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 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 3, 2020 

Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility is Today's Snake Oil; Do not take or distribute this drug

A white woman suggests we 'interrupt' our perceptions on just about everything in order to combat systemic racism; a black man suggests the opposite the black community accept its true free agency in...

 
 By Stan Epstein    Opinion    June 22, 2020

Santa Monica Looting, Protesting and Other Events of May 31, 2020 Cry Out for a Truly Independent Investigation

Aside from budget problems and services cuts, one of the most important issues bothering Santa Monica citizens is the unfolding of events on Sunday, May 31, the intelligence the day before and...

 

Unprecedented? Inconceivable! Actually, Coronavirus is Neither

This commentary/critique/observation should not be construed, rendered, or inferred to minimize, trivialize, diminish or make light of the seriousness, gravity, and solemnity of the Coronavirus/Novel...

 
 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    June 18, 2020

The Problem with Black Lives Matter, the Organization and the Slogan

That black lives matter is not a controversial opinion. In 2020 United States of America, well over 99 percent of the population agrees with this idea. Yet since March 25 and the death of African-Amer...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    June 15, 2020

It is Premature to Recall Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud, Due to George Floyd Riots

Close to 60,000 signatures have been gathered as of this writing asking for the recall of Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud. Most residents of the city are furious about the wide-scale looting...

 

Medical Marijuana For School Students? It's Now Authorized in California

Parents of school-aged children may be surprised to learn that their local school district is considering adopting a policy allowing medical marijuana on campus. Effective January 1, 2020, Senate...

 
 By Leonard Brophy    Opinion    May 8, 2020

The Plaza at Santa Monica Project Would Positively Transform Our Downtown Area

Earlier this year back in a time when we were able to touch each other, then-City Attorney (now city manager) Lane Dilg put a halt to The Plaza at Santa Monica, a mixed-use development proposed for a...

 
 By Michael Greer    Opinion    May 4, 2020

California's Tyrannical Leftist Leaders Will Never End the Lockdown

I'd rather die on my feet, then live on my knees. I've become very disheartened. The Leftist media has successfully convinced a significant number of people that it is necessary for us to be isolated...

 
 By Marcel Gemme    Opinion    May 4, 2020

New York, New Jersey Require Nursing Homes to Accept Patients who are Still Recovering From COVID-19

By: Marcel Gemme The COVID-19 pandemic has been harsher on America's senior population than any other demographic. This is especially true of the significant subset of seniors who live in long-term...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Let's Open Businesses on May 1 Instead of May 15, Governor Newsom

On March 16, the City of Santa Monica, the County of Los Angeles and the State of California almost simultaneously began shutting down businesses, beginning with bars and gyms. Within days, both local...

 
 By SMCLC    Opinion    May 1, 2020

SMCLC Urges Less Construction, Less Density After Covid-19 Lockdowns

Dear City Manager and City Council, While reading Pro Developer Group Santa Monica Forward's letter about our city's finances, we're reminded of Naomi Klein's seminal work, The Shock Doctrine. In it,...

 
 By Janet Phelan    Opinion    April 12, 2020

No Courts, No Freedom, No Rights: We are watching our legal protections swirl down the toilet

"I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits." Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera One of the casualties of Covid-19 has been our system of justice. The Firs...

 

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...

 

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