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 By Observer Staff    News    November 19, 2018 

LA County Sheriff's Dept Announces Repopulation of Malibu East of Las Virgenes Road

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Sunday evening that it would allow the repopulation of most areas impacted by the #WoolseyFire - effective Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:00 A.M....

 

Malibu Schools Closed Through Thanksgiving Weekend, Including Malibu High School, says SMMUSD

SMMUSD Schools in Malibu are closed to the end of Thanksgiving weekend due to the Fire. They will reopen on Monday, November 26th. Most of the City of Malibu is still under evacuation order, wrote...

 

San Quentin Investigating Two Apparent Suicides of Death Row Inmates

SAN QUENTIN – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are investigating the deaths of two condemned inmates that occurred over the weekend. On Friday night at about 11:15...

 

SM Landmarks Commission to Consider Historic District for 11th Street Bungalows

On Monday, November 12th the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission will decide whether to designate a handful of Craftsman-style bungalows on 11th Street to become the City's fourth historic district....

 

Uber Driver Kidnaps 4 Passengers in Santa Monica, Police Pursuit to Montana Follows

The ghouls and goblins were not the only one's threatening Santa Monica revelers on Halloween. The Uber drivers were pretty bad, too. Wednesday at about 6:43 p.m. the SMPD responded to a radio call...

 

Prisoner Serving 5 Years for Armed Robbery, Escapes from California Men's Prison at SLO

SAN LUIS OBISPO - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for inmate David Gray Hall, who was found missing this morning during count from California...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 4, 2018

Another Homeless Man Murdered in Tongva Park Wednesday Evening: SMPD

A murder in Tongva Park last night, the third murder in Santa Monica this year, resulted in an arrest. Santa Monica Police did not release any information about the victim, including his name or...

 

Police Investigate Connection Between Homeless Slayings in LA and Homeless Man Found Dead Under SM Pier

9/20/2018: The Santa Monica Police have discovered a body underneath the 100 year old Santa Monica Pier. Thursday morning at about 6:40 a.m., SMPD responded to a radio call for service regarding a...

 

SMC, Westside Ballet and 37,000 Pounds of Trash Collide on Los Angeles County Beaches

Heal the Bay conducted its 29th annual cleanup day on Saturday, September 15th. "Our final totals are in for our 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day," said the group in a press release. Some 13,342...

 

Samohi Hall of Fame and Samohi Distinguished Alumni Inducted at Elks Club Brunch

Samohi inducted new members into the ranks of the Samohi Hall of Fame and Samohi Distinguished Alumni. A celebratory brunch was held at the Santa Monica Elks Lodge at 1040 Pico Blvd on Sunday,...

 

IFTA's Jean Prewitt and MPAA's Charles Rivkin at American Film Market in November

 9/12/18 The American Film Market (AFM) has announced today the expansive programming lineup for its Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which will feature international...

 

Actor Vince Vaughn Charged with DUI in Manhattan Beach Checkpoint

Actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after he was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach earlier this summer, the Los Angeles County District...

 

Heal the Bay Launches Online Water Quality Forecasting System

Santa Monica, 8/22: With beach season in full swing, environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay today launched the Beach Report Card mobile application, which offers beach water-quality predictions each mor...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2018

Loews Hotel and it's Flower Shop Pony Up Minimum Wages to Pay Employees

They charge $800 a night for their smallest rooms, but the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica apparently wasn't paying all their illegal alien labor, the $15 or so an hour the law guarantees them. The Santa...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2018

Statue of the Virgin Mary Vandalized at Saint Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica

The statue of the Virgin Mary that stands at the corner of 7th Street and California Avenue was vandalized early Friday morning. Someone tagged the statute with yellow paint, possibly between 1 and 5...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 13, 2018

Over the Line: Bowling Alley Doomed by Developer, Last of its Kind on Westside

You were over the line, Smokey The bowling alley across Pico Blvd from the Santa Monica Civic Center will be bowled over by a wrecking ball next year, and replaced by a mixed-use apartment complex....

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 9, 2018

Los Angeles Launches Anti Aging Plan to Combat Prejudice Against the, Err, Elderly

What a drag it is, getting older. Well, you can ride the MTA busses for 35 cents (Santa Monica Busses are 50 cents after 55, still a major discount). Anyway, on August 6th, 2018, the County and City...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 9, 2018

Armen Melkonians and Kate Bransfield Decide Not to Run for City Council, Citing CVRA Lawsuit

Former City Council candidate and Facebook maven Armen Melkonians has decided not to run for City Council. His former slate mate, Kate Bransfield has made the same decision. They issued the following...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 3, 2018

Why I'm Running for SM Rent Control Board by Naomi Sultan/ Nicole Susan Phillis

Why I'm Running for Rent Control Board by Naomi Sultan Hello everyone - This is my first time running for public office and I would like to introduce myself and explain what I'm about. I am a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 3, 2018

Fires Burn 560,000 Acres in California, Destroy Over 1800 Structures including homes

Whether it's global warming or just seasonal, this has been a particularly bad fire season in California. Sections of a major city, Redding, have burned. In Mendocino, life in another urban area has...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 29, 2018

British Snowboarder Ellie Soutter dies of apparent Suicide at 18

British Snowboarder Ellie Soutter has died of an apparent suicide. She was just 18 years old. "She was in great spirits and was really just the lovely Ellie that she is. You could never have...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 29, 2018

Santa Monica & Malibu Give Beachgoers Free Sunscreen From Kiosks. No, Seriously

7/25/18: A new program at Santa Monica and Malibu beaches this summer will give away sunscreen, UCLA announced today. Fifty free sunscreen kiosks will be installed this summer in the 2 beach cities, w...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 25, 2018

LAPD Now Admits They Shot & Killed Manager at Trader Joes, In an Accident

Trader Joe's store assistant manager Melyda Corado was unintentionally shot by guns Los Angeles police officers fired, during a chase and shootout with a suspect at a Trader Joes in Silver Lake Saturd...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 25, 2018

Demi Lovato Said to be in "Persistent Vegetative State" after Drug Overdose

Singer Demi Lovato is said to be in a persistent vegetative state, or coma, after a drug overdose. On the eve of a hotly anticipated string of tour dates, pop music superstar Demi Lovato has...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2018

Arrest in 2016 Home Invasion Roberries

Santa Monica police Wednesday identified a suspect in a 2016 attempted murder and three Southland home-invasion robberies, and said the man is expected to face extradition from Philadelphia, where he...

 

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