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Articles from the July 31, 2023 edition

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  • To Avoid Mudslide, Dirt Removed From Cliffs Below Palisades Park

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 31, 2023

    19: Work crews from the Dept. of Transportation and the City of Santa Monica have prevented a partial collapse of mud and dirt unto Pacific Coast Highway. On Tuesday, they removed part of a natural formation that seemed in danger of falling. Traffic on PCH was interrupted for 3 hours while the crews worked, in order to prevent damage or injury to traffic on the highway. There are occasional mudslides from Palisades Park. This year has seen about 42 inches of rain in LA County, three times...

  • Elks Club Donates $2,500 to Food Pantry LAX

    Jul 31, 2023

    PLAYA DEL REY, CA. July 25. 2023 – Westchester Elks Lodge #2050's Exalted Ruler Diane Phillips along with First Gentleman Willie Phillips present a check for $2,500 to the Food Pantry LAX after the Lodge was awarded the amount from the Elks National Foundation's (ENF) Gratitude Grant. The ENF was formed withing the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks as a internal 501(c)3 organization. Lodges from around the country raise funds for ENF through various fundraising events and then ENF c...

  • 21 Leading Companies Remove Unsubstantiated Environmental Claims About Using Paper

    Two Sides North America|Jul 31, 2023

    Since its inception, the Two Sides North America Anti-greenwashing Campaign has eliminated literally billions of instances of paper-related greenwashing in the United States and Canada, and its engagement with large utilities, banks, insurers and other organizations during the first half of 2023 has added to this success. During the first six months of 2023, 21 additional companies representing approximately 90 million customers have removed greenwashing messages such as "Go green, Go...

  • Naked Woman Walks Down California Interstate, Fires Pistol at Traffic Near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 31, 2023

    7/25/23: In San Francisco, they call it Tuesday. An unidentified naked woman shot at cars near the Bay Bridge toll plaza Tuesday afternoon, according to Video posted to Twitter. "More lawlessness and danger in the San Francisco Bay Area. Instagram user sent me the video," posted Asian Crime Report. Other users speculated that she must have been high on meth. As she leveled the pistol at cars, drivers pulled over. It's uncertain whether she was arrested or anyone was injured. SF Gate reported...

  • Man Beaten in Palisades Park by Scooter Riders

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 31, 2023

    July 25, 2023 - The Santa Monica Police Department has confirmed the details of an email circulating regarding a 66-year-old man getting beaten by a group of six people on scooters in Palisades Park. According to Myesha Morrison of the SMPD, officers were called to the 800 block of Palisades Park on Friday night around 9:20 pm. A large group of people on scooters drove by a 66-year-old man who was approaching his vehicle. When one of the scooters rode over the man's foot, he reportedly pushed...

  • Diane Feinstein to Resign After Family Intervention

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 31, 2023

    Diane Feinstein will resign no later than August 15th, an inside source close to her children reports. The 90 year old Senator from California doesn't seem able to follow the proceedings in the Senate. She is in a wheelchair. An inside source, someone close to the Feinstein family, tells me that the Senator from California is no longer capable of performing her duties at the US Senate. There are serious concerns about her health. Cal. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he will appoint a black female....