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Articles from the June 25, 2024 edition

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  • Lincoln Boulevard to be Closed at Broadway-Olympic Monday to Tuesday afternoon

    City of Santa Monica|Jun 25, 2024

    Two lanes of southbound Lincoln Blvd. between Broadway and Olympic Blvd. will be closed Monday June 24th and Tuesday June 25th from 4 AM to 3 PM. Alternate route to I-10 East, use Santa Monica Blvd. to Cloverfield Blvd....

  • USC Stabbing Not Murder, Says DA Gascon

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jun 25, 2024

    June 20, 2024 - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has decided not to charge a 19-year-old USC student in the stabbing death of a man who was allegedly breaking into a car near the college fraternity houses. Ivan Gallegos, 19, fatally stabbed Xavier Cerf, 27, on Monday night around 8 pm in the 700 block of West 28th Street. Gallegos remained on the scene after the stabbing, cooperated with authorities, and was booked and held on $2 million bail. Cerf was found by police in a nearb...

  • Response to Santa Monica Mayor Brock and Vice-mayor Lana Negrete Accompanying Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia

    John Alle, Santa Monica Coalition|Jun 25, 2024

    Mayor Brock left Reed Park after 45 min. I watched from my car, and did not enter Reed Park. Brock approached me as I was sitting in my car, said he was hungry, and going to lunch. Brock's comments about the Venice Family Clinic in Tongva Park are hearsay, because he was not there. While in Reed Park, Vice Mayor Negrete and a Venice Family Clinic worker were startled by an addict close behind them who began screaming a 4-letter word and waving his hands. They quickly moved on. While in Tongva...

  • Santa Monica Mayor and Vice-Mayor Remain Committed to Getting Needle Distribution Out of Public Parks After Accompanying Venice Family Clinic in Parks

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jun 25, 2024

    June 17, 2024 - Santa Monica Mayor Phil Brock said in a phone interview that he and Vice-mayor Lana Negrete did a walk-along with Venice Family Clinic (VFC)as part of an effort to move LA County Department of Public Health's "harm reduction" needle distribution program out of the city's parks. According to Brock, the experience did not change his mind about the need to move any drug-paraphernalia distribution programs out of public spaces. Brock said the walk-along was part of their response to...

  • With Pride Month Comes Monkeypox Cases - 10 New Cases in Past Two Weeks

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jun 25, 2024

    June 17, 2024 - The Los County Department of Public Health announced today that 10 monkeypox (or mpox, as they prefer to call it) cases have been confirmed in the county in the past two weeks, an increase over less than two cases per week previously. Monkeypox arrived in this country two years ago, and the first case was seen in Los Angeles County in June of 2022. Previous to that year, it had been mostly confined to Africa. Symptoms include rash or unusual sores that look like pimples or...