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Articles from the June 4, 2017 edition

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  • Did North Korean Operatives Infiltrate California by Zodiac on Memorial Day?

    Observer Staff|Jun 4, 2017

    The Coast Guard responded to an unmanned and adrift dinghy near the coast of Montaña de Oro State Park on Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center received a report at approximately 3:30 p.m, of the unmanned dinghy. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Defense sources could not be reached for comment. But we wondered if North Korean operatives used the dinghy to infiltrate California, the most populous US State. DPRK Special Forces have used Zodiacs (the...

  • Kiwanis Club Youth Scholarship Awards Program Announced

    Jun 4, 2017

    The annual music and high school achievement scholarship ceremonies will be held next week in Santa Monica. These events are open to the public. The Music Scholarship Awards and Performances are on Wednesday, May 31 at 5PM, and the High School Scholarship Awards are on Thursday, June 1 from 6PM. Refreshments will be served. Each year the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica distributes over $40,000 in scholarships to area high school students and Santa Monica College students for achievement in...

  • Ziggy Marley and Ben & Jerry's Celebrate Bob Marley Flavor Launch in LA

    Zane|Jun 4, 2017

    "One love, one heart..." So begins one of the most recognized songs in reggae history. Bob Marley's memorable refrain is a call for global compassion, and is a perfect anthem for Ben & Jerry's latest flavor, One Love. The flavor concoction that came to fruition in partnership with the Marley family pays homage to the legendary performer and his vision for a better world. A portion of the proceeds from each One Love pint sold will benefit Jamaica's One Love Youth Camp, a program run by The Bob...

  • Kate Huffman Says Life is Better with a Laugh

    Ron Irwin|Jun 4, 2017

    After well over two years in development and one totally discarded script award winning actress and writer Kate Huffman is ready to launch her hilarious and poignant one person but 18 character show "I'm Too Fat For This Show" in the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The show is very personal and yet relates to a great many people as it looks at obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorder with the perfect balance of truth, wit and humor. Kate is of the opinion that our society places far...

  • Takuma Sato, Honda Win the Indianapolis 500

    Zane|Jun 4, 2017

    Honda opened second century of competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 28 in the same way it closed out the previous 100 years of racing at the famous Brickyard: with a thrilling victory. Veteran Takuma Sato led the way, besting three-time Indy winner Helio Castroneves in a fierce duel over the final 11 laps to take the checkers as the first Japanese driver to win in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. As the last of several late-race cautions bunched the field after a multi...

  • A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission

    Zane|Jun 4, 2017

    Early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet's surface than previously thought. "We are excited to share these early discoveries, which help us better understand what makes Jupiter so fascinating,"...

  • Mazda Celebrates 50 Years of Challenging Convention

    Zane|Jun 4, 2017

    Fifty years ago on May 30, Mazda Motor Corporation began its legacy of doing what was said couldn't be done. Mazda - then Toyo Kogyo Corporation - needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH's rotary engine technology, sharing learnings with the German companies in hopes of making wider use of the engine. Once the prototype...

  • Let love bloom: new survey reveals the 10 most romantic flowers

    Zoe Coetzee, EliteSingles|Jun 4, 2017

    A survey sponsored premium dating site EliteSingles, asked 1300 people for their opinions on the most romantic flowers. While, somewhat predictably, red roses were voted into the #1 spot, the rest of the top 10 was a diverse bouquet of blooms, containing everything from tulips to lilacs to daisies: The top 10 most romantic flowers of all time Red roses Roses of other colors (e.g pink or yellow) Orchids Tulips Lilies Wildflowers Carnations Peonies Daisies Lilacs According to the survey, 48% of...

  • Vegas Uncork'd, an Epicurean Whirlwind and a Wall of Donuts

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Jun 4, 2017

    "I don't know how many Michelin stars are on stage, but it's a lot." --Andrew Knowlton, Deputy Editor Bon Appétit A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to enjoy the foodie high life at the 11th Annual Vegas Uncork'd, a four day long food extravaganza held by Bon Appétit. Vegas Uncork'd is the premier culinary and wine event in Las Vegas, offering exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences with celebrity chefs. The weekend was quite the epicurean whirlwind full of high living hors d'oeuvres t...