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 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 2017 

CSULA Student Arrested for Felony Hit & Run Death Near Santa Monica City Hall

Update, 3/24/17: Absadi Kidane will be arraigned this afternoon at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse. He is a US Resident born in LA of Ethiopian parents. The incident is not being investigated as a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 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...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

New Technology Platform Provides African Park Rangers Real-Time Tools to Protect Animals

Responding to the elephant poaching crisis illustrated in 2016's Great Elephant Census (GEC), philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his team of technologists and conservation experts are partnering with...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

The Consequences of Taxing Healthcare Benefits

As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) move through Congress, a new survey of Lockton employer clients shows overwhelming opposition to taxing employer-provided healthcare...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Coastal Country Jam at Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 1st

Calling all West Coast Country Music Fans ... Southern California's biggest beach bash is throwing on its cowboy boots to feature a hot lineup of music stars and cold cocktails courtesy of official...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 23, 2017 

Amber Alert Issued When Suspect Steals Car With Two Boys Inside

On the evening of March 23, 2017, the National center for Missing and Exploited Children issued an Amber alert for Jayden and Cortes, two children believed to be with their father. The children were...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 19, 2017

Venice Protestors: Delete Snapchat App, Don't Buy SNAP Stock

America's latest tech billionaire Evan Spiegel grew up surfing in LA. Then he went to Stanford, where he met Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. Together, they designed a social media app that allows users...

 
 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    News    March 11, 2017

Coast Guard Plays War Games with FBI, LAPD, LASD, LAFD, LBPD and LAFD

3/7/17: The Coast Guard, along with members of the FBI, Los Angeles Port Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Long Beach Police...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2017

North Korea And Malaysia Imprison Each Other's Diplomat's in Respective Embassies

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has suddenly trapped visiting Malaysians citizens in its country. Malaysia has taken the same step, keeping DPRK staff from departing its embassy in...

 
 By Nancy Kaufman    News    March 7, 2017

Candidates for LA City Council Weigh In On Snapchat; Mike Bonin, Robin Rudisill, Mark Ryavec

March 2, angry Venetians demonstrate outside of SNAP INC's Venice headquarters for the third day in a row. The technology company, with its nascent IPO has become a political issue for the March 7th L...

 

Coast Guard Ends Search for possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach

The Coast Guard has ceased for a possible missing swimmer near Bolsa Chica State Beach Saturday. Initially, authorities searched for three young men who went swimming. 2 were quickly found, but 18...

 

Santa Monica Staggering Public Pension Liability Only Ranks 12th in the State

It has long been known that Santa Monica gives it's employees stupendous wages and benefits. 112 City of Santa Monica employees make more than $250,000 per annum. SMPD Beat policemen make on average,...

 
 By Reuters AP    News    February 24, 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...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    February 24, 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 24, 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...

 

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...

 

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