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Articles from the February 7, 2017 edition

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  • Tiger Woods is back at the Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open Golf Tournament

    Robert Butchko, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 7, 2017

    Riviera Country Club is bringing back Tiger Woods for the first time in ten years and introducing a raft of changes for Westside golf fans. When the newly-renamed Genesis Open tees off on February 16, 2017, it will have its greatest star power in years and what it hopes will be a streamlined fan experience. At a January 23rd press conference, Tiger spoke of making his tour debut at Riviera at the age of sixteen. "I've never felt a club that heavy in my life," he said. "I realized I have so far...

  • The Johnson Amendment and a Looming Threat of Christian Sharia Law

    Liz Miller, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 7, 2017

    Donald Trump has decided that he wants to "get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment." What does that mean for America? The Johnson Amendment, passed in 1954, is a tax code provision that prevents 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from conducting political campaign activities to intervene in elections to public office. First presented by then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, the amendment was completely noncontroversial at the time, and continued to be noncontroversial for most of the...

  • Catholic and Evangelical Leaders Object to EPA Nominee

    Zane|Feb 7, 2017

    More than 70 Catholic and Evangelical leaders, backed by nearly 500 pro-life Christians from across the country, have written an open letter to President-elect Trump asking him to withdraw the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and name someone with a better record of protecting human life from pollution. The full letter is below, along with the names of the 70 faith leaders (to add your name, go to Dear President-Elect...

  • Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation to Donate $700,000 to Charities after World Marathon Challenge

    Zane|Feb 7, 2017

    Toronto native Jonathon Fischer, will be one of the first Canadians to compete in the grueling World Marathon Challenge which commences Monday, January 23rd in Antarctica. Competitors in the World Marathon Challenge must complete 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. Aside from Antarctica, this year's destinations include Punta Arenas, Miami, Madrid, Marrakech, Dubai, and Sydney. Competitors will run 183 miles, spend 59 hours in the air and fly approximately 24,000 miles. JDFF will donate...

  • Attorney Jonathan Stein Says Santa Monica Actually Lost the Fight to Close the Airport

    Jonathan Stein|Feb 7, 2017

    The best legal recourse is a writ of mandate action in Los Angeles Superior Court. Resident organizations or residents from LA and Santa Monica should be plaintiffs. This is a 50-50 shot and time is short. A writ of mandate will void the City approval and end this 12-year nightmare. There are three primary reasons the City Council action was unlawful. First it violates the City Charter, specifically Measure LC for "local control" adopted by a 60% vote in 2014. This will be explained below....