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Articles from the May 8, 2020 edition

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  • Starbucks Coffee Begins Re-opening Local Stores for Mobile ordering.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2020

    Starbucks Coffee Company has begun to re open stores in Santa Monica. Our photographer took photos of a line forming outside the Starbucks store on 7th Street and Montana Avenue. This particular Starbucks store has a sign in front indicating that it is currently only taking mobile orders. So don't walk in and expect to look at the pastries and make up your line while standing in line, K? Oh and remember to socially distance while waiting in line. reports that Starbucks has begun to...

  • SMC Will Remain Closed in Fall 2020, With Classes Online Only Due to #Covid19

    Janet McLaughlin, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2020

    If you're planning to be a Freshman next year at SMC, you'll have to do it online. Santa Monica College has cancelled its fall semester due to Covid-19. "Can you believe this? It's not easy for many kids to learn online," said one local mom. "This probably means the middle school next door (John Adams Middle School) will also be closed. The moms are all going crazy now. It's not easy for parents to become teachers. I didn't use to think that this coronavirus lockdown had gone too far, but now I...

  • May the 4th Be With You Day Corresponds to Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2020

    In case you've been locked down all day, which many of you are; today is international Star Wars Day, May 4th. But did you know that the PErseid meteor shower has been scheduled tonight to celebrate May the 4th? The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower will peak just before dawn on Tuesay. At two places the comet's orbit passes very close to our own orbit. The material that it releases into space on its way in toward the sun produce the October meteor shower known as the Orionids, while the material that...

  • The Plaza at Santa Monica Project Would Positively Transform Our Downtown Area

    Leonard Brophy, Letter to the Editor|May 8, 2020

    Earlier this year back in a time when we were able to touch each other, then-City Attorney (now city manager) Lane Dilg put a halt to The Plaza at Santa Monica, a mixed-use development proposed for a City-owned property at the corner of Arizona Avenue and Fourth Street that will positively transform the Downtown. Dilg said in February that the project, favored by people wanting to see a city progress for the better and opposed by those who reject change, possibly violated a recently expanded...