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 By Observer Staff    Sports    March 27, 2017 

Oakland Raiders Will Move to Las Vegas, Despite NFL Opposition to Gambling

Despite traditional opposition to sports gambling, the owners of NFL teams have approved a proposed merger of hte Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas NV. Monday at a Phoenix resort for the annual league...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 27, 2017 

Suspect in Las Vegas Bus Barricade Has Surrendered to Police

A barricade situation on the world famous Las Vegas Blvd, ended peacefully Saturday evening, when a suspect surrendered to officers of the Las Vegas Municipal Police Department. Another person was...

 
 By Observer Staff    Arts    March 27, 2017 

Rain Pryor Stars in Fried Chicken and Latkes at Braid Theatre in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA (March 16) - Rain Pryor's sold-out solo tour-de-force, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is extended to June 3 at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), 2912 Colorado Ave., #102,...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 27, 2017 

Santa Monica Conservancy Appeals Landmarks Commission Denial of Home Savings Building

The Santa Monica Conservancy has filed an appeal of the Landmarks Commission's technical denial of an application to designate the former Home Savings building at 26th and Wilshire Blvd and the...

 
 By Observer Staff    Science    March 27, 2017 
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Why on Earth did those Turkeys Circle a Dead Cat? Scientists Explain

A Boston man named Davis was on his way to work Monday when he saw a preternatural ritual: a group of wild turkeys marching in a circle around a dead cat. "I've got three dogs and four fish tanks at...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 27, 2017 

Suspect Steals Car With Two Infant Boys Inside, Amber Alert Issued

Update: Two boys in the backseat of a car when it was stolen, were found safe in the abandoned Honda Accord early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said. Jayden and Carlos Cortez were found by Rive...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 27, 2017 

Terrorism Allegations Raised in Hit and Run Death Near Santa Monica City Hall

3/21: Santa Monica suffered yet another fatality automobile accident Tuesday afternoon at 4:20, this time a few yards away from the headquarters of the Santa Monica Police Department. A sedan hit a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 27, 2017 
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Rescue Dog Adoption Ad by Coldwell Banker Highest Rated Real Estate Ad Ever (video)

Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the notable phrase, "A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams." Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 27, 2017 
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If An Old Growth Redwood Tree Falls in Santa Monica, Does Anyone Hear It?

As Ecclesiastes said, there is a time for everything under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die. An old growth Redwood tree finally had to be taken down on 9th street. It had died during the...

 
 By Observer Staff    Business    March 27, 2017 

Facebook Totally Replicates Snapchat Filters; Can Offices on Venice Beach Be Far Behind?

In the beginning, there was the vanishing photo. Then Snapchat created the vanishing video, allowing millennials to share their most private moments without threat of parental retribution. And...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 25, 2017

Firemen Save Dog From Burning Santa Monica Apartment With CPR, Oxygen Mask

3/21/17: Santa Monica Firemen rescued a dog named Malu, who had been overcome with heat and smoke, from a fire in a 2 story apartment building across 7th Street from the main entrance to Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 2017

SamoHi's Andre Zuczek, 15, Dies After Dropping LSD and Falling from Window

The SMMUSD has confirmed that a Santa Monica High School boy died over the March 17-20th weekend, after falling out of a window during "a bad trip on acid." Principal Antonio Shelton released a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 2017

Public Assists in Finding a Missing Autistic Adult, Romario Snow

Update, 3/21: Romario Snow has been located in the City of Inglewood. He will be reunited with his mother shrotly and is in good health. He was locsted as a result of the media coverage. Thank you...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 2017

Charter Boat Runs Aground Near San Clemente Island; 25 Passengers on Board

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of 25 passengers and crew after their vessel began taking on water near San Clemente Island, Sunday. At 2:51 a.m., Sunday, watchstanders at Coast...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 21, 2017

Car Kills A Woman Crossing Lincoln Blvd Near Hill Street Just After 6 am Thursday

3/16/17--The City of Santa Monica reports a fatality collision which closed Lincoln Blvd and Hill Street after 7 am Thursday. At 6:15 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) says, it...

 

Pacific Park Is Now Hiring For New Employees For Spring And Summer Positions

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (March 06, 2017) --- Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is hiring for new employees for Spring and Summer positions during its annual Job Fair on Saturday, March 11 from 9...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2017

Coast Guard warns of illegal charter boats in LA-LB area

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach is warning vessel operators and the general public of illegal charter boats in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. In an effort to ensure pub...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2017

Water Main Break Closed Colorado Ave at 22nd Street Tuesday

3/15/17--A water main broke on Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. Tuesday night, said the city manager's office in a press release. The break caused a loss of water and other services to...

 

SMMUSD: Why Hasn't Stairway to the Stars been Cancelled due to Norovirus?

Last night was the first of three Stairway of the Stars concerts, this one featuring Orchestra. Nearly 1,000 students from all schools in Malibu and Santa Monica participate combined. The Guest...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2017

Woman Hit by Sports Car at Wilshire and 5th Street

A woman was hit by a sports car on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica today around 10:30 AM. This accident took place on Wilshire between fifth and fourth Street. The pedestrian was not seriously...

 

Legal Maneuvers Over Santa Monica Airport Cloud 2028 Closing Date, Runway Shortening

Just after the appointment of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, but before she could be confirmed, the Federal Aviation Administration decided to sell out the airport and give the City of Santa...

 

Unmanned Test of Orion Spacecraft Landing System Goes Off Without a Hitch

At the U.S. Army Yuma Proving ground in Arizona, a test of the Orion space capsule's parachute system helped NASA taken another step toward flying Orion with people on board. But some are wondering,...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2017

$23 Million Award Against Attorney, Contractor Upheld by Cal. Court of Appeal

This month California's Second Appellate District, Division Two, Court of Appeal upheld an award of $21 million in punitive damages and $2.2 million in compensatory damages against building...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2017

San Vicente Closed Westbound by Multi Vehicle Accident

The City of Santa Monica sent the following notice at 10:30 am Friday morning: Due to a multi-vehicle traffic collision and investigation, westbound San Vicente Blvd (2200-2600 Blocks) will be closed...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 13, 2017

SMPD Conduct More Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operations

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians...

 

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