Politicians eat own words after dining out, taking trips

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/3 5:24A Associated Press
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press Their messaging has been clear: wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and most importantly: stay home! But their actions aren t living up to the rhetoric, creating a real political problem for some of the most vocal...


Santa Monica Daily Press (Opinion) 12/3 2:00A Charles Andrews
NICOLE RECOMMENDS: GIVE YOUR LOVED ONE THE GIFT OF MUSIC — or film, or poster. The holidays are fast approaching, and what better way to support a local business that really could use our help right now than to buy some (or all!) of your gifts from...

COVID cases surge and leader urge caution

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/3 2:00A Brennon Dixson
Cases of COVID-19 continue to surge throughout the Westside, prompting Santa Monica and Los Angeles County leaders to call on residents to heed the rules of the most recent safer-at-home order. Less than 24 hours after reporting a record-high of...

Fed reports slowing US economic activity due to virus surge

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/3 1:00A Associated Press
MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that economic activity in several regions slowed in November as coronavirus cases surged. The Fed report released Wednesday said that...

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/3 1:00A Associated Press
GRANT SCHULTE and AMY FORLITI Associated Press U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering...

Britain approves vaccine and will begin shots within days

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/2 6:06A Associated Press
LAURAN NEERGAARD and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the...

California faces possible COVID-19 hospital crisis, lockdown

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/2 6:04A Associated Press
DON THOMPSON, Associated Press A staggering rise in coronavirus cases could overwhelm California s health system within weeks and drastic action such as a widespread stay-at-home order may be needed to combat the threat, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned....

Pasadena bucks LA County order, keeps outdoor dining going

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/2 6:02A Associated Press
BRIAN MELLEY and CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press It was a rare sight after Los Angeles County restaurants were restricted to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus: tables and chairs set up outside the Pie N Burger shop in Pasadena....


Santa Monica Daily Press (Opinion) 12/2 2:00A Charles Andrews
WELCOME, NEW CITY COUNCIL Next Tuesday’s Council meeting marks the dawn of a new era — or the same ol’ same ol’. That depends on the incumbents. They still have the 4-3 majority. But we cannot afford — economically, environmentally, morally —...

L.A. County grant will aid some, but not all, struggling restaurants

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/2 2:00A Clara Harter
As the restaurant industry struggles to stay afloat, an LA County grant is offering businesses a $30,000 lifeline with a catch — only certain small restaurants qualify, while the rest are left to sink or swim. The Keep L.A. County Dining Program...

Letter to the Editor – Lack of right turn is wrong

Santa Monica Daily Press (Opinion) 12/2 2:00A Guest Author
Editor: I could not possibly agree more to Jim Estes‘ letter in the 11/26 edition. Taking away the right hand turn lane from Ocean Ave. to the California Incline is not well conceived. It now forces drivers who are turning right from the single...

Letter to the Editor – Immense Suffering

Santa Monica Daily Press (Opinion) 12/2 1:59A editor
Editor: I was born in Santa Monica and regularly walk along the beach and the Venice Boardwalk. I have never seen the immense suffering I saw today. One man was so skinny I didn’t even know there was a human under a pile of rags until I heard the...

‘Very dark couple of weeks’: Morgues and hospitals overflow

Santa Monica Daily Press (Life) 12/2 1:00A Associated Press
TAMMY WEBBER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling obituary pages of small-town...

Businesses that Celebrate the Diversity of Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA TRAVEL & TOURISM 12/1 2:38P Mandy Cochran
Add these minority-owned businesses in Santa Monica to your must-visit list. Many cultures and communities come together to make Santa Monica the special city that it is. Here are just a few...

The Best Places to Buy a Live Christmas Tree in L.A.

Los Angeles Magazine 12/1 10:29A Brittany Martin
We could all use a little cheer as we wrap up 2020, and many are turning to holiday decorations to provide a little light and fun in these dark times. And it doesn t get better than a great big Christmas tree all decked out in twinkling lights....
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