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Articles from the October 25, 2019 edition

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  • Chabad of Simcha Monica conducts Sukkos Festival on 12th Street Thursday

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2019

    Chabad in Simcha Monica is located on 17th Street. It held its annual Sukkot Extravaganza Block party, closing the street at Broadway and 12th Street Thursday afternoon. Chabad invited the entire community and close to 1,000 people, of all faiths, attended. Rabbi Isaac Levitansky with a group of volunteers, helped participants shake the lulav and etrog, symbolizing the unity of the entire nation. This is an ancient holiday, mentioned in the Torah, and each Sukkot day, a blessing is recited over...

  • Trader Joes Installs Sign at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd. for their New Location

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2019

    Trader Joe's has installed a sign, for their new location they plan to open at 23rd Street and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica. This is TJ's second Santa Monica Location, after 31st and Pico Blvd. The retailer has been characterized as "notoriously secretive" and has been criticized for a lack of transparency by management about the sources of products such as organic milk. On the other hand, many cheered the new grocery store, which sells largely high end, in demand items. While a typical...

  • SMPD Pursues Suspect Who Shoots Himself at the West End of Bay Street

    Oct 25, 2019

    A homeless man with a gun took his own life after a brief police pursuit early Monday morning. Below is the press release, edited, from the Santa Monica Police Dept. On October 20, 2019 at 11:50 pm, SMPD officers who happened to be in the area of Ocean and Bicknell, heard two gun shots coming from the Ocean end of Bay Street. Officers respond to the area to investigate and were directed to a male subject who had just shot into an occupied vehicle. Officers made contact with the suspect who fails...

  • SMMUSD Malibu Schools Closed Friday, October 25th 2019

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2019

    The fire emergency in Southern California has caused the SMMUSD to close all schools on Friday, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District announced at 8 pm on Thursday night. The largest fire, the Tick Fire near Santa Clarita, has burned 5000 acres and caused the evacuations of 300 homes. The SMMUSD press release reads: Dear media friends, Please share and announce: All four Malibu schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu USD will be closed Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. This includes: Malibu...

  • As 4 Fires Burn in the Valley, Ash begins to Fall in Santa Monica

    Sarah Storkin, Observer staff writer|Oct 25, 2019

    As several fires burning in the San Fernando Valley, Ash has begun to fall in Santa Monica. The largest fire is a 3700 fire in the Santa Clarita Valley called the tech fire. There is also a fire in Castaic called the "#Oldfire," and another fire has burned 10 acres in the supposed a basin. This last fire is in Van Nuys making it the closest fire to the Westside currently. The city of Santa Monica alert system warned people to stay indoors, close windows, and avoid the smoke and ash. Freeways...