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 By Stan Greene    News    September 24, 2020 

Baby Deer and Baby Bobcat Found Together in a House in the Hollywood Hills

"Baby deer & bobcat found after a forest fire put in room together & they were found like this! (Credit Lisa Mathiasen)" reads a Twitter post, together with this adorable photo. "This is a...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 21, 2020

Magnitude 4.6 Temblor Strikes at 11:37 pm Friday. Earthquake Epicenter 2 Miles Southwest of El Monte, California

Residents of the westside were awakened 25 minutes before midnight Friday night, by a sharp temblor. Caltech's seismology lab said it measured 4.6 on the logarythmic Richter scale, making it one of...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 21, 2020

Car Fire Burns 200 Acres North of Palm Springs

A brush fire in the hills just North of Palm Springs burned 200 acres at 'critical' rate of spread, official said. The blaze was first reported as a "Car Fire," meaning a tail pipe or other part of a...

 

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87. #SCOTUS #NotoriousRBG trending on Twitter.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died suddenly at the age of 87. She died on September 18, 2020 of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home, her office announced. She was known to have...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 21, 2020

Go Daddy Stops; Service Outage in 70% of United States; Hosts About Half of US Websites. Domains and Emails also Affected.

Update: We received the following email today at 11:36 am PST: "Santa Monica Observer Editorial Team, Earlier today you published the following article: https://www.smobserved.com/...

 

Half a Million Square Foot Development Proposal for Miramar Hotel Goes Before Planning Commission

A new proposal for a redesigned Miramar Sheraton hotel has been discussed by the Planning Commission. The commission will vote on the 600,000 square foot proposal next month. The project includes 100,...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 14, 2020

Oregon Fires Make Skies Above the State Glow Red, as 476,000 acres burn

There are currently 20 large #wildfires burning 476,027 acres in Oregon & Washington. Extreme fire weather continues across the region. We all need to do everything we can to minimize every single...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 13, 2020

Two LA County Sheriffs Deputies Ambushed and Shot in Compton

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are in critical condition and undergoing surgery after being ambushed Saturday night in their patrol car outside the Metro Blue Line station in Compton,...

 

350 lbs Brown Bear Walks Into Safeway in South Lake Tahoe, Walks Out With Tostitos

Some days you eat the bear, and other days, the bear eats your Tostitos. A California brown bear weighing some 350 lbs walked into a grocery store in South Lake Tahoe, California on Thursday night....

 

Rioters Set Portland Courthouse on Fire, As the Democratic Convention Nominates Biden

Rioters set the Multnomah County Courthouse on fire in Portland Oregon Tuesday evening at 11 pm. Simultaneously, the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, nominated former VP Joe Biden as...

 

Fisher Hardware, Enterprise Fish Company Close

Covid-19 will be the death of many retail businesses, many but not all of them non-chain restaurants. For the last half century, Enterprise Fish Company has sold salmon, lobbed lobster and hailed...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 12, 2020

Leftist Tries to Prank Ben Shapiro by burying his name in the source code of a fake Antifa recruiting site.

Some dude on the left set up a fake Antifa recruiting website. He also buried the email address of famous Conservative podcaster, Ben Shapiro in the code. Shapiro is known as a legal and political...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 6, 2020

Before and After Photos of Beirut Port Reveal the Damage After Ammonium Nitrate Explosion Tuesday

8/5/20: Before and after photos of the blast, show the port of Beirut scorched and lifeless. The photos from Planet Lab, are visible at the bottom of this story. Lebanese sources report that the...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 19, 2020

Justice Ginsburg Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer, Says Her Office

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has been undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. In a statement that seeks to minimize speculation that she will soon retire from the Court, she claims...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    July 19, 2020

Burger King Workers Strike Following Death of Woman, 42, From Coronavirus

Ángela Martínez Gómez died on Monday, July 6, 2020. No cause of death has yet been released. Gomez, 42, worked at local fast food purveyor Burger King on Santa Monica Blvd. Her last shift was on...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 19, 2020

Gunman Dressed as Fedex Driver Kills Federal Judge's Son, Critically Wounding Her Husband

The son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed Sunday evening, by a gunman dressed as a FedEx driver. Her husband was also shot and is listed in critical condition. On the internet,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    July 12, 2020

SMPD Arrests Four Suspects for Looting Patagonia During George Floyd Riots of 5/31/20

7/8/2020: The Santa Monica Police Department has arrested 4 people for looting Patagonia, during the riots of 5/31, police said. Two couples (two men and two women) were arrested for removing a safe...

 
 By Stan Greene    Schools    July 10, 2020

Only Seniors and Students who Need to Maintain U.S. Visa Status, Invited Back to MIT for Fall 2020

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced its plans for Fall semester 2020. In light of ICE's plan to deport foreign college students who are only enrolled online, MIT will invite all...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 10, 2020

Man Jumps to His Death from Pedestrian Bridge, Unto Pacific Coast Highway Saturday Morning

7/5/20: A man died early Saturday morning after jumping from a pedestrian bridge, onto the 10 Freeway just north of the McClure Tunnel. The Santa Monica Police Department says that officers receive a...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    July 6, 2020

Police Issue Arrest Bulletin For Surfer Dude who set SMPD Vehicle on Fire on May 31, 2020

In only the second arrest warrant known to have been issued for a participant in the George Floyd related riots on May 31, 2020, the Santa Monica Police have asked for the public's help in arresting...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 6, 2020

After Transgender Protestors Struck on Closed I-5 Freeway in Seattle, Twitter Reveals Culture Wars

Saturday night social justice warriors shut down I-5 in Seattle, the way they have shutdown freeways since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25th. They used their bod...

 
 By Stan Greene    Health    July 6, 2020

LA County Closes All of its Beaches on Independence Day, Citing Covid-19

The LA County Board of Supervisors has decided to close all its beaches for the July 4th weekend. The LA County Sheriff's Dept. said that it was surprised by the order, and would not enforce it. It...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    July 5, 2020

Apple Closes Store on Third Street Promenade due to Covid-19 Rise in California

Apple has once again closed the Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade, among other stores. The iPhone purveyor Thursday closed US stores in states where COVID-19 cases numbers are rising amid a...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 3, 2020

LAs' Indoor Bars and Restaurants Closed for Independence Day Weekend

Today Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all restaurants, museums, zoos, cardrooms, theaters, and wineries in LA County to stop indoor operations for at least 3 weeks, writes LA County Supervisor Janice...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 1, 2020

State of California Orders Bars, Wineries, Nightclubs and Brewpubs Closed 7 Counties Due to Covid19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered closed all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs closed in 7 counties. This is similar to an order issued on March 15, then mitigated on June 15 in a...

 

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