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  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa entrance with circular drive

    The Renaissance Esmeralda, One of the Best Travel Destinations in California

    Chanin Victor, Contributing Editor|May 28, 2021

    Whether you're looking for a romantic vacation place or a family getaway idea, The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa at Indian Wells is one of the best travel destinations in Southern California. The Resort recently completed an exciting and dramatic multi-million dollar makeover of its 560 guest rooms, including 103 suites, to create one of the most breathtaking resort locations in the Coachella Valley. The mid-century modern inspired design embraces the iconic spirit of the Palm Springs...

  • Pacific Surfliner Offers New Connecting Bus Service Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

    May 28, 2021

    A new Amtrak Thruway bus route is now offering daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with intermediate stops in San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow. While bus-only trips for this service can be purchased without a train segment, these buses also offer guaranteed connections to Pacific Surfliner Trains 579, 580, 763 768, 777, and 796. Amtrak Thruway buses offer comfortable onboard amenities including reclining seats, foot rests, restrooms, individual lighting, and free Wi-Fi....

  • UFOs: Press Conference Will Confirm the Existence of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena on June 2, 2021

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|May 28, 2021

    Washington is quietly buzzing about what should be the single biggest news story of the 21st Century: UFOs are real. And the pentagon, the headquarters of the US Armed Forces, has the evidence. In any other year, we would be talking about nothing else. But this is 2021, and we are consumed with masks and viruses and vaccines. In April, former CIA director James Woolsey said that he was not "as skeptical as I was a few years ago, to put it mildly, but something is going on that is surprising to...

  • Santa Monica Police Sponsor 5K Race in Memory of Officer Lost to an IED in Afghanistan in 2005

    May 28, 2021

    The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will be joining the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) to host the Inaugural Rick Crocker Challenge, a 5K run/walk pairing the youth of our community with SMPD Officers. This event is in honor of fallen SMPD Officer and Marine Corps Reserve Major, Ricardo Crocker, who was killed by a rocket propelled grenade while on tour in Iraq on May 26, 2005. Previous to being redeployed to Iraq, Rick was assigned at PAL where he was a passionate advocate...

  • Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Celebrates its 25th Anniversary After Resuming Operations in April

    Cameron Andrews|May 28, 2021

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., (May 25, 2021) --- Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Pacific Park opened on May 26, 1996, becoming the first amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier since the 1930s. Pacific Park is LA's only admission free amusement park and offers 12 amusement rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside shopping. In addition to the Pacific Wheel solar-powered Ferris wheel, Pacific Park's signature rides include The West Coaster,...

  • Shocker: Kevin McKeown Announces His Retirement as Santa Monica City Councilman, Effective June 11

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 28, 2021

    At tonight's Santa Monica City Council meeting, longtime City Council member Kevin McKeown announced that he would retire as of June 11, 2021. He cited his advancing age. "I know I don't look it, but I'm well into my 70's" he said. He noted that it had been an honor and a privilege to serve the community. He has been a member of the 7 member Council for 25 years. The other Council members expressed shock and surprise at McKeown's announcement, which came as the meeting was about to adjourn, at...

  • Should a Wife Claim a Social Security Spousal Benefit Now or Wait Until Full Retirement Age to Collect her Own?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|May 28, 2021

    Ask Rusty – Should My Wife Wait Until Age 70 to Claim? Dear Rusty: I'm 74 and receiving my Social Security benefits. My wife is 68 and we are delaying her benefits until she's 70. But I read an article about a wife receiving half of her husband's benefit, which makes me wonder if my wife waiting is smart. Please let me know your thoughts. Signed: Wondering Dear Wondering: Your wife waiting until she is 70 to claim her own SS retirement benefit may be a smart move, but only if her age 70 b...

  • A Law to Require Critical Race Theory "Ethnic Studies" Course a High School Requirement is Headed for a Vote in the California State Assembly

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|May 28, 2021

    A law that would require a semester of "Ethnic Studies" to graduate high school in California is headed for its third reading in the California State Assembly. An earlier version of today's AB101, then titled AB 331, was vetoed by Governor Newsom in the fall of 2020. In a statement regarding the veto, Newsom said, "the initial draft of the model curriculum was insufficiently balanced and inclusive." The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) underlying the present version of the ethnic studies...

  • Violent attacks by the Homeless are Rising; Dozens of fire safety violations found at LAX; 5 DMV Workers Admit Taking Bribes and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Assciation of Deputy District Attorneys|May 28, 2021

    Courts & Rulings Supreme Court won't extend warrantless searches to people's homes Police can't enter someone's home without a warrant except in an emergency, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, refusing to extend search authority that the justices have applied to motor vehicles. In a 5-4 ruling in 1973, the court had allowed prosecutors to use evidence police found in the warrantless search of a car they had towed after a drunken-driving crash. San Francisco Chronicle State Supreme Court rejects ca...

  • Learn How to Help Stray Kittens at a virtual townhall on June 2 from 5:30-6:30 pm

    LA County Dept of Animal Care and Control|May 28, 2021

    Department of Animal Care and Control is partnering with Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn's office to hold a virtual Town Hall on how you can help stray cats and kittens in your neighborhood. RSVP at the link below to get an email from me with information about how to join our Microsoft Teams call.

  • Sing for Hope Pianos Coming to Los Angeles

    Chanin Victor, Observer Events Author|May 28, 2021

    Nonprofit Sing for Hope partners with City of Beverly Hills and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to bring artist-designed Sing for Hope Pianos to parks and public spaces - Open call for LA-area visual artists to apply to participate Sing for Hope -- in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts -- announced today that it will bring its one-of-a-kind Sing for Hope Pianos program to the Los Angeles area, with artist-designed...

  • Super Happy Prisoner On Purpose

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|May 28, 2021

    I'm back! Back in SCHOOL! IN-PERSON. Daily. Also, DAILY, I go to in-person substance abuse treatment!! It's been over 3 weeks of prisoners INTEGRATION. For the first time in over a year, the prisoner population mixed together. Bla Bla Bla... So, I'm super happy!! I've not been able to feel or say that in such a long time. Why am I happy? I'm able to go to drug treatment class, where we process and have healthy conversation and interact. It's priceless. It's ESSENTIAL!! This is the cause of my...