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Articles from the March 25, 2020 edition

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  • Trump Tweets Coronavirus Shutdown Will Last Only 15 Days and End on Monday, March 30, 2020

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2020

    Tweeting last night what many of us have been thinking about Covid-19, that the cure is worse than the disease, US President Donald J Trump tweeted last night that the shutdown will last no more than 15 days. Today the stock market fell another 4%, and the major indices are now at about the levels they were when Trump was elected in 2016. The president has used the stock market as a measure of his success as president. "WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF," Mr. Trump tweeted...

  • CVS Announces it will Hire 50,000 Drivers, Deliverymen, Counterhelp, Pharmacist Assistants

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2020

    CVS Health has announced that it will fill 50,000 positions. Demand for CVS Counter services has greatly expanded due to the Coronavirus emergency. There are 3 CVS Health locations in Santa Monica. CVS Health said it plans to immediately fill 50,000 jobs across the U.S. to keep up with a demand for over-the-counter medicines, prescriptions, and other items during the coronavirus outbreak. In a news release, CVS called it "the most ambitious hiring drive in the company's history." The major...

  • "What Would You Say to Americans Who Are Scared?" Draws Angry Response from US President

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2020

    At the Coronavirus Task Force briefing from the White House, a daily briefing from the White House, US President Donald J. Trump was asked by Peter Alexander, an NBC reporter, what he would say to Americans who are scared. Trump, apparently referring to something written by Peter, called him a "terrible reporter." Reporter: "What do you say to Americans who are scared. Nearly 200 dead, 14,000 sick, millions scared." Trump: "I say you are a terrible reporter, that's what I say." "We're trying to...

  • You picked a fine time to leave us, Kenny Rogers. Dead of Natural causes at 81

    Stan Greene, Observer staff writer|Mar 25, 2020

    I met him once in a bar in Santa Barbara in 1983. I was barely old enough to get into the bar. I walked up to him and said "Kenny Rogers?" Yes he said thank you for all the music all these years I said and shook his hand. Kenneth Ray Rogers, 81, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. On March 20, 2020, Rogers died under hospice care at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a representative for the singer...