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Articles from the August 22, 2016 edition

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Kate Grace Finishes 8th in the Olympic 800 Meter Finals Behind Caster Semenya

Santa Monica resident Kate Grace has finished 8th in the finals of the 800 Meters. Her time was 159.59 seconds, a very respectable time and only 4.29 seconds behind the winner, muscular South African...

 

School Apologizes for Calling Sheriff to Censor 7-Year-Old From Handing Out Bible Verses

A public school in California who'd directed an LA Deputy Sheriff to call on a seven-year-old boy to cease his sharing of religious literature has officially backed down on their restrictive attitude...

 

Democrats Celebrate as Aetna Health Insurance Withdraws From Obamacare States

Democrats may publicly chide Aetna from pulling out of all but four states in the ACA exchanges, but privately they're breaking out the champagne, led by Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat representative from...

 
 By Stan Greene    Schools    August 22, 2016

Santa Monica High School to Begin the School Year with an "Interim Principal."

Two followup notes to our story last week entitled "Outsider Named as New Samohi Principal." One is we received a very nice note from a parent of a Cincinnati area pupil, who spoke well of Dr....

 

Nurses at Some Hospitals Sign Contracts, Avert Strikes

Nurses at two of four California hospitals ratified their new contracts. St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley and Providence St. Joseph Health hospitals Queen of the Valley in Napa were able to mak...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    August 22, 2016

Arrest in Death of Cab Driver in Hollywood over $24.75 Fare

Just before 3 am Sunday morning, Ethiopian cab driver Asfawosen Alemseged picked up a passenger in downtown LA. They drove to a gas station in Hollywood. A fist fight erupted over whether the cab...

 
 By Liz Miller    Politics    August 22, 2016

Trump Campaign Continues to Solicit Foreign Cash Despite Warnings

Despite several warnings and a criminal complaint, Donald Trump's presidential campaign continues to ask for donations from foreign nationals. In June of this year, complaints were filed with the...

 

Putin's Immortality Explains His Dominance Across the World Stage

In a Star Trek episode, the Enterprise discover a powerful alien who possesses an unknown painting by Leonardo da Vinci and an unknown work of music by Johannes Brahms. Kirk and Spock confront him...

 
 By Liz Miller    Crime    August 22, 2016

First Criminal Sentenced for Armed Takeover of Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Corey Lequieu has become the first defendant sentenced for the armed takeover the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown sentenced Lequieu to 2 ½ years...

 

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