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Suspect Still at Large in Santa Monica Carjacking One suspect is in custody after armed robbery carjacking outside La Condesa Restaurant September 10, 2021 - Shortly after midnight this morning, a victim was held up at gunpoint outside La Condesa...

 

Bill to Remove Racist Housing Deeds Approved by State Legislature

The California State Legislature has approved Assembly Bill 721 which removes exclusionary and racist provisions in housing covenants. "AB 721 is a crucial step in remedying California's painful...

 

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LA Teachers Unions Wants Mandatory Vax for Kids A Los Angeles teachers union wants more stringent coronavirus guidelines for the nation’s second-largest school district. The Los Angeles Times reports, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) “is...

 

LAPD Seeking Suspect in Sexual Assault near UCLA

By Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer Los Angeles police are looking for a sexual predator who broke into a Westwood apartment and groped a sleeping woman Friday morning. The assault occurred around 4 a.m. in the 11000 block of Strathmore Drive,...

 

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New Polls: Newsom in Trouble Earlier this month, results from a SurveyUSA poll showed that 51% of likely voters in California’s upcoming recall election would vote to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It was the first poll to show a majority...

 

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Council To Consider Mandatory Vaccinations The Santa Monica City Council will consider at its August 24th meeting, whether City employees should be required to obtain vaccinations for Covid-19, prior to reporting for their jobs and as a condition of...

 

BBB Adds Express Service on Pico.

Big Blue Bus (BBB) is launching a new express service – Express 7 – that will provide limited stop service to major destinations, including Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica College, and connect to Metro Rail’s E Line and D Line. Express...

 

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LA Times Endorses Kevin Falconer for Gov. The Los Angeles Times has endorsed former San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer for governor, in the Sept. 14th recall election. The paper first tells people to...

 

Federal Court Orders Calif. Company to Stop Selling 'Poly-MVA' Products

A federal court has ordered a California company and its owner to stop distributing unapproved and misbranded drugs and adulterated animal drugs which they "claimed could cure, treat and prevent...

 

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US, LGBTQ Flags Stolen from City Hall Someone has vandalized the flag in front of Santa Monica City Hall. Both the US Flag and the LGBTQ flag are missing. "The US flag and pride flag were raised in...

 

Love at First Sight

By Observer Staff LA County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) launched an enhanced adoption pro-gram called "Love at First Sight." "It's intended to improve the adoption experience for...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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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...

 

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...

 

Gov. Newsom Signs Historic Homeless Hiring Tax Credit

Governor Newsom has signed AB 150 – a budget trailer bill – which includes the groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit. State officials said the tax credit "simultaneously confronts t...

 

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SECURES UNPRECEDENTED STATE BUDGET FUNDING TO SECURE FUTURE HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing the Higher Education trailer bill yesterday, which in conjunction with the main budget bill, delivers unprecedented resources for the state’s community...

 

Bear Cub and Mom Splash Around in Backyard Pool

By Polly Hansen Two bears found some relief from the Southern California heat in a backyard pool in Glendale. A backyard pool provided a much-needed break from the Southern California heat for a...

 

Larry Elder to Be on Recall Ballot

By David Ganezer Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has won his fight to be on the September 14th recall ballot. The son of a restaurant owner, Elder has electrified Republicans with the possibility that they could defeat Gov. Gavin...

 

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Rat Birth Control for LA Los Angeles is on its way to becoming the nation’s “rattiest” city. Downtown LA in particular has a rat problem, centered on the homeless encampments located throughout the area. A new rat contraceptive is being...

 

Newsom Approves Money for Studios

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Wednesday that provides an extra $330 million for the film and TV industry, and also carries a new incentive to promote diversity on sets. Newsom signed the bill at...

 

Recall Petition Approved For Circulation By City Clerk

A draft petition has been filed and approved on 07July 13 for circulation to recall Mike Bonin Los Angeles City Councilmember. In accordance with Charter Section 431(a RECALL), to qualify for...

 

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

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...

 

Local Briefs

House Fire in Pacific Palisades A fire destroyed a hillside Pacific Palisades house at 766 North Paseo Miramar early Thursday morning, reports the Los Angeles Fire Department. A resident called in the fire at 3:49 a.m. Thursday. LA Firefighters...

 

Black Bears Join Lake Tahoe Beachgoers

6/2: An afternoon on the lake unexpectedly turned into a close encounter with wildlife for beachgoers in California. A large adult black bear and three cubs took to a South Lake Tahoe beach on Sunday...

 

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