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Articles from the November 13, 2023 edition

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  • CNN Reporter Turns Out to be Hamas Terrorist Who Participated in October 7th. Hassan Eslaiah is photographed kissing Yahie Sinwar, Hamas Commander in Chief

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 13, 2023

    AP, CNN, Reuters the were all forced to deny prior knowledge of the October 7th Hamas massacre in Israel, after it became evident that all 4 organizations had employed a card-carrying Hamas terrorist to cover the events of October 7th. Following the publications in Israel about the part of the Gazan journalist Hassan Eslaiah (a CNN freelancer) in documenting the massacre in Israel while joining Hamas on October 7th, Eslaiah posted a message on his Telegram channel (where there are...

  • When Should I Retire and Claim My Social Security Benefits

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Nov 13, 2023

    Ask Rusty – When Should I Retire and Claim My Social Security Benefits? Dear Rusty: I am 64 years old and having difficulty working due to my arthritis, but I can continue part time as a podiatrist. I do not know the best way to determine when to retire. What is the formula or a way to determine which is a better choice? Signed: Undecided Dear Undecided: There is a difference between deciding when to retire from working and deciding when to claim your Social Security benefits. For the former, yo...

  • St. Monica Catholic High School Varsity Football Beats Santa Ana Valley 27-0

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Nov 13, 2023

    Img 1) Left Elijah Wilson from the St. Monica Prep High School football team runs the football down the field past Ricardo Reta from the Santa Ana Valley on his way to scoring one of the four touchdowns St. Monica scored against Santa Ana Valley at Santa Monica College the home field on St. Monica's on Friday November 3rd 2023 when St. Monica's hosted Santa Ana Valley in the division 13 southern section playoffs in which St. Monica won 27-0 to advance to the second round. Img2)Left Ricardo Reta...

  • Santa Monica High School hosts Culver City in a bay league football game and lost 27-26

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 13, 2023

    image 01)Caden McCallum from the Santa Monica High School varsity football team runs down the field with the football at Santa Monica High School on Friday October 27th 2023 as Santa Monica hosted Culver City in a bay league football game and lost 27-26 to end the season at 1 win and 4 losses in conference and 6-4 overall. Image 02)Left Pierce Reynoso from the Culver CIty High School varsity football team eludes the diving tackle attempt of Samuel Reynoso from Santa Monica High School at Santa...

  • Fire at Homeless Encampment Under Santa Monica Freeway, Closes the Main East West Highway in Los Angeles County for 3 to 5 Weeks

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 13, 2023

    6: A fire Saturday morning under the 10 freeway has closed the interstate for 3 to 12 weeks, while the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) repairs damage to a bridge. The fire started at a homeless encampment and quickly spread to a storage facility with pallets and vehicles such as trucks. The fire quickly became too intense for firemen to put out quickly. It burned for about 8 hours starting at 4 am Saturday morning. 150 firefighters, 12 trucks and a helicopter were...

  • Who Stole the U.S. Flag From the US Post Office in Ocean Park, Santa Monica?

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 13, 2023

    Someone stole the United States flag from the post office on Nielson Way in Ocean Park. The postmaster noticed it missing around October 31st, 2023, but believes the disappearance has nothing to do with Halloween. The flagpole at a Santa Monica Post Office flies only the MIA/POW flag now, says the postmaster at the contract post office. He has ordered a new flag,. but they are apparently on back order with the Chinese company that makes America flags for US Post Offices. No, I’m not making t...

  • Serial Prowler and Sex Offender Arrested North of Montana by SMPD

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 13, 2023

    November 10, 2023 - A homeless man who is also a parolee at large and out-of-compliance sex offender has been arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department after getting caught by private security officers trying to gain entry to a home in the 200 block of 24th Street. At 3:27 am, SMPD responded to a call from two off-duty outside agency law enforcement officers who were providing security services for the homeowner. They had observed a prowler in the backyard trying to get into the house. The...

  • Santa Monica Police Reform Commission Votes to Disallow Police Pretextual Stops Citing Fears of Racism

    Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer|Nov 13, 2023

    Letter to the editor: I am appalled by the City's "Police Reform Commission" that voted 6-4 against allowing our police to make pretextual stops because they think the Santa Monica police are making traffic stops based on race. You have gamed the statistics and revealed yourselves as out of touch with reality. This will soon come up as a vote by the city council. Residents will be watching. Because yet again Santa Monica, held hostage by a tiny group of people with an anti-police ideology, is...