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Articles from the April 11, 2024 edition

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  • Michael Milken receives the "Humanitarian Award", at the United Hatzalah of Israel's 4th Los Angeles Gala by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    \March 20, 2024, the United Hatzalah presented its 4th Los Angeles Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067 This wonderful event, attend by over 1200 people raised more than $12 million for the organization's lifesaving work in Israel. The United Hatzalah, which has 7,000 volunteers in Israel, dispenses emergency medical services to those in need, and an average response time of three minutes or less. They are called the "Angeles in Orange" because of...

  • Star Trek Set Coming to Sci-Fi World Museum located in the Old Sears Building at 302 Colorado in Downtown Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer STaff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    The Sci-Fi World Musuem announced that it will host the iconic 10 Forward set from the Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The set will be hosted in the old Sears building on Colorado and 4th Street, and will be open to the public. You may have heard the news last week that after more then 10 years, the SCI-FI WORLD: The Experience, Is Finally coming to Los Angeles on May 27th. Located inside the historic former Sears building at 302 Colorado Avenue. "Star Trek set coming to Sci-Fi...

  • Solar Eclipse Monday; Pedestrian Dies Near Pier; Malibu School District Separation Efforts

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    Pedestrian Dies Near Pier A pedestrian was killed early in the morning of April 1 in an apparent automobile accident at Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue. Police were called at approximately 5:30 am and sealed off the area for their investigation. The driver of the vehicle remained on-scene and cooperated with the police. The pedestrian victim was declared dead at the scene. The identity of this individual has not been provided by authorities. By 11:20 am, police had concluded their...

  • Get a Free Gun Safety Lock from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health|Apr 11, 2024

    Gun Safety Locks are Available Now at Six LA County Medical Facilities – No Questions Asked To address the public health crisis of gun violence, the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention, housed in the Department of Public Health, has made 60,000 gun safety locks available to the public; free, no questions asked. Free gun safety locks will initially be available at six County medical facilities: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center High Desert Regional Health Center Los Angeles General M...

  • Does Santa Monica Require That Nonprofits Obtain City Business Licenses?

    Olga Zurawska, Special to the Observer|Apr 11, 2024

    Hello City Attorney Sloan and City Manager White, Since the City Council is about to discuss an update to the business license/tax ordinance, this is to request that the City clarify whether non-profit organizations are subject to the City business license requirement or not. Last year when I enquired about this issue with the City Attorney's Office, the following response was offered: "In general, a nonprofit is exempt from paying the City's business license tax, but is still required to apply...

  • Charges that Assessment Money Wasted at Downtown Santa Monica Inc

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Apr 11, 2024

    April 5, 2024 - As 54 downtown businesses are in the process of legally withdrawing from the private non-profit organization, Downtown Santa Monica Inc, charges have been leveled that the city-controlled operation wastes the money they collect from assessments on business and property owners. Downtown Santa Monica Inc is not a Business Improvement District, in which the businesses themselves run and decide on improvements, additional security, and other matters. Instead, DTSM is controlled by...

  • Wrong Way Driver Causes Deadly Collision at Overland Entrance to the Santa Monica Freeway.

    Observer Staff|Apr 11, 2024

    A crash on the 10 Freeway that involved a wrong way driver killed one person and sent three others to the hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. According to preliminary information, the three-car collision occurred just after 1:50 a.m. Sunday on the westbound span of the 10 near Overland Avenue in West L.A.'s Rancho Park neighborhood. The deceased was a 19 year old boy riding in the vehicle struck by the wrong way driver. The driver, a 51 year old woman, was arrested at the scene...