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Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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  • Americana in the Park, a New Free Concert Series Launches this September and October

    Sep 2, 2021

    The City of Santa Monica is partnering with McCabe's Guitar Shop to present Americana in the Park in Gandara Park, on Sundays between September 19 and October 10 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Americana in the Park is a pilot project to create a new partnership model for outdoor events, where local organizations are provided funding and support from the City to bring unique and diverse events to the Santa Monica community. Of the new partnership, Cultural Affairs Manager Shannon Daut shares, "Our hope i...

  • Proud Boys vs. Antifa: Anti-Vax Rally by the Pier Fails to Produce a Portland Like Conflict Between Disparate Groups

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 2, 2021

    About 400 to 500 demonstrators prayed by the Santa Monica Pier Sunday afternoon. Speakers of every race exhorted the genteel crowd to vote to recall Gavin Newsom and George Gascon. They also opposed vaccination mandates, though some in the crowd had themselves been vaccinated. While there was a lot of prayer, it did not turn out to be the apocalypse by the sea that some predicted. Antifa or other left-wing demonstrators did not show up and the event was entirely peaceful. "Our Bodies,...

  • California's Universal Mail-In Ballot System is Ripe for Massive Fraud: Here's One Big Reason Why

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Sep 2, 2021

    The discovery of 300 stolen mail-in ballots in the car of a man passed out in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Torrance on August 16 illustrates the potential for fraud in the coming gubernatorial recall election - or any election held via universally mailed ballots. The security of the mailed-out ballot system relies on the diligence, care, and concern of numerous individuals, the massive majority of whom did not ask for the task and have no foreseeable interest in performing it. In other words, the...

  • Rental Assistance Available to Qualifying Santa Monica Tenants

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 2, 2021

    With the statewide eviction moratorium expiring September 30, Santa Monica officials are urging local tenants in need to apply for the state's rental and utility assistance program. Currently, California has available $5.2 billion in rental assistance and $2 billion in utility assistance through its COVID-19 Rent Relief program, commonly called "Housing is Key," said local officials. City officials said that more than $10 million in state rental assistance has been distributed to over 650...