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Even Some Doctors Are Starting to Wonder If the US Response to Coronavirus is an Overreaction

The worldwide attempt to control the recent worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is an overreaction and a "fiasco in the making.” Scientist John Ioannidis. In most of the disaster movies we grew up with...

 

SMMUSD Hides Behind Federal and Local Agencies in Coronavirus Response

An email sent out Tuesday by Dr. Ben Drati, School Superintendent for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, seeks to explain the response of the district to the outbreak of the Covid-19...

 

Santa Monica and Coronavirus: No Plan for the Homeless and Covid-19

The city's Chief Resilience Officer and its Communication Officer reported on the state of the city's response to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday. Other than...

 

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drug scheme robs patients of tomorrow's new medicines

The House of Representatives passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented crackdown on the pharmaceutical industry. Her bill, "H.R.3," would allow the government to dictate prices on a broad array of...

 

PETA Kills 84% of the Animals Brought to their Virginia Center, Within 24 Hours

PETA, the acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, bills itself as an "animal rights" organization. Founded in 1980 by Ingrid Newkirk, a former animal shelter worker and deputy sheriff...

 

Two-Thirds of City Employees Drive Alone to Work; Most Park Free Downtown Says SMCLC

  SMCLC citing to a Rule 2202 AQMD mandatory report, Santa Monica Civic Light Commuters says that 65% of Santa Monica municipal employees drive to work in single occupancy vehicles. They then use...

 

New Way Forward for Immigration Reform Will End End automatic deportation and summary proceedings

The “New Way Forward Act”. That sounds nice, doesn’t it? A “New Way”, new is always fresh and clean, right? And “Forward” is better than backward, isn’t it? Sort of like “Hope and...

 

On the Day of the Homeless Count: a Question for the Homeless Industrial Complex

Over the past two years eight lawsuits have been filed by clients and former employees against the City’s sole provider of homeless services, The People Concern. A current lawsuit by a former...

 

City Council Sells Out Santa Monica to SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments)

Radical changes are coming to the cityscape of Santa Monica within the next three months, according to comments made at the City Council meeting December 10. The council was struggling to react to an...

 

Pico Zoning Recommendations are City-run Pro-Gentrification under a rigged "public process"

On Tuesday December 17th, the Santa Monica City Council will be voting on a set of zoning recommendations for Pico Blvd. submitted by City staff under the Pico Well-being Project. Residents have seen...

 

Protect Our Public Spaces From Roundup By Supporting the City Wide Ban on its Use.

There have been 32,000 more individuals that have stated Roundup has caused their cancer since the LA County Board of supervisors banned the use of any glyphosate-type weed killer on county property....

 

Why did we take down our original story about the death of a ballplayer?

Those who know me, know that I am feeling my own mortality these days. It isn't just the wad of cotton that's taped to my face, as a result of my second surgery to remove a cancerous growth behind my...

 

India: What Exactly is Article 370 and Why is the Whole World Talking About it?

1. Kashmir has always a part of India Kashmir is a legitimate and integral part of the Indian state. There was an Instrument of Accession signed on October 26th 1947, which merged the princely state...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    August 18, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Becomes the 27th Associate of the Clintons to Die Mysteriously

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Federal prison cell on Saturday morning, the US Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. In death, Epstein becomes the latest associate of William and Hillary Clinton to...

 
 By Glen Colton    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Biggest Threat to US Environment is Population Growth from Immigration. When Will We Learn This?

Americans plant trees and host community events to promote conservation and sustainability. Those activities are important. But they don't address one of America's biggest environmental challenges --...

 
 By Olga Zurawska    Opinion    June 25, 2019

City to Fund $669K in Improvements to Samoshel Tent after 25 Years of Neglect

Thanks to community advocacy, City Council approved $669K in funding for improvements to Samoshel - an interim housing facility located on City property, leased and operated by OPCC dba The People...

 
 By Olga Zurawska    Opinion    June 10, 2019

Advocates Slam Himmelrich, Cole, Maceri over Homeless Services in Santa Monica

We oppose the extension of funding for OPCC dba The People Concern, unless the City commissions an independent fiscal and performance audit. If the City extends the funding, we propose it should be...

 

Confining Livestock in Factory Farms is Inefficient, Inhumane and Dangerous

The reality of what goes on and why at factory farms where most get their animal-products is something that many aren't aware of, and something that deserves attention. The majority of...

 

As Legislature Tries to Stuff More Housing Down the Throats of Cities, California Just Says No

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to oppose a proposed bill in the California State Senate, SB 50, which would offer waivers and other encouragements to housing built close to urban...

 

State Legislature Continues Its Unwavering Commitment To Undermining Public Safety

The most dangerous number in Sacramento these days? 1182. That's the designation of the latest assault on public safety. Assembly Bill 1182, introduced earlier this month by Assemblymember Wendy...

 

$1.4 Million Gets 23 Homeless People Into Santa Monica Housing (That's $60,900 per individual)

An Information Item sent from Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole to the city council seeks to explain what achievements staff has made over the past year to address homelessness. In late November of...

 
 By Stan Greene    Opinion    March 7, 2019

French Fries at McDonalds in Orlando FLA Are Too Salty, And So Is My Email

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "CONTACT A REPORTER" group. This morning I had breakfast at the McDonalds at the following address: 12301 E Colonial Dr,...

 

Letters: Landlords will use City Council Re-districting Lawsuit to End Rent Control

In covering the districting issue, you may perhaps not understand why some of us long time SM renters fear this issue as an existential threat to our very lives. No exaggeration. We see districting...

 

Like Being Hit By Lightning, Prop 47 Greatly Increased Property Crime in California

Pop 47 ushered in an increase in property crime statewide because many theft offenses were made inconsequential misdemeanors that carried little likelihood of incarceration. Last month the Public...

 
 By Omar Spahi    Opinion    July 20, 2018

Ocean Towers Has Been Falsely Portrayed, Reports One Homeowner

A posted article about Ocean towers contains a ton of false information, I'd love a chance to discuss with the author and set the record straight. The following is just some of the information that is...

 

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