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 By Observer Staff    News    April 8, 2020

Queen Elizabeth Delivers Rare Non Xmas Day Address, As Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital ICU

Queen Elizabeth, as she occasionally does, delivered a stirring speech to her subjects telling them that one day they will look back with pride on how they acted during the latest challenge to the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 3, 2020

Riverside Sheriff's Deputy Terrell Young Dies of Coronavirus Exposure and Complications

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has lost one of its deputies to Coronavirus. Deputy Terrell Young died on Thursday April 2, wrote Eric Rose, Riverside Sheriffs Association Spokesman. Young...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 1, 2020

SMMUSD Will Not Reconvene This Academic Year, Says Superintendent

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District won't reconvene on April 20th. The District had previously announced it would be closed until April 20th. Writing on behalf of the district, spokeswoman Gai...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 28, 2020

LA County Courts Restrict Courthouse Access to Parties, Attorneys, Witnesses until June 22, 2020

Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile today signed a General Order to enact unprecedented measures in the nation's largest trial court to protect the public's health and safety during the COVID-19...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 28, 2020

List of Articles that Argue the International Response to Coronavirus is a Massive Overreaction

"The coronavirus is scaring people because it is new and much is not known about it. But what we can tell so far is that this is no Ebola. Most people who contract it recover just fine. The fatality...

 

Sen Rand Paul Tests Positive for Coronavirus, just after voting no on COVID-19 relief bill

Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events....

 

"Covid-19 Death Rate Will Be Well Under 1%," says UCLA Infectious Disease Specialist

"What will the final overall mortality rate be? It seems highly likely that it will be south of 1% (versus the current media reports of greater than 3%). Perhaps 0.5% or less? We'll see. But it's not...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 21, 2020

Santa Monica Restaurants and Bars Ordered to Close by City due to Coronavirus

City of Santa Monica Issues Emergency Order for Temporary Business Closures to the Public the Slow the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Today, effective at noon, City of Santa Monica issued a...

 

Bombshell: SMMUSD Admits Possible Coronavirus Exposures at Franklin, John Muir Elementary and Santa Monica High

UPDATE 8 PM: An email from the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District admits possible Coronavirus exposures at 3 Santa Monica schools. This update just in from the District, signed by Ben Drati,...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse --a Practical Guide

The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anythi...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

SMMUSD Schools Closed Until April 20th, Online Classes Offered Starting 3/17/2020 for 3 weeks.

Update 3/16: "The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the following closures for all schools in Santa Monica and Malibu. Closed for the next three weeks (through...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 17, 2020

Report: St. Monica's Catholic School Locked Down by Woman With a Gun

On the last day before Coronavirus closed local Catholic schools, St. Monica's Catholic School was locked down today after a woman with a gun attempted to rob the Sacred Grounds cafe. This according...

 

New High Tech Ballot System Seems Calculated to Create Confusion in California Primary

You don't need a PhD to vote, unless you live in Los Angeles County. LA County residents began to vote on Saturday 2/22/2020, as part of a new high technology early-voting system. 20 percent of the...

 

Spectacular fire at the Marathon Refinery in Carson Lights Up The Night

A spectacular fire at the marathon refinery in Carson lit up the night sky and caused a boom audible all the way to Santa Monica around 10:53 p.m. PST Tuesday night. Fire companies from at least...

 

Man who Whacked 56 year old homeless man over the head with a pipe, arrested hours later

Santa Monica Police say they have arrested Robert Fremlin, for the attempted murder of a 56 year old homeless man. The arrest occurred in the Alley behind 11th Street near Colorado Avenue. They made...

 

SMFD Rescues Homeless Gent Who Fell Down the Bluffs Wednesday

The Santa Monica Fire Dept rescued an apparently homeless man from the cliffs above PCH on Wednesday. It's unclear if the man was living on the bluffs, as scores of homeless people apparently do. On W...

 

Actor Orson Bean Struck and Killed in Venice Blvd Crosswalk. He was 91

Actor Orson Bean was struck and killed on Venice Blvd Friday night, February 7, 2020. Near where Venice Blvd crosses Shell Avenue, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him...

 

19 Year Old Dies in Brentwood Apartment Fire Monday, January 29th.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified the victim who died after last Wednesday's high-rise apartment fire. Jeremy Bru, 19, died of complications from smoke inhalation and thermal...

 

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Lincoln Blvd and Ocean Park Blvd Saturday February 2, 2020

A driver struck a pedestrian who stumbled or "fell" into Lincoln Boulevard traffic near Ocean Park Blvd early Saturday. The LA County Coroner's office identified the deceased as Daniel Chuong, 34. A...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

The Conscious Life Expo near LAX, Soundwaves at SMPL in Downtown SM

blackbox @ the edye: Joshua White Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.: Broad Stage (photo) For the last several years, Joshua White has been in demand as one of Southern California's most creative and...

 

Iowa Election In Disarray, as Apps Record Inaccurate Results, Red Faces

Each of the campaigns in the Iowa state primary, or caucus, declared victory, as the phone applications intended to record results utterly failed. The Iowa Democratic Party said that they were not...

 

Suicide from Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structure Two

A woman reportedly jumped off Parking Structure Two Sunday morning. Her suicide attempt was successful, onlookers said. Santa Monica police responded to the suicide itself, but have not yet confirmed...

 

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,...

 

Homeless Man Hit by Metro Train at Lincoln and Colorado Sunday, January 26, 2020

A homeless man was struck and killed by an Expo line train in Santa Monica on Sunday. He may have been drinking at the time. Both the Santa Monica Fire Dept and Police Department, issued press...

 

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...

 

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