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Articles from the July 14, 2019 edition

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  • Federal Agents and NYPD Cops Arrest R Kelly on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

    Observer Staff|Jul 14, 2019

    Federal agents and New York Police Department Detectives said that they have arrested Grammy award winning singer R. Kelly, on sex crime and kidnapping charges. On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice. Kelly faces a total of 18 federal counts including child pornography, kidnapping, and forced labor as of July 12, 2019. Since the 1990s, Kelly has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct, often with...

  • My Time with Portrait Artist Don Bachardy

    Sterling Roberts, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2019

    According to Merriam-Webster, exceptional is defined as better than average or superior. To me, 85 year old Don Bachardy fits that definition to a T. He is well renowned and has his artwork in many museums, such as the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I have now spent quite a bit of time with the well known portrait artist: I observed him paint a colleague, I have now sat for him twice, I toured his home, and I plan on stopping by again to...

  • Soaking It Up: The Enchanting Healing Waters of Glen Ivy Hot Springs

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Jul 14, 2019

    A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to encounter the enchanting healing waters of Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a world class spa retreat located in Corona, California (less than an hour away from Los Angeles... depending on traffic...). For generations people have flocked to this rare oasis of wellbeing in SoCal. A spa destination since 1860 (that's right people, I said 1860!!!), it's the ultimate co-ed place to connect, escape, and rejuvenate with 17 pools, healthy cuisine, and activities g...

  • Exhibit Review: LACMA's Material Art from China

    Sterling Roberts, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2019

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art currently has awe-inspiring exhibits which range from Picasso's portraits to their famous Urban Lights structure to some fun pop art to the exhibit which will be reviewed today. Shown on the second level of the Broad Contemporary building, the exhibit's full name is The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China. The name doesn't lie. Each installation is unique in not only the design, but the material used. There is not simply paint on paper in this exhibit....

  • Hurricane Barry Moves North of New Orleans, as the City escapes Major flooding

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2019

    Tropical Storm Barry did not cause major flooding in the Big Easy, and an alert for New Orleans has been cancelled. Mayor Cantrell held her last news conference on the storm, and the floodgates built after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, were reopened. An alert from Thursday night: Tropical Storm Barry is a currently active tropical cyclone that is threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States. The system emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on July 10 and was classified as a potential tropical cyclone...

  • How to be a success: Are you ready to effect real change in your life? Do you want to live with passion and purpose?

    Regina Weber, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2019

    Galit is an award winning motivational speaker who teaches how to be a success.. In a recent interview she shared how life’s worst challenges inspíred her to move ahead. Her book, “The Successful Woman’s Mindset” helps one discover their hidden passions, teaches the reader how to move passion into success and how to stay motivated. She embraces her value. She believes she can. She is a work in progress. She is a leader. She does what she loves. Galit has gone through many challenges which in...

  • Tyler Skaggs Mother Debbie Throws Out the First Pitch at Friday's Angels v. Mariners Game

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 14, 2019

    Friday night July 12, Debbie Skaggs threw out the first pitch, and the entire Angels team wore "45" in memory of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs died on July 1 of uncertain causes, and this was the first home game since then. After throwing out the first pitch, Tyler Skaggs' mother walked toward home plate, and hugged the team manager. She seemed emotional, but strong. Mrs. Skaggs is a softball coach and physical education teacher at Santa Monica High School. The official Angels Twitter...