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Articles from the July 28, 2021 edition


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  • Santa Monica Montessori School Now offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin or Spanish

    Observer Staff|Jul 28, 2021

    This program will be offered as a part of the Montessori curriculum in our early childhood classrooms for children ages 3-6 years. Montessori discovered that children between the ages of 0-5 years have a heightened ability to distinguish between different sounds in language. As we age, our ability to pick up another language fades. Preschool is the perfect time for a child to become familiar with the sounds of a new language and to attempt to reproduce those sounds. Of the two adults in the...

  • Larry Elder Wins Fight to Be on September 14th Recall Ballot

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 28, 2021

    Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has won his fight to be on the September 14th recall ballot. The son of a restaurant owner, Elder has electrified Republicans with the possibility that they could defeat Gov. Gavin Newsom and replace him with the first statewide Republican officeholder since Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Elder sent out the following email: "Huge news, fellow conservative! We won our lawsuit against the California Secretary of State and are back on the governor ballot in...

  • Santa Monica Police Use Taser to Subdue Stabbing Suspect

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 28, 2021

    Santa Monica police deployed a Taser to subdue a homeless man who allegedly stabbed another man at the beach last Sunday, authorities said. The incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. on July 18 in the block of the beach, according to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD). The victim told police officers he was stabbed in the back with an unknown object and provided the description of the suspect and where he was headed after the violent incident. "Officers were then flagged down by other witnesses...

  • Santa Monica Library Director Patty Wong to Leave Post Sept. 4

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 28, 2021

    By, Observer Staff Writer Patty Wong, Director of Santa Monica Public Library, announced on Wednesday that she will leave her post on September 4 to take on a similar role for the City of Santa Clara. "Patty's commitment to lifelong learning, inclusion, and redefining what a library can be for its community has seen the library through our best days and the hardest days when the pandemic required the closure of our beloved branches," said Interim City Manager John Jalili. "We are grateful for...

  • David White Appointed Santa Monica's Next City Manage. Specialized in "Reimagining Public Safety at Berkeley."

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 28, 2021

    The Santa Monica City Council announced on Thursday that it has selected David White to serve as Santa Monica’s next city manager. White’s employment contract – including an October 11 start date and salary – will be considered at the July 27 Council meeting, said city officials at last night’s special Council meeting.  White currently serves as deputy city manager for the City of Berkeley, where he oversees internal service departments, public safety reform, economic...