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Articles from the April 17, 2018 edition

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  • Methane Explosion at Playa del Rey would have a devastating blow to the Economy

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 17, 2018

    The Playa del Rey gas storage field, owned and operated by Southern California Gas Company, was purchased by SoCal Gas in 1953 as field surplus. The storage facility dates back to pre World War Two years, with active wells having been drilled as far back as the 1930's. It is the oldest gas storage facility in Los Angeles. Currently, according to Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, a division of California public Utilities commission 25 of the 54 wells at the Playa del Rey gas...

  • Driveable Daytrips: Father/Daughter SoCal-ing It Up at the Conejo Valley

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Apr 17, 2018

    A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky to spend a few days exploring Conejo Valley for a Father/Daughter Getaway. Now we (sheepishly) admit up until this time we had only driven through this area of SoCal on our way to more "well know" (READ: overcrowded) vacation destinations. But with a few days of R&R on the docket, we decided to catch a break in Conejo Valley. Known as a home away from home, Conejo Valley is located less than 30 minutes from the beaches of Malibu and 45 minutes from Los...

  • Miramar Hotel Proposes Slightly Less Humongous Design at 130 feet

    Observer Staff|Apr 17, 2018

    The owners of Santa Monica's historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows on Ocean and Wilshire unveiled new plans for a major expansion. At least they no longer call for a 21-story tower, reports Curbed LA website. The sleek contemporary design will be only 130 feet tall. Still, the project is major. It will include 312 remodeled guest rooms, 60 market-rate condos, 475 underground parking spaces. At least...

  • Cher: The Beat Goes on with Additional 2018 Dates Added for her Concert Residency

    Daniel Margolis, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 17, 2018

    Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning super star, Cher, whose career in music, theater, television, and films has spanned well over fifty years, purportedly retired in 2005 after her three-year world-wide tour, "Living Proof: The Farewell Tour". During that time, she appeared in three hundred and twenty-five shows before an estimated three million fans. In 2008, Cher came out of retirement, first to perform a concert residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas ("Cher at the...

  • Pilots to be Honored at Museum of Flying, including Dick Rutan and Angela Masson

    Observer Staff

    The Museum of Flying has confirmed the attendance of the 2018 inductees into the California Aviation Hall of Fame. They are Angela Masson, Mike Melvill, Dick Rutan, and Barry Schiff. The Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with a 6:00 pm reception and Dinner and Program to follow at the Museum. Hall of Fame Selection Committee member Ramona Cox will serve as the Master of Ceremony as long-time Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chairman, Nissen Davis has recently...

  • Interview With Sophie Fiennes: Director Of The New Documentary, "Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami"

    Lisa McGill, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 17, 2018

    "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" is a fascinating documentary that provides an intimate glimpse into the life of iconic singer, actress, and model Grace Jones; the film lifts the veil and showcases the superstar as both a woman and artist. Grace Jones has a vast discography spanning over four decades, including the hits, "La Vie en Rose", "Slave to the Rhythm", "Nipple to the Bottle", and "My Jamaican Guy". She is a headliner at music festivals and, to this day, sells out large venues like...

  • Homeless Man Killed in Venice Hit and Run on Speedway and Wavecrest

    Observer Staff|Apr 17, 2018

    4/19: A 32 year old homeless man was killed by a hit and run driver early Thursday morning, police said. Like the victim, the only witnesses to the post midnight incident were other homeless people known to the police. Witnesses say the driver of an SUV discovered he was traveling the wrong way on Speedway, a one way alley paralleling Ocean Front Walk. He suddenly did a U Turn at Wavecrest Way to bring the SUV into the correct direction. But in doing so, he struck and killed a homeless man....

  • Three Injured in Metro Expo Line Collision at Lincoln and Colorado Blvd

    Observer Staff|Apr 17, 2018

    4/19/18: Three people were hospitalized early Thursday morning after their vehicle was struck by a Metro Expo Line Train at Lincoln Blvd and Colorado, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said. An SUV collided with the Expo Line train in the intersection, said Sgt. Frederico of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. That intersection does not have armatures separating traffic from the train. The vehicle's occupants were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital. At least one train passenger was evaluated fo...