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Municidal City Council Demolishes Parking Structure 3 to Hurt Small Businesses and Increase Housing Glut

On Monday, March 14, 2022, the City of Santa Monica began the process of tearing down Parking Structure 3 in downtown Santa Monica. Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association (SMBOA) lost its court battl...

 

Continued Panic Porn from Los Angeles County's Barbara Ferrer as Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Plummet

March 18, 2022 - Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health did her best to angle toward continued fear of Covid-19 and the importance of public readiness to get...

 

Space and Time: With the costs of war mounting and his army in disarray Putin is running out of options

3.6.22: Vladimir Putin's pointless war has already led to thousands of people losing their lives, suffering from life-changing injuries or left traumatised by their experiences, along with the...

 
 By Kathy Cady    Opinion    March 8, 2022

Gascon's Feel-Good "Justice Reform" Policies Are Illegal and Have Had Devastating Consequences

Violent criminals hurt individuals and endanger the public. California law allows sentencing enhancements/allegations to be filed when the criminal also inflicts great bodily injury (Penal Code...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Opinion    March 6, 2022

If Guns Kill People, Then Why Aren't the Police Allowed to Look for and Confiscate Illegal Guns?

March 2, 2022 - Yesterday, the Los Angeles Police Commission voted to curtail stops made by police officers on a technical pretext that is then used to search the vehicle for criminal activity. Below...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Makes the Case to Mandate by Wealth Rather than Vaccine Status

February 25, 2022 - At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health for the County of Los Angeles made the case that wealth, rather than vaccine...

 

Numbers? The LA County Health Department Cannot be Trusted with Them

February 25, 2022 - Today, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health, is graciously allowing Los Angeles County residents to unmask indoors - after showing vaccine verification and...

 

"Aggressive Hostility?" Boo-hoo-boo, Mayor Himmelrich!

Mayor Sheds Crocodile Tears While Ruining Santa Monica Permanently for Residents: Letter from Santa Monica Voter Boo-hoo-boo, Mayor Himmelrich. Cry me a river with your comments. If you and this City...

 
 By NOMA    Opinion    February 17, 2022

Santa Monica Residents need to Band Together to Oppose the "Lincoln Center" Project

NOMA joins The Friends of Sunset Park (FOSP) in urging residents to attend a ZOOM developer-hosted meeting this Thursday, February 17th at 7pm to discuss a very big project on the Gelson’s site at...

 

Criminals are Good; It's Guns that are Bad, According to DA George Gascon

February 8, 2022 - Today our alleged district attorney, George Gascon, boasted about a letter his office sent out to Visa, Mastercard and Amex begging them to cease processing payments made to...

 

Santa Monica City Councilmember Gleam Davis Leaves the Reservation, Goes Out Hunting For Bear

In what City Councilmember Phil Brock called a "Partisan Witch Hunt" Gleam Davis said she was prepared to go to the DA and swear out a warrant to seal leaks to the press. She's seemingly furious that...

 

Councilmember Negrete's Conflict of Interest Regarding School District Warrants Recusal

Honorable Members of the Santa Monica City Council, Pursuant to my previous email on this matter, and in light of the discussion that transpired during this evening's town hall, I am writing to...

 

That Vaccinated Coworker is Not Even 10% Less Likely to Give You Covid than an Unvaxxed Coworker

February 3, 2022 - Vaccines to protect against Covid-19 became available to the general public in April, 2021. Since than over 7 million residents of Los Angeles County have taken the full dose of som...

 

Ferrer Is Unable to Justify Vaccine Mandates at Media Briefing - Almost 2/3 New Cases This Week Among the Vaccinated

February 3, 2022 - When asked if there was a public health justification for vaccine mandates, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health, did not even try to answer the question....

 

Isn't it Time to Stop Looking at Covid Case Numbers, Dr. Ferrer?

February 4, 2022 - The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 first appeared in Los Angeles County in early December. As of late January, it comprises 99.9% of sequences...

 

We'll Be Wearing Masks Forever if We Don't Get Rid of Ferrer

January 27, 2022 - At a media briefing today, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health was repeatedly asked when restrictive measures such as vaccine and mask mandates might be rel...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    February 1, 2022

City of Santa Monica Should be Sued to Stop Ongoing Conflicts of Interest at Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM)

There are significant and illegal conflicts of interest by two DTSM Board Members, Tara Barauskas and Johannes Van Tilburg, that affect the Stakeholders and further damage the reputation of DTSM....

 

State Law Has Foisted the Lincoln Center Project On An Unwilling Santa Monica

The State's housing legislation is inherently unconstitutional. It offers little or no opportunity for community input and allows business interests to prevail over the needs and desires of residents....

 

How Much Was Spent on Homeless and How Many Were Helped? Santa Monica Staff Has No Idea

1/21/22: Staff for the City of Santa Monica released a report this month titled "Overview of Homeless Outreach and Hygiene Services" in response to requests from some city councilmembers for a...

 
 By John Alle    Opinion    January 24, 2022

Downtown Santa Monica Inc is Failing and Needs a New Charter and Leadership

For the first time in over a quarter century, the organization designated to manage Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade and Downtown, will have a new Director. The DTSM Board and Stakeholders...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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