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Articles from the June 8, 2023 edition

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  • Code 3 Incident Declared Just South of the Santa Monica Pier After "Beach Brawl"

    Matthew Gonzales, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2023

    19: A large number of Santa Monica Police gathered Thursday just South of the Santa Monica Pier. A "Code 3 Incident" was declared at 5:30 pm, after a beach brawl got out of control. Two men were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (Cal. Penal Code §245). The SMPD stopped the combatants from fighting. There was also an auto accident involving a lifeguard vehicle and a pedestrian. However, that would not be considered a "Code 3 Incident." The Santa Monica Pier is a common locus of...

  • Russia Blows Up Largest Hydro-Electric Dam in Europe, Endangering Thousands of Civilians Downstream of Dnipro River

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 8, 2023

    Russia has bombed and damaged the Kakhovska hydroelectric power plant. The dam, on the Dnipro river, is the largest such installation in Europe. President Zelenskyy will hold an emergency meeting of the National Security Council of Ukraine due to the explosion of the dam of Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, says Anton Gerashenko, a Ukrainian source connected to the government. "Kakhovka HPP is the sixth (lower and last) stage of the cascade of Dnieper hydroelectric power plants, located five k...

  • Troop 2 BSA Santa Monica to Award Eagle Scout Rank to Seven Local Youth

    Martin L. Jacobs, Special to the Observer|Jun 8, 2023

    In June 2023, seven Santa Monica teenagers will be recognized with the highest rank one can earn in the Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America). The seven Scouts are Isaiah Armour, Jacques Winn Barnett, Oliver Berger, Jacob Grossman, Anthony Joseph (AJ) Matise, Isaac Rockwell, and Kyle Spiteri. Rockwell and Barnett are graduating from Santa Monica High School, Spiteri is a junior. Grossman is a sophomore in Santa Monica High’s Project-Based Learning (PBL) Pathway. Matise and Armour are g...