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 By Observer Staff    Schools    July 26, 2021 

Santa Monica Montessori School Now offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin or Spanish

This program will be offered as a part of the Montessori curriculum in our early childhood classrooms for children ages 3-6 years. Montessori discovered that children between the ages of 0-5 years...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2021

LA County to Reinstitute Mask Mandate Saturday, Announces Dept of Public Health

7/15 (AP) Los Angeles County reinstated a mandate requiring residents to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This as LA county experienced an alarming increase in COVID-19...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 18, 2021

Another Covid Case in SamoHI Summer School, says SMMUSD in Email to Parents

Santa Monica High School has announced another Covid case among its students attending one of its summer programs. The text of the email is below. While 60% of adults in Los Angeles County have been...

 

Injured Elegant Terns Cared For in Long Beach After Barge Disturbed by 4th of July Fireworks

More than 30 Elegant Tern chicks that were startled off their nesting site in Long Beach Harbor are now in care at International Bird Rescue in San Pedro, reports an organization called Bird Rescue....

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

Forced prostitution examined in Art Exhibit "Zoya Cherkassky: Women Who Work"

Beginning Thursday, July 22, Fort Gansevoort will present Women Who Work, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Zoya Cherkassky. This online presentation is accompanied by a conversation between the...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 6, 2021

Car to car shooting in Venice results in overturned vehicle, Death of Driver

A man was killed and a woman wounded in a car-to-car shooting in Venice early Monday morning, July 5. A gunman in a passing car shot into a white sedan near the corner of Brooks and 7th Street in...

 
 By Observer Staff    Events   

SM to Present 'Jobs for Green Economy' Workshop Series

The City of Santa Monica will be present an online, workshop series, "Calling All Trades: Jobs for a Green Economy," beginning July 7. The 8-part speaker series will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays,...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    July 2, 2021

LA County Reports that COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women Remain Low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19. Of the five new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were...

 

LAPD Makes Arrest in Tent Murder on the Venice Homeless Encampment

LAPD has announced that it has arrested a suspect in the bludgeoning murder of a homeless man inside a tent on the Venice Boardwalk Friday 6/25/21. The man died from blunt force trauma, meaning the...

 

Santa Monica Cancels 4th of July, Citing "Lingering Safety Concerns" over Crowds and Covid

In a typical year, Santa Monica has an Independence day celebration at Santa Monica College. It's held the Friday before the holiday, a result of local disgust with a number of murders on July 4th...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 25, 2021

Earthquake Rocks Westside Again, Friday Afternoon 1:20 PM

An apparent aftershock of the earthquake Tuesday was felt over a wide area of Southern California Friday afternoon, June 25 2021. The rolling motion did not cause any apparent damage. It came a few...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 24, 2021

Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Centered at LAX Rumbles Through the Westside

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake rumbled through southern California on Wednesday afternoon, centered just northeast of Los Angeles International Airport. The mainshake which hit at 5:11 pm PST, was felt...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 9, 2021

Rifle Found During DUI Multiple Car Crash in Ocean Park

On Tuesday morning, when most people were going back to work after the Memorial Day weekend, three youths, either drunk or on Xanax, crashed their Honda into a series of parked cars in the Ocean Park...

 

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...

 

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