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Articles from the July 9, 2024 edition

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  • Santa Monica's Mayor Phil Brock Was Attacked On The Promenade, Now He's Pretending Like Santa Monica Is Safe

    Adnan Safadi, Special to the Observer|Jul 9, 2024

    Lots of news outlets are now covering how unsafe Santa Monica is because of the Santa Monica Coalition's sign on the promenade. The Santa Monica Coalition's sign says "Santa Methica Is Not Safe. Our City Manager Supports the Needle & Meth Pipe Distribution Program In Our Parks and Public Spaces." Santa Monica's Mayor Phil Brock recently did a TV interview where he said that "Most of Santa Monica is always safe." Here's the interview: ( There's a big...

  • Hundreds Participate in Annual Main Street 4th of July Parade in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024

    Hundreds of people participated in the 4th of July parade on Main Street this morning. All kinds of groups were represented in the event, which was sponsored by the Ocean Park Community Organization. Former mayor Judy Abdo was the grand Marshall. There were floats by Santa Monica College, SMC Emeritus college, Lighthouse church, as well as a Brazilian drumming group from Bahia. The Santa Monica Police Department's equestrian unit rode their horses in the parade. Sen. Ben Allen walked in the...

  • Gov. Newsom Abandons Push to Put a Rival "Public Safety" Measure on the 2024 Ballot

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024

    An effort to amend proposition 47, called the Homelessness, Drug Addiction and Theft Reduction Act, will be on the ballot in November 2024. California Gov. Gavin Newsom wanted to place a rival measure on the ballot which would not have tolled back. On July 2nd, Newsom abandoned such efforts. Newsom confirmed in a statement that he is scrapping his plan to qualify a competing public safety measure for the upcoming November ballot. He says he had the votes but could not meet the deadline to...

  • Fashion Forward on Montana Avenue- Rachel McCord, Brenda Cooper & Georgia Weir at R&D Kitchen

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Jul 9, 2024

    Fashion icons model/author/McCord List founder Rachel McCord, Emmy winning costume designer Brenda Cooper and leading Australian fashion journalist Georgia Weir were all seen together lunching at Montana Avenue's R&D Kitchen. The three ladies were seen deep in conversation with Rachel's husband, successful entrepreneur Rick Schirmer at her side, with their adorable and impeccably behaved four year old son Jude reading bible stories on Rachel's phone and leading Santa Monica publicist Christine P...

  • Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles County July 8-13

    LA County Department of Public Health|Jul 9, 2024

    July 8, 2024 Excessive Heat Warning High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles County The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Eastern Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Western Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Western San Gabriel Mountains/Hwy...

  • Homeless May Be Banned From Public Spaces, Supreme Court Rules, Overruling Boise Decision

    David Ganezer, Obaserver Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024

    In a ruling that may seriously affect municipalities ability to regulate tent cities, The Supreme Court allows cities to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping outside, even if shelter space is lacking. "Today is a new day for California," tweeted Kevin Kiley. "The Supreme Court just gave our communities back the power to ban camping in public spaces. Homeless encampments can now be removed from our streets and parks. This overrules the disastrous Boise decision, which Newsom wanted to keep...