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 By Observer Staff    News    October 3, 2017

Tom Petty is Dead At 66, after a Heart Attack and Final Day in Santa Monica UCLA Hospital

Update: Tom Petty did pass away Monday night at 8:40 pm. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/arts/music/tom-petty-dead.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 3, 2017

@StephenPaddock of England Predicted to Have a Rough Day on Twitter

England's Stephen Paddock carries a baby on his back in his profile photo. He loves football, lives in Lichfield, and owns no automatic weapons, and had nothing to do with the October 2, 2017...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 3, 2017

LV Shooters Father, Benjamin Paddock, was a Bank Robber Described as a "Psychopath."

Las Vegas Shooter Benjamin Paddock's father was also a "sociopath" and a killer, it turns out. He was at one time on the FBI's most wanted list, and was sentenced to a long prison term at the time of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 3, 2017

Santa Monica Burglary of a House Near San Vicente Blvd, Ends in Arrest

Update, 9/29: Lt. Saul Rodriguez issued the following statement: On September 27, 2017 at about 12:08 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of...

 

City Appoints Suja Lowenthal New Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Airport Affairs

Suja Lowenthal, currently the Community and Government Engagement Manager for the Big Blue Bus, will transition to the Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Airport Affairs. She replaces Nelson...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 3, 2017

Cause of Death? Speculation Mounts that Tom Petty Died of Fentanyl Poisoning.

Fentanyl, also known as fentanil, is an opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action. It also has a high risk of addiction and death. Did the same pain killer that took...

 
 By Corey Egle    News    September 29, 2017

Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach an All-Time High in California

SACRAMENTO – Rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). These diseases are...

 

79th Infantry Division Based in Italy, Takes On an Africa Focus

JOINT TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif.- 100 years since its initial activation as the 79th Infantry Division, the 79th Sustainment Support Command transitioned to a theater sustainment command in a...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

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...

 

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