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Articles from the August 8, 2017 edition

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Katie Lichtig to be Santa Monica's Next Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer

From SM City Hall, 8/7/17: Today, City Manager Rick Cole announced that Katie Lichtig has been selected to join him in leading the City of Santa Monica as Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating...

 
 By Jeff Hunt    Opinion    August 8, 2017

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally

Last week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous...

 
 By Janette Rizk    News    August 8, 2017

Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica Opens Aug. 9

(August 7, 2017) – The fifth Whole Foods Market 365 opens Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. in Santa Monica, CA at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd at Pico. Regular store hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a...

 
 By Ron Irwin    News    August 8, 2017

We booked a four day cruise aboard the Carnival Cruise ship "Imagination."

Let's Take a Cruise! Not long ago my wife and I wanted to do something different that would be fun, take us somewhere we hadn't been before, didn't cost too much and with which we could include our...

 
 By Gregg Roman    Opinion    August 8, 2017

Kushner Figured it Out: Israeli Palestinian Dispute Has No Solution

In a recently leaked off-the-record speech to a group of congressional interns, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said that the administration is committed to working "with the parties very qui...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

Coast Guard, local authorities respond to chemical spill in the Port of Long Beach

The Coast Guard, Long Beach Fire Department and Patriot Environmental Services are responding to a reported spill of propyl acetate from the commercial container ship, Harbour Bridge, at Pier G Berth...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

Google Employee Who Complained of Reverse Discrimination, Has Been Fired

James Damore, a Google engineer who wrote a now notorious memorandum, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” Google's...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

LAPD Shoots and Kills Man With Assault Rifle in Venice

It must be the August heat, or something. The LAPD Thursday night August 3rd, shot a Venice man after responding to a domestic violence call. LAPD spokesmen said he brandished an assault rifle when...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

Homeless Love Triangle Leads to Shooting near Main Street and Hollister Avenue

A homicide suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Monica Friday evening. Neighbors reported a shooting in the 2300 block of Main Street around 6:30 p.m. A man was found shot to...

 

Le Macaron French Pastries Opens New Location on Montana Ave in Santa Monica

Sarasota, FL, - Florida-based company Le Macaron French Pastries is pleased to announce the opening of their new Santa Monica location at 1301 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403. With more than 40 lo...

 

World Famous Chef Claudio Marchesan Returns To Santa Monica With His Latest Masterpiece Osteria Bigoli

Santa Monica's Montana Avenue is known for it's five star cuisine but Osteria Bigoli just took it to another level. World famous chef Claudio Marchesan and his longtime manager and loyal 20 year...

 

Annual PALpalooza provides a back-to-school treat for kids

8/7/17: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 13th Annual PALpalooza on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-9 p.m. The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) and more than 18 California Police...

 

City of Santa Monica to Accept Applications for Affordable Housing from Santa Monica Workers and Residents

The City of Santa Monica will be accepting applications for moderate-income households to be considered for deed restricted apartments created through the City's Affordable Housing Production...

 

Murder Charges Filed After Main Street and Strand Shooting

On August 4, 2017 at about 6:28 p.m. the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) received numerous 9-1-1 calls regarding a possible shooting with a victim down in the area of Main Street and Strand...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

LAPD in Standoff in Pacific Palisades on Alta Murray Road

Update, 12:34 pm: Police found the suspect dead inside his home. A Pacific Palisades neighborhood was evacuated as LAPD officers barricaded a man who had fired on them. The home, at 1691 Alta Mura...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    August 8, 2017

The FasciaBlaster: the Cellulite Magic Wand (and All Your Other Aliments)

Dimples, dents, divots, lines, ripples, lumps, bumps, saddlebags, sagging skin, any which way you label it, it's the one thing that no women wants to be caught dead wearing: Cellulite (with a Capital...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 8, 2017

LAPD Shoots Venice Man in Domestic Dispute; City Agrees to Limit Increases to Employees

Local Briefs LAPD Shoots Venice Man in Domestic Dispute The LAPD Thursday night August 3rd, shot a Venice man after responding to a domestic violence call. LAPD spokesmen said he brandished an assault...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

Krishna's Hold Annual Venice Parade "The Festival of the Chariots"

8/6/2017: The Festival of the Chariots included a parade which started at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and winded its way down to Venice. It also included free food, entertainment, exhibits and...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Travel    August 8, 2017

Getting Away From it All Loews Coronado Bay Resort San Diego, California

San Diego is a critical distance from Los Angeles: just far enough away from to feel as though you've escaped the rat race. Coronado Island, across the bay from San Diego via a high, arched bridge,...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Obituaries    August 8, 2017

Garry Marshall, Director of Flamingo Kid, Beaches and Pretty Woman & other films

It has been just little over a year now since the passing of Garry Marshall. Garry was born in New York City on November 13th 1934 and passed away in Los Angeles, California on July 19th 2016. During...

 

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