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  • Measles Found by LA County Dept of Health at Two Santa Monica Locations

    Stephen Hadland, Special to the Observer|Oct 12, 2019

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating an additional confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident. The possible exposures occurred in Culver City at the Arclight Theaters or at the AR Cucina Restaurant both in downtown Culver City. In Santa Monica, possible exposure occurred at a commercial building at 3201 Wilshire Boulevard or at the Erewhon Market. Measles is considered among the most contagious viruses in the world. About 90% of peop...

  • Millions Rent "The Interview" Online

    Stephen Hadland, Special to the Observer|Dec 29, 2014

    Wisdom has never been a part of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un's education or he would have known that Bad publicity is better than no publicity at all. This proved true for the movie "The Interview" which broke new ground earning over $15 million with online purchases and rentals through Saturday. Shunned by traditional theaters after threats from hackers, the comedy earned nearly $3 million in theaters and was rented or downloaded over two million times since hitting the Web on Tuesday...

  • Sony Suspends Tours

    Stephen Hadland, Special to the Observer|Dec 22, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has suspended tours at the iconic studio lot in Culver City in the wake of continued threats against the studio by North Korea and hackers who were protesting the movie "The Interview" where two journalist were hired to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un The tours have been suspended indefinitely, however they plan to re-evaluate the potential threats after the first of the New Year. Sony along with all Los Angeles studios ramped up security over a decade...

  • Did North Korea "Nuke" Sony?

    Stephen Hadland, Special to the Observer|Dec 1, 2014

    The FBI along with Sony Pictures Entertainment is investigating the source of a cyber attack that took down Sony’s computer network in Culver City last week. Sources close to the investigation believe that hackers working on behalf of North Korea launched the attack because Sony Pictures plans to release “The Interview,” a comedy about two journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The North Korean dictatorship has denounced the film as “undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, as well as an act of...