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Articles from the May 15, 2017 edition

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  • Bret Michaels Releases Emotionally Charged New Single And Video "Jorja Bleu" On His Daughter Jorja's Birthday

    Zane|May 15, 2017

    During the sold-out tour with Def Leppard, legendary rock star Bret Michaels was inspired by his unconditional love for his daughters to write and shoot a very raw, inspirational and emotional song and video for and about his youngest daughter and the song's namesake, Jorja Bleu. The song's release date happens to also be Jorja's birthday. Following in her father's philanthropic footsteps she has requested that a portion of the proceeds from the song will go to St. Jude's Research Hospital. The...

  • PaintCare California kicks off the first 2017 event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 in Santa Monica

    Kim Beeler|May 15, 2017

    For PaintCare, the nonprofit organization running the California Paint Stewardship Program, it's Earth Day every day! Even so, PaintCare California is kicking off its first free, one-day events of the season on Earth Day in Santa Monica. Additional events will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Hemet, May 20 in Santa Clarita, June 10 in Lake Los Angeles and June 17 in Mariposa. Specific details may be found here: PaintCare holds one-day events in various parts of the state...

  • International Cheer Union Receives Provisional Recognition by International Olympic Committee

    Zane|May 15, 2017

    The International Cheer Union (ICU) today expressed its appreciation to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its decision this week providing provisional recognition to the ICU. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in the United States, the ICU began its journey to be recognized six years ago when it first applied to the IOC. The ICU's mission is to positively advance cheerleading throughout the world. The organization has steadily built its membership and now has...

  • The Wackiest Pet Names of 2017: We Like Empress Tzu Tzu and Colonel Mustache

    Zane|May 15, 2017

    The votes have been tallied and the results are in – Dunkin Butterbeans nosed out Farrah Pawcett and Fiona Penny Pickles in the dog division, while Little Booty Ham Sandwich purred past Obi Wan Catnobi and Winston Purrchill in the cat category to earn the distinction of the Wackiest Pet Names of 2017. Each year, Nationwide, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection p...

  • Hollywood Stars Set to Shine at Dubai's largest Beauty Show and Trade Fair

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|May 15, 2017

    The Beautyworld Middle East is the region's largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing. The annual showcase has built a reputation of attracting the largest brands and the biggest names in the professional beauty business. Now in it's 22nd year, Beautyworld Middle East will take place from 14 - 16 May 2017 in Dubai, UAE. This year, the show is expected to welcome over 37,000 visitors from 131 countries and featured over 1,500 exhibitors from 60...

  • What's a Nice Robot Girl Like You, Shooting In A Place Like This?

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|May 15, 2017

    Robot inspires. This is an amazing tale of true passion, deep love and a rare ability to overcome some typically devastating adversity and emerge a real winner. This my friends is inspiration at its very best so if you would like more happiness and success in your life please read on. Ever notice that the images you see on the cover of Glamour Magazine or any similar publication dedicated to beauty and fashion look nothing like those images in your selfie collection? There are reasons for this...

  • Video: UFO Crosses Sky Over California Desert on Wednesday Afternoon, May 3, 2017

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff|May 15, 2017

    One thing is for sure: This one is no fake. Who could create such a bright light in the sky for 2 minutes? Seeing is believing, and this is the clearest UFO video we have seen in years. A UFO flying over head in the California Desert at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, has been posted to Youtube by a user calling himself Frank Zappa. The famous musician has been dead for ten years, so it seems unlikely that Zappa himself posted it. Though Zappa did name his daughter, the subject of "Valley Girl," Moon...

  • Power Vault Explosion Causes Structure Fire in New, High Density Santa Monica Apt. Building

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff|May 15, 2017

    After an underground electrical vault exploded and burned, 34 Santa Monica Police and firemen put out a structure fire at Broadway and Lincoln Blvd. on Monday night, May 8th. Two injured residents were taken to local hospitals in stable condition The fire began in the parking garage at the 1447 Lincoln building, managed by Lincoln Property Company . "The situation is static," said Captain Patrick Nulty the Santa Monica Fire Department's Public Information officer. "They experienced an explosion...

  • Santa Monica Homeless Count Shows 26% Increase in Homelessness

    Constance Farrell, PIO, City of SM|May 15, 2017

    The City of Santa Monica conducted its annual Homeless Count on the night of January 25, 2017 in sync with the rest of L.A. County. The results were presented to the Santa Monica City Council this evening at its May 9 meeting. Results show an increase of 193 individuals over last year or a difference of 26%. Here's a look at top line metrics, which will be further informed by the outcome of countywide numbers expected in June from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). · The 2017...