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Articles from the March 21, 2022 edition

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  • Russian Iskander Missile Destroys "Retroville" Shopping Mall, Apartment Buildings Near Kyiv

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2022

    Update 3/21/22: Shelling hit residential houses and a shopping district in Kyiv's Podil district late on Sunday, killing at least eight people, city authorities said. "According to the information we have at the moment, several homes and one of the shopping centers [were hit]," city mayor Vitali Klitschko said on his Telegram channel. He said rescue teams were putting out a large fire at the shopping centre, while other details are still to be confirmed. The Kyiv department of the state...

  • Ukraine Military Claims to Have Killed All but One Member of an Elite Russian Regiment With 2000 Members

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2022

    The 331st Guards Parachute Assault Kostroma Regiment, is an elite Russian paratrooper unit who's history goes back to 1946. Apparently, they tried to parachute or otherwise enter Kyiv. All but one member were reportedly killed, and he is in hospital, writes Ukrainsky Pravda. It is not clear whether all 2000 paratroopers in the unit, took part in the combat near Ukraine's capital. The Russian Ministry of Defense has not commented on the report. "The regiment took part in the 2022 Russian...

  • Municidal City Council Demolishes Parking Structure 3 to Hurt Small Businesses and Increase Housing Glut

    Melissa Toomim, Melissa Toomim for Congress|Mar 21, 2022

    On Monday, March 14, 2022, the City of Santa Monica began the process of tearing down Parking Structure 3 in downtown Santa Monica. Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association (SMBOA) lost its court battle to preserve the parking garage located on 4th Street, between Arizona Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. The demolition is the culmination of the city's battle to destroy small businesses along the Promenade and downtown, which are served by the garage. Mayor Sue Himmelrich and other members of the City...

  • Do Dogs Grieve?

    Marcia Mayeda, Animal Care and Control|Mar 21, 2022

    The other night my husband and I were talking about one of our past dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Isabella, who passed away several years ago at 14 years of age. When we mentioned her name, our Golden Retriever, Rebecca, raised her head and looked around the room. She clearly recognized Isabella's name and remembered her. Now eleven years old, Rebecca came to us as a rambunctious five-month-old puppy after she had been surrendered by her owners at our Lancaster Animal Care Center. She and Isabell...

  • What you Need to Know about the Lacey Act Amendments and How it Will Affect Your Pet

    USARK|Mar 21, 2022

    Please note that the Lacey At amendments found in the America COMPETES Act have not passed! Many of our answers address "what if" they pass. Q: How do we know about this issue? USARK found and exposed the Lacey Act amendments buried in the nearly 3,000-page HR4521 on January 28. As awareness spread, many other groups began releasing alerts, too. USARK thanks every person and group who has worked to oppose this action! Q: What bill(s) are we against? USARK does not oppose HR4521 (America...

  • Amber's Living Straight!! I Mean S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T!!

    Amber Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Mar 21, 2022

    I'm on the verge of an early release and resentencing! Yes, I'll be free very soon! I'm excited! May God bless my path as I make plans and contemplate what I will be doing. One theme keeps popping up. I've watched so many women return prison! That's made me an expert on successful reentry. Stop doing wrong, illegal sh*t! Hello! WTF? I already live by this rule within these walls. However, I'm taking it to the yet another level. See, I plan to be a millionaire. I'm planning on starting several...

  • Continued Panic Porn from Los Angeles County's Barbara Ferrer as Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Plummet

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Mar 21, 2022

    March 18, 2022 - Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health did her best to angle toward continued fear of Covid-19 and the importance of public readiness to get vaccinated and wear masks even as she noted the county had reached a "low risk level" per guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control. Yesterday there were on 36 Covid deaths and 495 people hospitalized. This is compared to deaths counts in the 80s and hospitalizations topping 4,800 during the...

  • Tale of two cities: Grocery Store Shelves Well Stocked in Kyiv, Empty in Moscow

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2022

    3.18.22: The West has imposed sanctions on Russia for its attack on its neighbor Ukraine, and this has apparently had some effect. Adam on Twitter has posted contrasting images of supermarkets in Kyiv and in Moscow. A friend in Russia was in the supermarket last night and sent me this photo," tweeted Adam. Others report a blooming black market in Russia. Stores in Moscow and e-commerce are freezing prices on some goods, Russian Telegram channels reported. Luxury brand stores carrying Western...

  • "My Text in English (NO WAR) was intended for the Western public, so they would know that Russians are against the War too"

    Novaya Gazeta,|Mar 21, 2022

    From Russian magazine Novaya Gazeta: The editor of Channel One, Marina Ovsyannikova, became famous all over the world when, during the broadcast of the evening program "Vremya", she unfolded a poster with words about the hostilities in Ukraine and the lies that are poured into the eyes and ears of Russians from television screens. So far, she has been fined 30,000 rubles for this action. In an interview with Novaya Gazeta special correspondent Ilya Azar, Ovsyannikova spoke in detail about the...

  • Deputy Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Killed in Action in Mariupol, Ukraine

    Observer Staff, Russian Wire Reports|Mar 21, 2022

    During the fighting in the Mariupol region, the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, captain of the first rank Andrey Paliy, was killed. This was reported by the governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev and the senator from Sevastopol Ekaterina Altabaeva . The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has not officially confirmed the death of Paly. Paliy graduated from the Kiev Higher Naval Political School in 1992 with a degree in social psychology. The following year, according to...

  • Children's Zoo North of Kyiv Reports Animals are Dying of Cold and Hunger

    Ukrainsky Pravda|Mar 21, 2022

    The XII Months Contact Zoo, located in the village of Demydiv in the Kyiv region, has requested a humanitarian corridor to supply food to the wards and evacuate transportable animals. This from the owner of the park, Mykhailo Pinchuk, on Facebook "We need green corridors, we need to deliver food and diesel, help who can....we need green corridors for the delivery of rubber aid and for the evacuation of transportable animals." The zoo reported that the animals were dying of hunger and cold....

  • Santa Monica City to Demolish Parking Garage 3, But Will Anyone Invest in Affordable Housing When the Site is Clouded in Litigation?

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Mar 21, 2022

    March 18, 2022 - The City of Santa Monica prevailed against local business owners in its goal to demolish Parking Structure 3 on 4th Street downtown, but the site remains embroiled in litigation. The Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association still has a lawsuit pending against the transformation of the site from parking into supportive housing. Originally, Superior Court Judge Michael Beckloff granted an injunction against demolition, on grounds that the California Environmental Quality Act had...