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Articles from the October 9, 2017 edition

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 By Observer Staff    News    October 9, 2017

Sept. 20th Shooting Results in Charges Filed against Hector Jehova Bonilla

On September 20, 2017 at about 3:14 p.m., residents reported a shooting near 20th Street and Pico Blvd. Witnesses said Hector Jehova Bonilla exited an SUV, and got involved in a verbal confrontation...

 

YogaWorks On Montana Avenue Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary

This week saw the land mark celebration of YogaWorks 30th Anniversary on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. To celebrate this special day, they held a successful open house. Guests were served delicious...

 

Monopoly Guy Sitting Behind Chairman Smith at the Senate Equifax Hearings

Mascot from the boardgame Monopoly is photobombing the hearings on Equifax's massive data breach. Sitting behind Chairman Richard Smith is a dude in a monocle, bushy white moustache and top hat. The c...

 
 By Grace Smith    Schools    October 9, 2017

SMC Debate Team Wins PSCFA Regional Award at El Camino College

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to announce that the SMC Speech and Debate Team won several awards at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) "Warm Up" Tournament held at...

 

Death of a Mountain Lion: P-41 Dies in the Verdugo Mountains

Mountain Lion P-41 Found Dead in Verdugo Mountains By Kate Kuykendahl, NPS. The mountain lion known as P-41 was found dead yesterday on the edge of the Verdugo Mountains, near the Shadow Hills...

 

The choice begs the question: Are City Parks for Chaos or Community?

"Championing justice is not charity work. It is not meant to make anyone "feel good." And this idea that we should "win people over" by watering down our principles and approach confuses social moveme...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    October 9, 2017

No Way Out: A Modest Proposal to Lower Greenlandic Suicide Rate

By American standards, it is a big problem in a small country. Greenland has the world's highest suicide rate, 50 per year in a population of around 56,000. This yields a suicide rate of nearly 1 per...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 9, 2017

Air France Flight from Paris to Los Angeles Suffers Engine Failure Over Greenland

An AirFrance Airbus 380 flight from Paris to LAX suffered a major engine problem over Greenland on September 30th, but was able to land safely in Canada. On 30 September, Air France flight 66 en...

 

Dove Soap Posts Provocative Ad on Facebook, Showing a Black Woman Becoming White.

Dove Soap, a division of Unilever, posted an ad on Twitter that many saw as racist. It shows a black woman removing a brown shirt to reveal a white woman. "I cannot conceive of how anyone at Dove...

 
 By Todd Savvas    Health    October 9, 2017

The Rise of the Feminine Side

Some people aren't too surprised to hear about the news that men in power have used that power to take advantage of women for their own benefit. Those least surprised are women. But when did it...

 

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