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Articles from the February 1, 2023 edition

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  • SAMOHI hosted Mira Costa in a bay league soccer match in which Costa won 2-1 in overtime

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Feb 1, 2023

    IMG 1) Left Owen Lagerwey from the Mira Costa High School boys varsity soccer team is shielded from the soccer ball by Kieran Quinn from Santa Monica High School at Santa Monica High School on Monday January 30th 2022 as SAMOHI hosted Mira Costa in a bay league soccer match in which Costa won 2-1 in overtime. With the loss SAMOHI's record dropped to 3-5-1 in league and 9-7-1 overall IMG 2)Left Nikolas Wheeler from the Santa Monica High School boys varsity soccer team half volleys the soccer ball...

  • Beverly Hills city councilman's son may be let off early for making fake social media account impersonating candidate

    LA Assn. of Deputy District Attorneys|Feb 1, 2023

    Convictions of rape, multiple murders must be reversed The blunder of a San Diego judge in 1989 in countermanding the ruling of another judge in the absence of any new law, facts, or circumstances resulted yesterday in the California Supreme Court unanimously overturning the conviction of a man for three first-degree murders, rape, and other felonies committed during a 1985-86 crime spree. The infeasibility of re-trying Billy Ray Waldon, 71, for offenses perpetrated as long ago as 37 years...

  • Kremlin Calls Boris Johnson Memory That Putin Threatened Britain With a Missile Strike "Fake News."

    Feb 1, 2023

    9: A Kremlin spokesman dismissed former British PM Boris Johnson's claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened him with a missile strike. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the claim as a "lie" Monday, telling reporters "What Mr. Johnson said is not true. More precisely, it is a lie," he said according to an NBC News translation of the comments. The former U.K. prime minister recalled a phone call with Putin in a BBC documentary in February 2022, just before Russia's inva...

  • Stan Greene Doubles Down on Conspiracy Theories After Seeing the Paul Pelosi Police Body Cam Video

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2023

    15 -- The San Francisco Police Department today released the police body camera footage from David Depape's October 28, 2022 attack on Paul Pelosi. People want to know if I'm ready to retract my controversial article proposing an alternative theory that the two men knew each other. I'm doubling down, because it still doesn't add up. Here is my analysis from a trained psychologist, the one who tipped me off that perhaps Depape and Pelosi were acquaintances. "Most people viewing it still...

  • Local Family Pleads With Authorities to Continue Search for Swimmer Missing in Water Near Pacifica

    Wire Services|Feb 1, 2023

    (AP) Hamzah Alsaudi, a senior on the wrestling team at San Francisco State University, disappeared Jan. 19 after taking a "cold plunge" in the ocean at Esplanade Beach in Pacifica. Teammates told police Alsaudi went in with two teammates but was swept away by a large wave. "It's very hard to accept that they stopped the search for a strong person like Hamzah," said his mother, Nadia Shaheen. Police said rescue crews searched for Alsaudi until about 8:30 p.m. on the day he disappeared. He was...

  • Sewage Spill Shuts 3 Beaches: Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey, Venice City Beach, and Dockweiler State Beach

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2023

    According to LA County officials, 24,000 gallons of untreated sewage leaked into three of the city's beaches Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health (LACDPH) downgraded the size of the spill after three beaches were shut down on Wednesday; it's unclear when they will re-open. "Water contact may cause someone to become ill," the department warned. "Heal the Bay scientists also recommend avoiding recreational activities requiring contact with waters in neighboring Marina del Rey...