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Articles from the April 29, 2017 edition

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  • Poisoned Milk: A powerful performance with the Right Nuance at WeHo's Lounge Theatre

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 29, 2017

    This tightly written tragic/comedy/drama earned a coveted Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for its creator David Lindsay-Abaire in 2007. Ten years later it has arrived on a Los Angeles Stage at the warm and cozy Lounge Theatre starring Toni Christopher, Jordana Oberman, Darcy Shean. Michael Yurchak and introducing Rocky Collins. The story begins with a rather convoluted and often hilarious conversation between two sisters during which one sister admits to her sibling that she recently punched...

  • PAWrometer Survey Uncovers Pet-Related Benefits Are Increasing In Popularity Among U.S. Workplaces

    Zane|Apr 29, 2017

    It's no mystery Americans love their furry friends and increasingly consider pets family members. Banfield Pet Hospital set out to better understand the prevalence, impact and perceptions of pet-friendly workplaces and other pet-related policies in its second annual PAWrometer survey. Spoiler alert: While policies permitting pets in the workplace remain highly favorable for employees, other pet-related benefits like paid pet bereavement leave, general pet-related paid time off (PTO), and paid...

  • Santa Monica High School Conducts "Truth About Drugs Presentation 9th and 10th Grades"

    SMMUSD|Apr 29, 2017

    Editor's Note: It's an open secret that drug and alcohol use is pervasive at Santa Monica High School. There's a sense that the school has to do something about the problem. This is a note we received this morning, from SamoHi Principal Antonio Shelton: As many of you know, it is extremely important that we communicate and make our students aware of the truth about drugs and alcohol. Over the course of this school year, our school community has discussed how we can inform our students about...

  • Riverside County Sheriff Executes Search Warrant On Corona Cemetery Association

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 29, 2017

    The Riverside County District Attorney wants to know where the bodies are buried. Apparently seeking records to prove an allegation that bodies were improperly buried in the "Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery," aka Corona Cemetery Association, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department has served a search warrant on the Corona Cemetery. "Our Real Estate Fraud Task Force is conducting an ongoing and open investigation. At this time, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. If that change...

  • Why Dao Will Lose United Airlines Lawsuit, Even After They Dragged Him Off a Plane

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 29, 2017

    Chances are you've seen the video ten times. Louisville doctor David Dao is dragged off United Airlines Flight 3411, bloodied and screaming, after refusing to surrender his seat for a United employee. Dao said he had paid for the seat, and needed to get home and see patients. But his boarding pass didn't matter to the United terminal staff. They called the cops, who dragged poor Dr. Dao off the plane. Sounds like a good lawsuit, right? The kind any ambulance chasing lawyer would kill to...

  • Major traffic accident closes Topanga Canyon Boulevard.

    Observer Staff|Apr 29, 2017

    An accident has effectively closed Topanga Canyon Boulevard to through traffic Saturday at noon. The collision, just south of Mulholland Drive, at Topanga Cyn Blvd and Woodland Crest, has traffic jammed in both directions and involves multiple emergency vehicles. We will update you as more information becomes available...