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 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 14, 2020 

County Re-Imposes Lockdown Effective Immediately, Despite Fall in Deaths and Hospitalizations

The County of Los Angeles has ordered the immediate closure of almost every type of business that had been allowed to reopen during June. All indoor operations of gyms and fitness centers, offices of...

 
 By Kristin Peach    News    July 14, 2020 

#Wayfair: Twitter Lights Up With Retailer's Alleged Ties to Missing and Exploited Children

7/12: Social media is rife with allegations that retailer Wayfair is selling missing and exploited children under the guise of expensive furniture. #Wayfair and variations have been trending on...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 14, 2020 

Appeals Court Rules Santa Monica Can Keep City-Wide Elections in Voting Rights Act Case

Today the Second District Court of Appeal issued a ruling in favor of the City of Santa Monica in the California Voting Rights Act case brought by the Pico Neighborhood Association. The plaintiff had...

 
 By Terry Stanton    News    July 14, 2020 

Will COVID-19 Shorten The Careers Of Some Healthcare Providers?

Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it's not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals. Even in private doctor's...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 14, 2020 

Covid-19: SMMUSD Staff Recommends Distance Learning Only When Schools Reopen in August

Today staff at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recommended learning occur solely from a distance when school reopens in August. The SMMUSD School Board will decide at their July 16...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 10, 2020

County of LA Vows Crackdown on Price Gouging during the Covid-19 pandemic

The County of Los Angeles says it will crack down on price gouging during the Covid19 Pandemic. In late March, it was reported that prices for items such as face masks, hand sanitizer and toilet...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 10, 2020

Man Jumps to His Death from Pedestrian Bridge, Unto Pacific Coast Highway Saturday Morning

7/5/20: A man died early Saturday morning after jumping from a pedestrian bridge, onto the 10 Freeway just north of the McClure Tunnel. The Santa Monica Police Department says that officers receive a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 8, 2020

Third California Death Row Inmate Dies From Covid-19, Within Ten Days in San Quentin Prison

Dewayne Michael Carey, 59, who died of COVID-19 on July 4, 2020, had been incarcerated at San Quentin since 1996. Carey was convicted of the murder of a Harbor City woman in 2003. Carey was actually...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    July 6, 2020

Dawit Kelete, 27, Arrested For Death of Transgender Woman on I-5 Freeway in Seattle

For the 19th straight night in a row, protestors had blocked the Interstate 5 freeway that runs through Seattle, in order to conduct their protest. A white Jaguar evaded several police vehicles...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 6, 2020

After Transgender Protestors Struck on Closed I-5 Freeway in Seattle, Twitter Reveals Culture Wars

Saturday night social justice warriors shut down I-5 in Seattle, the way they have shutdown freeways since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25th. They used their bod...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 6, 2020

Two Palm Springs Gay Nightclubs Closed After 2 Employees Contract Covid19

Two gay clubs in Palm Springs down again Saturday, because employees contracted covid 19. Hunters Streetbar said it would temporarily close on Saturday, so that other employees who were in contact...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    July 5, 2020

Even Orange County Beaches and LA Lifeguards Will Be Closed for Independence Day

LA County's ten million residents can look forward to a 4th of July with no fireworks, no bars, no public gatherings. But the marijuana dispensaries will be open, because after all that is an...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    July 5, 2020

Appeals Court Issues Tentative Ruling Favoring City-Wide Elections

Today the Second District Court of Appeal issued a tentative ruling in favor of the City of Santa Monica in the California Voting Rights Act case brought by the Pico Neighborhood Association. The...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    July 5, 2020

Indian Groom Dies 2 Days After His Wedding, Apparently From Coronavirus

Outlook India reports that a 30 year old software engineer from Patigang, died of mysterious causes 2 days after his wedding on June 15th. 80 to 100 of the hospital guests have since tested positive...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 3, 2020

LAs' Indoor Bars and Restaurants Closed for Independence Day Weekend

Today Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all restaurants, museums, zoos, cardrooms, theaters, and wineries in LA County to stop indoor operations for at least 3 weeks, writes LA County Supervisor Janice...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    July 1, 2020

State of California Orders Bars, Wineries, Nightclubs and Brewpubs Closed 7 Counties Due to Covid19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered closed all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs closed in 7 counties. This is similar to an order issued on March 15, then mitigated on June 15 in a...

 
 By Leonard Brophy    News    July 1, 2020

As The Plaza is Tabled and a Seat is Vacated, Santa Monica City Council Shakeup Continues

Two months after Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole called it quits in the wake of the City's serious financial problems coming to light, another local official has stepped down. City Councilman...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 1, 2020

Voting Rights Act Lawsuit by Pico Neighborhood Association, Argued Before Cal. Court of Appeals

The City of Santa Monica appears to have successfully appealed Council election redistricting. Division Eight of the California Court of Appeal, issued a tentative ruling in favor of the City. A...

 

The Name Fort Bragg is Nothing To Brag About, Say Some in Cancel Culture

The Northern California town of Fort Bragg is in desperate need of a name change ASAP! Sure, there will be some relatively minor expenses for residents from the municipal name change, but the cost of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 29, 2020

Breaking: Carjacking at San Vicente and 26th Street in Brentwood Monday Morning

According to a post on the Citizen App, a private automobile was hijacked Monday Morning around 9:00 am at San Vicente and 26th Street in Santa Monica. The perpetrators fled into Los Angeles, and...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 26, 2020

Bar Owner Will Be Charged by County DA but Curfew-Breakers, Looters Get Off Free

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has made sure to tell the press that she is charging the owner of a South Pasadena bar with a misdemeanor for opening his pub on Saint Patrick's Day in...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    June 26, 2020

Santa Monica Homeless Man Statue Torn Down to Protest White Supremacy

Over the weekend, protesters pulled down the much loved statue of the homeless meth addict outside the former bank building at 26th and Wilshire. Chanting "F**k the Police," a group of around twenty...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 26, 2020

Carjacking that began in Venice, Ends at the Farmers Market on Arizona in Downtown SM

A carjacking that began in Venice, ended after a police pursuit, at the farmers market in downtown Santa Monica on Saturday afternoon. Los Angeles Police reportedly arrested the perpetrator in one of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 26, 2020

Two Men Shot Dead in Parking Lot Outside Whole Foods Market at Lincoln Blvd and Rose in Venice

Two men were shot dead when a gunman opened fire in the parking lot next to Whole Foods Market in Venice Monday night at 9:20 pm. The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the parking lot at...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 26, 2020

California DMV Reopens for Some Services, But Forget it if you need a Learners Permit

They will allow you to reinstate registration for an impounded vehicle, reinstate a suspended drivers license, and get a California ID Card. But forget about getting a learners permit. The California...

 

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