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Articles from the March 27, 2020 edition

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  • Senior Hour at Costco: I Almost Got Hit Over the Head With a Walker, While Police Watched

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2020

    Today was the first day for the senior hours at Costco, and boy did it get crazy. Knowing that it would most likely be chaotic I called the day before and asked where the senior line would start. The person I spoke with told me that seniors would be lining up at the refund door and there would be a separate area for the General line. When I arrived at 6:45 this morning the general line was already around the store, yet no one was in the designated senior line. I grabbed a cart and headed for...

  • Santa Monica Shuts Beach Parking Lots, In Order to Limit Crowds

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2020

    Today was a great beach day in Santa Monica, and thousands of people came to the beach. This is behavior the city of Santa Monica wants to discourage. "This will last for weeks," said city manager Rick Cole, referring to the Coronavirus emergency declared by City, State and national governments. "Maintain social distancing wash your hands and find a way to exercise 6 feet apart from others." The 100 year old Santa Monica pier was closed a few days ago, the first time since a fire in 1992. Local...

  • 3 SMC Students Test Positive for Covid-19, Including One Previous Diagnosed with Coronavirus

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2020

    Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced that two more students have tested positive for Coronavirus. The college had previously announced that one student had come down with Covid-19, so this brings the total to three SMC students with the illness. The press release from College President Kathryn E. Jeffery is below. We have received confirmed medical reports today that two more Santa Monica College (SMC) students have tested positive for COVID-19, the 2019 novel coronavirus. One of the student...

  • Kindness and Sharing Rules in Quiet, Coronavirus Prepared Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 27, 2020

    I want to list all the nice things people did for me today in Santa Monica. But first, an important message: "The emergency department at Providence St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica desperately needs N95 face masks. They will drive anywhere to pick them up," If you have such masks, either call 310-829-5511 and wait for the operator to ask for the ER. Or DM Allison at @2degreesofalie. So it was a gorgeous day today here in Santa Monica. My day began with a walk to the local market. Later in...