban forest of Christmas trees. And for...

 

SF Suspends Cannabis Tax to Help Serial-Robbed Dispensaries; Bear Spray Used in Smash-and-Grabs; LA Police Detective Tells Tourists the City Unsafe; 200 Robberies in 1 Week Alone in LA; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge Ito spurns DA's entreaty to vacate death sentence Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger Ito on Friday rejected a stipulation by the Office of District Attorney George...

 

Mono County Hot Creek Said to Be Too Hot to Swim In Now

Hot Creek, starting as Mammoth Creek, is a stream in Mono County, within the Inyo National Forest. For years it has been a comfortable place to swim. But this summer, bathers noticed it had become...

 

SJ Homicide Suspect Released Without Bail; LB Police Chief Makes Bid for LA Sheriff by Claiming He'll Fire Unvaxxed; Suspect in Avant Shooting Caught in Someone Else's Backyard

Courts & Rulings 'Inventory search' of lawfully parked car was pretextual The exploration by sheriff's deputies of the content of an automobile, in the absence of a warrant, cannot be justified...

 

Vanessa Bryant Must Turn Over Therapy Files in Lawsuit; SCOTUS Ruling on NY Concealed Carry Has CA Implications; 3 Teenagers Behind Swatting of BLM Leader; Crime up 47% in LA; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings No decision is reached on Gascón's hiring practices Still lingering is the question of whether Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón acted unlawfully in hiring three...

 

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...

 

Not Guilty on all counts! Rittenhouse Jury Reaches a Verdict in Kenosha Wisconsin Murder Trial

The 7 man, 5 woman jury in Kenosha Wisconsin has reached a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial. Rittenhouse is on trial for the death of two men and the wounding of a third, during the Blake...

 

Legendary Stevie Wonder Closes Global Citizen Live Los Angeles at the Greek Theater

Global Citizen Live Los Angeles was the last location of the 24 hour worldwide broadcast to fundraise to defend our planet and defeat poverty by petitioning world leaders, philanthropists, and the...

 

Photos of Kobe Bryant Crash Site Cost County $2.5 Million So Far; Sheriff Calls County Vaccine Mandate Threat to Public Safety; In -N-Out Closes Indoor Dining in Contra Costa and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California high court refuses to hear Brad Pitt's appeal in child custody battle The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider Brad Pitt's appeal of a lower-court...

 
 By Tyler Flynn    Events   

Violinist Geneva Lewis to perform with Pianist Marisa Gupta. Part of the Recital Series at Pepperdine University

Violinist Geneva Lewis, accompanied by pianist Marisa Gupta, comes to Pepperdine University's Raitt Recital Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2021 as the first performer of the Recital Series for...

 

Newsom Has to Reveal Text Messages About PG&E Bailout; Recall Boudin Effort Gains Enough Signatures for Recall; $20 B Stolen From CA Pandemic Relief and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge denies LAPD officers' request to block elements of the employee vaccine mandate A federal judge in Orange County has denied a request from a group of LAPD officers to block...

 

Newsom OKs Shorter Terms for Gang Members; Former SEIU Union Chief Charged with Evading Taxes and Grand Theft; Ghost Guns Used in 24 LA Homicides and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings 6th Circuit sides with student-athletes: Western Michigan University's vaccine policy 'burdens their free exercise of religion A Michigan attorney was preparing to file another...

 

Austin Releases 5 Men Linked to Gang-Related Homicide; Former NBA Players Indicted in Insurance Fraud Scheme; Newsom Approves Process to Decertify Policemen; Sheriff Won't Enforce Vaccine Mandate; and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

California federal court announces vaccine mandate for workers--The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California now requires all employees, volunteers and judiciary contractors working...

 

Newsom Strikes the Word 'Alien' from All Laws; Downey is 31st City to Vote No Confidence in DA Gascon; CA Prison on the Hook for Cellmate Murder : Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge: California prison guards can't invoke qualified immunity after sticking homicide victim into cell with Aryan Brotherhood killer A year after hearing arguments, a federal...

 

As Summer Fades, Beach Volleyball Continues On the Beach in Ocean Park

9/24: Last weekend, our photographer Mary Leipziger captured these photos of kids and adults playing beach volley ball on Santa Monica beach. The modern game originated on Santa Monica Beach. An...

 

Recall DA Gascon Campaign Gives Up For Now; Assembly Passes Law to Eliminate Gang Enhancement Sentencing; Armed Robberies are Increasing in LA and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Ninth Circuit denies bid by California DAs to challenge death penalty moratorium In a divided opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel upheld a lower court decision that prevented a group...

 

Mike Bonin Says Public Housing isn't Crime-Ridden and Filthy any More: Let's Put it Everywhere!

September 20, 2021 - In an email to constituents, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin suggested the city buy up motels and even office buildings to turn them into "housing with services." Bonin...

 

The Paia Inn: Chic, Boutique, Beach Hotel, in Hip Maui Surf Town

The Paia Inn, a chic, boutique, beach hotel, is located in one of the hippest surf towns on Maui. This private oasis with North shore vibes will appeal to every traveler who wants to live like a local...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Events   

Local Events Include Santa Monica's 'Secret Story tour' Digital Interactive Experience at the Santa Monica Pier

Heading into the last official weekend of summer and getting ready for fall y'all! There are so many fun options for things to do this weekend: LOCAL EVENTS in and around Santa Monica: Santa Monica's...

 

LA Sheriff Succeeds in Removing Homeless Encampments From Venice Boardwalk

Authorities may claim success in removing homeless people from the Venice boardwalk, a task that seemed impossible at the beginning of the summer. In my Labor Day visit to the Boardwalk, I saw no...

 

LA Art Show 2021 Opening Night Premiere Party

Thursday Night, July 29, 2021 -- The LA Art show has been a staunch supporter of St Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading hospital devoted to medical research and the treatment of childhood...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    August 9, 2021

This is Not the Summer to Head to the Beach

August 6, 2021 - Local beaches, including all of the Santa Monica beaches, beaches in Malibu, Topanga, and on Catalina Island, have been experiencing sporadic closures and advisories since the July...

 
 By Jack Simon    People    August 7, 2021

Erica Cuyugan Appointed as Interim SM Library Director

Erica Cuyugan has been appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Santa Monica Public Library, city officials announced today. She will start her temporary post on September 5. A 15-year veteran of...

 

Santa Monica's Laura Gordon Chosen as Head Coach of the Open Tennis Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel

Laura Gordon of Santa Monica was named Head Coach of the Open Tennis Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel – which will take place July 2022. The Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics,...

 

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