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 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 18, 2019 

Five reasons why purchasing Greenland would actually be a really good idea

President Trump is a real estate guy. He recently tweeted that the US should consider buying Greenland and this was met with derision, as so many suggestions this president makes are. But upon closer...

 

FBI Appear to Be Investigating LADWP For Over Compensating Employees

Twitter shows agents arriving to serve search warrants on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. There has been no comment from the Los Angeles City Attorney, and the Court has sealed the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 16, 2019

Hollywood Feels Aftershock from Ridgecrest Earthquake on Tuesday

On Sunday afternoon at 12:40 pm PDT, many residents of Hollywood felt a small aftershock from the July 5th Earthquake. On July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 10:33 a.m. PDT in a low...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    July 4, 2019

#LASD Homicide Assisting Baldwin Park PD with Fratricide Murder Investigation

Gregory Kingsbury shot and killed his brother on the 14600 block of Demblon St in the City of Baldwin Park, police say on the 28th of June 2019. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle, but it has...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 14, 2019

SMMUSD Students who Vandalized John Muir, SMASH School Identified by Police

John Muir and SMASH parents were aghast last weekend to receive an e mail from SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati, informing them that their schools had been vandalized. The initial e mail carried...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 12, 2019

Last Weekend, 28th and 29th Horses Die at Santa Anita Racetrack

Officials at Santa Anita Park have refused a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing at the track for the remaining seven days of the season, after a 28th horse died at the...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Politics    June 3, 2019

Santa Monica City Council Decides to Spend $800 Million to Combat Global Warming Locally

Update: Response by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole to this article: https://www.smobserved.com/story/2019/05/31/news/response-by-sm-city-manager-rick-cole-to-criticism-of-clim...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Science    May 4, 2019

Google Adsense Network Experiences Outage or Other Problem Tuesday

Google's search ads and intent based advertising may fairly be described as the backbone of the internet. 2/3ds of all online advertising goes through Google.com or Facebook.com, an astounding...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Guns in the Streets: Military Units Loyal to Juan Guaido Battle for Control of Caracas

Power flows from the barrel of a rifle. -- Mao Tse Tung The military was going to have to eventually settle this dispute, between Maduro (Bad socialist), and Juan Guaido (Brave western oriented...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Suspect Planned to Bomb the Santa Monica Pier, Queen Mary Last Summer

A suspect in a terror plot arrested by the FBI planned to bomb the 100 year old pier last summer. Domingo recently converted to Islam. He bought a bag of nails to put into an IED. Mark Steven...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 29, 2019

Woman Killed, 3 others shot by 19 Year Old Local man at Chabad in San Diego County. #Powaysynagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60 was killed, a girl and 2 men were injured in a shooting Saturday at Chabad Synagogue in San Diego suburb of Poway. San Diego Sheriff's Department have been deployed to other loca...

 

Do the Homeless Poop on San Francisco Streets Because they Can, Or Because They Can't Find a Bathroom?

San Francisco is a wealthy city. Why exactly don't they cure the feces on the street problem? Like every other American issue, it depends on your political perspective. Progressives view this as a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 21, 2019

SMPD Fentanyl Arrest Nets 2 suspects, $50,000 in drugs and $12,000 cash

Fentanyl is a major public health problem in the United States. Chinese pharmaceutical producers (not so much the legit ones) put it in everything from Vicodin to Benadryl. 1000 times more potent...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    March 1, 2019

Homeless Encampment Near Whole Foods Market in Venice, Lives On Legal Limbo

Directly to the West of the Whole Foods Market on Lincoln and Rose lies a strip of land that looks like a sidewalk. A rather wide sidewalk, crowded with a dozen or so tents pitched, and homeless peopl...

 

Widespread Direct TV Outage Affecting Los Angeles Users

TV Screens went dark Monday night, February 18 (President's day) throughout Los Angeles, during the 6 o'clock news programs. No information about the outage was available on the company's website as...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 29, 2019

Mudslide Closes California Ramp in Santa Monica Tuesday Morning

A small mudslide onto the California Ramp has closed the road to traffic on Tuesday morning. The City sent out the following general e mail at 7 am Tuesday morning: "The City of Santa Monica is...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 25, 2019

Tragic Stabbing in Sunset Park, say Santa Monica Police. Tranquil Neighborhood Stunned

Three members of one Santa Monica family were stabbed by another family member in their Sunset Park home on Thursday morning. Neighbors said the family's son had stabbed 3 other family members,...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    January 7, 2019

Man Hijacks MTA Bus from Westwood to Santa Monica Promenade on New Year's Eve

Update: The MTA has confirmed this story. Social media reports say an apparently homeless man hijacked a female MTA bus driver in Westwood, and forced her to drive him to Santa Monica Monday night or...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 1, 2019

Two Guatemalan Children Died in ICE Custody of Influenza, Medical Records Reveal

Two children have died in ICE custody in a month, after crossing the border illegally with a parent. It appears that both children, a 7 year old girl and an 8 year old boy, died of a particularly...

 

Video: Watch as a Tsunami wipes out a Concert Stage on an Indonesian Beach

As a local pop band concludes a set, a wave lifts them into the audience, killing most of the band members and 222 others. While the Tsunami was only 4 feet high at the beach, it was enough to drag...

 

Robert Reich from MoveOn, Explains Trump Russia Collusion Theory in Just One email

Perhaps you are like me, and you have become lost in the whole Russia Collusion narrative. You don't know precisely how or why Russia, a country of $176 million with no real stake in the US political...

 

Bitcoin Falls Below $3700, as US Dollar Rises, Bitcoin Cash Forks

As the US Dollar rose abroad, and another approaching fork for Bitcoin remains, Bitcoin fell below $4000 for the first time in 15 months. The fork in Bitcoin Cash, which forked off from Bitcoin...

 

Report: Santa Monica Police are No Longer Enforcing Petty Theft Laws

The Crime Vons." That's what locals have taken to calling the Vons grocery store located on Broadway and Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. It is widely understood that the least how to stop...

 

Los Angeles Dodges A Bullet as Amazon Locates it's HQ2 New York City and Arlington VA

As it became clear that Amazon would split it's "HQ2" between Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, Queens, it also became clear that overcrowded Los Angeles has dodged a bullet. Los Angeles is...

 

#conspiracytheory: Did Borderline Shooter Also Set the West Hills and Woolsey Fires?

It seems too coincidental, that just after the shooting in Thousand Oaks, the hills lit up in fire. Conspiracists are asking, are the two thousand Oaks tragedies linked insofar as the shooting...

 

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