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Articles from the January 20, 2023 edition

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  • Police Pursuit, Possible Street Racing Down Pico Blvd in Santa Monica Wednesday Night.

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2023

    15: A police pursuit appears to have taken place on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, east of Virginia Park. A number of police units with flashing lights and sirens pursued a vehicle engaged in street racing, at 9:40 pm PST. "There is a very loud sports car speeding up and down the streets near Grant Elementary School (Pearl and 27th) tonight at 9:30 pm. Gunning the engine in a very obnoxious way, waking up the dogs etc. They went up and down 26th Street several times." reads a post from the...

  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel to Lay off 320 Workers as it "Temporarily" Suspends Operations

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2023

    January 19, 2023 - The luxury beachfront hotel, Loews Santa Monica Beach, has announced it is "temporarily" suspending operations effective March 4. The 320 workers at the hotel will be laid off. The hotel, which opened in 1989, replaced an earlier low-profile motel, sits cater-corner to Tongva Park and two blocks from the Santa Monica Pier. Both of these locations have been plagued by crime and violent incidents over the past few years. For example, in October, 2018, a homeless man was...

  • Homeless Man Arrested for Burglarizing Guesthouse in 500 Block of Marguerita Avenue, in Santa Monica

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2023

    A 27 year old homeless man was arrested for burglarizing a guesthouse behind a home in the 500 block of Marguerite Avenue, Santa Monica Police Lt. Rudy Flores wrote the following press release: On January 17, 2023, at approximately 8:33 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to a Burglary Alarm call at a residence in the 500 block of Marguerita Ave. Dispatch was also contacted by an individual reporting she observed someone enter the guest house of the residence, remo...

  • SAMOHI hosted Mira Costa in a Bay League soccer match and lost 2-0 dropping their record to 1-3 in league play and 8-6 overall

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Jan 20, 2023

    img 05) Left Sydney Forsyth on the left from the Santa Monica High School girls varsity soccer team locks arms up with Miya Ostboe from Mira Costa HIgh School as they both battle for control and possession of the soccer ball on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Friday January 13th when SAMOHI hosted Mira Costa in a Bay League soccer match and lost 2-0 dropping their record to 1-3 in league play and 8-6 overall IMG 06) Left: Kate Grzesek from the Mira Costa High School girls varsity...

  • The DailyWire Website Apparently Taken Down by a DDOS Attack

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2023

    16: The Daily Wire website was down due to a denial of service attack, as of Thursday at 5:52 pm PST. The apparent problem was described as a "Cloudfront" error. It is unclear who was attacking the conservative website, or why. The outage did not affect the company's Youtube or Apple TV products. It seems to have affected the laptop/desktop version of the website, but not the mobile version of The error reads as follows: "494 ERROR The request could not be satisfied. Bad...

  • The New Year Begins With a Bang: The DPA Golden Globes Awards Gift Bag!

    Preity Upala|Jan 20, 2023

    Los Angeles, California- January 6th, 2023-It's a new year and a new award season already! The year kicked off with the 80th Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles, California. This year the premiere Media company DPA set out to honor the nominees for their work by hand delivering gorgeous gift bags worth over $3,500 to each and every one of them on January 6th and 9th, 2023. DPA, a leader in celebrity gifting was founded by Nathalie Dubois- Sissoko, whose vision was to show her genuine...