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Articles from the July 24, 2019 edition

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  • "California Dreaming to Conquer Cancer" treated over 4000 guests to live entertainment

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the Observer|Jul 24, 2019

    Last Saturday July 13, 2019 the back lot of Paramount Picture Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, was transformed into a gastronomical feast of over 75 food and beverage vendors from The Best of LA 2019 to help The Concern Foundation's 45th Annual Block Party raise $1.8 million to support cancer research worldwide. This years "Lifetime of Giving Award" was presented to Judy Carroll, Lexy and John Caroll, and the entire Caroll family for their lifetime contributions and dedication to the...

  • Lightning strike on Marina Del Ray Beach causes closure of west side beaches

    Observer Staff|Jul 24, 2019

    A lightning strike on a beach in Marina Del Rey closed local beaches for about an hour Tuesday morning. This according to alerts from the City of Santa Monica. SM Alert Lightning Advisory - An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please evacuate all ocean and beach/sand areas. If on the beach or on the Santa Monica Pier, seek shelter indoors until the storm has ended.” 10:53 update “LA County Lifeguards have reopened all beaches. Please resume all normal act...

  • Can a Soft Hearted Waitress Find Happiness With New Jersey's Favorite Wedding Singer?

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 24, 2019

    A raucously enthusiastic "The Wedding Singer," adapted from the Broadway musical and hit movie opened June 29th at the Morgan-Wixson theatre. A cast of 28 multi racial singers and dancers told the story of Robbie Hart, NJ's favorite wedding singer in the 1980's. After he is left at the altar, he vows to make every wedding he performs at as disastrous as his own. He subsequently meets a soft hearted waitress who helps him with his song writing, but she is soon to be married to a greedy Wall...