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Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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  • Compton Dominguez High School Is On Fire Monday Night. One Building Fully Engulfed in Flames

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    Dominguez High School in Compton is on fire, according to dispatchers. One building is fully engulfed in flames. Several fire companies are battling the blaze. The fire started at 7 pm, and fire fighters are said to be in defensive mode. #Breaking: Dominguez High School in #Compton is on fire, reports Jeff Vaughn @kcalnews...

  • Burst Fire Hyrdrant Floods a CVS Pharmacy at 2602 Santa Monica Blvd

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    A burst fire hydrant or water main at 2602 Santa Monica Blvd flooded the CVS Pharmacy at 26th and SM Blvd on Monday night. Both a broken water main and sparking electrical box were reported at that intersection. The large parking lot at 26th and Santa Monica Blvd was flooded. Starbucks workers were forced to lock the door to keep out the water. The Santa Monica Fire Dept. secured the fire hydrant by 6 pm, about 2 hours after the accident that caused it....

  • Santa Monica City Council Targets Montana Avenue for Effective Transformation and Destruction.

    Houman David Hemmati M.D. Ph.D., Santa Monica Resident|Feb 23, 2023

    Dear Mayor Davis & Santa Monica City Council, I join thousands of my neighbors and fellow Santa Monica citizens and residents to say that I am absolutely outraged by the proposal to change the zoning on Montana Avenue and other quiet, beautiful, pedestrian-friendly avenues in our iconic, seaside city, to allow five and six-story buildings. While some of you may view this as a magic solution to homelessness or housing affordability in Santa Monica, or one way to meet the state's inappropriately...

  • LASD Arrests Suspect in Murder of Bishop David O'Connell, 69, in Hacienda Heights

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    LA County Sheriff Robert Luna has identified the suspect in the February 18, 2023 murder of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell as Carlos Medina, 65. Suspect Medina is the husband of the Bishop's housecleaner, and drove an SUV. He had previously done work in the Bishop's residence. A tipster said Medina had left his Torrance CA home for Central California. Homicide investigators served a warrant. They conducted callouts for Medina to surrender, but he refused to come out of his residents, said S...

  • Train Wreck in Ohio Released More Chemicals Than Initially Reported, MSM Says

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    Note: This story was immediately shadow banned by Google search and big tech. Please share it on social media, thank you.-- SG The mainstream media is now reporting that the release of chemicals in the Ohio train wreck on February 3d was more serious than initially reported. Online conspiracy theories have postulated that the balloon stories of the last month, were an attempt by the major media sources to distract attention from the wreck and chemical release. Chemicals released included...

  • Ralphs was robbed Olympic and Cloverfield PD on scene

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    13: "SMPD Officers were dispatched to Ralphs Grocery Store at about 10:00 PM to take a burglary report. Two unknown males entered the second floor offices by using an unknown pry tool. Suspects rummaged through the drawers of two offices. No known loss at this time." wrote Lt. Rudy Flores, SMPD Public Information Officer....

  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez in Dunkin Donuts Commercial on the Superbowl

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2023

    10: In August, Ben Affleck was "caught" by Papparazi kissing J Lo outside a Dunkin Donuts, while holding a bag of Dunkin Donuts. Today, Affleck appears in a Super Bowl commercial where he gives customers at the Dunkin Donuts drivethrough, whatever they ask for. Where we being trolled in August? Yeah, probably. In the commercial, Ben Affleck mans the drive through while customers recognize him and ask for selfies. "How can it be this cheap and this good?" Affleck asks, which is kind of a...