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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Santa Monica Apocalypse: SMPD Meter Maids Stop Enforcing Parking Permits #Californiafires

Looting in Ventura County as Thousand Oaks, Hidden Hills empty into Santa Monica. It's the Monicalypse!

 

November 13, 2018

The Santa Monica Pier shrouded in smoke at 1:30 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018

With so many seeking refuge in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Police Department are no longer enforcing preferential parking, they have tweeted:

“SMPD Alert: To accommodate anyone from out of Santa Monica, all enforcement of "Preferential Parking Zones" will be suspended until further notice.“ It must be the end of the world!

"Permit Parking Only" signs are all over the pricey beach community, where a one bedroom apartment can rent for $5000. Parking space included.

11/11: Due to smoke conditions, the Santa Monica Farmers Market and all community and cultural services activities (including the swim center, skate park, reed tennis and field permits) have been canceled for Sunday, Nov. 11th. Please limit your exposure to smoke by staying indoors with windows and doors closed, seeking alternate shelter, and avoiding vigorous outdoor physical activity. Monitor https://t.co/6Yl3web9rn for air quality updates.

Due to smoke conditions, all community and cultural services activities have been cancelled for the remainder of Saturday, Nov. 10th. Please limit your exposure, remain indoors with windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter, and avoid vigorous physical activity. Monitor https://t.co/6Yl3web9rn for air quality updates.

As Samuel Taylor wrote in Rime of the Ancient Mariner in 1834: All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon,

Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon.

The sun was red in Santa Monica at 2 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of looting in the evacuated area of Ventura County, police there said.

Sgt. Eric Buschow with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a news conference Saturday the arrests were made in connection with two instances of looting, and one of the arrests involved a chase.

"If you come here with the intent of taking advantage of this situation, we will arrest you and you will go to jail," Buschow said. He did not identify the suspects.

Chief John Benedict with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said there have been no instances of looting in Los Angeles County. He added that more than 200 law enforcement officers have been dispatched to secure the evacuation zones in Los Angeles County.

 

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