Week of February 23, 2024

Beach Warnings for Los Angeles County February 20, 2024

LA Department of Public Health

February 20, 2024 Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory Advisory for all Los Angeles County Beaches in Effect Until Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:00 am Due to current rainfall, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all water contact, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers due to potentially higher bacteria levels in these areas. This includes any runoff that may flow onto or pond on the beach sand. Ocean and bay recreational waters,...

On an Emotional Day, Los Angeles County Launches Pathway Home, takes 25 People off Santa Monica Streets....

Phil Brock, Santa Monica Mayor

We have actually reacted to the emergency declaration a year ago with three new initiatives since I became Mayor. 1. Pathway home. 2. The community health (psychiatric) van, and 3. The Step Court. I am very proud of making real strides against the plague of homelessness in our city. Today was the most emotional day of my time on City Council, because we launched the Pathway Home. Here's our press release about the program: Los Angeles County's Pathway Home program brought 25 people experiencing...

BREAKING NEWS: The Crowds Came Out For Author Scott Michael Nathan's Book Signing At Barnes and Noble

Christine Peake, PeakePRGroup.com

Hundreds of guests stood in line on Friday evening for a much coveted signed copy of Scott Michael Nathan's newly released 'The Big Book Of Bad Decisions. Friends, family and dedicated Tik Tok fans who had traveled from afar, came out to celebrate the author, who is also an established and respected photographer in the entertainment business. Stunning actress Kristen Dalton, looked effortlessly chic in a black suit as she read the book's Preface, followed by a hilarious and informative Q&A...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Amazon Rigged Its Website, Forcing Consumers To Pay More

    The Counterfeit Report

    February 15, 2024, Los Angeles, CA – Amazon rigged its website "Buy Box" to "routinely" push the overwhelming majority of consumers to pay more for items that could've been purchased at lower costs with equal or faster delivery time, says a class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs allege that the biased Buy Box algorithm drives customers to "reasonably" believe that featured items offer the best deal on the platform and that nearly 98 percent of Amazon sales are Buy Box featured items. "But they...

BREAKING NEWS: Reestablish a Lawful Community: Elect Jonathan Hatami for Los Angeles County District Attorney

Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff

February 1, 2024 - Can you imagine Santa Monica without drug addicts exposing themselves while you're waiting for a bus? Where vagrants are not allowed to take up residence in your garage? Where those who commit retail theft actually get charged and go to jail? Jonathan Hatami can imagine that. A veteran of the United States Armed Forces and a Los Angeles County prosecutor for the past seventeen years, Hatami is running for District Attorney, the job George Gascon has abdicated since taking the...

BREAKING NEWS: The Catastrophic Unintended Consequences of the Needle Exchange Program in Santa Monica Parks are Denied by Health Department Officials at Santa Monica Parks and Recreation Division Meeting

Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer

Editor's note: We received the following letter sent to Los Angeles County's top Department of Public Health officials from a Santa Monica resident: To Dr. Tsai and Dr. Ferrer, I've lived within two blocks of Reed Park for 25 years and lived firsthand the destruction of our commons under all sorts of "harm reduction," and decriminalization social experiments. I just caught Dr. Tsai's presentation to the Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commission and your answers to their excellent questions,...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Come to the Santa Monica Pier March 1 to March 3, 2024

    Mona Day, DineSeeTravel.com

    The inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival will land on the Santa Monica Pier for three days of food and wine festivities March 1st - March 3rd during the art festival Frieze Week Los Angeles which takes place February 26th - March 3rd. The festival will feature a mix of high-profile culinary and beverage talent, favorite local restaurants, and cultural initiatives with a lineup of 90 participating chefs. Participating restaurants include award-winning Neapolitan pizza restaurant...

  • The Daily Santa Monica Crime and Drug Video - February 22, 2024

    Santa Monica Coalition
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    Santa Monica's City Council thinks the city is just fine. One councilmember called the homeless residents and 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...