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Articles from the May 31, 2020 edition

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  • City of Santa Monica Imposes Curfew Intended to Prevent George Floyd Looting

    Observer Staff|May 31, 2020

    The City of Santa Monica Friday apologetically announced a curfew from dusk to dawn, due to the George Floyd rioting. This closely following the loosening of Covid19 restrictions in LA County. Here is the press release from the City of Santa Monica: Tonight, we follow the City of Los Angeles in imposing a City-wide curfew from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to ensure public safety across our region. Emergency responders are exempt, as are those traveling to and from work or seeking or giving emergency...

  • Santa Monica Pier is Empty As Family Businesses There Live Through Covid Lockdown

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 31, 2020

    The Pier has been a bit of a mystery since the Coronavirus lockdown began 9 weeks ago. It's closed, and the police won't allow you to walk down the ramp to see it for yourself. The 110 year old Santa Monica pier was almost destroyed by storms in 1982, 1983 and 1992. But nothing has threatened the pier's businesses like the Coronavirus shutdown. To find out more about what's going on at the closed monument at the center of Santa Monica's 4 miles of beaches, we spoke to the Gordon family, owners...

  • Minneapolis PD Officer Derek Chauvin Taken Into Custody as Volunteers Clean Debris

    Kristin Peach, Observer Staff Writer|May 31, 2020

    Minneapolis, 5/29: As volunteers cleared debris and helped board up burned out buildings in South Minneapolis, Minnesota Gov. Walz announced that the police officer at the center of the George Floyd investigation has been taken into custody for Floyd's murder. I walked down to Lake Street this morning. Volunteers were arriving to help clean up. One of the big questions is whether or not Mayor Frey allowed buildings to be burned. "So did the leaders of Minneapolis let this happen? Who runs the...

  • We Need a Lockdown Death Meter Beside the COVID-19 Death Meter

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|May 31, 2020

    Ever since the COVID-19 disease began spreading through the world, countries and localities have been publicizing the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. In Los Angeles County, this metric is updated daily. As I write this, with a click to the county website, I can discover there have been a total of 47,822 cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles and purportedly 2,143 deaths due to the virus. These numbers are presumably given in order to inform the public, but like many statistics, the way they...