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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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  • SamoHi Theatre Knocks Em Dead with "The Addams Family Musical"

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams ("When You're an Addams"). Uncle Fester stops the Ancestors' return to their graves to enlist their help. He explains that Wednesday, under protest, has invited her new (normal) boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, and his parents, Mal and Alice, to dinner. While torturing Pugsley on a rack, Wednesday admits that love is pulling her in a...

  • Leafies and Weedies and Rubies, Oh My! – Glimpses Behind the Scenes at Birch Aquarium

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    Anyone who thinks the world has been combed over and all its mysteries have been figured out should take a plunge into the ocean. Even today, NOAA declares that over eighty percent of our ocean remains unexplored. ( And you don't have to dive particularly deep to find questions no research has yet been able to answer. Many such questions linger around the seahorse's relative, the seadragon. Until recently, there were only two known species of...

  • Fire at 305 Alta Scorches House in 90402, reports SMFD

    Mar 5, 2020

    Santa Monica Fire companies responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of a residence at 305 Alta Avenue. This on Thursday February 27, 2020, at 2:36 p.m., The first arriving engine company found a well involved attic fire and started an aggressive coordinated attack on the fire. The fire required a second alarm structure fire assignment for additional resources and was controlled in 33 minutes. The Santa Monica Fire Department committed six engine companies and a truck company. Los...

  • Michael Epstein Falls in Love, Adopts Cambodian Dog, Does Comedy Album with Dave Chappelle

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    The whole world knows about "Hollywood" right? It is impossible not to have some awareness what with annual award shows like the Emmys, the Grammys and of course the Oscars. And the whole world is inundated with television shows, feature films and these days streaming video from Netflix, Hulu and so much more. And then there are the movie and TV stars, mega names such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Emma Watson and so forth and so on. But there are a whole lot more...

  • Buttigieg, Steyer, Klobachar Out of 2020 Presidential Race in Close Succession

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has suspended his presidential aspirations. He will announce tonight that he is dropping out of the race. He will deliver a speech on the importance of "Unity" The "also ran" candidates such as Buttigieg are under tremendous pressure from the party establishment to head off a disastrous Bernie Sanders nomination, by coalescing around Sen. Joe Biden, 77. At just 38, Buttigieg has a tremendous political future at least potentially. His youth and the fact...

  • Long Lines of Young (#berniesanders) Voters, Glitches Reported in California Super Tuesday Primary

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2020

    California voters had an entire week to make it to the polls in the State's Super Tuesday primary. But many voters waited until the last day, Super Tuesday, to vote. And good for them, because many who voted early voted for candidates who dropped out of the running for US President: Amy Klobachar, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer. Results from California indicate that Bernie Sanders won about 29% of the States primary vote. This puts the Democratic Socialist 7 points ahead of Biden, in the #2 slot...