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Articles from the June 25, 2019 edition

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  • City to Fund $669K in Improvements to Samoshel Tent after 25 Years of Neglect

    Olga Zurawska, Homeless Advocate|Jun 25, 2019

    Thanks to community advocacy, City Council approved $669K in funding for improvements to Samoshel - an interim housing facility located on City property, leased and operated by OPCC dba The People Concern. The facility is a tent that has not been improved by the City or by The People Concern for a quarter of a century. During that time, vulnerable homeless individuals - many of them seniors, disabled or with serious health conditions - have been warehoused, sometimes for years, in substandard...

  • Rising Actor's Scuffle at The Victorian Leads to Battery Charge

    Sterling Roberts, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 25, 2019

    At 6'2" and 170 lbs, stuntman Jacob Tandy is not a guy you want to pick a bar fight with. On January 5, 2018, rising actors Tandy and Zach Chitwood entered into a bar fight in the Santa Monica based event venue and bar, The Victorian. Both Tandy and Chitwood are pursuing acting careers, with Tandy specializing in stunts and Chitwood in modeling. In what seems to be an alcohol induced scuffle, Chitwood got hit over the head with an approximately four inch tall glass by Tandy, resulting in an alle...