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Articles from the June 15, 2021 edition

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  • How Much Do You Know about the American Flag? Flag Day is June 14

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jun 15, 2021

    June 11 -- It is said that the flag of the United States was designed by Betsy Ross, a seamstress who lived in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. But, according to PBS, "some historians believe it was designed by New Jersey Congressman Francis Hopkinson and sewn by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross." Whether it was Betsy Ross or Congressman Hopkins who designed the original Stars and Stripes, the Continental Congress, on June 14, 1777, adopted a resolution declaring that "the flag of...

  • Despite Covid Restriction, Millions of Passengers will Pass Through LAX this Summer

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 15, 2021

    Unlike last summer where the entire country was stuck at home, millions of Americans are expected to travel during the summer of 2021. Many will be expected to travel to Los Angeles, where the Santa Monica Pier of course is a favorite destination. Recently I dropped off a passenger flying to Rio de Janeiro. I was unable to park in the Airport circle at all. Parking structure 5 is under construction. I was also unable to pull into the famous "White Zone." In recent years, LAX has become so...

  • LA County Sheriff Villanueva In a War of Words With LA City Councilman Mike Bonin

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 15, 2021

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared Monday that the LASD would clear the large homeless encampments from Venice Beach by July 4, over the objections of City Council member Mike Bonin. "Today I visited the Venice Boardwalk again to view the failures of local politicians in regard to the homeless crisis," Villanueva tweeted. "Tomorrow the @LASDHQ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) will be assessing Venice in order to triage the crisis and develop an action plan to compassionate...

  • Annenberg Community Beach House Announces it will Reopen Post Covid on June 15, 2021

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer

    Beachgoers, paddle-boarders and residents are invited to reopening of the beloved house of fun By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Beachgoers, surfers, sun-worshipers, paddle boarders, fun-seekers and community members will be welcomed back to the Annenberg Community Beach House next week, the City of Santa Monica has announced. As part of its the city's expanding in-person services, the Annenberg House will reopen next Tuesday, June 15, inviting the community members to return to the...

  • Santa Monica's Pacific Park Celebrates Flag Day with 90-Foot American Flag on the Ferris Wheel

    Jun 15, 2021

    The world's only solar-powered ferris wheel will display a 90-foot tall animated American flag on Flag Day, June 14. The 174,000 LED lights feature custom computer-generated lighting entertainment, and on Flag Day they will show red, white and blue colors, patterns and transitions. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American Flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Pacific Wheel is the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel...