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  • BREAKING NEWS: Biden drops out of the Presidential Race, in a Foreseeable but Surprising Move. Amgibuously Endorses Kamala Harris

    David Ganezer, Observer|Jul 22, 2024

    In a move that cannot really be described as surprising, Joe Biden has dropped out of the 2024 US presidential race. He said it had been his honor to serve with Kamala Harris, but stopped short of endorsing her for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nancy Pelosi among others, had lead a campaign demanding that the President not seek the Democratic nomination, which he easily won in the primary months ago. "There's a lot of fury by those who feel Joe was forced out," "If Kamala Harris is...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory: July 19-24

    LA County Department of Public Health|Jul 22, 2024

    July 18, 2024 Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles County The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Antelope Valley: Friday July 19, 2024, through Wednesday July 24, 2024 Western Antelope Valley: Friday July 19, 2024, through Wednesday July 24, 2024 Eastern Antelope Valley: Friday July 19, 2024, through Wednesday July 24, 2024 East San Gabriel...

  • BREAKING NEWS: 15,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Spilled into Pacific Ocean and Closes Beaches for 1-Mile Radius Around Ballona Creek

    LA County Department of Public Health|Jul 22, 2024

    July 20, 2024 Ocean Water Closure Due to Sewage Release Avoid Water Contact and Wet Sand The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued an ocean water closure for the following area due to the release of approximately 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage: One mile north and one mile south of Ballona Creek. Public Health officials are advising residents or visitors planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid contact with ocean water and wet sand in the areas noted above. Ac...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Rumors Circulate That U.S. President Biden, Out of Sight for a Week, is Dead or Dying

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2024

    Update, 7.23: Today Biden appeared in a video walking between airplanes after recovering from Covid. He said he would address the nation at 8 pm EST Wednesday, on his reasons for dropping out of the race. He appeared to be more or less alive, you know, for Joe Biden. 7.22: Rumors are flying that US President Joseph R. Biden, who dropped out of the 2024 presidential race last week, is in fact dead or dying. For one thing he looks like death warmed over, the last time he was seen in public. For...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Humpback Whale Upsets Boat Near Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2024

    Video has emerged on social media showing an Atlantic humpback whale, deliberately upending a 27 foot small boat in the ocean near Portsmouth NH on Tuesday, 7.23.24. Another boater, a young man in a small boat, watches, then turns the wheel to run. Video may be seen at: https://x.com/dom_lucre/status/1815817507879399892 The whale is described as "Pissed off;" the boater who posted it suggests that small boats avoid the area. It's uncertain if any humans (or whales) were injured in the incident....

  • Suspect In Wild Car Chase With Baby in the Backseat, Was Previously Arrested For Home Invasion Robbery

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2024

    The suspect in a wild car chase Wednesday that started in Hawthorne, was arrested along with 3 other men for a home invasion robbery last September. Daiyaan Henderson, 22, livestreamed yesterday's incident, where he lead police on a chase across Los Angeles and Bevelry Hills, all the while with his Baby Mama, Alexis Sanchez, pleading with him to stop. "You're going to kill our baby!" she pleaded, as Daiyaan argued with her. Alexis Sanchez left some rather risque pregnancy photos on Facebook....

  • Beach Warnings for Los Angeles County July 19, 2024

    LA Department of Public Health|Jul 22, 2024

    July 19, 2024 Ocean Water Use Warning for Los Angeles County Beaches The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters: BEACH AREA WARNINGS: Las Flores Creek at Las Flores State Beach The entire swim area. Walnut Creek at Paradise Cove The entire swim area. Solstice Creek at Dan Blocker County Beach The entire swim area. Marie Canyon Storm Drain at Puerco Bea...

  • Woman Abducts 4 Year Old Child From Restaurant in 1900 Block of Lincoln Blvd.

    Observer Staff|Jul 19, 2024

    7/12/24: Santa Monica Police recovered a 4 year old girl from a heavyset woman in her 30's who abducted the child from a resaurant in the 1900 block of Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica Police released the following press release: This afternoon at 12:11 PM, the Santa Monica Police Department received a frantic call for help from a grandmother whose 4-year-old granddaughter had been kidnapped from a restaurant in the 1900 block of Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. The first officers were on the scene...

