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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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  • Half Pound of Marijuana Found in Car Driven by Rasual Butler the Night he and his Wife Died

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2018

    Police sources say the Range Rover driven by Rasual Butler the night he died, contained over half a pound of high grade commercial marijuana, and that Butler had been smoking it when he drove his Range Rover off a bridge and into a shopping center on Ventura Blvd in Studio City. Based on evidence found in the vehicle, Butler had also consumed other drugs the night of his death, though exactly what will have to wait for toxicology reports. But it was obvious that the pair had been "hot boxing"...

  • Scottrade Bank to Close Santa Monica Branch on February 17th

    Observer Staff|Feb 1, 2018

    Scottrade Bank NA has formally announced that it's branch on Wilshire Blvd near 5th Street is closing in February. Scottrade was purchased by TDA Bank/ TD Ameritrade last year, and two branches within 3 city blocks of each other are redundant. Scottrade was a discount brokerage firm that operates both online and at branches. The company offers an electronic trading platform for the purchase and sale of financial securities including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts,...

  • Genesis Open: Golf Champs Hope for Sunny Skies & a Swinging Follow Through

    Robert C. Butchko, Observer Sports Writer|Feb 1, 2018

    "Hit it straight, get it on the green, get it in the hole." Golf is that simple for Dustin Johnson, who returns to the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open February 15-18. Johnson, who first achieved the status of top-ranked player in the world following his win here last year, is defending against a strong field that includes many players just behind him in the rankings, as well as the looming figure of Tiger Woods. Johnson was not in the field this past week at Torrey Pines in San Diego...

  • The Leader of the Band Retires from Orchestra Santa Monica

    Orchestra SM|Feb 1, 2018

    After 27 years of music-making in Santa Monica, Allen Robert Gross, will be retiring from his current position as Music Director and Conductor of Orchestra Santa Monica. Following his service as conductor of the Santa Monica Symphony for 21 years, Gross founded Orchestra Santa Monica in 2012 where he has continued to create life-enriching music for musicians and audience members alike. "It's been an honor and a privilege to make music in Santa Monica for twenty- seven years", says Gross. "I...

  • Local Resident Kim Watzman, 45, Dies in Chopper Crash

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2018

    Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, of Santa Monica died in a Newport Beach helicopter crash on Tuesday, said the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's said the other 2 who died were 56-year-old Brian R. Reichelt of Hollywood, Florida, and Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, of Newport Beach. Watzman, the manager of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood, was remembered as a world traveler, a dog rescuer, and a person with a zest for life. "She was working very hard at Resort management," said a friend. She was...

  • Harold Pinter's 'The Hothouse' more than little crazy.

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2018

    "The Hothouse" was written by Nobel Prize for Literature winning playwright Harold Pinter and is now onstage with the Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale, California. Dual casts are directed by Nike Doukas and what is delivered is dark and powerful and utterly captivating; an exploration into the world of torture and mind control under the guise of mental health care. Roote is the head of the institution, the man in charge, the guy at the top. All responsibility resides ultimately with him only...

  • Super Blue Blood Moon: An Extraordinary Lunar Trifecta Dazzles Stargazers Across North America

    Daniel Margolis, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 1, 2018

    Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018, marked the first time in over 150 years that a "Super Blue Blood Moon" traversed North American skies. A "Super Blue Blood Moon" is an extremely rare celestial phenomenon that consists of three lunar events occurring simultaneously: a "Blue Moon", a "Blood Moon", and a "Super Moon". There are differing definitions of a "Blue Moon", but the most widely accepted today is that when two full moons fall within one calendar month, the second of the two full moons...