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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...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 10, 2021

21 Year Old With A Gun Tries to Pick Up Women on Main Street

5/2: Santa Monica Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Bay Street to investigate an assault with a gun. \When officers arrived on scene at 1:30 AM, they met with two women...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 5, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates Announce that they are getting Divorced, after 27 years of Marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates jointly announced Monday that they will end their 27 year marriage. In a tweet from Bill Gates' account signed by the couple, the Gateses said that the decision came after a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 3, 2021

SoCal Gas Distributes Letter to Lipton and Stanford Area Residents About Gas Leak, Power Outage

SoCal Gas Company has distributed a letter to local residents around the area of the gas line disruption, informing them of when their electricity and power might be restored. Without committing, it...

 

Three Small Earthquakes Shake LAX Starting at 4:40 am Monday Morning.

The Westside felt a series of earthquakes on Monday morning, April 5th 2021. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.0 magnitude quake hit at 4:40 am, just east of Los Angeles International...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 5, 2021

California Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30, 2021

4/2/21 – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to extend the eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. He said the law was intended to help "millions of Californians struggling as a result of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 25, 2021

SMPD Arrests 3 Illegal Immigrants for Catalytic Converter Theft in LA Area

3/22: The Santa Monica Police have announced that they have arrested three suspected Catalytic Converter theives in Santa Monica. The men, LA Residents, were charged with crimes ranging from...

 

52 Year Old Santa Monica Man Arrested for Kidnapping His Girlfriend

On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at about 7:32 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to an apartment building in the 1400 block of Lincoln Blvd regarding a female victim who...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 19, 2021

Santa Monica Woman Goes Missing From 1700 Ocean Avenue on March 15th

Update, 3:30 pm March 18: "God is so good. Literally just received a text that Sharelle has been found-- safe and alive. I do not have any additional details right now but the heaviness that was on...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 17, 2021

Two Men Stab Couple on Grant Street, Attempt to Steal Her Purse

The Santa Monica Police Dept. has appealed for the public's assistance in finding two African American suspects who stabbed a couple in an attempt to snatch a purse. The women was treated at a local...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 15, 2021

Target Opens New Location at 5th Street and Broadway in Santa Monica

Some people pronounce the discount retailer as Tar-jay, as if it were French. But it any case, the discount retailer is opening a second store in Santa Monica. A new Target store has opened in place...

 

Sheriff's Deputy Tom Albanese, 41, Killed in Traffic Collision in Lakewood

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept announced today that a 41 year old Sheriff's deputy was killed in a traffic collision in Lakewood. Their press release follows: On Thursday, February 25, 2021,...

 

Thick Fog Pictured Rolling Into Santa Monica Bay Monday Evening

Local resident Steve Beauregard caught this photo of fog rolling into Santa Monica Bay Monday evening. The fog was unusually think and marked a change in the weather from unseasonably warm, to windy,...

 

Ferris Wheel Participates in National Covid Memorial Night January 19, 2021

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. EST, a ceremony in Washington D.C., will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost to COVID-19. Cities and...

 

City Manager Lane Dilg Quits, Will Stay on Until April

Lane Dilg has resigned as acting Santa Monica City Manager, she announced on the City's website Monday evening. Dilg had served as City Attorney for 3 years. She was promoted to acting City Manager...

 

LAPD Arrests 20 Year Old Who Pointed Laser Pointer at Police Helicopter

A 20 year old man in West Hollywood was arrested after pointing his green laser pointer at police, including patrol cars and a vehicle. The arrest was announced on Twitter, by the LAPD's Hollywood...

 

Babylon Bee: Tower of Missing Trump Votes Found in Utah Desert

In a story too funny not to repost, the Babylon Bee thinks it knows why Trump lost the 2020 Presidential election. The satirical publication has theorized that the Utah Monolith is actually...

 

Brush Fire Closes 10 Freeway at Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica

The SMFD responded to a brush fire on the side of the Santa Monica freeway. This closed the interstate at Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica, according to an alert from the City of Santa Monica. The area...

 

Facebook Says Dissemination of Positive Information About Trump Violates Community Standards, blocks link to ResultsMatter.info

When Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, his opponents were dumbfounded. How could this television personality, a veritable buffoon, have defied conventional wisdom and every...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 7, 2020

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 of Throat Cancer. Guitarist founded Van Halen with his brother.

Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday morning after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65. This according to a tweet from the guitarist's son Wolfgang Van Halen, who sent the following tweet this...

 

Liveblogging the Debate: Challenger Joe Biden v. President Donald J. Trump

Moderator Christ Wallace: Good evening from the Case Western Reserve University, for the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 2 minute answer to each question, then open discussion. I can...

 

SMPD Arrests Two Suspects for George Floyd Looting of REI Store

The Santa Monica Police Department has announced the arrest of two suspects in the looting of the REI store in downtown Santa Monica, following the George Floyd riots. SMPD was heavily criticized for...

 

Target on 16th and Wilshire set to open October 25th

According to a sign on the door the former location of Staple's office supplies, will soon reopen as a Target city store. This is also reflected on the Staples.com Upcoming Stores page. The store,...

 

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