No matter how many things I thought about for this week’s column, each passing day made it more obvious I had to look the elephant in the room square in the eye. The one that’s grown up so big, so mean, so quickly, before our terrorized eyes. That petrifying pachyderm, of course, is safety in Santa Monica. Yes, crime is what has everyone reeling now, and questioning all sorts of things (including our respected police force, and the unthinkable — is Santa Monica still a great place to live?
What If My Landlord Offers Me Money To Move Out? Declan was fixing lunch inside his Santa Monica apartment a few years ago when he heard an unexpected knock. He opened the door and saw an unfamiliar man holding a sheaf of paperwork. “Hi, I represent the new owners of your building,” the man said. “I’m here to offer you $5,000 to move out. But the offer is only good until tomorrow.
On September 6, at about 3:43 a.m. While patrolling the area of 2nd Street and Broadway, officers were flagged down by a victim seated in his vehicle with a suspect nearby holding a large stick. Officers stopped and spoke with the suspect who was acting erratically. Officers learned the victim was delivering newspapers when he was confronted by the suspect. The suspect was standing in the roadway at 2nd Street causing the victim to negotiate around him.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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