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 By Nancy Kaufman    News    September 22, 2017 

Porter Ranch: Another Aliso Canyon for Southern California Gas Company?

On September 13, 2017, activist groups Save Porter Ranch and Food and Water Watch hosted a rally, "Health Crisis Cover Up in North Valley! " The purpose of this event was to support Dr. Jeffrey...

 

Maybe the Mayans Made a Typo--Doomsday Predictors Now Claim the World Ends on September 23, 2017

Not even a month after the United States was united in darkness for reasons other than the Trump Administration (i.e., the Great American Coast-To-Coast Total Eclipse), North America appears to be hea...

 
 By Rick Cole    News    September 22, 2017 

City Manager Rick Cole: How Santa Monica Can Do More for its Homeless Population.

We already do a lot in Santa Monica, but obviously the explosion in the regional homeless population (up 23% in one year in LA County) is hitting us with a 26% increase in our annual count here in...

 
 By Michael Greer    News    September 22, 2017 

Robert Spencer Tells Santa Monica Women #Republicans About #PussyHats and #VaginaCostumes

The Santa Monica Republican Women Federated held their September monthly luncheon at the Beverly Hills Women's Club due to the overwhelming response to speaker Robert Spencer and the subject, "The Lef...

 

SMPD Reports Shots Fired in the Area of 23rd Street and Cloverfield Blvd

Santa Monica Police activity in the area of Cloverfield Blvd and Kansas Ave. Poiice are investigating reports of shots fired. Police are working a containment and are searching for outstanding...

 

Lost Power Caused Elevator Entrapment, Structure and Transformer Fires on 9/11

On Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department received multiple 911 calls in the "Wilmont" neighborhood of the City of Santa Monica reporting various emergencies...

 

Power Out Between 6th and 7th, Wilshire Boulevard to Montana Avenue

Three Santa Monica city blocks located between Wilshire Boulevard in Montana Avenue lost power at 8:30 Wednesday morning, when a transformer blew. The outage is unrelated to the trenching incident at...

 

SMPD Evacuates Santa Monica Pier on 9/11 Due to Telephoned "Bomb Scare"

Update 7:15 pm PST: authorities announce that the Santa Monica pier is now open again to the public. They now term this event a "bomb scare" rather than a bomb threat. It is curious that the...

 

Backhoe at Lincoln Middle School Caused Power Outages to 3600 Santa Monica Customers

5pm update: Power restored to all 3600 customers, including stores on Montana Avenue. The excavation taking place on the School's athletic field, caused an explosion and an underground surge of power...

 
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Apocalyptic Scene Across Florida Keys Revealed in Youtube Videos, Social Media

Hurricane Irma came ashore as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning. The eye of the storm passed over Cudjoe Key. The Florida Keys are a chain of islands connected by the Overseas H...

 

Hit and Run Driver Kills Woman Crossing Wilshire Blvd at Federal Avenue in West LA

Los Angeles police detectives are searching for a suspect after a hit-and-run in West Los Angeles that left a local woman dead. It happened at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, August 30. The suspect was...

 

Magnitude 8 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City, Chiapas Thursday Night

The United States Geological Survey reports an extremely powerful Magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico City. A tsunami is possible. An 8 earthquake would make it the largest earthquake anywhere on the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 10, 2017
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Disney World in Orlando Florida Announces Closures due to Hurricane Irma

Update: This from Disney World, 9/10/2017, 7 pm PST: All: We have seen some recent coverage online from your media outlet that incorrectly states that we have not announced any closures. Here is what...

 

Amazon Web Service (AWS) Infected With Virus, Reports Flint Dot Com Merchant Processor

Merchant Processing company went.com reports that Amazon Web services has contracted a virus or bug, which caused them to be off line for 24 hours. The email from Flint reads as follows: "Dear Flint T...

 

LiveCams, WebCams from Key West Florida Suddenly Go Offline

Boston.com offers readers 6 free webcams they can watch from Key West Florida. Don't read too much into this, but the Live Webcam broadcasts from Key West Florida suddenly went offline. Liveweb cams...

 

Former Obama Staffer Who Worked for Garcetti, Named Deputy City Manager and Director of Policy

Anuj Gupta's primary qualification seems to be that he worked for Democrat such as Gil Garcetti and Barack Obama. And as they usually do, the City of Santa Monica has awarded him with a quarter millio...

 

Black Snake Rumbling: Some Native Americans Still Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline

Not since Wounded Knee in 1973, has there been such a great gathering of indigenous tribes as there were in Standing Rock. The first camps were set up in August, 2016, along the Missouri and Cannonbal...

 
 By Ron Irwin    News    September 1, 2017

US Should Do Away With the Bizarre Concept of Minimum Legal Age

Legal Age is Bizarre It is generally accepted throughout the United States that to lawfully drive a vehicle on public streets and roads you must be at least 16 years of age. But upon reaching 16...

 

Missing Person: Amanda Allen Goes Missing in California, as Relatives Search for Her

Tonia Kitts Stephan last spoke to Amanda Allen on July 30th at 9:30 pm."That was the last I heard from her," says Stephans. "I tried to call her phone, but it goes straight to voicemail. "Since then...

 
 By Gail Pinsker    News    August 24, 2017

National Poll Ranks SMMUSD among California's Best Districts

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District was ranked 29 in the 2018 Best School Districts in California by national academic ranking service, Niche. Nearly 500 school districts are included. The ran...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 24, 2017

Homeless Man Dies After Wandering Into Traffic on PCH Wednesday

A pedestrian was killed at about 5 am Weenesday morning, when he wandered into traffic on Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Police said. The SSMPD "responded to a radio call for service regarding a...

 

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 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 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...

 

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