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 By Observer Staff    News    February 19, 2020 

SMFD Rescues Homeless Gent Who Fell Down the Bluffs Wednesday

The Santa Monica Fire Dept rescued an apparently homeless man from the cliffs above PCH on Wednesday. It's unclear if the man was living on the bluffs, as scores of homeless people apparently do. On W...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 19, 2020 

Pornhub Removes Video After Local Mom Complains About Pornography Filmed in Ocean Park Public Library

A local mom has demanded that pornography not be shot in areas frequented by children, after an explicitly sexual video filmed at a Santa Monica neighborhood library was posted on Pornhub dot com....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    February 19, 2020 

261 Parents File Objection to SMMUSD Settlement Affecting 11,000 Students

On Monday, 261 parents, led by former Rent Control Chairperson Joel Koury and Joseph Pertel, both attorneys, filed an objection to a class action settlement between the Santa Monica-Malibu School...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    February 19, 2020 

President Trump Blames California Homeless Crisis on Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom at Bakersfield Rally

At a rally Wednesday 2/19/20 in Bakersfield Airport's JACO hanger, President Donald J Trump signed a new Department of the Interior policy effectively diverting water from the San Joaquin River Delta...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    February 19, 2020 

Man who Whacked 56 year old homeless man over the head with a pipe, arrested hours later

Santa Monica Police say they have arrested Robert Fremlin, for the attempted murder of a 56 year old homeless man. The arrest occurred in the Alley behind 11th Street near Colorado Avenue. They made...

 
 By Scott Peterson    News    February 19, 2020 

Water Authority Official Comment on the Signing of the Record of Decision on Reinitiation of Consultation on the Long-Term Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project.

Sacramento, CA - "The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority) is pleased with the signing of the Record of Decision on the Long-Term Operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP)...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    News    February 16, 2020

The Wow Creation's Lavish Pre-Oscar Gifting Lounge 2020

On Friday February 7, 2020 the Wow! Creation's honored the Oscar Nominees, directors, producers, film makers and media at the W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood with a dazzling gifting...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 14, 2020

Accident Flips Car at 15th Street and Wilshire Blvd, Cutting Off Westbound Traffic

Don't mess with a student driver. Wilshire Blvd was closed to Westbound traffic for about 3 hours Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8th, after two men were in a car accident that caused one vehicle to flip...

 

Actor Orson Bean Struck and Killed in Venice Blvd Crosswalk. He was 91

Actor Orson Bean was struck and killed on Venice Blvd Friday night, February 7, 2020. Near where Venice Blvd crosses Shell Avenue, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him...

 
 By Nina Daniels    News    February 12, 2020

Kurt Cobain's Death: A Murder Not Pursued by Authorities, Believes Renowned Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Cyril Wecht's is a nationally recognized expert of unparalleled experience in the field of forensic pathology. His curriculum vitae runs more than thirty pages. Since 1957 Dr. Wecht has performed...

 

Iowa Election In Disarray, as Apps Record Inaccurate Results, Red Faces

Each of the campaigns in the Iowa state primary, or caucus, declared victory, as the phone applications intended to record results utterly failed. The Iowa Democratic Party said that they were not...

 

Suicide from Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structure Two

A woman reportedly jumped off Parking Structure Two Sunday morning. Her suicide attempt was successful, onlookers said. Santa Monica police responded to the suicide itself, but have not yet confirmed...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 4, 2020

Brentwood Fire Damages Ten Apartments at Barrington Plaza at 11740 Wilshire in West LA

A five alarm fire broke out Wednesday at 11740 Wilshire Blvd damaged ten apartments, drawing 350 firemen and leaving tenants without access to the building. Thirteen people were injured, including two...

 

Homeless Man Hit by Metro Train at Lincoln and Colorado Sunday, January 26, 2020

A homeless man was struck and killed by an Expo line train in Santa Monica on Sunday. He may have been drinking at the time. Both the Santa Monica Fire Dept and Police Department, issued press...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    February 2, 2020

Helicopter Pilot Apparently Recommended Landing at Burbank Airport, but Kobe Overruled Him

A source who has been attending NTSB briefings for relatives of the Sunday, January 26, 2020 crash that took the lives of nine people, including basketball star Kobe Bryant, says that to a limited...

 
 By Jeff Hunt    News    February 2, 2020

Politicobowl: Superbowl Features Commercials for Both President Trump and Challenger Mike Bloomberg

It's an election year, and two very rich men both bought ads. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign features two ads during the game, according to CNET parent company CBS News. One, in which...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 29, 2020

LAX Becomes Home For the Homeless, as Prop 47 Takes It's Toll on the Nation's Busiest Airport

No one is sure when he arrived or where he is from. But the middle aged homeless man in Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, talks almost incessantly to an imaginary person. Early one morning...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 27, 2020

Target Coming to the Staples Store at 16th and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica

The Staples on Wilshire Blvd will be replaced by a Target store, according to a liquor license application sign currently displayed in the front window of Staples. There is also a Target store that...

 

Annual Santa Monica Homeless Count Set for January 22, 2020

City Press Release On January 22, the City of Santa Monica will conduct its annual street-by-street count of people experiencing homeless. Santa Monica joins the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authorit...

 

Story Corps Oral History Project Records on SM's Promenade

Slightly south of Wilshire Blvd on the Third Street Promenade sits a big silver van, with Story Corps scrawled in flowing red letters. A red metal desk sits near by. When I arrived yesterday Mia...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 12, 2020

AB-5: California's Gig Economy Law Reveals Who Brokers Power in Sacramento

The short list of winners under California's gig economy law and the long list of exceptions to it act like a neon sign announcing who controls the power in this state. The winners are the government...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    January 12, 2020

Trump Administration Acts to Protect Jews at UCLA Using Title VI

The Trump administration made it clear this week how they were going to act on the president's executive order that included Jews as a protected group under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The U.S....

 

Duty Free - Harry and Meghan Determined To Make A Royal Mint- A PR Disaster Bigger Than Prince Andrew's TV Appearance.

Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle - The Duchess of Sussex, announced yesterday they are taking their own path, a road less travelled by a leading Royal since Prince Edward and Wallis...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    January 12, 2020

Sandmann Settles Litigation Against CNN for $750,000 in 2 Federal Defamation Actions

CNN settled with Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky high school student who had sued the news outlet for defamation. A CNN spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the claims had been settled. CNN paid Sandmann and...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    January 9, 2020

Anti-War Demonstrations in LA and Santa Monica Call on US Congress to Avoid War with Iran

Hundreds of local residents took to the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica on Saturday Jan. 4, 2020, protesting the escalating threats from the Trump administration to attack 52 targets in Iran....

 

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