Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the June 18, 2019 edition

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  • Carousel of Time: LGBTQ Prom on the Pier Was A lot of Fun for all

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 18, 2019

    Despite the fact that the United Methodist Church nationally is in limbo about the LGBTQ community, the Church in Ocean Park sponsored its 8th dance for this community last Saturday night. The City of Santa Monica contributed the Carousel on the Santa Monica Pier. A balmy night, where it seemed throngs of visitors filled with the space with a multi generational/racial crowd. The LGBTQ Prom included a brief social hour followed by DJ Claudio spinning until 11 PM. It was free with pre...

  • Shake Shack In, Panera Bread, FedEx/Kinko's Out

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 18, 2019

    East Coast burger-meisters Shake Shack will open a Santa Monica location in the former Panera Bread location at 5th Street and Wilshire Blvd, which is a sigh of relief. At least in this location, Santa Monica will not densify. However, the FedEx open for 24 hours at Sixth Street and Wilshire Blvd, will close forever on September 4th. It will then be demolished for super expensive, ultra luxurious apartments built by NMS. NMS will construct 40 apartments in a four story mixed use development on...