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Articles from the July 5, 2024 edition

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  • Lincoln Boulevard Near Freeway Closed Again on Wednesday, July 3, and Friday, July 5

    City of Santa Monica|Jul 5, 2024

    Two lanes of southbound Lincoln Blvd between Broadway and Olympic Blvd will be closed Wednesday, July 3rd and Friday, July 5th from 7 AM to 4:30 PM. Alternate route to I-10 East: Use Santa Monica Blvd to Cloverfield Blvd....

  • Public Safety: Do We Need More? Let's Study the Matter, says Santa Monica City Council

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 5, 2024

    June 28, 2024 - At a lengthy city council meeting, the legislative body refused three attempts by Mayor Phil Brock to raise enough money to hire more police officers or otherwise increase the budget for public safety. Instead, they voted to ask for a study to be made regarding if and how to increase the public safety budget that they would revisit in September. A considerable portion of the meeting was devoted to discussing a resolution that a sign on the Third Street Promenade protesting lack o...

  • Santa Monica College Professors Accused of Creating Antisemitic Assignments

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 5, 2024

    June 14, 2024 - Santa Monica College has received a legal complaint letter from nonpartisan education organization StandWithUS regarding two class assignments that they call bigoted, harassing, and ultimately illegal. StandWithUs supports Israel and fights antisemitism. The assignments involved are: (1) Professor Elias Serna's Ethnic Studies 1: Introduction to Ethnic Studies in which he asked, "What are your thoughts on the ongoing destruction and genocide by Israel in Palestine? What forms of...

  • Are There Really so Few Felonies Committed in Santa Monica?

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jul 5, 2024

    June 26, 2024 - With the Santa Monica Police Department Daily Arrest Logs now online again, we decided to take a look at the numbers involving crime in this city. Using the 13 days of log reports available, from June 12 to June 24, we discovered that only a little over 4% of police calls end in arrests, that nearly half of arrests end in "cite outs," and that there are an average 7.15 arrests made per day. A "cite out" is when the police detain an individual on suspicion of having committed a cr...