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Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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 By Stan Greene    People    March 9, 2017

Coroner: George Michael's Cause of Death "Heart Condition." But Was It Brought On By HIV/AIDS?

Singer George Michael was undeniably enormously talented, and by all accounts, kind-hearted. He also engaged in anonymous sex in places like public bathrooms, and had not one, but two lovers who died...

 
 By Observer Staff    People    March 9, 2017

Never Ride a Galapagos Tortoise Wearing a Bikini, While Visiting Richard Branson

The tortoise is native to seven of the Galapagos Gal√°pagos, islands a volcanic archipelago 1,000 miles West of the Ecuadorian Mainland. With lifespans in the wild of over 100 years, the Galapagos...

 

2017 Independent Spirit Awards Honors Diverse Group of Innovative Filmmakers and Actors

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which annually honors the best character-driven, low budget, non-studio financed independent films, were awarded on February 25th in Santa Monica. Now in its...

 

Feminists Pillory Emma Watson for Bearing her Breasts in Photoshoot

We are reminded of that old joke: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: "I don't know, and that's not funny!" A photoshoot in March Vanity Fair magazine has led to criticism...

 

Venice Neighborhood Wishes Snapchat Would Vanish, Like An Embarrassing Photo or Melanoma

When Snap goes public on Thursday at an opening price of at least $23.50 a share, CEO Evan Spiegel and chief technology officer Bobby Murphy stand to make at least $376 million each. But the...

 

WeHo Offers a Grown-up Spring Break, The NEW James, West Hollywood-Virgin Sleeping

West Hollywood California has a Spring Break for Grown-ups. Days of sun-soaked poolside pleasures, biking through tree-lined neighborhoods, stopping for a cold press juice and outdoor lunch, maybe a...

 

Norovirus Cancels Open House at Santa Monica High School Thursday Night

Back to school night has been cancelled at Santa Monica high school. This in a robo-call some parents of children at SamoHi received Monday night, March 6, 2017. Open House had been scheduled for...

 

Mexico Welcomed Record-Breaking 35 Million International Tourists In 2016

The Mexico Tourism Board announced today a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9 percent compared to 2015. This growth is more than...

 

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