Roche snaps up Ignyta and its experimental lung cancer drug for $1.7 billion

first_img Tags biotechcancerdrug developmentpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Swiss pharma giant Roche (RHHBY) is buying the smaller U.S. biotech firm Ignyta (RXDX) for $1.7 billion in cash, picking up an experimental pill in the late stage of development that targets lung cancer caused by a rare gene defect.Ignyta is being acquired for $27 per share, the companies said Friday. That’s a 74 percent premium to Ignyta’s closing price on Thursday. Roche aims to close the deal in the first half of 2018. Biotech Log In | Learn More What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Lung cancer scans Andy Wong/APcenter_img About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED Adam Feuerstein By Adam Feuerstein Dec. 22, 2017 Reprints Roche snaps up Ignyta and its experimental lung cancer drug for $1.7 billion @adamfeuerstein What’s included?last_img read more

‘Thoughts and prayers’ asked for little Dan Donoher as he awaits tests for treatment

first_img The parents of little Dan Donoher have asked people to keep him in their thoughts and prayers as he awaits tests to determine the status of his treatment.Aisling and Niall Donoher, alongside Dan, spoke to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show this evening.The pair thanked the entire country for getting behind them and their son to raise the money that he needs to have a chance of getting potentially life-saving treatment.However, they also revealed that this week had been difficult for them as a blood test on Dan ‘did not go their way’.Dan will be tested again in three weeks time and Aisling is asking everyone to get behind the family once again.Aisling said: “We had a really tough week, we got Dan’s bloods done in preparation for his treatment but they didn’t go the way we planned.“We have to get them done again in three weeks and we will know a lot more then in terms of the status of Dan’s treatment and where that is going to lead us.“Everyone has been behind us from the very beginning and has shown incredible support towards us.“We just ask that everyone keeps Dan in their thoughts and prayers for the next three weeks that please God things will go our way.”While Dad Niall said that he is still full of hope.He said: “It is a really hard thing to come to terms with because at three months, we were seeing Dan doing normal things, so to know he could do that and then see him lose it all, is heartbreaking to see.“How couldn’t you be hopeful? This little lad gives you hope everyday and I think the support we have received from all corners of Ireland and all over the world – we just can’t be anything but hopeful.”The pair also said that they really wanted to highlight the presence of the disease that Dan has – Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)Evanne Ní Chuilinn, Henry Sheflin, Aidan O’Shea and Kieran Donaghy also chatted to Ryan Tubridy about how the GAA community has pulled together during the current crisis to raise an incredible sum of money.50 days after the Do It For Dan campaign was launched – organisers reached their €2.1 million goal.This is a truly stunning feat all in aid of little Dan Donoher, son of Niall and Aisling, who is just one year old.The GoFundMe Page has now gone been closed after going above €1.9 million.And organisers believe that when all the ongoing fundraisers come to an end, they will have reached the overall goal.SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: Government releases detailed roadmap to ‘reopen Ireland’s economy and society’ WhatsApp WhatsApp ‘Thoughts and prayers’ asked for little Dan Donoher as he awaits tests for treatment Twitter Home News ‘Thoughts and prayers’ asked for little Dan Donoher as he awaits tests… News Facebook Electric Picnic TAGSDo It For DanThe Late Late Show RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Previous articleCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, May 1, 2020Next articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, May 2, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter News Pinterest Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st May 2020 Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Laois hurler set to line out for Man City in All-Ireland FIFA 20 Charity Tournament

first_img Electric Picnic Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 1, 2020Next articleTalking Music: Rathdowney’s Finn brothers on their story so far Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Pinterest News Home Sport GAA Laois hurler set to line out for Man City in All-Ireland FIFA… SportGAA Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 1st May 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Laois hurler set to line out for Man City in All-Ireland FIFA 20 Charity Tournament TAGSCoronavirusEric KilleenFIFA 20Rathdowney-Errill Twittercenter_img Longford’s Daniel Connell will line out for Hoffenheim while Louth’s Gavin Kerrigan is in charge of Bayern Munich.This tournament has been created by Joanne O’Riordan of The Irish Times, The Gaelic Players Association and Insomnia Games Festival with the objective of raising much needed funds for our unbelievable frontline healthcare workers during this hugely challenging time. Laois hurler Eric Killeen will compete with his Man City team in the All-Ireland FIFA 20 Charity Online Tournament to help raise funds for frontline workers.The Rathdowney-Errill defender has received a bye through to the quarter finals of the Leinster championship.He will face the winner of the game between Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich tomorrow evening. Facebook SEE ALSO – The story of ‘Do It For Dan’ set to feature on Late Late Show WhatsApp The way this works is simple – hurling and football stars from around the country will be facing off in an Online FIFA 20 Tournament that is viewable by the public (live) on May 1-3.Along the way, organisers hope to raise valuable funds from both the general public and supportive businesses and communities, with proceeds going directly to frontline healthcare workers fighting the Covid-19 crisis.Each GAA star has been randomly allocated a Champions League team that they must compete with.Live matches will be streamed to the following channels: Insomnia Gaming Festival Facebook Channel. And unlike traditional GAA, there is no backdoor so once you lose – you are out.Organisers Joanne O’Riordan said: “I came up with the initial idea because my grandmother and uncle are both in care settings.“I know they are receiving excellent care, but I also know they are missing not seeing us. The tournament is a chance for us all to remember collectively those in care settings and the people who are looking after them in this trying time.“They are somebody’s mother, father, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle, grandmother, grandfather, friend, or neighbour. This is our small way of showing that we care.“We want to create an event for people of all ages. We want them to watch the games, enjoy the sport of it and be part of the experience.“We want to play our part in promoting and engaging with the terrific community spirit that has been evident during these challenging times. I like many others out there have been in isolation since early March.“I miss my friends, I miss the craic attending matches and working in a public setting, but I also miss my nan, who is being cared for in Millstreet Community Hospital.“I am encouraging everyone to get involved, and I hope we can reach or exceed our target. If everyone could give a little that would amount to a lot.”The teams representatives are as follows:Antrim – Patrick McBride (Roma)Armagh – Aidan Nugent (AEK Athens)Carlow – Adam Dunne (Liverpool)Cavan – Oisin Brady (Inter Milan)Clare – Keelan Sexton (PSG)Cork – Sean O’Donoghue (Barcelona)Derry – Ruairi Mooney (Juventus)Donegal – Oisin Gallen (Schalke 04)Down – Mark Fisher (Valencia)Dublin – James Madden (CSKA Moscow)Fermanagh – Jimmy Tormey (Shakhtar Donetsk)Galway – Padraic Mannion (Atletico Madrid)Kerry – Padraig Boyle or James O’Donoghue (Young Boys)Kildare – Kevin Flynn (Napoli)Kilkenny – Paddy Deegan (Ajax)Laois – Eric Kileen (Manchester City)Leitrim – Oisin McLoughlin (Hobro IK)Limerick – Cian Shorten (Benfica)Longford – Daniel Connell (Hoffenheim)Louth – Gavin Kerrigan (Bayern Munich)Mayo – Matthew Ruane (Club Brugge)Meath – Jordan Morris (AS Monaco)Monaghan – Conor McCarthy (Galatasaray)Offaly – Cian Johnson (Lyon)Roscommon – Donie Smith (PSV)Sligo – Niall Feehily (Real Madrid)Tipperary – Kyle Shelly (Lokomotiv Moscow)Tyrone – Niall Morgan (Chelsea)Waterford – Aaron Jones (FC Porto)Westmeath – Joe Rabbitt (Tottenham Hotspur)Wexford – Rory O’Connor (Dortmund)Wicklow – Andy Maher (Victoria Pizen) Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Warning•Axe Delivered… Hwang Jang Yop’s Terror Threat

