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What's Missing from City of Santa Monica's Report on Addressing Homelessness

I have read with disappointment the Staff Report accompanying Item 8.A. The report is long on process narrative but entirely deficient on hard objectives and measurable milestones to achieve those...

 

Do the Poor and Downtrodden Deserve the Covid Vaccine Before Everyone Else? Community Health Centers Advocate to Receive More Vaccine Doses

February 26, 2021 Community health clinics think the answer to solving vaccine rollout disparity is to let them administer more vaccines. At a webinar on February 24, representatives from health...

 

Is It Time for a Taxpayer Lawsuit Regarding Homeless Services in Santa Monica?

If you are wondering how your tax dollars are spent on addressing the homeless crisis in Santa Monica, do not ask the City as they would likely not be able to answer. They would probably even think...

 

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon Gives Practical Reasons for Not Seeking Death Penalty for Killer of Two Boys

February 22 District Attorney George Gascon issued a statement today explaining why his office accepted a plea bargain from convicted sex offender Kenneth Rasmuson for the murder of two 6-year-old...

 

Is LA County Gearing Up to Require Double Masking?

In their daily email to the public on Saturday, February 13, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health appeared to be moving toward a mandate of double masking. On February 3, Dr. Anthony...

 

Percent of Vaccines Going to African Americans and Latinos is Low and That is Freaking Out the County Health Department

February 10 - On Monday, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department released statistics regarding the demographics of those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine. Of all the doses given so far...

 

Open Letter to Santa Monica City Council Regarding Reselection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on January 12, 2021

The main purpose of this letter is to urge the City Council and Councilmember McCowan to reconsider Mr. Cardona's position as stated in his January 6, 2021 response to Olga Zurawska's Demand to Cure...

 

Putting Covid Deaths Into Perspective: Did Covid Kill More than a War, and is the United States Really Worse than Other Countries in Dealing with the Disease?

At an intimate Zoom gathering I attended recently, a medical doctor, an educated woman who considered herself well-informed, told the group that nothing short of a war could have killed as many...

 

Is the Current California Lockdown Making Things Worse? It's Certainly Not Making Them Better

Starting in late November, state and county officials have been locking down increasing sectors of economic and daily life in California, and particularly in large and populous Los Angeles County. A...

 

Gascon Tries to Defend Eliminating Money Bail When California Voters Confirmed They Want it Via Proposition 25

George Gascon, brand-new District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, issued a press release today defending his actions to eliminate bail requests for most crimes committed in his jurisdiction....

 

The First Amendment is under siege – and most Americans know it

First, digital conversations on "matters of public concern," legally the centerpiece of First Amendment jurisprudence, were consistently blocked by partisan social media operators throughout the 2020...

 

Formal Demand Calls for Do-Over Vote to Select Santa Monica Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem

A Demand to Cure and Correct alleges a Brown Act violation regarding the selection of Council leadership, calls for Council to conduct new vote without participation of Councilmember McCowan. Letter...

 

Make Drug Companies Reveal if Pharmaceuticals Come From China, says Senior Group

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 11 -- Here's a scary thought courtesy of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: "China is the world's largest producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients...

 

Donald Trump is the Nation's Blacklight: Exposing Government and Media Corruption from the Beginning of His Term to its (Maybe) Conclusion

The couple is always shocked and horrified when cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy shines a blacklight on their bedroom walls to reveal where their problem feline has been leaving its urine. Without the...

 

Drug Price Controls: Right Objective, Wrong Solution

This month, President Trump signed an executive order to reduce Medicare spending on prescription drugs. For each medication, Medicare will pay no more than the lowest price available in other...

 

Nanny Government of California Wants to Make Sure You Don't See any 'Misinformation' and Elect the Wrong Guy

The federal and California state governments sent subtly, but distinctly, different messages to the media regarding steps they are taking to provide election security. Both state and federal...

 

Hey Twitter, Censorship is How We Got a Pandemic

As the election season progresses this fall, the calls for censorship of free speech - and actual censorship - progress right along with it. Proponents of censorship claim such action is necessary in...

 

Throwing Money at Schools Won't Help: SMMUSD Needs to Get Back to Basics of Education

As a student in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district in the 1980s and 90s my classmates and I were blessed to experience a public education second to none. I formed tight life-long bonds not only...

 

California Gov. Newsom is the New Owner of the Plantation, Patronizing and Condescending with his Health Equity Metric

Governor Newsom released a new "equity metric" last week that adds to the requirements necessary before a county can move to a less restrictive tier. The census tracts in the lowest quartile of the...

 

"Liberal" City of Santa Monica Disenfranchises Section 8 Tenants

Throughout Santa Monica, about 1,488 residents currently live in subsidized housing known as Section 8, a federal program administered by the Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA). These are the...

 

BLM doesn't want you to know what they stand for - or what they do with your donation

The Black Lives Matter organization (not to be confused with the idea that black lives matter) recently removed a page from their website that outlined the beliefs of the group. The page, titled "What...

 

Your kids can be politically indoctrinated in public school according to current California law - and it's about to get worse

The California State Legislature passed AB 331 in September, a bill requiring a semester of ethnic studies for high school graduation. A model curriculum, hundreds of pages long, is available for...

 

It is Time for Santa Monica to Reckon With its Deeply Racist Past (Meaning Yesterday)

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday will be presented with suggestions from The Black Agenda for ways to spend the $200,000 already earmarked in June for efforts to support racial justice. The...

 

Santa Monica Flexes Muscles Yet Again with Threat to Cut Off Power to "Party Houses"

8/27/20: On Monday, the City of Santa Monica issued its 22nd Local Emergency Supplement, that is, yet another order restricting citizens' rights. This time, the city threatens to fine property owners...

 

We Should Support SMMUSD's Attempts to Develop a Social Justice Component for its Curricula

Dear Editor: In a front page article about the SMMUSD's attempts to develop a social justice component for its curricula, writer Corva Corax disputes the motives behind and possible efficacy of this...

 

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