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Articles from the June 12, 2023 edition

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  • Small Claims Court Moves From Santa Monica Courthouse, to Beverly Hills

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 12, 2023

    The Superior Court has announced that effective July 3, 2023, all small claims hearings in the Court's West District will be moved from the Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main St., Santa Monica, to the Beverly Hills Courthouse at 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. This from the office of Clerk of Court David W. Slayton. "While in-person small claims hearings will transition from the Santa Monica Courthouse to the Beverly Hills Courthouse, litigants can continue to appear remotely using...

  • LA's "Progressive Great Streets Initiative" Re-striping Policy Caused a Traffic Collision that Nearly Killed Me

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 12, 2023

    Venice Blvd was designed to be a working street. It looks like a freeway, or used to. People drive 70 miles an hour on it's 4 lanes of grandeur and utility, that also angle from Southwest to Northeast. It was a quick route between downtown LA and Venice. Venice High School and the former Helms Bakery are some of the sites on its 12 mile length, down to sunny Venice Beach. So what was the problem? The problem is working class Venice Blvd travels mostly through minority neighborhoods. Which means...

  • UPDATE: Beach Reopened on June 13: Release of 5,000 Gallons of Untreated Sewage Closes Malibu Lagoon State Beach

    LA County Department of Public Health|Jun 12, 2023

    UPDATE Jun 13, 2023 - Samples taken on June 11 and 12 show bacteria levels lower than State standards. Closure notice removed. UPDATE Jun 12, 2023 - Malibu Lagoon State Beach remains closed. June 8, 2023 - Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued the following press release: LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued beach closures for the following areas due to the release of approximately 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of untreated s...

  • Warning Issued for Santa Monica Pier Beach

    Observer Staff|Jun 12, 2023

    June 14, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Health Department has issued a warning for the beach at the Santa Monica Pier along with other beaches. The warnings have been issued due to bacterial levels exceeding health standards when last tested. Other beaches that have been posted include: Ramirez Creek at Paradise Cove Escondido Creek at Escondido State Beach Malibu Pier in Malibu Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach The Bel Air Bay Club at Will Rogers State Beach Santa Monica Pier in Santa...