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Man Arrested for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Two Santa Monica McDonald's

The SMPD has arrested a man for throwing Molotov cocktails at two Santa Monica McDonald's restaurants. Prosecutors have charged Korie Schmidt, 31, with possession of an explosive device. He is being...

 

Homeless Man Sentenced to 22 years for Shooting at Venice Bar

A 48-year-old man was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for shooting a bar patron during an argument at a Venice bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Robert Leo Mewhorter,...

 

Joanne Bonner Leavitt Memorial Service to be held January 19th at the Church in Ocean Park

"Many of you have already heard that our friend Joanne Leavitt passed away on December 22, 2019," writes Louise Jaffe, SMC trustee. "I want to make sure you have the opportunity to join in fellowship...

 

Metrolink Offers $10 Tickets to Downtown For Women's Day, January 18 2020

Metrolink is offering people of both genders, $10 tickets to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday January 18th. The regional train service provider has struggled for passengers in a region where cars are...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

Calendar: Fairview Library Presents Music and Movement at the Library

Join us for a musical story time that will have little ones singing and dancing along as they learn important early literacy concepts at the Fairview Library on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 3:30 pm....

 

Firemen Put Out Dumpster Fire That Scorches 3 Floors of the Huntley Hotel

The Santa Monica Fire Dept. reports that it saved a 20 story hotel, the Huntley Hotel, from becoming fully engulfed in flames on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the trash bins behind the hotel,...

 

SMPD Arrests 3 Young Men for October 15th Carjacking

On October 15, 2019 a group of three males carjacked a victim in the area of 17th and Bryn Mawr Ave, writes SMPD PIO Lt. Candace Cobarrubias. One of the suspects used a handgun and pointed it at the...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

Rats Invade Santa Monica Place; Community Invited Nevertheless

Santa Monica Place commemorates the Year of the Rat with an annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, January 25 from 2 – 5 p.m. Hosted by comedian Paul "PK" Kim, celebrations will include...

 

Electrical Problems Cause 3 Green Shuttle Buses to Burn at LAX

Investigators say electrical problem sparked blaze that engufed three propane-powered buses Saturday night, December 20th. The fire began in the "LAXit" lot at Los Angeles international airport....

 

SMPD Arrest in Nov. 16th Assault on Elderly Woman on 7th Street, South of Pico Blvd

"We had an attack on an elderly woman on November 16 when she was walking home from a local store," writes Lt. Candice Cobarrubias, SMPD. "Our detectives identified the suspect and made the arrest...

 

City of Santa Monica Announces Settlement with AIRBNB in Civil Lawsuit

The City of Santa Monica just announced a settlement with AIRBNB. AIRBNB is a website and smart phone App that permits tenants to sublease their homes as temporary vacation rentals. Demand for...

 

City Arrests Suspect in Attacks on Elderly Residents, Including One at Lincoln and Wilshire

An 87 year old man reportedly suffered a violent blow to his head delivered by another male pedestrian. The assailant and victim were walking at the intersection of Lincoln and Wilshire on Saturday...

 

Peggy Ann Martin McIntyre of Santa Monica

Peggy Ann Martin McIntyre of Santa Monica died Wednesday Nov 20, 2019 at NVM Comfort Homes in Granada Hills. She was the wife of the late Carl McIntyre. She was born in Bell, CA on December 28, 1936....

 

Mrs. Sundquist Goes to San Jose: Local Girl Joins Local Guides for Google Maps

Santa Monica resident and travel blogger, Ashley Sundquist was selected to attend Google's Connect Live 2019 summit on November 14-16 in San Jose, California. The annual summit was held at Google's...

 

Police Apprehend Robbery Suspect after he Flees Brentwood Apt., Crashes into Building on Montana Avenue

Update, 8:30 PM: Police apprehended one suspect and are searching for a second. "They're having a debrief with all the officers. One of the cops just told me they found the suspect hiding in a yard 5...

 

Squirrel crawls into transformer at Lincoln and Washington, causing power outage.

Update 6 PM PST electrical power has been restored to all areas. A power outage at Lincoln and Washington extending over at least eight square city blocks began at about 4 p.m. on Monday, November...

 

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Files First Investigative Genetic Genealogy Case in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that a 64-year-old man has been charged with the murders of two women using investigative genetic genealogy to help solve the...

 

SMPD Arrests Rogelio Bobadilla, 28, for DUI for Striking and Killing a Pedestrian Sunday

On November 17, 2019 at approximately 12:50 am, a vehicle struck an elderly pedestrian in a marked crosswalk in the intersection of 5th and Arizona. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the...

 

Santa Monica Pier Evacuated Due to Lightning

The City of Santa Monica issued the following alert through its electronic system at 9:30 am on Wednesday morning: An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please...

 

As City Council Extends Scooter Rules, SMPD Gets Traffic Safety Grant

11/13: The Santa Monica City Council voted to extend Santa Monica’s Shared Mobility Pilot Program. You may recall that Bird started putting its scooters in Santa Monica without first obtaining any...

 

Homeless Man Arrested For Stabbing Another Homeless Man in DTSM on 11/06/19

A homeless man named Jalen Perrot, 27, was arrested for stabbing a second homeless man in the 700 block of Santa Monica. The stabbing took place around 6 pm November 6, 2019. Perrot was arrested the...

 

Transient Sentenced to Life in Prison For 2016 Westlake Fire That Killed Five People

A 25-year-old transient was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing five people after he set fire to a vacant building in the Westlake District three years...

 

Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Ribbon Cutting

SM Homeopathic Pharmacy celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, October 29th 2019. In 1944, Norman and Mary Litvak felt it was "their patriotic duty to serve people by...

 

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's Replacement Terminated by US Troops, Tweets Trump

Being the apparent successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a lifetime appointment, but you might not live very long. Bagdadi's successor is also dead, President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. According...

 

Photo of a Wedding Rehearsal Near Sonoma Captures the Kincaide Fire

Karna Roa shot the photo of her career on Saturday at a rehearsal dinner in Sonoma County. Curtis and Katie Furland, a couple from Chicago were rehearsing for their wedding, wearing masks over their f...

 

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