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 By Sarah Storkin    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich Rolls Eyes at MLK Jr.'s Message on Civility

Rattled after public speakers criticized her favored Housing Commission applicant (an incumbent of ten years), the Mayor admonished the commenters for exercising their freedom of speech during the...

 
 By Eric Siddall    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

Gascon Has Made DA Office Into Image of a Badly Run Airline

Often questioned about his lack of prosecutorial experience, George Gascón has compared running the District Attorney's Office to managing an airline. Experience? Expertise? They don't matter. What m...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

The Health Care System is Racist, Whether Minorities Get Covid More than Non-minorities or Less, Say Public Health Officials

January 14, 2022 - At Thursday's media briefing, both LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell and Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer expressed concern over the health disparities between affluent...

 

Say His Name, Gascon - Police Union Blasts LA District Attorney for Refusing to Name Murdered Police Officer in 'Condolence' Tweet

Los Angeles (CA) Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against four Florencia 13 (F13) gang members for violent crimes in aid of racketeering (VICAR) for the murder and robbery of Los Angeles Pol...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    January 17, 2022

The True Homeless Situation: Business Owner Informs Santa Monica City Council

Good evening City Manager and Council: Your "OUTREACH & HYGIENE SERVICES REPORT" is incorrect with regard to the number of unhoused, number of functioning restrooms, and outreach services. More...

 

Special Interests Fight Dirty to Maintain Control over Santa Monica Housing Commission Appointments, Agenda

Urged by Mayor Himmelrich (a supporter of SMRR), and Councilmember Davis (a supporter of Santa Monica Forward), Council attempted to unlawfully reappoint Chair Buchanan to her sixth term, and...

 

With the High Transmission Among the Vaccinated, There is No Excuse for Vaccine Mandates

January 6, 2022 - As of the end of December, the percent of new Covid cases occurring among the vaccinated population of Los Angeles County was 66.4%, as calculated by the Observer using County...

 

Putin Hopes to Win Back All of Eastern Europe With his Ukraine Gambit--Poland, the Baltic States, Hungary and Bulgaria

Russia has 175,000 troops massed along the border with Eastern Ukraine. But he has placed calls to US President Joseph R. Biden, offering peace talks. What exactly does he have in mind? This is...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    January 4, 2022

Craziest predictions for 2022 Include Joe Biden comes out as Bisexual, as a political move.

Craziest predictions for 2022: President Ron Paul has lifted the quarantine. Spirits are high. Joe Biden comes out as Bisexual, as a political move. The NFT of Biden’s podium stroke has sells for 2...

 

Think Before You Give: How the ASPCA and HSUS Use Donations–and Why You Should Give Local

To whom much is given, much is expected. And collectively, the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States raise over $400 million a year in the name of helping animals. Using the latest tax...

 

Is Requiring Booster Shots Going to be the Next Heavy-Handed (and Futile) Club Health Officials Foist on the Public?

December 28, 2021 - On December 23, Los Angeles County health officials ordered health care workers to obtain booster shots of the Covid vaccine. Citing an uptick in the rate of these highly vaccinate...

 

Overlooked Local Stories Include Lack of Homeless Services East of Lincoln, and The Addition of 9000 Housing Units

I'm not sure about "overlooked." But I believe underplayed in some quarters are the continued illegal and criminal activity with the hot dog/corn/fruit vendors at the Santa Monica Pier. And the...

 

BLM-LA Hosts Smash and Grab Rally, Pickaxe Wielding Robber, and No Bail for Kidnapper Having Sex with a Minor

Los Angeles (CA) Under the category of, "you can't make this stuff up", Los Angeles has become a surreal crime circus where it's perfectly normal for a pickaxe-wielding woman to stroll into a store an...

 

Is it Omicron or is it Delta? The Headlong Rate of Increase in LA County Cases Over the Weekend Has (Temporarily?) Stopped Dead

UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon, LA county health officials announced that, in the week ending December 18, of sequenced samples, 54% were Omicron. December 28, 2021 - Is Omicron now the dominant...

 

Gascon's Policies May turn this Convicted Murderer into a Millionaire

In 1997 defendant Kenji Howard was convicted of murder of Arkett Mejia, attempted murder of Travon Johnson and two others, and shooting at an occupied vehicle. Recently, the conviction was overturned...

 

Help Wanted: a Prosecutor, Not a Professional Politician

For the last year, District Attorney George Gascon has pursued two related goals. First, send as few people to prison or jail as possible. Also first, let as many people out of jail or prison as...

 

With More Cases Now Among the Vaccinated Than Unvaxxed in LA County, Vaccine Mandates Create More Harm Than Good

December 7, 2021 - In response to a direct media request, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released information about the number of Covid-19 cases among vaccinated residents that...

 

SMMUSD Mother Protests Renewal of PCR Test Contract for Schoolchildren

We have all gone through collective trauma as a result of COVID. In August the SMMUSD School Board approved the COVID Surveillance Program that included the required weekly PCR test along with the...

 

Gascon Indicates Some Victims - Rich and Famous Ones - Actually Deserve Justice

December 7, 2021 - Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon proudly announced yesterday the charging of a Los Angeles man with the murder of Jacqueline Avant. This particular press release...

 

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...

 

Third Omicron Case Starts to Peel the Mask off Health Officials' Belief that Vaccines Prevent Transmission

December 7, 2021 - The third case of Omicron infection has been detected in Los Angeles County, according to health officials. We predict they will stop telling us about each new case detected by the...

 

Police Union offers $20k Reward for Arrest of Alvardo Murderer; Blames Soft-on-Crime Public Officials for Recent Shooting of 2 Children and Current Homicide Wave

UPDATE:The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is offering a $20,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of twelve-year-old Alexander Alvarado who was shot and killed...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    December 10, 2021

Solutions for the Problems afflicting our Downtown in Santa Monica

The following letter was sent to the entire city council, the city manager, and police chief. Chief Batista and City Manager White both replied with thanks to the author. A. SHORT TERM (IMMEDIATE)...

 

Second Omicron Case Found in LA County, Also in Fully Vaccinated Individual

December 6, 2021 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced today they have discovered a second individual in the area who is infected with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The...

 

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...

 

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