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Articles from the April 25, 2022 edition

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  • Ukraine Army Pulls Off Raid 100 Miles Inside Russia, Sets Second Oil Depot on Fire.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2022

    An oil depot is on fire and the probable cause is a raid by Ukraine army helicopters. The fire is in about 100 miles Northeast of Kharkiv, Ukraine in Bryansk, Russia. Secondary explosions at a different location, perhaps a mile away from the location of the first fire, were visible on Twitter and Telegram. "An oil facility directly responsible for the flow of #Russian oil to Europe is on fire in #Bryansk, #Russia. Next to it, just a few km away, a Russian military base is on fire. Glory to #Ukra...

  • Rite Aid on Wilshire Blvd to Close Store Permanently. New Trader Joes to Open in Downtown Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2022

    On Friday, April 29th, Trader Joe's will open a new Santa Monica location on 4.29. The new store is located at 500 S Broadway. Moments before doors open at 8am, there will be a brief ceremonial ribbon cutting. Store Captain Jose Mendez and Trader Joe's Crew Members will be on hand to welcome customers. The 16,000 square-foot store will be the third Trader Joe's in Santa Monica. Its interior will feature artwork highlighting California beach vibes, including the 3rd Street promenade, pier, bike...

  • Video of Putin Gripping Table Feeds Speculation that he has Parkinson's Disorder

    Apr 25, 2022

    It was first reported in November 2020 that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Parkinson's disorder. The 68 year old has grown increasingly pale and seems strained during public appearances. In a recent televised interview, he was seen to be gripping the edge of a table, as if fearing his hands would start to tremble and reveal his condition to a hostile world. Video tape is making the rounds of a recent televised meeting between Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Putin where officially he...

  • Ralph's Bagger Slugs a Customer After Complaint About Homeless People Begging in Front of Santa Monica Grocery Store

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2022

    A Santa Monica native was attacked by a bagger at the Ralph's grocery store on Cloverfield, when he complained to the manager about two vagrants blocking the entrances. The vagrants were a man and a woman with a child, and were holding up whiteboards asking for money. The customer (we'll call him Thomas), complained about it to the manager. She shrugged her shoulders and said "What do you want me to do about it?" "Thomas" told her to ask Security to remove them. He them proceeded to do his...

  • Celebrate International Turtle and Tortoise Week by Learning about North American Turtles

    Zoo Med Laboratories|Apr 25, 2022

    Welcome to the 10th annual International Turtle and Tortoise Week™! In honor of 10 years of this turtle-ly awesome shell-ebration, we are paying homage to the theme that started it all: turtles around the world! We're partnering with the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation group to highlight turtles and tortoises from a different continent each day, starting with North America today. North America is known for many things, from cold winters and delicious lobster on the East Coast to the chill a...

  • Woman Wanted for Robbery and Felony Hit and Run, Arrested for Catalytic Converter Theft in Santa Monica

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 25, 2022

    Two men and two women were arrested for catalytic converter theft near Colorado Blvd and Harvard Avenue in Santa Monica. The four were booked for Grand Theft Conspiracy. The theft of catalytic converters has become a serious problem in California. The thieves fence the anti smog devices at scrap metal yards, which pay up to $300 for the semi precious metals inside, which include palladium and rare earths. Replacing them can cost more than $3000 for the vehicle owner. One suspect, later...