Santa Monica Observer - Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles written by Liz Miller

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 78



 By Liz Miller    Science    June 1, 2017

United Arab Emirates Plans to put Men on Mars

While the United States increasingly puts science on the back burner, the United Arab Emirates is forging ahead with an ambitious program meant to increase knowledge and economic opportunities for...

 
 By Liz Miller    Politics    March 11, 2017

American Hospital Association Writes Critical Letter to Congress about The American Health Care Act

The American Hospital Association is not too happy with the GOP's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first presented to the...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    February 24, 2017

Bank Investors Want Dakota Access Pipeline Rerouted

More than 120 investors have written a statement to banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline advising them to promote a new route: "We call on the banks to address or support the Tribe's request for...

 
 By Liz Miller    Opinion    February 7, 2017

The Johnson Amendment and a Looming Threat of Christian Sharia Law

Donald Trump has decided that he wants to "get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment." What does that mean for America? The Johnson Amendment, passed in 1954, is a tax code provision that...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    February 5, 2017

Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Set Fire to Teepee Poles

Editor's note: The authenticity of this story is disputed, with some on social media insisting that the incident happened, and others saying it is a false report. For the moment we continue to post th...

 

Beloved Actress Mary Tyler Moore Passes at age 80

One of the most beloved actresses of the 20th c. died on Wednesday at age 80, reports her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. Moore is best remembered for her ground-breaking TV series The Mary...

 

Bruce Springsteen Played a Secret Farewell Concert at the White House

Last Thursday, while the media worried about whether a Springsteen tribute band might play for Trump's inauguration, The Boss, himself, slipped into the White House to give a small concert in honor of...

 

President Obama's Parting Letter to the American People

President Obama penned an emotional letter to the public, published Thursday, in which he thanks us for allowing him to serve as our president, and promises to be with us as American moves into the...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    January 22, 2017

The Search for Malaysia Flight MH370 Comes to an End after Three Years

After nearly three years, the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has come to an official end. The plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014, carrying 12 crew...

 
 By Liz Miller    Science    January 22, 2017

Bacteria-powered Battery is a Single Sheet of Paper

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have created a battery on a single sheet of paper that is powered by the aspiration of bacteria. The design could revolutionize the...

 

Red Solo Cup Developer Robert Hulseman Dies at 84

Former Solo Cup Co. President and Chief Executive Robert Hulseman has died at the age of 84. Hulseman passed away at his home in Northfield, Illinois on December 21. The cause of death has not been re...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    December 29, 2016

Star Wars is Global Box Office Winner over Christmas Weekend

Official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of December 25, 2016, have been announced, and Disney's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story took in almost twice as much as the next closest...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    December 16, 2016

First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Goes Online, Opening Door for Major New Energy Industry

Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid, began generating electricity in commercial operation on December 12. The project was developed by...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    December 14, 2016

Army Corps of Engineers Halts DAPL Project!

On Sunday afternoon, the Secretary of the Army contacted tribal leaders at the protest site to inform them that the Dakota Access Pipeline will NOT proceed according to its current plan. "We will not...

 

Space Station-bound Cargo Vessel Crashes Minutes After Launch

Just minutes after blast-off, the unmanned Progress 65 cargo ship crashed on December 1, along with the 700 pounds of supplies it carried. The communication was lost only 383 seconds after it had...

 

Trump's Latest Twitter Fib: Boeing Responds

In yet another unsupervised early morning tweet, Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the government was shelling out $4B for a new Air Force One from Boeing: "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Forc...

 

Electric Car Charging Network Planned Across Europe

Several well-known motor companies are determined to make electric car use easier for consumers. BMW, Ford Motor Company, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche are among the...

 

Oracle Pays $368 Million for Santa Monica Office Building

Software giant Oracle Corporation has purchased a 316,000 square-foot property on Colorado for $368 million. At around $1,165/square foot, the large office complex is one of the priciest transactions...

 

Florence Henderson Dies Thanksgiving Day at age 82

Florence Henderson, one of America's most beloved television moms, has died with heart failure at age 82. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, says Henderson had not been sick, and her death came as a great...

 

Disenfranchised Voters Rally against Trump's Unpopular Win

Since last Tuesday's shocking defeat of the popularly chosen presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by the electorally chosen Donald Trump, thousands of protestors have poured into the streets in major...

 
 By Liz Miller    Opinion    November 8, 2016

Mike "Christian Sharia" Pence is Scarier than Donald Trump

For months now rational Americans have been both bewildered and amused that the pigheaded adolescent rebellion of GOP leaders during the Obama administration led to a presidential nominee who is, to...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    November 8, 2016

Selling Food in Facebook Group May Land Mom in Jail

A Stockton, CA woman faces a trial and potential jail time after selling meals to an undercover policeman who had joined her social media community food group. Mariza Reulas was cited for selling an...

 

Trump Rape Accuser Plans Press Conference, Cancels after Threats

The woman who has sued Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump for rape scheduled a press conference on November 2, but was forced to cancel after receiving threats. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, say...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    November 5, 2016

Standing Rock Pipeline Protest is Flooding Facebook, but FB Doesn't Notice

The Water Protectors have called upon all friends and supporters to log onto Facebook and "check-in" at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The protestors, numbering in the thousands, are trying to...

 

IKEA Looks at Mushroom-Based Packaging

The flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has announced a move to a USA-made eco-friendly mycelium packaging to replace polystyrene. "We are looking for innovative alternatives to materials, such as...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017

Rendered 11/23/2017 06:43