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 By Kathleen Cady    Opinion    December 1, 2022 

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon Makes Child Rape Victims Show Up By Themselves at Parole Hearings of their Perpetrators

In 1991, when Jamie S. was 13 years old, she was kidnapped, raped and sodomized by Danny Brown while walking to her junior high school. In 1991, Jamie S. and her family could rely on the governmental...

 

Animal Rights Extremists Condemn Thousands of Animals to Cruel Demise at Mink Farm in Ohio

Animal rights activists placed wildlife at risk after releasing 10,000 carnivorous mink from a farm in Hoaglin, Ohio–as well as condemning the mink themselves to their demise. The criminals, who...

 

Should Neighborhood Groups Engaging in Political Activity Receive City Funding?

It seems to me that the neighborhood groups would like to eat the cake (as in receive public funding from the City) and eat it too (as in engage in legislative advocacy), without so much as a...

 

Gascon Uses Taxpayer Money to Defend Himself Against Lawsuits Arising From His Unethical and Illegal Policies and Procedures

"Internal terrorist" is an old LAPD management term used for those who don't "get with the program." Much has changed within LAPD, but not for some of its alums. One in particular, George...

 

Haiti in a Downward Spiral; Strikes Continue in Bolivia; Crime Law Threatens Freedom of the Press in Colombia; Invalid Elections in Nicaragua and Other Stories: InterAmerican Watch Newsletter

Analysis What Lula's victory in Brazil means for Latin America Lula's victory in Brazil could mean many things: A mockery of justice, a story of redemption, hope for the people, a democratic setback,...

 

Lt. Colonel Allen B. West, Former Congressman, Speaks about Abuse of Seniors' Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 11 -- The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] partnered with the American Constitutional Rights Union [ACRU] in a collaboration aimed at protecting the rights of senior...

 

Reader Happy SMOBSERVED.COM Had the Courage to Report on Pelosi's "Corrupt Left Wing Regime"

Thanks so much for the story about Paul Pelosi's Gay Romp!! I am absolutely Shocked that anyone in Santa Monica would have the courage to stand up to the likes of Madame Pelosi and the Ruling Class...

 

Your Santa Monica Common Sense (California State) Voting Guide

October 20 - Votes by mail can start immediately and in-person voting centers will open on October 29. Here's how to cast your ballot in a way to best help our larger community. Or, in the case of...

 

Your Santa Monica Common Sense (Local) Voting Guide

October 20, 2022 - Mail-in ballots have arrived in mail boxes and voting centers are open starting October 29. How can you cast your ballot in a way that will benefit the community, bringing health,...

 

Gas is Almost $7 a Gallon in California. So Why is @GavinNewsom Ahead of @BrianDahleCA in the Polls?

10.15.22: Gasoline sells for around $6.99 a gallon in my neighborhood in Santa Monica. Filling my stupid Chevy Cruze with gas is now around $80. Gas is so expensive in California, mostly due to regula...

 

Reject and Ignore the Pollsters, TV Pundits and Political Psychics: Just Go Vote

Our general election on November 8 is fast approaching! Voters may vote weeks early by mail, or drop their ballot in an official drop box, or vote in person. LA County election information is...

 

Mayor Himmelrich Blocks Housing Commission Report from City Council Agenda after Public Admission of Personal Bias

Dear City Council, I am submitting the email thread below for your consideration to draw your attention to four issues: 1. Mayor Sue Himmelrich refused to agendize a brief but important Housing...

 

The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Struck on the Head With a Hammer By a Lunatic Early Friday Morning.

Update, 11.4.22: In Now Removed Report, NBC News says Pelosi Initially Told Police Everything was "Fine," and Walked back to Re-join DePape. NBC report says it is unclear what the two men were doing f...

 

We Like the New California Law Punishing Doctors for Delivering Covid-19 Misinformation: Here's Why

I'm all for doctors being subject to discipline for misinforming patients with false or misleading statements about COVID-19. In fact, could we make this law retroactive, and hold doctors accountable...

 

Your Los Angeles County Common Sense Voting Guide

October 20 - Here's how to vote to support one of the most populous counties in the country, restoring as much safety and prosperity as possible from that stolen by a largely dysfunctional County...

 

Gaming Santa Monica Housing

It is clear by now to many Santa Monica residents (though, apparently, not to the Council or City government) that developers are gaming the system. They are asserting that the City has lost its...

 
 By Jon Berg    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Santa Monica College Measure SMC bond issue: Too Much and Never Enough; and, JUST SAY NO on November 8

"Too Much and Never Enough"---Mary Trump, July 14, 2020 "Just Say NO"---Nancy Reagan, Sept. 14, 1986 October 14, 2022 - The above statements by Mary Trump and Nancy Reagan summarize perfectly my...

 

Cease and Desist Letter to Mayor Himmelrich

Dear Mayor Himmelrich: This Cease and Desist Order is to inform you that your harassing and intimidating actions against me have become unbearable. Such anti-social behavior is completely...

 

Santa Monica's Great Lie

Santa Monica's great lie. The Mayor has said: "(...) the benefits we enjoy here, from our pothole-free streets to our glorious beachfront to our wonderful schools." The oft-repeated mantra is that we...

 
 By Jon Berg    Opinion    October 9, 2022

Citizens, Taxpayers, Book-lovers, Children, Sanity, 1; Mike Bonin, 0 - Mar Vista Library Update

A few weeks ago I submitted a story about the desperate situation in front of the Mar Vista Library at Venice Blvd. and Inglewood, complete with images of the depravity that no civilized society...

 

Sue Himmelrich Is a Bully Like Donald Trump, Should Not Be Mayor

It is this Council's responsibility to the voters to demote Sue Himmelrich from the position of Mayor – in order to protect democracy. Himmelrich acts like a dictator who controls, intimidates and m...

 

Santa Monica City Planning Grants Too Many Variances to Developers. Gelson's Shopping Center is an example.

The Santa Monica City Planning Department has never from all appearances, met a variance it didn't like. Every one of those exceptions over the years, including those for the Lincoln Center project...

 

The Statue of St Monica is Being Used as a Drug Drop - And So is the Rest of the City

Dear Chief Batista, I am pointing out the activities shown in the following photos contained in the link below, asking for your help. Since you say you have a full staff at night from 12 midnight to...

 

Companies Use Greenwashing to Justify Cost-Saving Measures that Don't Help the Environment

Sustainability has gone mainstream, with more people than ever before concerned about the environmental impacts of the products and services they buy and use. They understandably want to do the right...

 

SMMUSD Lacks a Plan to Overcome the Two Year Learning Deficit Caused by Covid-19 Shutdowns

As our children start their 3rd week of school, it's business as usual over at the SMMUSD district office and school board. There has still been no mention of a plan to address the learning loss...

 

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