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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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  • Brother Kills Younger Brother in the 900 Block of Lincoln Over Family Dispute

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 29, 2019

    Chris Mondev graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2017. His friends regarded him as a troublemaker, a risk taker, but never imagined that he would take his younger brother Charlie's life. That happened Sunday afternoon, about 2 blocks from his home. Mondev, 21 was in custody today on suspicion of killing his brother in Santa Monica. Charles Mondev, 19, of Santa Monica was shot and killed at 6:35 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Lincoln Blvd, the Santa Monica Police Dept confirmed. "Two...

  • 4th Suicide in a Year from Parking Garages in Downtown Santa Monica

    Observer Staff|Aug 29, 2019

    We're not really sure what it is about Santa Monica parking garages, but like the Golden Gate Bridge, they have become magnets for suicidal people recently. Maybe it's the fact that you can see the Pacific Ocean from the top floor, and watch the sunrise. And in a handful of cases, become overwhelmed by suicidal ideation. Police were called to investigate a dead body found behind Parking Structure 2 on Saturday morning. A woman discovered the body of a man and called police. The Coroners office...

  • Los Angeles Food & Wine Kickoff Dinner Series at Fig Restaurant/Fairmont – An Epicurean Adventure!

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the Observer|Aug 29, 2019

    On Thursday August 22, 2019 I was invited to attend and taste the gastronomic creativity of chefs Jason Prendergast & Michael Corvino at Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Santa Monica as part of the LAWF kickoff dinner series. Trained in classic French culinary cuisine Jason Prendergast is known for his preference for local harvests through his numerous relationships with neighborhood farmers and fisherman. Michael Corvino was the recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid –West. T...

  • LA Food & Wine Takes Over Barkar Hangar August 22-25

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 29, 2019

    Southern California's annual food and wine festival, Los Angeles Food & Wine took over Barker Hanger August 22-25 for three days of marquee events. Friday evening was The Epic Burger Throwdown hosted by Angeleno native Alvin Cailan. The event featured LA's best burger names in a sizzling battle of beef. Guests were invited to vote along with celebrity judges Seth Rogen, Tiffani Thiessen and Adam Richman for the coveted LAFW Golden Burger Show Trophy. There were burgers, burgers and more burgers...

  • Channeling Amelia Earhart: 99's Re-enact Powder Puff Derby, Flying from Santa Monica Airport

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 29, 2019

    Twenty women pilots and others re-enacted a 1929 air race that began at the Santa Monica airport. In the original air-race, 20 female pilots took off from Santa Monica on August 18, 1929. The re-enactment was held on August 18, 2019, 90 years to the day after the original race. The twenty competitors in 1929 included Amelia Earhart. "We are happy to report that our reenactment of the First National Women's Air Race in 1929 was a success," wrote Connie Schur in a press release. "Due to an...