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Articles from the August 20, 2016 edition

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 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2016

Explosion at Lincoln and Idaho puts residents in the dark

An electrical transformer exploded near the corner of Idaho and Lincoln at 6:56 pm Friday. It was in the alley between 9th Street and Lincoln Blvd, between Idaho and Washington. Residents heard an...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2016

82,600 Residents Return: Blue Cut Fire in Cajon Pass

Update Saturday afternoon: The blue cut fire has consumed 37,000 acres and is 68% contained. 318 structures have been lost to the fire, including about 100 homes. Some residents are being allowed to...

 

Don't Get Pregnant in Miami: Feds Set up Second Zika Zone

Federal health authorities said Friday that pregnant women and their partners consider postponing travel to all of Miami-Dade County after Florida identified a second zone of local Zika transmission,...

 

Trump Explains Movie Plots Trends on Twitter

Donald Trump and his family have appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. Of course there is The Apprentice , a reality TV show. In addition he did a cameo in Home Alone II, and also appeared in...

 

Playboy Mansion Escrow Closes; Daren Metropoulous is the New Owner

Daren Metropoulos has closed escrow on the Playboy Mansion. The home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, 85, was held up in escrow because Hugh wants to continue to live there. Ultimately, the...

 

Kate Grace Advances to the Olympic 800 Meter Finals Behind Intersex Runner Caster Semenya

In her first Olympic appearance, Kate Grace advanced to the Olympic 800 Meter finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, by finishing third in her section behind Caster Semenya and Lynsey Sharp with a new...

 

Hundreds of travelers stuck on the ground at Long Beach airport

Hundreds of travelers stuck on the ground at Long Beach Airport on Friday night. A military jet made a hard landing just before noon, blocking runways 10 and 25, for more than five hours. The pilot...

 

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