Santa Monica Observer - Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

HER LAUNCHES GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT WOMEN-OWNED RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES, SPONSORED BY DOORDASH

Following a groundbreaking collaborative event featuring women-owned restaurants across Los Angeles in January 2021 called 10 Days RE:Her, newly formed non-profit RE:Her today announced a Covid-19 relief grant program, sponsored by DoorDash. RE:Her...

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The Controversial Plaza Project Proposed at Arizona and 4th Street on Public Land is Dead

In an email sent by anti-development group Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City, victory was declared over the city's attempt to put a large mulit-use building on what is now mostly a...

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Over 50% of Students at SMMUSD Return to Campus

More than half of the students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have returned to campus for in-person instruction and the percentage is increasing daily, school officials said on...

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See Something, Say Something Results in Illegal Firearm Arrest

On May 8, 2021 at approximately 3:00 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to the 900 block of Georgina Avenue regarding a report of suspicious behavior involving two...

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Gun-Control California Schizophrenically Considers Removing Sentencing Enhancements for Use of a Firearm

The California Assembly's Public Safety Committee recently passed for additional consideration a bill that would gut the state's sentencing enhancements for the use of a gun during the commission of...

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Santa Monica Fire Chief Bill Walker to Leave Post June 4

Santa Monica Fire Chief Bill Walker announced on Tuesday he will be departing his post on June 4 to head up the City of Bedford Fire Department in Texas. A Southern California native, Walker has...

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The Ultimate Guide to Carlsbad, CA: The Best Places to Stay and Awesome Things To Do

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a trip for the whole family, Carlsbad is a beautiful place to get away and relax. Located in North County San Diego and less than a two-hour drive...

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Irvine Ranch Conservancy Hosts First Activity on New Mountain Bike Skills Course at City of Irvine's Portola Staging Area

Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) hosted its first public activity on the newly constructed Mountain Bike Skills Course at the City of Irvine's Portola Staging Area on Sunday, April 25. The new Mountain...

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When is the Best Time to Collect Social Security?

Ask Rusty – When Is the Best Time to Claim Social Security? Dear Rusty: I will be 64 in May of this year, and I'd like to know the best time to claim Social Security. Signed: Anxious to Retire Dear...

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Make an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets in Advance of Wildfire Season

With summer and warmer temperatures around the corner, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) reminds all pet owners to prepare for wildfire season. Preparing in advance...

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000...  Website

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Re-Opens with Summer

@ The Wallis, Celebrating the Return of In-Person Audiences While Maintaining Commitment to Health and Safety of Staff, Artists, And Patrons, Opens with World Premiere Performance of Tevye in New York! Slated for Late June Wallis Annenberg Center...

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We're looking for the Artist in You, Santa Monica: Students (and Others) Contribute to an Online Archive of "The Plague Year" - and Get Put on Public Posters

Paula Goldman is looking for the artist in you, Santa Monica. With a grant from the Art of Recovery, an initiative of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Goldman is tasked with the mission of seeking the...

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Creative Communal Makers Market returns on Sunday, May 23rd 11:00 am to 6:00 pm along Seaport Way PLUS MORE!

PCH Movies & Moonlight returns on Thursday, May 20th at sunset with a special feature of The Secret Life of Pets in partnership with bark! bark!. Movies are complimentary to the community;...

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Skirball Cultural Centerreopens to the public with SoCal debut of large-scale installationAI WEIWEI: TRACE May 15–August 1,2021

The Skirball Cultural Center announces that it will resume indoor museum operations this May with the Southern California debut of Ai Weiwei: Trace. Created by Ai Weiwei, one of China's most...

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What's New at the Morgan-Wixson Theater

Join us Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. for this unique coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy...

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Catalina Island Museum Presents the 34th Avalon Silent Film Showcase Featuring Blancanieves (2012)

The 34th annual Avalon Silent Film Showcase presented by Catalina Island Museum returns Saturday, May 15 with a screening of the award-winning Spanish film Blancanieves (2012). This year only the...

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The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories Offering Week-Long Teen Camps

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories is grabbing their spatula, putting on their chef hats and masks and re-opening their kitchen doors for in-person classes beginning June 14! Located on...

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Yes, Police May Still Use Less Lethal Projectiles in Los Angeles Despite Headlines to the Contrary

On Monday, May 10, a federal judge modified an earlier injunction restricting the Los Angeles Police Department's use of less lethal 40-millimeter and 37-millimeter projectile launchers as a means of...

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There's a Fungus Among Us: Scientists Discover Life On Mars. Maybe.

A new report on the Researchgate.com website reports on a group of US, European and Chinese researchers who believe the "blueberries" of Mars are not rock formations. They are actually hardy fungi,...

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SMPD Arrest Man Who Allegedly Tried to Kill His Girlfriend with a Knife

May 10, 2021 - The Santa Monica Police Department successfully apprehended a suspect wanted for attempted murder after he fled on foot Sunday evening. At approximately 8:44 pm, the police responded...

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After Homeless Removed From Echo Park, So Are 35.7 Tons of Their Solid Waste; Gun-Control California May Soften Gun Crime Laws and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Depp to get drafts of article at center of defamation case against Heard--WHAS Johnny Depp's lawsuit accusing his ex-wife Amber Heard of defamation enters its third year in court with a ruling that...

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