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Articles from the January 9, 2018 edition

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  • Jewelry Store Robbery at 1621 Montana Avenue Friday Confirmed by SMPD

    Observer Staff|Jan 9, 2018

    Update, 1/07/17: From Rudy Flores, SMPD PIO: On 01/05/2018 at approximately 1540 hours, a grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon occurred at the L’Oliphant jewelry store, located at 1621 Montana Ave, Santa Monica. An unidentified female suspect entered the business and asked to try on several rings, then fled the business on foot wearing a ring and a eternity band valued at approximately $12,250. The victim followed the suspect into the alley and observed her entering a 4 door grey s...

  • Do You Hate the Dentist? How I Learned to Love the Dentist, Dr. Jason D. Mirabile

    Liz Angeles|Jan 9, 2018

    Do you hate the Dentist? Most people hate going, and it makes good sense. Having someone poke and prod into one of your most sensitive and vulnerable orifices is quite intimidating. One may wonder why so many people let their teeth go, until the fears are fully comprehended. Not every dentist has the best chairside manner. Not every dentist has a compassion and understanding for what their patients are feeling. Not every dentist has the skill and expertise to competently treat you quickly and ef...

  • SMFD Extinguishes Fire in the 1000 Block of 14th Street

    Observer Staff|Jan 9, 2018

    SMFD has cleared a Structure Fire incident #18000255 in the 1000 Block of 14th, tweeted the Santa Monica Fire Department just after 11 pm Friday Night. The fire caused first responders to divert traffic from the area for about an hour. There were no reports of injuries. The Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) is the primary fire and medical response agency for the city of Santa Monica, California. It is responsible for protecting approximately 92,000 residents spread out across 8.3 square...

  • 1939 Era Bridge to the Santa Monica Pier to be Replaced by Two Other Bridges

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 9, 2018

    The Santa Monica Pier is the symbol of the City. However, the bridge we have all walked down to get to the 100 year old wooden structure from Ocean Avenue has been ruled seismically unsafe and is slated to be replaced by two modern bridges. The 1939 era bridge is also regarded as unsafe because it is crowded, and mixes pedestrians with over 3600 automobiles on a summer day. The 1980's era divide between men and machines (it's called a "K Rail") just doesn't accommodate modern crowds safely. And...

  • Santa Monica Fire Dept Rescues Dog from Burning Building at 1435 26th Street

    Capn Patrick Nulty, SMFD PIO|Jan 9, 2018

    On Monday January 8th at 6:53 a.m. The Santa Monica Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire at 1435 26th Street in the City of Santa Monica. Firefighters arrived 5 minutes and 3 seconds later to find a 2-story multi-unit residence with an active kitchen fire in one of the units. Firefighters forced entry into the unit an aggressively fought back the flames, preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent units. During the search of the smoke filled apartment,...

  • Rain Expected to Bring Flash Flooding to Southern California Monday and Tuesday.

    Observer Staff|Jan 9, 2018

    Rain began to fall in the Southern California region early Monday morning, the first significant rain since last December. Areas that burned just weeks ago were ordered evacuated. The National Weather service warned that a "Significant STORM system approaching, peaking tonight into Tuesday. Flash flooding and debris flows likely near recent burn areas. Major travel delays and flooded roads for Tuesday morning commute. #CAstorm #cawx #Larain". this of course on Twitter. It is unclear how well...

  • Severe Mudflows in Montecito CA kill at least 13 People, Close 101 Freeway to Los Angeles

    Observer Staff|Jan 9, 2018

    The death toll has been raised to 13, in the wake of severe mudflows in the affluent Santa Barbara town of Montecito. The town just 6 miles down the road from Santa Barbara toward Los Angeles, is the residence of numerous wealthy people including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen de Generes. The 101 freeway is reportedly closed. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept has confirmed 5 dead to ABC News. Earlier January 9, the SB Sheriff released the following press release: "The predicted weather has...

  • 88 Year Old Man Apparently Murdered in the 2300 Block of 34th Street, Santa Monica

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 9, 2018

    The death of an 88 year old John Hautz at his home on 34th Street, is being investigated as a homicide. While the death of an 88 year old is not generally considered suspicious, this one is. "There are specific details that I can not disclose at this time," said Lt. Saul Rodriguez, SMPD's Public Information Officer. "The investigation is on-going. I can confirm there were several indicators and trauma to the decedent's body that led the investigation in that direction. The Coroner's examination...

  • Ringing in the near year with the Golden Globes Luxury gifting suite

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 9, 2018

    DPA hosted their fabulous DPA Talent Lounge in Beverly Hills at the LUXE Hotel on Rodeo drive in honor of the Golden Globe Awards 2018. Los Angeles, CA. January 3rd, 2018- Out with 2017 and in with 2018! This New Year celebration begins with ringing in the 2018 awards season. For the most prestigious award seasons, the Oscar Awards, DPA was once again a benchmark for hosting the 2018 Pre-Awards Gifting Suite. This year the premiere Media company DPA set out to honor nominees, presenters and...