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 By Observer Staff    Opinion    May 20, 2022

Vote of No Confidence in Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich

A Change.org petition seeks to express a public vote of no confidence in the Mayor: "The undersigned members of the Santa Monica community support a vote of no confidence in Mayor Sue Himmelrich for t...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 25, 2022

In #China, People are Starving For Food while Locked down In Their Apartment Blocks in #Shenzhen due to #Covid-19

A very vivid picture has emerged of mandatory lockdowns in Shenzhen Province. Sometimes called China's Silicon Valley, Shenzhen province has a population of 20 million people. The following is from a...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    March 21, 2022

Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Killed in Action in Mariupol, Ukraine

During the fighting in the Mariupol region, the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, captain of the first rank Andrey Paliy, was killed. This was reported by the governor of Sevastopol Mikhail...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 11, 2022

SMPD Officers Arrest Homeless Man for Stabbing Another Man in front of the Salvation Army in Downtown Santa Monica

Homeless men often congregate in front of the Salvation army in Downtown Santa Monica. When one of them stabbed another, SMPD Officers were sent to investigate. The following is from their press...

 

"We had no choice but to invade Ukraine" Putin Speaks for First Time in 48 hours, to the Interpreters Union in Moscow

A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing the Interpreters Union discuss sanctions imposed on his country this morning Putin: "Russia becomes a part of the world economy. We are not...

 

Bernie Madoff's Sister and her Husband Found Dead in Apparent Murder Suicide

2/20/22 Bernie Madoff's sister and her husband died from gunshot wounds at their home, authorities said today. They added that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide. The Palm Beach Count...

 

Local Group Wins Preliminary Injunction Against the Demolition of Parking Structure 3 in Downtown Santa Monica

1.13.22: LASC Judge Mitchell Beckloff has ordered the City of Santa Monica not to demolish parking structure 3 and replace it with homeless housing, unless and until certain procedural requirements to...

 

Police Seek Hit and Run Driver Who Hit a Woman at 1 AM on Halloween Morning.

Update: The woman in this accident reportedly later died. The Santa Monica Police are appealing for the public's health in identifying a hit and run driver who struck a pedestrian an hour after...

 

Petition to Save Parking Structure 3 Gathers 5000 signatures.

Local Briefs A group of local residents and business people are trying to talk the City out of an ill considered plan to tear down a downtown Santa Monica parking structure, and replace it with...

 

Annenberg Conducts it's Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta

Annenberg Beach House conducted its 8th annual cardboard yacht races on Saturday. 47 teams participated. The results of the soggy sailing competition were as follows: Youth/Youth category, 1st place...

 

Is Santa Monica City Government Deliberately Neglecting Unsafe Conditions in Parking Garage 3 to Garner Support for Its Demolition?

August 25, 2021 - In an email addressed to the Santa Monica City Council and the Downtown Santa Monica Inc business improvement district, Promenade property owner John Alle described a Monday...

 

Curated Care Offers Vetted Options for After School Sitters, Date-night Sitters, Pod Teachers, and Tutors

CuratedCare.Com, an innovative NYC-based babysitting website that connects parents with a unique community of teachers and artists, is launching in Los Angeles. For five years, Curated Care has made...

 

St. Mark School in Venice - Focus on the Whole Child

St. Mark School in Venice is a gem of a Catholic school that fosters the development and education of the whole child while also providing opportunities to practice the faith through community...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 21, 2021

A Compton City Councilmember and Five Others Were Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud

A member of the Compton City Council was charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud and attempted bribery to win an election on August 13. Isaac Galvan, 34, is alleged to have managed to retain...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 7, 2021

Suspect in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Death on Santa Monica Boulevard Caught and Charged with Murder

August 4, 2021 - Santa Monica Police announced murder charges against Nicholas Ralph Sloan, the suspect involved in the hit-and-run fatal incident on Monday morning in the 3100 block of Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 5, 2021

Man Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver in Santa Monica

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica early Monday morning, Santa Monica police told reporters. The crash happened about 1 a.m. in the 3100 block of Santa Monica...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 2, 2021

Avoid Beaches Again, Says County, Including Santa Monica

July 28, 2021 - County health authorities are once again warning residents against going into the water at several Southland beaches, including from the Santa Monica Pier all the way up to Temescal....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    July 30, 2021

DA Gascon Actually Includes a Sentencing Enhancement for a Crime Committed in Santa Monica

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon condescended to add a sentencing enhancement to a defendant accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a Korean woman in the middle of the day in...

 

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,...

 

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