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Articles from the September 16, 2017 edition

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  • SMPD Reports Shots Fired in the Area of 23rd Street and Cloverfield Blvd

    Observer Staff|Sep 16, 2017

    Santa Monica Police activity in the area of Cloverfield Blvd and Kansas Ave. Poiice are investigating reports of shots fired. Police are working a containment and are searching for outstanding suspects. Please avoid the area. This in an alert from the SMPD on September 15, 2017 at 3:25 PM...

  • St. John, US Virgin Islands, Feel Abandoned in the wake of Category 5 Hurricane Irma

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 16, 2017

    St. John in the US Virgin Islands was hit Friday by the most powerful Category 5 hurricane to ever come out of the Atlantic. Florida has taken all the press, attention from FEMA and the Coast Guard. Meanwhile, on St. John, power is out. There are reports of heavy damage and looting. Federal authorities are nowhere to be found, by some reports. Amier Salem, whose family owns the Bayside Mini-Market in Cruz Bay, has been living in the store as he tries to get home to St. Thomas. He said Wednesday...

  • Lost Power Caused Elevator Entrapment, Structure and Transformer Fires on 9/11

    Capt. Patrick Nulty, SMFD PIO|Sep 16, 2017

    On Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department received multiple 911 calls in the "Wilmont" neighborhood of the City of Santa Monica reporting various emergencies including explosions, and electrical wires down in multiple locations. The preliminary cause of the incidents was determined to be the result of construction crews excavating the athletic field of Lincoln Middle School, located at 1501 California Ave, who dug into buried high-voltage electrical lines,...

  • He Loved To Stir the Peanut Butter, But In The End a Whole Monastery of Carmelites Prayed For Him

    Ken Shipley, Numero Group|Sep 16, 2017

    Grant Hart would have loved his own death. Furious text messaging in the middle of the night seeking confirmation and commiseration. Condolences from acquaintances and media outlets who haven't come out of the woodwork in years. Emails from the Associated Press at 4:45am. The clamoring for details. When and where? What kind of cancer? He loved to stir the peanut butter. Actively sought the circus, metal or otherwise. To know him was to...I'm not sure "love him" is the right choice of words. I...

  • Power Out Between 6th and 7th, Wilshire Boulevard to Montana Avenue

    Observer staff|Sep 16, 2017

    Three Santa Monica city blocks located between Wilshire Boulevard in Montana Avenue lost power at 8:30 Wednesday morning, when a transformer blew. The outage is unrelated to the trenching incident at Lincoln middle school on Monday morning which caused several other blocks to lose power. The supervisor on the job, Paul, reports that power will be restored at 10 PM Wednesday night....

  • Protest Photo Exhibit by Cindy Bendat: "Be The Change"

    Observer Staff|Sep 16, 2017

    Los Angeles Protest Photographs 2003 -2017 by Cindy Bendat at the University Art Gallery at California State University Dominguez Hills runs from September 11, 2017 through October 10, 2017. The Opening Reception is on Monday September 11th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. There will also be two Saturday morning artist walkthroughs on September 16th at 10:30 a.m. and October 7th at 11:00 a.m. Speaking truth to power, people join organizations, make demands, march in the stre...

  • "How Many Steps Does It Take To Overcome Addiction?" Ask Evo Health & Wellness

    September Dawn Bottoms, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 16, 2017

    A new addiction treatment clinic has opened its doors in Venice, Calif. EVO Health and Wellness offers a program that differs from the usual Alcoholics Anonymous or 12 Step programs, in that it doesn't focus on addiction, but the trauma believed to have caused it. Koorosh Rassekh, CEO and Founder of EVO Health and Wellness, believes that he can see humans through the impact of trauma and in order to manage addiction, there is a great need to manage and understand the trauma first. Rassekh is no...

  • Even when we know it's unhealthy, Why do we struggle with letting go?

    Todd Savvas|Sep 16, 2017

    It doesn't seem to matter if we can see it's unhealthy for us – be it a toxic relationship or an unresolved dispute. It still feels all too complicated releasing those things we feel emotionally connected with. What's pulling at you right now? It could be a relationship, a long held grudge, or perhaps it's some kind of dream or aspiration that has turned into a nightmare. For many of you parents out there, it could be struggling with your kids going off to college. For others it could be l...

  • Bergman Style Lounge Sizzles Again for the 69th Emmy Awards

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 16, 2017

    The 69th annual EMMY awards were held this year on September 18, 2017 at the Microsoft theatre in DTLA and were enjoyed by all. It's tinsletown's favorite time of the year and undoubtedly one of the most exciting things to look forward to are the gifting events. Once again the Bergman's Style Lounge and party was the premiere EMMY gifting event hosted at the wonderful Weho based French restaurant FIG AND OLIVE. As every year, nominees, presenters and music celebrities were presented with fabulou...