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Articles from the May 5, 2017 edition

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  • Rocky Collins is Making It as an Actor on the Hollywood Stage

    Ron Irwin|May 5, 2017

    I have spent my entire life to some extent in and around the entertainment industry. My dad was a band leader and drummer. When I was only 5 years old I was a model and apparently some level of actor because I once even performed a small role at the prestigious Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In my early teens I spent a couple of weeks with the amazing songstress Jane Morgan at her summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. But before that I even did a mini magic show before a live audience and got...

  • City Council Makes It Illegal to Pick Up Your Kid from Santa Monica High School

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 5, 2017

    We have warned before that the Santa Monica City Council has declared all out war on the automobile. Specifically, they intend to remake Lincoln Blvd south of the 10 freeway, so it looks as much as possible like Montana Avenue or Ocean Park Blvd. The Santa Monica City Council has now approved a concept for Lincoln Streetscape Re-DesignLINC including the following change: - Street parking will be eliminated at peak traffic hours on the corridor to make way for municipal buses, which have their...

  • Santa Monica Landlord Pays $30,000 In Harassment Case Over Claimed Unpaid Rent

    SM City Attorneys Office|May 5, 2017

    Note: This is a City Attorney Press Release. The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office has reached a settlement with former local landlord Sean Gharib. Under the terms of the deal, Gharib will pay the City $30,000 to settle the City's pending harassment lawsuit against him. Gharib previously owned a single condominium unit in a complex on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. The condo was being rented out, for more than 30 years, to a longtime tenant named Nina Edwards. The City sued Gharib in Santa...

  • Chipotle Under Investigation after Unauthorized Activity on Payment Processing Network

    Zane|May 5, 2017

    Chipotle may be struggling again, this time in the wake of a hacking problem. On April 25 Chipotle revealed that it had "recently detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports payment processing for purchases made in our restaurants" and that the extent of the breach was unknown but an investigation was ongoing. The Company further advised that customers "should closely monitor their payment card statements" for unauthorized charges and notify their issuing bank if such activity...

  • Southern California Farmers are Eligible for Technical and Financial Air Quality Assistance

    Zane|May 5, 2017

    Technical and financial assistance is available through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help farmers and ranchers in Southern California to make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is made available through NRCS's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP applications are accepted year-round, but interested producers need to be ready by May 26, 2017, to be considered for this year's funding. To be ready for EQIP...

  • The French Elections: The Impossible Presidential Candidate

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|May 5, 2017

    I am referring of course to Emmanuel Macron, one of the contenders for the top job at the French presidential elections. This election has turned out to be one of the most unpredictable and dynamic in the history of French politics .The entire world is watching and the result will affect the global political sphere. On the one side we have Marine Le Pen, leader of The Front National, a far right Nationalist party. And the other, independent centrist, Emmanuel Macron, who leads the EnMarche! Fran...

  • Prince Phillip to Retire from Public Duties, Buckingham Palace Announces

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff|May 5, 2017

    When the entire British royal family was been summoned to a meeting at Buckingham Palace, the initial response was someone must have died. No, tweeted the Royal Press Office. The Queen and Prince Phillip were alive and well. What then? Lord Voldemort has returned? Flags at the Palace were not at half mast. The entire staff was also been summoned. Emergency meetings of this nature do happen, but are uncommon. After what seemed like a long wait, it was announced that at 95, Prince Phillip is...