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Articles from the February 15, 2022 edition

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  • Looking for a Unique Way to Say I Love You? Adopt a Zoo Animal for Valentine's Day

    Los Angeles Zoo|Feb 15, 2022

    Looking for a wild way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Show your love with a gift that helps save endangered species and symbolically ADOPT an animal at the Los Angeles Zoo! All ADOPT packages include a personalized adoption certificate and a beautiful photo factsheet of your chosen animal. Plus, ADOPTions at $50 or higher will include a paper-framed 4x6 in. color photograph of an adorable Gerenuk nuzzle! All our resident animals are available for ADOPTion, and all gifts are fully...

  • Omicron Prevented More Deaths than the Vaccine this Winter, According to LA County Public Health Statistics

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Feb 15, 2022

    February 10, 2022 - In a comparison between 5 weeks during last winter's Covid-19 surge and the current now-ebbing surge, while there were far more infections this winter, there were a far large number of deaths last winter. In a span surrounding each surge's peak, there were 24% fewer deaths overall this year and only 10% of the number of deaths per case. Using the following statistics, taken from the LA County Department of Public Health, it is necessary to conclude that the Omicron variant...

  • Criminals are Good; It's Guns that are Bad, According to DA George Gascon

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Feb 15, 2022

    February 8, 2022 - Today our alleged district attorney, George Gascon, boasted about a letter his office sent out to Visa, Mastercard and Amex begging them to cease processing payments made to companies that sell "ghost guns." Ghost guns are made from kits of gun parts sold over the Internet. Lacking serial numbers, they are unregistered and untraceable. "By prohibiting online payments for ghost guns, the credit card agencies can take meaningful steps to improve public safety," Gascon wrote in...

  • After gunshots were heard, Drug Dealers Arrested on 7th and Broadway

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 15, 2022

    2/7/22: At about 9:30 PM SMPD Officers responded to a call about gunshots fired in the area of the 1500 block of 7th Street. A witness told police that he saw a red truck fleeing the area at a high rate of speed, after the gunshots. SMPD officers found a Red Dodge pickup truck and initiated a traffic stop of that vehicle in the 300 block of Colorado Ave. The three men in the vehicle had suspiciously large amount of cash. Police identified the three men in the vehicle as Andres Avelar, 23, of...

  • California's Women Inmates Locked Down Since Christmas Eve

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Feb 15, 2022

    On the 9th, all prisons in California will began 2 week modified program (lockdown), even though this prison, CIW, is already on quarantine due to Covid-19. Who's calling the shots? This Department Operations Center is "made up of doctors and experts" who monitor Covid-19 at each prison and the state prison system as a whole. This command center remotely make decisions about what to do next, hence the arrival of the N95 masks. Last night we, all prisoners, were all given 2 surgical masks and...