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Articles from the October 6, 2021 edition

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  • How Funny Lady, Comedian Jessica Winther Reinvented Herself And Found Laughter & Success!

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Oct 6, 2021

    Every Mom knows that raising children and taking care of a home is a full time job. School commitments and sports are literally a full days work. Then there is cooking, cleaning, homework and the basic fundamental needs of being emotionally there for children. It is not an easy task. I have had many moms share their stories with me and expressing how they feel like single moms even though they have a husband. "He goes to work all day, that's the easy part." Whilst raising children is also a...

  • Open Letter to California Bar Requesting an Investigation of Santa Monica's Interim City Attorney George Cardona Before He Assumes Duties As Chief Trial Counsel

    Olga Zurawska|Oct 6, 2021

    To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to express my concerns regarding the news of the State of California Bar appointing George Cardona as Chief Trial Counsel. Since the California State Bar is currently undergoing much awaited reforms, it is particularly important that the new Chief Trial Counsel is highly skilled and has a history of ethical and professional conduct. This communication is being submitted to the California Bar in the form of an open letter because the Bar has recently been the...

  • City Extends Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Orders Through October 31

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2021

    About 84% of local residents are fully vaccinated, announced the City of Santa Monica this week as it extended its local emergency orders through October 31. "Santa Monicans have done an incredible job getting vaccinated and wearing masks indoors and these actions have curbed rising cases," said Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services John Jalili. "As we look to the holiday season, let's keep the trend going by vaccinating, masking, and gathering safely." With its 40th...

  • A Favorite Hidden Gem with Angelenos: One of the Most Quintessentially California Places to Visit

    Chanin Brooks Victor, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2021

    A favorite hidden gem with Angelenos and one of the most quintessentially California places to visit, live or go to college. Claremont, California is the ultimate overnight or weekend getaway for an awesome family vacation. Notable as a college town with some of the nation's most highly respected educational institutions, Claremont, the city, is impressive in its own right. The distinctly, quaint suburb of Claremont has idyllic tree-lined streets, a walkable downtown village, a relaxed, casual...

  • SM Council Approves Plan to Revitalize Third Street Promenade

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2021

    Hoping to revitalize its world-renowned, open-air shopping center, the Santa Monica City Council this week unanimously approved zoning changes for the Third Street Promenade that will allow new and varied businesses and "greater adaptability for existing businesses." "The Promenade can't be the land of $20 burgers," said Councilmember Phil Brock, urging his colleagues to consider all types of businesses, including fast-food restaurants, for the three-block pedestrian street to attract more...

  • Four Southland Residents Indicted in Alleged Target Gift Card Fraud Scheme

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2021

    A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted four Southland residents in connection with an alleged fraud scheme that induced people into purchasing thousands of Target gift cards, which were then used at stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties to purchase electronics and other goods. The indictment, unsealed on Tuesday, charges U.S. citizen Blade Bai, 33, of El Monte; and Chinese nationals Bowen Hu, 26, of Hacienda Heights; Tairan Shi, 27, of Diamond Bar; and Yan Fu, 58, of Chino Hills,...

  • The Secrets to Healthy Aging are Not So Secret. Exercise, sleep, but most of all social ties are essential

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature American Citizens|Oct 6, 2021

    It's not easy growing old. However, if you want to live to a ripe old age you have to work at it; you have to make a promise to yourself to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health. "The ability to grow as old as you can begins when you are young and healthy and continues long after you officially become a senior citizen. As we aged some of us traded in healthy lifestyles for easier, unhealthier routines. But it's never too late to make a commitment to turn things around,...

  • Hospital Formerly Known as Daniel Freeman Marina, to be Rebuilt as Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2021

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Group announced this week that it has selected the contractor to build its new Marina del Rey Hospital and construction of the "technologically-advanced community hospital" will begin in October. "After years of community outreach efforts-gaining support from key community leaders, organizations and the city of Los Angeles-we're excited to begin building a new hospital that will allow those who live and work in the Marina del Rey area to receive the highest-quality...

  • Peppino D'Agostino t One of Greatest Acoustic Guitarists in Concert at the Grand Annex in San Pedro Sunday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.


    Italy-born, California-based guitarist and composer, Peppino D'Agostino, has toured across the globe and performed with guitar legends such as Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Larry Carlton and Sergio Assad, to name a few comes to the Grand Annex in San Pedro for one night only. Peppino D'Agostino's audiences can expect to witness a variety of guitar techniques and a multitude of musical styles including Classical, Brazilian and Jazz. In 2017 Guitar Player listed D'Agostino as one of the 50 transcend...

  • Americana in the Park, a New Free Concert Series Launches this September and October


    The City of Santa Monica is partnering with McCabe's Guitar Shop to present Americana in the Park in Gandara Park, on Sundays between September 19 and October 10 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Americana in the Park is a pilot project to create a new partnership model for outdoor events, where local organizations are provided funding and support from the City to bring unique and diverse events to the Santa Monica community. Of the new partnership, Cultural Affairs Manager Shannon Daut shares, "Our hope is that this new model of partnership will engage...