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Virgin Mary vandalized (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Statue of Virgin Mary Vandalized in Santa Monica

A prominent statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized early Friday morning in Santa Monica, California. The statue, which stands at the corner of 7th Street and California Avenue, was tagged with yellow graffiti between the hours of 1:00 and

Electric Scooters (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)

Blowback Rising Against Electric Scooter Companies

Blowback is rising against Bird and other companies providing all-electric scooter rentals that are taking over the streets and sidewalks of California’s major metro areas.

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Report: Santa Monica Fault Line Runs Through Rodeo Drive

The California Geological Survey’s has revealed that the Santa Monica fault zone runs through the heart of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and the famous shopping district that is home to world-renowned luxury brands like Chanel, Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among others.

Santa Monica Pier (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Santa Monica Cuts Ties with Wells Fargo over Pipeline

SANTA MONICA — The coastal town known affectionately — or pejoratively — as the People’s Republic of Santa Monica has decided to cut ties with Wells Fargo bank over its involvement in the Dakota Access pipeline, LAist.com reports. The pipeline was

Santa Monica synagogue lights Chanukah menorah (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Santa Monica Synagogue Turns Darkness to Light on Chanukah

SANTA MONICA, California — A synagogue that was vandalized on the first night of Chanukah, with feces and food smeared across the front entrance near a menorah display, held a joyful public menorah lighting on Monday evening to celebrate unity and tolerance.

Bernie Marxist (Adelle Nazarian / Breitbart News)

‘It’s Fixed!’: Bitter Bernie Sanders Fans Refuse to Quit

SANTA MONICA — “It’s fixed!” John Mann, 70, told Breitbart News during Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Tuesday night election rally, just hours after Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton (David McNew / Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Primary: Sanders Fights for Win, Clinton Nears Clinch

SANTA MONICA — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a moment on Sunday to visit briefly with his grandchildren at the Santa Monica Pier, where they rode the wooden horses on the near-century-old carousel that is still a favorite among local children.

Bernie Sanders marijuana (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Bernie Sanders Rallies Across Southern California

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is campaigning hard in Southern California this week, determined to fight to the finish and deny Hillary Clinton her crowning moment in the June 7 California primary, forcing a “contested convention” in Philadelphia in July.

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Santa Monica Slaps Airbnb Owners with $500 Fines

The city of Santa Monica, California, which was nicknamed “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica” as far back as the early 1980s, has launched an attack on Airbnb and VRBO, using the Santa Monica City Council’s ban on short-term rentals issued in May 2015.

Santa Monica from the air (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

$15 Minimum Wage Coming to Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica’s City Council voted on Tuesday night to approve a minimum wage ordinance that, if approved when it is presented for a second time in two weeks, would raise minimum wage for most businesses to $15 an hour by the year 2020.

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Bike Share Comes to Southern California

The sharing economy that has revolutionized crowd-sourced taxi services and overnight room stays is launching Los Angeles County’s first “bike share” in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Beer (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Santa Monica Named ‘Drunkest City in California’

It’s the end of the road, the last stop on the fabled Route 66. Locals call it the “People’s Republic” for its left-wing politics. Now Santa Monica has a new title: “Drunkest City in California.”

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‘Silicon Beach’ Kicks Off Annual Festival in L.A.

The largest tech event in Los Angeles kicked off in Marina Del Rey on Wednesday night. Organizers of Silicon Beach Fest are anticipating over 2,000 techies to attend the conference over the course of the next three days.

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Appeals Court Upholds Nativity Scene Ban in Santa Monica

On Thursday, the Republic of Santa Monica, California, not content with its 2010 designation as the homeless capital of America, when 48,000 people lived on the streets, won a victory in its continuing quest to capture the title of America’s most anti-Christian city.

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‘Discount Venting’ Offered to Stressed CA Beach Town

Ronald Reagan lived there. The Beach Boys incorporated it into a song. This is Pacific Palisades. And now this sleepy little beach town nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains is home to the who’s who of celebrity: Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Goldie Hawn, Conan O’Brien, JJ Abrams, Diane Keaton, Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris O’Donnell… to name just a few.

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He’s Back: Obama in L.A! What You Need to Know

President Barack Obama will arrive in Los Angeles just in time for primetime rush hour Thursday. He will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and pre-taping a TV segment for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Burbank. Santa Monica and Hollywood will also be affected.

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Measles Strikes Infant, Shutting Down Santa Monica Day Care

A new case of measles caused the shutdown of a Santa Monica High School day care center Monday after one of its infant attendees was diagnosed the disease. The current outbreak began in California’s Disneyland theme park with 74 of the 107 recent cases linked to the Magic Kingdom point of origin.

Tawni's Ponies (Courtesy Tawni Angel)

‘Tawni’s Ponies’ Win First Round in Defamation Case

Small business owner Tawni Angel has won the first round of her court battle against a radical animal rights activist who is attempting to ban Angel’s popular pony rides from a weekly Santa Monica farmers’ market. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart-Cole ruled last Thursday that Angel’s lawsuit against activist Marcy Winograd can proceed, finding that Angel demonstrated a “sufficient probability of prevailing” on the question of whether Winograd had defamed her.

Fidel Castro, Santa Monica (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Meet the California Landlords Who Love the Castro Regime

The Cuban dictatorship has long had its fans on the left—those who see in the Castro regime a plucky, multiracial workers’ utopia, whose advanced medical system is proof alone that it would thrive absent the bullying of the United States.