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Articles from the April 15, 2024 edition

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  • Protest Against the Free Needle Distribution Program in Downtown Santa Monica on April 16

    The Santa Monica Coalition

    Please join The Santa Monica Coalition this Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30am in Reed Park for a Protest in Opposition to the Needle Distribution Program. The City of Santa Monica and the Los Angeles County along with Venice Family Clinic have been operating the only open-air, publicly funded, needle distribution program in the state. They make their distributions at Reed Park, Tongva and Palisades Park (along Ocean Avenue). This program is attracting substance abusers to settle in our parks, inject...

  • O.J. Simpson Dead of Prostate Cancer, Age 76. More Famous For the Murders of his Ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff WRiter|Apr 15, 2024

    OJ Simpson has died of prostate cancer at the age of 76. The football hero was more recently known as an actor, then a murder suspect in a double murder. The following is from Wikipedia: Orenthal James Simpson (July 9, 1947 – April 10, 2024), commonly referred to as O. J. Simpson or O. J., was an American football running back, actor, and broadcaster. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills, and is regarded as one of the greatest r...

  • British Beauty Entrepreneur Melanie Marlo's Weekly Majestic Breakfast At Ye Olde King's Head.

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Apr 15, 2024

    Ye Olde King's Head has a new weekly royal treat in store every Friday morning for anyone who loves everything British, particularly a world famous British Breakfast. British local beauty Melanie Marlo hosted her first of many future weekly gatherings, where guests mingled, networked and made new friends as they enjoyed a selection of delicious traditional British fare. The nostalgic Crown Room at Ye Olde King's Head was brimming with but not limited to just British guests, their motto is " all...

  • Why Won't Amazon Deliver Bear Spray to my Santa Monica Address When Addicts, Crime and Other Dangerous Things Are Delivered There?

    Adnan Safadi, Special to the Observer|Apr 15, 2024

    Amazon won't deliver bear spray to my Santa Monica address. Why not? LA County's Department Of Public Health and Santa Monica's City Manager are delivering drugs and needles to my Santa Monica address. Malibu and Beverly Hills and Skid Row and the Palisades are delivering drug addicts to my Santa Monica address. LA's District Attorney is delivering hardened criminals to my Santa Monica address. Santa Monica's Police Department and Santa Monica's City Government are delivering a public safety...

  • Can I Claim Social Security and Still Work?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Apr 15, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Can I Claim Social Security and Still Work? Dear Rusty: I will be turning 63 soon. Can I apply for Social Security and continue to work? Would I be limited to how many hours or how much I could make? I know my monthly SS amount would be cut by 30%, or somewhere around there, but how would working affect me? I was trying to read up on this, but the $1 and $2 thing confused me. I have an offer to take a work-at-home position and need to decide soon, but it is a cut in income. The c...

  • Watch the Video - I Dare You, Santa Monica City Council - Look at the True Effect of Free Needle Distribution in Our City

    Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer|Apr 15, 2024

    Dear Council, After attending the Friday meeting with LA County Health officials, I was given this vague and unsubstantiated "joint statement" from LA County and Santa Monica regarding the needle distribution in our parks (attached). How disappointing to learn that Santa Monica has supported this deeply confused policy, against the wishes of its residents, all along. The following word salad paragraph in particular has NO connection to reality or science that I can see, (and to be clear I'm all...

  • Terrenea Resort Announces the Return of Summer Favorites: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 15, 2024

    Terranea's Exciting Spring Events Include a Food and Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Derby Day Celebration With the summer season quickly approaching, oceanfront Terranea Resort invites guests to revel in a seamless blend of luxury, relaxation, unparalleled service and awe-inspiring coastal vistas as they enjoy the resort's celebrated culinary events: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace – all overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. In addition to these s...

  • How to Prevent Dog Bites

    Department of Animal Care and Control|Apr 15, 2024

    The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is pleased to share advice this week in acknowledgment of Dog Bite Prevention Week. Dog Bite Prevention Week is here to raise awareness about the serious health risks posed by dog bites and to educate the public on how to prevent them. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, with over 800,000 requiring medical attention....

  • Lawsuit Against Anaheim and Riverside Over Canceled Right-Wing Rallies Proceeds; Newsom Deploys 500 Surveillance Cameras to Oakland; Hochman Ahead of Gascon by 21 Points in Poll;Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Apr 15, 2024

    Courts, Rulings & Lawsuits Second Circuit revives suit from Connecticut veteran challenging state park handgun law Connecticut veteran David Nastri is allowed to challenge the constitutionality of handgun carry laws in state parks, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. Nastri sued Connecticut officials last year over a rule that bars the carrying of handguns in state parks for self-defense purposes but allows it for hunting and sport. Courthouse News Service Murder convictions...

  • Gas Prices Rose Almost 20 Cents Per Gallon in Los Angeles Last Week

    Gas Buddy|Apr 15, 2024

    Average gasoline prices in Los Angeles have risen 19.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.28/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,135 stations in Los Angeles. Prices in Los Angeles are 34.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 40.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has increased 3.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.02 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Los Angeles was...

  • Reports of Armed Suspect in the Bluffs Closes PCH in Santa Monica for Two Hours

    Observer Staff|Apr 15, 2024

    April 8, 2024 - The Pacific Coast Highway was closed for nearly two hours today around noon as police negotiated with an armed suspect. At 12:07, the Santa Monica Police Department sent out an alert that they were closing the Pacific Coast Highway from Entrada south to the I-10 Freeway 4th Street exit. As is typical, the alert gave no details about the "Police activity" that was taking place, but social media posts reported that a suspect may have assaulted individuals on the beach and then...

  • LA Department of Public Health to Santa Monica residents: We Don't Care About YOUR Health

    Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer|Apr 15, 2024

    Open letter to the Santa Monica City Council and the City Manager Much has been made about the needle exchange program conducted by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health in our city streets and parks. So I cleared my Friday morning to spend two hours listening to their abysmal defense of the program, which is really a needle distribution program, because, as even the mad doctor Gary Tsai acknowledged, only 60% of needles gets returned. (How he arrived at that figure nobody knows because...