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 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 20, 2021

Barbara Ferrer is Responsible for Every Suicide in Los Angeles County From July 15 On

July 16, 2021 It was only a matter of time, and not very much time, before the uptick in Covid-19 cases caused health officials to begin reimposing the restrictions they have used for 16 months now...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    July 16, 2021

Is it Compassion to Allow Vagrants to Take Over City Property or Something Else?

Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich thinks the key to saving the dying Third Street Promenade is to allow drug-using vagrants to use the business district's parking garages. Just kidding. What she...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 12, 2021

In a Brazen Opposition to Public Wishes, the California Legislature is Poised to Reverse Proposition 25 and Institute No-Cash Bail

A law that would grant nearly all (if not all) criminal defendants the right to walk out of jail without bail is now sitting in the Public Safety Committee of the California State Assembly after...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 4, 2021

Santa Monica City Council Should Beware Misleading Results From Resident Survey

A resident survey sent out with a Santa Monica Community Recreation email blast seems designed to elicit certain results regarding the city's stance on politically and socially progressive issues....

 
 By Olga Zurawska    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Mayor Himmelrich Should Refrain from Nominating or Voting for Caroline Torosis Due to Appearance of Conflict of Interest

The following is a written public comment submitted to the Santa Monica City Council on 6/29/21 This is to request that Mayor Himmelrich refrain from nominating or voting for SMRR-endorsed Council...

 

School Board Lies About Classroom Size. History Building Need Not Go "because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms"

Dear School Board -You all have repeatedly stated that the History Building must be torn down because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms shapes and sizes. This is a lie. After staff said they...

 
 By Jesse Gould    Opinion    June 13, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Support SB 519 to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs in Order to Help Veterans

As an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, I witnessed countless tragedies during my three deployments. After leaving the army and working in finance, I was drinking heavily and fell into a deep depression. I...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    June 13, 2021

California Senate Says We Should Just Deal with Drug-Users Slugging Us in the Park, Passes Law to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs 21-16

Courtesy of the brainiac who is pushing to densify our neighborhoods, California State Senator Scott Wiener, Senate Bill 519 to legalize psychedelic drugs, including LSD, was approved by the state's u...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    June 4, 2021

Gelsons Will Make Everything All Better, says Hines Development Regarding Mega-Sized West Edge Project Under Construction On Olympic Near Bundy

There will be a Gelsons at the eventual megalith development that is replacing Martin's Cadillac on Olympic Boulevard near Bundy. Hines development company, who is constructing the eight-story...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    June 2, 2021

They're Coming for Your Home and Your City: Our Analysis of Santa Monica's 1500-Page Housing Element Update

The City of Santa Monica's Planning Department has made available for public consumption its most current draft of the Housing Element of the General Plan. While this combination of words may cause...

 
 By Houman Hemmati    Opinion    May 31, 2021

A Miracle for Santa Monica: Pro-Developer Council Member Kevin McKeown Resigns.

A miracle just happened for the residents of Santa Monica that can save our city forever: Councilmember Kevin McKeown, who has served for decades in this role, just unexpectedly announced his...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 22, 2021

District Attorney Gascón Boasts of Consumer Lawsuit Against Frontier for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds while Ignoring Violent Crimes

The current Los Angeles District Attorney sends press releases that are markedly different from his predecessor. While Jackie Lacey would announced the arrests of people in positions of trust, such...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    May 22, 2021

California Hangs onto Mask Mandate Like a Baby with a Pacifier

May 18, 2021 After taking the weekend to mull the matter, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health decided that California would not be following the guidelines put forward May...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 22, 2021

A New and Critical Fire Danger in Southern California: The Homeless

May 17, 2021 The Los Angeles Fire Department responds to an average of 24 homeless-related fires a day, according to reporting by the Los Angeles Times. That's two dozen emergencies every day. LAFD...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    May 7, 2021

Should We Vaccinate Children for Covid-19? LA County Department of Public Health is All For It

Pfizer has submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration to approve its innovative Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 years old. At present, this vaccine is only approved by the...

 

Law that Would Allow Targets of a Recall to See Who Hates Them is Dropped

State Senator Josh Newman, a Democrat, is pulling from consideration his proposal to allow the objects of a recall petition access to the names and contact information of those who signed the...

 

California Quietly Slides into a Drought While Officials Say to Build for 1.34 Million More Thirsty Residents

Our legislators' hunger for more and more housing units in the region ignores one remarkably significant limiting factor: water supply. Over recorded history in the region, California has suffered...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 11, 2021

Black Lives Matter Struggles to Look Like a Tough Grass Roots Organization While Raking in Big Bucks: $90 Million in One Year of Donations

On every page of the official Black Lives Matter website, a button urges one to "donate today." Benefactors may warm themselves with supporting BLM's "ongoing fight to end State-sanctioned violence,...

 

Bonin Makes Bonehead Bid to Put Homeless Encampments in Beach Parking Lots and Establish Other Vagrant Camps Throughout His District

How does one get a free room with oceanfront view, no taxes to pay, and no building codes to follow? According to Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, be a vagrant. The controversial councilmember is...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 8, 2021

Proposed Ethnic Studies Curriculum for California Schools Relies on Flawed Scholarship

The case against Assembly Bill 101, a law that would require ethnic studies be a part of the high school curriculum in the state's public schools, was made by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of the Amcha...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Lockdowns Were a Disaster: Public Health Should Have Been Achieved Via the Carrot Instead of the Stick: Santa Monica Shines COVID-19 Assurance Program is Almost an Example

UPDATE/CORRECTION: The Santa Monica Shines program does not involve inspections from city of Santa Monica code inspectors. Sustainable Works conducts the walk-throughs to grant the Assurance Seal and...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    April 5, 2021

Time to Move Out: Santa Monica is Coming For Your Home With Upzoning Plans for R-1 Neighborhoods and Putting Public Housing In Your Backyard

Dressed up in the language of compassion and social justice, the City Council's vote on March 30 to accommodate 6,168 affordable housing units, 70% of whatever new housing is built, and then to...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    March 29, 2021

Is it Homeless Advocacy to Allow Mentally Ill People to Live as They Please on the Street? Protestors Want Homeless to Continue Camping Out at Echo Park Lake

Police were needed to protect construction workers on Wednesday night at Echo Park as over 200 protestors arrived to decry the attempt to clear an estimated four dozen homeless people who'd set up...

 

Optics Over Reality with Hero Pay Ordinances for Grocery and Drug Store Workers: 4 Reasons This is A Terrible Idea

March 11, 2021 The City of Santa Monica on Tuesday joined the County and City of Los Angeles in adopting an ordinance granting an additional $5 per hour "hero pay" to workers at large grocery chains...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    March 6, 2021

Black Lives Matter Wants to Abolish the Police During a Homicide Surge in Los Angeles

During an alarming surge in the number of homicides committed in Los Angeles, with the majority of victims people of color, Black Lives Matter-LA has begun a campaign to deplatform and abolish unions...

 

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