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Articles from the January 13, 2018 edition

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  • For 38 Minutes, Hawaii Residents Thought Bombs were On the Way

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 13, 2018

    Some on Twitter profess that it happened just at the moment when shifts at the National Guard changed. The White House says it was not a Federal drill, but a State drill. The State of Hawaii reports it was a drill that got away. "Didn't pot just become legal in Hawaii? Thought so" tweeted one person on social media On Saturday morning. 1.2 million Hawaii residents received a message that said "Balliistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawaii. Take Shelter. This is not a drill". Given that Kim Jong...

  • "Arabian Nights" Opens Pure Magic, with a Genie played by Michael James Scott

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 13, 2018

    The pure magic begins with the song "Arabian Nights" and with the Genie played by Michael James Scott who is unbelievably powerful, energetic and pure fun along with the full Company establishing the where and when of the story. It is a spectacular start and it only gets better. Aladdin portrayed by Adam Jacobs is a street urchin filled with energy and charm but lacking in truth and honesty. He eventually acquires a very magic lamp from which the Genie appears and grants Aladdin three wishes....

  • Santa Monica City Attorney and Other Prosecutors Kiss and Makes Up With eHarmony

    Observer Staff|Jan 13, 2018

    eHarmony, one of the largest and oldest dating websites in the United States, has agreed to change its website and sales practices to better protect California consumers. The company was founded by Christian clinical psychologist Neil Clark Warren and emphasizes religion in some of its advertising. It promotes enduring positive values, such as faith, long term marriages, love and family. The conservative internet company was dumb enough to open an office in liberal Santa Monica. City Attorney's...

  • Motor Scooters Run Amok in Santa Monica, Authorities Say

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 13, 2018

    Motor Scooters Run Amok in River City Paparazzi photographed Baywatch actress Charlotte McKinney riding one down Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier. Tourists ride them, and SMC students love them. Motorized scooters seem to be everywhere in Santa Monica lately. We all love them, and authorities need to regulate anything we love, right? Late last year, the Santa Monica City Attorney's has filed a criminal complaint against Bird Rides,which offers motorized scooters for rent in Santa Monica....

  • California Marks 170 Years of Independence From Mexico & the "Capitulation of Cahuenga."

    Observer Staff|Jan 13, 2018

    Today is the 170th anniversary of the treaty of Cahuenga, which resulted in brief California independence and then US statehood the next year. Pico Blvd is named after the last Spanish governor of California, Andres Pico. Like nearly all the Californios, became an American citizen with full legal and voting rights. Pico later became a State Assemblyman and then a State Senator representing Los Angeles in the California State Legislature. The Treaty of Cahuenga, also called the "Capitulation of...

  • Library Presents Spirit of the Sixties; Considers the Constitution

    Santa Monica, Public Library

    Library presents Spirit of the Sixties: Then & Now with Francesco Da Vinci Santa Monica Public Library presents Spirit of the Sixties: Then & Now, a multimedia presentation with Francesco Da Vinci, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2:00 pm in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Photojournalist and peace activist Francesco Da Vinci offers a multimedia presentation on the changes brought about during the 1960s – from civil rights to the peace movement ...

  • George Bye to discuss Electronic Aviation and the Future of Flight

    Observer Staff

    The Santa Monica Airport Association and the airport's Museum of Flying will host a public event on Saturday, January 20. featuring George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, who will discuss the benefits of electric flight and the future of flight training. The museum will provide a special $5.00 admission from 9:30 AM to 11:00 am. Bye's presentation will begin at 10:00 AM. Bye is the creative innovator behind Bye Aerospace, which he founded in 2007, and has two decades of experience as an aerospace...