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 By Sarah Storkin    News    June 27, 2022 

Pro Abortion Left Conducts Mostly Peaceful Rallies Nationwide Against Supreme Court Overturning Roe vs. Wade

6.24.22: Some LA County residents protested Friday after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, handing states authority to drastically limit or ban abortions. In effect the justices ended the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 27, 2022 

Santa Monica Police and Fire Conduct "Threat Alert" Drill at John Adams Middle School

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments conducted Active Threat training at John Adams Middle School. "The objective of this exercise was to train our first responders...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 27, 2022 

Los Angeles County Predicted to Require Indoor Masks After Mid-July

June 23, 2022 - At a media briefing this afternoon, Dr. Paul Simon, the County Health Department's Chief Science Officer, pushed back the prediction for when transmission will reach the point of...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 27, 2022 

Fully Boosted Are Catching Covid-19 More Frequently than Those with Primary Vaccine Series Only, Both in Los Angeles County and the Nation

June 23, 2022 - Both the Centers for Disease Control and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are revealing that individuals who are up to date with their Covid-19 booster shots are...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 27, 2022 

Potential Asbestos Threat Halts Demolition of Parking Structure 3 in Downtown Santa Monica

June 24, 2022 - The City of Santa Monica abruptly halted continuing its planned demolition of Parking Structure 3 downtown amid allegations it was not sufficiently protecting the public against...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 25, 2022

Lightning Over Los Angeles; Rain Falls For a Few Minutes in Santa Monica on June 22

6.22: A thunderstorm dropped less than a tenth of an inch of rain over West LA Wednesday. A light dusting of rain fell on Santa Monica just after 7 pm. Moisture was measurable but barely. Clouds...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 23, 2022

Man Injured in Shark Attack While Swimming Off of Monterey County Beach

A California swimmer was injured by a shark while swimming in the Pacific Ocean off of San Georgino State Beach on Wednesday morning at about 11 am. A friend, Jill Hannley, identified the swimmer as...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    June 20, 2022

City Council Approves New Restrictions on Outdoor Watering in Santa Monica

Santa Monica residents will be limited to two-day per week outdoor watering schedules starting next month as part of the city's effort to conserve water amid a historic drought in California. At its...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 20, 2022

Santa Monica Fire Fighters Rescue Two Cats From Apartment Fire on Kansas Avenue

The SMFD reports an injured person and two rescued cats after a apartment fire on Kansas Avenue near Cloverfield. The press release from the SMFD is below. On Thursday June 16th, 2022 at 9:07 p.m. the...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

$20,000 Stolen in Major Heist on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade at 7:30 pm

June 16, 2022 - Yesterday evening, a specialty store located in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade was robbed of nearly $20,000 in gold by a group invading the store. The robbery occurred...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

DTSM Chair and Actual Downtown Santa Monica Property Owner Square Off Over Safety Ambassador Program

June 14, 2022 - An editorial in the Santa Monica Mirror by Santa Monica College Board of Trustee Vice-Chair and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Chair Barry Snell advocating the continuation of the...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 20, 2022

Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee Member Marc Verville Schools Former Mayor Denny Zane on Financial Reality

June 14, 2022 - In a passionate letter to the Santa Monica City Council, former Mayor and Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights co-founder Denny Zane blasted Councilmember Phil Brock's proposed tax on...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 20, 2022

Russian Army Claims to have Killed "50 Ukrainian Generals and Officers" with Kalibr Missile Strike on Dnipro

6.20.22: The Russian Defense Ministry claims to have dispatched 50 "Ukrainian Generals and officers" with a Kalibr missile fired from a ship in the Black Sea. The claim has not been confirmed by the...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 17, 2022

Ukrainian Intelligence Sources: Russian Pres. Putin Fell into a Coma After an Unsuccessful Operation

If you are skeptical about rumors concerning Russian President Vladimir Putin's health, I can't blame you. Putin, 69, has been said to have cancer and various other health problems for ten years. An...

 

Possible Rabies Exposure at the Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch

June 10, 2022 - Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) was notified that a bat was handled by one or more individuals, including a group of children, at the Malibu Café at...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    June 17, 2022

Father Sues Brentwood School, Alleges Curriculum Became Divisive After George Floyd Murder

6.10.22: The father of a Brentwood School student has sued the institution, alleging that the curriculum became "racially divisive" after the 2020 death of George Floyd and the climate turned hostile...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 15, 2022

Fire in Palisades Park caused by Homeless Camping in Public Park, says Santa Monica Fire Department

Santa Monica Fire Dept confirmed Tuesday morning that the fire was caused by a homeless encampment. There were no injuries. Press release below. 6.13.22: A brush fire in the 500 block of PCH has...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 15, 2022

Mold at Santa Monica John Muir Elementary/SMASH School Campus Causes Relocation of All Students and Staff

June 10, 2022 - For at least one school year, if not more, the entire campus of Muir Elementary/Smash on 4th Street in Santa Monica will be evacuated. The decision to relocate students and staff came...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 11, 2022

Summit of the Americas Snarls Traffic Through the Palisades and Into Santa Monica Thursday Night 6.9.22

6.10.22 The California ramp ordinarily connects Ocean Avenue and downtown Santa Monica, to the Pacific Coast Highway. The City of Santa Monica closed it, however, on Thursday June 9, 2022. The...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 9, 2022

The 13th Russian Army General Dies in Ukraine Combat, Probably from M109A3 Howitzer Rounds Fall On Him.

6.5.22: Another senior Russian Army officer has been killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Major General Roman Kutuzov (call sign "Fog") died in fighting in near #Popasna in Ukraine's occupied...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

30% of UCLA Students Living in Campus Dorms, Said to be In Isolation Due to Covid-19

About 30% of UCLA students living in the towering on campus dormitories are in isolation rooms due to Covid. "Many of these people actually do not have Covid, or Covid symptoms," our source told us....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 6, 2022

First Monkeypox Case in Los Angeles County Awaiting CDC Confirmation

June 2, 2022 - Los Angeles County public health officials announced this morning that they believe an adult resident has contracted a monkeypox infection. If the case is confirmed by the CDC, it will...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    June 6, 2022

LA City Council Wants to Ban Homeless Encampments 500 Feet from Schools

The Los Angeles City Council this week supported a proposal by five council members to amend the city's law against homeless encampments in certain areas of the city to extend to within 500 feet of...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

City of Santa Monica Demolishes Parking Structure 3 to Make Way for Homeless Shelter

Demolition crews working for the City of Santa Monica demolished Parking Structure 3 on 4th Street this week. The plan is to construct a 200 bed homeless shelter on the location. Local business...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 6, 2022

Russians Appear to Have Lost Battle for Major City in Northern Donetsk Region, Severodonetsk.

6.5.22: Multiple sources reported Sunday morning Ukraine time, that the Ukraine Armed Forces have turned the table on the Russian Federation Army, and forced them out of Severodontsk. "Urgent report....

 

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