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Articles from the May 5, 2021 edition

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  • Prison STALKER Encounter Leaves Amber Shaken

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|May 5, 2021

    I'm in an earnest, sober state of mind. I've asked to block 'D.B.' from the entire email platform and placed on the BLACKLIST!! I've put people on the list before, but this man is the worst!! HE is my first real stalker!! I would not think I could be violated by email. You can. Last week, the weirdo wrote me, claiming he 'KNEW' me once before... He is/was!! He believed we were/are in a LONG LOST RELATIONSHIP, a couple who had simply lost contact!! He was angry that I'd not contacted...

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Announce that they are getting Divorced, after 27 years of Marriage

    Observer Staff|May 5, 2021

    Bill and Melinda Gates jointly announced Monday that they will end their 27 year marriage. In a tweet from Bill Gates' account signed by the couple, the Gateses said that the decision came after a "great deal of thought and work." The tweet says: "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all...

  • San Diego DA Frees Street Gangs to Roam; California State Bar Fails in its Job; Federal Judge Bans a New California Gun Control Law and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|May 5, 2021

    Courts & Rulings Suit over disclosing officer’s personnel file not a SLAPP An anti-SLAPP motion does not lie where a suit was brought based on conduct in prior litigation, the Court of Appeal for this district held yesterday, saying that the act of revealing the plaintiff’s personnel file without judicial authorization was not protected conduct because it was a misdemeanor. The opinion by Justice Gail Ruderman Feuer of Div. Seven reverses a decision by Ventura Superior Court Judge Vincent J....

  • California Loses a Seat in the House of Representatives: So Why Are We Zoning For 1.34 Million More Housing Units in Southern California?

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|May 5, 2021

    Every eight years, California's Department of Housing and Community Development comes up with a magic number of additional residents moving to the state for which the area must plan. The way they arrive at this number is shrouded in mystery and bureaucratese. For the future period of 2021 to 2029, HCD decided that Southern California had to plan for an additional 1.34 million more housing units. Officials all over the region were ordered to figure out how to shoehorn in this much housing. The So...

  • Major Gas Leak at Lipton and Berkeley; At Least 8 Square Blocks of Santa Monica Without Power, Gas

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 5, 2021

    4/30: A major natural gas leak near the intersection of Lipton Avenue and Berkeley Street, has caused an eight-block area of Santa Monica to lose electrical power and natural gas. Residents as far west as 24th Street reported that they could smell natural gas. The outage began at about 6 p.m. on Thursday April 29th, and had not been resolved as of 4 p.m. Friday April 30th. An excavator hit a 16" pipeline underground. "It's like a car wreck down there," explained a Southern California Gas Company...

  • Former LAX Police Chief, Ex-Councilman Named to New SM Oversight Commission

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|May 5, 2021

    Eleven local residents – including one former councilmember, a retired Los Angeles Airport Police Chief, two current city commissioners and two young adults – have been appointed to serve on Santa Monica's newly-created Public Safety Reform and Oversight Commission (PSROC). PSROC is the first civilian oversight body for the Santa Monica Police Department, city officials. It was formed in early January, six months after local residents presented the City Council with a number of police ref...

  • We Don't Need Everyone Vaccinated in Order to Reopen

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|May 5, 2021

    In his latest newsletter, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin wrote, "The sooner people get vaccinated, the sooner we can more completely reopen businesses." His implication is that only once a threshold percent of the population receives their Covid-19 vaccination may society return to pre-pandemic norms. The notion that a return to normal social behaviors depends on the agreement of a very large segment, if not the totality, of the population agreeing to an injection that is,...

  • Some Republicans Rush to Endorse Caitlyn Jenner for Governor of California After Recall of Gavin Newsom. Me, For One

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|May 5, 2021

    About 15 years after California's last Republican Governor, elected in a recall, complained about all the "girly men" in Sacramento; the leading Republican candidate in California's next recall election is, well, a girly man. As a Republican, I couldn't be happier about it. At a 2011 graduation, Arnold Schwarzenegger jokingly shared with Cal Berkeley graduates his secrets to success in America. "Rule number three: Marry a Kennedy," he said. Marrying into the Kardashian family was a brilliant...

  • GBK Hosts the first Gifting lounge in honor of the Oscars, post the pandemic

    Preity Upala|May 5, 2021

    Los Angeles, 4th May 2021. The Oscar awards are the highest recognition of talent and performance to the entertainment industry. After more than a year of lockdown, GBK hosted the first Celebrity Gifting suite in honor of the Oscars post pandemic from Wednesday the 21st April to Saturday the 24th April . The 2021 eON Mist Sanitizer Pre-Oscars lounge presented by GBK Brand Bar at the La Peer hotel this year teamed up with premiere brands from all around the world to gift the most innovative and...