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Articles from the March 28, 2024 edition

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  • Inside the Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas Experience

    Chanin Victor, Travel Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    The Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas is the latest gem to adorn the illustrious Las Vegas Strip, integrating iconic Morris Lapidus Fontainebleau bow-tie elements - they are ubiquitous. This modern marvel brings a rich legacy and a nearly seven-decade commitment to excellence that will redefine the quintessential Las Vegas experience. As a sibling to the esteemed Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the glitz, glamour and sophistication you will find in Vegas are synonymous with the Fontainebleau name....

  • Prevent Your Pets From Getting Poisoned: Be aware of common household items and substances that are toxic to pets

    Department of Animal Care and Control|Mar 28, 2024

    It's National Animal Poison Prevention Month and the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) is dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of pet poisoning and providing essential tips to keep our beloved pets safe. Pet owners are encouraged to take proactive measures to prevent accidental poisoning incidents such as: Know the Risks: Be aware of common household items and substances that are toxic to pets: Foods: Chocolate, grapes (including raisins), onions, garli...

  • Are Emails Sent to the Santa Monica City Councilmembers Being Diverted - Or Possibly Deleted?

    John Alle, Special to the Observer|Mar 28, 2024

    Dear City Attorney Sloan, Are all emails sent by constituent residents and business owners to you and/or individual Councilmembers, and our City Manager, received unscreened by a 3rd party or City Staff Member? Are the email addresses listed next to our Santa Monica Mayor and Santa Monica City Council Members, and City Manager, correct, and are their email addresses received and read first by each of them? It is my understanding that over 18,000 letters sent over the last 6 months to individual...

  • Sam Bankman-Fried Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison. There are Murderers in California Who Get Less Time

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 28, 2024

    Sam Bankman-Fried has just been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors and customers. He ran FTX, a brokerage which also sponsored it's own proprietary crypto currency. The 27 year old was convicted of fraud for using depositor funds to back the currency. Alameda Research, ran by his girlfriend Caroline Ellison, developed the crypto currency. SBF was convicted on seven counts. Prosecutors had asked 50 years. His defense attorneys suggested 5 or 6. SBF's lawyers announced that...