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 By Preity Upala    News    September 23, 2019 

Howdy Modi!! US President Donald J. Trump Welcomes Modi to Houston, Texas

Sunday the 22nd of September is a historic day for the USA when a sitting US president was a guest in the largest gathering of a foreign head of state. Indian Prime minister Hon Narendra Modi spoke...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    September 23, 2019 

FedEx Duplicates Itself at 11th and Wilshire, Closes at 6th and Wilshire

For 24 years, it has been open 24 hours allowing students to coffee Project late at night and businessman to send overnight packages at all hours. But on Tuesday, September 17 at 5 PM, the Federal...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    September 23, 2019 

Jury Convicts Joseph Ramirez Perez, 21, of Second Degree Murder in Tongva Park

A 21 year old man has been convicted of stabbing another homeless man to death in Tongva Park, yards from City Hall and the Police Dept Headquarters, last year. "He hasn't been sentenced yet," said De...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    September 23, 2019 

SMPD Arrests Crazy Dude with Rifle at 18th St. and Santa Monica Blvd

On September 20, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, officers were dispatched to the area of 1800 block of Santa Monica for a loud disturbance being caused by a male yelling and screaming. Upon arrival,...

 

Video Shows Lion Chased a Lion into the 405 Freeway, Causing his Death

Dramatic new surveillance video shows mountain lion P-61 getting chased by a male uncollared lion minutes before he was struck by traffic and killed on the 405 Freeway early on the morning of...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    September 23, 2019 

Police Cancel Suspicious Package Alert on Santa Monica Blvd Near Third Street Promenade

Update, 11:09 am PST from @SantaMonicapd: "Police activity has concluded. The area is clear. The suspicious package has been deemed non-threatening. Thank you for your patience." On Sunday September...

 

Santa Monica Airport's compass rose proposed as historic landmark

An iconic aviation image painted on the pavement of a California airport could be designated a historic landmark . AOPA has written a letter of support urging the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission to...

 

Third Street Promenade Reopens After Pressure Cooker Determined to be No Threat

9/16/2019: Santa Monica Police evacuated the Third Street Promenade Monday night, after a witness said that an indigent person had left a pressure cooker in or near a trash can. The SMPD called in...

 

Second Bicyclist near-fatality Accident Closes down busy Santa Monica streets

Two cyclists in as many days have been seriously injured on busy streets in Santa Monica, forcing the closure of main arteries for several hours. The first one happened at 4:30 Thursday, on 20th and...

 

SMPolice Release Photo of Halloween Mask Bank Robber

On September 10, 2019 at approximately 9:51 am, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 900 Montana Ave regarding an armed robbery. The suspect who was heavily...

 

SMMUSD issues Statement on Planned Student Climate Change Walkout Friday

**Email on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati** Superintendent's Message: Climate Strike - Friday, September 20, 2019 Dear parents, guardians, staff and community members, We are aware that there...

 

Friends and Family Gather Under Santa Monica Pier to Remember 34 Divers

Friends and loved ones gathered in front of the Santa Monica Pier aquarium on Thursday, for a memorial to those killed in the boat fire on September 2nd. Two of the 34 divers killed in the Labor Day...

 

Home Invasion Robbery During Back to School Night Disrupts Ozzie and Harriet Neighborhood

It was dinnertime last night on Pine Street, in what has been dubbed the "Ozzie and Harriet" neighborhood of Santa Monica. A resident arrived home, to find an armed burglar in his house. As the robber...

 

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin Proposes Homeless Commission With Real Homeless Members

In an effort to improve City efforts to combat the homelessness crisis, Councilmember Mike Bonin today proposed the creation of a new advisory commission, composed entirely of people who are or have b...

 

Second cyclist in One Week Seriously Injured on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Breaking: a second cyclist has died in separate traffic incidents in Santa Monica. Thas is breaking news we await official confirmation of social media reports. On 9/12/19, @santamonicapd tweeted:...

 

Man Escapes Nazis, Soviets, Comes to California, Sells Shmatas, Endows a Synagogue, Lives a Century

Editor's Note: Jack Nomberg died on September 5, 2019 at 101 years of age. We are reposting this story in his honor. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, at 2:00 pm at Hillside Memori...

 

Unspeakable Truth: Hundreds Have Apparently Drowned or Been Swept to Sea in the Bahamas

I don't mean to panic anyone, but the truth is the truth. Hundreds of people are dead from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The death toll could even be in the thousands. It's a question of simple...

 

Paradise Fire Victims Get Reprieve, as California Enacts Exemption to Solar Panels Requirement

Survivors of the Campfire in Paradise, CA and other catastrophic fires, gained an exemption to California's requirement that all new homes have solar panels, starting in 2020. The exemption is...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 10, 2019

School On Lockdown as Santa Monica Police Search for Armed Bank Robber

Update 3:50 pm: The shelter in place order has been lifted. The suspect was NOT located. We understand this has been very stressful on the community and appreciate your patience and understanding. We...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 6, 2019

34 Dead in Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island, Oxnard. Fire Started 3 am Labor Day

Update, 9/3/19: Twenty victims have been recovered, including 11 females and 9 males, authorities told a press conference Tuesday. Of those victims, 16 had been recovered Monday. Approximately four...

 

Video: Hurricane Dorian Sitting North of the Bahamas, May Miss Florida Entirely

"In many ways #Dorian is an even worse hurricane today than yesterday. Forward motion 24 hours ago was 7 mph, now essentially zero. A stationary major hurricane over low-lying populations is the...

 

Santa Monica Residents Charles McIlvain, 44, and Marybeth Guiney, 51, Among Diving Boat Fire Deaths.

The Torrance Daily Breeze website reports that two Santa Monica residents are among the dead in the Labor Day fire on the diving boat off Santa Cruz Island. Colleagues and friends told the Torrance...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 6, 2019

Lithium Ion Batteries Blamed in 'Conception' Dive Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

A catastrophic fire aboard the California dive boat Conception killing 34 may have been caused by Li-ion batteries or their charger says the boats designer, Roy Hauser. "This had to have been, in my...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    September 4, 2019

Video: Runway at Grand Bahama International Airport is Under Six Feet of Churning Sea Water

A member of parliament in the Bahamas has released a video from the passenger airport at Grand Bahama International Airport. It shows the runway under six or so feet of churning sea water, as...

 

Spanish Singer Joana Sainz Garcia Killed on Stage by Fireworks

A Spanish pop performer was killed on stage on Sept. 2, 2019. Joana Sainz Garcia was dancing at one end of the stage, when fireworks went off as usual, but somehow struck her in the stomach. She was...

 

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