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Annenberg Conducts it's Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta

Annenberg Beach House conducted its 8th annual cardboard yacht races on Saturday. 47 teams participated. The results of the soggy sailing competition were as follows: Youth/Youth category, 1st place...

 

Is Santa Monica City Government Deliberately Neglecting Unsafe Conditions in Parking Garage 3 to Garner Support for Its Demolition?

August 25, 2021 - In an email addressed to the Santa Monica City Council and the Downtown Santa Monica Inc business improvement district, Promenade property owner John Alle described a Monday...

 

Curated Care Offers Vetted Options for After School Sitters, Date-night Sitters, Pod Teachers, and Tutors

CuratedCare.Com, an innovative NYC-based babysitting website that connects parents with a unique community of teachers and artists, is launching in Los Angeles. For five years, Curated Care has made...

 

St. Mark School in Venice - Focus on the Whole Child

St. Mark School in Venice is a gem of a Catholic school that fosters the development and education of the whole child while also providing opportunities to practice the faith through community...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 21, 2021

A Compton City Councilmember and Five Others Were Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud

A member of the Compton City Council was charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud and attempted bribery to win an election on August 13. Isaac Galvan, 34, is alleged to have managed to retain...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 7, 2021

Suspect in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Death on Santa Monica Boulevard Caught and Charged with Murder

August 4, 2021 - Santa Monica Police announced murder charges against Nicholas Ralph Sloan, the suspect involved in the hit-and-run fatal incident on Monday morning in the 3100 block of Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 5, 2021

Man Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver in Santa Monica

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica early Monday morning, Santa Monica police told reporters. The crash happened about 1 a.m. in the 3100 block of Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 2, 2021

Avoid Beaches Again, Says County, Including Santa Monica

July 28, 2021 - County health authorities are once again warning residents against going into the water at several Southland beaches, including from the Santa Monica Pier all the way up to Temescal....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    July 30, 2021

DA Gascon Actually Includes a Sentencing Enhancement for a Crime Committed in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon condescended to add a sentencing enhancement to a defendant accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a Korean woman in the middle of the day in...

 

Santa Monica Montessori School Now offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin or Spanish

This program will be offered as a part of the Montessori curriculum in our early childhood classrooms for children ages 3-6 years. Montessori discovered that children between the ages of 0-5 years...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2021

LA County to Reinstitute Mask Mandate Saturday, Announces Dept of Public Health

7/15 (AP) Los Angeles County reinstated a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This as LA county experienced an alarming increase in COVID-19...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2021

Another Covid Case in SamoHI Summer School, says SMMUSD in Email to Parents

Santa Monica High School has announced another Covid case among its students attending one of its summer programs. The text of the email is below. While 60% of adults in Los Angeles County have been...

 

Injured Elegant Terns Cared For in Long Beach After Barge Disturbed by 4th of July Fireworks

More than 30 Elegant Tern chicks that were startled off their nesting site in Long Beach Harbor are now in care at International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, reports an organization called Bird Rescue....

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

Forced prostitution examined in Art Exhibit "Zoya Cherkassky: Women Who Work"

Beginning Thursday, July 22, Fort Gansevoort will present Women Who Work, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Zoya Cherkassky. This online presentation is accompanied by a conversation between the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 6, 2021

Car to car shooting in Venice results in overturned vehicle, Death of Driver

A man was killed and a woman wounded in a car-to-car shooting in Venice early Monday morning, July 5. A gunman in a passing car shot into a white sedan near the corner of Brooks and 7th Street in...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

SM to Present 'Jobs for Green Economy' Workshop Series

The City of Santa Monica will be present an online, workshop series, "Calling All Trades: Jobs for a Green Economy," beginning July 7. The 8-part speaker series will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays,...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    July 2, 2021

LA County Reports that COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women Remain Low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19. Of the five new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were...

 

LAPD Makes Arrest in Tent Murder on the Venice Homeless Encampment

LAPD has announced that it has arrested a suspect in the bludgeoning murder of a homeless man inside a tent on the Venice Boardwalk Friday 6/25/21. The man died from blunt force trauma, meaning the...

 

Santa Monica Cancels 4th of July, Citing "Lingering Safety Concerns" over Crowds and Covid

In a typical year, Santa Monica has an Independence day celebration at Santa Monica College. It's held the Friday before the holiday, a result of local disgust with a number of murders on July 4th...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 25, 2021

Earthquake Rocks Westside Again, Friday Afternoon 1:20 PM

An apparent aftershock of the earthquake Tuesday was felt over a wide area of Southern California Friday afternoon, June 25 2021. The rolling motion did not cause any apparent damage. It came a few...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 24, 2021

Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Centered at LAX Rumbles Through the Westside

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake rumbled through southern California on Wednesday afternoon, centered just northeast of Los Angeles International Airport. The mainshake which hit at 5:11 pm PST, was felt...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 9, 2021

Rifle Found During DUI Multiple Car Crash in Ocean Park

On Tuesday morning, when most people were going back to work after the Memorial Day weekend, three youths, either drunk or on Xanax, crashed their Honda into a series of parked cars in the Ocean Park...

 

Suicide From 4th St. Overpass Snarls Freeway Traffic East and West for 2 Hours While SMPD Investigates

5/13: A homeless man jumped or fell from the 4th Street freeway overpass just before 2 pm on Thursday, police said. "The reporting party informed dispatch that they observed a male at the 4th Street...

 

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...

 

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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