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Articles from the August 30, 2020 edition

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  • SM Police Chief Tries to Assure Public After Rumors of Local Looting Appear on Social Media

    Aug 30, 2020

    Santa Monica's oft criticized police chief Cynthia Renaud has issued a press release designed to reassure the community. It is below in full. Numerous rumors on Facebook, Nextdoor and other social media platforms have it that Santa Monica will be targeted this weekend in the wake of the Jacob Blake Shooting in Kenosho. Renaud denies that there is any information concerning Santa Monica, but says that Police are on alert anyway. "The rest of the chatter is surrounding the fact that our residents...

  • Life in Santa Monica Returns to Normal, Sort Of, as Coronavirus Pandemic Rules Ease a Little

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Senior Writer|Aug 30, 2020

    Most Santa Monica residents are trying to obey Gov. Newson suggestions about interacting with people, wearing masks and flattening the curve, during this pandemic crisis. One of his dictums was that beauty/barber shops were allowed to work if their services were outside. So the Santa Monica Beauty and Barber shop set out two chairs on Wilshire Blvd at 20th street and gave people haircuts. The beauty shop on Main Street and Hill has outdoor tables which do manicures. Many Montana Ave restaurants...

  • SMMUSD In Dangerous Waters with "Social Justice Journey:" Lacks Any Critical Thinking about Race and School Achievement

    Corva Corvax, a Logical Opinion|Aug 30, 2020

    Is it Social Justice or Antiracism at SMMUSD? The top administrators at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District presented their work on creating better student achievement and combating racism during a Special Meeting of the school board on Tuesday evening. Citing the persistent achievement gap that has existed in the district between white and Asians on the one hand and other minorities on the other, staff leapt to the conclusion that racial bias had to be the reason behind the...

  • Twilight Concerts Retrospective: Santa Monica Pier 'Twilight' Series Filled Sunset Skies With 35 Years Of Summer Music

    Cameron Andrews, Pacific Park PR

    For 324 weeks over the past 35 years music has filled the sunset skies of summer in Santa Monica with the "Twilight" series featuring 534 bands playing multiple musical formats ranging from zydeco, blues, and rock to jazz, reggae and funk – plus much more. Since 1985 the Santa Monica Pier has been home to the City's most loved music stage sitting 40-feet above the Pacific Ocean with sweeping views of the Southern California coastline and showcased "Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band" eight times – mor...