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Articles from the February 27, 2023 edition

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  • Video Emerges of Garbage Spilling into Santa Monica Bay as a Result of Recent Storms

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    13: Video has emerged of plastic bottles and other garbage floating into Santa Monica Bay as a result of this week's storm. Every kind of trash one can possibly imagine — from plastic bottles and cans to blankets, pillows and mattresses — has floated down creekbeds and storm drains in Los Angeles County. It ends up floating on the area’s beaches. Recent rains have of course, some positive effects too; the areas reservoirs are closer to full now. But the rain’s side effect has created...

  • Brush Fire Over the McClure Tunnel Said to have been caused by an Arsonist

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    12: A fire above the McClure Tunnel Thursday was said to have been set by an arsonist. One suspect of interest is in Santa Monica Police custody. The fire which occurred at 7 am, affected the brush alongside the tunnel and was said to have briefly closed the connector between the !0 Interstate and PCH. "On my way to work today, and there was a raging fire over the McClure Tunnel. The overpass. Because of the hanging overgrowth burning embers were falling. I would have filmed but i had to...

  • City of Santa Monica Declares Homeless Emergency to Access Federal Funds

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    There have been a lot of homeless people in Santa Monica for the last 30 years. But last Tuesday, the City of Santa Monica declared it an emergency. Like the City of LA and the County, Santa Monica has declared a state of emergency over homelessness. While some saw the move as political, others said it would allow the City to apply for funds from other sources, to combat the problem which has intensified in the last ten years. "It will amplify our request for federal aid, state aid, and county...

  • The 10TH Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Radiate with Stars.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    9: the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706)) held its 10th annual awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. This exciting award show was hosted by actress Melissa Peterman. Talented Franke Grande (Ariana Grande's brother) introduced the red carpet pre-show ceremony. Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" received two winning awards for the best period and/or character make-up and period and or character hair styling There were five special...