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 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 27, 2021 

California Lifts Statewide Stay at Home Orders Due to Covid-19

The State of California announced Monday that the Statewide ban on outdoor dining has ended. Each California county may decide whether to allow diners to return to outdoor dining. “Together, we...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 25, 2021

Einstein Bros. Bagels Closes on Pico Blvd in West LA

Einstein Brothers Bagels on Pico Blvd in West Los Angeles has permanently closed, store employees have confirmed to The Observer. Opened in 2013, the store served bagel sandwiches, knishes,...

 

South Los Angeles is experiencing a murder epidemic, as Murder in the First 3 Weeks of 2021 Up 150 percent

Sunday night, 1/18, the Los Angeles Police Department sent two rather shocking tweets. Victims Shot in South LA are up 742% compared to last year, says the LAPD. And homicides are up 150% in the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 13, 2021

Downtown SM Parking Structure The Site of Another Suicide

Police officers and firefighters responded to a call on the 1500 block of 4th Street at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning for a report of a person on the sidewalk. A man aged about 30 appeared to...

 

Bitcoin Falls Back to $33,000, as Dollar Rises and Temperatures Fall From Last Weeks Capitol Riot

1/10/21: Bitcoin sank to a low of $32,500 per bitcoin, in a sudden 20% overnight decline. The world's first crypto-currency (symbol BTC), could fall all the way back to 23,000 which is where it...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 10, 2021

Local Hospitals At 90% of ICU Capacity Due to Covid-19, Says City of Santa Monica in a Tweet

Four local hospitals experienced over 90 percent Intensive Care Unit capacity in late December, tweeted the City's official account on Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2021. "Our hospitals continue to be...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    January 2, 2021

Police Arrest Car Thief in Santa Monica Alley, Recover Stolen Vehicle in Ten Minutes

"Get out of the car and put your hands on your head!" shouted one of six uniformed SMPD officers to a young female driver in a stolen white Prius C. They had been trailing the Prius for ten minutes,...

 

Police Pursuit Ends at Pico and 11th Street; SMPD Searching for 2 Suspects

A police pursuit ended at 11th Street and Pico Blvd Saturday night 12/26/20, at about 9:30 PM. The Santa Monica Police and Highway Patrol were searching for 2 suspects who fled the cash of their...

 

APT Hack Was "An 11 on a 1-10 Scale, a Nagasaki/Hiroshima Type Event," says Cyber Security Expert

December's hack of Federal and other government agencies by, was a major event and Americans should be alarmed by its depth and scale. "We're talking about compromises in every major area that one cou...

 

Dan Crenshaw Jumps Out of an Airplane and Unto Hood of Antifa Sedan in New Video

In new video posted by the New America PAC, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Rep. TX), jumps out of an airplane landing on the hood of a car. Two hooded figures, whom we associate with Antifa, scream as they see...

 

Santa Monica Physical Trainer Maurice Taylor Charged with Decapitating Two Children, Abuse of Two More

A Lancaster father of four has been charged with decapitating his teenage son and daughter and abusing his other two boys last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. Taylor...

 

Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Robbed

Police captured a bank robber who used a shotgun to rob the Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Tuesday morning. Aaron Koehler-Marsh, 27, from Bend, Indiana, had used a shotgun to obtain...

 

Corona Bros Debate Social Libertarians. "Is This Really Necessary?" As California Locks Down Again,

"Los Angeles's new COVID lockdown bans most walking, driving and use of public transport. Yes, walking" tweeted . "93% who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions in Los Angeles and yet...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    December 6, 2020

Woman Shot, Killed On Venice Boardwalk in Front of Her Husband and Others. LAPD Searching For Suspects

12/1/20: Late Tuesday afternoon in Venice suspects shot a wife in front of her husband, sources on social media said. The shooting was said to be “gang related.” City News Service reports the...

 

Trump Administration Begins Transition Process to Democratic Biden Administration, in what is the closest thing yet to a concession

President Donald Trump tweeted today that he will begin the transition process to a Joe Biden presidency. General Services Administration (GSA) head Emily Murphy on Monday told President-elect Joe...

 

Santa Monica's Covid Case Rate is 1.5% Per 100,000 residents. SM Covid Death Rate is .00044%

Again warning of a "real and alarming'" surge in COVID-19 cases, Los Angeles County's public health director Barbara Ferrer said Monday LA County is vastly expanding its community outreach efforts to...

 

US Presidential Race Remains Unsettled, with Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Pennsylvania too close to call.

President Trump and Joe Biden camps both thought they would ultimately win the presidency, as mail in votes continued to be counted in at least 5 states. "How come every time they count Mail-In...

 

As Downtown Businesses Board Up, SMPD Steps Up for Post Election Unrest

The Santa Monica PD issued a press release saying that "there may be concerns about the possibility of any kind of disruption during the week of our national elections. "Currently, we have no...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    November 2, 2020

List of Polling Stations in Santa Monica--All Are Open October 30th, 2020

As you no doubt know, California ballots were mailed to voters the first week of October. About 9 million ballots have already been cast, easily breaking the California records for early voting....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 27, 2020

90,000 Under Mandatory Evacuation Order inSilverado Fire in Irvine, Orchard Hills and Tustin, Orange County

The Silverado fire has "exploded" in size authorities said Monday night. 90,000 people living in North Eastern Tustin and Irvine have been urged to evacuate. Three firefighters have been critically...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 21, 2020

Storage Wars: Local Self Storage Provider Takes a Stand Against Proposition 15

It may not go down as the most significant endorsement of the political season, but a local storage unit operator has come out against Proposition 15. "Normally, we do not communicate with our custome...

 

US President Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Middle East Peace Agreement Between UAE and Israel.

When President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he famously said, "I'm truly honored. But I haven't done anything yet." You probably won't hear about it at all on American mains...

 

Another Professor Admits to Masquerading as a Black Woman, In Order to Advance in Academia`

In shades of the famous Rachel Dolezal case, a white Jewish woman from Kansas has come forward and said that her career as an African American studies professor was a fraud. George Washington...

 

Los Angeles Police Union blames Councilman Bonin For Vandalism at Police Station

The LAPD says that lives of officers were threatened by a mom of BLM rioters on Friday night, August 28, 2020. The Black Lives Matter inspired rioters, spray painted the building with graffiti and...

 

Crowds Gather to Protest in Downtown Los Angeles, After LASD Deputies Shoot Black Suspect in South LA

Los Angeles was the scene of yet more protesting on Monday night, after an incident in which Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies shot a suspect in their custody Monday afternoon. The deceased...

 

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