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Articles from the June 29, 2022 edition

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  • California's State Water Restriction - Don't Blame The California Institution For Women In Corona, CA

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jun 29, 2022

    16: I bet you didn't know that CIW is on permanent restriction of prisoners' personal water usage. That's right, but it wasn't always this way. When I arrived at CIW in 2013, I didn't know how good we had it. Now, CIW's cell toilets are on a 15 minute timer for flushes. 5 flushes per 15 minute time span. When you use up those 5 flushes, the toilet simply will not flush until the 15 minutes pass. Sounds fun huh? The sink is low-flow also. Rather than the water flow going downward as with a...

  • When Will the World Health Organization Admit that its Covid Lockdown Policy, Caused the Current Mental Health Crisis?

    Janet Phelan,|Jun 29, 2022

    On the heels of studies revealing that restrictions surrounding the pandemic have decimated the mental health of schoolchildren and others, the WHO has released a report urging changes in mental health practices, worldwide. The report, titled "World Mental Health Report: Transforming Mental Health For All" certainly acknowledges the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health. Right off the bat, the forward to the report states that: "As the world comes to live with, and learn from, the...

  • Construction Crews Break Ground on New Pedestrian Bridge at Will Rogers State Beach.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 29, 2022

    15: The State of California has broken grounds on a new pedestrian bridge over PCH that connects Will Rogers State Beach with the George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon. The State budgeted $11 million to build the bridge, and to widen the existing bike path. Located in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, Will Rogers State beach is owned by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. However, it is managed and maintained by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches a...

  • City of Santa Monica Blames Bird Poop for Pollution Problem at Santa Monica Pier

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 29, 2022

    15: The City of Santa Monica released statement after Heal The Bay named Santa Monica Pier #3 polluted beach in California. They blamed bird poop for the problem. The Statement reads: "The City of Santa Monica is pleased to see several of our beach areas have received top grades in Heal the Bay's 2021-2022 Beach Report Card. The City acknowledges the real challenges of limiting bird excrement at the Santa Monica Pier-the primary source of pollution in the waters surrounding the Pier-and...