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Articles from the March 29, 2022 edition

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  • After He Smashed a Store Window, This Homeless Man Ran to Hide in the Alley Where Police Found Him

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 29, 2022

    After a homeless dude named Austin Reed Turner-Crawford smashed a car window, the SMPD sent someone to find him in the alley behind the store. This on 17th Street and Pico Blvd, on Sunday March 20th. The police press release follows. It notes that Turner Crawford had an outstanding Burglary warrant. On March 20, 2022, at about 2:50 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to investigate a commercial burglary at 1709 Pico Blvd, Dr. T House. When SMPD officers arrived on...

  • Santa Monica Agrees to Pay $1.75 Million to Settle Officer-Involved Shooting Lawsuit

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 29, 2022

    The city of Santa Monica has finalized a settlement with a 31-year-old man who was struck in the head by a gunshot fired by a former Santa Monica Police Department officer, officials announced this week. The $1.75 million settlement was approved by the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday night, according Daniel Balaban, the plaintiff's attorney. A notice filed in Los Angeles federal court on March 14 stated that the complaint filed by attorneys for Van Nuys resident Wolfgang Mountford was...

  • Poll Shows Los Angeles County DA George Gascon Could Lose a Recall Election if it Were Held Today

    Corva Corvax, Observer Staff|Mar 29, 2022

    March 24, 2022 - A poll commissioned by the Los Angeles Police Protective League shows a plurality of voters would vote to recall controversial LA County District Attorney George Gascon. The same poll conducted last year showed an opposite result, with strong plurality supporting the district attorney. Over the last year, more voters grew undecided and sentiment against Gascon shifted 18 points. The poll, conducted by New Bridge Strategy, solicited the opinion of 800 "likely" voters throughout...

  • 80% of Last Week's Covid Deaths in Los Angeles County were of Vaccinated Individuals

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 29, 2022

    March 24, 2022 - Last week, 100 additional people died of the Covid virus, as such deaths are calculated by the LA County Department of Public Health. 80 of those deaths were of vaccinated individuals. Currently, 72.5% of the county is fully vaccinated. If the vaccine had no effect, then one would expect roughly 72.5% of deaths to occur in vaccinated people. Instead 7.5% more deaths than expected occurred among the vaccinated than the unvaccinated last week. The vaccines have long ago proven...

  • DPA's Pre-Oscar Gift Suite Brings a Touch of Hollywood Glamour during the award season.

    Preity Uppala, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 29, 2022

    Los Angeles- 26th, March 2022 For the most prestigious Cinema Award show in the world, the Academy Awards, the Dubois Pelin & Associates (DPA) was the host of it's well-known Pre-Oscars gift suite. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the stars to an array of exciting and cutting-edge brands and products. Held at the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood, this year's luxurious pre-Oscar Gift Suite was attended by number of celebrities and PR influencers. DPA certainly provided one of the most...