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Articles from the June 1, 2017 edition

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  • Charges Filed Against Home Invasion Assault/Robbery in Santa Monica

    Observer Staff|Jun 1, 2017

    Last Friday, 90402 was shocked to learn that Imtiaz Tarr, 60, and his teenage son were brutally attacked by two men who attacked them with hatchets, at their home just South of San Vicente Blvd on 19th Street. The attack culminated in a pursuit and a barricade situation, then two arrests. Today, the suspects were charged. The press release is below: Wednesday, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Detectives filed criminal charges with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Airport...

  • Security Breach: How Mobile Apps Can Threaten Your Private Information

    Sara Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2017

    Risking Your Privacy: The Truth About Mobile Security Apps Have you ever worried about the security of the apps on your smartphone? If you have, you're not alone. If you haven't, either you feel you have a mobile security app that you believe can protect your data or it never occurred to you that your device can be compromised by malware or other cyber criminal activity. There are two important truths that all mobile users need to face about smartphone security. The first is that your device -...

  • 115 Los Angeles County Firemen Contain Mandeville Canyon Fire

    Observer Staff|Jun 1, 2017

    Update 10 pm: the fire is 70% contained. Though it came within 200 feet of homes, no structures burned and no injuries. 5 evacuated homes were allowed to be reoccupied. 50 acres burned, 70% now contains dozens. LAFD says brush clearing in the 2900 block of Mandeville Canyon Road caused the fire. Residents and the Los Angeles fire Department reported a large fire Sunday afternoon in Mandeville Canyon. More than 115 firefighters responded to the Mandeville Canyon Road in Brentwood for an expanding...

  • Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Juan Castillo in February in Santa Monica

    Observer Staff|Jun 1, 2017

    Santa Monica Police Chief Seabrooks said after a lot of work and questioning people close to Virginia Park on the evening of Feb. 26th, that they have a suspect in the murder of Juan Castillo. Sherman M. Espinoza, 42, an LA Resident, taken into custody at 2 pm yesterday, May 17th. He was in possession of an Uzi and also a 32 caliber gun probably used to shoot Juan Castillo in the head. The SMPD press release reads: "On February 26, 2017 at about 5:08 a.m.,the Santa Monica Police Department...

  • 73% of Americans Have Financial Regrets. Lack of Retirement Savings is #1

    Zane|Jun 1, 2017

    Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not saving enough for emergency expenses and taking on too much credit card debt. Taking on too much student loan debt is fourth overall, however, it tops the list among older millennials (27-36 year-olds). Fifth overall is not saving enough for your children's education and sixth is buying more house than you could afford. Baby Boomers...

  • Crashed UFO Found in Antarctica, Russian Scientist Claims in Youtube Video

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 1, 2017

    What some say is an outcropping is in fact the portal to a crashed unidentified Flying Object, says a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In a Youtube video with over a million views, he says that if it looks like a UFO and flies like a UFO, it's a UFO. The item is located 1000 miles inland of the United States' large research facility at Ross Island, in a part of the Southern Ice sheet that has retreated in recent decades. Photos of it are available on the internet, courtesy of Google Ea...

  • Man Pleads to Stabbing Employee at Santa Monica Pier Burger

    Observer Staff|Jun 1, 2017

    A homeless man has pleaded to stabbing a Santa Monica Pier restaurant employee multiple times, after demanding food last summer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, entered no contest pleas yesterday to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and one count of second-degree robbery in case SA093841. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham immediately sentenced Gullett to 20 years in state prison. Deputy District...

  • United Arab Emirates Plans to put Men on Mars

    Liz Miller|Jun 1, 2017

    While the United States increasingly puts science on the back burner, the United Arab Emirates is forging ahead with an ambitious program meant to increase knowledge and economic opportunities for its citizens. Their long-term goal is to put men on Mars by 2117. No Arab state has ever launched a spacecraft, but UAE intends to launch its first space probe in 2021 to celebrate the country's golden jubilee. That probe, named Al Amal (Hope), will mark the beginning of UAE's plan to become a...

  • States and Cities Lead Clean Energy Transition in the Age of Trump

    Zane|Jun 1, 2017

    Clean Edge, Inc. has released its eighth annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean-energy activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. As the Trump administration pursues its own conservative agenda on climate and the environment, this year's Index shows that states and cities are playing an outsized role in the expansion of clean energy, transportation, and energy efficiency. In 2016, wind and solar power represented 61% of all new...