first_img [imText1]Hwang Jang Yop, Chairman of the North Korean Democratization Alliance received yet another condemning delivery containing a warning and axe. It was revealed on the 26th, that FreeNK broadcast, a defector based broadcast (Chairman, Hwang Jang Yop, representative, Kim Sung Min) with its office in Yangcheon-gu received a cardboard box (20x40cm) on the 22nd. On the cover was written recipients name “Hwang Jang Yop” as well as the senders phone number. Representative Kim Sung Min of FreeNK broadcast who first received the delivery intended to forward the parcel to Chairman Hwang but felt a strange intuition and hence on the second day (23rd) opened the parcel. Thereupon inside the box was a photo of Chairman Hwang smeared with blood red paint with a “warning” and axe. The warning contained a startling message “Next time will be no warning, you will receive the punishment according to your sins.”It criticized Chairman Hwang’s statement “I am against anyone for intimate anti-North Korea forces” mentioned at a conference organized by the Grand National Party on November 23rd calling it “rubbish.”Also, it claimed “Our nation with our strong military forces is making the U.S. tremble” and cautioned “All U.S. followers will be ruined.”FreeNK reported this news to the Yang Cheon police office on the 23rd and requested for an investigation. Representative Kim said “This is the third time that written materials and repulsive parcels have been received at the bases of North Korean Defectors” and “However, there has never been a time where the Korean National Police Agency has been able to catch the offender. I no longer have any anticipations (of the offender being caugh).”In 2004, a murder threat was discovered containing a blood stained letter and weapon in front of the North Korean Defectors office, directed at the former Secretary of the North Korea Worker’s Party, Hwang Jang Yop and former President of Light Commerce, Kim Duk Hong. Prior to this occurrence, the body of a dead rat was delivered to the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights in 2000 with the names of five activists and the North Korea threats continue. News AvatarYang Jung A News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img Warning•Axe Delivered… Hwang Jang Yop’s Terror Threat Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Yang Jung A – 2006.12.26 5:36pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest last_img read more

Kim Target of Wheat Flour Parcel

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kim Target of Wheat Flour Parcel There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarCho Jong Ik News News center_img SHARE By Cho Jong Ik – 2013.04.23 7:07pm News A package containing a suspicious white powder was delivered to the Ministry of National Defense on the 23rd, triggering an emergency response. However, the substance later turned out to be wheat flour. An official explained earlier today, “This morning at 10:12 a package arrived for the Minister of National Defense. The same anonymous document that was scattered near the Ministry building before and an unidentified white powder were delivered.” Although the powder was later identified as wheat flour, the threatening intent was clear. The Ministry, which classified the act as attempted terrorism, has since announced that it “will cooperate with police and the National Intelligence Service to investigate the incident.”The delivery follows the April 19th distribution of hundreds of leaflets containing slanderous and threatening words aimed at Minister Kim in the Yongsan region, where the Ministry of National Defense is located. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

JFJ Heartened by Efforts to Deal with Police Corruption

first_imgRelatedJFJ Heartened by Efforts to Deal with Police Corruption RelatedJFJ Heartened by Efforts to Deal with Police Corruption RelatedJFJ Heartened by Efforts to Deal with Police Corruption FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Human rights group, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), says it is “very pleased” with the continuous attempts to weed out corruption within the Jamaican police force.JFJ was reacting to news that a senior policeman was detained and questioned at the Lucea Police Station, Hanover, on Thursday (February 11) in connection with a major motor vehicle racket where, it is alleged that, vehicles that were being kept as court exhibits went missing from the station yard and was discovered in the possession of civilians.“We applaud the attempts by the Police High Command to bring tough action against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) suspected of being involved in illegal activities, and we support the efforts of the Anti-Corruption Branch, as it continues to conduct additional investigation into the scam,” JFJ said in a release on Friday (February 12).“We also encourage that the same level of commitment to rid the force of corrupt cops be displayed, if the ongoing probe uncovers links to additional police officers being involved in the racket,” the release added.The human rights group said that, while there are good police officers in the JCF, this latest incident again highlights the fact that corruption is prevalent within the police force and that the oversight mechanisms that exist to monitor items within police possession are inefficient.“JFJ appeals to anybody with information about this motor vehicle racket, as well as any other corrupt acts involving members of the security forces, to share it with the relevant authorities as it is in everyone’s best interest that truth, transparency and accountability prevail,” the JFJ release said.center_img JFJ Heartened by Efforts to Deal with Police Corruption National SecurityFebruary 13, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Foreign flagged ships detained in UK during February 2021

