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US Navy Ship Mercy is in Mandatory Dry Dock; California asks Feds for Additional Medical Workers Instead

SACRAMENTO - Taking action to maintain life-preserving healthcare system capacity amid the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 6, 2021

Hundreds of Witnesses on Oahu See Large Blue Monolith Hover, Fall From Sky Tuesday Night December 30th

Multiple witnesses reported that saw a large blue monolith shaped UFO in the skies above Oahu. The aircraft, if that's what it was, appeared to drop into the ocean. This would make it an Unidentified...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 4, 2021

Why Aren't California Officials Mobilizing More Hospital Beds? Newsom Does Not Explain in His Presser

According to the World Health Organization, the purpose of a lockdown should only be "to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted,"...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 2, 2021

Urgent: Local Engineering Student with Mental Health Problems is Missing

Dane Elkins's mother and friends have been searching for him since he abandoned his car around 8:20 pm near the 5 Freeway and Templin Highway in Castaic on December 20. Deborah Elkins, Dane's mother,...

 

SM Pier Closed for Six Days to Avoid Spread of Covid

In an announcement on the City's website, the City of Santa Monica said its 100 year old pier would close during the long new year's weekend. The Pier was closed from March 16th to October 14th, when...

 

LA Sheriff Heard Having Sex Over Open Mic and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court refuses to bar woman's murder prosecution for death of fetus, a loss for Becerra The state Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the murder prosecution of a...

 

Police Pursuit Ends at Pico and 11th Street; SMPD Searching for 2 Suspects

A police pursuit ended at 11th Street and Pico Blvd Saturday night 12/26/20, at about 9:30 PM. The Santa Monica Police and Highway Patrol were searching for 2 suspects who fled the cash of their...

 

Los Angeles County Reminds Everyone Not to Attend Church on Christmas

The County of Los Angeles has issued a statement reminding you not to go to Church, just in case you might forget. Because while a George Floyd rally is perfectly safe, being indoors worshipping God...

 

Suspect Identified in Nashville RV Explosion. Anthony Quinn Warner, 63 also Owned a House in Los Angeles

Update 12/27: The FBI identified a 63-year-old man as a person of interest in the investigation. Anthony Quinn Warner also owned a home near downtown LA, but recently quitclaimed it to an...

 

Brentwood Citizen App Falsely Reported Home Invasions but Promises to Improve Reporting Now

CITIZEN App Update - for the 13,000 Users in Brentwood. Dear Community & Citizen Mobile App Users: The BCC and LAPD have been working closely with Citizen Mobile App to ensure the reported...

 

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Rearranges the Deck Chairs on the Titanic: Supporting Hybrid Learning Once Los Angeles County Reaches Tier 2, Which Will Not Happen This School Year

On Thursday, December 17, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board voted on a plan to support a modified hybrid learning model once Los Angeles County reaches a Tier 2 level regarding COVID-19....

 

APT Hack Was "An 11 on a 1-10 Scale, a Nagasaki/Hiroshima Type Event," says Cyber Security Expert

December's hack of Federal and other government agencies by, was a major event and Americans should be alarmed by its depth and scale. "We're talking about compromises in every major area that one cou...

 

Borderline Bar and Grill Shooter Used Bar's Surveillance System to Ambush Police as They Arrived to Help, and other stories: Monday Morning Memo

New L.A. County D.A. George Gascón's reforms are hitting courtrooms, and at least one judge wasn't happy The sweeping directives Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón issued on his...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    December 25, 2020

Just in Time for Christmas, an Angel with a Heart Uncovered on Mars

On Christmas eve 2020, an orbiting laboratory from the European Space Agency called "Mars Express" revealed a photo of a natural formation that looks like an angel on the surface of the Red Planet....

 

$1 Million Dollar Fine for ignoring California Coastal Commission is Actually Small Potatoes for Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

The owners of a luxury hotel built in Santa Monica without the required permits have agreed to pay a total of $1 million in penalties and restitution, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...

 

Prison Covid Super Surge In Progress, says our source at California Institution for Women

If the amount of positive tests in my housing unit mirror the entire California Institution for Women's prison population's stats, then this prison is experiencing what can only be described as a...

 

School Board Meeting Goes Viral, as Oscar de la Torre insists on being seated Despite Being Elected to SM City Council.

Fireworks exploded at a virtual SMMUSD meeting Thursday night, as Oscar de la Torre's microphone was repeatedly turned off. The 18-year school board member was told he could no longer speak in that ca...

 

Lady Prisoner Losing My Mind On Quarantine

Please help me!! Yes, I'm on a quarantine. Day 10. And yes, I'm losing my MIND!! Nearly 2/3 of my housing unit tested positive for Covid-19 over this past week!! Two out of every 3 people! So, those...

 

Oscar de la Torre Mic Muted at School Board Meeting, as Other Board Members Refuse to Allow him to be Seated

Fireworks erupted at a virtual SMMUSD meeting Thursday night, as other school board members insisted that Oscar de la Torre had legally resigned his position as school board member. De la Torre was re...

 

Shootings up 33% in Los Angeles; Los Angeles's Police Union Demands Action to Halt Crime via Billboards and Websites

Editor's note: This announcement from LAPPL does not mention the expected increase in crime and decrease in penalties and jail time for perpetrators that will be caused by the policies of the new Dist...

 

Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade is a Desert Wasteland due to Shifting from Brick-and-Mortar and Disastrous Lockdowns

Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Inc wants us to come and physically-distanced shop at the Third Street Promenade this holiday season, but will doing so bring you a warm and happy feeling? Our roving...

 

Is it Covid Cost-Cutting or Simple Incompetence that Brings Rats and Vagrants to Live on the Third Street Promenade?

We received the following letter by Third Street Promenade property owner John Alle to City Manager Lane Dilg regarding unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the once-popular outdoor shopping area in...

 

LA Legal Community in Disbelief as Legendary Trial Lawyer Tom Girardi Self Destructs

They got married when he was 60 and she was 28. They seemed to be the most enviable of LA May December romances. He was loaded, she was cunning and stunning, and together, their fame just multiplied....

 

Free Parking in Downtown Santa Monica Structures for Happy Covid Christmas Shopping

Parking will be free at the downtown parking structures 1-6 from December 14 to December 25 in a strangely mixed message from the City of Santa Monica. A press release from Downtown Santa Monica...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    December 17, 2020

Man Who Decapitated Two of His Own Children Could Be Out of California Prison in 12 Years

Maurice Taylor cut off his 12 and 13 year old sons' heads at the family home in Lancaster. Then the Santa Monica physical trainer forced his 9 and 10 year old children to look at the bodies for five...

 

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