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Articles from the August 22, 2022 edition

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  • Rapper Quando Rondo Was Intended Target of Shooting Near Beverly Center Friday News Night. "Lul Pab" killed.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 22, 2022

    Los Angeles was shocked to hear of a gunfire incident at the Mobil gasoline station down the block from the Beverly Center. Two men jumped out of a white SUV and opened fire on the occupants of a black SUV. On August 19, 2022, rapper Tyquian Bowman aka "Quando Rondo" was shot at near the Beverly Center in West Hollywood. Bowman was reported to have been shot. However, on August 20th his representatives denied that he was wounded in the incident, or that he had been hospitalized. He is seen in vi...

  • SMPD Breaks Up a Knife Fight at Santa Monica High School Resulting in One Student Sent to Hospital

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 22, 2022

    8/18: After one student knifed another, the SMPD were called to SamoHi. They arrested one student as a suspect, and transported one victim to Santa Monica UCLA Hospital. His injuries were no life threatening. Names were not released because the students involved were minors. School resumed after the Summer break, just 2 days prior. Police released the following statement, from Rudy Flores, SMPD Public Information Officer. On August 18, 2022, at approximately 12:43 pm, Santa Monica Police...

  • Her Dog Ate Oxycodone Walking Through Palisades Park in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 22, 2022

    In a Facebook post, a visitor to Santa Monica claims that her dog was poisoned by eating oxycodone, while walking through Palisades Park. She claims that as a result of eating a stray pill Chance the Rapper Burns, her Yorkie nearly died. His organs started to fail, and now he is blind. Oxycodone is a narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain. The downside is a high risk for addiction and dependence. Can cause respiratory distress and death when taken in high doses or when combined with...

  • The LA Times is Wrong and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon Should Follow State Law

    Eric Siddall, Vice President Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Aug 22, 2022

    On August 12, 2022, the Los Angeles Times published an editorial by Erwin Chemerinsky, Gil Garcetti, and Miriam Aroni Krinsky. The article criticized a recent state court appellate decision that ruled that District Attorney George Gascón violated California state law when he ordered his deputies not to follow California's Three Strikes law. No one at the Los Angeles Times wrote the piece, but a quick fact check would have turned up a slew of egregious mischaracterizations. The piece begins...

  • Letter Written by Al Capone While Imprisoned at Alcatraz to be Auctioned, Along with Items Owned by Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 22, 2022

    Las Vegas was founded in part by gangsters. Now you can own some of the items Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel owned during their short but interesting lives. Items to be auctioned include "a monogrammed oak cane that was gifted to Meyer Lansky by Charles "Lucky" Luciano; Meyer Lansky's 1948 hand-written love letter to his second wife, Thelma "Teddy" Schwartz" Says Wikipedia: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American mobster who was a driving force behind the d...

  • SMPD Arrests Woman for Animal Cruelty on Washington Avenue Near 5th Street in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 22, 2022

    Six units of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to neighbors calls Monday afternoon, about a dog who was squealing in pain. This included one unit from the Animal Control division, who ended up removing a small, older female Yorkie or other dog from an apartment in the neighborhood. Monday afternoon, police issued the following press release: "At about 2:55 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Washington Ave," wrote Rudy...