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 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2019 

SMPD Shoots Musician After he Rushes them in Alley Off Lincoln Blvd Sunday Morning

Early Sunday morning, Santa Monica Police were attacked by Wolfgang Mountford, 29, in an alley off Lincoln Blvd, near Grant Avenue. Police say the man rushed them, an officer pulled his sidearm and fi...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2019 

As State Legislature Considers Ban on Rat Poison, LA City Council Struggles with Rats, Typhus.

While California's biggest city deploys rat poison, the California State Legislature simultaneously considers a ban on rat poison. As former US Vice President Dan Quayle said, irony is pretty ironic...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 14, 2019

Federal Agents and NYPD Cops Arrest R Kelly on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

Federal agents and New York Police Department Detectives said that they have arrested Grammy award winning singer R. Kelly, on sex crime and kidnapping charges. On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 8, 2019

Main Street Independence Day Parade in Santa Monica Draws Crowds, quakes

Despite the earthquakes, Santa Monica conducted its annual parade on Thursday July 4, 2019. It lasted from 9:30 to 11 am. The 6.4 Richter scale temblor occurred at 10:19 am. The parade featured more...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 8, 2019

Major Earthquake Hits SoCal Region. Preliminary measurement 7.1

At 8:19 PM on July 5, 2019 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the same area, 17 km south west of Ridgecrest California. Given that it's magnitude was greater than the initial shake, this qualifies as the...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    July 6, 2019

Hometown Hero Tyler Skagg's Life Celebrated, after LA Angel Pitcher Dies at 27

On July 1, 2019, Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas. The LA Angels were visiting to play the Texas Rangers. The cause of death has yet to be...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 4, 2019

Mountain Lion Removed from Tahitian Terrace Trailer Park by LAPD Officers

Trailer Park residents called LAPD Officer Rusty Redican and his partner Earl Wright Monday, after sighting a mountain lion in The Tahitian Terrace mobile park. Officer Redican located the mountain...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 14, 2019

Break-In at 19th Street and Washington at 1:30 am Disturbs Three Women

Three women who live at 19th Street and Washington told Santa Monica Police that a man was living in their laundry room, and eventually broke into their apartment early Thursday morning, 6/13/2019....

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 7, 2019

Power Finally Restored at LAX: No Takeoffs Until 11 pm PST Wednesday Night

A power outage, or series of outages, caused the evacuation of terminals beginning on Wednesday at 6:20 pm. 310 Southwest flights were cancelled Wednesday night. Thursday morning at 6 a.m., the power...

 
 By Observer Staff    Science    June 3, 2019

Pets or Wild Animals Could Transmit Typhus to People in Los Angeles County

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health, confirms two cases of typhus in Santa Monica in the last year. He said they have found typhus in Santa Monica in the past, on rats, feral...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 3, 2019

Underground fire causes Electrical Power Outage Across a Wide Area of Santa Monica Thursday

Electrical power was out across a wide area of Santa Monica Thursday afternoon beginning just after 2 PM. Power was restored to some areas just after 5 PM Pacific standard time. Ground zero for the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 10, 2019

Shore Hotel Retroactively Seeks Coastal Commission Approval to Open as a Hotel

Somehow, the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica opened two years ago with a Coastal Commission permit. Wednesday, the hotel, which bills itself as sustainable and environmentally sensitive, will appear...

 

Armenians Rally In Front of Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles

World War 1 and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire ended 101 years ago. Yet the event is fresh in the minds of 200,000 Los Angeles County Armenians, For the 5th year in a row, they shut down Wilshire...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 1, 2019

Former Santa Monica Police Chief James Butts involved in Inglewood Car Crash

An LAPD motorcycle officer was thrown off his bike and into a fountain from a crash near USC. One of the vehicles that was involved appears to have been carrying the mayor of Inglewood. ABC News...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 25, 2019

SMFD Rescues Homeless Person Who Falls From Palisades Park at 1:30 am Tuesday

4/16/19: Santa Monica Fire Department says it rescued a homeless man who fell down the bluffs at 270 Palisades Beach Rd, and was trapped approximately 100 feet down the cliff. The SMFD had 4 engine co...

 

My Brother Dimitri C. Kemitch is missing. Have You Seen Him?

Hi Dear Editor, This is a recent picture of my brother, Dimitri C. Kemitch. His last known address was Orion St in Van Nuys. We last spoke on October 21,2018. We had a fight and he hung up on me. I...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 25, 2019

SMPD Officer Drowns While on Vacation in Kauai, Santa Monica Police Dept. Says

4/25 update: Alert from SM City Hall: SM Alert - Northbound 7th St. from Wilshire Blvd. to Washington Ave. and west/eastbound California Blvd. from Lincoln Blvd. to 6th Ct. will be closed today from...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 15, 2019

Suicidal Man Jumps From Santa Monica Parking Structure 5 in Third Such Suicide in 6 Months

4/11: Once again, a downtown Santa Monica parking structure has become the site of a suicide. Bystanders reported a hazmat team hosing blood from the street in front of Parking Structure 5 on 4th...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 9, 2019

Home Invasion Robbery Results in Charges Against 23 Year Old LA Resident

4/7/2019: Earlier today the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed charges on Brendan Bunnell, a 23-year old male, for a residential robbery. On April 2, 2019, at about 6:50AM SMPD...

 

Pali Senior Conducts Parenting Classes at Cornerstone Church for Girl Scout Gold Award Project

My daughter Natalie Schoemann, who is a Senior at Palisades Charter High School, recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. She put together a reading program to support parenting classes...

 

Local Girl Wins Title in Royal International Miss Pageant in Fullerton

2/17/19: On Sunday, Samantha Macklin competed in the Royal International Miss Pageant in Fullerton CA. She walked away with the title "Queen of RIM's Miss West Coast Jr. Teen." Samantha has been...

 

Fitdog Adoption Event Smooches 4 Pooches Results in Dog Adoptions and Fun

This past Saturday, 2/9, Fitdog hosted its fourth annual Smooches 4 Pooches event, benefitting Adopt & Shop and Operation Blankets of Love. Adopt & Shop brought dogs to be adopted, while Operation...

 

The Gaslamp to 'take a chance' on The ABBA Show on March 16, Tribute Bands and the Original

LONG BEACH, CA (02/04/19) Marie-Claire Follett was a teenager in London looking for a singing job when she auditioned for a spot in an ABBA tribute band. She got the gig all right, and something else...

 

Call for City's Social Services Commission to Resign over The People Concern scandal

At the Commission's 1/28/19 meeting multiple speakers expressed their frustration with the Commission's reluctance to act. Public comments by Olga Zurawska are below. The Santa Monica Social Services...

 

Pedestrian Dragged 3 Blocks In Horrific Fatal Expo Line Accident Tuesday Morning

The 17th Street Expo line station was the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday. Police have not yet identified the victim. It was unclear whether the pedestrian was chasing after the train, or just...

 

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