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Female Jogger Chased, Attacked on Culver City Bike Path

A 17-year-old female jogger was chased and assaulted last week by a man on a Culver City bike path, police said. The assault happened about 10 a.m. on July 10 near National Boulevard and Wesley Street, according to the Culver City Police Department....

 

City Council to Tackle Trial Redesign of Overland/Ranch/Kelmore Intersection

The City Council will discuss at its August 9 meeting a plan calling for the temporary Quick Build re-design of the Overland/Ranch/Kelmore intersection which is expected "to enhance safety for all use...

 

Culver CityBus Launches Free Fare Program for Local Students

Culver CityBus has launched a new pilot program offering free rides to students in the Culver City Unified School District during the upcoming school year. This week, Culver City announced it is...

 

Ocean Water Use Warning for Contaminated Los Angeles County Beaches

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues cautioning residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing,...

 

Motorist Killed on 405 Freeway in CC

A motorist was killed in a fiery, single-vehicle crash last Sunday on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Culver City, authorities said. The crash occurred about 4:35 a.m. on the northbound freeway at Washington Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol...

 

Plan to Clear Homeless Encampment from Venice Boardwalk Brings 191 People Indoors

At least 191 homeless people have decided to move from their encampment on the Venice Beach boardwalk to permanent housing, Los Angeles city officials announced today. The Encampment to Home program “has demonstrated that when offered real...

 
 By Bill Seals    Sports    August 5, 2021

Chargers should be better in 2021

Out with the old and in the with the new. The Los Angeles Chargers are a new team. With a new head coach, new offensive, defensive, and special team coordinators, and new offensive and defensive...

 

Sparks Sign Karlie Samuelson to 7-Day Contract

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 3, 2021) – The Los Angeles Sparks announced today the signing of Karlie Samuelson to a 7-day contract. Since joining the Sparks on June 4 under a hardship contract, Samuelson has been a consistent contributor on both ends of the...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    August 5, 2021

Former USC track star Andre de Grasse wins Gold

The 2020 Olympics, taking place in Tokyo, Japan this year has produced an abundance of happy and disappointing moments. Two of those moments involved former USC track stars, Andre de Grasse and...

 

Los Angeles Chargers Host FanFest and Open Practice

WHAT: The Los Angeles Chargers are hosting FanFest and Open Practice at SoFi Stadium on August 8. Prior to practice, pre-registered fans will be treated to a free concert by local punk icons The...

 

LAKERS SIGN JOEL AYAYI AND AUSTIN REAVES TO TWO-WAY CONTRACTS

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guards Joel Ayayi and Austin Reaves to two-way contracts, it was announced today. Ayayi appeared in 32 games (31 starts) for Gonzaga last season, averaging 12.0 points (.575 FG%, .389 3P%), 6.9 reboun...

 

Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2021 with Happy Fans, Big Hats and Fast Horses!

By Rachel Ganz On Friday July 16, 2021 the Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA, opened its doors to about 14,984 fans for its 82nd racing season. In past seasons, the Del Mar...

 

New City Manager Signs Contract

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The Santa Monica City Council this week approved the employment contract with its newly-appointed City Manager David White. White will earn an annual salary of $340,000 plus benefits and start his new post on...

 

Coyotes Kill Cat

By David Ganezer West LA residents report that they have seen newly dead house cats killed by coyotes. Brazen coyotes have been seen in busy intersections such as Olympic and Sepulveda, which carry...

 

Local Briefs

Jetpack Guy Seen Again at LAX "The jet man is back." an air traffic controller told a SkyWest flight after another possible jetpack sighting reported Wednesday evening near Los Angeles International...

 

Council 'Amplifies' Noise Law to Muzzle Loud Protests

By Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer The City Council unanimously voted this week to pass an amendment to the city's noise ordinance to "reduce prolonged noise from protest activities in residential...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Samohi History Building

Letters to the Editor They Didn't Suddenly Decide to Demolish It During the Pandemic Photo: The History building at SamoHi. People could have looked into these plans long ago, but they don't pay...

 

Parking Structure 3 Lawsuit Filed

By Sarah Storkin Observer Staff Writer The City of Santa Monica and the Coastal Commission are being sued by the Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association (SMBOA) regarding the approval of the...

 

Will City Mandate Vaccine?

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Santa Monica is on the verge of requiring its municipal workforce to get the COVID-19 vaccine, city officials said on Tuesday. City officials will be meeting with the labor organizations that represent the...

 

School Starts Aug. 19th

By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer The SMMUSD has issued a press release, reaffirming that in class instruction will begin in Santa Monica and Malibu on August 19th, 2021. It is unclear whether...

 

SM Council Delays Discussion on Gascon

by Observer Staff July 29, 2021 The City Council did not end up discussing a resolution regarding Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon that had been proposed by Councilmember Phil Brock. The...

 

Pedal on the Pier

The Pedal on the Pier fundraiser returns September 26, transforming Santa Monica Pier into a high-energy outdoor cycling studio to raise money for the Harold Robinson Foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children in...

 

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