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Articles from the November 11, 2017 edition


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  • Santa Monica Resident Arrested for VA Parking Fraud in a Plot Taken From TV's Ray Donovan

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2017

    In Showtime's Ray Donovan, seedy characters regularly bribe LA officials to get contracts and hide the truth. But that's just television. Or is it. Chances are good you've parked your car in those large parking lots in lower Westwood. You might have wondered who owns them. The answer is, you do, through the Federal government. A story of who manages VA parking lots in Westwood begs the question of how he landed such lucrative contracts in the first place. The answer from the US Attorney for the...

  • Emporium Thai Helps You Focus On The Divine...... The Divine UCLA Shrimp Curry

    September Dawn Bottoms, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2017

    From the outside, Emporium Thai looks like a typical hole in the wall. It's wedged between a dental pharmacy and a thai massage spa on a busy street in Westwood. Equipped with a neon sign and classic elephant painting, it has a somewhat seedy curb appeal. Inside however, it's a warm welcome. It's a small venue, with booths lining one wall and tables on another that lead all the way back to a little black bar, a convenient place to sit and have a drink while waiting for takeout. The walls are a...

  • #LASD SEB SWAT operation in the city of Hawthorne concluded.

    Observer Staff|Nov 11, 2017

    The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department SWAT team dealt with an emergency situation this morning, by taking an armed suspect into custody. The quiet area of homes on Menlo St had to be barricaded, as military style officers and vehicles confronted the man. Ultimately, the situation was concluded peacefully....

  • Joni Mitchell Celebrates 74th Birthday in LA, Ranked Number 1 by NPR & SJWs

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2017

    Singer Joni Mitchell is 74 years old today. The song writer of hits such as "Both Sides Now," "Big Yellow Taxi (They Paved Paradise)," and "Woodstock" (where she actually performed); famously gave up a daughter at 20 to pursue a career. She said that prior to her, singing was male dominated and that "all songs were about men seducing women. I ended that." olling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever" and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as...

  • Santa Monica Police Fail to Release Name of Suspects in Pier Shooting

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2017

    11/11/17: As of today, Police still have release no information about a suspect in the shooting of a young woman from a party bus on Ocean Avenue, near the Santa Monica Pier. This almost certainly means authorities still don't know his identity, or even how many shooters were involved. De'Ommie De La Cruz was shot dead at 1 am Saturday as a result of a verbal dispute between passengers of two buses parked in the busy area across from the Pier. Witnesses said that or three men fired guns into De...

  • 67 Year Old Cyclist on a Charity Bicycle Quest to Honor Young Leukemia Victim

    Observer Staff|Nov 11, 2017

    Glenn Hirsch is on a 10,000 mile bicycle ride around the US, ending at the Santa Monica Pier. He rides to honor the memory of his nephew Ian Besner, who died of Leukemia in 2006, and to raise money to fight cancer. His wife, Lynn Hirsch, sent us the following e mail: My husband, Glenn Hirsch, is 67 years old and has been an avid cyclist as long as I can remember. He has been a family physician for forty years and has always lived a healthy lifestyle. In 2000, he took on a huge challenge, riding...

  • Landmark Puerto Rican Film Restored: "Romance Tropical" was Presumed Lost

    Zoe Muntaner, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2017

    In September 2016, Jan-Christopher Horak, director of UCLA Film & Television Archive, was searching for material germane to the Archive's research project, Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960, and noticed a promising film title: Romance Tropical. A single 35 mm nitrate print had screened in New York City in 1934 and then been placed in a vault belonging to the Krypton Corporation, the contents of which the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI)...

  • Spaces Santa Monica Offers Coffee & Creative Quarters on Arizona & Lincoln Blvd

    Observer Staff|Nov 11, 2017

    It has been over fifty years since circus performer and attorney Paul Fegen invented the concept of renting a floor and subdividing it into offices for different companies, with a central reception and mailroom. Now Spaces Santa Monica has taken the concept one step further. Where can you go to hang out with other professionals, create important projects, and just generally make money while being yourself, on an entrepreneurs budget? Amsterdam-born creative workspace pioneer, Spaces, has opened...

  • Santa Monica Seafood Festival Returns to The Pier! Holy Shrimp, this event Krill-ed it!

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Nov 11, 2017

    Holy Shrimp, this event Krill-ed it! Edible Skinny was lucky enough to check out 3rd Annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival at the Santa Monica Pier! Presented by Capital One, this year's festival benefited the Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles and was 100% Sustainable! Holy Shrimp! The festivities kicked off with a rocking set by the Black Crystal Wolf Kids, the world's first indie rock tribute band. This highly entertaining cover set was chalked full of Coachella excitement featuring cover songs...

  • Latest City Hall "Survey" is Yet Another Cynical Effort to Manipulate Local Opinion

    Tricia Crane, Chair, Northeast Neighbors|Nov 11, 2017

    The City of Santa Monica just sent out a "survey" to residents and workers who live outside the city titled Your City, Your Voice... The survey begins by stating it's about "what's important to you personally and how we can make Santa Monica even better." But then what unfolds is an effort to manipulate your perspective. The survey asks you to describe Santa Monica by rating these words on a scale of one to ten: caring, inclusive, diverse, thriving, equitable, neighborly, affordable,...