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Articles from the February 13, 2023 edition

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  • Phil Brock Appointed to SCAG Energy and Environment Committee

    Observer Staff|Feb 13, 2023

    On February 9, 2023, Santa Monica City Council Member Phil Brock was appointed to the SCAG (Southern California Council of Governments) Energy and Environment Committee. The Committee is chaired by Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto, and the Vice Chair is Luis Plancarte, County of Imperial. Brock's background as a Santa Monica City Council Member for over 2 years, as a member and chair of the Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission for 13 years, as longtime member of the California Parks...

  • Multiple Injuries at LAX After a Passenger Bus Collides With an Jumbo Jet On a Taxi way

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 13, 2023

    Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A collision between an American Airlines Airbus A321 and a shuttle bus on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport Friday left five people injured, officials said. Airport officials said in a statement that a jet being towed from a gate to a parking area "made contact with a shuttle bus" resulting in injuries to about five people. The Airbus A321 was empty of passengers and only had one airport worker on board. The driver of the tug vehicle pulling the plane was injured,...

  • Unknown Assailant Abducts, Beats Santa Monica Woman in Strange Kidnapping, Assault

    Janet McLaughlin, Local Resident|Feb 13, 2023

    January 11th was just a regular night for Brittney. She had picked up her sons from Will Rogers Elementary, and then drove to Sherman Oaks, where their haircuts were cheaper. The family arrived home, and the boys did homework while Brittney cooked dinner. Just like every night. Then there was washing dishes, stories, baths, and bed. After her boys were asleep, Brittney remembered she had to make a phone call, but didn't want to wake them. The small apartment was home, but didn't offer much...

  • Santa Monica High School Over Culver City 54-45 in Men's Basketball

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Feb 13, 2023

    IMG 1)Center Santa Monica High School varsity basketball team coach James Hecht poses with Left Joshua Hecht and Ty Vudmaska inside the North Gym located on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Thursday Febuary 2nd 2023 as Vudmaska and Hecht are both seniors and were being recongnized before the start of Samohi's game vs Culver City IMG 2)Front Center Holden Henderickson from the Santa Monica High School boys varsity basketball team dribbles the basketball while being guarded on the left...

  • Santa Monica High School Beats Culver City Women's Basketball 38-36

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Feb 13, 2023

    IMG 2)Left Keilani Jung from the Culver City High School girls basketball team reaches out as Karen Garcia from Santa Monica High School jumps into the air for a layup attempt inside the North Gym located on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Tuesday February 2nd 2023 as Samohi hosted Culver City in a bay league basketball game and won 38-36 to end the season at 7 wins and 3 losses in league play and 18-10 overall IMG 3)Center Brielle Minor from the Santa Monica High School girls varsity...

  • Santa Monica Animal Shelter Appeals for Help for Luna the Siberian Husky's Eye Surgery

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 13, 2023

    The Santa Monica animal shelter is appealing for donations, hoping to raise $1500 for a 3 year old female Siberian Husky's eye surgery. The surgery is necessary so Luna may have a full dog's life. The post from @santamonicaanimalshelter on Instagram, is below. We need your help to raise funds for sweet dog Luna's veterinary care💜 Luna arrived at the Santa Monica Shelter, with a problem with her left eye. We are asking for donations to help the Santa Monica Shelter to cover the cost of Luna's ne...