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 By John Alle    News    January 19, 2022 

Many of Santa Monica's Homeless Are Armed

Early Friday morning I met an unhoused person charging his phone on the 3rd level of Garage 4. He gave me his permission to record our conversation. We spoke for 40 minutes, sitting between one filthy...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 19, 2022 

Largest Volcanic Eruption Of This Century Could Be Heard 6,500 Miles Away in Fairbanks, Alaska

January 14th's eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano, located on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean. The audible report carried some 2,300...

 

LA County Owes $1M to Jailhouse Whistleblower; Wealthy Socialite Free on Bail After Allegedly Running Over Two Children; CA's Recycling System Rifled with Fraud and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings A court upheld the firing of 2 LAPD officers who ignored a robbery to play Pokémon Go An appeals court in California has upheld the firing of two former Los Angeles Police...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 19, 2022 

LAPD Names 31 year old homeless man as chief Suspect in Murder of Brianna Kupfer

The LAPD has named a homeless man as the prime suspect in the stabbing murder of Brianna Kupfer, 24. The murder has shocked Los Angeles and the rest of the United States. The 24 year old graduate...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 19, 2022 

Breaking: Arrest Made in Brianna Kupfer Murder Investigation

KTTV reports that an arrest has been made in the murder investigation surrounding the murder of Brianna Kupfer. Pasadena police arrested Shawn Lavall Smith, 31, on Fair Oaks Blvd. TMZ is reporting...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 18, 2022

Video of Freight Train Yard in Chicago Shows Trains Being Looted by Men

If you didn't get that laptop you ordered on Amazon, I think I can explain why. A video posted to twitter shows men looting a freight train as it stops in a Chicago rail yard. This problem which has...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Robbers Block MTA Train in Downtown Los Angeles and Rob the Passengers

Update: A spokesman for the MTA denies that this incident ever took place. However, it was described on the LAPD scanner, sources say. Well, it's not the first ever. But it is the first in a really...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 18, 2022

LAPD Seeks Homeless Man Who Murdered Young Woman From Pacific Palisades as she Worked on La Brea Avenue

Update 1/14/22: The LAPD now describes the suspect as "homeless," adding that it is unlikely the victim and perpetrator knew each other. Separately, departing LA mayor Eric Garcetti asserted that Los...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 16, 2022

Tsunami in Santa Cruz, CA Raises Sea Level by Three Feet.

Waves from an undersea eruption near the island nation of Tonga, came ashore Saturday morning in Santa Cruz, California. The waves reportedly raised water levels a full 3 feet in some areas. The...

 

Local Group Wins Preliminary Injunction Against the Demolition of Parking Structure 3 in Downtown Santa Monica

1.13.22: LASC Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ordered the City of Santa Monica not to demolish parking structure 3 and replace it with homeless housing, unless and until certain procedural requirements to...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 16, 2022

As Omicron Reaches 95% of Cases, the Percent of the Vaccinated Population Catching Covid Increased 36% Last Week, According to Los Angeles County Health Department Data

January 14, 2022 - While the rate of the vaccinated contracting Covid-19 remained somewhat below the rate of the unvaccinated contracting the disease, 36% more of the vaccinated caught Covid last...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 16, 2022

Many Covid Deaths in LA County Involve Underlying Conditions, According to County Health Officials

January 11, 2022 - Health officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have only recently released statistics regarding whether deaths listed as from Covid involved underlying...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 14, 2022

Omicron is Proving to be Far Less Serious than Delta: Out of 253,085 Cases in One Week in LA County, Only 151 Deaths

January 11, 2022 - Data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shows increasingly good news regarding the Omicron variant, which is responsible for 85% or more of new Covid cases in t...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 14, 2022

#SMMUSD Parents Mostly Keep their Kids Home from School. Attendance is Light in Santa Monica due to Omicron

SMMUSD schools began again on Monday and Tuesday, Jan 3 and 4th. But the majority of parents report sending their kids to just one or two days, then keeping them home in light of increasing covid...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 13, 2022

Less Than Half of Patients Hospitalized "With Covid" are Actually There for Covid-Associated Illness, Says County Health Department

January 7, 2022 - Dr. Ferrer, Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, announced yesterday that the number of patients hospitalized with Covid that officials have been publicizing does not...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 13, 2022

As Omicron Reaches 95% of Cases, the Percent of the Vaccinated Population Catching Covid Increased 36% Last Week, According to Los Angeles County Health Department Data

January 14, 2022 - While the rate of the vaccinated contracting Covid-19 remained somewhat below the rate of the unvaccinated contracting the disease, 36% more of the vaccinated caught Covid last week...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Busiest UPS Store in the United States Closed Due to Covid-19 Outbreak

A sign in the window of the United Parcel Service store at 1223 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, reports that the store is closed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among the staff. "Due to an outbreak of...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 12, 2022

Developer Proposes 521 Unit Apartment Tower For the Corner of Lincoln and Ocean Park Blvd

The owner of the Lincoln Center has proposed replacing the 1980's era parking lot and stores, with 521 residential units. The building would be 5 stories in height--around 65 feet. It would also...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 12, 2022

Higher Grade Masks for Employees and Reduced Size of Mega Events Ordered by LA County Health Department

January 7, 2022 - New Health Officer Orders have been issued by the LA County Department of Public Health. They require employers to upgrade the efficacy of masks provided to employees and restrict th...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2022

Sudden Death of Comedian Bob Saget Have Conspiracists Pointing to his Covid Vaccination 4 Weeks Ago

Actor Bob Saget was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando on Sunday, according to authorities. The cause of death is under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. Twitter wants to know why they...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 10, 2022

Omicron Now Behind 85% of Covid-19 Cases in LA County, and That Seems to Be Good News

January 7, 2022 - During her weekly press conference yesterday, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health, appeared optimistic about the apparently lower hospitalization and death rate during the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 7, 2022

"Gratitude Concert" to Honor LA County Covid Czar Barbara Ferrer, Cancelled Due to Rise in Covid.

A concert at Santa Monica High School intended to thank Dr Barbara Ferrer for her work on Covid, has been cancelled due to the rise in Covid cases. Ferrer famously has lead Los Angeles County through...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 7, 2022

Los Angeles County Quarantine and Isolation Rules for a Positive Test or Close Contact with Covid-19

January 7, 2022 - The Los Angeles County Health Department has issued a detailed list of instructions for quarantining or isolating due to a positive Covid-19 test or an exposure to Covid-19. The rule...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 6, 2022

New Covid Cases Continue to Remain High but Hospitalizations and Deaths Are Proportionately Lower than a Month Ago

1/5/22 - On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health announced 21,790 new Covid cases and 24 new deaths. At least 1,792 people are currently hospitalized with the stated cause being Covid-...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 4, 2022

SMMUSD Plans to Reopen As Scheduled. Jan. 3 for elementary, Jan. 4 for secondary school and SMASH

With Covid-19 case counts exploding in Los Angeles County and across the U.S., schools are mostly still planning to reopen. On Sunday night, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District issued a "S...

 

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