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Fire Main Breaks in front of Santa Monica Pier Friday as Water Shoots 80 feet into the air. Video of Geyser.

The Santa Monica fire department struggled to control a fire main break in front of the 100 year old Santa Monica pier on Friday afternoon, November 12. Water gushed 100 feet into the air in front of...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 14, 2021

Fight at Vons Involving Customer Who Wouldn't Wear a Mask, Results in Stabbed Customer

11.9.21: Vons on the corner of Lincoln and Broadway was the scene of an incident at 10:30 pm Monday night. A male customer refused to put on a mask. When he began to fight with a security guard,...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 12, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Re-emerges After 2 weeks of Trick or Treating; Attending Wedding of Ivy Love Getty

The bride wore a dress sequined with pieces of broken mirrors. I'm sure this meant something to her, but our well connected, progressive Governor has re-emerged from seclusion after 12 days. Gov...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 12, 2021

Despite Covid Restrictions, 15,000 Runners Compete in 2021 Los Angeles Marathon

The 36th running of the Los Angeles Marathon got off the ground at 7 am Sunday morning. Wheelchair contestants were allowed to start before 15,000 runners. The number of runners was greatly limited ov...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    November 8, 2021

Rally Protesting Vaccine Mandates Receives Support in Santa Monica

11/4/21- - Yesterday afternoon, a rally was held in Palisades Park in Santa Monica as part of a "Worldwide Walkout" to protest vaccine mandates. According to a participant, there were between 250-350...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    November 8, 2021

Santa Monica Council to Adopt Anti-Nepotism Policy Next Week

Santa Monica City Council members will no longer consider appointing family members to city boards, commissions or task forces. The City Council is expected to approve at its upcoming Tuesday meeting...

 
 By John Grimaldi    News    November 8, 2021

Long-term Care Facilities in Worker Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 5 -- Modern medicine is helping America's elders live longer, healthier lives. But a segment of that population, those requiring special care at home and in specialized facilities...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    November 8, 2021

Cal. Gov. Gavin Newsom Appears to be Suffering From a Bad Reaction to Covid 19 Booster (updated)

A week after abruptly canceling plans to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has receded from public view to deal with unspecific "family obligations,"...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    November 5, 2021

SM Extends Local Emergency, Tenant Protections to January 31

The city of Santa Monica has extended its remaining local emergency orders to January 31, 2022, including tenant protections against eviction. The 41st Emergency Supplement, signed October 29,...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    November 5, 2021

Could We See Masks Off in LA County's Public Places Soon?

November 3, 2021 - Yesterday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released guidelines for lifting masking requirements in various venues. Daily hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    November 5, 2021

Homeless in Brentwood Veteran's Row, Westchester Park Moving Indoors

Nearly 100 homeless people have decided to move from their encampment along San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood and from their tents in Westchester Park to temporary housing, Los Angeles city and count...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    November 3, 2021

Republican Glenn Youngkin Upsets Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia Governor's Race

It appears that Republican Glenn Youngkin will pull off an upset victory over Democrat Incumbent Gov. Terry McAuliffe. In Virginia, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, is trailing Glenn...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 3, 2021

It's Official: Elon Musk Likes and Supports Boobies. And so does Mark Zuckerberg, Turns Out

The man who can move markets, Elon Musk, agrees that he "likes and supports Boobies." No, I'm not really sure what this means either. And it doesn't appear to have anything to do with either Dogecoin...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    November 2, 2021

White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki Tests Positive for Covid-19

Triple vaccinated White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki reports that she has tested positive for Covonavirus or Covid-19. She last saw President Joe Biden on Tuesday, just before his trip to Europe. "On...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    November 2, 2021

City Council Receives Upbeat Report on Santa Monica Fiscal Health

The Santa Monica City Council this week received an upbeat update on the city's fiscal health and made small revisions to the 2021-2022 budget to reflect increases in revenues. The 2020-21 year-end...

 

Covid is a factor, but there's no reason why you and your family can't have fun on Halloween 2021.

As we approach Halloween, Sunday October 31st and Dia de los Muertos on Monday November 1st, it is important to remember that along with candy, costumes and a good scare, safety should remain at the...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    November 2, 2021

SM City Council Approves New Organics Recycling Mandate

In an effort to achieve Santa Monica's "zero waste goal by 2030," the City Council this week adopted a new mandatory recycling ordinance for organic materials.  The new ordinance fulfils the city's...

 

Black Female Prison Staffer Victim Of Racially Motivated Job Loss

As Dr. Phil says, "People with nothing to hide, HIDE NOTHING." I'm beside myself to share this story with you. It hit me hard. Like a ton of bricks. See, I'm currently enrolled in the prison's drug...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 29, 2021

Stabbing at 5th and Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica on 10/26

10/27/2021 - At approximately 11:40 pm on Tuesday, Santa Monica Police responded to a call for the area of 5th Street and Broadway in downtown Santa Monica regarding a stabbing and attempted...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 29, 2021

Search Warrant Issued for Rust Set After Accidental New Mexico Shooting

The New Mexico DA's office confirms that it is investigating last week's shooting involving Alec Baldwin and the set of Rust, as a crime. No decision about charges has been made as of yet. Dave...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 29, 2021

Dead Body Found Near Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

10.24.21: At approximately 6:20 am Sunday morning, a dead body was removed from the alley behind 1423 Third Street Promenade. Police set up yellow tape while two women from the Los Angeles County...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 29, 2021

Suicide Note from Brian Laundrie Makes the Rounds on Tik Tok

Images of a purported suicide note from Brian Laundrie have been making the rounds on Tik Tok. In a video, the apparent suicide note is in handwriting and says in part: "I just wanted to say that I'm...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 25, 2021

Suspect Who Set Homeless Man on Fire in Ozone Park Still at Large

A suspect is still at large regarding a homeless man set on fire while he was asleep in Ozone Park, off Lincoln Boulevard near the border with Venice. Santa Monica police say the homeless man was...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    October 25, 2021

Santa Monica Building New Bikeway, Safety Enhancements Near 17th Street Metro Expo Line

Citing an increase in crashes involving people on scooters and bikes near Metro Expo Line 17th Street, the city of Santa Monica has started construction on a new bikeway and other safety enhancement...

 

First-time Sailor Rescues Woman From 12-Hour Open Ocean Ordeal

On my first attempt to sail outside the Marina del Rey harbor, I saved a very young woman in the middle of the ocean. I am still shaking about the horror she faced for 12 hours in darkness in the...

 

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