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Articles from the March 20, 2023 edition

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  • LA Marathon To Cause Street Closures on Sunday March 19, 2023

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 20, 2023

    The 33rd annual running of the Los Angeles Marathon is set for Sunday morning. Weather should be overcast but dry, which is perfect weather for a marathon. 30,000 participants will compete in over 20 divisions. The Los Angeles Marathon (formerly known as the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event typically held each spring in Los Angeles, California, since 1986. The marathon was inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games hosted in Los Angeles, and has become one...

  • Silicon Valley Bank Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 20, 2023

    In an expected move, Silicon Valley Bank's former parent company SVB Financial Group filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday. Last Friday Silicon Valley Bank went into FDIC receivership after it was unable to produce cash for its depositors. The Biden Regime bailed out SVC depositors over the $250,000 FDIC insured threshold. Meanwhile, it was revealed that California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) failed to disclose he was a client of Silicon Valley Bank as he lobbied the White House...

  • City of Santa Monica is Aware of LA County's Needle Exchange Program, Is Negotiating Modifications

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 20, 2023

    This week, the biggest local story is that the County of Los Angeles' needle exchange program for addicts operates in several Santa Monica parks. These include Tongva Park, Palisades Park and Reed Park, among other locations. Giving needles to addicts so they can shoot heroin and other drugs seems inconsistent with family life. So we asked Councilmember Phil Brock to comment on the issue. "We have known about this program since November," said Brock, a former Parks and Recreation commissioner. "...

  • Hundred Year Old Santa Monica Trees Fall on Cars, Houses in Latest Storm

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 20, 2023

    10: Work crews could be seen in Santa Monica 90402 cutting up trees that fell in the latest of a series of storms. In one case they smashed a 25 year old BMW. "Claim Filed," a sign said in the window of the smashed vehicle. The 2023 series of storms is at least a one in 25 year event. Rain totals for Los Angeles are above 24 inches. In a typical year, the County receives about 14.5 inches of rain. There have been 11 "atmospheric river" rainstorms so far this year, events where a Pacific...

  • Stabbing at Santa Monica Liquor Store on 20th Street and Pico

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 20, 2023

    A stabbing at Eddie's Liquor Store put one man into the hospital at about 10 pm Monday night, 3.13.2023. Police were looking for the suspect. The victims identity was not released. Police did not immediately release a suspect's name either. Santa Monica Police responded to Eddie's Liquor Store, 2045 Pico Blvd. The individual had sustained life threatening injuries, and was transported by ambulance to the UCLA trauma center....