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Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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  • Kevin McCarthy Removed as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, as Right Wing Republicans Vote With Democrats

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 5, 2023

    Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has been removed from his position, after a motion from Matt Gaetz (r) Florida. Gaetz accused McCarthy of being too soft on Democrats. Gaetz blasting members of Congress for being owned by "lobbyists and special interests" right before McCarthy was ousted. "I take no lecture on asking patriotic Americans to weigh in and contribute to this fight from those who would grovel and bend knee for the lobbyists and special interests who own our leadership."...

  • Who the Heck is Laphonza Butler? She's California's Newest Senator

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 5, 2023

    Laphonza Butler president of political advocacy group Emily's list, has been chosen as new California senator by Cal. Gov. Gavin Newsom. "Gavin Newsom will appoint EMILY's List President Laphonza Butler to fill the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, elevating the head of a fundraising juggernaut that works to elect Dem women who support abortion rights, per a person familiar," tweeted Politico Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2023. California's governor Newson chose someone not currently running for...

  • Laphonza Butler, Newsom's Choice for California Senator, Apparently Resides in Maryland

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 5, 2023

    Hold everything! Turns out that Laphonza Butler, the political hack chosen by Newsom to serve in the US Senate, actually resides in the State of Maryland. This according to her voter registration, her Linkedin bio, and her other social media accounts. "It appears EMILY's list has removed the final line in Laphonza Butler's bio that states she lives in Maryland." Tweeted Ashley Zavala. "Newsom's office confirms she moved to DC area for EMILY's list, but is a CA homeowner and will reregister to vo...

  • Pet Adoption Event at the LA County Carson/Gardena Animal Care Center on October 7

    LA Dept of Animal Care and Control|Oct 5, 2023

    In a unique collaboration, national nonprofit organization Petco Love is teaming up with Dogs Playing for Life and BOBS from Skechers™ for National Playgroup Rockstars Adoption events at 40+ animal shelters across the country, including the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC). Held on October 7 in the heart of Rocktober, the adoption events will showcase highly social dogs, known as "Playgroup Rockstars," at animal shelters while they are playing harmoniously in g...

  • Car Versus Pedestrian Accident Closes Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Oct 5, 2023

    September 29, 2023 - A car driving north on Ocean Avenue hit a pedestrian jogger in the crosswalk at Marguerita and Ocean Avenue this morning. The city sent out an alert at 8:58 am warning of a street closure due to a "traffic collision." A witness said the driver apparently did not see the jogger run into Ocean Avenue. The struck man rolled off the hood of the car. A Santa Monica Police officer at the site told the witness that he thought the victim had a broken leg. There were reportedly some...

  • First Citizens Bank Robbed Friday; SMPD and FBI Seek Information From the Public

    Observer Staff|Oct 5, 2023

    The Santa Monica Police Department along with the FBI are asking the public's help identifying a bank robber. The robbery happened around 9:25 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at First Citizens Bank at 1630 Montana Avenue. FBI Los Angeles posted several photos of the suspect on X, formerly known as Twitter, which show a person wearing a jean jacket and a facemask. Investigators said after the robbery, the suspect fled in a black BMW X5 SUV, which was featured in the series of photos. Anyone who...