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Articles from the January 22, 2021 edition

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  • Heavies from the Political Past and Present Recommend Recall of California Governor Newsom

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jan 22, 2021

    After eleven months of varying stages of lockdown in the State of California and during a botched local delivery of COVID vaccine, a campaign to recall Governor Newsom appears to be gathering steam. Newsom has been the target of recall efforts almost since he took office, but this one appears to have legs. With 1,495,709 valid signatures required, over a million signatures have already been collected. The campaign has until March 17 to reach its goal. "Voters are angry, and they have a right to...

  • Los Angeles Police Union is Aghast at Spike in Homicides and Shootings

    Los Angeles Police Protective League|Jan 22, 2021

    Los Angeles (CA) Last night, Chief Michel Moore released new statistics on the shocking increase in shootings so far this year, compared to last year, with South Los Angeles suffering from the largest impact in the surge in violent crime (as shown in the LAPD charts above). The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued this statement in response: "Two pandemics are ravaging Los Angeles right now; both are dangerous and deadly. COVID is spreading rapidly in L.A. while shooting victims are up...

  • Vaccinated Los Angeles County Firefighters Are Seeing Less Covid-19 Cases

    Battalion Chief Roland Sprewell, LA County Fire Dept|Jan 22, 2021

    The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) has experienced a drastic decline in the test positivity rate and number of individuals out sick with COVID-19 within its workforce. "With a nearly 75 percent acceptance rate in our Department, the COVID-19 vaccine is allowing us to keep our first responders on track to stay as healthy as possible during these most challenging times of the pandemic," said Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby. "With the second dose of the vaccine now being given to our team mem...

  • Thick Fog Pictured Rolling Into Santa Monica Bay Monday Evening

    Observer Staff|Jan 22, 2021

    Local resident Steve Beauregard caught this photo of fog rolling into Santa Monica Bay Monday evening. The fog was unusually think and marked a change in the weather from unseasonably warm, to windy, to rain. Fog is a common weather phenomenon along the entire coastline of California extending south to the northwest coast of the Baja California Peninsula, says Wikipedia. The frequency of fog and low-lying stratus clouds is due to a combination of factors particular to the region that are...

  • Fashion Forward Actress and Super Model Eugenia Kuzmina Sets The Trend Wearing The New Must Have BlocAid Gloves

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Jan 22, 2021

    Actress and stunning fashion model Eugenia Kuzmina was seen today on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, where the much in-demand actress made a quick stop heading to the airport. Eugenia has appeared in many movies, graced magazine covers and is a fan favorite on the comedy stage, pre-Covid she could be found performing at Hollywood's leading comedy clubs where she performs an uncanny and hilarious set as soon to be ex-first lady, Melania Trump. For her much anticipated new film project, she is...

  • It's Harder to Avoid Meth Than to Get it in Prison

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jan 22, 2021

    I doubt many stop to ponder what types of issues a prisoner might be dealing with during this pandemic. Unless you know someone in prison, why would you? We actually have a lot of the same issues, you and I. Our schools are closed. Our store is out of a lot of things due to supply chain disruption. Many of us can't go to work due to quarantine. We can't have visits with anyone. Many of us are addicts in danger of relapse. In prison, a lot of things come down to sheer will and how determined you...

  • Intact Woolly Mammoth Tusk Found in Siberia

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 22, 2021

    Russian scientists announced that a 12,000 Year old Mammoth tusk had been recovered in Siberia. The find is believed to have been exposed by melting permafrost last summer. The woolly mammoth coexisted with early humans, who used its bones and tusks for making art, tools, and dwellings, and hunted the species for food. It disappeared from its mainland range at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 years ago. Isolated populations survived on St. Paul Island until 5,600 years ago and on Wrangel...

  • South Los Angeles is experiencing a murder epidemic, as Murder in the First 3 Weeks of 2021 Up 150 percent

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 22, 2021

    Sunday night, 1/18, the Los Angeles Police Department sent two rather shocking tweets. Victims Shot in South LA are up 742% compared to last year, says the LAPD. And homicides are up 150% in the first two weeks of 2021, over the same period in 2020. "Tonight, we are saddened to share some shocking crime stats," reads the tweet from LAPD HQ. "16 days into 2021, and Homicides in South LA are up 150% compared to last year. " "It's our shared responsibility-law enforcement, community members and...