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Articles from the November 30, 2023 edition

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  • Man Who Threw Pole onto PCH Actually Charged with a Felony by LA County DA

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 30, 2023

    November 24, 2023 - An apparently mentally ill or drug-influenced man was arrested by Santa Monica Police after climbing atop the pedestrian bridge over the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday, November 10 and hurling a metal pole onto the street below. No cars were hit or people injured. The man, Carlos Hernandez-Martinez, 29, is homeless and was charged with a felony the Los Angeles County District Attorney. The crime is "throwing an object at a vehicle with intent to cause great bodily injury."...

  • Imagine a World Where Women's Blood Time is Celebrated

    Alita Arose, Special to the Observer|Nov 30, 2023

    Imagine a world where women look forward to having their periods. As the cramps begin to activate in their wombs, they know they are a day or a few hours from luxuriating in their femininity. During their week of bleeding, they are granted days of having nothing to do except nurture and care for their bodies, their souls. Nurturance might look like going for walks in nature, candle-lit baths, and blank canvases transforming into colorful, divine messes. In this world, women know their week of bl...

  • Shop Beautiful Antiques and Used Clothing at Lange Foundation Annual Sale - Help Rescue Animals

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 30, 2023

    November 19, 2023 - The Lange Foundation Annual Sale, taking place at 2512 Santa Monica Boulevard through January 14, is a great place to get a bargain on a vintage gown, full set of china, or some amazing costume jewelry. The two levels of retail space are tastefully filled with all sorts of interesting items donated to help the Lange Foundation animal rescue, care, and placement. A leaded crystal vase sits on a coffee table adjacent to an as-if-new sofa. Lamps, a globe, and all sorts of...

  • Mysteriously, MIT Thinks It Can Stop Campus Antisemitism Without Addressing Whether it's Wrong to Say "Intifada Revolution" and "From the River to the Sea"

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Nov 30, 2023

    November 15, 2023 - The President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sally Kornbluth, released a public statement to the community, including parents of students and alumni, that attempted - and pathetically failed - to address recent events on campus that have made national headlines and TV and Internet news reports. In her cover email letter, she claimed she was going to include a written update that "clears up some false rumors and answers some common questions about what...

  • New Virus Attacking Dogs - Here's What You Need to Know

    LA County Dep of Public Health|Nov 30, 2023

    November 21, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Veterinary Public Health Program has received multiple reports of dogs experiencing a sudden respiratory illness of unknown origin, similar to case reports in other states. Symptoms include cough, nasal discharge, sneezing and lethargy in dogs. Currently, Public Health is in case-finding mode to determine if and to what extent there is a new respiratory illness impacting dogs in Los Angeles County. As additional...

  • Flaco the Owl Poses for Selfies in Manhattan, After Escaping the Central Park Zoo And Taking Residence on Park Avenue

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 30, 2023

    He has been called the most famous owl in the world. People have been tweeting about him since his February escape from the Zoo. A vandal or vandals broke the bars to his enclosure, for reasons unkown, and Flaco (sometimes spelled Flacco) flew the coop. Flaco is a male Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped his long-time enclosure at Central Park Zoo in New York City and took up residence in Central Park in February 2023. As an exotic species in North America, and one that was confined to a small...

  • Ice at Santa Monica Ice Rink for Netflix Family Nights

    This year's Ice at Santa Monica, presented by Netflix ice skating rink, has once again transformed the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland, bringing a touch of holiday magic to the beachside community. Now open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Monday, January 15, 2024. Beginning November 24, guests can visit the Ice at Santa Monica ice rink for Netflix Family Nights...