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Articles from the February 23, 2021 edition


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  • Man Charged in 40-Year-Old Cold Case of Stabbing Murder in El Monte

    Corva Corvax, Observer Staff|Feb 23, 2021

    February 22 Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives and attorneys in the Cold Case Unit discovered the murderer of a man killed at an El Monte motel in 1978. Anthony Davis, 61, was charged on Friday with one count of murder. On or about January 7, 1978, the defendant allegedly stabbed Rudolfo Chavez, 42, more than 40 times. The murder occured at the Spic and Span motel in El Monte. The vitim was found the next day by a motel employee. The event happened so long ago that the motel no longer...

  • In a Sign That the Pandemic Is Easing, Santa Monica Bus Company Goes Back to Normal

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2021

    The number of Covid-19 cases is declining in LA County. Schools in Santa Clarita opened one day a week Monday. The Big Blue Bus Company in Santa Monica is now charging fares again. Passengers no longer need enter through the rear door. They enter up front and pay the bus driver, again. The number of coronavirus cases and deaths appear to be declining, just as the lockdowns reach a one year anniversary on March 16th. Cases and deaths have fallen 70% in six weeks. MTA busses in Los Angeles remain...

  • Martian Video You May Have Shared is not Actually From the Mars Perseverance Rover

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2021

    2.21.21: A highly convincing video with over 26 million views on Twitter and Facebook, appears to show the Mars Perseverance Rover on the Martian surface, with audio. While Perseverance will ultimately broadcast audio and video from the Martian surface, the video now going viral is not actually from NASA at all. While NASA did land Perseverance on Mars, many on the internet are unintentionally sharing a false video. The 26 second fake video claimed to be from Mars Perseverance rover goes viral....

  • Local Youth Score Big with Online Chevron Soccer Academy

    Jenny Macintosh, Corporate Affairs, Chevron|Feb 23, 2021

    Chevron Open Goal Project and Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) are taking their in-person, professional-level training digital with Chevron Soccer Academy Online Training – a program designed to integrate the drills, skills and fun of physical soccer camps into today's socially-distant new normal. Since 2018, the mission of the Chevron Soccer Academy (CSA) has been to create accessible soccer opportunities for youth and provide the proper resources, knowledge, and support system for players...

  • The Female Serial Prison Rapist

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Feb 23, 2021

    There was a female serial rapist. A female serial rapist, a prison rapist, raping women in a women's prison, VSPW, while I was there! She was big. She was ugly. A black female. Tall, a bit older. She looked the part. She went in and out of ad-seg due to receiving SHU terms serious violent incidents. Her series of rapes began before I even came to prison. It continued as she came out of the SHU and landed in the unit I was in. I was a unit worker called a 'porter.' I saw the name on the daily...

  • Tiger Woods Sustains Major Injuries in Rollover Car Crash at Genesis Invitational in Rancho Palos Verdes

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 23, 2021

    Golf legend Tiger Woods was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in a car crash near the Genesis Invitational Gold Tournament in Rancho Palos Verdes early Tuesday morninb. The accident involved only Woods' vehicle, which rolled down the side of a hill and appeared to have been crush. The sheriffs department corrected and said that the jaws of life were not used. Speaking at a press conference, a Sheriff's spokesman said Woods was rescued through the vehicles windshield. They said it was...