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 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 13, 2018

Lincoln Middle School Field to Open Soon

The Lincoln Middle School field, which has been undergoing restoration for most of 2 years, will open soon. "We are close to opening Lincoln MS field," says SMMUSD Spokeswoman Gail Pinsker. "We are...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 13, 2018

Gas Leak in Venice and Ocean Park Determined to be Natural

Update, 3 pm: After investigating multiple reports of a methane or other oder in the 500 block of Venice Blvd, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Southern California Gas Company, determined the...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 9, 2018

Santa Monicans for City Council Term Limits Seeks to Upend 20 year Terms

When you're elected to City Council, it's lifetime position. Herb Katz, Christine Reed, Ken Genser and had to be carried out practically. They all died on the Council. The latter 2 had parks named...

 

Officials Monitor Two Whales Spotted Off Seal Beach

A couple of whales were spotted in the shallow waters off Seal Beach Monday morning. The whales, which drew some crowds, were first spotted around 11 am, KABC7 reported. It is unclear why the whales...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 9, 2018

Biggest Earthquake in 10 Years Hits Southern California Thursday April 5, 2018

An earthquake measured at a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, struck in the seas off Santa Cruz Island on Thursday afternoon just after 12:30 Office workers in downtown Los Angeles...

 
 By Stan Geene    News    April 9, 2018

Wolfgang Puck to Replace Gladstones for Fish on Sunset Beach

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Wolfgang Puck, Architect Frank Gehry, and some rich dude behind an LLC called "PH Beach," will soon replace the Gladstone's for Fish restaurant on the beach, with a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 9, 2018

Barnes & Noble Building to be Common Workspace on Third Street and Wilshire

Work Well Win, a company founded by Frank Bistrian, has announced that they will convert the former bookstore at 1201 Third Street Promenade, into co-working space. Some people (of a certain age)...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 3, 2018

YouTube Shooter said to be the Dwarf in the Jose Cuervo Beer Commercials

Reports of a shooter killing several people at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno theorize, that the killer is the signature dwarf from Jose Cuervo beer commercials play it on YouTube videos. “...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 3, 2018

Memo at L.A. City Hall Says Amazon has Already Picked Los Angeles for Second Headquarters

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced in September that Amazon would construct a second headquarters in North America, the smart money was on Atlanta. The South's biggest City has land, a large and...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 3, 2018

Full House of the Faithful at Saint Monica's Catholic Church on Easter Sunday, 2018

A capacity crowd filed into Catholic Church Easter Sunday morning on April 1, 2018. People dressed in their Sunday best (mostly), had to be re-directed to the gymnasium and community center which...

 
 By Annie Jones    News    April 1, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 70, in Stable Condition after open-heart surgery to Replace Valve

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing open-heart surgery, according to multiple media reports. During Thursday's surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent...

 
 By Annie Jones    News    April 1, 2018

Judge Denies Stormy Daniels Motion To Depose Trump

A Federal California Judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a motion by Stromy Daniels to depose President Donald Trump under oath as part of an ongoing legal battle over a $130,000 payout from...

 

San Francisco: Driver Runs Into 5 People With Car Following Altercation

Police in San Francisco investigate after a driver apparently intentionally hit five people Wednesday morning following an altercation. A witness told local TV station KGO-TV the driver involved in a...

 
 By Annie Jones    News    April 1, 2018

In Stunning Verdict, Jury Acquit's Pulse Gunman's Widow Noor Salman of Any Role in Massacre

A Florida jury found wife of the Pulse Nightclub shooter not guilty of obstruction of justice and helping her husband carrying out the massacre, according to multiple media reports. Noor Salman, 31,...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 26, 2018

Craigslist Take Personal Ads Offline Permanently, Citing New FOSTA Law

Despite predictions, it was not sexually transmitted diseases that ultimately brought down Craigslist, the king of anonymous meetings. It was Congress that finally ended it. Blaming new legislation,...

 
 By Annie Jones    News    March 26, 2018

John Bolton Appointed National Security Advisor by Trump

A source in the white house confirmed today that John Bolton would be NSA Director....

 

Two Officers Won't Face Charges in Alton Sterling Death

Officials will not file charges against two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling after an investigation found the officers acted in a "reasonable and justifiable...

 

Autopsy Confirms Body Found In Northern California Is That Of Missing Hollywood Actress

The remains officials found in a shallow grave in Northern California have been positively identified as belonging to missing Hollywood actress Adea Shabani, the Nevada County Sheriff's office said...

 

Woman behind bars after fatal crash that killed 3

Police arrested a woman early Thursday morning on suspicion of DUI after three people died and another was hospitalized in a fiery crash in Huntington Beach. Bani Duarte of San Clemente was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while...

 

Female Pilot Sues Alaska Airlines, Claiming Captain Drugged and Raped her at a Hotel

An Alaska Airlines pilot is suing the company under Washington state's anti-discrimination law, claiming its response was inadequate after she says she was drugged and raped by a fellow pilot during...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2018

2018 Los Angeles marathon comes to a fast finish on Ocean Avenue

Crowds were out in force on a sunny Santa Monica Sunday as people in the banana suits wheelchairs and some serious runners finish the Los Angeles Marathon. Under the watchful eyes of Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2018

Found Video: Miami Bridge Collapsed During Stress Test Conducted in Afternoon Traffic

At least one witness has attributed the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami, to a snapped cable. Speaking on Fox TV, eyewitness Jose Mejia says that he saw a blue cable holding equipment in a blu...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 15, 2018

City Manager Rick Cole Appoints Cynthia Renaud to Head SMPD

Those of us who've live in Santa Monica for a while have seen new police chiefs come and go, about every 5 years in fact. That way they take home around $2 million or so, and max out their pension...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 15, 2018

SamoHi Conducts Organized Walkout Against Gun Violence

The SMMUSD organized a walkout at 10 am Wednesday morning, to protest the recent shooting of 17 high school students in Parkland Florida. They called for more gun laws, and laws to address gun...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    March 15, 2018

Tesla Applies for Permit to Build Charging Station Restaurant on Santa Monica Blvd

Tesla is reportedly planning on building a charging station and drive in restaurant. One such restaurant has already been built near Kettleman City, about 180 miles up the 5 freeway. Where else would...

 

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