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 By Observer Staff    Health    July 5, 2020

LA County Closes Bars After 20 New Covid Deaths and 2,542 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19

Los Angeles County will heed Gov. Gavin Newsom's directive and bars in Los Angeles County must close today. The following is a press release from the LA County Dept of Public Health, dated 6/28/2020:...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 29, 2020

Breaking: Carjacking at San Vicente and 26th Street in Brentwood Monday Morning

According to a post on the Citizen App, a private automobile was hijacked Monday Morning around 9:00 am at San Vicente and 26th Street in Santa Monica. The perpetrators fled into Los Angeles, and...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 26, 2020

Two Men Shot Dead in Parking Lot Outside Whole Foods Market at Lincoln Blvd and Rose in Venice

Two men were shot dead when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot next to Whole Foods Market in Venice Monday night at 9:20 pm. The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the parking lot at...

 
 By Observer Staff    Health    June 24, 2020

Venice Family Clinic Resumes In-Person Appointments for Routine Health Care

6/15 Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center that serves nearly 28,000 low income patients, said today that it is resuming in-person appointments for routine health care. This for...

 

Restauranteur Greg Morena Resigns from Santa Monica City Council

According to a post at the City's official website for news and information, www.santamonica.gov, a City Councilmember appointed just two years ago has suddenly resigned. Restauranteur Greg Morena...

 

Souplantation Liquidates Fixed Assets, Including Lots of Restaurant Equipment

National: Garden Fresh one of the nation's largest restaurant chains operating as Souplantation and Fresh Tomato is liquidating all assets under a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The chain, which employed thous...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 5, 2020

City of Beverly Hills Cancels Curfews Until Further Notice

The City of Beverly Hills has cancelled all planned curfews, effective immediately. "The protests in our City have remained peaceful over the last several days," said Mayor Lester Friedman. "We thank...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 5, 2020

Santa Monica Files No Charges So Far Against Looters for May Rioting

Public Information Officer Constance Farrell responded to our questions regarding the George Floyd riots. Note: The Los Angeles County District Attorneys' office files felony charges against...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 5, 2020

Santa Monica PD Appeals for Public Health in Identifying Looters

The SMPD is appealing for your help in identifying people who participated in an unlawful way, in the events of May 31, 2020 in downtown Santa Monica. This from Lt. Joseph Cortez, SMPD Public...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 31, 2020

City of Santa Monica Imposes Curfew Intended to Prevent George Floyd Looting

The City of Santa Monica Friday apologetically announced a curfew from dusk to dawn, due to the George Floyd rioting. This closely following the loosening of Covid19 restrictions in LA County. Here...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 22, 2020

Earthquake: 3.7 Magnitude "Moderate Shaker" Hits the Los Angeles Region Just After Midnight

A moderate earthquake shook West Los Angeles and Santa Monica Just after midnight, on Wednesday morning April 22. The temblor was centered 12 KM southwest of Los Angeles, in Windsor Hills....

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 18, 2020

UC Santa Cruz Shuttle Bus Driver Dies of Covid-19, Reports his Union.

An unidentified UC Santa Cruz bus driver became the first Union employee to die from Coronavirus, the local union said. The man was a grandfather in his 60's, with apparent underlying health...

 
 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...

 

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