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Articles from the July 1, 2022 edition

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  • Santa Monica Police and Fire Conduct "Threat Alert" Drill at John Adams Middle School

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2022

    On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments conducted Active Threat training at John Adams Middle School. "The objective of this exercise was to train our first responders and test their response to high-risk, complex, events involving multiple agencies and potentially multiple victims," said Police Lt. Rudy Flores in a press release. The training exercise was a resounding success with lessons learned by both our police and fire departments as well as our school...

  • Strange Lights Seen in the Evening Sky Over Santa Monica Bay Called Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2022

    16: Dozens of people on Santa Monica beach reported seeing a mysterious streak in the sky over Santa Monica Bay on Thursday night. The unidentified aerial phenomenon seemed to hover in the sky, then reverse direction and disappear to the West. Los Angeles is no stranger to UFO sightings. On February 24, 1942, several lights were seen in the sky above Los Angeles. They were fired on by Army anti aircraft, who thought the lights were possibly Japanese bombers or Zeros. The 155 mm guns had no...

  • City Council Okays Plan to Construct 9,000 More Units Under Santa Monica Housing Element

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2022

    15: The Santa Monica City Council this week approved revisions to the city's 6th Cycle Housing Element Update which will be resubmitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Last October, the Council adopted the 2021-2029 Housing Element, which "prioritizes 100% affordable housing in city-owned land" and "addresses historic discrimination and satisfies affirmatively furthering fair housing." The Element also included the city's plan to build 8,895 units...