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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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Mexican Crooner Juan Gabriel Dies at 66 in Santa Monica

Tributes have come in from Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, for the man known as Juan Gabriel. Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, 66, was a Mexican singer and...

 

Facebook Southwest Ticket Scam: No free tickets for 90th Anniversary

Southwest airlines is not giving away free tickets for its 90th anniversary. This is a scam that has been around periodically since 2011. The scam says that if you share the link with 15 friends after...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    September 1, 2016

Chris Brown Arrested for Assault With a Deadly Weapon On Woman Brown Calls "a Stalker"

Update 5 pm PST: R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday after a woman claimed he threatened her with a gun, Los Angeles police said hours after officers arrived at the entertainer's Tarzana...

 

$170,000 in Grant Money Given SMC Faculty, by Santa Monica College Foundation

The Santa Monica College Foundation says it has awarded a total of over $170,000 for a "President's Circle Award for Innovation and Progress", four "Chair of Excellence" grants, and 22 "Margin of Exce...

 

Federal Judge Refuses to Block New California Vaccine Law

A federal judge has refused to block a new California vaccination law, which eliminates an exemption based on the parents' personal beliefs. The law requires children in both public and private...

 

Some in Congress Oppose Saudi Arms Sale Proposed by Obama Administration

Congressman Ted Lieu (D Los Angeles) has led a 64-member bipartisan group in writing to President Obama in opposition of a proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The group of legislators believe...

 
 By OVFF Press Release    Events   

The Other Venice Film Festival October 7-9, 2016

Filmmakers from the area and abroad - including Australia, England and Germany - descended on Venice for three days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discuss...

 

Actor Gene Wilder Dead at 83. So Long, Willy Wonka

Iconic comedy actor Gene Wilder, has died at age 83. Wilder is probably best remembered by many for his role as candy tycoon Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." He...

 

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