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Articles from the March 7, 2020 edition

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  • "Spock's Brain" Actress Marj Dusay Dies at 83, She was Remembered for Soap Operas as well

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2020

    Soap opera actress Marj Dusay has died at 83, says Elizabeth Perine in a Facebook post. Her stepdaughter posted that Marj "passed away peacefully" in her sleep on Tuesday. "She was quite a woman and had quite a grand life. She was deeply loved and will be deeply missed," Perine said in a Facebook post. I'm sure she was a more than competent actress, but the 1968 episode entitled Spock's Brain, in which Dussay starred, is widely regarded by Trekkies as the worst of the series. After NBC had...

  • Size Matters! Modi Delivers and a $3 Billion Deal is in the Bag!

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2020

    February 24 was a sight to be seen at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel Airport in Gujarat, India. The Air Force one landed in India and US President Donald Trump descended down the steps greeted by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and a sea of Indians. In what will go down in history, as possibly the largest gathering for any head of state anywhere in the world. 129,000 thousand Indians welcomed President Trump at the world's largest sporting venue in the world, the Motera stadium....

  • Jay Leno and Dr. Miriam Adelson Honors the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Gala for American Friends of United Hatzalah

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2020

    On Thursday February 27, 2020 Jay Leno (former host of The Tonight Show) and Dr. Miriam Adelson (keynote speaker) honored the Friends of United Hatzalah 2nd Annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. United Hatzalah is the largest independent, non-profit fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that dispenses the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel with the help of their amazing iconic ambucycles. The...

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti Declares Local State of Emergency over Coronavirus in City of Los Angeles

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2020

    This could be much better than we expect, or much worse that we expect. We simply do not know. But we need to be much more educated on what to tell people who come to a library, We're working with customs and border protection to protect travelers, provide more hand sanitizing stations, and screen all international travelers who've been to China in the last 2 weeks. Mayor Eric Garcetti Declares local state of emergency in City of Los Angeles. LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, speaking for...

  • Despite Online Petition to Delay LA Marathon, Race Officials and Authorities Say the Race Will Go Sunday

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 7, 2020

    Despite declaration of a local public health emergency, crowds will gather for the annual Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday March 8, 2020. "The marathon will go forward because there is no reason for it not to go forward," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters Friday. “We are not currently recommending the suspension of any large public events, including the L.A. Marathon,” Barbara Ferrer, director of LA County Public Health Department, said in a statement Thursday. “The public can conti...