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 By Observer Staff    News    March 15, 2018

Nelson Charged in Feb. 17 Shooting at 5th and Arizona Avenue

3/9/2018: SMPD detectives say they filed charges against Carl Marcel Nelson, 33, from Los Angeles for a shooting at 5th Street and Arizona on February 18th. That night, several men were in a fist...

 
 By Michael Greer    News    March 11, 2018

Elites Meet in Kuala Lumpur to Laud "Sustainable Development" & "Diverse Communities"

The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 United Nations Habitat World Urban Forum #9 (WUF9) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia began with the raising of the UN flag and thunderous applause, costumes, dance, and...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Santa Monica Homeless Count Shows Four Percent Increase

Note: This is a City Press Release by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer, City of Santa Monica At tonight's City Council meeting, the results of the January 24, 2018 Homeless Count were...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 7, 2018

California, the Sanctuary State, Finally Gets Sued for Playing Politics with Immigration

Trying to please potential Democratic voters, the State of California declared itself a Sanctuary State last year . The Justice Depart has now sued the Golden State, saying that it is interfering...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Jumper at the SAG AFTRA Building in Mid Wilshire, leads to conflicting stories of outcome

Update: At least one person claiming to be a witness wrote us to say: Your article about a man being talked down off a building ledge on Wiltshire Blvd is incorrect. The police were unable to talk...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 7, 2018

Armed Man Holed Up at Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles

Neighbors report that the Los Angeles police department is conducting a major operation Tuesday night at the Westside Pavilion. Just before 10 PM, numerous police vehicles were seen in front of the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

"Bomber Robber" Who Hit "Curated Los Angeles" on Montana Still at Large

2/28 Wednesday evening, Santa Monica Police were searching for a suspect at 18th and Georgina. A man claiming to have a bomb robbed a jewelry store on Montana. He then crashed into another vehicle in...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 2, 2018

City, SMC Build a Pre-School at Civic Center for Children of Staff and Friends

Santa Monica College and the City of Santa Monica will soon conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for the Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School. It will take place on Tuesday, March 13 from 10:30 a.m....

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

Paper Cut: Kinko's Folding on Sixth and Wilshire; Mixed Use 4 Story Project Featuring $900 Hotel Rooms

What's open 24 hours, copies, scans and faxes, and will be gone by the end of the year? The Kinko's building at 6th and Wilshire Blvd has a sign on it indicating that it will be replaced by yet...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 2, 2018

Suspect in "Bomber Jewelry Robber" case robbed Beverly Hills Burberry Story in 2010

In 2010, he robbed a Burberry store in Beverly Hills with 2 accomplices. And now, he's wanted for a Montana Avenue robbery as well. The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public's...

 

McClure Tunnel Closed Sunday Night due to major traffic accident

Santa Monica police Sunday night, were working a major traffic accident just west of the McClure tunnel which connects PCH to the 10 freeway interstate. You...

 

LA Outlaws Rave Houses: Massive Events with Cover Fees and Throngs"

Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance to reign in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance, which began as a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu on June...

 

Will Santa Monica High School Participate in the National Walkout to Protest Gun Violence?

In the wake of a Florida shooting, a high school protest movement appears to be snowballing. A 19 year old boy carrying an automatic weapon to the Parkland, Florida public high school, shot and...

 

Genesis Open: Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson Tee Off

Bubba Watson is moving to challenge for the lead in the morning tee times, reaching 5 under to join first round leader Tony Finau, Patrick cantlay, and Jamie lovemark Friday morning. The move of the...

 

VA West Los Angeles draft master plan at a Townhall

VA West Los Angeles held a town hall in Wadsworth Theatre regarding the Draft Master Plan to build 1,200 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare...

 

UC Berkeley, Evergreeen State College, Among The Most Restrictive of Free Speech

By Bradford Richardson, reposted because of its urgency. Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley are used to being ranked among America's top colleges, but a ranking issued by...

 
 By JoAnn Pine    News    February 16, 2018

Ten Years Later, Family of Venice Beach Murder Victim Seeks Justice in Unsolved Murder

In 2008, a 25 year old man was murdered on Venice Beach and partially buried in the sand. Earlier that evening, he had been approached by my friend, who also leads a drum circle in Southern CA. He...

 
 By Nancy Kaufman    News    February 6, 2018

Pier Protest Against Offshore Drilling Includes Tongva Prayers and Bi-Partisan Objections

   This past Saturday, hundreds of protesters packed the Santa Monica Pier at the Protect the Pacific rally, to take a stand against Trump's plan to dramatically increase offshore drilling off the...

 

Ridley Thomas Introduces Motion to Decriminalize Minor Cannabis Convictions

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced a read-in motion calling on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    February 6, 2018

Preschool Approved on Delaware Ave Over Neighborhood Objections

Over numerous resident objections, the Santa Monica City Council has turned down an appeal from a decision to allow a 20 student preschool at 2953 Delaware Avenue. They did add about 60 conditions to...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 1, 2018

Half Pound of Marijuana Found in Car Driven by Rasual Butler the Night he and his Wife Died

Police sources say the Range Rover driven by Rasual Butler the night he died, contained over half a pound of high grade commercial marijuana, and that Butler had been smoking it when he drove his...

 

Genesis Open: Golf Champs Hope for Sunny Skies & a Swinging Follow Through

"Hit it straight, get it on the green, get it in the hole." Golf is that simple for Dustin Johnson, who returns to the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open February 15-18. Johnson, who first...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    February 1, 2018

Local Resident Kim Watzman, 45, Dies in Chopper Crash

Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica died in a Newport Beach helicopter crash on Tuesday, said the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's said the other 2 who died were 56-year-old...

 

Super Blue Blood Moon: An Extraordinary Lunar Trifecta Dazzles Stargazers Across North America

Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018, marked the first time in over 150 years that a "Super Blue Blood Moon" traversed North American skies. A "Super Blue Blood Moon" is an extremely rare celestial...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 27, 2018

Satellite Failure Causes Directv Outage in Los Angeles County

DirecTV Los Angeles County experienced a widespread outage Saturday night, reported subscribers. The failure of a satellite caused an outage for DirecTV customers in LA, at about 9:10 pm PST on Saturd...

 

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