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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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  • UCLA students struggled with unlocked doors during shooting

    Observer Staff, AP|Jun 2, 2016

    UCLA (AP) -- In the minutes after a fatal shooting at a UCLA engineering building, panicked students seeking a safe place to hide used belts, cords and other items to try to secure doors they said did not lock. There was no where for them to run and nowhere to hide. With rumors swirling that there could be as many as four shooters, senior Daphne Ying, 21, and others struggled to secure a door that swings out into a hallway of the building. They tied one end of a long cord to the doorknob and...

  • Professor Shot by Student at UCLA Identified as William S. Klug

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 2, 2016

    Aeronautical engineering professor William S. Klug has been identified the victim of a fatal shooting on the UCLA campus on Wednesday. According to students and the UCLA online catalog, Dr. Klug taught aerospace and mechanical engineering at the university and was a married father of two. The professor was one of two pronounced dead following what police called a "possible murder-suicide" that took place around 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday. The campus was placed on lockdown for about two hours until...

  • Lost Audio Tape by Bob Hope Discovered for his 113th Birthday

    David Ganezer, Observer Publisher|Jun 2, 2016

    One day in 1984, an 81 year old immigrant turned entertainer, walked into to a Hollywood recording studio. Bob Hope came to Sunwest Recording Studio to sing a comedic number about another entertainer, an old friend of his named Bing Crosby. It lasts for three minutes and is entitled, Of Bing I Sing. The song was intended to be incorporated into a television broadcast of the Pebble Beach Masters Golf Tournament of 1984. Perhaps it was, perhaps it wasn't; but either way, the song was lost for...

  • Bobcat Kittens Born In Santa Monica Mountains

    Ranger Zach, National Park Service|Jun 2, 2016

    Studying the movements of animals can reveal certain behaviors. Earlier this spring, biologist Joanne Moriarty saw something familiar with Bobcat-339. Her GPS points indicated denning. So we went to check it out last month and, lo and behold, kittens! Meet B-340 and B-341, residents of the central Santa Monica Mountains. We found the brothers in a commandeered woodrat nest, took samples and measurements, placed ear tags, returned them, and set up a camera trap to monitor for mom's return. They...

  • Harambe: Tempering the Hatred Within Ourselves

    Sabine Rose|Jun 2, 2016

    Whether or not the zoo officials were right to shoot Harambe, given the situation at hand, is a completely different question depending on what level of immediacy one chooses to apply to the circumstances. This level can range from the concrete and limited to the broad and philosophical. Further, the more abstract and long-shot the lens through which we see the event becomes, the less the problem remains attached to this gorilla, this DART team, this boy, this family, or this day at the...

  • Assembly Denies State Bar Funding Bill-- Perhaps Enough is Finally Enough!

    David Ganezer, Observer Publisher|Jun 2, 2016

    It looks like enough is finally enough. After paying 14 employees each more than California Gov. Brown, the Assembly has finally had it. The State Bar, funded entirely by bar dues, is unable to fund its operations without billing its members. "This is new territory for me," said Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) as he counted the votes for his committee's simple bill to reauthorize membership dues imposed on attorneys, who must join the State Bar of California in order to practice their...

  • Progressive Group Calls on Sanders, Clinton to Endorse Gun Safety Measures in California After UCLA Shooting

    Brett Abrams, Courage Campaign|Jun 2, 2016

    Group Calls on Sanders, Clinton to Endorse Gun Safety Measures in California After UCLA Shooting CALIFORNIA -- As the Democratic Presidential primary race heads to California and polls show the race tightening significantly, the California-based Courage Campaign is calling on Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton to endorse a series of new gun safety bills currently being debated by the California legislature, as well as the “Safety for All” ballot measure that would enact a series of reforms to reduce gun violence. “Re...

  • UCLA Shooter Had Kill List; Woman On His List Found Dead in Minnesota

    Observer Staff|Jun 2, 2016

    The body of a woman named on a "kill list" found in the home of Mainak Sarkar, the man who shot himself and killed a UCLA professor in a murder-suicide on the university's campus, is at the morgue in Minnesota, KTLA reported Thursday. LAPD chief Charlie Beck told the station that a note found at the crime scene prompted authorities to search Sarkar's residence, where they found the list. Beck said it included several names. One of them was William Klug, the 39-year-old engineering professor...