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Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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  • DOJ Settles with California Landlord Accused of Sexually Harassing Tenants

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 9, 2021

    The Justice Department has reached an agreement with a California landlord to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging that he sexually harassed female tenants for two decades, including offering "to reduce their rental payments in exchange for sex." Under the consent order – entered by the U.S. District Court on Thursday – Larry Nelson of San Diego must pay at least $230,000 to $205,000 in damages to 13 tenants harmed by his harassment and a $25,000 civil penalty to the United States. A jud...

  • Hate Your Coworker: New June 15 California Covid Regulations Turn Workers Against Each Other

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jun 9, 2021

    While the number of Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles County have continued to remain the lowest since the start of the pandemic, with a test positivity rate today of 0.4%, officials are clearly hesitant to relax the restrictions they have placed on the public in the name of public health. However, with obvious reluctance, new guidelines were publicized today the county's Department of Public Health to align with updated requirements of California's Divison of Occupational Safety and Health...

  • Afternoon Naps Help Cognition in Seniors

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jun 9, 2021

    WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 4 -- "Getting a good night's sleep comes highly recommended for the 50-plus population, particularly for the fastest growing segment of senior citizens, those over 65. In fact, it turns out that peaceful dozing overnight may not be enough for some seniors and that taking an afternoon nap may not only be good for toddlers, but can also be beneficial for seniors," according to Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But, keep it short, says...

  • Preschool Begins Enrollment Now Open for 2021-22 SMMUSD Preschool Programs

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 9, 2021

    Enrollment has started for all 2021-22 preschool programs and Seaside neighborhood options at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The programs include fee-based, half-day and full-day classrooms as well as state-subsidized programs offering free preschool for qualifying families, SMMUSD said in a press release. District and state preschool programs will take place at John Adams, Lincoln Child Development Center, McKinley, Muir, Rogers and Washington West. In addition, as part of its...

  • Rifle Found During DUI Multiple Car Crash in Ocean Park

    Observer Staff|Jun 9, 2021

    On Tuesday morning, when most people were going back to work after the Memorial Day weekend, three youths, either drunk or on Xanax, crashed their Honda into a series of parked cars in the Ocean Park neighborhood and landed on a homeowner's lawn. The one female of the trio tried to make off with a sawed-off rifle. Police arrested and booked all three, including one male passenger whose only offense was public intoxication - and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Below is the official press...

  • Amazon Flooded with 75,000 Arbitration Requests and then Quietly Drops Arbitration Clause

    Craig Crosby, The Counterfeit Report|Jun 9, 2021

    June 3, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Buried in Amazon's Conditions of Use (COUs) agreement was a binding arbitration clause forcing buyers, marketplace sellers, and infringed trademark-owners to utilize arbitration to settle disputes. The practice allowed Amazon to skirt the traditional court system and dodge plaintiffs aiming to launch big class-action lawsuits against the e-commerce juggernaut. The requirement was effective, burdening plaintiffs with an arbitration structure that is financially c...