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Governor Names Dr. Shirley Weber as Secretary of State of State

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of San Diego Assembly member and Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Dr. Shirley N. Weber, as the next California Secretary of State, fill...

 

The recruiting spotlight shines bight on Centaur student-athletes

The coronavirus has disrupted high school sports like the Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald creates havoc in an opponent's backfield. Every month good and bad information comes out of the CIF...

 

Special Election to Fill Vacant State Senate Seat

Governor Gavin Newsome announced a special election will be held on March 2 to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Holly Mitchell, who was sworn into the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week. If no candidate receives a majority, a...

 

Rams Need a Win in Seattle to Stay in Division Race

There have been only four NFL teams to record winless seasons during the Super Bowl era starting in 1966. The 2017 Cleveland Browns (0-16) were the last team to accomplish that feat, joining the 2008...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    December 24, 2020

Herbert helps the Chargers win in Vegas as they get ready for the Broncos

In an unexpected battle of two former Oregon Duck quarterbacks, Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers outlasted Marcus Mariota and the Las Vegas Raiders, 30-27 in overtime, in a Thursday Night...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    December 24, 2020

Bruins End Season on Sour Note in Overtime Loss

So close, yet so far away. The UCLA Bruins football team is clearly improving, and they are competitive with every team in the Pac-12. But they still have areas of improvement needed, and they need to...

 

Governor Gavin Names Secretary of State Alex Padilla as California's United States Senator

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the selection of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California's next United States Senator, filling the term being vacated by Vice President-elect...

 

Special Election to Fill Vacant State Senate Seat

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a special election will be held on March 2 to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Holly Mitchell, who was sworn into the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last...

 

Culver City Council Welcomes Fresh Faces During Swearing-in Ceremony

Culver City Council welcomed two fresh faces and a re-elected colleague during Monday's swearing-in ceremony that culminated with Alex Fisch taking over the mayoral reins and Daniel Lee selected as vi...

 

Fatal Fire in Fox Hills

Yon Tuesday December 15 Culver City Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the 5900 block of Canterbury Dr. On arrival E43 reported heavy smoke showing from a 2 story garden style row...

 

Tito's Tacos Salutes American Heroes

Tito's Tacos contributed One Hundred FREE Individually Boxed Meals for American Military Veterans who are currently in the all-important recovery process and yearning to soon return to mainstream...

 

4-Year College to Be Police Officer?

by Corva Corvax A Logical Opinion On the surface, the bill Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) plans to propose that will raise the requirements to enter a police force in California sounds like a good idea. Requiring recruits to either...

 

Legendary Trial Lawyer Tom Girardi Self Destructs

by Elliot Ganezer They got married when he was 60 and she was 28. They seemed to be the most enviable of LA May December romances. He was loaded, she was cunning and stunning, and together, their fame...

 

Love Conquers All: The Goddess of Fortune (La Dea Fortuna)

By Lucrezia Barboni “The Goddess of Fortune has a secret, knows a magic trick. How can you keep someone you really love always with you? You have to stare at them, steal their image, shut your eyes and keep them close. And the one you love will...

 

Rats and Vagrants on the Promenade

Editor’s note: We received the following letter by Third Street Promenade property owner John Alle to City Manager Lane Dilg regarding unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the once-popular outdoor shopping area in downtown Santa Monica. Edits have b...

 

'Kingdom of the Sweets" provides a welcome reprieve - celebrating the resilience of local dancers in Holiday favorite

For 47 consecutive years, Southern California's longest running production of The Nutcracker has delighted audiences of all ages. This year in the age of Covid – with renewed determination, grace, a...

 

The 34th Israel Film Festival

by Rachel Ganz The 34th Israel Film festival, largest exhibit of Israeli Cinema in North America, opens in Los Angeles on December 13-27, 2020 online. The Opening Night Film was "Asia", winner of...

 

Bob Holbrook Remembered

By Sarah Storkin Former Santa Monica City Council Member Robert "Bob" Holbrook has passed away. The former Mayor had been ill for sometime, reportedly with Lymphoma. Bob Holbrook was born in Santa...

 

City Manager Quits

By Stan Greene Lane Dilg has resigned as acting Santa Monica City Manager, she announced on the City's website Monday evening. Dilg had served as City Attorney for 3 years. She was promoted to acting City Manager after former City Manager Rick Cole...

 

Free parking in DTSM

By Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude Parking will be free at the downtown parking structures 1-6 from December 14 to December 25 in a strangely mixed message from the City of Santa Monica. A press release from Downtown Santa Monica (DTSM) Inc...

 

Shores Hotel to Pay $1M Fine

The owners of the Santa Monica Shores hotel have agreed to pay $1 million in penalties and restitution to Los Angeles County, prosecutors said Wednesday. As part of the final judgment, the Shore Hotel has agreed to provide a certain number of rooms...

 

Crossroads Offers Scholarships

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences will offer a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program, to 50 students of color and their families from the Pico neighborhood, the school said in a press release. “The program will address...

 

Fire Burns 4 Acres Along 405

It was described as a 'major emergency brush fire' burning alongside the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass in Bel Air Wednesday afternoon. The fire began as two small grass fires along the Getty offramp just after noon...

 

Beach Hazards Warning in Effect

Beach hazards warning is in effect for the Los Angeles coast, including Santa Monica, the National Weather Service reported Monday. Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves due to elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet are expected through Tuesday night from...

 

Playgrounds Reopen - Are Policies Changing?

by Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude The state government reversed its ban on outdoor playgrounds on Wednesday, December 9. Playgrounds were one of the sectors closed when the state's Stay Home Order went into effect on the Monday of that week. The...

 

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