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Articles from the March 6, 2024 edition

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  • Its Time to Make Good Trouble Over Outsized Gelson's Project, Says Neighborhood Group

    Karen Croner|Mar 6, 2024

    Dear Neighbors, TIME TO "MAKE GOOD TROUBLE! I am writing to ask you to show up and use your voices and simple presence to "make good trouble" tomorrow night, Monday, Feb. 4th, regarding the oversized Gelson's development at the Architectural Review Board meeting at City Hall at 7 pm. Alternatively you could WRITE A LETTER to the ARB to be received by 12 pm tomorrow, the 4th, pleading, yelling, singing out that residents’ concerns must be respected. What we want is good for future tenants at G...

  • Santa Monica is Broke. 28% of sales tax is generated downtown, an area with a now-45% vacancy rate

    John Alle|Mar 6, 2024

    Tuesday evening February 20th I attended the Santa Monica City Council's Audit Sub-Committee Meeting. The Audit Subcommittee is not a City commission or board. It is supposed to provide an alternative way for employees, taxpayers or other citizens to confidentially report suspected illegal, improper, wasteful or fraudulent activity and provide periodic review and selection of external auditors. It is supposed to act in an 'advisory' capacity and review all City audit reports, analyze their...

  • Men's Counterfeit Purchases Double That of Women According to British Study

    Mar 6, 2024

    February 29, 2024, Los Angeles, CA – A recent study by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) sheds light on a concerning trend: men are the primary buyers of counterfeit goods. The study surveyed 1,000 men aged 16 to 60 who are active on social media at least once a week. Comparisons were drawn with a previous study focused on 1000 female consumers conducted in 2021. The findings indicate that men are twice as likely as women to purchase counterfeit items. Specifically, 35 p...

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents '2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More'

    Cameron Andrews, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2024) - Amid the current surge of antisemitism on campuses, online, and on streets worldwide, supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will come together with new resolve as it presents the "2024 Western Region Tribute Dinner: Together We Can Do More" on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Western Region Tribute Dinner will honor Helen Mirren, via a prerecorded montage and acceptance speech, and Moses Libitzky, in person, during...

  • Toxin Free Pets at the Lighthouse Church

    What Matters West LA|Mar 6, 2024

    Our pets are suffering from an explosion of cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other chronic health challenges. The pharmaceutical industry controls veterinary industry standards and protocols just as it does in our own health care. Love for our furry family members is manipulated to further their own agenda resulting in over-medicalization and undesirable side effects, causing additional illnesses for our beloved pets. What Matters West L.A. Presents: Integrative Veterinary Care Lighthouse...

  • Reestablish a Lawful Community: Elect Jonathan Hatami for Los Angeles County District Attorney

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 6, 2024

    February 1, 2024 - Can you imagine Santa Monica without drug addicts exposing themselves while you're waiting for a bus? Where vagrants are not allowed to take up residence in your garage? Where those who commit retail theft actually get charged and go to jail? Jonathan Hatami can imagine that. A veteran of the United States Armed Forces and a Los Angeles County prosecutor for the past seventeen years, Hatami is running for District Attorney, the job George Gascon has abdicated since taking the...

  • California Voters Prepare to Dump Progressive Voter Reform Initiative called Proposition 47

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 6, 2024

    A proposed ballot initiative that would reverse California's Prop. 47, has gathered 400,000 signatures, about 2/3rds of the number needed to put it on the ballot. "Proposition 47, was passed by tragically misinformed voters in 2014, and flagrantly titled "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" by then Attorney General Kamala Harris," say the measures proponents. "It reduced a host of serious felonies to misdemeanors, including drug crimes, date rape, and all thefts under $950, even for repeat...

  • Flash Flood Warning Issued for Western Los Angeles County, Including Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 6, 2024

    The National has issued a flash flood alert for Western Los Angeles County. This at 5:53 pm PST on March 6, 2024. The alert reads as follows: "Flash Flood Warning in effect for Western Los Angeles County until 10:00PM. Dangerous street flooding is possible. Avoid non-essential travel. DO NOT walk, swim or drive your vehicle through flood waters." Over an inch of rain fell Wednesday....