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 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 16, 2020 

The Homeless Call LAX Home, as Prop 47 Takes It's Toll on the Nation's Busiest Airport

No one is sure when he arrived or where he is from. But the middle aged homeless man in Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, talks almost incessantly to an imaginary person. Early one morning...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 16, 2020 

George Gascon of San Francisco Wants to be Your County District Attorney, but You Don't Want Him

George Gascon, a Havana-born former police officer, resigned his position as San Francisco District Attorney in October, at the same time announcing his intention to run for the same office in Los...

 

Annual Santa Monica Homeless Count Set for January 22, 2020

City Press Release On January 22, the City of Santa Monica will conduct its annual street-by-street count of people experiencing homeless. Santa Monica joins the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authorit...

 

Story Corps Oral History Project Records on SM's Promenade

Slightly south of Wilshire Blvd on the Third Street Promenade sits a big silver van, with Story Corps scrawled in flowing red letters. A red metal desk sits near by. When I arrived yesterday Mia...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 12, 2020

AB-5: California's Gig Economy Law Reveals Who Brokers Power in Sacramento

The short list of winners under California's gig economy law and the long list of exceptions to it act like a neon sign announcing who controls the power in this state. The winners are the government...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 12, 2020

Trump Administration Acts to Protect Jews at UCLA Using Title VI

The Trump administration made it clear this week how they were going to act on the president's executive order that included Jews as a protected group under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The U.S....

 

Duty Free - Harry and Meghan Determined To Make A Royal Mint- A PR Disaster Bigger Than Prince Andrew's TV Appearance.

Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle - The Duchess of Sussex, announced yesterday they are taking their own path, a road less travelled by a leading Royal since Prince Edward and Wallis...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2020

Sandmann Settles Litigation Against CNN for $750,000 in 2 Federal Defamation Actions

CNN settled with Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky high school student who had sued the news outlet for defamation. A CNN spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the claims had been settled. CNN paid Sandmann and...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 9, 2020

Anti-War Demonstrations in LA and Santa Monica Call on US Congress to Avoid War with Iran

Hundreds of local residents took to the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica on Saturday Jan. 4, 2020, protesting the escalating threats from the Trump administration to attack 52 targets in Iran....

 
 By Patrick Nulty    News    January 9, 2020

Firemen Extinguish Fire at 2634 6th Street, Santa Monica

On Thursday January 2nd, 2020 at 2:09 p.m. Public Safety Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting a fire in a home at 2634 6th Street in the Ocean Park community of Santa Monica. Santa Monica...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 6, 2020

From Earthquakes to Murders and elections, 2019 was one for the record books.

​The news stories happening in Santa Monica this year ranged from the highly unusual to the highly typical. Here's our take on the year that was. The Unusual ​The Ridgecrest Earthquake ​A...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 6, 2020

Hide the Guns and Churn the Butter: New Year, New Laws for California

2019 new laws going into effect today include AB5, the anti rideshare amendment. The bill attempts to create stricter rules around independent contractors. The intent is for Uber and Lyft drivers to p...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 1, 2020

Airport Employee kills himself at Los Angeles international airport Tom Bradley terminal

A uniformed airport employee leapt from the third level of Tom Bradley international terminal, falling to his death three stories below. Police have described him as a 27-year-old male LAX employee....

 

Who Says Santa Monica has to build 9,000 Housing Units? An Unelected Group With No Real Power, That's Who

In November, news broke that the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) had declared Santa Monica must build 9,118 housing units before 2029, 69 percent of which have to be affordable....

 

Firemen Put Out Dumpster Fire That Scorches 3 Floors of the Huntley Hotel

The Santa Monica Fire Dept. reports that it saved a 20 story hotel, the Huntley Hotel, from becoming fully engulfed in flames on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the trash bins behind the hotel,...

 

#SCOTUS Lets Stand Pro-Homeless Ruling Against Boise. But it's Not as Bad as They're All Saying

The U.S. Supreme Court on December 16 declined to take up a case regarding homeless outdoor sleeping. The Court's rejection of the case lets stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that governments cannot make...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    December 22, 2019

Online Petition Demands Accountability in City Annual Assessments of Social Service Agencies

Santa Monica residents are circulating an online petition at Change.org, demanding that the City of Santa Monica perform annual assessments of its funding for social service agencies and programs....

 

Electrical Problems Cause 3 Green Shuttle Buses to Burn at LAX

Investigators say electrical problem sparked blaze that engufed three propane-powered buses Saturday night, December 20th. The fire began in the "LAXit" lot at Los Angeles international airport....

 

Trump Writes Letter to Pelosi On Evening of Impeachment Vote in the House of Representatives

One thing is certain: Trump joins a small club including Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, as the most hated US Presidents ever while in office. "Trumps letter to...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    December 16, 2019

Allegedly Illegal Pot Dispensary "Grace" on Pico Blvd in West LA Subject to Raid, Arrests

The BCC, LAPD and Dept of Fish and Game and other agencies participated in the 2 pm Tuesday raid of a purportedly illegal marijuana clinic on Tuesday afternoon, December 10th. At least 20 officers...

 

City of Santa Monica Announces Settlement with AIRBNB in Civil Lawsuit

The City of Santa Monica just announced a settlement with AIRBNB. AIRBNB is a website and smart phone App that permits tenants to sublease their homes as temporary vacation rentals. Demand for...

 
 By Nancy Tung    News    December 14, 2019

District Attorney George Gascon: Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

Although I spent my high school years in a suburb of Los Angeles, I've called San Francisco my home for the last 19 years. In 2001, I embarked on my career of public service, joining the California...

 

Clean Your Closet For Charity & Support Flair Cleaners 17th Annual Flair Cares Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive

Donate gently used or new clothing and shoes to the Flair Cleaners 17th Annual Flair Cares Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive. Drop off items at Flair Cleaners in Santa Monica, 720 Montana Ave.,...

 

SMPD Arrests Second Suspect in Trump Rally Pepper Spray Incident on Santa Monica Pier

On October 19 incident on the Santa Monica Pier resulted in pepper spray assaults all around. Pro and anti-trump demonstrators confronted each other. Santa Monica police announced a second arrest in...

 

Samohi Alumnus Questions Nancy Pelosi at Washington DC CNN Town Hall

In one of those moments that shortens the seven degrees of separation between Santa Monica residents and the power brokers in Washington, Samohi alumnus Dean Chien was chosen to ask Speaker of the...

 

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