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Articles from the August 1, 2023 edition

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  • SMFD Puts Out Fire at Wooden Sculpture at South End of California Incline in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 1, 2023

    A pre-dawn fire scorched the sculpture at the entrance to the California Incline, connecting Santa Monica to the Pacific Coast Highway. The blaze, which may have been intentionally set, occurred at the sculpture Beacon Overlook (2000)] by Jody Pinto, near California Incline. This is at the terminus of California Avenue, as it descends to PCH. While the cause of the fire was not immediately known, dozens of homeless people reside in Palisades Park and on the cliffs that descend to PCH. They...

  • United States Federal Trade Commission Prepared to File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon and May Break Up Their Monopoly

    The Counterfeit Report|Aug 1, 2023

    July 27, 2023 - Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is on the verge of filing a highly-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Amazon (AMZN), aiming to potentially break up certain aspects of the e-commerce behemoth, according to a Politico report. The lawsuit, expected to be filed in federal court as early as August, has been a long time coming, with FTC Chair Lina Khan and her team scrutinizing various aspects of Amazon's business practices. Khan has been a vocal critic o...

  • Dead Man Found in a Barrel on Malibu State Beach

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 1, 2023

    A dead man was found in a 55 gallon barrel on Malibu beach Monday afternoon. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies were seen looking into the black barrel on Monday afternoon. Authorities did not immediately identify the victim, who appeared to be an African ancestry male. They did not say how the man died or whether his death appeared to be foul play. It's hard to imagine, however, a non criminal manner in which the man's body could have found its way into the barrel. "No information about the...