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Articles from the August 24, 2016 edition

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State Sen. Ben Allen Sponsors Bill to Transform Polling Places

Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that he says will transform the way elections are conducted in California passed the state Assembly today on a vote of 42 - 28. "Our...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 24, 2016
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30 Million US Potheads Pledge to Vote for Johnson, "If I Can Find That Place Where You Vote, Man."

Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man." Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski In the United States, 30-50 million people use cannabis daily--fully 10% of the U.S. population. ht...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 24, 2016

Don't fall for the Jury Duty Scam, Warns LA Superior Court

The Los Angeles Superior Court today warned that scammers posing as sheriff's deputies may call you. The scammers will tell you that you are in contempt of court for missing jury duty. They will...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 24, 2016

No Prescription: Counterfeit Pills Apparently Killed Prince Rogers Nelson (Fentanyl)

Michael Jackson's addiction to the painkiller Propofol killed him. Now, a man working the investigation of Prince's death told The Associated Press that pills found in Prince's home marked as...

 
 By Saul Vasquez    People    August 24, 2016

Gigi Hadid and Emily Didonato Spotted on Santa Monica Beach

They are very easy on the eyes, intelligent, on vacation, and comfortable in a bikini. And if I looked like they do, I probably would be too. Our photographer spotted Gigi Hadid and Emily Didonato on...

 

As Hillary opens a jar of pickles on Jimmy Kimmel live, Rudy Giuliani says she's pickled

Hillary Clinton appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. Kimmel's name and likeness have appeared on Los Angeles are buses as a candidate for Vice President. I'm not sure how serious he...

 
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What If Trump Campaign is Right, and Clinton Really Does Have Aphasia?

The Washington Post, which among American newspapers is the most unabashedly pro-Clinton and Anti Trump, says "(Trump Campaign Spokeswoman) Katrina Pierson is at it again:" "... saying Thursday on...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 24, 2016

CAL FIRE Firefighters Union Threatens to Strike Over Pay and Benefits

In the midst of the greatest outbreak of fires in California history, at least one firefighters union is threatening to strike for more pay and benefits. The reason is jealousy. Firemen make more...

 

Cal State Bar staffer patronized AshleyMadison.com and is Outed

​This morning the Hews Media Group broke a story about prominent California legislators and their staff who use the Ashley Madison adultery website, some of them doing so on government time....

 

National Park Service Shares Ranching History Through "Horse Tales"

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The National Park Service invites the public to tour historic Rancho Sierra Vista on Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. In addition to an optional one-mile hike,...

 
 By Liz Miller    Politics    August 24, 2016

Trump Supporter Kicked out of Rally for Having Dark Skin

Jake Anantha, an 18-year-old college student and Donald Trump supporter was enthusiastic about attending a Trump rally at the Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, last Thursday. He joined...

 
 By Stan Greene    Sports    August 24, 2016

Speedo, Ralph Lauren end Sponsorship of Ryan Lochte

Breaking news, August 22 2016: Sports apparel manufacturer Speedo has ended its sponsorship of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. Lochte, 31, has now lost all four of his endorsement deals. The decision to...

 

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