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Articles from the March 2, 2021 edition

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  • Suicide From Parking Structure 2

    Mar 2, 2021

    Reportedly a man jumped off the top of parking structure two Saturday afternoon around 4 PM. Santa Monica police and fire responded to the scene and cleaned up the site. Like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Santa Monica's downtown parking structures have unfortunately become frequent venues for suicidal people. There have been a spate of recent suicides from the parking structures in downtown Santa Monica in the last few years, with about ten reported in 2020. The Golden Gate Bridge in...

  • How One Super Mom With A Love For Animals Started A Mini Ranch During Covid. 

    Christine Peake|Mar 2, 2021

    Rachele Sweetser- known for her custom cookies at Celebrity events and Hollywood parties, found herself with a handful of lemons when Covid hit. As gatherings and parties came to a halt, Mrs. Sweetser turned those lemons into lemonade. She'd been renting a small private barn in Laguna Hills California, with a couple of horses where she and her daughter could ride. In the midst of coping with online school, the Sweetser family felt blessed to have a piece of heaven where they could go and enjoy...

  • SMPD Warns About Couple Targeting the Elderly With Jewelry Thefts

    Mar 2, 2021

    Santa Monica Police say that they are investigating a series of thefts where the suspects are targeting elderly residents. The thefts are of jewelry from people's arms or fingers. Police warned the elderly not to approach strange vehicles, and to be aware of suspicious persons when they are out on a walk "In each of the reported incidents in Santa Monica, a female suspect calls out to the victim from a parked car asking for directions or assistance in an effort to get the victim to come close...

  • What's Missing from City of Santa Monica's Report on Addressing Homelessness

    Marc L. Verville|Mar 2, 2021

    I have read with disappointment the Staff Report accompanying Item 8.A. The report is long on process narrative but entirely deficient on hard objectives and measurable milestones to achieve those objectives. The City must stop focusing on the process and focus on quantifiable OBJECTIVES and the measurable milestones required to achieve them. The Staff Report does not provide any indication of the total amount being either received nor spent on the unhoused issue in Santa Monica. The required...

  • Home Sales And Prices Climb 13% In January

    Rick Cunningham, Cunningham RE dot Com|Mar 2, 2021

    Low mortgage rates and a desire for more space amid COVID-19 pandemic fuels Southern California's housing surge. In January home prices and sales jumped double digits in Southern California as prospective buyers rush to take advantage of historic low mortgage rates. The data shows the hot housing market is extending into the new year. Real estate experts say there are several things contributing to this competitive market during the pandemic. The cost to borrow has plunged with rates dropping...

  • Safe In-Person Vote Centers Open for March 2 Special Elections

    Corva Corvax|Mar 2, 2021

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced Vote Centers are open and available for voting for the March 2 Special Elections, including the Senate District 30 Special Primary Election. The election is limited to the City of Los Angeles and to this particular senate seat, which opened up when 30th District State Senator Holly Mitchell won a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors last year. Seven candidates are running. The frontrunner...

  • I FORTI. Un emozionante film Cileno nel crescente panorama dei film a soggetto LGBTQ+

    Lucrezia Barboni, Special to the Observer|Mar 2, 2021

    Le opportunità variano di situazione in situazione e anche a seconda di come noi le consideriamo. Ci sono persone che creano delle opportunità e ci sono persone che sono alla ricerca di queste ultime. Alle volte inseguiamo un'opportunità e, casualmente, ci imbattiamo in una situazione che non ci saremmo mai aspettati... Ma, effettivamente, cosa significa avere un'opportunità? Nel film "Los fuertes", detto anche "The strong ones", questo è uno dei temi principali. Il film è uscì nelle sale n...

  • Post- COVID Celebrity Drive up in honor of the Golden Globes

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 2, 2021

    2/17/2021- Los Angeles-- Touted as one of the first post-Lockdown Celebrity Gifting suites, DPA hosted an in-person Golden Globes Gifting lounge at the beautiful LUXE hotel in Brentwood, Los Angeles. COVID-19 guidelines were followed and invited guests were able to visit the gifting suite and be gifted in honor of being nominated for this year's Golden Globes. Even the lockdown has not stopped tinsel town from indulging in some appreciation for the arts and fashion. DPA, a leader in celebrity...