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Articles from the September 5, 2022 edition

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  • REVIEW: Animal Farm, George Orwell's Classic Beast Fable Reimagined With Song

    Chanin Victor, Observer Staff Editor|Sep 5, 2022

    Despite the 111-degree temperatures in Pasadena this weekend, the show must go on, and we're glad we braved the heat! The recently opened Animal Farm -the inaugural production of A Noise Within's 31st season-is a musical adaptation from Sir Peter Hall that even your middle school child would appreciate and could easily make heads and tails of; pun intended. George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, first published in 1945, is a satirical allegory in which the animals of Manor Farm rise up against...

  • Santa Monica Fire Department Extinguishes Fire on 17th Street

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 5, 2022

    14: Multiple callers called 911 to report a structure fire in the 1400 block of 17th Street in the Mid-City neighborhood. Firefighters arrived at 9:48 pm, to find a "well-developed fire" within one apartment unit. They "began an aggressive suppression effort and a rapid search for any potentially trapped occupants. Fortunately, all residents were able evacuate and there were no reported injuries," said SMFD Capt. Patrick Nulty in a press release. Firefighters extinguished the blaze before...

  • Deputy Punches VP of Chilean Congress; Theft of Evo Morales' Cell Phone; Human Rights Complaint Against Maduro Dropped and Other Stories: IntraAmerican Watch

    IntraAmerican Institute for Democracy|Sep 5, 2022

    The United States Needs to Get Serious About Latin America The United States needs to get serious about the Western Hemisphere and this means doing more than announcing foreign aid programs which may or may not survive congressional editing. China has replaced the United States as the leading trading partner for many countries of the region, but thousands of U.S. businesses are active in Latin America and the Caribbean. Millions of American jobs depend on trade with the Western Hemisphere. Illeg...

  • Stop the Mandates: Letter to Santa Monica City Government

    Adnan Safadi, Santa Monica resident|Sep 5, 2022

    Hi Santa Monica City Government, You are exercising government overreach. Stop the mandates. You are city servants. Not health dictators. You do not have the right to force city employees or law enforcement to be guinea pigs for drug companies. When you started the mandating game it was "in a state of emergency" and "just to keep the hospitals from overflowing." Right? Now what's the excuse? The hospitals are not overflowing. We're not in a state of emergency. Everyone who got "vaccinated"...

  • Americana in the Park Concert Series at Gandara Park on September Sundays

    City of Santa Monica|Sep 5, 2022

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 9, 2022) - McCabe's Guitar Shop, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica, presents the second annual Americana in the Park concert series in Gandara Park, Sundays in September (4, 11, 18 & 25), from 4 – 7 p.m. The free series explores the arc of Americana music from its roots to modern forms, showcasing a diverse group of Southern California artists and styles. Each concert features a family-friendly headliner and opener. Americana in the Park is made possible b...

  • Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico and Cultural Center Opens Fall Folklorico Dance Class Registration

    Gina- Executive Director, Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico and Cultural Center

    Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico and Cultural Center has announced that Fall Folklorico Dance class Registration is Open! The Fall session of Ballet Folklorico begins on September 13th," writes Gina, the Executive Director. "Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico carries on the Traditions of The Original Ranch Families of Santa Monica. "Our Dance classes are Ballet Based and Full of Flair with Those Vibrant Skirts. This Fall session we will learn dances to the ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack. "Our classes are int...

  • Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel is Red White and Blue for Labor Day Weekend

    Cameron Andrews, Pacific Park|Sep 5, 2022

    Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will honor American workers with the Ferris Wheel's dazzling display of red, white and blue colors, patterns and transitions. This along with a 90-feet-tall conventional American flag. Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of America. Pacific Park...