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 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

Health and Fear Czar Barbara Ferrer Hints Lockdowns Coming

December 3, 2021 - Smoke signals from health and political officials point to closings and lockdowns in the coming weeks and months over fear of the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that...

 

Criminals Pillage Where 'Lax On Crime' District Attorneys Rule

Los Angeles and San Francisco have been hammered by a brazen crime trend: the "smash-and-grab" robbery. A pack of thieves, armed with sledgehammers, smash their way into a high-end store, grab tens...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

Toppled Homeless Statue Was (and Remains) the Quintessential Symbol of Santa Monica

Artist Ed Massey's statue titled "In the Image," of a seven-foot-tall homeless homeless man was knocked down by vandals around November 30, almost exactly three years after the supposedly temporary...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    December 6, 2021 

L.A. County Dept. of Public Health Says Vaccinate to Prevent Omicron: Who Trusts These People Any More? And Why?

When the World Health Organization held a press conference regarding the latest variant of concern, Omicron, on November 26, every health department in the country knew they had to issue a response...

 

Breakthrough Infections Among the Vaccinated Continue, But Does it Really Matter?

November 17, 2021 - On Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health allowed the public one of its sporadic looks at the data regarding Covid-19 infections and deaths among the fully...

 

Saving the US Postal Service From Budget Cuts, Politics and Neglect Must be a National Priority

Saving the United States Postal Service and stopping disingenuous forces from dismantling and privatizing it must be a national priority. We have witnessed the destruction of our post office and that...

 

The Removal of the Chairs on the Promenade is a Cynical Solution to Santa Monica's Vagrant Problem

Public seating has been removed from the Third Street Promenade from Monday through Thursday. The chairs are replaced over the weekend when more actual shoppers arrive to spend time there. "Unhoused...

 

Daytime Robbery of Dagwoods' Patrons is Inevitable Result of Soft Response to Lesser Crimes

November 17, 2021 - On Saturday, two patrons of Dagwoods Pizza were robbed during the lunch hour by a man claiming to have a gun. The two men were seated on the outdoor patio of the restaurant...

 

We're in a war against the coronavirus. We shouldn't weaken intellectual property protections, but we should ship more vaccines to the Third World

As of November 2021, a majority of developing countries have vaccinated less than a quarter of their populations. The Biden administration needs to immediately convene an accelerated global...

 

With Almost 40% of Covid-19 Cases Among the Vaccinated in LA County, It's Hard to Justify Vaccine Mandates

November 8, 2021 - On Friday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released more data regarding Covid-19 infections and deaths among the fully vaccinated. Such data is only released...

 

West Hollywood Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to Highest in the Nation

November 4, 2021 The West Hollywood City Council voted on Wednesday to pass an ordinance to raise the minimum wage in their municipality to $17.64 per hour. The wage increase would go first to hotel w...

 
 By Matt Neco    Opinion    November 5, 2021

New City Attorney: What Should Santa Monica Look For?

Being an outstanding City Attorney is a serious job that needs to be taken seriously. We (our City Council acting on our behalf and in our best interests) need to be serious in selecting our next...

 

Ted Lieu's Fake Outrage Over Heinous Animal Testing

On October 21st, a letter was submitted to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from 23 Members of Congress, protesting NIAID's "costly,...

 

Lockdowns, Masks, Vaccine Mandates and Why All Women Don't Just Get Mastectomies

Covid-19 was a trailing third in causes of death in the United States in 2020 according to "The Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2020" by Farida Ahmad and Robert Anderson in the medical journal,...

 

Open Letter to California Bar Requesting an Investigation of Santa Monica's Interim City Attorney George Cardona Before He Assumes Duties As Chief Trial Counsel

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to express my concerns regarding the news of the State of California Bar appointing George Cardona as Chief Trial Counsel. Since the California State Bar is...

 

How to Make the Covid War Go Away

September 24, 2021 - Garth Brooks just canceled all of his big concerts, citing public health concerns regarding Covid-19. Synagogues required proof of vaccination or negative Covid tests for...

 

Mike Bonin Says Public Housing isn't Crime-Ridden and Filthy any More: Let's Put it Everywhere!

September 20, 2021 - In an email to constituents, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin suggested the city buy up motels and even office buildings to turn them into "housing with services." Bonin...

 

Beware of Afghan Dog "Rescue" Exploitation

News has broken that a number of military working dogs were left in Afghanistan. We've read several news articles as well as a number of Tweets about the matter. We are warning people to be skeptical...

 

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless

Infectious Disease Doctor From UCLA Health Warns City About Threat of Typhoid and HIV in Garages Used as Campground by Homeless Third Street Promenade property owner John Alle asked Dr. Lewis Simon,...

 

Is Santa Monica City Government Deliberately Neglecting Unsafe Conditions in Parking Garage 3 to Garner Support for Its Demolition?

August 25, 2021 - In an email addressed to the Santa Monica City Council and the Downtown Santa Monica Inc business improvement district, Promenade property owner John Alle described a Monday...

 

Gascón ideology is not making us any safer

According to District Attorney George Gascón, "The past four decades have not made us any safer." This recent ahistorical statement is incredible for two reasons. First, it reveals willful ignorance...

 

Critical Race Theory "Ethnic Studies" High School Requirement Placed in Suspense File Yesterday by Senate Appropriations Committee

UPDATE: According to the Amcha Initiative, a Jewish campus watchdog group, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on whether to pass AB 101 to the full senate on August 26. Four of the seven...

 

Letter to the Editor: StepUp's Hidden Abuse of Mentally Ill Clients

I am a 64 year-old person suffering from AIDS, diabetes and severe mental illness. StepUp is providing formerly homeless people with dysfunctional housing and mental health counseling. Over the past...

 

Los Angeles County Okays Putting Noncitizens as Department Heads and Employing Noncitizen Workers

On Tuesday, August 10, the County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end citizenship requirements for county department heads. They are also giving each department head the authority to waive...

 

County Health Department Maintains that Masks and Vaccines Work Despite Evidence in Their Own Data That Neither Makes Much Difference

The Los Angeles County Health Department sent out a newsletter justifying their return to mandating masks three weeks ago. "We are now seeing a slowing down in the increase of cases," the LADPH wrote....

 

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