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 By Observer Staff    News    November 20, 2017 

Charles Manson, America's Most Famous Serial Killer, Dies

Charlies Manson died tonight, in prison. He was most famous as the instigator of the Tate-Labianca murders, in which the Manson Family killed the pregnant wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski. By doing...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    November 20, 2017 

Fatality Car vs. Pedestrian Collision Closes PCH Tuesday Morning

A young man crossing PCH at 5:30 am was hit and killed by a 70 year old male driver in a Honda Civic, the Santa Monica Observer has learned. The collision closed traffic in both directions on PCH. It...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    November 20, 2017 

Former SM Mayor Mike Feinstein Makes a Run for California Secretary of State

Mike Feinstein has informally announced through Facebook that he is running for California Secretary of State. Feinstein is considered a founding member of the Green Partylocally. Feinstein has been...

 

#LASD SEB SWAT operation in the city of Hawthorne concluded.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department SWAT team dealt with an emergency situation this morning, by taking an armed suspect into custody. The quiet area of homes on Menlo St had to be barricaded, as...

 

67 Year Old Cyclist on a Charity Bicycle Quest to Honor Young Leukemia Victim

Glenn Hirsch is on a 10,000 mile bicycle ride around the US, ending at the Santa Monica Pier. He rides to honor the memory of his nephew Ian Besner, who died of Leukemia in 2006, and to raise money...

 

Spaces Santa Monica Offers Coffee & Creative Quarters on Arizona & Lincoln Blvd

It has been over fifty years since circus performer and attorney Paul Fegen invented the concept of renting a floor and subdividing it into offices for different companies, with a central reception...

 

Expo Line Kills Pedestrian Sunday Night Near 17th Street Station

In the third serious collision involving an Expo Line train in Santa Monica this year, an Expo Line Train collided with a pedestrian near the 17th Street Station Sunday night. The man died before the...

 

A SamoHi Grad Takes Command of the International Space Station

It's not every day that astronauts circling the globe in theInternational Space Station (ISS) take time out from space walks and science missions to talk to elementary, middle school, high school,...

 

Bus to Bus Shooting Kills Woman in Front of Santa Monica Pier--Suspects at Large

A bus to bus shooting just before 1 am Saturday, killed one woman right in front of the Santa Monica Pier Arch. Two people were hospitalized. The area remained closed to traffic at 9 am Sunday, as...

 

Police Photo of Suspect in Stabbing on 4th Street Near REI Store on Santa Monica Blvd

SMPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Stabbing Suspect. Considered armed and dangerous. Santa Monica Police Seeks Community Assistance in Stabbing On November 3, 2017 at about 11:25 AM, Santa Monica...

 

ICE Says US Deported Colombian Commander Who Murdered 5 Civilians

Deportation officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Tuesday removed a former Colombian national army battalion commander accused of h...

 

Amazon Studios, Other Creative Departments, Leaving the Water Gardens for Culver Studios

Just as the Pen Factory added more space to the office parks on Olympic Blvd near 26th Street, Amazon's expanding studio division announced Monday that it is relocating from Santa Monica to Culver...

 

Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov Entered the US After Winning Lottery Under the Diversity Visa Program

Update 2:President Donald Trump says that he will ask Congress to end the Diversity Visa Program, saying that Saipov should never have been allowed to use it to enter the United States. Update: Ridesh...

 

Gas Leak in Venice Causes Evacuation of 50 homes, Loss of Gas Service to 60 homes

LA Firemen responded about 1:35 p.m. Monday, to a report of a natural gas leak in the area before the containers were found at 2013 S. Walgrove Ave., near Palms Boulevard, said Margaret Stewart of...

 

NICU Babies Dress Up for Halloween in Costumes Inspired by Famous Children's Book Characters  

NICU Babies Dress Up for Halloween To earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, Santa Monica resident Emma Crawford and a friend, Ella Rose, have made tiny Halloween costumes for babies in Cedars-Sinai's Neon...

 

Rent Control May Expand Through Vacancy Decontrol Ballot Initiative

A bill before the State Legislature could reverse the Costa Hawkins Law. This 1995 law allows a landlord to get out from under rent control by declaring a kind of bankruptcy, and going out of...

 

Gay Marriage, Teen Smoking Slowdown, Have Effect on Population Growth, Says Study

Analysis examines role of emergent class of intermediary that galvanizes efforts of organizations and movements to create a new normal BOSTON, October 26, 2017-In much the same way that Adam Smith's...

 

Bomb threat closes Santa Monica high school, pico Blvd west of Lincoln

A bomb threat closed Santa Monica high school early this afternoon. Students were sent home just after lunch and Pico Boulevard was closed west of Lincoln Boulevard for two hours. All available Santa...

 

No Questions Asked at SMPD Drug Disposal Saturday, October 27 2017

No Questions Asked Drug Disposal Got Drugs? On Saturday October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can get rid of them easily and anonymously. The Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug...

 

Federal Judge Dies After Giving Speech to California State Bar Function

Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell was appointed Federal Judge in 2013. She died Sunday October 8th, 3 weeks after she mysteriously collapsed while speaking to a California State Bar section. The press...

 

Jogger finds dead woman's body at Venice Beach on Thursday morning

10/12: The body of a woman washed ashore on Venice Beach Thursday morning. She was identified Friday as Yvette Mills, 48. Police said the body, which was still clothed, did not exhibit any obvious...

 

US District Court Blocks Shortening of Santa Monica Airport Runway

The Santa Monica Airport Runway shortening project has been halted by a TRO issued by Federal Court. The 100 year old airport is not popular among its neighbors, who say they did not signup for the...

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Locate Missing Woman With Dementia

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Missing Person's Detail investigators have learned that Sook J. Velasco was found. Ms. Velasco had been reported missing Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:20...

 

Bicycle Rider Dies in Traffic Collision on Pacific Coast Highway Sunday Night

A traffic collision on PCH near Entrada killed a man on a bicycle Sunday, Santa Monica police reported. The unidentified man died at the scene. The driver initially fled, then returned. It was night...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 9, 2017

Sept. 20th Shooting Results in Charges Filed against Hector Jehova Bonilla

On September 20, 2017 at about 3:14 p.m., residents reported a shooting near 20th Street and Pico Blvd. Witnesses said Hector Jehova Bonilla exited an SUV, and got involved in a verbal confrontation...

 

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