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Authors in Conversation: Rasheed Newson & Laura Warrell

Author Rasheed Newson discusses his debut novel, My Government Means to Kill Me, with fellow novelist Laura Warrell (Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm) on Wednesday, February 21, at 6:00 PM, in the Main...

 

Library Hosts Office Hours with LA Law Library Legal Resource Specialist

Santa Monica Public Library, through a partnership with LA Law Library, will host monthly Office Hours with a Legal Resource Specialist at Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Office Hours will be offered once a month in the Main Library lobby....

 

Emergency Freeway Closure for Proactive Bluff Stabilization Project Runs Through July 26

The City of Santa Monica, in coordination with local and regional partners, will be temporarily closing portions of the westbound I-10 freeway, northbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and the northbou...

 

Emergency Freeway Closure for Proactive Bluff Stabilization Project Runs Through July 26

The City of Santa Monica, in coordination with local and regional partners, will be temporarily closing portions of the westbound I-10 freeway, northbound Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), and the northbou...

 

Pacific Park To Feature High-Flying Waving American Flag On The 90-Feet Tall Ferris Wheel During Memorial Day Weekend

The patriotic light program will also have brilliant colors and patterns in red, white and blue. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier's Ferris wheel will feature a high-flying 90-feet tall, animated waving American flag throughout Memorial Day...

 

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Stop Senior Scams

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Santa Monica Public Library presents the Stop Senior ScamsSM Acting Program on Wednesday, March 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. in the...

 

2023 Preservation Awards Nomination Form

The Santa Monica Conservancy seeks nominations for its 2023 Preservation Awards. Each year the Conservancy honors exemplary projects and contributors to the preservation of Santa Monica's...

 

Santa Monica Public Library Offers Computer Basics Classes

Santa Monica Public Library announces the return of in-person computer classes. A four-part series on Computer Basics will be offered on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:30...

 

Dogs in Santa Monica are Howling with Excitement

Local pet parents have a reason to celebrate: Wag Hotels has opened in Santa Monica, California! The highly-anticipated Wag Hotels Santa Monica is ready to welcome lucky dogs and cats. With over...

 

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Libraries & Gardens: Growing Together

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Cindy Mediavilla, co-author of Libraries and Gardens: Growing Together, presents a visual tour of amazing library gardens around the world and discusses the garden’s important role in today’s community-focused library on...

 

44th Annual Holiday Art Sale

Santa Monica College’s 44th Annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring a wide range of creative works in various media, will be a three-day event again this year. The sale will be held Friday, December 16, through Sunday, December 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to...

 

Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Santa Monica College Students

A suspect was arrested this week in connection with a series of sexual assaults targeting female Santa Monica College students, school authorities announced. In a statement Monday afternoon, Santa...

 

3 Girls Overdose on Fentanyl

By Stan Greene Three young women found unresponsive, in apparent fentanyl overdose in Santa Monica Tuesday night 5.25: Three young women found unresponsive in apparent fentanyl overdose in Santa Monica. A large number of police and fire fighters...

 

Local Briefs

Sheriff on the Beach The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. will conduct enhanced patrols starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at all L.A. County beaches from Playa Del Rey to Malibu. County beaches such as Santa Monica are patrolled both...

 

Parking Structure Demolition

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer May 26, 2022 - Property owners surrounding the former downtown Santa Monica parking structure 3 noticed that the lights attached to the building were permanently shut off on Tuesday evening, May 10, by...

 

Rick Crocker Memorial 5K Run

"Two Marines killed, several wounded. I was hesitant to write about this, however, it's the reality of this place. Everyone in the battalion is getting through this." - Ricardo Crocker, in one of his...

 

Stolen Money Orders

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer U.S. Postal Service employee Dewayne Morris Sr. and his son and namesake were charged in federal court with multiple felony counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in...

 

Local Briefs

Venice High School Locked Down Venice High School was temporarily locked down Friday morning following reports of a weapon on campus. Los Angeles Unified School District police were called to the school located at 13000 Venice Boulevard around 10...

 

The Mailbox Only Rings Twice

By David Ganezer Photo: Woman pushes a baby stroller past the US Postal Service dropbox, just reinstalled in front of Will Rogers Station on Wilshire near Euclid. Thank God for life's little...

 

New City Attorney Douglas Sloan

By Jack Simon Santa Monica has finally hired a permanent City Attorney after a two-year search. He recently served as Fresno City Attorney. At its meeting on May 10, the City Council appoint Douglas...

 

School District Sues Over Elections

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and City of Santa Monica have filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization County Committee, challenging the constitution...

 

3 Store Windows Smashed on 5th Street

By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer 3.21.22: Two windows and a door in a row of shops was smashed by a homeless man on Friday evening or Saturday morning. The owner of the store, Ahmad Haba, says...

 

City Agrees to Pay $1.75 Million to Settle Suspect Shooting

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The city of Santa Monica has finalized a settlement with a 31-year-old man who was struck in the head by a gunshot fired by a former Santa Monica Police...

 

Smashes Store Window and Waits to be Arrested

After a homeless dude named Austin Reed Turner-Crawford smashed a car window, the SMPD sent someone to find him in the alley behind the store. This on 17th Street and Pico Blvd, on Sunday March 20th....

 

Susan Cola Appointed Interim City Attorney

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Santa Monica has hired a new Interim City Attorney while the long search for a permanent chief counsel continues. At its Tuesday night meeting, the City Council ap...

 

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