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Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents two upcoming Nutcracker experiences

Keeping physical distancing and mask protocols in place, the Volunteer Guild's boutique committee will offer a delightful assortment of gifts for everyone on your list. Offerings include nutcrackers...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    November 27, 2020 

Why is Santa Monica So Eager to Build 8,874 Units? Questions Raised During Webinar Have Not Yet Been Answered

It's been almost two weeks since the City's Planning Department hosted their first webinar about the Housing Element Update - the plan to zone for an additional 8,874 residential units as ordered by...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    November 27, 2020 

Motion Fails to Bring Back Outdoor Dining: Two County Supervisors Dispute Science Behind Banning Outdoor Dining

Two Los Angeles County Supervisors led a failed attempt to reverse the county Department of Public Health's decision to close outdoor dining at area restaurants. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    November 27, 2020 

Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel is Lit Up as a Turkey All Thanksgiving

The Pier is open, Pacific Park is closed. And the Ferris wheel is displaying a turkey design for Thanksgiving. "Pacific Park will be "Talkin' Turkey" on it 90-feet tall Ferris wheel while featuring...

 

Trump Administration Begins Transition Process to Democratic Biden Administration, in what is the closest thing yet to a concession

President Donald Trump tweeted today that he will begin the transition process to a Joe Biden presidency. General Services Administration (GSA) head Emily Murphy on Monday told President-elect Joe...

 

The Lockdown is Back: LA County Issues 10 pm Curfew

Reacting to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued new restrictions, including a 10 pm cutoff hour for non-essential businesses - with the...

 

California Prisoners FaceAnother Holiday In Prison, But This Time Under the Specter of Covid-19

I'm not a fan of holidays while in prison. No mail. Nothing on TV. Time seems to slow down. The state of California usually opens up visiting for the specific holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 23, 2020

Coinbase Malfunctions as Crypto Currencies are in a Bull Run

According to several posts on Twitter, and this author's own experience with $500 of Orchid disappearing; the world's largest system for trading cryptocurrencies went down Monday night, 11/23/20,...

 

3 Facts Newsom Told Us When he Attended a Dinner Party at the French Laundry

California Governor Newsom was outed as having flouted his own state's guidelines and rules when he was caught attending a birthday party on November 6 at the exclusive French Laundry restaurant in...

 

It's Time for the Trump Campaign to Either Put Up or Shut Up about Voter Fraud, says Ben Shapiro

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tells the administration of Donald J. Trump to either put up or shut up. "No more of the pitching this stuff on national TV," said Shapiro. If this is show and tel...

 

Voting Machines from Venezuela? US Ballot System Full of Auditing Holes

"Vote, Vote, Vote!" was the common call-out by every politician last month. So I did. I voted in person, I voted by absentee ballot, and I voted by mail-in ballot. No one stopped me. No one checked...

 

Brush Fire Closes 10 Freeway at Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica

The SMFD responded to a brush fire on the side of the Santa Monica freeway. This closed the interstate at Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, according to an alert from the City of Santa Monica. The area...

 

Santa Monica Pandemic Dining Parklets Could Become Permanent, Usurping Parking Spaces and Placing Diners in Harm's Way

Santa Monica city staff plan to propose making "parklets" permanent, the outdoor dining areas set up in parking areas along city streets. The otherwise illegal outdoor dining, usurping parking spots,...

 

Santa Monica Welcomes Vagrants to Northeast Neighborhood, Approves 7-Eleven in former Bank of America building on Wilshire and Berkeley

The Santa Monica Planning Commission approved a permit for 7-Eleven convenience store to move into the former Bank of America building on Wilshire at Berkeley. The applicant requested the store be...

 

California is Slow to Count Ballots, Some Ballot Measures Still Too Close to Call

As of Tuesday, a full week after the national election, California has only counted 82 percent of the vote. An estimated 2,740,846 ballots have not yet been counted. If this were a battleground...

 

Trump Tweets, Twitter Blocks Post That A Ballot Counting Company Deleted 2.7 Million US Trump Votes.

Update 11/15: USA Today and other main stream media sources have labelled the OANN report and other reports about Dominion software, a debunked conspiracy theory. See Fact check: "Dominion voting...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 7, 2020

Following AP's Lead, CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS Call 2020 Presidential Race for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Several major networks have called the 2020 US presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden, after his lead in Pennsylvania widened to over half a percent. The move was hardly unexpected, given the Democr...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 7, 2020

Phil Brock, Christine Parra, Oscar de la Torre and Gleam Davis Win Seats in Santa Monica City Council Race.

In an historic repudiation of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, Phil Brock and Christine Parra appear to have won seats on the Santa Monica City Council. More incumbent city councilmembers (three) we...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 6, 2020

Carpetbagger George Gascon Elected LA County District Attorney

According to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, George Gascon has been elected Los Angeles County District Attorney. Gascon won 54% of the Los Angeles County vote, about 1.5 million in raw...

 
 By Cindy Wallace    News    November 2, 2020

Gascon "Compassionate" Proposal for Domestic Violence Cases Could Result in More Domestic Abuse and Murder

There are few positions where experience matters as much as the head of the largest prosecutorial office in the country. George Gascón, candidate for Los Angeles County district attorney, seeks to...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    November 2, 2020

List of Polling Stations in Santa Monica--All Are Open October 30th, 2020

As you no doubt know, California ballots were mailed to voters the first week of October. About 9 million ballots have already been cast, easily breaking the California records for early voting....

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    October 31, 2020

Rioting in Philadelphia Exposes Lack of Control BLM and Antifa Have Over their Minions

Protests sponsored by Black Lives Matter had wound down during October, prior to the national election on November 3. Even activity by Antifa had abated in Portland, where the group has besieged...

 
 By Amelia Fiore    News    October 29, 2020

Riots in Naples, Other Italian Cities Over New Covid-19 Lockdowns and Restrictions

In Italy, new restrictions started last week. By the weekend, we were seeing the same ol' game of getting stricter without much warning. People are not taking it well, though, this time around. The...

 

San Quentin must release or transfer half its prisoners because of lack of COVID care, court rules and other stories

Courts & Rulings Gang member's life prison sentence upheld for Long Beach student's murder A state appeals court panel Thursday rejected an appeal filed on behalf of a gang member serving a life...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    October 28, 2020

What Happened to the Protests? Black Lives Matter and Antifa Civil Rights Protests Go Strangely Silent as Election Day Nears

All summer long, the country has been rocked by street protests and outright riots, most organized by either Black Lives Matter or Antifa. But abruptly, after October 10 - roughly three weeks before...

 

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