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Articles from the March 31, 2023 edition

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  • Oscar Weekend Round-Up! "The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards", "The DriveH2 Pre Oscar Green Gala" at Peterson Automotive Museum

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Lionel Richie and more jubilate The Architects of Beauty at the 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards On Thursday evening March 9, 2023 The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBA'S) were held at the Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Beauty Awards was founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth in 2014 with the intension of recognizing talent in hair, beauty , make-up, styling and photography for film, TV, Music, the Red Carpet, and editorial , as well as...

  • Santa Monica City Council Should Increase Penalties for Catalytic Converter Theft

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 31, 2023

    March 24, 2023 - The City Council of Los Angeles is one vote away from passing a law to create penalties of 6 months in jail or $1,000 in fines for each catalytic converter theft. A person would be assumed to be in possession of the stolen auto part if they can not prove ownership. The proposal, authored by Councilmember John Lee passed 8-4 but must return to the council for a final reading on April 11 before it can be made into law. Current law requires the government to prove the converter...

  • Control Yourself: Don't Use Ultrasonic Bark Control Devices on Your Dog

    Maira Stewart, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    If you or someone you know has a dog who barks a lot, you may scour the Internet for a remedy. One option you might come across is the "Ultrasonic Bark Collar," a collar the dog wears that often comes with a remote control for the human. When dog guardians hear barking (or, on some automatic models, whenever the collar detects barking), the collar releases a high-pitched sound inaudible to humans, but which supposedly annoys the dog enough to stop them from barking. Beware: these devices are nei...

  • Ceiling Collapses at Non-Stop Sushi at Lincoln and Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    11: A ceiling collapse on the street in front of a Japanese restaurant in the mall at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Ocean Park Blvd, damaged the restaurant on Saturday. Six engine companies responded to the situation. Firefighters taped off the block and examined the damage. "How did they have a fire in the kitchen of a sushi restaurant? wondered one onlooker. I mean, isn't sushi like raw fish? " The bystander was correct: There was no fire. The ceiling collapse apparently followed the heavy...

  • Jumper Attempting Suicide at Santa Monica Place Shopping Center Lands On Mall Guest After Third Floor Leap

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Updated: From Capt. Patrick Nulty, SMFD PIO: "At approximately 4:06 p.m. yesterday, Santa Monica Fire responded to 395 Santa Monica Place, adjacent to the Nordstrom for a report of a “Fall”. Upon arrival, paramedics discovered two patients, a male in his 50’s had fallen or jumped from the 3rd floor level inside the Santa Monica Mall, and landed on a female in her 70’s on the ground level." "The male was treated and transported to a local trauma center and was alive upon arrival at the hospita...

  • Santa Monica Canyon Resident Posts Remarkable Photo of Bobcat

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Hunter Payne posted a photo of a bobcat in Santa Monica on Mesa Rd, saying it was take on 3/23/23. "That is a healthy-looking cat! And he/she is keeping herself well-fed. Thanks for a great photo." posted Jessie Horsting in response. "Amazing coloring. I hope she survives and does not eat any poison or poisoned prey. God bless this creature," posted Brad Hill. Bobcats are larger than housecats, but smaller than mountain lions or cougars. "The bobcat (Lynx rufus), also known as the red lynx, is...

  • Donald Trump Indicted Over Alleged "Hush Money" Paid to Pornstar Stormy Daniels, Says New York Times

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Donald Trump has been indicted in New York, over an alleged "hush money" payment made to the adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. The New York Times broke the story on Thursday, March 30th 2023 Trump wants to be handcuffed for court appearance in Stormy Daniels case, sources say. The paper cited four people with knowledge of the matter. No former US president has ever been criminally indicted. The news is set to shake the race for the Republican presidential nomination...