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Articles from the May 2, 2022 edition

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  • Actor Johnny Depp Says Amber Heard Has Borderline Personality Disorder in Recording She Made

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    In a video recording, actress amber Heard tells Johnny Depp that he flicked a cigarette on her. He is asked if it's true that he put out a cigarette on her skin. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor denies it. "But she's certainly not screaming out in pain as if a cigarette is being put out on her. That's ludicrous," he adds. It was right after the Venice film festival. We were at the Toronto Film Festival.... I didn't want to argue, I didn't want anything but to end the marriage in the kindest...

  • Coyote Jumps Toddler, Bites Her Face on the Beach Near Huntington Beach Pier Thursday

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    A young girl was bitten in the face by a coyote on the beach. The attack happened a few hundred yards from the Huntington Beach Pier Thursday evening at around 10 PM. Security camera video captured the assault, as the toddler's mother sat with her back turned watching waves roll in. She turns to see the girl crying, after the 5 second interaction. The girl was hospitalized briefly, but was not seriously injured. Huntington Beach Police Department says an officer shot at the two coyotes reportedl...

  • Major League Baseball Suspends Trevor Bauer for Two Years, Over Allegations of Domestic Abuse

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    Trevor Bauer has been suspended for 324 games, which is two years, over allegations that he abused his girlfriend. "Trevor Bauer receives 324-game suspension for violating MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy after an investigation into allegations of sexual assault," said MLB in a statement. "In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league's domestic violence & sexual assault policy. I am appealing this action and expect to p...

  • What Changes Does Elon Musk Plan to Make to Twitter? More free speech, he says

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    Those on the left view Tesla billionaire Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter with foreboding. The set that wants people like Tim Cook and Jack Dorsey to regulate the rest of us, don't want to give the world's richest man the keys to the castle. "He sells cars in China," tweeted Nancy Cosgrove. "What if they ask him to ban Uyghur activists?" "It's important to emphasize that beyond Musk's statement that he will improve Twitter by "authenticating all humans," it's not clear what he means. At least...

  • Assaults on Police Up: 627 Batteries Committed Against Los Angeles Police Officers and 219 Assaults with a Deadly Weapon Last Year

    Los Angeles Police Protective League|May 2, 2022

    Los Angeles, CA-Last night, on 60-Minutes, FBI Director Christopher Wray elevated what front-line law enforcement officers have been experiencing; Police officers are being targeted for assault and murder for simply being in the law enforcement profession. "Some of it is tied to the violent crime problem as a whole. But one of the phenomena that we saw in the last year is that an alarming percentage of the 73 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were killed through...

  • Swimming in Santa Monica Storm Drains is Unsafe Due to Pollution. So Why are These Children Swimming In Them?

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    It isn't safe to swim in storm drains in California. They carry dirt and disease down to the ocean. It's especially unsafe to swim there shortly after storms. And yet, people do it anyway. Including children. The photos accompanying this article were shot on Sunday April 24, 2022. A beautiful day with 80 degree weather. I hate to be a spoil sport, but their parents should've kept these kids out of the ocean. There are no posted signs saying don't swim, at the ocean end of the storm drain...

  • Wow: Nancy Pelosi Makes Surprise Visit to Kyiv to Meet Zelensky in Ukraine Capital During War with Russia, May 1

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 2, 2022

    Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi pulled off a surprise visit to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine on Sunday morning. She walked through the streets of the besieged capital with Ukrainian president Volodomyr Zelensky. He tweeted: "Meeting with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives @SpeakerPelosi in Kyiv. The United States is a leader in Ukraine's strong support in the fight against Russian aggression. Thank you for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial...