Week of May 18, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Colombian President Accused of Extortion; Cubans Fighting Ukraine for Putin; Drug Cartels Decide Elections in Mexico and Other Stories: Interamerican Watch Newsletter

Interamerican Institute for Democracy

Argentina Javier Milei inaugurated the bust of Carlos Menem in the Casa Rosada: "he was the best President of the last 40 years" At the entrance to the Casa Rosada, in the center of the Hall of Honor, the bust of Carlos Saúl Menem smiles unmistakably. His sculpture is the only one of the twenty images of presidents that does not look serious or solemn....Read more >> Source: clarin.com Colombia Gustavo Petro Campaign: the mysterious chapter about the plane for the campaign The authorities'...

Instagram Influencer Flashes her Breasts in Front of Shocked Bystanders at NYC-Dublin portal installation. Display Shut Down

Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer

An Instagram influencer flashed her chest in front of bystanders peering through a portal installation at the NYC-Dublin exhibition. Viewers looking through the portal in Dublin were left stunned after the woman pulled up her top in an effort to go viral on Instagram. The portal was temporarily shutdown "due to inappropriate behavior," reported the Irish Times. Needless to say, reaction on Twitter was swift and not always positive. "Tell me you've never had a father figure without telling me...

Beach Warnings for Los Angeles County May 16, 2024

LA Department of Public Health

May 16, 2024 Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters: BEACH AREA WARNINGS: Malibu Pier in Malibu 100 yards up and down the coast from the pier. Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach The entire swim area. Mothers Beach in Marina Del Rey The entire swim area. Malibu Lagoon at Surfrider Beach...

BREAKING NEWS: A Royal Black Tie Affair!  The Sixth Annual Notte di Savoia Spring Charity Gala 2024! 

Rachel Danielle Ganz, Observer Staff Writer

On Saturday evening April 13, 2024, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Chivalry for Children'sCauses, Notte Di Savoia Los Angeles 2024 Spring Charity Gala, Invitation only was held at The Downtown Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street, Los Angles. Both the Prince of Italy His Royal Highness Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice, Prince of Piedmont, Princess Marina of Savoy, and Prince Dimitri ofYugoslaviaare were charming hosts to this elegant affair! This was the fifth year...

BREAKING NEWS: While Crime and Homelessness Take Over the City, Elected Leaders Waste Time Discussing the Middle East

Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude

May 15, 2024 - Last night the Santa Monica City Council devoted slightly over three hours in a 9-⅓ hour meeting to the topic of the Gaza conflict in the Middle East. Freshman councilmember Jesse Zwick had brought forward a resolution calling for a "negotiated bilateral ceasefire" in the military actions Israel is conducting to root out the terrorist organization Hamas. Hamas broke the previous ceasefire on October 7, 2023, brutally raping, torturing, and murdering Israelis and other citizens,...

Hey Jesse Zwick, maybe do something about this rotating encampment of mentally ill and addicted people before you tackle the Middle East?

Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer

Dear Council, I knew it was just a matter of time before the virtue-signaling, radical left-wing of the Council, as embodied by the clueless Jesse Zwick, felt the need to "be heard" on Gaza. Typical hubris! As if anybody cares what Santa Monica thinks about it, as if it will change anything in the Middle East, as if Jesse Zwick has any understanding of the issue. Rabbi Gotlieb summed up the reasons why the city shouldn't wade into it well (https://www.smobserved.com/story/202...

MIT President Gives Mealy-Mouthed Excuse for Finally Closing Down Pro-Gaza, Antisemitic Encampment that Violated Every Institute Rule

Alyssa Erdley, Alumnus MIT and Observer Staff

May 10, 2024 - Today we received a press release from Sally Kornbluth, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explaining why she had called police in early this morning to take down (finally) a provocative and disruptive pro-Gaza (pro-Hamas terror organization) encampment that had planted itself in the Kresge courtyard - a central point connecting the student dorms, the student center and cafeterias, and the classroom buildings. The encampment, she admits in her statement, was...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Hepatitis A Outbreak in Los Angles County Homeless Population

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    May 13, 2024 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A infections. Public Health has identified five cases among people experiencing homelessness since mid-March 2024. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection that can be spread from person-to-person even before they feel sick. The infection is caused by the hepatitis A virus, which is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Individuals that are unhoused are at...

  • The Daily Santa Monica Crime and Drug Video - May 17, 2024

    Santa Monica Coalition

    Santa Monica's City Council thinks the city is just fine. One councilmember called the homeless residents our neighbors, their wants and desires equivalent to those of people who pay rent and pay taxes. The 'freedom' of some, most of whom suffer from drug addiction and mental illness, to live in filth, disease and to commit crimes with impunity, is valued over the ability of the rest of society to live healthy lives in law and order. Watch the videos shot and distributed by the Santa Monica...

  • Denise Devine Remembered

    Lauren Devine, Her Cousin

    On May 6, 2024, Denise Devine passed unexpectedly, and far too soon. Denise was the beloved daughter of Diane and Ron Devine, a cherished sister to Angela Devine, and half-sibling to Jason, Allie, and Ashley. Denise held dear roles as granddaughter, niece, aunt, and cousin to her many family members, who will deeply feel her absence. She leaves behind countless cherished friendships and will be remembered for her warmth and generosity. Above all, Denise was a loving mom to her children, Nolan...