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Articles from the October 31, 2022 edition

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  • Pedestrian, Dog struck in Traffic Accident at 22nd Street and Pico Blvd.

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2022

    1/25: A female pedestrian was struck in a marked crosswalk, across Pico Blvd. at 22nd Street in Santa Monica Tuesday evening. The pedestrian was walking her dog when they were struck by a vehicle on the westbound side of the street (nearer to Virginia park). It's unknown if the dog was struck but the canine fled from the scene. Further details are pending....

  • Project Alpha Sneakers Tell the Story of Cheech and Chong

    Christine Peake,|Oct 31, 2022

    Bye-Bye Kanye (Ye) - Hello 'Dizygotic' - meet the hottest new sneaker /designers - former engineers behind Cheech & Chong's new sneaker collection, duo announced new partnership with Kanye West aka "Ye" may have just gotten axed by Adidas but that coveted spot in the billion dollar market of sneakers maybe filled sooner than one might guess! Forward thinking co-partners Tian Gu (left) and partner Wilson Fwu (far right), who both have a background in engineering have just dropped the Cheech &...

  • SMMUSD Ordered to Pay $45 Million to Special Need Twins in Abuse Case

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2022

    A jury has ordered the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to pay $45 million to the family of autistic twins who "were physically abused and restrained by an aide" at their elementary school in Malibu. The lawsuit filed in 2019 alleged a district employee, Galit Gottlieb, used corporal punishment including physical restraint and battery against the two special-needs students when they were in second grade at Juan Cabrillo Elementary in Malibu, according to court documents. A Los...

  • Mountain Lion Raids Brentwood Golf Course, Filmed Galloping Across the Golfing Green

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2022

    The Brentwood Golf Course was shut down Thursday afternoon, as authorities looked for a mountain lion who had been spotted on the course. A mountain lion was seen sprinting across the golf course at the Brentwood Country Club after an initial sighting prompted the lockdown of a nearby elementary school, the LAPD said. Authorities eventually caught, tranquilized and removed the cougar, who had been spotted by several groups of golfers. It was unclear whether or not the big cat had purchased a...

  • Homeless Man Pulls a Knife, Barricades Himself at T-Mobile Store on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2022

    1/26/22: A homeless man with a knife barricaded himself after threatening customers and staff at the T-Mobile store on the Third Street Promenade. The following description of the incident from an anonymous source: "A man came in and shortly after the cops showed up which is when the man pulled a fishing size knife out. The cops pulled their guns out and Customers and employees evacuated for a couple hours while negotiations took place between the suspect and the police", said the anonymous...

  • Twitter will Charge Account Holders $20 a Month for Blue Check Mark Verification Badges, Starting in November

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2022

    Seeking new ways to monetize the platform, Twitter CEO and new owner Elon Musk says that the blue check marks will now cost $20 per month, or $240 a year. This according to the website "Employees working on the project were told on Sunday (by Musk indirectly), that they need to meet a deadline of November 7th to launch the feature or they will be fired," says the Verge. Websites on the right of the political spectrum say that the blue check verifications are difficult, even impossi...