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Articles from the July 26, 2020 edition

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  • LAMO Footwear Approaches 25 Year Anniversary With Giving Back.

    Christine Peake, PeakePR Group|Jul 26, 2020

    Lamo Footwear has been in the news a lot lately, especially throughout the horrific and uncertain five months of Covid-19. And yet, they continue to strive, thrive and give back. The charitable footwear company, is soon approaching its 25th Anniversary with yet another giving back project, for which the brand is becoming known. Based in California and founded by philanthropic business man Joseph Li, LAMO has more than stepped up in generosity during these hard times. The footwear company are...

  • Why California's No Cash Bail Covid-19 Experiment, Is a Complete Failure and a Woke Joke

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 26, 2020

    In a preview of good times to come should voters fail in November to revoke SB 10, California's No-Cash Bail law, a Huntington Park man stole over a dozen cars in twelve separate incidents - after being released from jail on his own recognizance each time. Emergency orders reducing bail to zero were instituted in Los Angeles County during the last week of March, while all non-essential businesses were ordered closed. A week later, the entire state followed suit. Concern was expressed about the...

  • Even Under the Sea, Jobs are Hard to Come By During a Pandemic

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Artist|Jul 26, 2020

    Delilah Demilo is a frustrated songwriter, a college dropout, and a venemous blue-ringed octopus. In The Benthophonicks, my debut comic, she sets off on a journey to find herself as an artist, but ends up finding a bunch of randos on the way – randos who turn into unwanted bandmates... who ruin her plans... and turn into true friends! In our last installment, Delilah experienced the torment of the song bearing her namesake in a ridesharing experience with a hermit crab. When he dropped her o...

  • Phil Brock and 20 Other Residents Pull Papers for Santa Monica City Council Seats

    Leonard Guzz Brophy IV, Observer Staff WRiter|Jul 26, 2020

    We already know this year's presidential campaign is a wild one, but how about at the local level? It could be big too. Twenty-two people as of Wednesday have pulled papers for potential campaigns for five open council seats. They have until August 7 to gather 30 signatures from Santa Monica residents to make their campaigns official. There will actually be two separate council elections. One for four seats, and all the incumbents elected to those seats in 2016--Gleam Davis, Terry O'Day, and...

  • Goodbye, California Zoning Laws, as Legislature Makes Authoritarian Grab for Land Control with 9 Proposals

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jul 26, 2020

    Between the State Senate and the State Assembly, nine bills are under consideration that would drastically change the balance of power regarding land use and zoning in California. Each bill seeks to solve the state's "housing crisis" with attacks against local zoning ordinances, in particular those that restrict some areas to single-family homes. Stripping local governments of their ability to decide their own physical appearance, these laws give the state government power to dictate higher...

  • Video: Female Journalist Calls White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany a "Lying Bitch."

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 26, 2020

    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not respond to a question from reporter Kimberly Halkett during a Tuesday press briefing. Halkett responded: "Okay, you don't want to engage. You lying bitch." The official White House transcript revealed that Halkett did in fact say, "Okay, you don't want to engage." But it did not pick up the audio of the expletive Halkett used. "Fast forward to 23:50 in the video to CLEARLY hear @KimberlyHalkett call @PressSec a lying b***h! Unedited video...

  • Seattle Police Allow Rioters to Loot and Smash in Capitol Hill Neighborhood Once Occupied by CHOP/CHAZ

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Wrioter|Jul 26, 2020

    The Seattle Police Dept reports that it failed to take any action at all, when a group of 150 rioters attacked businesses in the 1400 block of Pine Avenue. For those not familiar with Seattle geography, this is near Cal Anderson Park. This is what the Seattle PD has done everytime the rioters come to smash windows. Meanwhile, Mayor Durkan and the Democratic City Government in Seattle objects whenever the Federal government attempts to protect property in the North West. We wonder just how long...

  • Barbers Move Outdoors as Gov. Newsom Grudgingly Allows Haircuts During Covid

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 26, 2020

    Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order allowing barbershops to continue, as long as they operate outside. Coronaviruses are believed not to propagate outdoors. At Active Barbers on Wilshire and 25th Street, you can hear them as you walk by, since now their cuts are taking place outside. Owner Steven Moran set up canopies on the sidewalk on Wilshire Blvd. "We want to create a clean and comfortable setting for customers," he told FoxLA. Minus the barberchairs, which are still outside....

  • Regis Philbin - American Iconic TV Host Has Died - aged 88

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 26, 2020

    Another sad day in America today as the news of the sad passing of TV personality Regis Philbin broke. In an exclusive statement to People Magazine his family said "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about." Born on August 25, 1931, Philbin was raised in the Bronx and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1949 before a...

  • Predictably, New Riots Break Out Following Renewed Lockdown

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Jul 26, 2020

    Social unrest is rearing its ugly head again in Southern California. A multi-hour protest in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night (chirpily advertised on local radio stations as if it were the best in local entertainment) turned violent around 7 pm. Rioters threw rocks and broke windows at the federal building on North Los Angeles street. Police and "protestors" clashed on the street. Seven people were reported injured with four arrests. Today, protestors gathered outside the federal building...