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Sources: Prince Died from HIV/AIDS & complications

Sources: Prince Died from HIV/AIDS & complications

Sadly Prince Rogers Nelson passed away Thursday aged 57. Two days before, a confidential source came to SMObserved.com and told us that Prince was dying of AIDS. Our source said Prince contracted HIV ...

Prince's Death: Authorities Remain Cagey

An autopsy to determine what caused the death of iconic singer Prince was completed at 1 p.m. local time Friday (11 a.m. Pacific) in Ramsey, Minn. However, a spokeswoman from the Midwest Medical...

In Death, Prince's Popularity Will Rise From The Ashes

"Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life Electric word life! It means forever and that's a mighty long time. But I'm here to tell u There's something else:...

Breaking: Cruz and Kasich Combine Delegates to Unite Never Trump Movement

Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly issued statements that they will cooperate Sunday night. For the first time, the second and third running candidates will coordinate in a desperate bid to keep the...

Massive Chicken Recall in California

Pilgrim's Pride company has issued a wide scale recall of chicken products after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal. ...

Prince - Musicians Die but Never the Music

Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. Regardless of how and why Prince left us so suddenly, ...

Bill to Prevent "Wage Theft

Sacramento – A measure, SB 1342, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was...

Rachel McCord, Erin Gavin Caught In Character

Scottish leading actress Erin Gavin was seen in full Marilyn Monroe getup as she posed for a photo shoot at The Starving Artists Project in Beverly Hills. Founded by renown photographer and...

Dames, Dodges & Dancing: Rockabilly Weekend in Vegas

Call it the vintage Comic Con! Last weekend saw thousands of SoCal residents flock to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, a three day festival of music, cars, and dancing is held annually at the...

Do Good Bus and Big Sunday joined forces on Valentine's Day

Do Good Bus and Big Sunday joined forces on Valentine's Day to SPREAD THE LOVE (literally!) throughout the city. Big Sunday kicked off the Holiday by opening their doors to bus loads of volunteers...

Garden of Angels - The Best Preschool Ever

If every child could get an early start by attending the most phenomenal preschool conceivable, our world would be the most magical place. Garden of Angels in Santa Monica has been a Godsend to our...

Swan Lake and Giselle at the Broad Theater May 8, 2016

For its 2016 Spring Showcase, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents an enchantingly diverse program, featuring excerpts from two of the world's most beloved ballets, Swan Lake and Giselle and...

SM Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect July 1

As of July 1, 2016, Santa Monica will have a local citywide minimum wage. This from a City press release. I suppose it's a good thing that folks behind the counter at the local Taco Bell (Santa...

When Doves Cry

It was with a deep and heavy heart that I heard a few days ago that the legendary Prince was dying, I shared the news with a few friends but didn't write it much the despair of my editor. Today I...

MOVIE REVIEW: ELVIS & NIXON

You've seen the pictures. I've seen the pictures. The whole world has seen the pictures. And "the pictures" remain to this day the most requested images in the National Archives. What pictures, you...

SMC Student Film CORA Goes to Cannes

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to announce that CORA-a short film written and directed by SMC student Kevin Maxwell-has been accepted into The 19th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker...

  • NEWS

    Breaking: Cruz and Kasich Combine Delegates to Unite Never Trump Movement

    Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly issued statements that they will cooperate Sunday night. For the first time, the second and third running candidates will coordinate in a desperate bid to keep the...

  • SCHOOLS

    Garden of Angels - The Best Preschool Ever

    If every child could get an early start by attending the most phenomenal preschool conceivable, our world would be the most magical place. Garden of Angels in Santa Monica has been a Godsend to our...

  • NEWS

    In Death, Prince's Popularity Will Rise From The Ashes

    "Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life Electric word life! It means forever and that's a mighty long time. But I'm here to tell u There's something else:...

  • BUSINESS

    SM Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect July 1

    As of July 1, 2016, Santa Monica will have a local citywide minimum wage. This from a City press release. I suppose it's a good thing that folks behind the counter at the local Taco Bell (Santa...

  • MOVIES

    SMC Student Film CORA Goes to Cannes

    Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to announce that CORA-a short film written and directed by SMC student Kevin Maxwell-has been accepted into The 19th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker...

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