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Articles from the June 22, 2016 edition

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 By Stan Greene    Business    June 22, 2016

USAA Bank Customers Denied Access to Funds When They're Put "Under Review"

We don't have a lot of choice with consumer checking accounts, the pariah of banking. Banks regard checking accounts as loss leaders, so they can peddle mortgages to a customer base. A banker told me...

 

CAIR says $205 million Spent to Spread Islamophobia in America

A report has come out regarding the resources spent promoting Islamophobia that would be humorous if it were not so disturbing. Produced as a joint project of the Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR)...

 

PG&E Will Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric announced today their plans to close the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in 2025. The power plant, located near Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, started operation in...

 

Assembly Passes Anti Religious College Bill

Legislation being considered currently in the California State Assembly would sharply curtail the ability of religious colleges to direct the education of non-clerical students. Sponsored by state...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 22, 2016

Residents Evacuated from San Gabriel Complex Fire

The Reservoir Fire, which broke out near the Morris Reservoir dam, has burned 2,400 acres. The Fish Fire, which is located near Opal Canyon and Brookridge roads near Duarte, has burned 3,000 acres....

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 22, 2016

Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel: 3 People on Way to NYC Arrested

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) - Three people were caught on an alleged vigilante mission with an arsenal of weapons, during a routine traffic stop at the Holland Tunnel on Tuesday, authorities...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    June 22, 2016

Record Heat: 112 Degrees in Woodland Hills, 122 Degrees in Palm Springs

Santa Monica was relatively pleasant at 86 degrees, but todays 121 degree record in Palm Springs broke a record going back 80 years. The heat wave has already broken records across the Southland,...

 

Bank on a Penny Dreadful Sequel, Whatever Logan or Nevins Say

At the end of Season 3, Penny Dreadful appears to climax with the death of female lead Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). She concludes that she must die to save the world, and that her one love, Ethan...

 
 By Reuters    News    June 22, 2016

Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

6/21 (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an ar...

 

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