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Women's Prison Full Of EVIL Old Ladies...

It's true. Women's prisons like this are full of old ladies. Evil old ugly ladies. Not your sweet grandma. While reading this, you must suspend your typical idea of an average old lady out there,...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    April 21, 2021 

SMMUSD Tells Panel Separation Petition Would Cause 'Irreparable Harm' to Kids

Representatives from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and the local community argued at Saturday's hearing on the City of Malibu's separation petition that splitting the district would...

 

Murderer Kills Again One Week After Parole Lifted; People Injured by Police Eligible for Victim Compensation; County Homicide Rate up 200% and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

You're Invited Crime Survivors Resource Center is proud to partner with organizations and individuals united together for National Crime Victims' Rights Week for the Los Angeles County Crime Victims'...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 21, 2021 

SMPD Says to Prepare for a Riot Even Though No Specific Information Any Will Occur

As the trial of Derek Chauvin begins to draw to an end with the jury beginning its deliberations this week regarding the death of George Floyd, Santa Monica's Police Chief, Jacqueline Seabrook, delive...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 21, 2021 

The Verdict: Derek Chauvin found guilty on All Three Charges.

4/20 The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial reached a guilty verdict after about 16 hours of deliberations. The judge read their verdict just after 5 PM in Minneapolis. Unintentional second degree...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 21, 2021 

California Quietly Slides into a Drought While Officials Say to Build for 1.34 Million More Thirsty Residents

Our legislators' hunger for more and more housing units in the region ignores one remarkably significant limiting factor: water supply. Over recorded history in the region, California has suffered...

 
 By Amber S. Jackson    News    May 2, 2021

Transgender Couple In Prison With Domestic Violence On Display Daily

I hesitated to share this story. On the yard these is a couple. One is a transgender woman-to-man in the T-Shot, testosterone injections every Thursday for all transgender males. As you may know, they...

 

Clean Up Your Neighborhood and Win a $100 Gift Card to a Santa Monica Business

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (April 16, 2021) – Residents and visitors are urged to help Santa Monica Shine leading up to Earth Day and beyond by joining the "Santa Monica Shines Clean Campaign" for...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    April 19, 2021

Criminal Gang Controls Vendors on Santa Monica Pier as City Officials Do Nothing to Protect Pier Businesses or the Public

A fight that broke out among pier vendors on Sunday afternoon highlights a persistent and dangerous problem at the Santa Monica landmark: criminal gang involvement in illegal street vending. Several...

 

Los Angeles County Pauses Use of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Following FDA and CDC Recommendation

Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 18, 2021

Firearm in Possession of a Felon Discovered During Marijuana Arrest by Santa Monica Police Department

Santa Monica Police arrested two suspects on Thursday, April 8th, near 7 pm for possession of marijuana for sale. One of the suspects was found to have a 9mm handgun with a high-capacity 9 mm...

 

Prison Bride Says She Was "Dumped In Text Message By A Coward"

I've been telling you about my former fiancé over these past 2 months. We met on my birthday, Feb.18th. It was a whirlwind romance. We both felt instant connection to each other, blah, blah, blah and...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    April 16, 2021

School Board Rejects Malibu's 'Best and Final Offer' Ahead of April 17 'Breakup' Hearing

Like any messy divorce in California, the splitting of Santa Monica and Malibu into two separate independent school districts will come down to money, specifically "alimony" for SMMUSD. Last...

 

Pet Licensing Amnesty and Free Microchips for Your Pet In LA County

Because of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, some pet owners may have delayed purchasing their annual pet licenses and are now subject to late penalty fees. To provide...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 13, 2021

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Reopens April 2, Albeit in Limited Fashion

After more than a year of forced closure, the Pacific Park amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier has reopened. With the county entering the red, and then the orange tiers of public health...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 13, 2021

Santa Monica Launches 'Right to Counsel' Program to Help Tenants Facing Evictions

The City of Santa Monica this week launched its pilot Right to Counsel project, an initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The prog...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    April 13, 2021

SM City Council to Ponder Ban of Items That Can be 'Weaponized' at Protests

The Santa Monica City Council will consider at its April 13 meeting an emergency ordinance which would ban certain items that "can be weaponized" at public assemblies and community events. "There is...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 13, 2021

Travelers to the County No Longer Have to Quarantine Upon Arrival if They are Fully Vaccinated

As Los Angeles County moved into the Orange Tier on Monday and following the latest CDC directives, public health officials issued new guidelines regarding travel. Now travelers who are fully...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    April 11, 2021

Santa Monica Ranked Among Top 5 Beach Towns in the U.S.

Santa Monica may not be as renowned as Hollywood and Beverly Hills but a report from Stacker has revealed the home to Third Street Promenade, the Pier and a sun-drenched coastline was one of the top...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    April 8, 2021

City Launches New 311 Program for Non-Emergency City Services

Santa Monica launched yesterday a new 311 assistance program to improve customer service for all non-emergency City services.  Santa Monica 311, available in English and Spanish, is an integrated...

 

DoorDash Donates $1 Million in Gift Cards to 'Support Broader Vaccine Access in Underserved Communities'

Cal OES today announced that it has received a $1 million donation from technology company DoorDash through its Community Credits program to support broader vaccine access in underserved communities....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 8, 2021

Santa Monica Backing Spanish Language Translation Plan for City Info and Meetings

Maintaining that "10% of Santa Monica residents speak Spanish at home," the City Council has backed a motion calling for all city information be disseminated in Spanish as well as English "to ensure...

 

Three Small Earthquakes Shake LAX Starting at 4:40 am Monday Morning.

The Westside felt a series of earthquakes on Monday morning, April 5th 2021. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude quake hit at 4:40 am, just east of Los Angeles International...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 5, 2021

California Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30, 2021

4/2/21 – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to extend the eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. He said the law was intended to help "millions of Californians struggling as a result of...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    April 5, 2021

Santa Monica City Council 'Prioritizes Affordable Housing in City-Owned Land'

The Santa Monica City Council met this week to discuss affordable housing plans for its "Housing Element" update that "prioritizes 100% affordable housing in city-owned land" and "addresses historic...

 

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