Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the October 2, 2023 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 12 of 12

  • Dianne Feinstein Wakes Up Dead; Gavin Newsom to Appoint Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass to US Senate (probably).

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 2, 2023

    Dianne Feinstein died of extreme old age Thursday evening September 28th. She was 90 years old and in poor overall health. Her death clears the way for Dem. Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint her replacement, to serve until the end of 2024. Newsom has pledged to appoint a black female to the seat. She had said she would not run for another term, so there are a number of people who have announced for her seat. Most prominent among them is Oakland congresswoman Barbara Lee, who is black and female, but...

  • Samohi Girls Flag Football Meets Torrance High For a Double Header

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 2, 2023

    IMG 1)Center Isabella Sanchez from the Santa Monica High School girls flag football team carries the football down the field in front of a Torrance High School defender during game 1 of the double header between the two schools at Santa Monica High School on Thursday September 21 2024. The schools split the games where Torrance won game 1 6-0 and Samohi won game 2 13-6. With the win Samo's record moves to 6 wins and 2 losses. IMG 2) Left Isabella Sanchez from the Santa Monica High School girls...

  • California Spirit 2023 at Fox Studios Commissary Lawn, Sunday October 1, 2023

    Mona Day|Oct 2, 2023

    California Spirit will return this year to Fox Studios Commissary Lawn, to bring L.A. foodies up close and personal with some the city's top chefs for an evening of culinary arts, cocktails, and creativity celebrating the American Cancer Society's progress in the fight against cancer. Represented chefs include Nancy Silverton of Mozza, Suzanne Goin of A.O.C., Katianna Hong & John Hong of Yangban, Burt Bakman of Slab, Govind Armstrong of The Lobster, Jazz Singalong of Jitlada, Lien Ta & Jonathan...

  • Apparent Suicide in Alley Behind Sephora Near Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica: Jumped from Parking Lot 2

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Oct 2, 2023

    September 27, 2023 - An individual apparently jumped from the top of Parking Lot 2 into the alley behind Sephora in the 1200 Block of the Third Street Promenade this afternoon. Photos taken by John Alle, local business owner and anti-crime activist, on his first day back at work after his own assault in Palisades Park last week, show a bloody sheet covering a body surrounded by police. A police officer indicated the roof of Parking Lot 2 as the suspected mode of death. An official comment from...

  • Former Big Blue Bus Director Stephanie Negriff Mourned by City of Santa Monica

    City of Santa Monica|Oct 2, 2023

    The City of Santa Monica announced that Stephanie Negriff, former director of Big Blue Bus, passed away earlier in September at age 67. Negriff rose through the ranks to become Big Blue Bus director in August 2002, having previously served in various capacities, including assistant director of operations, manager of transit development and intergovernmental relations and senior administrative analyst. Negriff retired from Big Blue Bus in 2011, after 25 years of service. Prior to joining Big...

  • Open Letter to Council Alleges City Intends to Censor Public Comments

    Olga Zurawska|Oct 2, 2023

    Dear Mayor Davis, Councilmembers and City Attorney Sloan, The purpose of this open letter is to express grave concerns regarding the constitutionality of item 5-K agendized for the upcoming September 26, 2023 City Council meeting. The name of the item is "Adoption of a Resolution Amending and Restating the Civility at Public Meetings Policy set forth in Resolution No. 10642 (CCS)." The item seeks the addition of the City's Statement Against Hate to the existing civility policy. The Statement...

  • FTC Antitrust Lawsuit Accuses Amazon Of A Monopoly, Illegal Conduct

    The Counterfeit Report|Oct 2, 2023

    September 27, 2023, Los Angeles, CA – The Federal Trade Commission accused Amazon, worth $1.3 trillion today, of being a monopoly and misusing its powers, punishing merchants and limiting services to sellers that don't buckle to Amazon's demands, according to the high stakes lawsuit filed Tuesday. Amazon forces sellers to use its warehouses and delivery services, inflating costs for consumers and sellers, and to offer products more cheaply on other platforms, says the FTC, which quotes a seller...

  • Masking up Again? Yes? No? Depends on What Fauci Said When

    Jill Chapin, Special to the Observer|Oct 2, 2023

    As we are starting to see Dr. Anthony Fauci in the news again to tout the benefits of masking, we should take the time to follow his directives on this during the past several years. At the beginning of Covid, he went back and forth on the usefulness of masks. In January, 2020 he said they don't work. He doubled down on this two months later when he said people shouldn't be walking around with masks because they're not providing the perfect protection that people think it is. Interestingly, the...

  • Walrus Uses Tusk to Puncture Rubber Raft, as Russian Crewmen Attempt to Deploy it Near Franz Josef Land, Arctic Circle

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 2, 2023

    In a puzzling video posted to Twitter, a male walrus uses his tusks to puncture the flotation devices surrounding a Russian small boat as it is lowered into the Arctic sea near Franz Josef Land. "What are you doing?" asks a puzzled Russian sailor. It appears that the Walrus wanted to prevent the boat from being deployed, as he damages it badly. A second walrus, also with tusks, looks on during the action. It's unclear why the marine mammal would behave in this manner. But some on twitter...

  • Anti-Hate Resolution Could be Added to Santa Monica Council Civility Policy

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Oct 2, 2023

    September 26, 2023 - Tonight the Santa Monica City Council will consider whether to add a paragraph about "hate speech" to their existing Civility Policy. The existing policy exhorts those attending city council meetings to treat others "courteously," "listen "respectfully," and "exercise self-control" while embracing "respectful disagreement." No part of this policy has the force of law but is merely a resolution. Tonight, acting on a recommendation put forward in July 2022, the council will...

  • 99 Groups Oppose Ethnic Studies Admissions Proposal for University of California

    AMCHA Initiative|Oct 2, 2023

    The University of California Ethnic Studies Council, which claims to represent all 300 ethnic studies faculty on UC campuses, is vigorously promoting a proposal for a UC ethnic studies admission requirement, whose course criteria are intended to set the standard for ethnic studies courses statewide. That proposal, if approved, would force virtually every high school student in the state to take an ethnic studies course whose content would be determined by UC faculty "experts" who believe...

  • John Alle Clears the Record on the Attack Against Him in Palisades Park

    John Alle, Special to the Observer|Oct 2, 2023

    September 22, 2023 - John Alle, the Santa Monica activist, business owner, and founding member of the Santa Monica Coalition who was attacked by a drugged homeless individual on Tuesday, wrote us to clear up some misconceptions that have been circulating in other news outlets. Below is his statement: 1) The attack occurred DURING THE DAY between 2:30 and 3 pm. 2) I was not filming the suspect or anyone in particular. I was taking a break from work and decided to walk the bluffs (at Palisades...