first_imgForeign flagged ships detained in UK during February 2021 During February, there were zero new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping, and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) publishes details of the foreign flagged vessels detained in UK ports each month.The UK is part of a regional agreement on port state control known as the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MOU) and information on all ships that are inspected is held centrally in an electronic database known as THETIS. This allows the ships with a high risk rating and poor detention records to be targeted for future inspection.Inspections of foreign flagged ships in UK ports are undertaken by surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When a ship is found to be not in compliance with applicable convention requirements, a deficiency may be raised. If any of their deficiencies are so serious, they have to be rectified before departure, then the ship will be detained.All deficiencies should be rectified before departure.When applicable, the list includes those passenger craft prevented from operating under the provisions of the EU Directive on a system of inspections for the safe operation of Ro-Ro passenger ships and high-speed passenger craft in regular service and amending directive 2009/16/EC and repealing Council Directive 1999/35/EC (Directive EU 2017/2110).Notes on the list of detentions:Full details of the ship:The accompanying detention list shows ship’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) number which is unchanging throughout the ship’s life and uniquely identifies it. It also shows the ship’s name and flag state at the time of its inspection.Company:The company shown in the vessel’s Safety Management Certificate (SMC) or if there is no SMC, then the party otherwise believed to be responsible for the safety of the ship at the time of inspection.Classification society:The list shows the classification society responsible for classing the ship only.Recognised organisation:Responsible for conducting the statutory surveys: and issuing statutory certificates on behalf of the flag state.White (WL), grey (GL) and black lists (BL) are issued by the Paris MoU on 01 July each year and shows the performance of flag state.Deficiencies:The deficiencies listed are the ones which were detainable. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, council, detention, EU, Europe, future, Government, maritime, operation, Paris, pollution, prevention, rating, Safety, Society, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Hyundai and Kia promise more hybrid, electric vehicles

first_img RELATED TAGSHyundaiElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesAcura MotorsAsiaAutomobile ManufacturingChinaChung Mong-kooConsumer CyclicalsConsumer Products and ServicesDomestic PolicyEast AsiaEnvironmental Issues and ProtectionEnvironmental PolicyEuropeGovernment and PoliticsHyundai EntourageHyundai Motor CompanyIndustriesKia Motors CorporationLexus Motor CompanyManufacturing Sectormiddle eastMotor Vehicle ManufacturingNature and the EnvironmentPolitical PolicyPoliticsSedansSouth KoreaToyota Motor CorporationUnited States Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Hyundai (and Kia) want to boost its street cred with more green vehicles – like the Ioniq hybrid – as emissions and fuel economy regulations keep tightening. “We need to expand eco-friendly car lineup and strengthen sales, production capabilities to lead the eco-friendly car industry,” Chung, who heads both Hyundai and Kia, said in the statement.Hyundai and Kia have said they plan to have 28 environment- friendly vehicles in their lineups by the end of the decade, including electric cars and hybrids.The automaker will also accelerate the introduction of its Genesis luxury brand globally, according to the statement. Hyundai spun off its luxury marque into a standalone brand as it seeks to move upscale and compete against the likes Acura and Lexus. Trending Videos Hyundai and its affiliate Kia will seek to push sales of environmentally friendly vehicles as part of efforts by the South Korean automakers to meet increasingly stringent global emission standards and fuel economy requirements.Hyundai chairman Chung Mong Koo, who presided over a meeting of executives heading overseas offices, directed them to expand production and sales of such vehicles globally, according to an emailed statement. Hyundai plans to introduce its Ioniq gasoline-electric hybrid in the U.S. and Europe, after starting sales in January in South Korea. Kia plans to sell the Niro hybrid in the U.S., Europe and China.Chung’s push for eco-friendly cars comes as Tesla prepares for its debut in South Korea, where such models comprise less than 1 per cent of 21 million vehicles. Automakers are expanding their lineup of alternative-energy vehicles with companies such as Toyota, as they come under pressure to improve fuel economy and meet increasingly stringent emission rules. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Hyundai plans to start sales of the G80 mid-sized sedan and the bigger G90 sedan in the U.S. this year, while the G90 will be introduced in the Middle East, the company said without providing a time frame. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | advertisement ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

