Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the May 3, 2021 edition

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  • Another Weirdo Encounter via Prison Email

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|May 3, 2021

    Where are the all the decent, normal MEN at?? Anyway, we go again. Another weirdo was been writing to me over the last couple of weeks and says he "KNEW" me before. Says we used to write each other. So, HE remembers ME but I don't remember HIM?? RED FLAG!! BUT No BIG Deal, I'm used to weirdos writing every so often. So, this man starts with a snail mail letter. I immediately direct him to use Jpay email. Then, of course I told him about this column here with you at the Observer. He rea...

  • SoCal Gas Distributes Letter to Lipton and Stanford Area Residents About Gas Leak, Power Outage

    Observer Staff|May 3, 2021

    SoCal Gas Company has distributed a letter to local residents around the area of the gas line disruption, informing them of when their electricity and power might be restored. Without committing, it says that "We anticipate that natural gas service may be restored to most homes beginning on Sunday, May 2, and crews will be in the neighborhood to conduct the natural gas service restoration process. Restorations may take until Monday, May 3 to complete." Gas was disrupted at Noon on Thursday...

  • City Council Ponders Plan to Close Main Street on Summer Weekends

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|May 3, 2021

    The City Council this week gave serious consideration to a pilot program calling for the closure of portions of Main Street during the summer weekends and it also entertained a proposal for converting a portion of Reed Park into a neighborhood dog park. At its Tuesday night's meeting, the Council voted unanimously to direct staff to draft a plan "to implement a pilot program for temporary summer weekend closure of all or part of Main Street to automobiles and bus traffic, as well as to assess...

  • SMPD Officers Use Narcan for Opioid Overdose of Person in Car

    Lieutenant Rudy Flores, Santa Monica Police Department|May 3, 2021

    On April 25, 2020 at about 6:08 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers were dispatched to Virginia Park (2200 Virginia Ave) in response to a report of an overdose. When officers arrived on scene, they encountered the reporting person, who informed them that he discovered his girlfriend had overdosed in her home. He immediately began to transport her to a local hospital, but while driving he noticed her condition declining. He pulled over at Virginia Avenue Park and immediately...

  • Masks Off for Fully Vaccinated Persons - But Only in Certain Limited Situations says Los Angeles County Health Department

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|May 3, 2021

    The Centers for Disease Control released new guidelines regarding masks, distinguishing between people who are vaccinated and those who are not. The Los Angeles County Health Department has reluctantly agreed to align with the new guidelines. Revealing that the government is as godawful at marketing as they are at producing, distributing, and creating, the federal agency recommended vaccinated people still wear masks in outdoor settings where 6 feet of distance can not be observed between...