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Articles from the October 25, 2021 edition

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  • Suspect Who Set Homeless Man on Fire in Ozone Park Still at Large

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Oct 25, 2021

    A suspect is still at large regarding a homeless man set on fire while he was asleep in Ozone Park, off Lincoln Boulevard near the border with Venice. Santa Monica police say the homeless man was asleep on October 16 when at approximately 11:35 pm an unknown assailant doused him with some sort of liquid and set him fire. The victim also suffered a 2-inch laceration on the top of his head, possibly from a blunt force blow. He suffered burns over fifty percent of his body and is currently in...

  • Santa Monica Building New Bikeway, Safety Enhancements Near 17th Street Metro Expo Line

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2021

    Citing an increase in crashes involving people on scooters and bikes near Metro Expo Line 17th Street, the city of Santa Monica has started construction on a new bikeway and other safety enhancement measures along 17th Street and adjacent roadways. The construction project, which started last week, is divided into two major thoroughfares that meet at 17th Street and Michigan Avenue, city officials said. On 17th Street, from Wilshire to Pico, city plans call for: a protected bikeway, pedestrian s...

  • SMMUSD Now Offering Free Meals to All Students

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2021

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has announced it is participating in the federal program offering free meals to all public school students, regardless of their family's income. School officials are also urging families to submit the free and reduced meal application so the schools may continue to receive "funding for programs for low-income students at Title 1 schools" along with music programs. "We are pleased to participate in the free meal program to ensure all students are...

  • Explanation of How Alec Baldwin Fires Prop Gun on Set That Kills Female Cinematographer

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 25, 2021

    1/21: Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a "prop" gun on the set of a film called "Rust", the Associated Press reported Thursday evening. The weapon discharged and killed Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins, and also injured director Joel Souza. Baldwin was said to be "distraught" after the accidental discharge. One social media source (@BJBaldwin) posted: "There was a prop bullet in the chamber, to get a closeup. It had a charge that would send it just an inch down the barrel. That was...

  • Newsom OKs Shorter Terms for Gang Members; Former SEIU Union Chief Charged with Evading Taxes and Grand Theft; Ghost Guns Used in 24 LA Homicides and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Oct 25, 2021

    Courts & Rulings 6th Circuit sides with student-athletes: Western Michigan University's vaccine policy 'burdens their free exercise of religion A Michigan attorney was preparing to file another lawsuit Friday on behalf of student-athletes who were banned from playing despite religious and medical vaccine exemptions when an appellate court issued a precedential ruling in an identical case. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with 16 student-athletes at Western...