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Articles from the January 9, 2017 edition

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China Problem: Amazon Third Party Sellers Cannot Be Trusted to Deliver Goods

Amazon has a "China Problem" and it is leaving many disappointed US children this holiday season, claims one writer. Amazon says they had their best Christmas sales season ever, and that sales are up...

 

"#HOLLYWEED" isn't the only sign that Marijuana will be legalized in 2017, and not just in California

As American's awoke to the 2017 Rose Parade in Pasadena and the "HOLLYWEED" sign decorating the Hollywood Hills, it was apparent to all that 2017 is the year Marijuana will be legalized. The...

 

Pot-Heads Unite to Help LA's Homeless Community; Backpacks and meals from BigMike and his volunteers

A one-of-a-kind charity called Holiday Heroes opened its latest chapter in Los Angeles, California to bring hope and happiness to the homeless during the 2016 Christmas season. Over 40 volunteers met...

 

Observer Picks Top 12 Santa Monica News Stories of 2016

Most of this years top stories had something to do with the extraordinary increase in the price of Westside real estate. 1. Measure LV defeated: It was a true grassroots effort, that started with...

 

SMPD: Photo of Woman Who Stabbed 7-11 Employee on 16th Street, Released

A store employee was stabbed Tuesday morning at the 7-11 convenience store, located on 16th Street and Santa Monica Blvd. The store was taped off with yellow police at work tape. This from the Santa...

 

Santa Monica Mainstay, The Albright Celebrates 40th Year on the SM Pier!

Santa Monica has seen a lot of changes in the last forty years; from the founding of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market in 1981 to Silicon Beach being created with tech industries such as Yahoo (2005) a...

 

Hack 2017 With These Adult Toys! Deck of Scarlet,......

As we finish out 2016, a great way to forget all of the hatred we're expounding about this year on social media is to invest from some toys to hack 2017! As every parent knows the perfect toy can...

 

UFO Crash Lands in Santa Monica Alley, After Being Sighted Over Devon, UK

A crashed UFO was found in a Santa Monica alley on New Years day, 2017. The object was lying near trash cans, it's alien occupant having fled the wreckage. But not before munching on discarded...

 

Survivor Dan Kay's Sudden Death at 40: Fan Speculation Centers on Suicide

Dan Kay, a former contestant on Survivor: Gabon, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31. He was 40. Kay resided in New Hampshire, said his obituary. His funeral will be held there, in Hillsborough County....

 

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fetches $632,000 at Auction in Japanese Fish Market

A Japanese sushi chain owner bid a winning 74.2 million yen ($632,000) for a 212 kilogram (466 pound) bluefin tuna in the final auction at the current site of Tokyo's Tsukiji market, since the market...

 

Greta Van Susteren Moves from FOX to MSNBC--She's Playing For the Other Team!

Megyn Kelly is not the only Fox Anchor switching networks. Kelly starts at NBC next week. In September, Van Susteren left Fox in a Huff, possibly over the Bob Ailes sexual harassment scandal. Rather...

 

15 Year Old Girl Rescued from Pimp, Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison

On January 4, 2017, Defendant Marcus Deshon Slaughter, MB/29, of Compton, pled guilty in Compton Superior Court to one count of felony pimping and sentenced to serve twelve years in state prison. The...

 

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