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Articles from the April 11, 2016 edition

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 By Observer Staff    News    April 11, 2016

Will Smith Shot and Killed in Road Rage Incident

Will Smith, 34, former defensive end for the NFL's New Orleans Saints, died of "multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident in the City's Lower Garden District. New Orleans City Police...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 11, 2016

Malibu: Surfers rocked by 2.6 Magnitude Earthquake

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning six miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 9.3 miles. According...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 11, 2016

Two Years Later, California Ramp Nears Completion

Despite criticism from the local pundit class, including yours truly, Caltrans appears to be nearing completion of the California incline, reasonably on time and within its $4 billion budget. The...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 11, 2016

President Obama in LA for Democratic fundraisers

It's always such fun when President Barack Obama's motorcade is in town. As he and his entourage visit rich Hollywood celebrities to raise money for "House and Senate campaigns," you will be expected...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 11, 2016

Man Stabbed to Death at "Step Up on 5th" Street.

An hour before dawn on April 5, a man was stabbed to death. No one saw it but the murderer. Officers responded to a homicide call at 1548 5th Street, Apt. 408. The building is a homeless halfway...

 

Santa Barbara Symphony's 'Sounds Of The Ocean'

Any one who has had the privilege of enjoying a night at The Granada Theater and listening to the renown Santa Barbara Symphony knows that it is night to cherish for always. Under the skilled,...

 
 By AP    News    April 11, 2016

Cal State Univ. May Avert a Strike

California State University management and the California Faculty Association said on Wednesday in a joint statement that they're putting strike preparations on hold as they give contract talks...

 

DEMOLITION manipulates, shocks and examines in a tapestry of unpredictability

Leave it to Jean-Marc Vallee to deliver yet another emotionally intense and introspective character driven film. Leave it to Jake Gyllenhaal to once again put his chameleonic skill set to use to deliv...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 11, 2016

UCLA Sports Roundup: Best Week of the Year

If you are a UCLA sports fan this weekend and next week may be the best time of the year. The baseball, softball, track and field and men's volleyball teams will be in action Friday through next...

 
 By Reuters    Arts    April 11, 2016

Springsteen cancels North Carolina show over transgender law

Rock star Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled a weekend concert in North Carolina to protest a new state law barring transgender people from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity,...

 

Dodgers Elated with Puig's Fast Start

There's no doubt that Yasiel Puig has a lot of baseball talent. But he's been so erratic with the Dodgers that he's inspired opinions from columnists and fans that he should be traded. But what's...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 11, 2016

Dragon Brings Expandable Workspace to ISS

The SpaceX Dragon docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. Its cargo includes a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the ISS in its cargo, which will dock to the station...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 11, 2016

City Alley's Absorb Water in a Storm

Ever wonder why Santa Monica's streets are so well maintained, while the alleys are generally as broken up as rural roads? Technically, the City of Santa Monica's alleys are County of Los Angeles...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    April 11, 2016

Spaceship Lands at Sea

After several unsuccessful attempts to land an unmanned rocket on a football field-sized floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean, Elon Musk's SpaceX finally successfully completed it Friday afternoon....

 
 By UPI    News    April 11, 2016

Boston Globe prints fake anti-Trump front page

The Boston Globe printed a mock front page Sunday, ripping what the paper's editorial board called Donald Trump's "flippant and reckless" White House run and contending his vision for the country is...

 

Elderly Man Missing in Marina del Rey

Authorities on Thursday sought the public's help in locating a 78-year-old man who was last seen 15 days ago in Marina del Rey. Howard Bruce Vein was seen about 8 a.m. March 30 leaving the marina...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 11, 2016

Santa Monica, SMMUSD Sued For Redistricting

In an attempt to force the City to change its Charter from city-wide to districted Council and School Board elections, several groups have sued Santa Monica alleging civil rights violations. And the...

 

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