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Articles from the April 29, 2019 edition

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  • Fire Extinguished at Santa Monica High Rise Apartment 1431 Ocean Avenue

    Patrick Nulty, SMFD PIO|Apr 29, 2019

    On Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at 8:19 p.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a fire at the "Pacific Plaza" apartments, 1431 Ocean Avenue in the City of Santa Monica. Firefighters arrived on scene in 3 minutes to find a large volume of fire visible on the roof of the 15-story residential high-rise apartment building. Firefighters were required to ascend up the stairwells to access the fire, carrying tools and special hose packs which were used in the...

  • Homeless Man Charged with Setting the Skirball Fire, Other Fires in the Sepulveda Pass

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Apr 29, 2019

    Charges have been filed against a homeless man who allegedly set a number of fires near Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive on Easter Sunday, April 21. Steven William Adkison, 31, now faces four felony counts of arson of a structure or forest. A good Samaritan saw the defendant setting the fires and struggled to restrain him until police and firefighters could arrive. This brave citizen, unnamed in the LA County District Attorney's Office press release, undoubtedly saved many structures a...

  • Woman Killed, 3 others shot by 19 Year Old Local man at Chabad in San Diego County. #Powaysynagogue

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 29, 2019

    Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60 was killed, a girl and 2 men were injured in a shooting Saturday at Chabad Synagogue in San Diego suburb of Poway. San Diego Sheriff's Department have been deployed to other local churches and synagogues. The alleged shooter, 19-year-old John T. Earnest, was booked on one count of murder in the first degree and three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, according the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. He is suspected of having set a fire in March in a San Die...

  • Santa Monica City Hall Celebrates Massively Expensive and Wasteful City Hall Annex on Earth Day

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Apr 29, 2019

    The Santa Monica city's blog page sought to remind us this Earth Day that our elected leaders are so good and saintly as to be constructing a "global environmental statement" in the form of a 50,200 square-foot annex to City Hall. The three-story building that will centralize all city workers is projected to open on Earth Day next year, in 2020. "City leadership has embraced the CSB [City Services Building] as an opportunity to make a global environmental statement." Okay, we'll take that bait....