PennzSuppress D provides deeper penetration, stronger cohesion, environmental performance and worker…

first_img TAGSPZS Stabilization Share AdvertisementPennzSuppress D Road Dust Suppressant is a unique, patented product designed to “safely” control dust, stabilize soil and control silt run-off from unpaved roads, vineyards, parking lots, and surfaces. With the continued trend toward stricter enforcement of health, safety, and environmental regulations, PennzSuppress from PZS Stabilization provides a cost-effective way to reduce dust related health and environmental concerns, and aids in complying with clean air and water requirements.Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleState of the Art Mobile Filtration and Winemaking Solutions for Winemakers, by WinemakersNext articlePhilip Goodband, Master of Wine, Joins AgroThermal Development Team Press Release Twitter Facebook Home Video PennzSuppress D provides deeper penetration, stronger cohesion, environmental performance and worker safety…VideoPennzSuppress D provides deeper penetration, stronger cohesion, environmental performance and worker safety in all applications.By Press Release – August 12, 2013 23 0 ReddIt Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

Thursday night meals for the homeless will move off the Promenade

first_imgHomeFeaturedThursday night meals for the homeless will move off the Promenade Sep. 10, 2018 at 11:44 amFeaturedNewsThursday night meals for the homeless will move off the PromenadeKate Cagle3 years agohomelessNewspromenadeTaking a load off: A homeless man rests on the Third Street Promenade, a popular hangout. (File photo) The decade-long ritual of serving a vegan meal to local homeless people on the Third Street Promenade each Thursday night will move to the Salvation Army’s Fourth Street location this fall, as part of a “delicate” compromise between the organizers, two nonprofits, the City and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.“We’re extraordinarily grateful to all who are involved in this program who have come to the table to continue to provide nutritious, vegan meals to our homeless community and a comfortable and safe environment,” said Downtown Santa Monica, Inc, CEO Kathleen Rawson.International nonprofit Food Not Bombs started the weekly meal service over a decade ago.  Each night volunteers cook enough food for about a hundred homeless people. Coupled with the move to the Salvation Army, local nonprofit West Coast Care will provide a representative to help those in need find housing and other social services. The DTSM ambassadors will also provide logistical support.“Speaking as a volunteer, I can say that our location will change; our mission will not,” said Food Not Bombs volunteer Tom Weitzel. “We serve on Thursday nights to offer a few moments of respect and community along with some healthy food to neighbors less fortunate than us.”While it has always taken place at the north end of the Promenade, the group had recently moved to the front of the former Barnes and Noble location, where city officials are anxious for a new business to move in.  Mayor Ted Winterer told the Daily Press prospective tenants had looked at the property but cited the homeless as a deterrent to signing a lease.On Tuesday, Winterer and Mayor Pro-Tempore Gleam Davis will urge the City Council to allocate $20,000 of discretionary funds to the Salvation Army for infrastructure improvements to host the meal service. The nonprofit already has a meal service on weekends but will use the money to improve its restroom facilities among other repairs.“We see these individuals all of the time,” said Lt. Erin Wikle. She said the partnership will benefit those who rely on the free dinner by connecting them with more services. “I don’t think that we can leave it with just providing a meal. It is essential to be connecting individuals who need help with resources.”The move indoors will cap a long, storied history between Food Not Bombs and the City of Santa Monica over serving free meals on the city’s most popular tourist destination. In 2002, the City passed a law that said “no person shall distribute or serve food to the public on a public street or sidewalk without City authorization,” that carried a $1,000 fine and possible jail time.  Food Not Bombs protested and filed a lawsuit that went all the way to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.The rule has since been clarified and nonprofits are not required to get a permit or license to distribute food as long as they don’t interfere with use of the sidewalks.Sixteen years later, more people are homeless in Santa Monica than at any other time since the city began keeping count.  The number of unsheltered homeless in Santa Monica increased 11 percent to 646 people in 2018, according to the city’s annual report on the homeless.Mayor Winterer said the new partnership between multiple nonprofits, including West Coast Care, will provide long-term help to those in need. West Coast Care estimates they helped 474 people find housing in 2017, and got 530 people off the streets through programs, shelters or employment. The Santa Monica-based non-profit also helps connect transient individuals with their family and provides bus tickets home.“These services are not muffins and massages,” said Mayor Winterer. “The services are intended to get people off the streets.”Volunteers will continue to feed the homeless on the Promenade while the Salvation Army makes the physical improvements. Rawson said she expects the move to happen in the coming [email protected] :homelessNewspromenadeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsCouncil looking for expert team to address changing technologySeptember is California Pedestrian Safety MonthYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more