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Articles from the April 3, 2019 edition

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  • So Cal Edison Science Scholarship awarded to Samohi Senior Katie Richards

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 3, 2019

    3/26: At a presentation today, So Cal Edison surprised SamoHi Senior Katie Richards with a $40,000 college scholarship from Edison International to pursue STEM education. Breanna Snyder, Katie's engineering teacher, described Katie's scientific article as "excellent." When Katie is not pursuing STEM, she is editor in chief of the Santa Monica High School year book and president of the Harry Potter Club. Edison International president and CEO Pedro Pizarro lauded the senior for her prowess in...

  • Los Angeles County Bans Monsanto's Roundup In the Wake of 2 Huge Jury Verdicts

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 3, 2019

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors banned the use of any glyphosate-type weed killer on county property pending more information about the chemical's potential health and environmental effects. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the popular weed-killer Roundup, a product of Monsanto. To date, two California juries have determined that glyphosate caused the cancer alleged by plaintiffs. In 2018, Dewayne Johnson was awarded $289 million for the terminal cancer he asserted had been...