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Articles from the December 18, 2023 edition

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  • Santa Monica High School Student Injured in fight

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 18, 2023

    A student at Santa Monica High School was injured in a fight Friday afternoon, caused authorities to transport one student to the hospital by ambulance. It was not immediately clear what the circumstances were, as this is breaking news....

  • Chabad Menorah at 15th and Montana Avenue Vandalized

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Dec 18, 2023

    December 15, 2023 - In an email yesterday, Rabbi Chaim Teleshevsky said that the Chabad organization's menorah outside the Whole Foods Market at 15th Street and Montana Avenue had been vandalized and that the police were treating it as a hate crime. "But our job is to spread light.So we are going to unite to light it again tonight brighter than ever!" He then invited all to come join in a menorah lighting for the eighth and final time at 8:00 pm to "declare Am Yisrael Chai." The latter three...

  • Immersive Mediterranean Dining Experience at Mon Ami Santa Monica

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Dec 18, 2023

    Mon Ami, one of the many culinary sensations recently emerging in Santa Monica, is a testament to the city's evolving gastronomic landscape. Located on Ocean Avenue, across the street from the iconic Santa Monica Pier, you'd never know it was there. Walk past the Red O, down a romantic walkway and through a big wooden door to find this lush, vine-covered courtyard hideaway. It's truly a hidden gem, and only those in the know are aware that tucked away is a vibrant escape from the Santa Monica...

  • REI's Departure from Santa Monica Due to Crime According to Local Business Group

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Dec 18, 2023

    December 5, 2023 - REI announced last week that it is closing its location in downtown Santa Monica. The store replaced the previous tenant, Toys 'R Us, in 2006 at the two-story location at Santa Monica Boulevard and 4th Street. The Santa Monica REI location will close on February 29 of next year. Statements from the company about the reason for the store closure vaguely refer to "the positive impact of the store, our market presence, and external factors" as reasons for the departure. "The over...

  • A New Dawn in Santa Monica: Embracing Mayor Phil Brock's Vision for a Revitalized City

    Houman Hemmati, Special to the Observer|Dec 18, 2023

    As the sun rises over our beautiful Santa Monica beaches, marking the end of Mayor Gleam Davis's tenure and the beginning of Mayor Phil Brock's, there's a palpable sense of hope and anticipation in the air. Today, we stand at the threshold of a new era, an era where the voice of the residents reverberates through the corridors of City Hall, promising a future that aligns with the dreams and aspirations of those who call Santa Monica home. Mayor Phil Brock, a true son of Santa Monica, takes...

  • Collecting Ex-Spouse Social Security Benefits While Working Yourself

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 18, 2023

    Ask Rusty – I'm 65 and Working; Can I Collect Ex-spouse Benefits? Dear Rusty: I turned 65 earlier this year, and I still work full time. I was divorced four years ago after 38 years of marriage, but my ex-husband has been collecting Social Security for at least 10 years now. Can I start collecting Social Security and still work full time? And can I collect my ex-husband's amount if it is more than mine (and what is the best way to achieve this)? When I went to my local SSA office, they said they...

  • Gascón's Audacious Bid to Overturn Cop Killer's Conviction Foiled

    Kathleen Cady, Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Dec 18, 2023

    In the previous article, I brought to the public's attention a covert plan orchestrated by Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón aimed at securing the release of a convicted cop killer and prominent figure within the Mexican Mafia from state prison.[Previous article can be found at] Earlier this week, in response to tenacious reporting that...

  • Santa Monica College (SMC) is among Numerous Institutions Under Federal Investigation for Discrimination Against Jews on Campus

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 18, 2023

    December 15, 2023 - Dr. Sion Roy, the President of the Board of Trustees of Santa Monica College, announced in a Tweet that the institution was "among a number of schools being investigated by the US department of education for discrimination on campus." He claimed, "In our case this relates to SMC's Inter-Club Council's (ICC) action against Students Supporting Israel (SSI) in October." On October 19, the ICC, a student-run governing body, denied SSI, a pro-Israel group, the ability to register...

  • Federal Judge Restrains Removal of a Confederate War Memorial From Arlington National Cemetery

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 18, 2023

    Update 12.18.23: Trump appointed U.S. District Judge Rossie Alston has issued a restraining order halting the removal of a Confederate memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial removal began on Monday but was halted after Alston's order was issued. Alston is himself African American. Alston explained that the lawsuit brought forward by Defend Arlington claimed the removal of the memorial involves the disturbance of gravesites. In a footnote, Alston noted that he “takes very s...