Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the August 7, 2019 edition

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  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Gives Marina Del Rey Man New Tool for Fighting Prostate Cancer

    Steve Michaud, JWCI Patient|Aug 7, 2019

    Stephen Michaud enjoys watching – whether it's his grandkids on the baseball field or his favorite remodeling shows on HGTV. But there is one thing the Marina del Rey retiree did not want to watch: the growth of his prostate cancer tumor. After being diagnosed with the disease earlier this year, Michaud chose not to engage in "watchful waiting" – or active surveillance – one of the traditional medical options offered to men with slow-growing prostate cancer. Nor did he want to take the more...

  • Young Local Filmmaker Alexander Paen Is Already Living 'The Dream'

    Colleen OMara, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 7, 2019

    This summer, young Brentwood Filmmaker Alexander Paen -- a 20-year-old student at Chapman University in Orange – was found high up in the stands at Fairfax High School's gym, videotaping games of a basketball tournament. Paen is studying Broadcast News/Documentary and Filmmaking at Chapman. Although he just finished his sophomore year in college, Paen is no stranger to television making. His first documentary was about the California Missions while a fourth grader at St. Martin of Tours, f...

  • Thirty Meter Telescope: Mauna Kea Protest is Not a Culture War

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 7, 2019

    The protesters blocking the access road for construction of a new Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii are only the latest in a long line of protests regarding the dormant volcano. All of these protests have had ample cause for frustration and anger. The volcano, designated a conservation district in 1964, has been exploited since that time with unpermitted construction, toxic waste, spilled sewage, and uncollected trash - all under the eyes of Hawaii's...