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Articles from the September 16, 2019 edition

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  • Gagosian Art Gallery Opening of Nathaniel Mary Quinn "Hollow and Cut" September 11, 2019 by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the observer|Sep 16, 2019

    The opening reception was Wednesday September 11, 2019 at Gagosian Beverly Hills, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. Nathaniel Mary Quinn's portraits are very unique in technique and imagery At first glance his paintings appear to be collages, but after you examine closely you see that the artist has hand painted with pastels, oil sticks, gold leaf, charcoal and oil to create a painting that literally looks like a collage. Quinn stockpiles illustrations from numerous newspapers, fashion...

  • Friends and Family Gather Under Santa Monica Pier to Remember 34 Divers

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 16, 2019

    Friends and loved ones gathered in front of the Santa Monica Pier aquarium on Thursday, for a memorial to those killed in the boat fire on September 2nd. Two of the 34 divers killed in the Labor Day morning fire were from Santa Monica: Marybeth Guiney, 51, and Charles "Chuck" McIlvain, 44. "Heal the Bay extends its deepest sympathy to all of those who experienced loss in the destruction of the dive boat Conception out of Santa Barbara. Heal the Bay Aquarium and Eco Dive Center are hosting a...

  • Home Invasion Robbery During Back to School Night Disrupts Ozzie and Harriet Neighborhood

    Janet McLaughlin, Special to the Observer|Sep 16, 2019

    It was dinnertime last night on Pine Street, in what has been dubbed the "Ozzie and Harriet" neighborhood of Santa Monica. A resident arrived home, to find an armed burglar in his house. As the robber pointed his gun at him, the resident ran out the door and called Police. While SMPD was enroute to the 1100 block, the burglar continued stealing items from the man's home. But once he saw the cops, he fled the scene, and barricaded himself in the backyard of a home on Cedar. The family was home at...

  • Report: Saturday Incident at Bank of America in Venice Was Attempted Bank Robbery

    Sep 16, 2019

    A report on says that the Bank of America branch at Windward and Pacific in Venice was robbed on Saturday afternoon. “ all that is confirmed at this time is a physical altercation between a man and staff members of the bank.“ Said one witness...