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Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition

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  • Three Great Award Shows 2023! The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Awards, The 50th Annual Annie Awards, and The American Cinema Editors ACE Eddie Awards 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    This past month was a whirl-wind of exciting pre-Oscar 2023 Award shows in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Critics Association HCA Film Awards 2023 was held on Friday February 24, 2023 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. The comedian Tig Notaro hosted the ceremony. The Hollywood Critics Association was established in 2016 with the objective to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices within the world of entertainment criticism and journalism. A24’S ...

  • Dead Homeless Person Found at Park, 4th Street and Strand Avenue in Santa Monica, 90405

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    The Santa Monica Fire Department recovered the body of an apparently homeless man at Mary Hotchkiss Park near 4th and Strand. The SMFD confirmed the person was dead on arrival . In a separate incident, someone deployed pepper spray in the alley at 620 Santa Monica Blvd, after one person punched another in the face. One person was pepper sprayed, and one was punched in the face. Unknown if the pepper spray was from the SMPD or suspect. Assault confirmed, both Assailant and victim had medical...

  • Three Separate Assaults in Santa Monica Over One Weekend

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    Santa Monica Police apparently handled three different assaults in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 19th. The first was at a known draw for crime, the 7/11 on Wilshire and 7th Street. An assault was reported at 630 Wilshire Blvd. at the 7/11 convenience store. SMPD were also on scene traumatic injury Sunday afternoon at 300 Broadway. Another assault occurred on Sunday afternoon at 2720 Main Street in the Ocean Park neighborhood. This is the site of the Victorian clubhouse. An ambulance and several...

  • Like Putin, Hitler Once Visited Occupied Mariupol. And That Did Not Work Out Well for Hitler

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. Old file photos have emerged showing the World War II Nazi leader visiting occupied Mariupol. Ukrainian historian Anton Gerashchenko points out on Twitter that like Russian president Vladimir Putin, Adolf Hitler once visited occupied Mariupol. "Another dictator also visited Mariupol once. We know how his story ended. Photo 📷: Hitler visiting Army Group South HQ at Mariupol, Ukraine in December 1941. Many historians and contemporaries claim that it...

  • Putin and Trump Both Face Indictment In the Same Week, as does Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    Beware the Ides of March. Three leaders or former leaders of major countries face indictment this week. Supporters of all 3 denounced the charges or threatened charges as politically inspired. Law professors from Jonathan Turley to Alan Dershowitz immediately condemned the New York State investigation and impending indictment of former US President Donald J. Trump. Trump himself announced that he would be "arrested" on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. CNN said they spoke to prosecutor Andrew Gage's...

  • Dripping Pomegranate Juice and Plutonian Pirouettes, Aquarius blows minds as she strips herself bare

    Alita Arose, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 23, 2023

    The archetype dripping in pomegranate juice makes his deliciously messy entry onto the stage of Aquarius March 23, 2023. Pluto. Furthest from the sun, he rules over everything scapegoated as taboo in the collective: sex, death, and power. Money too. With a sonorous rhythm, he walks in chilling confidence. Everything about him is otherworldly, except for his chthonic appetites. That which binds the entelechy of humanity to its carnal nature all have prominent placed jewels on his quiet crown. The...