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Facebook Says Dissemination of Positive Information About Trump Violates Community Standards, blocks link to ResultsMatter.info

When Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, his opponents were dumbfounded. How could this television personality, a veritable buffoon, have defied conventional wisdom and every...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 7, 2020

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 of Throat Cancer. Guitarist founded Van Halen with his brother.

Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday morning after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65. This according to a tweet from the guitarist's son Wolfgang Van Halen, who sent the following tweet this...

 

Liveblogging the Debate: Challenger Joe Biden v. President Donald J. Trump

Moderator Christ Wallace: Good evening from the Case Western Reserve University, for the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 2 minute answer to each question, then open discussion. I can...

 

SMPD Arrests Two Suspects for George Floyd Looting of REI Store

The Santa Monica Police Department has announced the arrest of two suspects in the looting of the REI store in downtown Santa Monica, following the George Floyd riots. SMPD was heavily criticized for...

 

Target on 16th and Wilshire set to open October 25th

According to a sign on the door the former location of Staple's office supplies, will soon reopen as a Target city store. This is also reflected on the Staples.com Upcoming Stores page. The store,...

 

Santa Monica Transparency Project Accuses Gleam Davis of Conflict of Interest

The Santa Monica Transparency Project has written an open letter accusing SM City Council member Gleam Davis of a conflict of interest regarding the proposed expansion of the Miramar Hotel, a project...

 

Westbound Lanes Closed in the McClure Tunnel Just After 7 PM Sunday Night

Traffic during the Covid19 epoch is a mere shadow of its former self. But an occasional crash reminds us of what we're missing. An automobile crash Sunday night in the McClure tunnel, which links the...

 

California Fires Burn into Third Week, as Cities Experience Smoke, Small Towns and Rural Areas Immolate

Fires continued to burn in California, into a third week. There were reportedly 30 active fires in California Sunday night. Fires are normal in the far Western US, though this season has been...

 

Man Arrested For Molesting Elderly Patients at Santa Monica Old Age Homes

A man has been arrested for molesting elderly patients at Santa Monica area old age homes, authorities say. The press release from Santa Monica Police Dept's Lt. Joseph Cortez reads as follows: The...

 

LA County Sheriffs Arrest Suspect After Car Chase Ends in Lynwood

Update 10 PM: the suspect has been detained with the use of a canine unit, the LA County sheriffs department announced. Sheriffs office denied again that the suspect was wanted for the shooting of...

 

Santa Monica Police Seek 3 Suspects in Assault on Elderly Woman

Police have released security camera screen grabs of 3 suspects who robbed an elderly woman, pushing her to the ground, on Sunday, August 20th. Video of the incident was widely seen on social media....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    August 5, 2020

Five Dollars and a Cigarette Buys Votes on LA's Skid Row

Four men have admitted their role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    July 24, 2020

Tsunami Warning Cancelled for Alaska After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake

A 7.8 earthquake struck the coast south of the Aleutian islands at 12:12 am PST, 11:12 pm Tuesday evening local time. It caused the US Geological Service to issue a Tsunami warning for the Alaska...

 
 By Observer Staff    Sports    July 12, 2020

Covid Era: Stanford Eliminates 11 Varsity Team Sports for 2020-2021

Citing budget constraints and Covid-19, Stanford University has announced that it will eliminate eleven sports for 2020. These include fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed an...

 
 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....

 

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