Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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  • As Covid Restrictions Ease, Santa Monica High School Conducts 2021 Graduation

    Polly Hansen, Special to the Observer|Jun 17, 2021

    SamoHi's first 2021 graduation was on a gorgeous day, as California loosened its Covid restrictions. There are still many rules to follow for everyone's safety. We were all sent the guidelines ahead of the ceremony. The principal read the rules to us ahead of the ceremony, because it was only by complying with the county guidelines, were we able to have a graduation. People were asked not to congregate afterwards, and to keep their masks on. But I would say most family kept a distance from other...

  • Asian American Woman Attacked by White Man in Possible Hate Crime, Culver City Police Say

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 17, 2021

    6/14: An Asian American woman walking to work on in the early hours of Monday reported that she was attacked by a white man in what Culver City police are calling a possible hate crime. The attack happened around 1 a.m. in the 13300 block of Washington Boulevard, the Culver City Police Department said. The victim was walking westbound on Washington Blvd when she was approached by the suspect who asked her for a cigarette, police said. "Fearful of the male suspect, the victim told him that she...

  • School Board Lies About Classroom Size. History Building Need Not Go "because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms"

    Nikki Herron Kolhoff, Local Resident|Jun 17, 2021

    Dear School Board -You all have repeatedly stated that the History Building must be torn down because it cannot accommodate modern classrooms shapes and sizes. This is a lie. After staff said they never studied adaptive reuse, the Information Item last week magically says you did that in the January meeting. Another lie. Of course everyone but the school board, district staff, and the bond manager know that adaptive reuse of the History Building means gutting the interior and making whatever...

  • We Won't Hurt You!

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jun 17, 2021

    Prisoners to public critics: "YOU DON'T KNOW US!" I've got something to say... I'm a lifer, so this "early release'' thing does not apply to me. I've got something to say to all the BLIND ANTI-PRISONER-RELEASE ACTIVISTS out there!!. Working against all prisoners. If that's who you are or how you think, please shut up and please listen! I, Amber, am a prisoner. I speak about what I see for myself. Not what I wish I saw. Not what I imagine. It's what I see with my own eyes. Sometimes I like it....