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Articles from the August 17, 2021 edition

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  • SMMUSD Students, Staff Required to Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly Covid Testing

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 17, 2021

    All the students, teachers and staff at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors on campus and undergo weekly Covid testing when they return to school August 19, the Board of Education decided this week. At its August 10 meeting, the Board also passed a resolution requiring all district employees to get vaccinated – mirroring a state policy announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the highly cont...

  • Artist Fellowships Presented to 5 Santa Monica Residents

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 17, 2021

    Five local artists have been awarded grants from the Santa Monica Artist Fellowship program. Two artists were presented with $16,000 Artist Fellowships while three received $4,200 Project Fellowships. This year, the Santa Monica Arts Commission created the Kate Johnson Digital Arts Fellowship in honor of the beloved local filmmaker and digital media artist who passed in 2020. This new award supports artists in the electronic and/or digital disciplines. The 2021 Artist Fellows include...

  • Stunning Actress Eugenia Kuzmina Wows At Red Carpet Premiere of 'The Elevator.'

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Aug 17, 2021

    Stunning actress and supermodel Eugenia Kuzmina walked the red carpet to celebrate the release of her new movie ‘The Elevator’ which she stars in with actor Eric Roberts and comedian/actor Matt Rife. The red carpet event was held at the historical TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood and Eugenia looked stunning in a Sue Wong designer gown and Margaret Rowe Couture Jewlery. Eugenia proudly was accompanied by her nine year old daughter Veronika Block, who is also the daughter of legendary Hol...

  • Cardboard Yacht Regatta Returns to Annenberg Community Beach House

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer

    The Cardboard Yacht Regatta is returning to the Annenberg Community Beach House and will follow all of LA County's COVID-19 protocols. The 2021 Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Beach House pool which will closed for recreational swimming. Teams of all ages are invited to test their ingenuity in crafting homemade cardboard yachts and getting them across the Beach House pool in this annual race. Prior to race day, teams construct yachts from corrugated...