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Articles from the July 20, 2018 edition

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  • "We multi-screen, we engage, we plan. That's How a Brand Connects, Disrupts, and Gets Noticed."

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    5 years ago, Nicole Levings graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in business and marketing, and began her career in advertising. She has always worked with "creative agencies on the client services side, where I developed a passion for brand," she says. "Ultimately brand strategy and creative, and that's where I've stayed ever since." "Back in the day, people would call a marketer and say, we need a brochure, and they would just do it. There was no rhyme or reason no...

  • Sports Writer Mitch Chortkoff, 78 Dies in Hospice. Memorial Services Monday

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    Update: Services will be held on Monday July 23, 2:00 pm at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles Sportswriter Mitch Chortkoff died Wednesday in hospice of complications of diabetes. The former editor of our sister publication, the Culver City Observer, was 78 years old. Mitch started out as the public information officer for the Los Angeles Lakers, in the 1960's. After leaving the Lakers in 1978, he began to write for the Santa Monica Evening...

  • Sudden Rainstorm Brings Thunder, Lightning to Beaches

    Jul 20, 2018

    A sudden rainstorm moved through the Westside on Wednesday just before noon. It brought thunder and lightning, and for a few minutes, heavy rain. The sidewalks dried very quickly after the monsoonal squall. The City of Santa Monica issued an alert. "An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please evacuate all ocean and beach areas. Seek cover away from the beach and indoors on the Pier until the storm has ended," read the alert. Earlier, it had been reported in West...

  • Ocean Towers Has Been Falsely Portrayed, Reports One Homeowner

    Omar Spahi|Jul 20, 2018

    A posted article about Ocean towers contains a ton of false information, I'd love a chance to discuss with the author and set the record straight. The following is just some of the information that is false. 1."Prestige property at 201 Ocean Ave. has completed three years of litigation" The litigation is still on-going and the matter has not been adjudicated fully yet.

  • Mars Rising Over the Atlantic Visible to Millions, Creating Martian UFO Reports

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    A poster on Reddit recently shared this photo of Mars reflecting off the early evening sky, as it rises in the East. "Right now Mars is closer and brighter than it's been since 2003. It's so bright it's casting a reflection on the ocean as it rises. Took this two nights ago in Rhode Island," writes the Reddit poster, Advillious. "I live in the middle of nowhere, literally middle of nowhere. No light pollution what so ever. Population says 43 if you google my town. It's almost like the "middle...

  • A Provocative Title Full of Adult Humor, Emotions, Conflicts, Drama but no Resolution

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    'Mother F**ker With the Hat' a review Let's just begin with the title to this show. It is perhaps one of the weirdest and possibly most provocative I have ever seen. Yet as the story unfolds it makes sense and it was after all written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. It is also directed by multiple award winning Gloria Gifford and staged at her new Gloria Gifford Conservatory in Hollywood. Oh and what a tale is told. Though billed as a dark comedy I saw much more. It...

  • Whale 🐳 watching in the Santa Barbara Channel Leads to Strange Encounters

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    Island Packers Cruises sends cutting-edge, environmentally-conscious vessels bearing experienced crew and curious guests to explore the unique wildlife of the Santa Barbara Channel, its islands and protected waters. The Ventura-based company offers a variety of guided trips, including summer and winter whale-watching, harbor dinner cruises, and disembarcations to explore the Channel Islands, with their endemic foxes and topographical natural-artworks such as the Painted Cave, one of the world's...

  • Why Illegal Aliens Quickly Surrender to the Men and Women of the US Border Patrol

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 20, 2018

    At the San Diego border last Friday, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael jumped out of the van with her partner, Agent Theron Francisco, to catch up with two male "give ups," who had crossed the border and were walking toward the agents. Agent Michael said, "When we see illegal aliens walking East West, they are looking for someone they can turn themselves into, and they are referred to as "give-ups." Most likely, according to Agent Michael, they were going to claim asylum or "credible...

  • Long Beach Harbor will be the Homeport of four, US Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters

    USCG Public Affairs|Jul 20, 2018

    The Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour is scheduled to be commissioned in San Pedro on November 8th 2018, says the US Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles. The USCG press release follows: The Forrest Rednour is the first of four new Sentinel-Class fast response cutters expected to be homeported at Terminal Island in San Pedro, which is located in the Coast Guard's Eleventh District. The remaining FRCs are scheduled to be commissioned by summer of 2019 with commissioning ceremonies taking place in the...