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  • Welcome to Marelle: a Vibrant Ode to California Cuisine

    An edited press release|Jul 1, 2024

    (6.17.24) - editor's note: Marelle restaurant under Culinary Director Raphael Lunetta, is now open at 1740 Ocean Ave. Lunetta also did Santa Monica restaurants JiRaffe and Lunetta. The following is excerpted from their press release: Drawing from (Lunetta's) 35 years of culinary experience and inspirations from classic Coastal California cuisine, his travels from around the world, and the richness of farm-fresh local ingredients. Marelle, which means "Star of the Sea," offers more than just seaf...

  • Free Speech? Santa Monica City Council Wants to Decide What is "Harmful" for You

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 1, 2024
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    UPDATE JUNE 24 2025: Emails provided us substantiate the claims made in the sign on the Promenade that Santa Monica City Manager David White co-wrote a Joint Statement regarding the needle program with the County Department of Public Health with the specific aim of addressing those who "want to dig in" and "take a step back in how this is framed." June 23, 2024 - An item on the agenda for the next meeting of the Santa Monica City Council requests the creation of a resolution expressing the...

  • Dating Demands: California Women Have Among the Highest Dating Standards, Survey Finds

    Jamie Lawes, Datingnews.com|Jun 21, 2024

    Survey of single women (18-35) to determine where dating standards are highest and lowest across the country. A great personality cited as the most attractive feature in a partner. Apparently, today’s dating scene demands men to come equipped with the trifecta: six feet tall, six-pack abs, and six-figure salaries. And if you’re packing an Ivy League degree, a trust fund, and a summer house, you might just be the Prince Charming ambitious single women are dreaming of. DatingNews.com surveyed 3,00...

  • Overdose in Palisades Park Shortly After the Lunch Hour Today, June 12

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jun 18, 2024

    June 12, 2024 - During the lunch hour today, John Alle, business and property owner, witnessed paramedics dealing with an overdose situation in popular Palisades Park in Santa Monica. As EMTs attempted to help the victim, two individuals, apparently homeless, harrassed them in their efforts. Palisades Park runs from the Santa Monica pier along Ocean Avenue all the way to the north end of Santa Monica. It is a major destination point for tourists with its clear views of the ocean and is used by...

  • Celebrate Father's Day 2024: Los Angeles Happenings

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor

    This Father's Day, treat your dad to a memorable celebration in Los Angeles with a variety of exceptional dining options and exciting activities. From gourmet feasts at top-notch restaurants to special events and unique experiences, there's something for every dad to enjoy. Here's a curated list of some of the best Father's Day happenings in LA, including dining delights and festive activities to make this day truly special. KA'TEEN Celebrate DAD this year with Recado Negro Short Rib and mezcal...

  • Ballet Legends and Star-Studded Performances at BroadStage May 17-18

    Jill Homes, Westside Academy of Ballet|May 18, 2024

    This May, the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica not only celebrates its storied 50-year legacy but also showcases the bright future of ballet during its Spring Showcase and Gala. Featuring renowned stars and promising talents, the event highlights the enduring heritage and vibrant future of performing arts in Southern California. The Masters of Movement Spring Showcases, taking place on May 17th and 18th at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, will feature a vibrant mix of classical and contemporary...

  • Level 8: Multidimensional Immersive Hospitality in the Heart of DTLA

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 18, 2024

    Level 8 is a one-of-a-kind amalgamation of gastronomy, mixology, and immersive entertainment. In a collaboration between hospitality visionaries Mark and Jonnie Houston of Houston Brothers and Mitchell Hochberg of Lightstone, this visionary concept is a testament to creativity and the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Los Angeles. It's an expansive venue (30,000 sq. ft. on the eighth floor of the Moxy & AC Hotel in DTLA) transcending traditional dining experiences, inviting guests to...

  • Santa Monica's Newest Chic Rooftop Bar: The Coco Club

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 28, 2024

    Imagine stepping into a space that feels like a time capsule of old Hollywood glamour, yet with a modern, laid-back California vibe. That's exactly what The Coco Club in Santa Monica offers---a rooftop retreat where the spirit of iconic Los Angeles destinations from the past mingles with the breathtaking views of today. As you ascend to The Coco Club, you're greeted by a panoramic vista that stretches from Venice Beach to the Malibu Coastline. Look straight out to the left and see the iconic...

