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Articles from the July 22, 2022 edition

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  • Tourist Video Shows Explosion at Base of Hoover Dam

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2022

    Authorities in Boulder City, Nevada, say they are headed to the Hoover Dam after reports of an explosion Tuesday morning. This according to the AP. Videos posted on social media showed what appeared to be a fire or explosion in a building near the base of the dam. Officials say a transformer briefly caught fire Tuesday at Hoover Dam, there were no injuries reported. “There is no risk to the power grid and power is still being generated,” according to Jacklynn L. Gould of the Bureau of...

  • Two Santa Monica College Students and One Alum Selected for Station1 Frontiers Fellowship

    Grace Smith, SMC PIO|Jul 22, 2022

    The nonprofit Station1-founded by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016-has selected two Santa Monica College (SMC) students and one SMC alum for its Station1 Frontiers Fellowship (SFF), a fully-funded ten-week education, research, and internship experience focused on socially-directed science and technology. Selected after a competitive application/interview process and out of hundreds of applicants, environmental engineering major Grace Jimenez will intern...

  • Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2022

    The Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out event on Saturday evening July 9, 2022. On Saturday evening, July 9, 2022 over 3,500 excited guests attended The Concern Foundation's Back on the Block 47th Annual Block Party at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 from 6-10 pm. This sold-out event raised 1.8 million for cancer research through donations, ticket sales and on auction item bids on over 150 items The backlot of Paramount Studios...

  • Widespread Power Outage in Santa Monica Denies Electricity to 24,000 Customers in 90402, 90403

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2022

    7.19.22: A power outage Tuesday morning in Santa Monica denied power to 24,000 residents. The area affected was said to be West of 15th Street, and North of Broadway Avenue all the way to San Vicente Blvd. The outage lasted from 6:15 AM to 10 AM; in some areas it lasted until noon. Many the businesses on Montana Avenue West of 15th Street were closed. Power provider Southern California Edison did not have immediate information on the cause, though one could speculate it was about the heat in...

  • My fellow prisoners have been using drones for successful drug/cellphone/contraband for drops for several years

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jul 22, 2022

    This is the latest of several drones in the air close to or over the person grounds recently. Yesterday a drone was spotted in the air by prison staff. Immediately all prisoners were locked in our cells. This time it was a drone used by a company who simply failed to notify the prison. It was cleared up and we were let out of our rooms. With the other drone sighting recently, staff locked down the housing unit over which the drone had been seen hovering. Prisoners and outside accomplices can...