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Articles from the March 17, 2023 edition

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  • Structure Fire at 1300 Oak Street Displaces One Residence in Santa Monica's Ocean Park neighborhood.

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    14: A structure fire on Wednesday evening damaged a house in the 1300 block of Oak Street. The SMFD responded within minutes, and brought the blaze under control. One patient was transported. The fire occurred after the conclusion of a two day rainstorm that dropped 2 inches of rain today. One residence was reportedly displaced by the fire....

  • Woman Found Beaten and Bloodied in her Car. Santa Monica Police Are Looking For a Suspect.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    Santa Monica Police have issued a press release for a January recent incident, where a woman was found beaten and bloodied in a passenger seat of her jeep. She could not remember the details of the incident. Police believe the person driving is the person who beat her. Security camera footage shows nothing useful to the investigation, because the street was dark. "The female victim told officers she had trouble remembering several hours of the day, including how she sustained her injuries."...

  • Full-service "stay and play" resort for dogs and cats welcomes furry companions in Santa Monica

    Christina Cherekdjian, Sterling Communications|Mar 17, 2023

    Santa Monica has many hundreds of hotel rooms for dogs. Now it has a hotel for pets, too. "With dogs and cats living in the majority of Santa Monica homes, Wag Hotels Santa Monica is a welcome addition to this pet-loving community, says WAG in a press release. "It has over 4,000 square feet of supervised outdoor play yards, a range of private rooms and suites, a retail boutique stocked with treats, toys and pet couture, and a luxurious grooming salon - that's a lot to wag your tail over." The...

  • Homeless Man Stabs a City of Santa Monica Custodian in Palisades Park

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    A homeless man stabbed a downtown SM Custodian in Palisades Park Wednesday morning, 8:15 am PST, 3/15/23. The victim was said to be in good condition. He was transported to Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA, which is the nearest trauma hospital to Santa Monica. The SMPD posted the following on their Instagram account on 3.16.23: The Santa Monica Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division (CID), in conjunction with the Special Operations Division, has identified and arrested a...

  • A Hotel Guest Smoking in Bed Causes Fire That Damages Motel at 1102 Pico Blvd in Santa Monica Saturday

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    10: A structure fire damaged a motel on the corner of 11th and Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Fire Dept. extinguished the fire at the 1970's era motel fire at around 3 pm PST. SMFD's PIO, Patrick Nulty, said that they began receiving multiple 911 calls about the fire at about 12:38 p.m. Saturday. "Police and Fire Department resources quickly responded and arrived to find a well-developed fire consuming one unit of the single-story motel. Firefighters initiated an aggressive...

  • Mudslide Reported in 1500 Block of Pacific Coast Highway, 2 Blocks Past the McClure Tunnel

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    14: Dispatchers Wednesday morning received a report of debris in the middle of PCH. The report came on 3/15/23, just before 1 am. The debris may have accompanied a landslide or mudslide from the cliffs below Palisades Park. Such slides are rare in Santa Monica but do happen, and authorities have taken steps to stabilize the cliffs. The call to 911 dispatch came in the middle of a 2 inches of rain fell on Santa Monica, about midway through a 24 hour period....

  • Regent Will Take Over Loews Santa Monica Hotel and Resort at 1700 Ocean Avenue

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 17, 2023

    IHG Hotels and Resorts (IHG), aka Regent Hotel Chain has announced that it will take over operation of the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, which suddenly closed in February. The flowery press release from the chain is below. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), marketed as IHG Hotels & Resorts, is a British multinational hospitality company headquartered in Windsor, England, says Wikipedia. IHG is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. It is also a constituent of th...