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 News    July 22, 2021 

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes has just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would establish the first...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Local Briefs

911 Outage Santa Monica’s 911 system failed due to a software glitch. For 24 hours, some residents were not able to call Police, fire department or ambulances through 911. They were instead directed to call the non emergency number for the SMPD....

 

Owner of Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

The parent company of many online dating sites — including Tinder, Match.com, PlentyofFish and OkCupid — will pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging customers were charged for automatic renewal without their consent, the Los Angeles...

 

Local Briefs

Garcetti to be Appointed Ambassador to India Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been tapped to become President Joe Biden's ambassador to India. Garcetti has yet to comment on the reports, and his...

 

Time to Unmask

By David Ganezer 5/13/21: We've all become used to covering our faces everywhere, and no longer seeing our neighbors smile. But as announced Thursday morning by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, and echoed by US President Joseph Biden,...

 

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Historic First Flight

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has made a historic flight on Mars, marking the first powered aircraft on another planet. "Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achievin...

 

Male Escort Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Underreporting Income

A male escort who has clients across the United States was sentenced to 21 months in prison yesterday by a federal judge in Florida. His crime was not prostitution related. It was for filing a false corporate tax return in 2018, said officials from...

 

Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol

Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. In addition...

 

Statement from the U.S. Secret Service on Inauguration Security

The Inauguration of the President of the United States is a foundational element of our democracy. The safety and security of all those participating in the 59th Presidential Inauguration is of the utmost importance. As the lead agency for all...

 

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