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Articles from the July 2, 2016 edition

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  • "Future Shock" Author Alvin Toffler Dead at 87 in Bel Air

    Observer Staff|Jul 2, 2016

    Alvin Toffler, the author of Future Shock and other works predicting social, economic and technological trends, has died at the age of 87 at his Bel Air home. Future Shock, which sold 15 million copies, defined people's anxiety at the pace of social change in the 1960s. He connected social change to technological change and foresaw the information age. Toffler popularized terms such as "information overload" and his works led world leaders and business moguls to seek his advice. He predicted...

  • Exploding Whale: State to Blow Up Whale Beached at Dockweiller State Beach

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 2, 2016

    Lifeguards were called over Thursday night when beachgoers walking their dogs, found a 40-foot long humpback whale carcass washed ashore at Dockweiler State beach. Some feared a major smell event that would ruin the 4th of July Holiday on the beach. It required quick action. So a radical decision was made. The whale was located no more than half a mile from the West end of the runway at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood. People have barbecues there for the July 4th weekend. The whal...

  • Mike Tyson Will Not Speak At the Republican National Convention, Trump Tweets

    Observer Staff|Jul 2, 2016

    Donald Trump quashed a rumor that Mike Tyson would be among the speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. " "The media makes everything up," said the presumptive Republican nominee in a tweet. "But if Iron Mike were to speak, though, he'd do a good job." The convention won’t just be a family affair, says Politico. Trump has publicly talked about calling upon his celebrity friends to join him at the convention, and Bloomberg reported this week that he’s looking to rol...

  • Drake Bell from Home Improvement Arraigned on Second DUI charge.

    Kristin Peach, Observer Entertainment Writer|Jul 2, 2016

    Actor Drake Bell pleaded not guilty today to a DUI charge filed after he was arrested in Glendale late last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. The complaint includes one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense. The D.A. filed charges on Jan. 6, alleging that Bell refused to take a chemical test and that Bell was convicted in 2010 of driving under the influence in San Diego. A second time DUI carries a...

  • Bill Clinton Meets With A.G. Loretta Lynch to Resolve Hillary's Criminal Case

    David Ganezer, Observer Publisher|Jul 2, 2016

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with President Bill Clinton on a private plane. A source tipped off the local ABC TV station about the meeting, which reportedly lasted about 30 minutes, at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. President Clinton reportedly knew Lynch was arriving soon and waited to meet with her. So the meeting does not seem to be "Impromptu," but arranged. Lynch told reporters later that afternoon that their conversation was "primarily social and about our...