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Articles from the July 14, 2018 edition

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  • AIRBNB Will Not Replace Tenants, Vows Santa Monica City Attorney After Court Win

    Observer Staff|Jul 14, 2018

    Below is a city press release, wherein the City Attorney's office with some swagger announces the City's victory in court against the purveyors of online vacation rentals, such as AIRBNB. Santa Monica is a pricey touristic beach town. AIRBNB pays 3 or 4 times as much per night as a tenant, even in this inflated rent environment. So that's like $10,500 a month for a one bedroom that rents for say, $3500 a month to some techie. There is a real chance that AIRBNB and its ilk will replace tenants...

  • Mosquito Repellent or a Jane Hudson Jennings Swing Dress? We'd Rather Go Commando

    Kat Thomas, Editor In Chief, Edible Skinny|Jul 14, 2018

    There's something about being next to a swimming pool with a cold drink or joint in hand that makes everything feel right in the world. Being Poolside is an artform. The art of being absolute cool, with not a care in the world. From the earliest depiction of pool life (which date back to The Great Bath in modern day Pakistan estimated to have been built in the 3rd Millennium B.C.) to our modern day depictions in movies (Pretty much every Esther Williams movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, The...

  • Potential For Injury is High on Electric Scooters by Bird and Lime

    Catherine Lerer, Local Lawyer|Jul 14, 2018

    Riders and pedestrians are suffering serious injuries. I know this because my husband and I are Santa Monica personal injury attorneys and we are getting calls DAILY by injury victims: • Riders injured when the brakes fail – This is the most common call we get • Pedestrians injured when they are hit by a rider or lunge to get out of the way and are injured The injuries being suffered include: head injuries and fractured ankles, tibias, fibulas, clavicles, wrists, ulnas. Anyone who's ridde...

  • Art Hoffman Contributed to the Local Track and Field Scene for Decades

    Don Franken, Track n Field News|Jul 14, 2018

    Obituaries: Art Hoffman Art Hoffman, an LA sports icon, died July 9, 2018 at the age of 92. He helped many years on track meets, as an announcer and as an organizer. He was a great friend to many in the track and field and cross country world, in Los Angeles. Art Hoffman was born on November 24th, 1926. He: - Graduated from LA High in January of 1945 - Entered the Army at Fort Ort in January of 1945 - Stationed in the Philippines in 1945 during the last months of World War II - Attended LA...

  • VIDCON 2018: Making & Finding A Hit on the Web: a Hollywood New TV Users Manual.

    Michael Kerr, Contributing Writer|Jul 14, 2018

    [Part 1] SILICON BEACH @ VIDCON When I turned forty, my stepfather said "it doesn't matter how old you are"...he'd never been to VidCon. I was there promoting my new webseries SILICON BEACH, signing "influencers" and "creators" to do promos for the show. This June, 280 such YouTube stars converged for three days in Anaheim to vogue, soundbite and celebrate their exploding New TV niche, and bank accounts. Most of them too young to drink, their celebrity shelf-life possibly brief. Mipcom in...

  • Astrologer: Hugo's France Will Win The World Cup, Say The Stars

    Preity Uupala|Jul 14, 2018

    World famous astrologer predicts soccer World Cup winner They say it is all written in the stars. Destiny is not something anyone can escape from. For centuries, pundits have been using Astrology predictions for election astrology but the principles are the same and can be applied in the case of sports outcomes as well. With the tightly contested FIFA world cup happening in Russia presently, lets take a look and see if we can predict a champion this year. It is a bit trickier to predict the outc...