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Aero Theater Presents French Film "Bresson Les Dames" on September 22, 2022

Theater manager Aaron Marker (how's that for destiny in a name?) puts up the Marquee at the Aero Theater on Montana Avenue and 14th Street. Marker invites the public to an evening of French film...

 

HUD VIP to Talk Fair Housing with Housing Commission & Public at Special Meeting Tonight

The Santa Monica Housing Commission cordially invites you to a special meeting with VIP guest Demetria McCain, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportun...

 

Slate of 4 Announced for Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board Election

A Brighter Future (ABF), a newly formed PAC, endorses four experienced parent leaders for the SMMUSD School Board election on November 8, 2022: - Angela DiGaetano- Esther Hickman- Stacy Rouse- Miles W...

 

Study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, or Turkish through National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Alexander Levin of Santa Monica studied Chinese (Mandarin) for six weeks through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI‐Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship. NSLI‐Y is a...

 

Up in Smoke: A special, and intimate Q&A session with two of the world's favorite comedians: Cheech And Chong.

One half of the stoner-hippie comedic duo Cheech and Chong, Richard "Cheech" Marin has become perhaps one of the most well-known and respected Chicano achievers in the world of entertainment. As an...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 10, 2022

Trial Concludes in $80 million For Cemetery Fund Misappropriation Against Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese

Trial has concluded in a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The trial is before Judge Elihu Berel in downtown LA. Berel will decide whether the Church is on the hook for paying...

 

Foreclosure Sale Features Medical Waste-Disposal Equipment from California Plant

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own medical waste disposal equipment, now is your chance. A medical waste treatment facility in Hesperia that opened just 5 years ago, has closed. The owners who...

 

Woke Cinderella: You're Invited to the Ball as Santa Monica Live Theater Returns From a Pandemic Break

"I attended the Morgan-Wixson Theatre production of Cinderella on opening night. This is an ambitious, diverse, non-traditional casting of this great musical. Santa Monica's Morgan Wilson Theatre was...

 

Job Fair at Santa Monica Place Will Be Heavy On Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants and Rentals. After All, This is a Tourist Town

Santa Monica Travel and Tourism and Santa Monica Place will host a job fair on Tuesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The fair will be held on the third floor Dining Deck. Businesses in attendance...

 
 By Observer Staff    Opinion    May 20, 2022

Vote of No Confidence in Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich

A Change.org petition seeks to express a public vote of no confidence in the Mayor: "The undersigned members of the Santa Monica community support a vote of no confidence in Mayor Sue Himmelrich for t...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 25, 2022

In #China, People are Starving For Food while Locked down In Their Apartment Blocks in #Shenzhen due to #Covid-19

A very vivid picture has emerged of mandatory lockdowns in Shenzhen Province. Sometimes called China's Silicon Valley, Shenzhen province has a population of 20 million people. The following is from a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 21, 2022

Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Killed in Action in Mariupol, Ukraine

During the fighting in the Mariupol region, the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, captain of the first rank Andrey Paliy, was killed. This was reported by the governor of Sevastopol Mikhail...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 11, 2022

SMPD Officers Arrest Homeless Man for Stabbing Another Man in front of the Salvation Army in Downtown Santa Monica

Homeless men often congregate in front of the Salvation army in Downtown Santa Monica. When one of them stabbed another, SMPD Officers were sent to investigate. The following is from their press...

 

"We had no choice but to invade Ukraine" Putin Speaks for First Time in 48 hours, to the Interpreters Union in Moscow

A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing the Interpreters Union discuss sanctions imposed on his country this morning Putin: "Russia becomes a part of the world economy. We are not...

 

Bernie Madoff's Sister and her Husband Found Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide

2/20/22 Bernie Madoff's sister and her husband died from gunshot wounds at their home, authorities said today. They added that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide. The Palm Beach Count...

 

Local Group Wins Preliminary Injunction Against the Demolition of Parking Structure 3 in Downtown Santa Monica

1.13.22: LASC Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ordered the City of Santa Monica not to demolish parking structure 3 and replace it with homeless housing, unless and until certain procedural requirements to...

 

Police Seek Hit and Run Driver Who Hit a Woman at 1 AM on Halloween Morning.

Update: The woman in this accident reportedly later died. The Santa Monica Police are appealing for the public's health in identifying a hit and run driver who struck a pedestrian an hour after...

 

Petition to Save Parking Structure 3 Gathers 5000 signatures.

Local Briefs A group of local residents and business people are trying to talk the City out of an ill considered plan to tear down a downtown Santa Monica parking structure, and replace it with...

 

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...

 

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