  • With 376 Staff Members Making More than $200k, Santa Monica Cannot Find Money for More Police Officers

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 19, 2024

    July 10, 2024 - Well over three hundred employees of the City of Santa Monica had salaries of $200,000 and over in 2022, according to data obtained from a public records request by John Alle and the Santa Monica Coalition. The breakdown obtained by the organization of residents, property, and business owners concerned with public safety is as follows: 24 city employees made between $450K-$600K 40 made between $400K-$450K 56 made between $300K-$400K 256 made between $200K-$300K This adds up to 37...

  • Expo Line Train Collides With Pickup Truck on Colorado and Lincoln; Driver Trapped Inside

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2024

    Just before 1:30 Friday afternoon, Santa Monica Fire Engine 2 was en route to another unrelated call when they encountered an accident involving a pickup truck and a train at the intersection of Colorado Avenue and 11th Street. They reported that the driver was still inside and possibly trapped. Minutes after this report, first responders arrived on the scene and confirmed that the driver was still inside but did not need to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was checked out by...

  • Sign on Third Street Promenade Condemning Santa Monica as Unsafe Deemed Unwanted by City Council

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 14, 2024

    June 28, 2024 - The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to condemn a sign hung in a storefront on the Third Street Promenade that labels the city as unsafe and accuses City Manager David White of complicity in putting needles into the hands of drug addicts. The resolution has no legal impact and cannot force the store owner to take down the sign. The sign is sponsored by the Santa Monica Coalition, a group of residents and business and property owners. It says "Santa Methica is not...

  • 2 Killed, One Injured in Failed Assassination Attempt on Former President Trump at a Pennsylvania Rally

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2024

    In an event likely to shake up the US election yet again, an assassin fired two or more shots at President Donald J. Trump, as he was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania. "Staged" was trending on Twitter, because the photo of Trump at the rally was too good to be true. "i wonder what the shooters pronouns are?" tweeted one person. "She, her – as in Hillary." How did a shooter get into a rally, and close enough to kill Trump? The answer is apparently he was not actually in the stadium in B...

  • One Spectator Dead in the Stands at the Rally Behind President Trump. Two more injured in Secret Service Failure

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2024

    We are waiting for the identity of the deceased shooter. However, blood in the stands behind where President Trump was shot in the head, marks the spot where the deceased spectator sat. One spectator killed, two more were seriously injured in the stands behind President Trump. Aftermath of assassination attempt in Butler PA on 7/13/24. Picture of the police snipers as they are taking out the Trump shooter. Clearly the shooter was an excellent shot with high tech equi[ment. He was at a distance...

  • FBI Identifies Trump Shooter as Thomas Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park PA, a Young Man With Far Left Connections.

    David Ganezer, Observer STaff Writer|Jul 14, 2024
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    Just before 3 am EST, the FBI released a statement identifying the shooter at the Trump rally in Butler, PA as Thomas Crooks. The 20 year old white male has links on social media, to several left wing progressive organizations. This from Laura Loomer on Twitter: "The shooter was named as Thomas Crooks of Bethel Park, PA in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. The National Pulse has found Federal Election Commission (FEC) data matching the name to a location in Bethel Park, which–if the same p...

  • Innocent Trump Supporter Who Died in Saturdays Assassination Attempt on Trump, Was a 50 year old Retired Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2024

    The innocent Trump supporter who was killed at the Trump rally in Pennsylvania yesterday has been identified as Corey Comperatore. He was a former fire Chief. His daughter Alyson Comparatore posted this tribute to her now deceased father online. “The media will not tell you that he died a real-life super hero. They are not going to tell you how quickly he threw my Mom and I onto the ground. They are not going to tell you that he shielded my body from the bullet that came at us.” Here is the ent...

  • Hundreds Participate in Annual Main Street 4th of July Parade in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024

    Hundreds of people participated in the 4th of July parade on Main Street this morning. All kinds of groups were represented in the event, which was sponsored by the Ocean Park Community Organization. Former mayor Judy Abdo was the grand Marshall. There were floats by Santa Monica College, SMC Emeritus college, Lighthouse church, as well as a Brazilian drumming group from Bahia. The Santa Monica Police Department's equestrian unit rode their horses in the parade. Sen. Ben Allen walked in the...

