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 By David Ganezer    News    April 23, 2019

Roofer or Welder Starts Fire at Notre Dame de Paris, Building Seems Intact, but Heavily Damages

A fire linked to renovation work of the 870 year old Catholic cathedral, broke out after a welder applied a blowtorch to lead paneling sitting on dry wood. "Repairs to the lead roof required welding...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 20, 2019

Santa Monica High School Choir Performed at Notre Dame de Paris 3 Days Before Fire

4/15/2019: Santa Monica High School Choir performed at Notre Dame de Paris on Friday April 12, 2019, just 60 hours before a great fire that heavily damaged the cathedral. They may have been the last...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 15, 2019

Downed Power Lines After Transformer Sparks Out at 11th Street and Idaho Ave in Santa Monica

4/14/2019: Idaho Avenue was closed and high voltage power lines lay on the ground in one Santa Monica neighborhood. The explosion and power outage began just before 10 am PST. "I saw flames bouncing a...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 29, 2019

Over 15,000 runners complete the 2019 Los Angeles marathon

10,000 runners completed the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday morning March 24, 2019. Security was tight and spectators were not allowed within one block of the finish line, probably to avoid a repeat...

 
 By David Ganezer    Sports    March 21, 2019

LA Marathon Runs to the Sea Sunday Morning, March 24 2019

The LA Marathon will wend it's way to the finish line at Ocean Avenue and the California Incline Sunday morning, March 24th. The starting pistol is at 7 am, so runners should start cross the line abou...

 
 By David Ganezer    Schools    March 4, 2019

SamoHi Wins LA Regional Science Bowl, Defeating UniHi and Arcadia High at JPL

This Saturday February 23, 2019 Santa Monica High Schools Ocean Science Bowl Team won the 20th Annual Los Angeles Regional Competition at JPL in Pasadena. "Team members included Ireland Neville, Ryan...

 

Video: #Geyser on #PCH as Truck Shears Fire Hydrant Early Wednesday Morning in Santa Monica

Pacific coast highway was closed in both directions in Santa Monica on Wednesday morning. Traffic accident just south of the California incline and caused a 200 foot Kaiser to appear above Palisades...

 

Cal Fire Clears PG&E of Liability for Napa Fire, Blaming a Private Electrical Facility Instead

Sacramento - Cal Fire has essentially exonerated Pacific Gas & Electric from liability for the fire that destroyed parts of Napa, California. This xould mean that PG&E, the State's largest...

 

Gleam Davis Elected New Santa Monica Mayor

In an action about as surprising as 25 SM Paramedics and firemen rushing to rescue a homeless guy sleeping on the corner of 7th and Arizona, Gleam Davis was elected Santa Monica Mayor. The Harvard...

 

CSUDH Physicist Kenneth Ganezer, 65, Dead from Vascular Dementia in Los Angeles

Professor Kenneth Ganezer died Thursday of complications from Vascular Dementia. He was just 65. He was a kind and gentle man and teacher, who will be missed by his many friends and students. Ken was...

 

City Loses Voting Rights Lawsuit Filed by Pico Neighborhood Association, Tentatively

In a Superior Court lawsuit filed by the Pico Neighborhood Association against the City of Santa Monica, Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelas has issued a Tentative ruling against the City. She...

 

Fire Sale: Santa Monica Hotels fill with Malibu and Calabasas Refugees

Streets in Santa Monica were filled with refugees from Malibu and communities immediately north which were affected by the Woolsey and West Hills fires. The fires could be seen reflecting off the wate...

 

Entire City of Malibu Under Mandatory Evacuation, as Woolsey Fire Burns Toward the Pacific.

If you were thinking of driving to Ventura County today, think again. The entire city is under mandatory evacuation order fas the Woolsey Fire burns South toward the ocean. From the roof of our condo...

 

Observer Recommendations for Santa Monica Election Nov. 6th: Time for a Change

At the Santa Monica Observer, we received not one dollar in city funds for advertising the last two years. No candidate this year has placed even one ad with us yet. Trust me, we have no friends at...

 

SamoHi Key Club Fundraises for Cedars-Sinai Hospital Pediatric Trauma Center

"The Key Club is an international service organization," explained Phil Brock, from the Kiwanis Club. "The SamoHi Key Club was established over 100 years ago. Our overall purpose is to better the...

 

At 15, Stephen Miller was no longer Eating Glue. He Was Protesting Against Leftism at Samohi

I was Steve Miller's first boss. He wrote an anti-Freshman Seminar for me. This was long after he was in third grade, and apparently eating glue, according to a third grade teacher recently suspended...

 

Alt Car Expo to Rock the Socket! An interview with the woman behind the Alt Car Expo

Boasting the largest collection of hydrogen, electric and hybrid vehicles in the region, the 13th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo will return to Santa Monica on October 12-13, 2018 with brand...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 7, 2018

Why Won't Any of the Incumbents Talk About Crime? It's All Residents Talk About

It’s shaping up to be a weird and wild election season, despite the fact that the City Council incumbents will walk into their 40th terms as City Council members. Surprise! It may not count, as the...

 

Disrupting Snail Mail: What if Direct Mail Behaved Like a Digital Channel?

The digital age has rewritten the script for (some would call it disrupted) industries from newspapers to automobiles. What about direct mail, those advertisements on pieces of actual paper one sorts...

 

Seeking a Meditation Get Away? The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica Has an App for that. And a Garden

The Shore Hotel has launched a Meditation Garden, which sync's with an app called StopBreatheThink. We asked the hotel's General Manager Gerry Peck, why a first class hotel on bustling Ocean Avenue,...

 

Santa Monica Conservative KM Synagogue Honors Benefactor on his 100th Birthday

He has lived for 100 years and in that time, escaped the Nazis, started a successful textile business, and funded a synagogue in Santa Monica. Mostly, Jack Nomberg is thankful for everything. Nomberg...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    August 16, 2018

Santa Monica City Council Approves Extensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

8/14: Concerned about the effect on marine wild life, the Santa Monica City Council has tightened existing law banning plastic. The City will require restaurants and those selling food to go, to...

 

Armen Melkonians and Kate Bransfield Visit City Clerk to Petition for City Council Race

Santa Monica for Renters Rights have had a near lock on City council elections since the group was founded in 1979. Are local voters finally fed up enough by the non stop construction, traffic and...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    July 20, 2018

"We multi-screen, we engage, we plan. That's How a Brand Connects, Disrupts, and Gets Noticed."

14 years ago, Nicole Levings graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in business and marketing, and began her career in advertising. She has always worked with "creative agencies on...

 

Sports Writer Mitch Chortkoff, 78 Dies in Hospice. Memorial Services Monday

Update: Services will be held on Monday July 23, 2:00 pm at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles Sportswriter Mitch Chortkoff died Wednesday in...

 

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