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Santa Monica Measure GS to Increase the Property Transfer Tax by 833% is Still Squeaking Ahead in the Polls

November 17, 2022 - Santa Monica Measure GS, which would increase property transfer taxes on property over $8 million is squeaking ahead in the polls with 52.46% of the vote - only 1,431 votes - as...

 

Kevin McCarthy Replaces Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of US House of Representatives, as Republicans Win Majority

11.16.22-- A full 8 days after the US midterm elections, the Republicans have captured the House of Representatives. This according to the website RealClearPolitics.com, considered a reliable source...

 

China Fishes Extensively in South American Waters; One of Largest Investment Funds Leaves Argentina;

China's Hunger for Fish Increases in Latin America China's fishing activities from January to May 31, 2022, near the exclusive economic zones of Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina, were four times greater...

 

"The Wizard, as Crafty as he was Wealthy, Realized the Damage Could be Reversed if Enough Elephants Replaced the Donkeys..."

Children, do you know what day it is? That's right, it's the day after the election. Gather round children, while I tell you a story about the most famous election of all, the one that saved the...

 

In Now Removed Report, NBC News Admits Pelosi Initially Told SFPD Everything was "Fine," and Walked back to Re-join DePape

Stan Greene may have been on to something. NBC News reports that there are many big questions in the Pelosi case. The NBC report says it is unclear what Pelosi and the suspect were doing in the house...

 

Trouble in Santa Cruz, Colombia Increases the Price of Imported Clothing, Wave of Violence in Ecuador and Other Stories

Bolivia Civic determine indefinite unemployment throughout the country by the census in 2023 Citizens from all over the country met yesterday (Wednesday) and decided to give the Government 72 hours...

 

How to Protect Senior Voters From Fraudulent and Deceptive Voting Practices

"If there was ever a senior-centric election cycle, it's this year's midterm elections; older Americans will win big or lose. It is critical that the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population,...

 

Lana Negrete Talks Santa Monica Problems and Solutions in Her Run for City Council

October 12, 2022 - Lana Negrete was appointed to the Sant Monica City Council in June 2021 to replace longtime councilmember Kevin McKeown who had resigned. She is now running for a place on the...

 

Mystery Wave: Did Ukraine Use a Kilo Class Soviet Submarine to Torpedo Both the Crimean Bridge and the Nord Stream Pipeline?

There has been increasing speculation that the Ukraine Navy might have used a submarine to damage the bridge connecting Crimea to Southern Russia. Security camera video seems to show a mysterious...

 

Brian Dahle's Campaign for California Governor Gains Steam as he Proposes Real Solutions

I asked Republican candidate for California Governor Brian Dahle: How would you solve the crime problem in California? "By getting rid of the revolving door in California. When there's no punishment...

 

Russian President Putin Annexes Ukrainian Territory, Accuses the West of Seeking to Destroy Russia in Landmark Speech.

Editor's Note: In a ceremony annexing the Ukrainian territory of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizha and Kherson, Putin delivered the following address. This is the official English transcript from...

 

"Crime is the number one problem in Santa Monica," says Candidate for City Council Armen Melkonians

Why do you want to be on the Santa Monica City Council, I asked candidate Armen Melkonians. He said crime and homelessness were out of control problems. The City spends a lot of money on these problem...

 

Local Schools Should Be A Supportive and Kind Culture with Positive Leadership, Says Esther Hickman, Candidate for School Board

“I'm running because I believe in the promise of our public schools. The SMMUSD is "the second wealthiest school district in the country," says Hickman. "Our educational outcomes should reflect...

 

Sheriff and Federal Authorities Execute a Search of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's Santa Monica Home

9/14/22 Law enforcement authorities including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the home of Sheila Kuehl Wednesday morning. The LA County Board of Supervisors has...

 

Mike Bonin's Mar Vista: Terrorized Walking Past a Library to the Thrift Store

Like a lot of Americans today, I do a lot of "thrifting"---seeking bargains at thrifts around the L.A. area. One of my regular stops is the Council Thrift next to the large post office on Venice...

 
 By Cal OES    Politics    September 9, 2022

State Officials Sent Cell Phone Alerts To Protect Public Safety Amidst Ongoing Record Heat, Energy Grid Shortfalls

Editor's Note: This is an official press release from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Spanish language text omitted. SACRAMENTO – With extreme weather stretching California's energy...

 

12 Candidate Vying for 3 Seats on Santa Monica City Council

Councilmember Lana Negrete along with three Santa Monica commissioners and 8 other candidates have qualified for the City Council election ballot this November. All 12 candidates submitted their...

 

Booster Shots Targeting Omicron to be Available in LA County Next Week

September 1, 2022 - Today, Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health, announced that doses of the new booster shot targeting Omicron will be arriving in the county between September 6 and 9. The...

 

Slate of 4 Announced for Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board Election

A Brighter Future (ABF), a newly formed PAC, endorses four experienced parent leaders for the SMMUSD School Board election on November 8, 2022: - Angela DiGaetano- Esther Hickman- Stacy Rouse- Miles W...

 

Deputy Punches VP of Chilean Congress; Theft of Evo Morales' Cell Phone; Human Rights Complaint Against Maduro Dropped and Other Stories: IntraAmerican Watch

The United States Needs to Get Serious About Latin America The United States needs to get serious about the Western Hemisphere and this means doing more than announcing foreign aid programs which may...

 

The IRS is already hiring new Special Agents, As House Passes So Called "Inflation Reduction Act."

If you've always dreamt of being an IRS agent, now is the time. But you may have to use a gun to collect the taxes, apparently. The Internal Revenue Service is advertising for new special agents,...

 
 By Jack Simon    Politics    August 12, 2022

Santa Monica City Council Okays Ballot Measure Capping Rent Control Increases

The Santa Monica City Council this week voted to place on the November ballot a measure capping at 3% the rent increase for rent controlled units City officials said this measure will support rent con...

 

Russia Accidentally Prints "Navy Day" Posters Featuring Cruiser Moskva (Sunk last April by Ukraine); American Aircraft Carrier USS George Bush

Someone is about to lose his job at the printing palace in Moscow. Russian posters featuring the USS George Bush aircraft carrier, and the sunken Russian cruiser Moskva, have accidentally been...

 

Russia Denies Deal to Trade Notorious Arms Dealer for WNBA Allstar Brittney Griner, Businessman Paul Whelan

Update, July 28 2022: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “there are no agreements” on a U.S. request to release WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan from Russian custody. Pesk...

 

US and UK Spy Chiefs Agree: "There Is No Evidence" That Russian President Vladimir Putin is Sick or Dying

7.21.22: He has been speculated to have Parkinson's, poisoning and various forms of cancer. I have speculated as much as anyone else, but US and UK intelligence chiefs are in agreement that Vladimir P...

 

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