  • Gov. Newsom Abandons Push to Put a Rival "Public Safety" Measure on the 2024 Ballot

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024
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    An effort to amend proposition 47, called the Homelessness, Drug Addiction and Theft Reduction Act, will be on the ballot in November 2024. California Gov. Gavin Newsom wanted to place a rival measure on the ballot which would not have tolled back. On July 2nd, Newsom abandoned such efforts. Newsom confirmed in a statement that he is scrapping his plan to qualify a competing public safety measure for the upcoming November ballot. He says he had the votes but could not meet the deadline to...

  • Excessive Heat Warning for Los Angeles County July 8-13

    LA County Department of Public Health|Jul 9, 2024

    July 8, 2024 Excessive Heat Warning High Temperatures Forecast for Parts of Los Angeles County The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas: Eastern Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Western Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Antelope Valley: Tuesday July 02, 2024, through Saturday July 13, 2024 Western San Gabriel Mountains/Hwy...

  • Homeless May Be Banned From Public Spaces, Supreme Court Rules, Overruling Boise Decision

    David Ganezer, Obaserver Staff Writer|Jul 9, 2024
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    In a ruling that may seriously affect municipalities ability to regulate tent cities, The Supreme Court allows cities to enforce bans on homeless people sleeping outside, even if shelter space is lacking. "Today is a new day for California," tweeted Kevin Kiley. "The Supreme Court just gave our communities back the power to ban camping in public spaces. Homeless encampments can now be removed from our streets and parks. This overrules the disastrous Boise decision, which Newsom wanted to keep...

  • Lincoln Boulevard Near Freeway Closed Again on Wednesday, July 3, and Friday, July 5

    City of Santa Monica|Jul 5, 2024

    Two lanes of southbound Lincoln Blvd between Broadway and Olympic Blvd will be closed Wednesday, July 3rd and Friday, July 5th from 7 AM to 4:30 PM. Alternate route to I-10 East: Use Santa Monica Blvd to Cloverfield Blvd....

  • Public Safety: Do We Need More? Let's Study the Matter, says Santa Monica City Council

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 5, 2024
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    June 28, 2024 - At a lengthy city council meeting, the legislative body refused three attempts by Mayor Phil Brock to raise enough money to hire more police officers or otherwise increase the budget for public safety. Instead, they voted to ask for a study to be made regarding if and how to increase the public safety budget that they would revisit in September. A considerable portion of the meeting was devoted to discussing a resolution that a sign on the Third Street Promenade protesting lack o...

  • Santa Monica College Professors Accused of Creating Antisemitic Assignments

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jul 5, 2024
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    June 14, 2024 - Santa Monica College has received a legal complaint letter from nonpartisan education organization StandWithUS regarding two class assignments that they call bigoted, harassing, and ultimately illegal. StandWithUs supports Israel and fights antisemitism. The assignments involved are: (1) Professor Elias Serna's Ethnic Studies 1: Introduction to Ethnic Studies in which he asked, "What are your thoughts on the ongoing destruction and genocide by Israel in Palestine? What forms of...

  • Are There Really so Few Felonies Committed in Santa Monica?

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jul 5, 2024
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    June 26, 2024 - With the Santa Monica Police Department Daily Arrest Logs now online again, we decided to take a look at the numbers involving crime in this city. Using the 13 days of log reports available, from June 12 to June 24, we discovered that only a little over 4% of police calls end in arrests, that nearly half of arrests end in "cite outs," and that there are an average 7.15 arrests made per day. A "cite out" is when the police detain an individual on suspicion of having committed a cr...

  • Homeless, Insane Sex Offender Arrested for Attacking 3 Women on Santa Monica State Beach

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2024

    A homeless man attacked no less than three women in a rampage Monday morning June 24th on Santa Monica State Beach. The first victim was a 17 year old girl in a bathing suit. Garrett attacked her and tried to drown her in the surf. A second woman, a homeless woman named Gena Wilker, attempted to assist the younger female. Garrett attacked Wilker, biting her ear. In an interview with KTLA television, Wilker described Garrett. ”His eyes were devoid of humanity." The suspect, Jawann Garrett, 31, i...

  • Phishing Attack at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Puts Sensitive Information of Over 200,000 People at Risk

    Observer Staff|Jul 1, 2024

    June 14, 2024 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, headed by Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, issued a release today admitting that the email credentials of dozens of employees had been obtained by unscrupulous parties resulting in the possible dissemination of DPH clients/employees/other individuals' first and last name, date of birth, diagnosis, prescription, medical record number/patient ID, Medicare/Med-Cal number, health insurance information, Social Security Number, and...

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