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Articles from the May 8, 2017 edition

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  • Healthy Climate Alliance Announces Bold Goal - 300 ppm

    Zane|May 8, 2017

    We have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate; We have the key technologies to achieve it: 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050. We, as a society, have a moral obligation to leave our children a healthy climate, similar to what our grandparents had. We have the responsibility to develop and deploy the technology to cool the earth and remove the excess carbon from the atmosphere to restore our planet's climate while we are reducing emissions. About the Healt...

  • Study Reveals Shifts in Vocabulary Since 2016 Presidential Election

    Zane|May 8, 2017

    While the 2016 Presidential election left Americans split across party lines, there is one thing the majority can agree on – more than half (53%) of overall Americans now feel more informed about current affairs than before the Presidential election. When looking at responses broken down by political party, a study released by found that exactly 58% of both Democrats and Republicans agree (vs. 50% of independents) they are more informed now about current events as compared with p...

  • Jordan Herrera and Sharieff Reed of SMC Finish First, Second in Conference Finals

    Grace Smith, SMC|May 8, 2017

    Results of the SMC Corsairs Men's Track and Field Team as well as the Women's Track and Field Team in the Western State Conference Championships held this weekend at Moorpark College. The Santa Monica College Corsairs Men's Track and Field Team took third place. The 4x100 Meter Relay kicked off the track meet with a spectacular victory, posting the second fastest time in the state with a 40.83. The team was led by Devyn Deckard, who handed off to Sharieff Reed, then James Rincon, and finally to...

  • Deborah Cox is Nothing Short of Hypnotic in a Great Show That's Better Than Hamilton.

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2017

    Experience love, magic, beauty, fear, humor, jealousy, triumph, mystery and nearly every imaginable human emotion along with one of the best vocal performances on earth in the explosive masterpiece of theatre they call "The Bodyguard" currently at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. From its unprecedented way over the top forever unforgettable beginning to its soft and somewhat melancholy yet spectacularly beautiful conclusion "The Bodyguard" is a show that grabs the audience fully and never let's...

  • Downtown Los Angeles Center Studios Receives Sustainability Awards

    Zane|May 8, 2017

    Los Angeles Center Studios has been recognized for overall savings in energy management as well as recognition for the highest percentage of savings in energy management. LADWP officials and City leaders recognized the above-and-beyond efforts of top non-residential customers who completed major efficiency and conservation projects and received rebates in the previous calendar year. These endeavors salute the Mayor's Sustainable City pLAn goals in Energy Management, Water Management,...

  • The Nursing Skills Gap Continues to Grow, as does the Job Market for RN's

    Zane|May 8, 2017

    Chances are, all Americans have felt the care and impact of a nurse at some point in their lives. As National Nurses Week kicks off to recognize the efforts of nurses across the country, CareerBuilder is releasing a new study that explores the growing demand for – and demands on – this critical segment of the workforce, and how this is impacting nurses' job satisfaction. Nursing jobs are increasing at an accelerated rate. CareerBuilder's analysis of the labor market shows the number of nur...

  • Judge Won't Stay Corona Cemetery Lawsuit, Pending Criminal Investigation

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2017

    5/1/17: Riverside County Superior Court Judge Sharon Waters denied the Corona Cemetery Association's motion to stay a civil, class action lawsuit against it pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. 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 last week served a search warrant on the Corona Cemetery. The cemetery moved the court for a...

  • Exit Polls: Emmanuel Macron Won French Presidential Election by 2:1 Margin

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|May 8, 2017

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, 39, will be the next President of France. He is projected to get 66.1% of the French vote, Le Pen will receive 33.9% according to exit polls. Macron is in favor of European integration. He wants France to remain in the E.U., The Eurozone, and NATO. He is a French politician, senior civil servant, and former investment banker. Ideologically he is characterised as a centrist and a liberal. A wild celebration ensued when the exit polls were released. Marine L...