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 By Observer Staff    News    February 22, 2017 

Hundreds Fill St. Monica's Catholic Church to Mourn the Loss of Kelly Cano

St. Monica's Catholic Church was overflowing with crowds, as hundreds of family members, friends and classmates came to mourn the unexplained loss of a beautiful teenage girl name Kelly Cano. She was...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    February 22, 2017 

Bank Investors Want Dakota Access Pipeline Rerouted

More than 120 investors have written a statement to banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline advising them to promote a new route: "We call on the banks to address or support the Tribe's request for...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 22, 2017 

Vitaly Churkin is 5th Suspicious Death of Russian Diplomat in 3 months.

For the fifth time in 3 months, a Russian diplomat has died under suspicious circumstances. Vitaly Churkin death at Russia's consulate in New York City has been explained as a mere "heart attack." But...

 
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Tohono O'odham Nation Releases Video On Its Opposition To Proposed Border Wall

The Tohono O'odham Nation has released a video, "There's No O'odham Word for Wall," detailing its opposition to the fortified border wall proposed by President Trump's recent Executive Order. The...

 

Clean Energy: 200 Largest Publicly Traded Companies Make Big Money from Clean Energy

As You Sow and Corporate Knights have released the updated version of the Carbon Clean 200, a list of the 200 largest publicly traded companies making significant revenue from clean energy. China...

 
 By Reuters AP    News    February 22, 2017 

Kim Jong Nam's Killer Was Known as a Singer and Reality TV Contestant

A woman bearing a close resemblance to Huong sang on the show as contestant number 67816 on June 3, 2016. Facial recognition tools give a match to the pictures released by Malaysian police of Huong...

 

Regency Hotel Fire in Baldwin Park; 5 Suffer Smoke Inhalation

A four story hotel burned in Baldwin Park, CA tonight. 5 guests suffered smoke inhalation, but quick work by the Los Angeles County Fire Department prevented anyone from being seriously injured. A...

 

Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin suddenly dies in New York City

Vitaly Churkin died in New York City on 20 February 2017. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement that read he "died suddenly." It further noted: "A prominent Russian diplomat has passed away...

 
 By Wire Sources    News    February 16, 2017

Female Assassins Kill Kim Jong Nam, Half Brother of DPRK Dictator Kim Jong Eun

Update, 2/15: Malaysian police have arrested the taxi driver who drove away from the airport with the 2 female assassins of Kim Jong Nam, says a local news website in Kuala Lumpur. The two women told...

 

SMMUSD Cancels All Extracurricular Activities Due to Norovirus

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School district has cancelled all "optional group activities such as dances, field trips, camp trips and music rehearsals at all our schools." The decision was made on...

 
 By Gail Pinsker    News    February 16, 2017

SMMUSD Spokeswoman Blames Observer For "Misinformation" on Public Health at SamoHi

We have had a challenging few days here with some misinformation first published by you, and while you took down the story, it appears that wire services picked it up and damage was done. I've spent t...

 
 By USCG    News    February 16, 2017

Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone near Morro Bay Harbor entrance

2/16 9 pm PST -- The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone due to hazardous weather and sea conditions in the vicinity of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance from midnight,...

 

Second Santa Monica High School Student Dies of a "Undetermined Medical Condition" in 4 months

Update: Our original article was removed out of respect for the family and anyone who might be offended. To those who knew either of the deceased, our condolences for your loss. This story presents an...

 

Driver Hits West LA Fire Hydrant, Causes 50 Foot Geyser at Dawn on Pico and Veteran Avenue

As dawn broke over West Los Angeles, early risers were treated to a rare sight: an enormous geyser of water. An inattentive driver, possibly one who fell asleep in the early morning hours of...

 
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Oroville Spillway Collapse Threatened; Evacuation of Area Ordered

Update: The evacuation order was lifted on February 14, 2017 at 2 pm PST, for communities below Oroville dam. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has ordered the immediate evacuation...

 

Laurel Canyon Blvd Reopens to Traffic After Mudslide

The Los Angeles Department of transportation announced the full reopening of Laurel Canyon Blvd on Saturday, February 11. Laurel Canyon opened at 1:30pm and will remain open thereafter. Laurel Canyon...

 
 By Reuters    News    February 14, 2017

Amnesty International Says Syrian Gov't Has Executed 13,000 Prisoners in Mass Hangings

The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The S...

 

Award-winning youth charity Cinemagic returns to Los Angeles

February 2017 Los Angeles – Film and Music have always served as the inspiration to the soul, mediums where dreams and ideas can become a reality where millions can come together to share in the...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    February 5, 2017

Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Set Fire to Teepee Poles

Editor's note: The authenticity of this story is disputed, with some on social media insisting that the incident happened, and others saying it is a false report. For the moment we continue to post th...

 

Mysterious Disease Outbreak Closes John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica

Update: Thursday night, 2/3: JAMS is closed Friday 2/3, due to Norovirus outbreak. From the District: On recommendation of the LA Department of Public Health, we are closing John Adams Middle School...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    February 5, 2017

Trump Admin Sandbagged on Santa Monica Airport Closure; Will No Doubt Reverse It

It seems apparent that the Trump Whitehouse was not told in advance of Saturday's announced closure of the Santa Monica airport, as of 1/1/2029. That's because Donald Trump would never have agreed to...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    February 3, 2017

FAA and City Council Agree to Close Santa Monica Airport In 2029

Santa Monica Airport is the oldest airport in Los Angeles County and at 110 years old, the fifth oldest in the State of California. It would appear that this afternoon, the City Council has negotiated...

 
 By Preity Uupala    News    January 28, 2017

Golden Globe Awards' Weekend showcases GBK Premiere Gifting Event

Los Angeles (January 9, 2017) - GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company honored the 2017 Golden Globe Awards' Nominees and Presenters. Held at the hot new West Hollywood...

 

Topanga Canyon Blvd Closed Through Mountains Until Thursday

A huge boulder fell on Topanga Canyon Boulevard during the rain Sunday night, not far from the town of Topanga. There were also mudslides and debris. As a result, California department of...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    January 24, 2017

Strip of Percolative Concrete in Centers of Alleys Shows Signs of Wear After One Year

One year ago, the City of Santa Monica launched a program to add a strip of concrete down the center of 75 alleys. This allows rainwater to percolate through the strip and into the groundwater, then...

 

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