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Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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  • #Wayfair: Twitter Lights Up With Retailer's Alleged Ties to Missing and Exploited Children

    Kristin Peach, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 16, 2020

    7/12: Social media is rife with allegations that retailer Wayfair is selling missing and exploited children under the guise of expensive furniture. #Wayfair and variations have been trending on Twitter all weekend. For example, lists a two piece Cactus set for $99,999. The theory is that selling 2 small pieces of cheap art for so much money, is intended to mask the sale of missing and exploited children. The essence of the conspiracy theory is that furniture couldn't possibly...

  • Will COVID-19 Shorten The Careers Of Some Healthcare Providers?

    Terry Stanton,|Jul 16, 2020

    Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it's not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals. Even in private doctor's offices, dental offices, and other facilities, health workers face risks to both their mental and physical health. Now, the situation is raising questions about whether the pandemic could be the impetus for some people to flee the profession because of the excessive physical and mental tension. "There...

  • Maurice Solomon, Former Owner of Fromin's Deli, Marjan's Deli, Dies at 81

    Melanie Shaevel, his Grandaughter|Jul 16, 2020

    My name is Melanie Shaevel, I'm the granddaughter of former Fromin's Deli and Marjan's owner, Maurice Solomon. I'm broken-hearted to write that my grandfather passed away on Tuesday after battling lung cancer, Parkinson's, and years of body pain. He is known all around Santa Monica and Brentwood as The Deli King, loved by so many. He could always be found behind the deli counter almost everyday of his life before retiring at age 79. But his license plate continued to read “The Deli King.” My...