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Articles from the February 8, 2020 edition

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  • The Conscious Life Expo near LAX, Soundwaves at SMPL in Downtown SM

    Observer Staff

    blackbox @ the edye: Joshua White Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.: Broad Stage (photo) For the last several years, Joshua White has been in demand as one of Southern California's most creative and technically accomplished pianists. Formed in January 2014, the Joshua White Quartet is a bi-coastal group focused on interpreting original compositions, as well as exploring the boundaries of collective improvisation. The JWQ features David Binney (Alto Sax) Harish Raghavan, Hamilton Price (bass) Damion...

  • Iowa Election In Disarray, as Apps Record Inaccurate Results, Red Faces

    Observer Staff|Feb 8, 2020

    Each of the campaigns in the Iowa state primary, or caucus, declared victory, as the phone applications intended to record results utterly failed. The Iowa Democratic Party said that they were not hacked and that they would ultimately count paper ballots. But the Super Bowl of elections, the Iowa caucuses, we're not available to the public into the campaigns and there was finger-pointing to go all around. The Iowa Democratic Party said that there were inconsistencies in the results and that...

  • Topping Off Ceremony on Discovery Building at Santa Monica High School

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 8, 2020

    1/30: Would that I could aligned the world and its intricacies similar to the delightful "Steeling Topping Out" ceremony, - given by the McCarthy Building Companies Inc. on the grounds of Santa Monica High school on Jan 30, 2020. It consisted of having the last steel beam hoisted in place on the new building's steel framework, after the guests, teachers, engineers, structural officials, construction workers, educational officials, Santa Monica politicians and assorted students had signed it....

  • How The Loss Of An Idol Affects Us, Such As The Immortal Kobe Bryant

    Megan Gallagher,|Feb 8, 2020

    On January 26th, 2020 we lost an icon. Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend, was one of eight victims in a tragic helicopter crash. It's one of those types of deaths that leaves you reeling and trying to put the pieces together. Bryant, 41, had entered the NBA straight from High School and played his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. His talent was God given, unique and otherworldly. All over the world, people have praised him and decorated their life with posters of him, stickers,...

  • Photo LA Opening Night to "Benefit VENICE Arts " on Thursday January 30, 2020

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 8, 2020

    Photo LA 2020 took place at the historic Barker Hanger ,3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica on Thursday January 30, 2020 6-9 pm honoring Anthony Hernandez & Benefiting VENICE Arts Photographer Anthony Hernandez is best known for capturing his native Los Angeles in works ranging from street photography to Urban decay. He was honored for his contributions to the legacy, perspective and aesthetics of photography. Public hours for the show was Friday January 31 (11am- 8pm) , Saturday , February 1...