  • Terrenea Resort Announces the Return of Summer Favorites: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 15, 2024

    Terranea's Exciting Spring Events Include a Food and Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Derby Day Celebration With the summer season quickly approaching, oceanfront Terranea Resort invites guests to revel in a seamless blend of luxury, relaxation, unparalleled service and awe-inspiring coastal vistas as they enjoy the resort's celebrated culinary events: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace – all overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. In addition to these s...

  • Gas Prices Rose Almost 20 Cents Per Gallon in Los Angeles Last Week

    Gas Buddy|Apr 15, 2024

    Average gasoline prices in Los Angeles have risen 19.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.28/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,135 stations in Los Angeles. Prices in Los Angeles are 34.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 40.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has increased 3.1 cents in the last week and stands at $4.02 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Los Angeles was...

  • Date-Rape Kits to Be Required at Bars; Gascon's Staff Endorses Hochman for Next District Attorney; Violent Crime Up According to LAPD; LinkedIn Getting Sued; Chinese Hackers Attacking US Businesses; and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Apr 3, 2024

    Courts, Rulings and Lawsuits Photographic lineup was not unduly suggestive The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held yesterday that a judge properly granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of a prosecutor who, the defendant claimed, approved an unreasonably suggestive photo lineup. A three-judge panel - comprised of Judge Morgan Christen and Senior Judges Sidney R. Thomas and M. Margaret McKeown - affirmed a summary judgment awarded to defendant Melissa Dooher who was an Alameda...

  • Los Angeles Weekly Gas Price Update: April 1

    Gas Buddy|Apr 3, 2024

    Average gasoline prices in Los Angeles have risen 9.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.08/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,135 stations in Los Angeles. Prices in Los Angeles are 21.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 24.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 2.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.99 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Los Angeles was priced...

  • Taste the Flavors of California With 1 Pico's Spring Menu

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 3, 2024

    Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery of picture-perfect ocean views and the cozy ambiance of a crackling fireplace at 1 Pico, where the essence of California cuisine awaits. Nestled within the elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, 1 Pico invites you to experience the epitome of Californian fine dining and brunch. With its beachside location, 1 Pico offers a captivating setting enhanced by a seasonal, market-driven menu and an extensive wine list, ensuring...

  • FBI Warns Terrorists Crossing Border with Fake IDs; Feds Taking Over Gun Offenses in California; County Supervisors Approve Paying $100k to Witness for Gascon; Union Forced NDAs Signed in Negotiations over Fast Food Wage Laws; You Need a Real ID, They Don't and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Mar 31, 2024

    Courts, Rulings & Lawsuits Supreme Court allows politicians to block constituents from personal accounts The Supreme Court ruled in favor of local government officials in a First Amendment fight on Friday, finding that politicians can block members of the public from their social media pages without violating the First Amendment. In a unanimous opinion, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a Trump appointee, set guidelines for when public officials' accounts could be viewed as state action. Courthouse New...

  • Santa Monica Mayor Phil Brock Delivers Upbeat State of the City Address for 2024

    Phil Brock, Santa Monica Mayor|Mar 11, 2024

    Good evening. Thank you for being here with me, the Vice Mayor and City Manager David White for the annual State of the City event. On behalf of myself and my colleagues on the City Council, I want to thank you for your interest in staying informed about what's happening in this community we call home. I also want to thank the members of our Boards and Commissions, many of whom have joined us tonight. A special thank you to the Chairs and Vice Chairs who have joined my Mayor's Cabinet. Your...

  • Theatricum Botanicum 2024 summer season will pack a lighthearted punch

    We all need a laugh these days, and audiences will find more than one at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in 2024 - along with a welcome respite from city life at the company's spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in Topanga. Get ready for a summer-long season of romance, comedy, music and a sprinkle of fairy dust, all presented with a sideways wink at current events. Magic will abound as the wooded Theatricum stage transforms alternately into the captivating countryside of Bohemia (The...

  • Curated Evenings of Poetry and Music Continue Winter Programming CAP UCLA's Nimoy Theater

    UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents singer-songwriter India Carney who curates and performs in a two-night celebration of music titled Riding the Rollercoaster: An Artist's Life in Los Angeles at The Nimoy on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 at 8 pm. Then, Grammy-winning spoken word artist J. Ivy returns to host the continuation of the Poetry Uncut Series: Part III at The Nimoy featuring performances from Def Sound and Sunni Patterson on Saturday, February...

