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Articles from the April 10, 2023 edition

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  • Woman Shoved Into a Vehicle, Abducted in Westwood Near UCLA

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2023

    An Incident reported at 900 Tiverton Ave. at 2:13 PM, said that a female was shoved into a vehicle, which then fled the scene. Police report the suspect vehicle is a white sedan with a temporary California license plate BV02M268. Police confirmed this was a kidnapping. The kidnapping suspect is a man wearing gray sweatpants and a blue bandana. He reportedly shoved a woman in a purple shirt into a white sedan with temporary California plates. The incident was initially reported on the Citizen...

  • Santa Monica Hosts Venice High in a non league Baseball Game March 4th

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Apr 10, 2023

    Img1) Senior Christian Recendez from the Santa Monica High School boys varsity baseball team gets low to the ground to field the baseball which was hit into play by a batter from Venice High School at Santa Monica High School on Saturday March 4th 2023 when SAMOHI hosted VENICE in a non league baseball game won 2-1 improving their record to 5 wins 2 losses and 1 tie on the season. IMG2) Junior Sage Douglass from the Santa Monica High School varsity baseball team bunts the baseball into play...

  • Parking: California State Government Aims to Take Over Local Control, Lower Parking Requirements for New Buildings

    Tricia Crane, Northeast Neighbors|Apr 10, 2023

    The below was an email sent by Northeast Neighbors community group advocate Tricia Crane to the group members regarding a recent presentation: Dear Northeast Neighbors and friends, Monday's meeting was one of our most informative and provocative. It was also the first time we have dedicated the entire two hours to one speaker and topic: Transit expert Thomas Rubin on "What to Expect with Proposed Parking Changes." Despite its modest title, Rubin's brilliant presentation reveals the scope and...

  • LAPD Searches for 3 Carjacking Suspects with Semi Automatic Weapon in Venice Tuesday Night

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2023

    3:15 am update: LAPD breaking down the perimeter, all suspects outstanding. 3 suspects believed to be teenagers. 11 pm update: Suspect said to be hiding out near Golds Gym in Venice. 4.4.23: Three suspects who discharged a firearm near Bicknell and Main Street in Santa Monica, then proceeded to hijack a private automobile. They drove it tp Venice. The suspects then crashed the carjacked vehicle. Three male hispanics dressed in black, were said to have participated. One was wearing a mask and...

  • Mental Patient Walks Onto the Tarmac of Santa Monica Airport Wednesday Afternoon, Disrupting Air Traffic.

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2023

    Behavioral patient at Santa Monica airport wandered onto the tarmac on Wednesday afternoon. The police department was on scene. The incident disrupted takeoffs and landings at Clover Field for a while. Meanwhile, another traumatic injury was reported at Santa Monica place. A man tried to commit suicide last Wednesday by jumping off the third floor balcony. He hit a woman who was shopping below....

  • Person Overdoses on MTA Train Platform in Downtown Santa Monica Terminal

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 10, 2023

    14: A patient suffering from a narcotics overdose was reported on the Exposition line MTA train. Santa Monica Fire Department treated the patient, who was not breathing, on the platform in Downtown Santa Monica. Two doses of narcan were administered. The SMFD and Los Angeles County Sheriff's department handled the call. It was not immediately known if the patient had been a passenger on the train. Drug use has been reported on the Expo line in the past. The patient was ultimately...