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Articles from the October 8, 2016 edition

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Donald Trump Boasts of Sexual Conquests in Surreptitiously Taped 2005 Interview.

In a video obtained by The Washington Post, Donald Trump talks about "grabbing kitties" , abusing dogs, and other animal abuse. The video of Trump bantering with Billy Bush, host of "Access...

 

How Italians and Americans Really Eat: the "Mangia Mindset"

People think they need to travel thousands of miles for an authentic Italian meal, but the secret is just as much about how you eat, as what you eat. This year, Bertolli is encouraging Americans to...

 

LA County Sheriff Deputy Shoots Man with Knife at 4th St and Colorado Metro station

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department officers shot a knife wielding man at the 4th Street and Colorado Expo Line Metro station at 12:55 pm Tuesday afternoon. The train was closed West of the 17th...

 

Lancaster Sheriff's Deputy Steve Owen Killed in a Burglary/ Hostage Situation

Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Sergeant Steve Owen and his partner responded to a 911 from a woman who said there was a burglary in progress at an apartment building in the 3200...

 

RAND Joins the War on Terror With Half a Billion Dollar Federal Grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected the RAND Corporation to operate the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, which will conduct technical and operational research and...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    October 8, 2016

SMC Conducts Two Week Boot Camp Called "English Academy" to Expedite Transfers

Imagine skipping a year of pre-college English, because you made it through a two-week boot camp called "English Academy." It sounds too good to be true, except that 213 Santa Monica College (SMC)...

 

Ohio Politicians Sell Lake Erie to Farm Bureau for $1.2 Million

An environmental group has charged that political campaign investments by the Ohio Farm Bureau (OFB) have allowed corporate agriculture interests to control Ohio's environmental policy to the...

 

Smoking Samsung Phone Forces Evacuation of Flight on the Ground in Louisville, KY

A smoking samsung Galaxy Note phone forced the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight on the ground Wednesday in Louisville, KY. Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was...

 

Souplantation Goes Chapter 11, Will Close 20 or 30 restaurants, None in So Cal

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation, based in Rancho Bernardo, owns and operates 123 Souplantation and Sweet Tomato restaurants in the United States. The first location opened in Grantville in 1978....

 

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