Santa Monica Observer - Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Save the Penguins: Urgency Grows for Governments to Establish Network of Protected Areas off Antarctica

The Pew Charitable Trusts has called on the 25 member governments of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to continue their efforts to establish a network ...

Downtown Los Angeles Center Studios Receives Sustainability Awards

Los Angeles Center Studios has been recognized for overall savings in energy management as well as recognition for the highest percentage of savings in energy management. LADWP officials and City...

Rescued Eaglet Returned to Mr. President & The First Lady in the National Arboretum

During the evening of April 20th, the right leg of 23-day-old Bald Eaglet "DC4" became precariously lodged inside a hole within the outer rails of its large stick-nest. The eaglet was unable to free...

Healthy Climate Alliance Announces Bold Goal - 300 ppm

We have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate; We have the key technologies to achieve it: 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050. We, as a society, have a moral...

Trump Orders Complete Disclosure of UFO Data Kept by CIA In Area 51

As he spoke to astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday, President Donald Trump has ordered the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency to review and release all files ...

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding. Researchers from NYU...

Massive Power Outage in San Francisco Leaves 90,000 customers Without Power

Officials say that a circuit breaker failure at the Larkin Substation, caused the fire that left nearly 90,000 customers in San Francisco without electricity. Pacific Gas and Electric reports that...

Last Person Born in 19th Century Dies in Italy

The world's oldest person, Emma Morano, has died in her own home in Verbania, Italy. Emma Martina Luigia Morano (29 November 1899 – 15 April 2017) was an Italian supercentenarian who, prior to her...

Study Reveals Shifts in Vocabulary Since 2016 Presidential Election

While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about...

Autism Guardian Angels to Honor Matt Asner at Autfest April 23

Santa Monica-based Autism Guardian Angels and the Goody Awards for social good will honor Matt Asner (Autism Society of America) with a Golden Goody Award (lifetime achievement award) this Sunday,...

HoneyLove.org Hosting Bee Box-Building and Painting Event April 30

Spring is a vulnerable time in the life of honey bees. The bees leaving the hive to create a new home are provisioned only with the nectar or honey they carry in their stomachs. A swarm will starve...

Ten Things that Often Happen in Sitcoms but Never Happen in Real Life

1. Everyone in the gang tries out for a community theater production. The most vain character doesn't get the leading role. Petty jealously and bickering lead to a disastrous performance. 2. A...

PAWrometer Survey Uncovers Pet-Related Benefits Are Increasing In Popularity Among U.S. Workplaces

It's no mystery Americans love their furry friends and increasingly consider pets family members. Banfield Pet Hospital set out to better understand the prevalence, impact and perceptions of...

PaintCare California kicks off the first 2017 event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 in Santa Monica

For PaintCare, the nonprofit organization running the California Paint Stewardship Program, it's Earth Day every day! Even so, PaintCare California is kicking off its first free, one-day events of...

California Vineyard Introduces New Endangered-Wine Label and Mission on Earth Day

Endangered-Wine proudly announces the launch of its new label of select wines from the fertile grounds of Northern California. Endangered-Wine grew from Founders Peter Crowley's and Bill Seet's...

Why Dao Will Lose United Airlines Lawsuit, Even After They Dragged Him Off a Plane

Chances are you've seen the video ten times. Louisville doctor David Dao is dragged off United Airlines Flight 3411, bloodied and screaming, after refusing to surrender his seat for a United...

Southern California Farmers are Eligible for Technical and Financial Air Quality Assistance

Technical and financial assistance is available through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help farmers and ranchers in Southern California to make improvements in their...

Poisoned Milk: A powerful performance with the Right Nuance at WeHo's Lounge Theatre

This tightly written tragic/comedy/drama earned a coveted Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for its creator David Lindsay-Abaire in 2007. Ten years later it has arrived on a Los Angeles Stage at the warm ...

Make 'Em Laugh: The 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival Celebrates Comedy in the Movies

The TCM Classic Film Festival returned to Hollywood for its eighth consecutive year on Thursday, April 6, 2017. This year, the four-day film festival celebrated the Golden Age of Comedy. From...

A Walk On Water presents Wine for Waves Empowering Surf Therapy for Children with Special Needs

A Walk On Water (AWOW), a national nonprofit organization providing surf therapy to children with special needs, is proud to announce that its first annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday,...

One Year Later: Ghost of Prince Rogers Nelson Haunts Paisley Park Studio

4/22/2017: A year has passed since the Purple One died. In Minneapolis tonight, public buildings and concert halls are bathed in ghostly purple light in his honor. Singer Prince Rogers Nelson's...

New Undiscovered Prince Recordings Released April 21

In honor of the one year anniversary of Pop icon Prince's passing, RMA (Rogue Music Alliance) has released a special six song EP titled DELIVERANCE, of new, undiscovered studio recordings from...

Make Music Day 2017 Returns On Wednesday, June 21

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in the United States, returns this year on Wednesday, June 21. The...

Visit National Parks, Contribute to the Westside's Local Economy

Thousand Oaks, Calif. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2016 shows that 906,605 park visitors spent an estimated $39.4 million in the local community while visiting Santa Monica...

Winchester Mystery House, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, and the Pacific's Edge Restaurant

Edible Skinny loves a road trip like nobody's fool so last month were delighted to hop in our ride towards the Bay area! There we explored Mysterious Mansions, dined on extravagant (and veggie...

"National Park Week" Celebration Underscores the $12 Billion Need to Restore America's Parks

This week, Americans and international visitors will explore the country's 417 national parks free of charge on the weekends of April 15-16 and April 22-23, in celebration of National Park Week....

SMPD Officer Detained in Taiwan on Weapons Charge, Gun in Her Purse

An 8 year SMPD veteran faces 5 years in a Taiwan jail, when she "simply forgot" that she had a Luger pistol and 6 bullets in her carry on handbag. Taiwanese customs came upon the weapon, which...

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