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Articles from the March 8, 2022 edition

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  • Michael Edward Morrisette, 61, Mentor to Many, Father Husband and Son to His Family, Dies on Feb. 14, 2022

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 8, 2022

    Michael Edward Morrisette, age 61, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on February 14, 2022 at Torrance Medical Center. He was surrounded by family and at peace with his end, which came after six grueling months in the Intensive Care Unit struggling to overcome odds that eventually became overwhelming. Some people affect the lives of the public in very public ways, elected to office or presiding over large corporations. Others are no less influential although they may not have names that...

  • Gascon's Feel-Good "Justice Reform" Policies Are Illegal and Have Had Devastating Consequences

    Kathy Cady, Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Mar 8, 2022

    Violent criminals hurt individuals and endanger the public. California law allows sentencing enhancements/allegations to be filed when the criminal also inflicts great bodily injury (Penal Code 12022.7), uses a deadly weapon (Penal Code 12022(b)(1)), uses a gun (Penal Code 12022.53), commits the crime for the benefit of a gang (Penal Code 186.22), or when they have prior felony convictions for crimes of violence (Penal Code 667(a)(1) and 1170.12). Allegations show the gravamen of the offense....

  • No More Masks Indoors in Los Angeles County Even for the Unvaccinated Starting March 4

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 8, 2022

    March 3, 2022 - Health officials have moved forward the date for ending the mask mandate in Los Angeles county, removing the mask requirement for most situations starting Friday, March 4. Masks have been required indoors ever since March of 2020, two years ago. For a brief period during the spring of 2021 the fully vaccinated were allowed to take their masks off in indoor situations. But the Delta variant surge starting in the late spring put an end to that indulgence. The modified Health Order...

  • A Group of Russian Soldiers in Kharkiv Captured In Elevator After Ukrainians Turn Off The Power.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 8, 2022

    A patrol group of 10 Russian soldiers were captured in an elevator by Ukraine territorial defense, claims the Eastern European news website 24 Visegrad. A security camera captured this photo of the soldiers, who look like they've just realized their error. They were apparently trying to reach the rooftop to take up sniper positions. The oldest rule of warfare, after all, is take the high ground. "A team of Russian soldiers wanted to use the elevator to reach the roof of an office building. The...