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 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 14, 2019 

SMMUSD Students who Vandalized John Muir, SMASH School Identified by Police

John Muir and SMASH parents were aghast last weekend to receive an e mail from SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati, informing them that their schools had been vandalized. The initial e mail carried...

 
 By Peter Spinella    News    June 14, 2019 

Ivan Golunov Freed by Moscow Police, Journalist Allegedly Framed and Beaten by Police

Moscow (dpa) - Russian journalist Ivan Golunov has vowed to continue his investigative pieces after being released from detention. Dozens of people turned out to greet Golunov, 36, in Moscow after...

 
 By Sarah Storkin    News    June 14, 2019 

A Devout Muslim Advocates for Gender Equality, Freedom of Conscience and Expression. And People Hate Him

Normally, there is one security guard standing outside the door of Kehillat Ma'arav Synagogue in Santa Monica. For this Sunday morning lecture, however, there were two guards. The reason: the speaker...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 14, 2019 

Article 34: California Voters to Decide Against their Right to Decide

A bill proposed by Santa Monica's State Senator Ben Allen would repeal Article 34 of the California State Constitution. On June 4, Allen's bill was approved unanimously by the California State...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 14, 2019 

Shake Shack In, Panera Bread, FedEx/Kinko's Out

East Coast burger-meisters Shake Shack will open a Santa Monica location in the former Panera Bread location at 5th Street and Wilshire Blvd, which is a sigh of relief. At least in this location,...

 
 By Justin Golden    News    June 14, 2019 

Samohi Alum Pursue Dream, Release Game Changing Board Game

A group of seven friends who grew up in California and met in high school and college have gotten together to design a board game. Samohi alum Bobby Butchko, Justin Golden, and Vincent Nagoshi as...

 

More protests planned in Hong Kong as extradition bill moves forward

Hong Kong (dpa) - Thousands of people in Hong Kong were expected to skip work on Wednesday to protest against a legislative bill that would allow for extradition to China, just days after the city...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 12, 2019

Last Weekend, 28th and 29th Horses Die at Santa Anita Racetrack

Officials at Santa Anita Park have refused a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing at the track for the remaining seven days of the season, after a 28th horse died at the...

 
 By Shabtai Gold    News    June 12, 2019

Pilot Dead After Helicopter Crashes on Roof of 51 Story Building in Manhattan on Monday

New York (dpa) - One person died on Monday when a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York city's fire department said. Officials said firefighters pumped...

 
 By Shabtai Gold    News    June 12, 2019

Even the Washington Post now Admits, Trump Got What He Wanted From Mexico

Washington (dpa) - The United States will have an increased capacity to send asylum seekers back to Mexico under a new deal reached last week between Washington and its southern neighbour, US Secretar...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 10, 2019

Santa Monica Recycling Center Closes Due to National Recycling Crisis Caused by China's New Policy

The City of Santa Monica has announced that the Recycling Center located on Michigan Avenue, has closed. The announcement was made on the City's website. https://www.smgov.net/uplo...

 
 By DPA    News    June 10, 2019

Russian Journalist Arrested on Drug Charges; Ribs Broken by Moscow Police, he claims

Moscow (dpa) - Three of Russia's most popular newspapers united on Monday in support of journalist Ivan Golunov, who has been arrested on a questionable drug charge. The newspapers Vedomosti, Kommersa...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 7, 2019

Power Finally Restored at LAX: No Takeoffs Until 11 pm PST Wednesday Night

A power outage, or series of outages, caused the evacuation of terminals beginning on Wednesday at 6:20 pm. 310 Southwest flights were cancelled Wednesday night. Thursday morning at 6 a.m., the power...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    June 7, 2019

Super Expensive Proper Hotel to Open June 20th at 7th and Wilshire Blvd

The Santa Monica Proper Hotel says it will open June 20th. The new hotel wraps around the Santa Monica Professional Building at 710 Wilshire Boulevard. The landmark Professional Building built in...

 
 By DPA Wire Service    News    June 7, 2019

Rebels launch wide-scale attack on Syrian troops in Hama

Beirut (dpa) - Syrian opposition rebels launched a wide-scale attack against government forces in the northern countryside of Hama late Thursday, a monitoring group and activists said. The...

 
 By Shabtai Gold    News    June 7, 2019

Mexico, US Reach Immigration Deal; tariffs against Mexico "are hereby indefinitely suspended."

Washington (dpa) - The United States and Mexico reached a deal Friday on migration that avoids tariffs that would have been imposed on all Mexican goods starting Monday. President Donald Trump...

 
 By Tamara Zieve    News    June 5, 2019

Syrian Army Launches Attack on Golan Heights; Israel Releases Video of Retaliatory Bombing

Tel Aviv (dpa) - The Israeli army said on Sunday it struck military targets in Syria in response to two rockets launched from the country towards Mount Hermon in the northern Golan Heights. One of...

 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: US ready to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions'

Vienna (dpa) - The United States is ready to talk to Iran "with no preconditions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. "We are prepared to engage a conversation with no preconditions,"...

 
 By Bill Smith    News    June 5, 2019

Trump Meets British PM Theresa May; President Upbeat on Brexit, US-UK Trade Deal

London (dpa) - President Donald Trump promised Britain a "phenomenal" trade deal with the United States once it leaves the European Union, praising Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit...

 
 By Girlie Linao    News    June 3, 2019

Canadian Garbage Scow Departs the Philippines, Heading to Return Trash to Canada

Manila (dpa) – A cargo ship carrying rubbish dumped in the Philippines by Canada more than five years ago, causing a diplomatic row, left the South-East Asian country on Friday. The...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 3, 2019

Underground fire causes Electrical Power Outage Across a Wide Area of Santa Monica Thursday

Electrical power was out across a wide area of Santa Monica Thursday afternoon beginning just after 2 PM. Power was restored to some areas just after 5 PM Pacific standard time. Ground zero for the...

 
 By DPA    News    June 3, 2019

Ben & Jerry's Vows to Win the Race to Market the First Cannabis Infused Ice Cream

Washington (dpa) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on Friday holding its first public hearing on cannabidiol, better known as CBD, which has flooded US markets - despite an opaque legal s...

 

Four injured after cruise ship rams into tourist boat in Venice

Rome (dpa) - A cruise ship rammed into a moored tourist boat as it docked in Venice on Sunday, leaving at least four people with minor injuries, according to city officials. The ship, which dwarfed...

 

President Trump, Melania to meet the Queen, Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump will begin the first day of his three-day visit to Britain on Monday by meeting with the royal family and lunching with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham...

 
 By DPA Wire Service    News    June 3, 2019

China silent as Hong Kong holds vigil 30 years after Tiananmen Square

Beijing (dpa) - Thirty years after a bloody crackdown on students and democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, one of modern China's most defining events was set to go unobserved on Tuesday....

 

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