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 By Stan Greene    News    June 18, 2018 

Rapper Xxxtentacion Shot Dead By a Jealous Boyfriend at a Florida Dealership

A dispute over the attention of a young woman ended with XXXTentacion slumped over the drivers seat of his vehicle on Monday at about 2 pm PST, or 5 pm in Florida. As he left a motorcycle dealership,...

 
 By Kate Kuykendall    News    June 18, 2018 

Cougar P-62 & Four #MountainLion Kittens Living Between Freeways in Simi Hills

National Park Service researchers recently discovered a litter of four mountain lion kittens in the Simi Hills, a small area of habitat wedged between the larger Santa Monica and Santa Susana...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 16, 2018

Korean Expats Hold Summit Party in Mid Wilshire to Watch Trump Meet Kim

A group of expatriate Korean Americans held a summit watching party Monday night, as President Donald Trump met DPRK leader Kim Jong Eun in Singapore. Due to the time shift, much of the activity was...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 16, 2018

Santa Monica City Council Allows Scooters to Operate Until January 2020 as an Experiment

Beginning in September, the City will run a 16 month program to study the feasibility of allowing electric rental scooters on City sidewalks and streets. Bird and Lime companies created controversy...

 
 By Dane Scott    News    June 16, 2018

Transgender Man Says He Was Stalked, Threatened by Employee at Magic Springs Water Park

Yesterday, whilst at my trip to Magic Springs, I was repeatedly harassed /by an EMPLOYEE/, and I've never been more hurt and embarrassed in my entire life. Let me start out by introducing myself. My...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 13, 2018

Woman Hangs Over the Edge from a Parking Garage on 4th Street After collision

Vehicle Collision at Santa Monica Parking Garage On Monday at 10:30 a.m. Santa Monica Firefighters responded to City Parking Structure # 5 located at 1440 4th Street for a report of a vehicle hanging...

 
 By Michele Hanisee    News    June 13, 2018

Less than 50% of Victims Report Crime Victimization, Says Survey

A tremendous amount of coverage of the criminal justice system is focused on the perpetrators of crime and what should happen to them upon arrest and conviction. However, the unexplored and uncovered...

 

Lime, Bird Scooter Companies Both Laud City's Pilot Program for Electric transports

both Lime and Bird issued statements applauding the City of Santa Monica's pilot program, adopted 6/12/18. Here are their statements: "We applaud the City of Santa Monica for formally embracing...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 9, 2018

Primary Election Results: Both Red Elephants and Blue Donkeys Claim Victory

As FoxNews claimed the California's primary was a victory for the Republicans and MSNBC said the same about the Democrats, the truth is the results of California's primary were rather mixed. Republica...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 5, 2018

City May Allow Electric Scooters to be Parked on Sidewalks Lawfully

The City Council is considering amending the municipal code to allow scooters to be parked on City sidewalks. At its June 12th meeting, the Council will consider an amendment to the code. As part of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 5, 2018

Trader Joe's to Open at 23rd and Wilshire Blvd, Across from Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica

Just when you thought it was safe to drive down Wilshire Blvd, Trader Joes is eyeing a sight directly across the street from Whole Foods Market. Actually, our sources say a lease has been signed, and...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 5, 2018

Company Denies Massive Data Breach Underway at Early Warning Credit Reporting Agency

Update, 6/8: The Observer received the following message from Early Warning: "To confirm, no “massive data breach” occurred, as your headline states. You received multiple emails due to an error...

 
 By Nancy Kaufman    News    June 5, 2018

Gavin Newsom Poised to Succeed Jerry Brown as California Governor  

 Sunday, June 3rd, in a Hollywood nightclub, Academy, hundreds of fans assembled to witness lead runner for the Gubernatorial race, Gavin Newsom, in his "Courage for a Change," rally.   At 33 per...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 5, 2018

Drinking and Depressed, Kate Spade Hangs Herself With a Red Kate Spade Branded Scarf

Fashion designer Kate Spade hung herself with a Kate Spade scarf. First Responders found the fashion maven hanging from a doorknob and a scarf in her Manhattan apartment. She was 55 years old and...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 1, 2018

City of Santa Monica Study Session on City Budget Ignores Elephant in the Room

On Tuesday night, May 22, the Sant Monica City Council conducted a study session on the City's budget. Residents were invited to send in letters and share opinions in an open forum. The main problem...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 1, 2018

Latina Woman Racially Insulted for Being White in Santa Monica Parking Lot

Gina Fuentes, a longtime resident of Santa Monica and a person active in the local Latin community, says that she was verbally assaulted at Extra Space Storage on 3250 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica....

 
 By Obesity Society    News    June 1, 2018

SMPD Arrests Suspect in Curated Jewelry Store on Montana Avenue last February.

He said he had a bomb, then split with nothing, and now he'll do time. The SMPD says it has arrested a suspect in the robbery of a jewelry store on Montana Avenue on February 28, 2018. Robert Art...

 

Apparent Stabbing at 26th and Pico

6/3: Residents in the neighborhood of a liquor store at 2600 block of Pico Blvd posted on social media that a patron of the liquor store was stabbed Saturday night as he exited the building. The...

 
 By Harvey Weinstein    News    May 28, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Speaks: My Side of #metoo is "Women Want to be Taken"

My story has been smuggled past my handlers, across my ankle bracelet, over the objections of my attorneys, and to you, my mostly male fans and followers. I assume you've read the cascade of stories...

 

Los Angeles National Cemetery to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

VA Undersecretary of Memorial Affairs to give Keynote Address Join us in remembering and honoring the sacrifice of our nation's heroes at the Los Angeles National Cemetery's Annual Memorial Day...

 
 By Howard Hyde    News    May 28, 2018

Southern California Republican Women & Men Announce Endorsements for June 5th Ballot

At today's meeting the members of the Southern California Republican Women and Men voted by a two-thirds majority to endorse John Cox to be the next Governor of California, the Group announced. "We...

 
 By Kat Thomas    News    May 20, 2018

A DTLA Adventure with Bulletproof Café & King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Last week Edible Skinny was lucky enough to experience at day in Downtown Los Angeles at the Bulletproof Café and King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at California Science Center The day...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    May 20, 2018

Remains of an Ancient Civilization Discovered on Mars by NASA's Planet Surveyor

Photographs released by NASA's Australian Deep Space Monitoring facility, reveal the presence of an ancient settlement on Mars. Looking much like Roman ruins, the settlement on Cydonia Plains comes co...

 
 By Amy Fittipaldi    News    May 17, 2018

Criminals Force Us to Reconsider Santa Monica's Hedge and Fence Statutes

In June 2017 a house on the 200 block of our street (19th) the father and son were brutally stabbed by 2 men. The house where the father and son lived had 'a Santa Monica regulation height fence."...

 
 By Christine Peake    News    May 17, 2018

Renowned Best Selling Author Tom Zenner Delivers The Premiere Royal Wedding Book... 

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and the fabulous Meghan Markle will go down as one of THE glamour events of our lifetime. AND- it will be THE LAST Great Royal Wedding of our lifetime.  A true...

 

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