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Articles from the October 19, 2022 edition

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  • A polaroid photo of family attending an escape room in Los Angeles

    The NEW Escape Game LA in Century City is an immersive, 60-minute, real-life adventure game!

    Chanin Victor, SM Observer Editor|Oct 19, 2022

    Recently opened in Century City's Westfield Shopping Center, The Escape Game LA is a new way of experiencing storytelling, where you're actually a part of the story and living it in real time. Each escape room is designed to immerse you into an entirely new world that feels like you're starring in a Hollywood blockbuster. The games are designed for small groups from 2 to 12 people who can work together in a room full of hidden clues, secret passages and code breaking to try and escape within 60...

  • Ethos Film Awards moves from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in November

    Jewels Solheim-Roe, Out of the Blue Agency|Oct 19, 2022

    The Ethos Film Awards, founded by actor/filmmaker Anabelle D. Munro and a team of passionate industry professionals, comes to Santa Monica in November. Official selections will be presented on an online platform starting on Nov. 1. All finalists will screen at the renowned Laemmle Monica Film Center or their co-producing partner facility at Santa Monica College's Public Policy Institute as part of ETHOS' live screenings and special event schedules with special guests and panelists from Nov....

  • Paula Abdul Dazzles the Crowd at the 4th Annual Daytime Beauty Awards

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 19, 2022

    Daytime Beauty Awards were founded by talented Michele Elyzabeth, who is the CEO for the daily news site in 2014. The award show recognizes science behind beauty and spotlights health and wellness professionals in the fields of medicine, health, fitness, aesthetics, skincare, color and styling, cannabis, beauty innovation, according to LATFUSA. Many celebrities attended the festivities: Gabrielle Union, who received and special honor, and Paula Abdul, who served as one of the many...

  • Santa Monica College Measure SMC bond issue: Too Much and Never Enough; and, JUST SAY NO on November 8

    Jon Berg|Oct 19, 2022

    "Too Much and Never Enough"---Mary Trump, July 14, 2020 "Just Say NO"---Nancy Reagan, Sept. 14, 1986 October 14, 2022 - The above statements by Mary Trump and Nancy Reagan summarize perfectly my feelings on Measure SMC. The statements should also summarize YOUR feelings. Measure SMC is Santa Monica College's LATEST attempt to pick your pocket, for a whopping $375 million---one of a seemingly endless stream of bond measures both passed and proposed by this fire-breathing dragon down on Pico. SMC...

  • Lana Negrete Talks Santa Monica Problems and Solutions in Her Run for City Council

    David Ganezer and Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 19, 2022

    October 12, 2022 - Lana Negrete was appointed to the Sant Monica City Council in June 2021 to replace longtime councilmember Kevin McKeown who had resigned. She is now running for a place on the council in her own right. Why are you running for Santa Monica City Council? "To continue the work I started!" Negrete immediately answered. When she was appointed a year ago, "I told myself if I can effect change, I will get on the council and work for change." What are your priorities in your present...