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Articles from the September 21, 2022 edition

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  • Beverly Hills Man Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hiring Hit Man to Kill Woman He Dated

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    In June, Scott Berkett, 25, pleaded guilty to a single count of using interstate facilities to commit murder-for-hire, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. However, prosecutors agreed to seek a penalty of no more than five years, according to the plea agreement filed in Los Angeles federal court. Federal prosecutors said Berkett met the victim online, and she flew to Los Angeles to meet him in late October 2020. Identified in court papers by the initials R.E., the woman described...

  • Explosion of Uncertain Origin Damages Vehicle Parked Near Westminster Dog Park in Venice

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    9/14/22: Several people on "Nextdoor" reported that they saw or heard an explosion that blew out the windows of a Range Rover parked near the Westminster dog park. While some said it was a car bomb, others speculated that it was a meth lab. Still others thought one homeless person living in a car in Venice, retaliated against another by bombing his car. "I was looking for this on cit app and here. We heard the boom around 2ish, but did not know at the time what it was." posted Jay Reitzfeld....

  • Sheriff and Federal Authorities Execute a Search of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's Santa Monica Home

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    9/14/22 Law enforcement authorities including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on the home of Sheila Kuehl Wednesday morning. The LA County Board of Supervisors has asked the voters to approve a measure giving them authority to remove the Sheriff. But the action appears to be much broader than political tit for tat. According to LASD, the homes of Kuehl and L.A. County Civilian Oversight Commissioner Patricia "Patti" Giggans were searched Wednesday morning. The...

  • Shooting in Venice Wounds Two, One Critically on Hampton and Rose Ave

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    9/14/22: Two men were apparently injured and taken to a local hospital, after a gun battle on Hampton Avenue near Rose in Venice beach Thursday night. One man was shot in the chest and is reportedly in critical condition. Another was shot in the leg. According to the Citizen app, "EMS reported one person was in critical condition following the shooting and was en route from the scene to a nearby hospital." An earlier report stated that "a man has been murdered in a gun battle, with dozens of...

  • Cheesecake Twitter Ads for Shadow Legends Gain a Lot of Commentary

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    Shadow legends is a game by Israeli game maker Recently, the game has been heavily advertised on Twitter, using a beautiful young model who according to gamers, does not even appear anywhere in the game. The comments on Twitter are hilarious. "Boobs.... And a hood! Tweeted Lex Jurgen. "If this was Batgirl, she would not have been cancelled." "This warrior takes time out to shave her underarms," tweeted Bob Berges. "If you don't have a life this game is for you." "Why are her...

  • No Bid Contract Leads to Search of Sheila Kuehl's Santa Monica Residence, Search Warrant Affidavit Indicates

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is asking the CA Attorney General to open an investigation into Supervisor Sheila Kuehl being tipped off that a search warrant was going to be served at her home. Kuehl admitted on live television that she received advance warning of the search from the Los Angeles Times, and from L.A. County officials. Authorities released a redacted copy of the Search Warrant and attached affidavit filed prior to last week's Wednesday morning search of LA County Supervisor S...

  • Breaking: Sheriff Executes More Search Warrants in Federal Corruption Probe of Sheila Kuehl, Patti Giggans, Phil Washington

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    L.A. County Sheriff's Department Tuesday executed search warrants in multiple locations in the political corruption investigation involving Sheila Kuehl , Patti Giggans, & Phil Washington. The latter is currently in nomination process by Joe Biden for head of FAA. Sheila Kuehl has denied wrongdoing in the probe, which centers on an $890,000 annual contract awarded for five years to a close associate of hers named Patti Giggans. Giggans' organization, "Peace Over Violence," ran a hotline that...

  • eBay & GBK Brand Bar Presented the Ultimate Pre – Emmy Luxury Lounge of the Season

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2022

    On Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 eBay and GBK Brand Bar hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge to celebrate the best and brightest in television in honor of the 2022 Emmys at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills The eBay & GBK Brand Bar Luxury Lounge showcased eBay's exceptional selection of authentic luxury goods, including handbags, watches, and jewelry – top categories for the marketplace. This year's lounge included Over $60K worth of the y...