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#LASD SEB SWAT operation in the city of Hawthorne concluded.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department SWAT team dealt with an emergency situation this morning, by taking an armed suspect into custody. The quiet area of homes on Menlo St had to be barricaded, as...

 

Santa Monica Police Fail to Release Name of Suspects in Pier Shooting

11/11/17: As of today, Police still have release no information about a suspect in the shooting of a young woman from a party bus on Ocean Avenue, near the Santa Monica Pier. This almost certainly...

 

67 Year Old Cyclist on a Charity Bicycle Quest to Honor Young Leukemia Victim

Glenn Hirsch is on a 10,000 mile bicycle ride around the US, ending at the Santa Monica Pier. He rides to honor the memory of his nephew Ian Besner, who died of Leukemia in 2006, and to raise money...

 

Expo Line Kills Pedestrian Sunday Night Near 17th Street Station

In the third serious collision involving an Expo Line train in Santa Monica this year, an Expo Line Train collided with a pedestrian near the 17th Street Station Sunday night. The man died before the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 5, 2017

Homeless Woman Dies at LA County Hospital, Was Not in Fact "Bobby's Girl" singer Marcie Blane

File this one under Life in LA, #WeGoofed. An elderly homeless woman named Mildred Goldman aka Mildred Maxwell died at USC--LA County Hospital on October 9th, 2017. During the last 30 or so years, she...

 

ICE Says US Deported Colombian Commander Who Murdered 5 Civilians

Deportation officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Tuesday removed a former Colombian national army battalion commander accused of h...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 3, 2017

No Zombie Parking: Santa Monica Enforces Parking Against the Undead on Halloween Night

It is an open secret that the City of Santa Monica will have to pay off its enormous debt to its overpaid and under-occupied staff, long past the lives of anyone now living. It apparently intends to...

 

Terrorist Sayfullo Saipov Entered the US After Winning Lottery Under the Diversity Visa Program

Update 2:President Donald Trump says that he will ask Congress to end the Diversity Visa Program, saying that Saipov should never have been allowed to use it to enter the United States. Update: Ridesh...

 

Gas Leak in Venice Causes Evacuation of 50 homes, Loss of Gas Service to 60 homes

LA Firemen responded about 1:35 p.m. Monday, to a report of a natural gas leak in the area before the containers were found at 2013 S. Walgrove Ave., near Palms Boulevard, said Margaret Stewart of...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    November 3, 2017

Active Shooter America Under Fire Will Examine SMC Shooting on Friday, November 3

The gunman enters the college library wearing black fatigues. He left a suicide note, five dead people, and a lot of questions. An episode of Active Shooter: America Under Fire will feature the 2013...

 

Whole Foods Market, Pricey Condos Slated to Replace West Los Angeles Vons Market

You've probably been to the large parking lot at the Vons Market in West Los Angeles on the corner of Barrington and Santa Monica Blvd. The building owners have noticed that their expansive, 1970's...

 

No Questions Asked at SMPD Drug Disposal Saturday, October 27 2017

No Questions Asked Drug Disposal Got Drugs? On Saturday October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., you can get rid of them easily and anonymously. The Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 16, 2017

Ronan Farrow: Who's Your Daddy? Frank Sinatra or Woody Allen?

At 32, Ronan Farrow has been near the limelight his entire life. The journalist with a Yale law degree is officially the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Farrow's detailed investigative report into...

 

Federal Judge Dies After Giving Speech to California State Bar Function

Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell was appointed Federal Judge in 2013. She died Sunday October 8th, 3 weeks after she mysteriously collapsed while speaking to a California State Bar section. The press...

 

Jogger finds dead woman's body at Venice Beach on Thursday morning

10/12: The body of a woman washed ashore on Venice Beach Thursday morning. She was identified Friday as Yvette Mills, 48. Police said the body, which was still clothed, did not exhibit any obvious...

 

LA County Coroner Withholds Tom Petty Autopsy Report, Pending Toxicology

The Los Angeles County coroner's department is investigating the death of singer Tom Petty, reports the Associated Press. Department spokesman Ed Winter says an autopsy was conducted Tuesday but that...

 

US District Court Blocks Shortening of Santa Monica Airport Runway

The Santa Monica Airport Runway shortening project has been halted by a TRO issued by Federal Court. The 100 year old airport is not popular among its neighbors, who say they did not signup for the...

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Locate Missing Woman With Dementia

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Missing Person's Detail investigators have learned that Sook J. Velasco was found. Ms. Velasco had been reported missing Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:20...

 

Bicycle Rider Dies in Traffic Collision on Pacific Coast Highway Sunday Night

A traffic collision on PCH near Entrada killed a man on a bicycle Sunday, Santa Monica police reported. The unidentified man died at the scene. The driver initially fled, then returned. It was night...

 
 By Nancy Kaufman    News    October 16, 2017

Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Elevates Levels of Toxins Among Valley Residents

Doctor Jeffrey Nordella shared the results of his toxic health study to a packed audience of North Valley residents in the Woodland Hills Hilton last Saturday, Oct. 14th The meeting was hosted by the...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 16, 2017

Mallory Everton Smashes Eggs on Purple Mattresses All Over Youtube. But Who Is She?

She is all over Youtube right now, this officious but mischievious looking gal in a Goldilocks outfit, cheerfully smashing eggs onto mattresses. Her name is Mallory Everton, and she is a career...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 9, 2017

Sept. 20th Shooting Results in Charges Filed against Hector Jehova Bonilla

On September 20, 2017 at about 3:14 p.m., residents reported a shooting near 20th Street and Pico Blvd. Witnesses said Hector Jehova Bonilla exited an SUV, and got involved in a verbal confrontation...

 

Death of a Mountain Lion: P-41 Dies in the Verdugo Mountains

Mountain Lion P-41 Found Dead in Verdugo Mountains By Kate Kuykendahl, NPS. The mountain lion known as P-41 was found dead yesterday on the edge of the Verdugo Mountains, near the Shadow Hills...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 9, 2017

No Way Out: A Modest Proposal to Lower Greenlandic Suicide Rate

By American standards, it is a big problem in a small country. Greenland has the world's highest suicide rate, 50 per year in a population of around 56,000. This yields a suicide rate of nearly 1 per...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 9, 2017

Air France Flight from Paris to Los Angeles Suffers Engine Failure Over Greenland

An AirFrance Airbus 380 flight from Paris to LAX suffered a major engine problem over Greenland on September 30th, but was able to land safely in Canada. On 30 September, Air France flight 66 en...

 

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