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 By Jack Simon    News    February 25, 2021 

Santa Monica City Council Still Struggling to Develop Strategies to Curb Homelessness

Most cities in California have struggled to come up with solutions to curb homelessness in their municipalities and it was no different for the Santa Monica City Council last night. At its annual...

 

Los Angeles County Can Now Allow Moderate and High Contact Sports

As of Friday, updated State guidance allows for all outdoor youth and adult recreational sports, including moderate contact and high contact sports, to resume practice, training and competitions in co...

 

Will Santa Monica Cave to Big-Bucks Developer with a Massive and Wacky Building Design Seeking to Replace the Crime Vons on Lincoln?

The developer of the $1 billion Frank Gehry housing project across from the Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is asking Santa Monica's Architectural Review Board for concessions with its...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    February 23, 2021

Man Charged in 40-Year-Old Cold Case of Stabbing Murder in El Monte

February 22 Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives and attorneys in the Cold Case Unit discovered the murderer of a man killed at an El Monte motel in 1978. Anthony Davis, 61, was charged on Friday...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 23, 2021

In a Sign That the Pandemic Is Easing, Santa Monica Bus Company Goes Back to Normal

The number of Covid-19 cases is declining in LA County. Schools in Santa Clarita opened one day a week Monday. The Big Blue Bus Company in Santa Monica is now charging fares again. Passengers no...

 

Tiger Woods Sustains Major Injuries in Rollover Car Crash at Genesis Invitational in Rancho Palos Verdes

Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in a car crash near the Genesis Invitational Gold Tournament in Rancho Palos Verdes early Tuesday morninb. The accident...

 

Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested by Santa Monica PD, Some Parts Recovered

2/17: The theft of a car part called a catalytic converter is an ongoing problem in Los Angeles County. All cars sold in California after 1974 are required to have catalytic converters. When cars are...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    February 22, 2021

City Attorney Sues SM Landlord Who Allegedly Tried to Evict Long-term Tenants During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Santa Monica is taking a tougher stance against landlords who have ignored the eviction moratorium and aggressively tried to force out long-term tenants during the pandemic. The SM City Attorney's...

 

California Announces it Will Next Vaccinate People with Additional Health Risks Regarding Covid-19

Quickly following the announcement of three new groups of workers who will be eligible to receive the vaccine against Covid-19, the State of California's Department of Public Health announced it will...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    February 21, 2021

It's Too Late Disney Fans: "Mandalorian" star Gina Carano Has a New and Better Gig with the Conservative Daily Wire

A Change.org petition of "Mandalorian" fans to reinstate actress Gina Carano to her role as Cara Dune reportedly has thousands of signatures. The actress was fired by Disney from her spot in the...

 

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Attempting to Kidnap Joe Montana's Granddaughter; 2 Court Interpreters Get Covid and Die Because Traffic and Eviction Court Held in Person; and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit Judge blocks some of LA district attorney's reform policies A judge has decided some of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon's justice reform policies aimed at reducing...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    February 17, 2021

SMMUSD Chief 'Committed to In-Person Instruction' This Fall

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has announced that it is "committed to in-person instruction as our priority for the fall" as the Center for Disease Control just released its guidance for...

 

Unsafe and an Environmental Hazard: Ballona Creek Wetland has been Taken Over by Lawless Vagrants

UPDATE FEBRUARY 11: Hello Everyone, I hope you are safe and well. The latest update is that CDFW Wardens will be patrolling the Freshwater Marsh soon (they may have started already, I am not sure). Th...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    February 17, 2021

Doctors May Be Required to Assist in Suicides Under Proposed California Law SB 380

A bill introduced by Senator Eggman in the California State Legislature would significantly change the legal position of doctors regarding the state's 2015 assisted suicide legislation. Currently,...

 

Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh dead of Lung Cancer at the age of 70

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is dead at the age of 70 from lung cancer, reports his family. Limbaugh hosted a national television show from 1992 to 1996. He was among the most highly...

 

DUI Suspect Hits Barriers at Urth Cafe on Main Street in Santa Monica Friday Night.

A suspected drunk driver hit the concrete barriers erected on Main Street outside Urth Cafe, to allow for outdoor dining in the Covid era, Santa Monica police and witnesses said. Police allege Piper...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    February 15, 2021

3 New Groups to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines in California in Coming Weeks: Education and childcare workers, Food and Agriculture Workers, and Emergency Services Workers

California Governor Newsom announced the opening of a new group of workers who will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. As part of Phase 1B Tier 1, education and childcare workers, food and...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    February 15, 2021

Santa Monica City Council Discusses   Future of Third Street Promenade

The Third Street Promenade, the three-block, open-air retail and entertainment district, may be getting a facelift this year.  At its meeting Tuesday night, the Santa Monica City Council...

 

I'm Not a Cat, Lawyer Argues to Texas Court in Hysterical, Must See Video

An attorney who appeared before the 394th Texas Judicial District had to argue that he was not, in fact, feline in nature. The judge assured him that it was some sort of filter, and that his...

 

Dr. Laura Berman's 16 Year Old Son Dies of Overdose, She Posts on Instagram

A 16 year old boy died of a drug overdose Sunday afternoon in the 1000 block of Yale Street, reports Lt. Rudy Flores of the Santa Monica Police Department. The boy was Dr. Laura Berman's son, Samuel....

 
 By Jack Simon    News    February 8, 2021

Santa Monica Still Facing Budget Deficits, But City Officials Hoping for 'Federal Stimulus" to Fill Gaps

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to batter the US economy, the Santa Monica City Council received this week an update on the city's finances and its projected budget deficits over the coming...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    February 8, 2021

Don't Go to Superbowl Parties, County Health Department Begs, Claiming Such Gatherings Bring Death

The Los County Department of Public Health today begs residents to avoid gathering with people outside their immediate household to watch the Superbowl this weekend. This week, the county surpassed...

 
 By Simon Jack    News    February 8, 2021

Sentencing Delayed for Santa Monica Man Who Orchestrated Online Romance Scam

A federal judge has delayed until February 22 the sentencing for a Santa Monica man who admitted to orchestrating an online romance scam that conned four women, including "Black-ish" actress Jenifer...

 

LA County Residents Should Prepare for Heavy Rain, Mud, and Debris Flow Says Fire Department

Los Angeles, CA – With heavy rain expected throughout Southern California over the next few days, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reminds residents to be aware of the potential for mud and...

 

Newsom Gives Freedom to Man Who Sexually Assaulted and Murdered a 17-year-old Boy, Woman Charged with Attempting to Murder Counterprotestors at Anti-Police Rally, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

ADDA Lawsuit How to listen to live court audio in the ADDA vs. DA lawsuit For those interested in listening to the Court proceedings in Association of Deputy District Attorneys v. George Gascón et...

 

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