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Articles from the October 9, 2022 edition

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  • Linell and Robert Shapiro Turn the Tragedy of their Son's Death, Into an Annual Fundraiser For Substance Abuse Prevention

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 9, 2022

    The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular Gala 2022 took place on Saturday evening, September 10, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton. Robert and Linell Shapiro created the Brent Shapiro Foundation following their son Brent's death in 2005, to honor his life and promote prevention and awareness of chemical dependence. The foundation's mission is to save lives through awareness and effective programs that incentivize kids to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This outstanding gala...

  • Santa Monica's Great Lie

    Peter Borresen|Oct 9, 2022

    Santa Monica's great lie. The Mayor has said: "(...) the benefits we enjoy here, from our pothole-free streets to our glorious beachfront to our wonderful schools." The oft-repeated mantra is that we should all suffer horrific sales taxes, weak policing (not the fault of the police, but of city hall), overdevelopment of rentals and a dearth of affordable home-ownership, that leaves our residents permanent rent-slaves, is justified because Santa Monica is such a lovely place to live. In reality...

  • Citizens, Taxpayers, Book-lovers, Children, Sanity, 1; Mike Bonin, 0 - Mar Vista Library Update

    Jon Berg|Oct 9, 2022

    A few weeks ago I submitted a story about the desperate situation in front of the Mar Vista Library at Venice Blvd. and Inglewood, complete with images of the depravity that no civilized society should tolerate. Last week I returned to the area. I am happy to report that things have changed dramatically. The filthy encampments and their entitled flipping-you-the-bird "residents" are gone, replaced by a clean, normal sidewalk and large galvanized metal planters weighing hundreds of pounds, which...

  • Ukraine Army Hits, Heavily Damages Kerch Bridge Connecting Russia and Crimea. On Putin's Birthday!

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 9, 2022

    Update, 10/8/22: The Russian proxy governor of Crimea announced late Saturday, that vehicle traffic across the bridge had resumed. The claim is unverified, but there are 2 undamaged lanes, so it is possible. Early Saturday morning, the Ukraine military hit the Kerch Bridge with a missile strike or other explosion that took out a span of the bridge. This is the only direct connection (i.e. not through Ukraine or occupied territories) between Russia and Ukraine. Russian media initially said a fuel...

  • Yet Another Power Outage in Santa Monica 90403 Saturday Night. SCE Says Power Out at 10:30, maybe.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 9, 2022

    For the second time in a month, the area between Wilshire Blvd and Montana Avenue is again dark in Santa Monica. Not all of it though. It appears to be mostly east of 10th Street and West of 14th Street, as of 7 pm. Power provider Southern California Edison now says the power will be back on sometime between 9 pm and 10:30 pm PST. Depending presumably, on where exactly you live. On Montana Avenue, the Aero Theater was open and people were in line waiting to see a movie. But further East on that...