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Articles from the March 15, 2023 edition

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  • LA County Gives Away Needles and Bongs to Addicts in Santa Monica Parks and Tourist Attractions

    John Alle, Santa Monica Coalition|Mar 15, 2023

    Director BARBARA FERRER, Ph.D., and her 4th in command at the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Gary Tsai. M.D., are at it again, this time in Santa Monica. The City has acknowledged that without the knowledge of its Police Department, residents and businesses, it has funded and allowed over a year for the County and the Venice Family Clinic to administer a clandestine needle and synthetic drug distribution program in one of the City's largest parks (Reed Park), adjacent to the Children's...

  • The Drowsy Chaperone "Does what a musical Should -- Gives you a little tune to carry in your head for when you're feeling blue."

    Marni Ayers Brady, Special to the Observer|Mar 15, 2023

    The Drowsy Chaperone transported theatergoers to the 1920's. A tale of romance with a zany cast of characters, including dancing gangsters, huge musical numbers, mistaken identity, and vaudeville style gags all set in the roaring 20's. Hailed as "the Perfect Broadway Musical" by New York Magazine, The Drowsy Chaperone has also been called "the funniest musical you've never heard of." It's shocking this hilarious show isn't more widely known. It was a winner of five Tony Awards and seven Drama...

  • Conditions at the Santa Monica Main Library are Worse than Ever After Murder

    Alyssa Erdley, Opinion|Mar 15, 2023

    March 9, 2023 - In an email to the Library Board, Santa Monica business and property owner John Alle included dozens of sobering photos and video clips illustrating the unsafe and unclean conditions at the main library and downtown generally. "GOOD GUARD SECURITY is the new security guard firm the City hired to replace ALLIED UNIVERSAL SECURITY. Good Guard Security is doing a lousy job, worse than Allied Universal Security," Alle wrote. Alle had attended the Library Board's meeting the previous...