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 By Observer Staff    News    October 23, 2020 

Facebook Says Dissemination of Positive Information About Trump Violates Community Standards, blocks link to ResultsMatter.info

When Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, his opponents were dumbfounded. How could this television personality, a veritable buffoon, have defied conventional wisdom and every...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 23, 2020 

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Approves Purchase of New $21 Million Headquarters Office Building

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the $21 million purchase of an office building at 1717 4th Street for use as their headquarters. The building sits on...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    October 23, 2020 

Hey Twitter, Censorship is How We Got a Pandemic

As the election season progresses this fall, the calls for censorship of free speech - and actual censorship - progress right along with it. Proponents of censorship claim such action is necessary in...

 

Women's Prison During Covid: After Growing up in Foster Homes, Amber Entered Prison at age 20 after Disfiguring an Adversary

Editor introduction: Ms. Jackson wrote to us from C.I.W. asking if she could write a regular weekly column about life in prison. After growing up in foster homes, she entered prison at age 20 when she...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 21, 2020

Storage Wars: Local Self Storage Provider Takes a Stand Against Proposition 15

It may not go down as the most significant endorsement of the political season, but a local storage unit operator has come out against Proposition 15. "Normally, we do not communicate with our custome...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 19, 2020

Twitter Continues to Censor NY Post Story that Hunter Biden Brokered a Meeting Between VP Joe Biden and Burisma Executives

Big Tech has decided to use social media to prevent you from reading a New York Post story that Hunter Biden brokered a meeting between Joe Biden and Burisma executives in April 2015, when Biden was t...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 15, 2020

UCLA Seeks Los Angeles Area Volunteers for Covid-19 Studies on Treatment and Prevention of Coronavirus

"The researchers want to make sure older people who may have been exposed, essential workers, health care workers, home aides, and parents and caregivers of children who might be diagnosed as schools...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 15, 2020

Santa Monica Rents Decline 10.3% in 6 Months Since the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown Began

Have you noticed more lawn signs than last year advertising apartments for rent? Well, you could be seeing a trend. Santa Monica rents have decreased over 10% since the Coronavirus lockdown began on...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 15, 2020

Wimpy Public Leaders Create Public Scorn for their Stupid Laws: Nobody Cares about COVID Regulations Any More

The news that Governor Newsom is now allowing people to gather outside of their household was greeted with premature joy and celebration in Los Angeles County. Our county, deep in the most...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 15, 2020

City of Santa Monica Wants to Boil You in Hot Coffee

If you want to avoid getting hot coffee spilled on you in Santa Monica, you're out of luck. Thanks to our current city council, single-use plastics used in the food and beverage industry were banned...

 
 By Craig Crosby    News    October 14, 2020

Infamous for Counterfeits and Flawed Products, Wish.com has Filed a Draft with SEC to go Public

October 13, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – Consumers looking to Wish.com may be attracted to its brand-name products offered by China sellers at a fraction of retail. Shipping may take weeks, or over a...

 

Traffic Collision at Pico and Stewart Tuesday Morning Kills a Female Pedestrian.

Tuesday morning at about 8:00 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a female pedestrian and vehicle at Pico Blvd...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 14, 2020

Unlawful Detainer Trials, Family Law Hearings and 2 day Trials Allowed to Proceed in Los Angeles Superior Courts

The Los Angeles County Superior Court will move forward with certain jury trials and non-jury trials, announced the presiding judge announced on Friday. Masks, social distancing and hand washing will...

 
 By Greg Risling    News    October 14, 2020

Rap Artist Tory Lanez aka Daystar Peterson Charged with Shooting at a Woman in Hollywood Hills

The rap artist known as Tory Lanez has been charged with assaulting a female friend in the Hollywood Hills earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today....

 
 By Craig Crosby    News    October 14, 2020

Amazon Disputes California Appeals Court Decision they are Liable for Faulty Products Sold on their Website

October 6, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – Amazon is fighting back against a landmark California Appeals Court decision that held the e-commerce giant strictly liable for dangerous products sold on its...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 14, 2020

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Before Senate Judiciary Committee

With a Covid-19 facemask over her face, Justice Amy Coney Barrett looked very much like a hostage, as she sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday morning October 12th, 2020. The confirmation...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    October 12, 2020

Push poll seeks to persuade Santa Monica voters to like the Plaza Who could have paid for it? We wonder...

On Tuesday, I answered a call that turned out to be a push poll in favor of the Plaza project at 4th and Arizona. The Plaza will take over two city blocks in downtown Santa Monica with 106,800 square...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 7, 2020

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 of Throat Cancer. Guitarist founded Van Halen with his brother.

Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday morning after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65. This according to a tweet from the guitarist's son Wolfgang Van Halen, who sent the following tweet this...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    October 2, 2020

City Council Approves Massive Miramar Expansion Project for Ocean and Wilshire Blvd

Culminating a ten year struggle, the Santa Monica City Council approved a massive new development for the North East corner of Ocean Avenue and Wilshire Blvd on Tuesday night. The project will...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 2, 2020

Dhun May - Candidate for School Board, Proposes More Whole Food, Fewer Vaccines

Dhun May immigrated to the US from India when she was nine years old. She is Zoroastrian, a minority religion in that country. She has an adult son who passed away named Daniel, and a daughter who is...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    October 2, 2020

Pres. Trump, Melania Test Positive for Coronavirus, White House Announces on Twitter

US President Donald J. Trump told reporters just after midnight Thursday night, that he has tested postive for Coronavirus. "Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our...

 

Liveblogging the Debate: Challenger Joe Biden v. President Donald J. Trump

Moderator Christ Wallace: Good evening from the Case Western Reserve University, for the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. 2 minute answer to each question, then open discussion. I can...

 

"Anti-Semitic," Some Call an Advertisement Opposing Miramar Expansion Project and Depicting Michael Dell

Former Santa Monica Mayor Denny Zane has sent an email deploring a "Racist and Anti-semitic" ad that was distributed with the Santa Monica Daily Press. "Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights deplores...

 

Target on 16th and Wilshire set to open October 25th

According to a sign on the door the former location of Staple's office supplies, will soon reopen as a Target city store. This is also reflected on the Staples.com Upcoming Stores page. The store,...

 

Santa Monica Transparency Project Accuses Gleam Davis of Conflict of Interest

The Santa Monica Transparency Project has written an open letter accusing SM City Council member Gleam Davis of a conflict of interest regarding the proposed expansion of the Miramar Hotel, a project...

 

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