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Articles from the September 18, 2021 edition

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  • SM Fire Department Launches new Response Unit to Assist the Homeless

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2021

    The Santa Monica Fire Department this week launched a new emergency response unit which will address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The Community Response Unit (CRU) looks like a typical ambulance – staffed by two firefighters – but it has a distinct mission: provide an alternative response to 911 calls to better address the needs of vulnerable populations in Santa Monica, city officials said on Monday, announcing the new outreach. "The CRU's 'one meaningful intervention at a t...

  • SM City Council Opposes Malibu's Plan to Split SMMUSD

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2021

    The Santa Monica City Council has gone on the record with its opposition to City of Malibu's petition to split the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into two separate districts. This morning, the Council sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and its Committee on School District Organization, calling for its members to deny Malibu's petition "given that terms are not equitable for all students." The Council's letter follows an LACOE report – released l...

  • Your Expected Social Security Payout Will Depend in Part on Cost of Living Projections

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Sep 18, 2021

    Ask Rusty – About Including "COLA" in Benefit Projections Dear Rusty: In your reply to "Confused Senior" about when to claim Social Security benefits, I noticed that you did not take into account any compounded annual increases in benefit payments. While these are not guaranteed and are dependent upon the economy, they do affect the difference in total amount that can be drawn between eligibility age, full retirement age, or age 70. Would you please address this? Signed: Stickler for Details D...

  • Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Centered in Carson Hits on Friday at 7:58 pm

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2021

    A magnitude 4.3 earthquake centered in Carson shook the Westside on Friday evening just before 8 pm. It was felt as a low rolling motion, for about ten seconds. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. It was the latest in a series of earthquakes in So. Cal. this week. This was the largest jolt, which some sources measured at 4.6 on the Richter scale. It lasted for about ten seconds. One in San Fernando was said to be shallow. Epicenter was said to be below 223rd Street and Main...

  • Secret Room Events hosts a Dazzling Celebrity Award Event in honor of the Emmy Awards 2021.

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2021

    9/19: This Award season, Secret Room Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2021 EMMY Nominees and Presenters on September the 16th, by hosting its Annual Celebrity Award Event. Held at the luxurious Petersen Automotive Museum ROOFTOP, appropriately so, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. This Awards season saw luxury lifestyle brands being showcased. Secret Room Events, led by experienced event producer,...

  • Dazzling Doris Bergman Luxury Lounge and Luncheon honors EMMY Award Nominees.

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 18, 2021

    West Hollywood -- The 73rd Annual EMMY awards were held this year on September 19, 2021 at the Event Deck, LA Live, in DTLA, hosted by Cedrick the Entertainer 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 Luxury Lounge and Luncheon and party was the premiere EMMY gifting event hosted on Thursday, the 16th September at the wonderful West Hollywood based...