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Articles from the January 1, 2017 edition

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Carrie Fisher's Drug Addictions Left Her Vulnerable to Heart Attack

Carrie Fisher, who had been hospitalized since a plane flight last Friday after paramedics responded to her at Los Angeles International Airport, had long been open about her struggles with drug addic...

 

After 47 Years, NORMS on Pico in West LA Closes Forever on Christmas Eve

NORMS Restaurant on Pico and Camden Avenue is closing after 47 years. Christmas Eve will be the last day. The large parking lots and one story googy structure will be replaced by "high end condos and...

 

Morro Bay, CA is Calling all Bird Lovers and Lovebirds: Winter is For the Birds

Winter is the perfect time to visit Morro Bay, CA and enjoy the fantastic coastal destination with sunny days perfect for lovebirds, romantic hikes, cozy nights by the fire, and amazing bird watching...

 

We Have Detected 234 Alien Civilizations, Say Laval, Cornell University Astronomers

Two Cornell University astronomers have published a paper postulating that light modulations visible in 234 stars, are most likely signals generated by Extraterrestrial Intelligence....

 

2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants

Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. More than 18 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, with at least...

 

Twitter Account of Sony Music Hacked, Falsely Tweets Brittany Spears Died

12/25, 1 pm EST: The Twitter account of Sony Music falsely tweeted Monday that Britney Spears had died, featuring separate postings that read: "RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016," and "Britney...

 

Top 2017 Food Trends Predicted by Over 1,700 Dietitians in National Survey

The fifth annual "What's Trending in Nutrition" national food trend survey has been released after polling over 1,700 registered dietitians (RDs) across the country on next year's big trends in food...

 

Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Her Daughter, Carrie Fisher

On December 28, 2016, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, Reynolds was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, in fair-to-serious condition after suffering a strok...

 

Fans Sense a Great Disturbance In The Force, as Carrie Fisher Dies

Carrie Fisher has died at UCLA Hospital's Ronald Reagan Medical Center, at 8:55 am PST Tuesday. She was 60 years old. Fans, who remembered her mostly for her role as Princess Leia, shared their...

 
 By Constance Farrell    Events   

Fireside at The Miles Performance Series Lineup announced for January 7 – February 25

The 8th annual Fireside at the Miles performance series will take place at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse from January 7 – February 25. The series began in 2010 to reignite the Playhouse's...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    January 1, 2017

Spy vs. Spy: Obama Expels 35 Russian Officials, In Response to DNC Hack

The announcement culminates months of vigorous internal debate over whether and how to respond to Russia's unprecedented election-year provocations, ranging from the hacks of the Democratic National...

 

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