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Articles from the March 25, 2017 edition

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  • 'The Snow Geese' a family story in review, written by Sharr White and Directed by David Melville

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2017

    The story is set in November of 1917. Elizabeth Gaesling [played by Melissa Chalsma] is the recently widowed family matriarch. Her and other family members gather at their hunting lodge for some partying and hunting but there is a lot of stress tearing away at the family fun. Elizabeth is clearly still suffering the loss of her husband, while Duncan Gaesling has joined the military and is preparing to enter the raging bloody World War One and his younger brother Arnold has discovered very...

  • Firemen Save Dog From Burning Santa Monica Apartment With CPR, Oxygen Mask

    Observer Staff|Mar 25, 2017

    3/21/17: Santa Monica Firemen rescued a dog named Malu, who had been overcome with heat and smoke, from a fire in a 2 story apartment building across 7th Street from the main entrance to Santa Monica High School. Santa Monica firefighters were able to revive the dog. Fireman Andrew Klein and Captain Eric Himler, pictured performing CPR on the dog, both work on Engine 1 in downtown Santa Monica. From the SMFD's press release: During the fire fight, Firefighters searching the interior for victims...

  • Half of Americans Say CEOs Have a Bad Reputation

    Zane|Mar 25, 2017

    Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today's CEOs and corporate leaders as "bad," according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, which has identified movement, trends and insights in a changing corporate reputation landscape for the past 18 years. Only one-quarter of the public rates CEOs with "good" reputations; 26 percent are neutral. According to the Harris Poll study, which polled more than 23,000 U.S. adults, Americans cite trusted, ethical and accountable as...

  • 20 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

    Zane|Mar 25, 2017

    What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau of Labor statistics to identify the 20 worst paying jobs for women in America. The 20 jobs with the lowest pay equity between men and women range from first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers, a job in which the typical woman earns 72.8% of male earnings, to personal financial...

  • Say Aloha to a New Los Angeles Staple - Poke (pronounced POH-kay)

    Vildana Hajric|Mar 25, 2017

    Mainland Poke, a hip fast-casual restaurant offering Hawaiian raw fish salad better known as poké (pronounced POH-kay), opened its fourth location last week in the heart of Santa Monica. While Los Angeles has plenty of poké options, Mainland distinguishes itself by offering fresh sushi-grade fish and seafood that is neither frozen nor marinated. Scoops of crimson fish cubes are stacked on top of rice and crisp vegetables and dressed with a variety of sauces. At Mainland, meals are c...

  • Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration

    Zane|Mar 25, 2017

    The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. Throughout 2017 to April 2018, the 100th anniversary of Fitzgerald's birthday (April 25, 1917) will be celebrated across the world with prestigious exhibits, a trove of new music releases and myriad independent tributes and concerts. Fitzgerald's remarkable career and...

  • Hollywood Movie and TV Actors with Disabilities Joined Thousands For Inspirational ReelAbilities Film Festival

    Zane|Mar 25, 2017

    A blind state supreme court justice. A deaf teen girl who word slams in sign language. An inner-city schools basketball coach born without fully-formed arms. A double hand amputee meets the love of his life who doesn't see his disability. These stories and more were told at the largest and most unique film festival in the country celebrating the lives and art of people with disabilities (PWD), the ReelAbilities Film Festival held March 9 – 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. More than 10,000 people a...