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Articles from the February 4, 2023 edition

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  • Selma, California Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 4, 2023

    10: The Fresno Co Sheriff tweeted at 11:45 am - Shots fired on Pine near Mitchell in Selma. One Selma Police officer struck, transported to hospital. Condition is unknown. One person of interest has been detained. As a precaution, Eric White Elementary was placed on lock down. Multiple agencies investigating. Selma Police Chief Rudy Alcaraz & Fresno Sheriff John Zanoni say the officer struck by gunfire has died. Law enforcement agencies are lining up the streets outside of CRMC Hospital....

  • Santa Monica Commemorates Black History Month With a Series of Events in February

    Observer Staff

    Wednesday, February 1: Kickoff Event Featuring Food Trucks and Dancing; Brunch at City Yards, 10-11:30 a.m., Santa Monica City Yards, 2500 Michigan Ave., Flap Happy parking lot. Lunch at City Hall, 12-1:30 p.m., Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St. Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28 --Black History Month Exhibits: Stop by Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main St., during business hours to view exhibits featuring poetry aligning with the theme of Black Resistance. City Hall is open...

  • Scoutmaster Steve Marcy Passes Away at 77, Leaving Santa Monica Boy Scout Troop 2 Bereft

    Janet McLaughlin, Troop 2 Parent|Feb 4, 2023

    13 It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of one of the best men I have ever known--Dr. Steve Marcy, our Scout Master for Troop 2. He lead our troop for more than three decades, helping it to become one of the largest and best in the country. We've produced many CEO's, political leaders, astronauts, and surgeons. But most importantly was how Dr. Marcy shaped so many boys into becoming competent, kind, skilled, and loving young men. Marcy was also a Mathematics teacher at...

  • California Marks the Return of the Red Fox to the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 4, 2023

    After a 90 year absence the Sierra Nevada Red Fox has been detected in the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains. This according to the Dalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), which posted the news on Facebook. "The Sierra Nevada red fox which historically inhabited the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades in California and Oregon, has been detected near Taboose Pass, on the eastern boundary of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park – a first for that region since the 1...