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Articles from the February 11, 2021 edition

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  • I'm Not a Cat, Lawyer Argues to Texas Court in Hysterical, Must See Video

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 11, 2021

    An attorney who appeared before the 394th Texas Judicial District had to argue that he was not, in fact, feline in nature. The judge assured him that it was some sort of filter, and that his appearance as fluffy, would not prejudice his client. "I'm not a cat," he argued. The court released the video to show how "attorneys were struggling to produce justice during the pandemic," and not to poke fun at attorneys. The video has gone viral and is the subject of numerous internet memes. One of them...

  • David Dudley Jennings Remembered by his Family and Friends for his Kindness, Integrity, Generosity, and Good Humor

    Craig Jennings, Loving son|Feb 11, 2021

    David Dudley Jennings was born January 15, 1925 at Manhattan, Kansas, to Harry Clayton Jennings and Leona Moore Jennings. He had two brothers, Gerald and Harry Jr. Their mother died from cancer when David was three years old and his family moved to Venice, California, and then to West Los Angeles when David was of school age. He graduated from University High School. At age 18 he joined the Navy and served as a radioman on the troop transport ship, "U.S.S. Heywood" in the Pacific Theatre during...

  • You Can't Sop the Beat, an evening of Uplifting Performances and Optismism for the Future of the Arts

    San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce a virtual 2021 Gala, YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT - an evening of uplifting performances and optimism for the future of the arts. YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT will stream on Sunday, February 28, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m., General admission is available for $100.00, with Premier Admission (including an exclusive pre-show virtual green room reception with the gala performers at 5:30 p.m....

  • Dr. Laura Berman's 16 Year Old Son Dies of Overdose, She Posts on Instagram

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 11, 2021

    A 16 year old boy died of a drug overdose Sunday afternoon in the 1000 block of Yale Street, reports Lt. Rudy Flores of the Santa Monica Police Department. The boy was Dr. Laura Berman's son, Samuel. Berman is a psychological therapist who has a syndicated national show. She stated in an Instagram post that her son had purchased prescription drugs via Snapchat and overdosed in his bedroom. "My beautiful boy is gone. 16 years old. Sheltering at home. A drug dealer connected with him on Snapchat...