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Firm that Analyzed the May 2020 Riots to Serve as Inspector General of SM Civilian Oversight Panel

The OIR Group, the consulting firm that analyzed and issued a detailed report on the events connected to the civil unrest in Santa Monica, of May 31, 2020, will soon become the first Inspector General...

 

Who Enforces City Codes when the City Owns the Building? No One

October 8, 2021 The city-owned garages in downtown Santa Monica are missing basic fire-safety equipment, lack lights, and use elevators with expired permits. During a homeless-started fire that occurr...

 

Are the Vaccines Worth it? County Data Shows Why the Vaccinated are Told to Wear Masks in Public and Why Vaccine Mandates Should Probably Not be a Thing

Public health officials on Saturday finally released data regarding Covid-19 infection and death rates among the fully vaccinated residents of the county. The numbers reveal the rationale behind...

 

Sheriff is the Only One Willing to Clean Up the Troubled San Vicente Homeless Encampment

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is the only entity in the area willing and able to remove homeless encampments, says Michelle Bisnoff, Chair of the Brentwood Community Council, in a social media post....

 

Lawsuit contends landlords unlawfully converted rent-control building into complex for vacation rentals

The city of Santa Monica has sued a local landlord for allegedly converting a rent-controlled apartment building on 10th Street into a complex mostly used for "unlawful vacation rentals," thereby viol...

 

Santa Monica May Sue Over Housing Allocation From the State

October 1, 2021 Spurred on by Santa Monica City Councilmember Phil Brock, the City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to ask a Westside city association if they should join a lawsuit challenging the number...

 
 By Jack Simon    Politics    October 6, 2021

City Extends Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Orders Through October 31

About 84% of local residents are fully vaccinated, announced the City of Santa Monica this week as it extended its local emergency orders through October 31. "Santa Monicans have done an incredible...

 

Santa Monica City Mayor Snubs Property Owners' Forum with Sheriff Villanueva on Homelessness

Santa Monica’s Mayor refused to attend a public forum on homelessness where she could not control the microphone. Nor did she reply to our request for a statement regarding her refusal to come...

 

SM Council to Appoint Joseph Lawrence Interim City Attorney

Santa Monica will soon have a new interim City Attorney but a familiar face to local city government. The City Council is expected to appoint Joseph P. Lawrence as Interim City Attorney at its next...

 

LA County's Vaccine Mandate Could Cause Distrust in the Vaccine

September 17, 2021 - This week, Los Angeles County health officials announced they would be issuing a new Health Officer Order mandating vaccine verification for individuals wishing to work at or...

 

Malibu's Break-up Proposal Clears First Hurdle of Lengthy Process

The City of Malibu's petition to break up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into two separate districts cleared a major hurdle Saturday as a Los Angeles County Office of Education panel...

 

State Legislature Passes Bill to Ensure Cities Rezone for Housing Needs

The California State Legislature has approved a bill which "will ensure cities and counties are adequately re-zoning to meet their housing needs" – a move many critics and homeowners say may lead...

 

Bill to Remove "Racist" Zoning Laws Targeting Republican Suburbs Approved by State Legislature

The California State Legislature has approved Assembly Bill 721 whose stated purpose is to "remove exclusionary and racist provisions in housing covenants." Actually, the bill cites "racism" to do...

 

County Education Office Backs Malibu's Plan to Split from SMMUSD.

The City of Malibu's petition to split the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into two separate districts received a major boost from county officials this week. Los Angeles County Office of...

 

White Woman in a Gorilla Mask Throws an Egg at Larry Elder, Black Conservative Candidate for Cal. Governor

In an act of political violence, a woman or girl wearing a gorilla mask hurled an egg at Larry Elder. Elder, a black Conservative , is a candidate for California Governor in what Dems have labelled "t...

 

On California Recall Ballot, A Yes Vote is Clearly Visible through the Return Mail Envelope

Ok, so check this out. California, the bluest Democrat state in the US, has a recall election against the most unpopular Governor in State history, Gavin Newsom. They want to project fairness in a...

 

Larry Elder is the Black Moses Who Will Lead California Out of the Wilderness of Progressive Policies

The Los Angeles Times has been attacking him for weeks. He's being outspent ten to one. National leaders like Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have trash talked him. So it's clear Larry...

 

California's Universal Mail-In Ballot System is Ripe for Massive Fraud: Here's One Big Reason Why

The discovery of 300 stolen mail-in ballots in the car of a man passed out in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Torrance on August 16 illustrates the potential for fraud in the coming gubernatorial recall...

 
 By Jack Simon    Politics    August 31, 2021

SM City Council Mandates Vaccines for City Employees, Volunteers, Contractors

Following in the footsteps of its neighbors, the Santa Monica City Council this week voted to require all city employees, volunteers and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But the...

 

LA Times Characterizes a Black Dude From South Central LA As a White Supremacist as Elder Leads Polling into Recall

Gavin Newsom, a rich white guy from the Bay Area who is backed by some of the richest people in the State, faces a real challenge from the Recall Campaign. This has galvanized since June, when former...

 

Recall Gascon Petition Hits 175k Signatures; Newsom Foiled in Diverting DUI Cases from Possible Jail Time; Prison Guard Union Donates Big to Newsom Recall Campaign and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge halts Newsom's planned closure of Northern California prison A Lassen County judge this week granted the city of Susanville a temporary restraining order halting the...

 
 By Jack Simon    Politics    August 2, 2021

Santa Monica City Council Okays Employment Contract with New City Manager

The Santa Monica City Council this week approved the employment contract with its newly-appointed City Manager David White. White will earn an annual salary of $340,000 plus benefits and start his...

 
 By Jack Simon    Politics    August 2, 2021

SM Council 'Amplifies' Noise Ordinance to Muzzle Loud Protests

The City Council unanimously voted this week to pass an amendment to the city's noise ordinance to "reduce prolonged noise from protest activities in residential neighborhoods." The move was in in...

 

Larry Elder Wins Fight to Be on September 14th Recall Ballot

Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has won his fight to be on the September 14th recall ballot. The son of a restaurant owner, Elder has electrified Republicans with the possibility that...

 

David White Appointed Santa Monica's Next City Manage. Specialized in "Reimagining Public Safety at Berkeley."

The Santa Monica City Council announced on Thursday that it has selected David White to serve as Santa Monica’s next city manager. White’s employment contract – including an October 11 start...

 

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