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Articles from the June 2, 2023 edition

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  • Two Women Assaulted, Two Men Stabbed by Apparently Homeless Man on Santa Monica Pier on Saturday Night

    Observer Staff|Jun 2, 2023

    May 29, 2023 - Today, the Santa Monica Police Department issued a press release about a multiple stabbing on Saturday night around 7u:30 pm at the pier, a popular holiday tourist attraction. Two women were assaulted by a man grabbing their breasts. Separately, two men associated with the women were stabbed by the assailant when they tried to defend the women. Both men were taken to the hospital. The suspect, 25 years old, is Jonathan James Peck. Below is the press release: Santa Monica, CA – O...

  • After Stabbing Spree at Pier, Different Homeless People Set Fire to the Hills Above PCH in Santa Monica

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 2, 2023

    On Saturday evening, May 28th, a criminally insane person went on a stabbing spree on the Santa Monica Pier. He stabbed several people before being apprehended by the SMPD's Harbor Patrol. The 100 year old pier is a major tourist attraction for Los Angeles County, ranking with the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory as among the biggest draws in LA County. "Crime Depravity Outdoor Mental Asylum! Santa Monica is not safe." say signs above PCH, directly below fires set by Homeless...

  • LA County Runs Free Needle Distribution Program Across 7th Street From the Luxury Santa Monica Proper Hotel

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 2, 2023

    A recent petition states that LA County is conducting a free needle distribution program in the 7 Eleven parking lot, across the street from the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. A luxury hotel, the Proper's rooms start at about $1,000 a night. A petition to rid Santa Monica of the County of LA's distribution program has the signatures of at least one Santa Monica City councilmember, Phil Brock. "The City of Santa Monica and the County along with Venice Family Clinic have been operating the only...