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 By Simona Block    News    May 31, 2019

Wolves Outnumber Germans in Forests, Threatening Uneasy Peace Between Man and Wolf

Dresden, Germany (dpa) - Dense forests and sprawling fields are dotted with farms and villages with small houses and large gardens. The idyllic landscape north of Goerlitz in the German state of Saxon...

 
 By DPA    News    May 31, 2019

Social Media Blamed for 2 Deaths on Mount Everest in Just One Week.

A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of...

 
 By Gregor Mayer    News    May 31, 2019

Tourist Boat Collides With Ship on Danube River in Hungary; 7 Dead, 21 Missing

Budapest (dpa) - At least seven people drowned and 21 were still missing after a cruiser rammed a smaller sightseeing boat in the Danube, causing it to sink in just seconds, authorities in Budapest...

 
 By Meredith Blake    News    May 29, 2019

How Game of Thrones Affects Brexit and the Open Border of Northern Ireland

(tca/dpa) - The Europa Hotel was once known as the most bombed hotel in Europe, but on a Friday morning in April, it's bustling with tourists and weekenders enjoying a hearty breakfast buffet. Almost...

 
 By DPA    News    May 29, 2019

The Houthis Attack Saudi Cities and Airports with Armed Drones and Missiles

Sana'a (dpa) – Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels said Sunday that they had used an armed drone to attack warplane runways at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport near the Yemeni border. There has been no...

 
 By Colleen Shalby    News    May 27, 2019

Thousands at abortion-rights rallies across U.S. Oppose Abortion Restrictions

Thousands of abortion-rights activists rallied across the nation Tuesday in opposition to a recently approved ban on the procedure in Alabama and other legislative efforts seen as challenges to Roe...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 21, 2019

Jury Awards $2 Billion in Third Courtroom Verdict Against Roundup and Monsanto

In a third strike against Monsanto, maker of the weed-killer Roundup, an Alameda County jury awarded over $2 billion to a Livermore couple who each contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The couple, Alva...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    News    May 10, 2019

Pilgrim Lutheran Church Celebrates 105 Years in Santa Monica

Pilgrim Lutheran Church celebrated its 105 Anniversary on May 5, 2019 with a special sermon by Rev. Dr. Micheal Gibson, the president of the Pacific SW district of Lutheran Missouri Synod. A...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 10, 2019

Shore Hotel Retroactively Seeks Coastal Commission Approval to Open as a Hotel

Somehow, the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica opened two years ago with a Coastal Commission permit. Wednesday, the hotel, which bills itself as sustainable and environmentally sensitive, will appear...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 10, 2019

Community Corps to Build 94 Units Across 14th Street from Woodlawn Cemetery

Community Corp. of Santa Monica (CCSM) will be holding a public hearing this month on their proposal to build 55 affordable housing units on 14th Street, across the street from Woodlawn Cemetery. The...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 10, 2019

Southern California Housing Prices Fall 0.2%, Breaking a 7 Year Trend

Housing prices and sales are falling in California, according to a report by the California Association of Realtors. Although the statewide median home price is up a tiny 0.2 percent, at $565,880,...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    May 6, 2019

Starbucks Coffee Cup Finds it's Way Onto Game of Thrones Set

Apparently, A Man Needs caffeine to get through a dark and stormy night on Westeros. A Starbucks coffee cup was spotted in a scene of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night. Many such errors have become fa...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    May 6, 2019

Santa Monica Radar Speed Signs Inform Drivers That They're Going Too Damn Fast.

Officer John Gallagher has worked for the Santa Monica Police Department for 18 years. He loves the traffic division, which he has served for the last eight years. “I enjoy traffic. There’s...

 
 By Christine Peake    News    May 4, 2019

#PrinceHarry & #MeghanMarkle: It's A Boy! Royal Baby Here Already

As a British ex-pat I am going to go all out here and place my bet, faith, journalistic research and good ole British sources and wager that HRH Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have already...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Guns in the Streets: Military Units Loyal to Juan Guaido Battle for Control of Caracas

Power flows from the barrel of a rifle. -- Mao Tse Tung The military was going to have to eventually settle this dispute, between Maduro (Bad socialist), and Juan Guaido (Brave western oriented...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    May 1, 2019

Suspect Planned to Bomb the Santa Monica Pier, Queen Mary Last Summer

A suspect in a terror plot arrested by the FBI planned to bomb the 100 year old pier last summer. Domingo recently converted to Islam. He bought a bag of nails to put into an IED. Mark Steven...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    May 1, 2019

Former Santa Monica Police Chief James Butts involved in Inglewood Car Crash

An LAPD motorcycle officer was thrown off his bike and into a fountain from a crash near USC. One of the vehicles that was involved appears to have been carrying the mayor of Inglewood. ABC News...

 
 By Patrick Nulty    News    April 29, 2019

Fire Extinguished at Santa Monica High Rise Apartment 1431 Ocean Avenue

On Wednesday April 24th, 2019 at 8:19 p.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a fire at the "Pacific Plaza" apartments, 1431 Ocean Avenue in the City of...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    April 29, 2019

Woman Killed, 3 others shot by 19 Year Old Local man at Chabad in San Diego County. #Powaysynagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60 was killed, a girl and 2 men were injured in a shooting Saturday at Chabad Synagogue in San Diego suburb of Poway. San Diego Sheriff's Department have been deployed to other loca...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 29, 2019

Santa Monica City Hall Celebrates Massively Expensive and Wasteful City Hall Annex on Earth Day

The Santa Monica city's blog page sought to remind us this Earth Day that our elected leaders are so good and saintly as to be constructing a "global environmental statement" in the form of a 50,200...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 25, 2019

SMFD Rescues Homeless Person Who Falls From Palisades Park at 1:30 am Tuesday

4/16/19: Santa Monica Fire Department says it rescued a homeless man who fell down the bluffs at 270 Palisades Beach Rd, and was trapped approximately 100 feet down the cliff. The SMFD had 4 engine co...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 25, 2019

SMPD Officer Drowns While on Vacation in Kauai, Santa Monica Police Dept. Says

4/25 update: Alert from SM City Hall: SM Alert - Northbound 7th St. from Wilshire Blvd. to Washington Ave. and west/eastbound California Blvd. from Lincoln Blvd. to 6th Ct. will be closed today from...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 23, 2019

Gates Kingsley Gates Guarantees 100% Satisfaction in New Office Location

The funeral home in the style of an English country house, situated conveniently down the block from Saint John's Hospital, once prepared the remains of former President Ronald Reagan. It had been a S...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    April 23, 2019

Venice Homeless Shelter Approved at MTA Bus Yard on Main Street and Sunset Avenue

A Venice neighborhood group has initiated a legal fight against plans by the City of Los Angeles to erect a 154-bed homeless shelter on a former Metro bus yard, a few blocks from the beach. The...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 23, 2019

Roofer or Welder Starts Fire at Notre Dame de Paris, Building Seems Intact, but Heavily Damages

A fire linked to renovation work of the 870 year old Catholic cathedral, broke out after a welder applied a blowtorch to lead paneling sitting on dry wood. "Repairs to the lead roof required welding...

 

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