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Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition

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  • HUD VIP to Talk Fair Housing with Housing Commission & Public at Special Meeting Tonight

    observer staff|Sep 15, 2022

    The Santa Monica Housing Commission cordially invites you to a special meeting with VIP guest Demetria McCain, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, for a moderated Q & A on affirmatively furthering fair and affordable housing in the City of Santa Monica, followed by a listening session where the Housing Commission, residents, public officials, staff, and other members of the public will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on and...

  • Restaurants Fight to Preserve Outdoor Dining in Downtown Santa Monica, Promenade

    Sep 15, 2022

    Santa Monica wants to eliminate outdoor dining on September 30th, on the Promenade. 1212 Restaurant on the Third Street Promenade says that it will lose 70% or more of its business, if the City takes away the outdoor dining. The space increase was allowed during the Covid pandemic's early days in 2020, when it seemed much more likely that diners could avoid the virus if they sat outside. Lucian, the CEO of the restaurant's "Global Dining" corporation, says that the restaurant now grosses...

  • 16 Arrested on Suspicion of EBT fraud in LA County

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    An investigation targeting Electronic Benefit Transfer card fraud in Los Angeles County has led to the arrests of 16 suspects and the seizure of hundreds of illegally cloned EBT cards and more than $100,000 in cash, local authorities said this week. ``For some time now, suspects have been stealing the private account information of California's EBT card holders,'' the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. ``These suspects then create illegal cloned cards encoded with that victim...

  • SM Landlords Placed on Criminal Diversion in Connection with Tenant Harassment Case

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    A Superior Court judge has placed four local landlords and property management companies on a 12-month diversion program in connection with misdemeanor criminal charges of tenant harassment, public nuisance and zoning violations at their apartment buildings in Santa Monica, the City Attorney's Office announced this week. The landlords and property managers – Adam Shekhter, MySuite, LLC., 1238 10th Street, LLC., and 1433 Euclid Street, LLC. – are required to pay $80,000 to the City of Santa Mon...

  • Argentina Mulls Law against Hate Speech; Chile saves its Democracy; Colombia to Extradite Lawmaker's Brother and Other Stories: Interamerican Watch

    Interamerican Institute for Democracy|Sep 15, 2022

  • Culver City Neighborhood Holds Carwash to Help Pay Funeral Expenses after Death of Byron Simmons in a Motorcycle Accident

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    15: A Culver City neighborhood came out to wash cars to honor the memory of Byron Simmons, who died in a motorcycle crash last Sunday. He was 42. The carwash is a fundraiser for his family, to cover funeral costs and other expenses. The carwash is on the corner of Sawtelle and Hayter Avenue. This is about 3 blocks west of the intersection of Sepulveda and Sawtelle. Their go fund me page reads as follows: We are fundraising to help the Simmons Family with funeral costs. This past Sunday the...

  • The snowman from Disney's Frozen is ice skating and a message for a 25% discount is below him.

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  • DPA Dazzles Again to Honor the 2022 Emmy Award Nominees

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 15, 2022

    Los Angeles, California- September 11th, 2022-For one of the most awaited award seasons of the year, the EMMYs, DPA was once again the sponsor for the 2022 Pre-Awards gift Suite. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the stars to an array of exciting and cutting-edge brands and products at the LUXE Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Westwood. DPA, a leader in celebrity gifting was founded by Nathalie Dubois- Sissoko, whose vision was to show her genuine appreciation to well-deserved TV...

  • GBK honors TV's finest at the EMMY Awards Luxury Lounge 2022

    Preity Upala|Sep 15, 2022

    September 15th, Beverly Hills--This EMMY Award season, GBK, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2022 EMMY Award Nominees and Presenters by hosting its Annual Nominees and presents Luxury EMMY gifting lounge. Held on the 9th and 10th March at gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel nestled in Beverly Hills, appropriately so, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. The luxury event this year saw some of the most celebrated TV stars...