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 By Observer Staff    News    April 9, 2018

Barnes & Noble Building to be Common Workspace on Third Street and Wilshire

Work Well Win, a company founded by Frank Bistrian, has announced that they will convert the former bookstore at 1201 Third Street Promenade, into co-working space. Some people (of a certain age)...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 3, 2018

YouTube Shooter said to be the Dwarf in the Jose Cuervo Beer Commercials

Reports of a shooter killing several people at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno theorize, that the killer is the signature dwarf from Jose Cuervo beer commercials play it on YouTube videos. “...

 
 By Observer Staff    Arts    April 1, 2018

New Shoes: Joan Holly Padeo, Carissa Songhorian, Livya Howard-Yashar in New Shoes Dances 17

New Shoes: Joan Holly Padeo dances with Carissa Songhorian in a rehearsal for New Shoes Dances 17, at Highways Performance Space. Joan Holly Padeo's "HELMET | GOLIATH" (created in collaboration with...

 
 By Observer Staff    Arts    March 29, 2018

New Shoes Dances Features New Choreographers on March 31 and April 1, 2018

New Shoes: Joan Holly Padeo dances with Carassa Songhorian in a rehearsal for New Shoes Dances 17, at Highways Performance Space. Joan Holly Padeo’s “HELMET | GOLIATH” (created in collaboration...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2018

2018 Los Angeles marathon comes to a fast finish on Ocean Avenue

Crowds were out in force on a sunny Santa Monica Sunday as people in the banana suits wheelchairs and some serious runners finish the Los Angeles Marathon. Under the watchful eyes of Santa Monica...

 

Imagine Finding Photos of Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Todd Rundgren While Cleaning your Garage

The California Heritage Museum presents Rock & Roll Legends: The Lost Negatives of Michael Friedman.  Between 1969 and 1973 Friedman shot over 1,000 photographs, but before he even printed most...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2018

Found Video: Miami Bridge Collapsed During Stress Test Conducted in Afternoon Traffic

At least one witness has attributed the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami, to a snapped cable. Speaking on Fox TV, eyewitness Jose Mejia says that he saw a blue cable holding equipment in a blu...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 15, 2018

City Manager Rick Cole Appoints Cynthia Renaud to Head SMPD

Those of us who've live in Santa Monica for a while have seen new police chiefs come and go, about every 5 years in fact. That way they take home around $2 million or so, and max out their pension...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 15, 2018

Nelson Charged in Feb. 17 Shooting at 5th and Arizona Avenue

3/9/2018: SMPD detectives say they filed charges against Carl Marcel Nelson, 33, from Los Angeles for a shooting at 5th Street and Arizona on February 18th. That night, several men were in a fist...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

The History of Carnegie Libraries and the Ocean Park Branch

Santa Monica, California – Santa Monica Public Library welcomes University of Southern California Architecture Professor Kenneth Breisch for a presentation on the History of Carnegie Libraries on...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Santa Monica Homeless Count Shows Four Percent Increase

Note: This is a City Press Release by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer, City of Santa Monica At tonight's City Council meeting, the results of the January 24, 2018 Homeless Count were...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Jumper at the SAG AFTRA Building in Mid Wilshire, leads to conflicting stories of outcome

Update: At least one person claiming to be a witness wrote us to say: Your article about a man being talked down off a building ledge on Wiltshire Blvd is incorrect. The police were unable to talk...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Armed Man Holed Up at Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles

Neighbors report that the Los Angeles police department is conducting a major operation Tuesday night at the Westside Pavilion. Just before 10 PM, numerous police vehicles were seen in front of the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

"Bomber Robber" Who Hit "Curated Los Angeles" on Montana Still at Large

2/28 Wednesday evening, Santa Monica Police were searching for a suspect at 18th and Georgina. A man claiming to have a bomb robbed a jewelry store on Montana. He then crashed into another vehicle in...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 2, 2018

Police Apprehend Home Invasion Robbery Suspect from the 1700 Block of 5th Street.

Earlier today, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) located and arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a home invasion robbery that took place in Santa Monica. The suspect is identified as...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 2, 2018

Murder Charges Filed in Death of John Hautz, 88 Year old killed in Home Invasion

On February 23, 2018, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Detectives filed charges on a suspect believed to be involved in the murder of John Hautz. The suspect is identified as Roy Antonio Davis,...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

Paper Cut: Kinko's Folding on Sixth and Wilshire; Mixed Use 4 Story Project Featuring $900 Hotel Rooms

What's open 24 hours, copies, scans and faxes, and will be gone by the end of the year? The Kinko's building at 6th and Wilshire Blvd has a sign on it indicating that it will be replaced by yet...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

Suspect in "Bomber Jewelry Robber" case robbed Beverly Hills Burberry Story in 2010

In 2010, he robbed a Burberry store in Beverly Hills with 2 accomplices. And now, he's wanted for a Montana Avenue robbery as well. The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public's...

 

Home Invasion Robbery at Olympic and 5th Leads to "Multiple Crime Scene" Search

What began as a home invasion robbery at 3:30 am in the 1700 block of 5th Street, progressed to "a violent crime scene with multiple locations." The victim, a woman in her 20's, woke up to find a man...

 

Top Ten #FakeOlympicFacts Trends on Twitter, as Korean Winter Olympics Close

1. The closing ceremony is a recording of the opening ceremony, played backwards #FakeOlympicsFacts. Carl Hult 2. The Canadians actually apologized for winning so much. #FakeOlympicsFacts. --Innocent...

 

Intelligence is Not Artificial at John Adams Middle School

The John Adams Middle School "RoboVikings" squad is among just a few Middle School robotics teams competing over the past year with students from 7th through 12th grade. For the second year in a row,...

 

Genesis Open: Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson Tee Off

Bubba Watson is moving to challenge for the lead in the morning tee times, reaching 5 under to join first round leader Tony Finau, Patrick cantlay, and Jamie lovemark Friday morning. The move of the...

 

Scottrade Bank to Close Santa Monica Branch on February 17th

Scottrade Bank NA has formally announced that it's branch on Wilshire Blvd near 5th Street is closing in February. Scottrade was purchased by TDA Bank/ TD Ameritrade last year, and two branches...

 

City Attorney Settles Second Wage Enforcement Suit against Merchants Building Maintenance

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office says that it has settled a wage enforcement case against Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC, a janitorial and security services company. Merchants was charged...

 

National Annual Homeless Counts Santa Monica, Westside Population

In a way, it is a contest no one wants to win. Wednesday night, the Cat of Santa Monica conducted its annual homeless count. The count is expected to show a growing population of homeless people are...

 

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