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Articles from the January 27, 2018 edition

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  • Satellite Failure Causes Directv Outage in Los Angeles County

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 27, 2018

    DirecTV Los Angeles County experienced a widespread outage Saturday night, reported subscribers. The failure of a satellite caused an outage for DirecTV customers in LA, at about 9:10 pm PST on Saturday night, January 27, 2018. The company is probably aware of the problem and working to resolve it. No one returned The Observer's request for comment. All programming distributed by DirecTV is delivered to its broadcast centers in Castle Rock, Colorado, and Los Angeles, where it is then digitized a...

  • Shore Hotel Santa Monica Welcomes Arts Lovers with a "Stay & Stage" Package

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Jan 27, 2018

    by Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." --Oscar Wilde Last weekend Edible Skinny was lucky enough to check out the “Stay & Stage” Package at Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA in partnership with The Broad Stage. This Package, which welcomes performing arts lovers to Santa Monica is in celebration of The Broad Stage’s 10th season, included a...

  • City Attorney Settles Second Wage Enforcement Suit against Merchants Building Maintenance

    Observer Staff|Jan 27, 2018

    The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office says that it has settled a wage enforcement case against Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC, a janitorial and security services company. Merchants was charged with failing to pay 36 employees their Santa Monica minimum wage. For many months, Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs ("DCBA") – contracted as the Wage Enforcement Division of the City – sent letters that didn't result in full compliance. So the City attorney sued. "As a r...

  • LA March for Equal Rights For Women and Everyone Marginalized in the Trump Era

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 27, 2018

    Saturday, January 21st, 2018, the day that marks the one year anniversary of Trump's inauguration approximately 500,000 people took to the streets of downtown Los Angles, to participate in the annual Woman's March that also took place in other cities across the nation. While the people marched, instead of celebrating his one year anniversary in Mar-a-lago, President Trump remained in Washington to deal with the government shut down that was the result of a dispute between Trump and Congress over...

  • Cruise Begins in Catalina with Breakfast with the Captain, Sails to Ensenada

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 27, 2018

    I can't even tell you why this happened but it surely did. One day I just blurted out to my beautiful bride: "Hey! Let's take a cruise." To my utter shock she instantly replied "YES!" Well now that is all fine but we had both limited time and resources but we were in the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas and we have the great fortune of residing in Southern California where great weather is the norm even in late November so I began my search. It wasn't long before I found the perfect...

  • National Annual Homeless Counts Santa Monica, Westside Population

    Observer Staff|Jan 27, 2018

    In a way, it is a contest no one wants to win. Wednesday night, the Cat of Santa Monica conducted its annual homeless count. The count is expected to show a growing population of homeless people are over 60 years in age, women. College graduates have also increased in size. And of course, a surprising number of homeless are native born residents. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tracks the results in each community to determine the amount of federal funds allocated to h...

  • Your Lego Home is your Lego Castle: First Legoland Hotel Opens in Carlsbad

    Observer Staff|Jan 27, 2018

    Hammers pounding, saws cutting and drills buzzing were some of the sounds heard by the media in front of Legoland Castle Hotel at Legoland California Resort as Merlin the wizard unraveled his scroll officially declaring the Hotel's opening day: April 27, 2018. Legoland California's General Manager Peter Ronchetti and Legoland Hotel Manager Frank Idris also addressed the crowd providing Resort updates and new details about North America's first Legoland Castle Hotel. "It's hard to imagine that...