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 By Jack Simon    News    September 18, 2021 

SM City Council Opposes Malibu's Plan to Split SMMUSD

The Santa Monica City Council has gone on the record with its opposition to City of Malibu's petition to split the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into two separate districts. This...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    September 18, 2021 

Santa Monica to Refund 3,500 Street Sweeping Parking Tickets, But You Have to Ask For It

September 17, 2021 The Santa Monica City Council agreed to refund 3,500 parking tickets that were issued between August 30 and September 3 because the city had told the public tickets weren't going...

 

Don't Bring Your Pet to a Shelter - Rehome with New County Website "Home to Home"

One of the toughest decisions a pet owner can face is no longer being able to keep their beloved pet. Pet owners have limited options when rehoming their pet - find a new home on their own, without...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    September 18, 2021 

County to Require Vaccine Proof at Bars, Outdoor Mega Events

September 17, 2021 - Los Angeles County Health Department officials announced this week that they will be issuing a new Health Officer Order that will require vaccine verifications in order to enter...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    September 18, 2021 

LA County's Vaccine Mandate Could Cause Distrust in the Vaccine

September 17, 2021 - This week, Los Angeles County health officials announced they would be issuing a new Health Officer Order mandating vaccine verification for individuals wishing to work at or...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    September 18, 2021 

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Centered in Carson Hits on Friday at 7:58 pm

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake centered in Carson shook the Westside on Friday evening just before 8 pm. It was felt as a low rolling motion, for about ten seconds. There were no immediate reports of...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    September 18, 2021 

SM Fire Department Launches new Response Unit to Assist the Homeless

The Santa Monica Fire Department this week launched a new emergency response unit which will address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The Community Response Unit (CRU) looks like a typic...

 

Did You Feel It? 3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles From Thousand Oaks at 7:59 am Monday Morning

September 13, 2021 - An abrupt shake hit Santa Monica at 7:59 am Monday morning. The center of the quake was located 5 kilometers North Northwest of Thousand Oaks, California. Depth of the quake was...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 12, 2021

LA Times Downplays Homeless Attack On Larry Elder, In An Attempt to Boost Newsom

The Los Angeles Times newspaper, which has told voters repeatedly to "Just Say No" on the recall, downplayed the racist attack on recall candidate Larry Elder yesterday. Elder, who is black, was...

 

A Giraffe Strolls Down Santa Monica Beach As a Gorilla Throws an Egg At Larry Elder on Venice Beach.

The Jonathan Club on Santa Monica Beach hired a Giraffe named Jax for their private Labor Day event.  The animal was intended to entertain kids, but ended up going viral on Twitter after being...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 12, 2021

Sept. 9, Britney Spears Posts "This is My Ass" on Twitter. Sept 10, She Makes Time Magazine List of 100 Most Influential

Oftentimes, Truth is Stranger than fiction. On September 9, Britney Spears posted herself in a thong video, displaying her rear end to the world. "Here's a video so you guys can see this is really my...

 

Mrs. Gavin Newsom Called Rose McGowan 6 Months Before She Blew Up Harvey Weinstein, Asking Her to Shut Up

Politics makes strange bedfellows. Rose McGowan just got into bed, politically speaking, with Larry Elder. This afternoon, the Me Too movement founder will hold a press conference with Larry Elder,...

 

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...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    September 10, 2021

Santa Monica Police, Fire Departments To Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The Santa Monica police and fire departments will conduct a brief and solemn ceremony this Saturday, September 11, in remembrance of those who perished 20 years ago during the terrorists' attacks at t...

 

Bears Take Over South Lake Tahoe as Resort City is Evacuated Due to Caldor Fire

Who's smarter than the average bear? South Lake Tahoe, a city of 22,000 people, has been evacuated due to the Caldor Fire. Caldor has burned 208,000 acres to the Southwest of Lake Tahoe, coming...

 

Local Synagogues Prepare For High Holiday Services Under Covid

For local Jews, the New Year is upon us. For the second year in a row, local temples and synagogues are preparing for High Holiday services during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Conservative...

 

Road Rage or Two Cars Chasing Each Other Ends in Car to Car Shooting at Kansas and Stewart Street in Santa Monica

From Police Lt. Rudy Flores: "This is preliminary: Officers are working the scene of a shooting that started out as either a road rage or 2 cars involved in a chase. At some point they were involved...

 

Evacuation Order Rescinded for South Lake Tahoe after 50% containment of Caldor Fire

CalFire rescinded its evacuation order for the South Lake Tahoe area at 4 pm Sunday afternoon. The order came into effect after the town of 22,000 residents and several large casinos, was threatened...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    September 6, 2021

SM Secures $45 Million in Grants to Fund 'Water Self-Sufficiency' Projects

Amid the statewide drought that turned flowing streams into dry river beds, the City of Santa Monica has secured over $45 million in grants to advance "water self-sufficiency projects to diversify...

 

Proud Boys vs. Antifa: Anti-Vax Rally by the Pier Fails to Produce a Portland Like Conflict Between Disparate Groups

About 400 to 500 demonstrators prayed by the Santa Monica Pier Sunday afternoon. Speakers of every race exhorted the genteel crowd to vote to recall Gavin Newsom and George Gascon. They also opposed...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    September 2, 2021

Rental Assistance Available to Qualifying Santa Monica Tenants

With the statewide eviction moratorium expiring September 30, Santa Monica officials are urging local tenants in need to apply for the state's rental and utility assistance program. Currently,...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 31, 2021

Santa Monica Settles More Claims Alleging Sexual Abuse by Former City Employee

The City Council has resolved more pending claims and lawsuits against the City of Santa Monica arising out of allegations of sexual abuse by former city employee Eric Uller.  Tuesday night, the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 31, 2021

SM City Council Approves Ban of Combustible Fuels on the Pier

8/24: Santa Monica will no longer tolerate the use of non-permitted combustible fuels on or around the Pier nor the dumping of commercial trash or liquid waste in city receptacles and storm drains....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 31, 2021

Mountain Lion Shot and Killed After Attacking 5 Year Old Boy Near Calabasas, California

Cal. wildlife officers say they killed a non-collared mountain lion near Calabasas Thursday. They also captured a female lion known to them as P-54, a cougar mother who was part of a study. P-54 was...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    August 31, 2021

SM City Council Revisits, Approves Law Banning Items 'That Can be Weaponized" at Protests

The Santa Monica City Council this week revisited an emergency ordinance it voted down four months ago which would ban certain items that "can be weaponized" at public assemblies and community...

 

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