There is a turf war waging in Santa Monica’s downtown Promenade and it’s not between rival gang members (this time anyway!). Rather, it is between the Promenade’s business owners and the Mayor of Santa Monica. John Alle is a property owner suing the City of Santa Monica over the maintenance of the Promenade, or lack thereof. For months, he has complained to city officials… Continue Reading The Dirt on the Promenade Part 2:
Patrolling Downtown Santa Monica
It is really is disappointing that Santa Monica PD did not do more to protect people and property during the looting a few weeks ago. If you were downtown (or glued to the TV) two weeks ago, you watched protesters on Ocean Avenue surrounded and corralled by large numbers of police while droves of looters descended on our city – completely unchecked. It was… Continue Reading Looting Aftermath
You’ve probably already read that Wuhan emerged from its 76-day lockdown last week, implementing mass testing as one of the most important elements to recovery. Across China, officials are simplifying and speeding up the process to obtain a nucleic acid test, even though questions persist about its accuracy. So far, I personally know only one person on the Westside that has tested positive for… Continue Reading Testing 1, 2, 3?
Reports show that real estate sales are up in China. What this might mean for Westside real estate sales is not yet clear but the new report by Knight Frank, says the number of real estate sales across China’s 30 largest cities reached 5,976 on March 31st, representing approximately 200 more transactions than in February. New Covid-19 cases in China peaked on February 17th… Continue Reading Covid-19 Dirt – Part 2