LA County Sheriff Villanueva In a War of Words With LA City Councilman Mike Bonin

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared Monday that the LASD would clear the large homeless encampments from Venice Beach by July 4, over the objections of City Council member Mike Bonin....

Despite Covid Restriction, Millions of Passengers will Pass Through LAX this Summer

Unlike last summer where the entire country was stuck at home, millions of Americans are expected to travel during the summer of 2021. Many will be expected to travel to Los Angeles, where the Santa...

As Covid Restrictions Ease, Santa Monica High School Conducts 2021 Graduation

SamoHi's first 2021 graduation was on a gorgeous day, as California loosened its Covid restrictions. There are still many rules to follow for everyone's safety. We were all sent the guidelines ahead...

Protest Rally to Be Held to Save Samohi's History Building on Saturday morning, June 12

A group of parents, residents, and alumni are opposing the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board's decision to demolish the historic History building, circa 1930s, and use bond money to...

City Manager Just Says No to Pickleball

At first the city simply wouldn't help the pickleball players set up their courts. Then they pushed them out of the courts they'd been setting up on their own. And now they won't let them even do...

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City Council Gives Green Light to Main Street Summer Closures Plan

A pilot program calling for the closure of portions of Main Street during summer weekends has received the green light from the Santa Monica City Council despite complaints from residents that it is...

How Much Do You Know about the American Flag? Flag Day is June 14

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11 -- It is said that the flag of the United States was designed by Betsy Ross, a seamstress who lived in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. But, according to PBS,...

Do You Need Social Security? Religious Dissenters Often Claim Exemptions From Social Security Taxes

In 2020 over 64 million Americans were collecting Social Security. The National Institute for Retirement Security (NIRS)has reported that Social Security is the only income source for 40 percent of...

Letter to the Editor: Support SB 519 to Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs in Order to Help Veterans

As an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, I witnessed countless tragedies during my three deployments. After leaving the army and working in finance, I was drinking heavily and fell into a deep depression....

School Board Lies About Classroom Size. History Building Need Not Go "because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms"

Dear School Board -You all have repeatedly stated that the History Building must be torn down because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms shapes and sizes. This is a lie. After staff said they...

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California Senate Says We Should Just Deal with Drug-Users Slugging Us in the Park, Passes Law to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs 21-16

Courtesy of the brainiac who is pushing to densify our neighborhoods, California State Senator Scott Wiener, Senate Bill 519 to legalize psychedelic drugs, including LSD, was approved by the state's...

Annenberg Community Beach House Announces it will Reopen Post Covid on June 15, 2021

Beachgoers, paddle-boarders and residents are invited to reopening of the beloved house of fun By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Beachgoers, surfers, sun-worshipers, paddle boarders, fun-seekers...

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New City Manager Rene Bobadilla Declines City Job Offer

When in the Course of Human Events, a guy who grew up in San Gabriel Valley applies for the top job in Santa Monica, and gets offered it along with $440,000 a year, health care for himself and his...

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