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Articles from the August 7, 2021 edition

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  • View of Quail Lodge & Golf Club Resort in Carmel California.

    The Quail Lodge and Golf Club: Carmel, California

    Chanin Victor, Contributing Editor|Aug 7, 2021

    Experience quintessential California living at this destination resort where rest and recreation go hand in hand! The Quail Lodge and Golf Club is a beautiful, luxury hotel in Carmel, California that’s affordable, family-friendly, dog-friendly, and full of leisurely activities for your entertainment and enjoyment. The distinctly modern Quail Lodge, located on the sunny side of Carmel, is secluded and serene on 850 panoramic and scenic acres. Looking out on the horizon towards the Santa Lucia M...

  • LA County Animal Shelters Streamline Process So You Can Adopt a Pet the Day You Arrive with "Love at First Sight"

    Don Belton, Animal Care and Control|Aug 7, 2021

    Recently, the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (DACC) released a COVID-19 Impact Report detailing the Department's response to the pandemic and resulting operational changes. With the guidance and support of national organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Best Friends Animal Society and UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, DACC implemented a community-based approach to keep pets in homes, reunite lost pets with their owners and...

  • Suspect in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Death on Santa Monica Boulevard Caught and Charged with Murder

    Observer Staff|Aug 7, 2021

    August 4, 2021 - Santa Monica Police announced murder charges against Nicholas Ralph Sloan, the suspect involved in the hit-and-run fatal incident on Monday morning in the 3100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. According to witnesses, the suspect intended to hit a patron of Busby's Restaurant and Bar after being asked to leave the establishment around 1 am. After fleeing the scene, Sloan was coincidentally stopped by California Highway Patrol for speeding when on Ventura Boulevard near Corbin in...

  • New 'Affordable Housing' Complex For Seniors Nearing Completion in SM

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 7, 2021

    Senior residents and workers in Santa Monica will soon have an "affordable housing" option in town. City officials announced this week that EAH Housing will soon complete the construction of Magnolia Villas -- a new building at 1445-1453 10th Street that will provide 39 one-bedroom apartments for senior renters in Santa Monica. The new development received an $11.4 million investment from the city and will provide "affordable apartments across a mix of low-income levels," city officials said in...

  • Erica Cuyugan Appointed as Interim SM Library Director

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 7, 2021

    Erica Cuyugan has been appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Santa Monica Public Library, city officials announced today. She will start her temporary post on September 5. A 15-year veteran of the Santa Monica Library, Cuyugan has served as the Assistant City Librarian since 2017, a role in which she manages system-wide library operations for Main Library and four branches. She will succeed current City Librarian Patty Wong who announced last week she was leaving Santa Monica on Septembe...

  • Town of Greenville CA Lost to #Dixiefire Wednesday Afternoon

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 7, 2021

    Once again, an entire California town has been lost to a wildfire. The town of Greenville has about 1150 residents, a fraction the size of Paradise California, which burned to the ground in 2018. But its loss is no less tragic for the townsfolk, no doubt. According to the AP, "the Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as the sky was cast in an orange glow. A photographer on assignment for The Associated Press described seeing a gas station,...