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Firefighters Make Headway in Anti-Vax-Mandate Lawsuit; Forging SS Number Cause for Deportation; Garcetti Advocates Pressured Sen Mark Kelly; Homeless Cleared from Downtown for Summit and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón recall campaign prompts gang member's push for deal (Video) Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reports on the recall effort against Los Angeles D...

 

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 Stan Greene    Crime    June 6, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Two Men After Purse Snatching, Car Chase Involving a Baby Stroller, And a Foot Chase

On Saturday, two men snatched a woman's purse, then stole her Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police were called. They tried to pull over the Explorer, which hit a parked car near 14th Street and...

 

Government Can Legally Track Your Location Via E-Scooter; Tesla Auto-Pilot Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges; LA Jail Diversion Program a Flop and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Barger supports recall of Gascón as district attorney Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger voiced her support to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    June 3, 2022

No Serious Teeth to Street Vending Legislation: Senator Ben Allen's Proposed Law Does not Allow Criminal Punishment of Unpermitted Street Vendors

May 27, 2022 - California State Senator Ben Allen's law, SB 1290, which he alleges addresses regulating street vendors, such as those who've spent time crowding the Santa Monica Pier, does not...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    June 3, 2022

Two Men Charged With Stealing 10,000 Postal Money Orders Worth $5.1 Million

U.S. Postal Service employee Dewayne Morris Sr. and his son and namesake were charged in federal court with multiple felony counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in connection with the theft of $5...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    June 3, 2022

Three girls found unresponsive May 25th in Santa Monica had taken Ecstasy Laced With Fentanyl

6.1.22: The three girls who overdosed last week in Santa Monica took MDMA pills (“ecstasy” in street lingo) laced with fentanyl. They suffered neurological damage per statement released today by...

 

Laguna Woods Shooter Allegedly Hated Taiwan; Gascon Will Allow Some Cash Bail; SF DA Chesa Boudin Secured Only 3 Drug Convictions Last Year; Angel Stadium Sale Held Up for FBI Probe and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Policy/Legal/Political A 'no party preference' prosecutor could shake up California attorney general's race As a prosecutor, Anne Marie Schubert has thrived on being able to pull off what seemed...

 

DA Gascon Backs Off (Slightly) from No-Cash-Bail Policy; Trans Hannah Tubbs Now Charged with Murder; Gun Case Dismissed against Jackie Lacey's Husband; $32 Million Settled by County in 10-Year-Old's Torture and Death

George Gascón's reform initiatives put to the test One of D.A. George Gascon's reform initiatives has been heard at a state appeals court. NBC4's I-Team has been following Gascon's efforts to reduce...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    May 6, 2022

Vandal with Pipe Assaults Resident Who is Calling Police on Him, is Arrested

4.29.22: A man with a pipe broke a window in the alley between Lincoln and 7th Street at Arizona and then assaulted a resident who tried to stop him from breaking additional windows. Arthur Jeon,...

 

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...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    May 4, 2022

Armed Robbery at Ocean Avenue and Washington Avenue in Santa Monica

April 28, 2022 - A Nextdoor user posted this morning that his friend was robbed at gunpoint at Ocean Avenue and Washington Avenue in Santa Monica at approximately 1:00 am yesterday morning. According...

 

34 Shot in LA in One Week; Covid Test Results Faked; Sacramento Shootout Involved Gang Dispute; Cal Pension Fund Takes Hit Along with Netflix

Courts & Rulings DMV's license-revocation hearings run unconstitutionally The Court of Appeal for this district on Friday declared unconstitutional the system under which one person acts as both...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 27, 2022

SMFD Saves Two Cats by Giving Them Mouth to Mouth resuscitation, CPR

Firemen put out a fire in an apartment where four cats lived with their owner on 20th Street. Two cats were saved using pet oxygen masks. Two other cats died of smoke inhalation as detailed in the...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 25, 2022

Ralph's Bagger Slugs a Customer After Complaint About Homeless People Begging in Front of Santa Monica Grocery Store

A Santa Monica native was attacked by a bagger at the Ralph's grocery store on Cloverfield, when he complained to the manager about two vagrants blocking the entrances. The vagrants were a man and a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 25, 2022

Woman Wanted for Robbery and Felony Hit and Run, Arrested for Catalytic Converter Theft in Santa Monica

Two men and two women were arrested for catalytic converter theft near Colorado Blvd and Harvard Avenue in Santa Monica. The four were booked for Grand Theft Conspiracy. The theft of catalytic...

 

6 Women Inmates Falsely Accused Of Rape At California Institution for Women Prison

It was a normal, quiet Sunday evening on the prison yard. The Oscars were live on TV. While Will Smith was capturing attention with the slapping of Chris Rock, another, far more serious and far more u...

 

Congratulations To CIW Warden Mona D. Houston On Her Promotion To CDCR

At first, I admit I was skeptical of Warden Houston. I even thought she was anti women, at first. However, over time I was won over by her leadership and her ability to steer CIW through several...

 

Suspect in Follow-Home Armed Robberies Had Been Repeatedly Arrested and Released; County Sups Direct Unvaxxed Workers Get Disciplined; CA Has $600 million in Unclaimed Recycle Deposits; and Other Stories Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Why so many of DA Gascón's prosecutors want him recalled The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is in turmoil. Prosecutors opposed to DA George Gascón's...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 17, 2022

SMPD Identifies Suspect in Mail Carrier Assaults that Suspended Service on 14th Street in Santa Monica

4.12.22: The Santa Monica Police Department have identified a suspect responsible for the halting of mail carrier service in the 1300 block of 14th Street. Davon Ray Morgan, age undisclosed, is the su...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 13, 2022

Homeless Encampment At 17th Street and Santa Monica Freeway Burns, Fire Causes 3 Mile Backup

4.09.22: A brush fire along the side of the 10 Freeway near the 17th Street bridge, was visible for miles early Saturday afternoon at about 12 noon PST. Gray smoke from the fire was visible for...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    April 13, 2022

Homeless Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Santa Monica Woman in 2018

A homeless man who was convicted of raping a Santa Monica woman in her Ocean Park apartment in 2018 was sentenced on Friday to 100 years to life in state prison. Dylan James Jensen, now 44, was found...

 

Adidas Store Robbed on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Latest in Chain of Robberies, Fires and Harassments in the Area

April 6, 2022 - The Adidas store on the Third Street Promenade was robbed at around 2:30 am this morning by an individual who smashed the storefront window with a cinderblock, used a fire extinguisher...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    April 9, 2022

Deaths of Two Young Women Ruled Homicides After Toxicology Report From LA County Coroner

The deaths of an aspiring actress and her architect friend have been ruled homicides, says the LA County Coroner's office. This result was not too surprising, given that David Pearce has been charged...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 5, 2022

Court Takes Guilty Plea in Sexual Assault/ Wine Spiking Case in Santa Monica

Michael Hsu plead guilty to sexually assaulting a female victim, after spiking her wine glass at Fig Restaurant, Miramar Sheraton, with MDMA. This was apparently a woman Hsu was then dating....

 

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