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Articles from the December 14, 2022 edition

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  • X-Rated Armed Robber Charged in Santa Monica

    Lieutenant Rudy Flores, Santa Monica Police Department|Dec 14, 2022

    December 7, 2022 – On December 6, 2022, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed 2 counts of Robbery against Kelly Blake Carr, a 47-year-old homeless male. On December 3, 2022,at about 4:30 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to an armed robbery at 1319 Santa Monica Blvd (Adult Love Boutique). The employee indicated the suspect was armed with a handgun and stole US Currency before he fled. SMPD Officers arrived in less than two minutes and noticed a male c...

  • Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich Ends her Tenure on City Council in Typical Fashion: Disdaining the Public and its Welfare

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Dec 14, 2022

    December 9, 2022 - Former Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich ended her reign in a manner emblematic of its disdain for the public, and particularly for anyone who disagrees with her. She allowed a crowd to boo a speaker critical of her tenure and only afterward reminded the crowd - while laughing - that they were not to speak or make any kind of noise during a speaker's public comment. The Special Meeting of the City Council was held in order to swear in new councilmembers - two days before the...

  • Gleam Davis Elected Next Mayor of Santa Monica in Contentious 20 Minute Meeting

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 14, 2022

    In a 4 to 3 vote, Gleam Davis was elected Mayor of Santa Monica. She was supported by Caroline Torosis, Jesse Zwick, Lana Negrete, and of course her own vote. Christine Parra and Oscar de la Torre supported Phil Brock for mayor. Lana Negrete will be the mayor Pro-Tem for 2022-2024. Phil Brock will become Mayor in December 2023. Gleam Davis will serve as Santa Monica Mayor now through next December. Mayor is a mostly ceremonial post, with no particular powers under the Santa Monica Charter. The...

  • SMPD Arrests 4 Suspects For Stealing Catalytic Converters From Prius' in Santa Monica

    Observer Staff|Dec 14, 2022

    11: Four thieves were caught in the act of stealing catalytic converters from residents' automobiles, writes Lt. Erika Akulfi of the Santa Monica Police Dept. They had in their possession 4 catalytic converters, various saws, and cocaine. SMPD officers were called to the 2200 block of 22nd Street just after 2 am Friday morning. A caller said that a grand theft auto had just occurred. The 911 caller reported that several subjects had just removed the Catalytic Converter from his sister's 201...