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Articles from the July 4, 2018 edition

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  • SMPD Grabs Man Attempting To Throw Himself Off Bluffs at Palisades Park

    Jul 4, 2018

    The Santa Monica Police Monday apprehended a man as he was attempting to throw himself off the bluffs at Palisades Park Palisades Park is a 26.4-acre park in Santa Monica, California. The park is located along Ocean Avenue on top of the coastal sandstone bluffs, offering breathtaking scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal range. It extends over 1.5 miles from the Santa Monica Pier at its southern end to Adelaide Drive at its northern end. It is lined with more than 30 varieties of...

  • Mel's Diner Opens On Lincoln and Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 4, 2018

    Mel's Diner has opened on Olympic and Lincoln. The building began as the Penguin in 1959. In 1990, it became Dr Beauchamp's Western Dental for 20 years, but is now once again a classic American diner. Denny's and Norms are gone from Lincoln and Colorado for good. But Mel's Diner offers American fare to diners 24 hours a day. At the moment though it's hours are more restricted. The sign is on the list of Santa Monica's historic places, so no change to the Googie era penguin. Despite first...

  • Channeling The First American Flapper and Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's Muse

    Matt Bourquardez, Edible Skinny|Jul 4, 2018

    "She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that's one of the reasons why they did." --Zelda Fitzgerald Zelda Fitzgerald was an American socialite, novelist, painter, and wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald; she was noted for her beauty and high spirits, and was dubbed by her husband as "the first American Flapper. She had one published novel (Save Me The Waltz), and many more of her writings found their way into F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels (she once wrote in the New York...

  • Santa Monica Man Sentenced to 33 years for Carjacking at UCLA Campus

    Jul 4, 2018

    Jason Levi Garza, 44, was sentenced yesterday to 33 years in state prison for carjacking a man waiting for his wife outside of a University of California, Los Angeles campus building, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Maria Ghobadi said Jason Levi Garza of Santa Monica pleaded no contest on March 21 to one count of carjacking and admitted using a handgun as a deadly and dangerous weapon. On Oct. 3, 2016, Garza pointed a gun at the victim and...

  • "Families belonging together: Freedom for Immigrants," at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 4, 2018

    Sat, June 30th, the rally to end the mass detention of immigrants, "Families belonging together: Freedom for Immigrants," began at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Protesters then marched together to the Federal Building and the Downtown Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center. The event began at 11 am and ended approximately 4 hours later. Approximately 75,000 protesters attended the rally, making it the largest Families Belong Together demonstration in Los Angeles. There were also several...

  • Main Street Hosts Annual Independence Day Parade for July 4th, 2018

    David Ganezer, Born on the 4th of July

    This article is intended as a roundup of 4th of July events locally. The 12th annual Fourth of July Parade will kick off once again this year on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - at 9:30am. Starting off at Pico and Main, thousands will gather to march, ride and perform. This year's theme "Bringing Communities Together", celebrates diversity and parade organizers are calling on local residents, service and family groups, along with businesses, to participate, volunteer and cheer on the parade as it...