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Articles from the May 25, 2020 edition

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  • City Should Continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times

    Letter to the Editor, Mei Lisa Thompson|May 25, 2020

    We hope that the Santa Monica City Council will vote to continue to fund parks and recreation fields during these extraordinary times. Specifically we hope that access to Clover Park, Memorial Park, Marine Park, JAMS, Lincoln MS and Airport Park will continue. There are basically just two all-girl sports in Santa Monica, softball and soccer. Many girls play all-year round. We feel it is a shame that the City government doesn't understand what you are taking away from these 8-14 girls when they...

  • NYC Nurse Claims She Was Reassigned For Discouraging the Use of Ventilators in Coronavirus Cases

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|May 25, 2020

    9% of Covid19 patients who are placed on ventilators die anyway. This is a statistical fact. Erin Marie says that she is Registered Nurse in Queens, and also a former E5 Sargeant in the US Army. She has discouraged the use of ventilators on Covid patients. Marie claims the hospital pulled her from her job at the ICU and reassigned her to the ER, because of her advocacy for patients. She also claims hospitals have a financial incentive to diagnose Covid-19 and to place patients on ventilators....

  • Good News Unless You're a Landlord: Forced Rent Freeze Could Be Coming

    Leonard Brophy, Observer Staff Writer|May 25, 2020

    Never a stranger to trying to do things they have no legal authority to do, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board is thinking about instituting a rent freeze in Santa Monica. Board Chair Nicolle Phillis raised the issue at the May 14 meeting, even though Board Executive Director Tracy Condon noted there is nothing in the City Charter that allows this. Phillis said it might be time to call for emergency powers. "At a minimum, we owe it to the public to be talking about it because other...

  • Metro Church Feeds Homeless During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|May 25, 2020

    Metro Church at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica feed a number of homeless people and others in need on "Giving Tuesday," says the groups website. "At Metropolis we have been given a unique opportunity to put love in action. We have served hundreds of bags of groceries and hot meals to-go for the most vulnerable in Santa Monica during this time. Our seniors and homeless neighbors need us right now. We need your partnership", says Homeless feedings...