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Articles from the April 13, 2021 edition

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  • Identity of Royal Family Member Who Allegedly Made "Racist" Remarks About the Sussex Children Revealed?

    Polly Hansen, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2021

    Since the broadcast of the Oprah interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, speculations have abounded as to the identity of the senior royal family member who allegedly had expressed concerns about the skin color of Queen Elizabeth's multiracial great-grandchildren. The answer to the heavy question discussed around the globe might have been finally revealed by Lady Colin Campbell. Also known as Lady C, she is a British socialite and television and radio personality who has published four bo...

  • The Local Crowd Funds A Female Prisoner's Artwork

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Apr 13, 2021

    I'm Amber. I'm the prisoner. You're the Crowd. I need you! I need you to make room in your heart and your budget for me. I'm talking to those who do HAVE it to give!! Yes, you. No, you don't owe me. But you can make a huge difference in my life!! I'm SINGLE and I have NO FAMILY in my life. It's a long story. I touched on it in previous articles. I was in foster care and on the streets most of my life before hitting prison at 20. I'm now 37. I'm an artist. I'm in college! I'm working hard. I...

  • Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Reopens April 2, Albeit in Limited Fashion

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Apr 13, 2021

    After more than a year of forced closure, the Pacific Park amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier has reopened. With the county entering the red, and then the orange tiers of public health restrictions, more sectors of the economy have been allowed to resume operations. However, continued fear over COVID-19 and the constant refrain of the rise of virus variants places restrictions on capacity and some aspects of business reopenings. The amusement park on the pier, for example, will have only a...

  • Santa Monica Launches 'Right to Counsel' Program to Help Tenants Facing Evictions

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2021

    The City of Santa Monica this week launched its pilot Right to Counsel project, an initiative to provide legal assistance and support for tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will help address what is expected to be a wave of evictions in the wake of the public health and economic crises created by the COVID-19 emergency, city officials said in a press release. Local and state eviction moratoriums "have delayed and blunted the impact of potential early evictions, but...

  • SM City Council to Ponder Ban of Items That Can be 'Weaponized' at Protests

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 13, 2021

    The Santa Monica City Council will consider at its April 13 meeting an emergency ordinance which would ban certain items that "can be weaponized" at public assemblies and community events. "There is an increasing concern about violence at public events and about violent clashes at such events between those with opposing views and numerous public protests, demonstrations, and rallies conducted throughout the nation," said city staff in a report. The report cited the cities of Washington D.C,...

  • Travelers to the County No Longer Have to Quarantine Upon Arrival if They are Fully Vaccinated

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Apr 13, 2021

    As Los Angeles County moved into the Orange Tier on Monday and following the latest CDC directives, public health officials issued new guidelines regarding travel. Now travelers who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine upon their entry into the county. Travelers who are not vaccinated must still quarantine. However, they have a choice. If they take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after their arrival that is negative, they only need to quarantine for 7 full days after their arrival. If they...