  • The Truth that is Hidden by Anti-Police Activists Regarding Pretext Stops

    Tina Grossman and Arthur Jeon|Jan 15, 2024

    Arthur Jeon writes: This is the truth being obfuscated by anti-police activists (a tiny but vocal minority): 2438 people were arrested in Santa Monica last year. 180 of those 2400 had Santa Monica addresses (many repeat offenders using SAMOSHEL as an address). This means that approximately 92% of arrestees were NOT FROM SANTA MONICA. So comparing racial identities with Santa Monica residents is intellectually dishonest at best, or a lying manipulation by defund activists at worst. Regardless of...

  • Why the Public Works Dept Flushes Out Fire Hydrants, Leaving Water in Santa Monica Streets

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 15, 2024

    Have you ever noticed the men in blue with yellow vests, opening fire hydrants, so that perfectly good water flows into the Santa Monica streets? Well, we were curious, and there is in fact, a good reason. So we asked one of the workmen. “We test the valves every three months by opening them, and allowing water in the system to flow out,” John Ramirez of Santa Monica Public Works explains. "The valves are 100 years old in Santa Monica, and it’s essential that we know before the fire department n...

  • Roosevelt 5th Grader Runs a Yearly Craft Fair, Raises Funds For Westside Food Bank and a Local Animal Rescue Group

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 15, 2023

    Jack Baker, 11, helps provide 20,000 meals for the less fortunate. The Craft Fair has grown and he wants to include anyone who'd like to participate. So that more kids will know that they can make a difference, explains his mom. "We have a current 5th grade student who just raised 6000 for the Westside Food Bank," explains Jen Goldman, teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School. "He runs a yearly craft fair that he works on year round. I thought it might be a story you'd like to run for the...

  • Teacher Attacked by 270 Pound "Boy" Last Summer Wants Brendan Depa to Incur the Maximum Sentence

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2023

    The Florida teacher who was beaten unconscious by a 270 pound teen reportedly wants "no mercy" for her attacker. She says she has been living off donations. The victim, Joan Naydich, says her whole life has been turned upside down and she wants the maximum sentence of 30 years behind bars for her attacker Brendan Depa. Brendan Depa viciously beat Noan Naydich in 2023 after she took away his Nintendo. Brendan Depa faces up to 30 years in prison for the brutal beating. His sentence will be...

  • Whether it's Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Eat.Drink.Sleep Has Great Holiday Travel Destinations.

    Chanin Victor, Travel and Lifestyle Editor|Nov 17, 2023

    As the holiday season approaches, Southern California's premier boutique hospitality company, Eat.Drink.Sleep is making waves with its biggest sale of the year. Picture this: 25% off room rates at all five of its exquisite hotels, including renowned gems like Tower 23 and the Bellanca Hotel. While there, dine at Catalina Island's charming and scenic Naughty Fox restaurant. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the doors to a year-long adventure swing open, offering travelers an unprecedented...

  • The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular Gala 2023

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2023

    On Saturday evening September 30, 2023 the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention held its 18th year invitation –only gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Lala Kent, wildly popular media personality, hosted the event with a fabulous musical performance by American Idol Singer Pia Toscano. The Spirit of Sobriety Award was presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Flavor Flav, American Rapper and founder of the rap group Public Enemy. There w...

  • Shooter Who Killed 18 at a Bar and Bowling Alley, Found Dead at Recycling Center Where He Worked

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 28, 2023

    Like the coward he was, Robert Card took the easy way out: He shot himself. Multiple let law enforcement sources told ABC News and other main stream media that they had found Card, 40, after an extensive manhunt. Robert Card, 40, had been the subject of a 6 day manhunt after shooting and killing 18 and wounding 13 Wednesday 10/25. Card had spent two weeks this summer in a mental institution after threatening to shoot up a National Guard base where he had worked as a firearms instructor. His...

  • In Maine, 18 confirmed Dead, 50 Injured After Active Shooter Robert Card Strikes Multiple Locations

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 26, 2023

    Update 713 am PST 10.26: The massive search for 40-year-old Robert R. Card II of Bowdoin involves more than 350 police and continues into Thursday afternoon, after he was named the lone suspect in mass shootings in Lewiston that killed 18 people and injured 13 more.—Bangor Daily News 13 people have now been confirmed to be injured with 18 confirmed dead. Numbers are likely to rise as the suspect is still at large. The suspect, Robert Card, had been a National Guard gun instructor. This before h...

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