Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the February 21, 2019 edition

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  • Police Chief on upgraded Homeless Liaison Program: The Cannots and Will Nots

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 21, 2019

    by Alyssa Erdley In a video released on Wednesday, Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud informed the public of the steps being taken by her department regarding the homeless on the street. The department's Homeless Liaison Program (HLP) consists of 8 police officers, one sergeant, and a worker from the Department of Mental Health. The unit now operates 7 days a week, often starting as early as 4 am. In the video, Sergeant Erika Akulfi explains that the mission of the HLP is to "create a...

  • Toxic Masculinity: #Metoo Movement Demands Mural of Leda and The Swan be Reburied at Pompeii

    AP, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 21, 2019

    The #MeToo Movement, or certain of its leaders, have demanded that archeologists rebury a "sexist and patriarchal" depiction of the mythological figure Leda and the Swan. "The mural shows a dangerously outdated version of the power relationship between men and women. The lack of consent, while mythological, may be easily misinterpreted as women's positive response to unwanted sexual overtures. It needs to be back where it was for the last 19 centuries: #MeToo" tweeted Alyssa Milano. From CNN:...