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Articles from the March 10, 2023 edition

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  • 8th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, March 1 - 31, Supports Food Pantries throughout Los Angeles County

    Phyllis Grabot, Corridor Communications, Inc.|Mar 10, 2023

    SANTA MONICA, CALIF., February 15, 2023 – Flair Cleaners, Southern California's leading eco-friendly dry cleaner, will host its 8th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive, Hang Up Hunger, March 1 - 31, 2023. The drive benefits the Salvation Army Santa Monica food pantry. Flair Cleaners is matching donations up to 250 pounds of food donated by customers. "Food insecurity is a growing challenge in our communities, especially with inflation and "shrinkflation," on almost every type of food product," said G...

  • Open Fist's 'wicked good' comedy 'To the Bone' re-opens for 4-week run at Theatre 68 Arts Complex

    Mar 10, 2023

    Open Fist Theatre Company's world premiere production of To the Bone, written and directed by Catherine Butterfield, will get a four-week remount March 4 through March 26 at the Theatre 68 Arts Complex in NoHo. Tisha Terrasini Banker, Alice Kors, Kacey Mayeda, Jack David Sharpe and Amanda Weier reprise their roles in Butterfield's dark comedy about family, baseball and genetics called "one of the year's best new plays" by Stage Scene LA; "crude, hilarious and unequivocally acute" by Gia On The...

  • Two Men Detained After Shots Fired on Third Street Promenade Sunday Night

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    13: Shots were fired on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade Sunday night, Police dispatchers said. Witnesses heard 2 gunshots The suspect was described as a White male wearing all black, with a black baseball cap, on the short side. SMPD was said to be contacting a possible subject at the Sketchers Shoe Store on the Promenade. Later, two people were said to have been detained....

  • Actress Ashley Tisdale Hosts Successful Opening Night Premiere Party for l LA Art Show 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    On Wednesday evening February 22, 2023 Ashley Tisdale hosted the Opening Night Premiere Party, raising funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, which specializes in research and treatment of children with cancer has been the show's charitable partner for the past nine years, who receives 15% of all ticket proceeds. St Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas opened its doors on February 4, 1962. The LA Art Show's 28th edition is the...

  • Body of Deceased Person Found in Santa Monica Mountains in Pacific Palisades

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    We are receiving reports that the body of a deceased person has been found in Pacific Palisades after the Los Angeles Fire Department performed a rescue operation. The deceased person may have been a hiker. Four engine companies were said to be on scene. This is breaking news, as of 3 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2023....

  • Suspect Overdoses in Santa Monica Police Dept. Custody While Being Transported to SM Jail

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 10, 2023

    One suspect was transported to UCLA Hospital in Westwood after he overdosed en route to the Santa Monica Jail. "Male suspect arrested by SMPD Officers was being transported to our jail when he claimed that he was overdosing on a drug. He was at the entrance of our jail before being transported to a local hospital to be medically cleared. He never made it inside our jail," writes Lt. Rudy Flores, SMPD public information officer. "He has not been booked yet but from what I understand he was...