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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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  • Original Farmers Market comes alive for the Taste event Los Angeles

    Preity Uupala, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 9, 2018

    The Original Farmers Market came alive on Tuesday, July 24 from 5-9pm for the "10th Annual Taste of Farmers Market". Guests enjoyed a "full" evening of mouth-watering tastes from over 50 of the Market's top-rated restaurants, grocers and eateries. Celebrating 84 years of great food and wine right here on the corner of Fairfax and third. Just some of the eateries and their offerings included: Gumbo by Gumbo Ya-Ya, Paella by Sur La Table, Boreka by The Village, Chicken Satay by Singapore Banana Le...

  • Jenna was in a relationship she hated and yet she was now pregnant. What would she do, what could she do?

    Ron Irwin|Aug 9, 2018

    The show opens in Joe's Diner located somewhere in Dixie. The owner, Joe is a gruff but honest man and his three waitresses are portrayed in a fairly typical perhaps even stereotypical way but then the story begins to develop. Jenna [Desi Oakley] is a master pie maker and a big part of the success of Joe's Diner but she is stressed because poor Jenna is in a very abusive marriage and she comes to learn that she is pregnant. Her coworkers Becky [Charity Angel Dawson] and Dawn [Lenne Klingaman] ha...

  • From Bartender to Rising Political Star: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Visits Los Angeles on August 2018

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 9, 2018

    From bartender to rising political star, Alexandria Ocasio -Cortez, Bronx born congressional candidate, whirled through Los Angeles last week during her campaign fundraising tour. Running on a message of economic, social and racial dignity for the working class, Cortez, in a stunning victory, unseated 10th term incumbent, Joe Crowley, in New York’s 14th congressional district in the elections this past June. During her primaries campaign, she called to attention Crowley’s vote to establish ICE b...

  • Los Angeles Launches Anti Aging Plan to Combat Prejudice Against the, Err, Elderly

    Observer Staff|Aug 9, 2018

    What a drag it is, getting older. Well, you can ride the MTA busses for 35 cents (Santa Monica Busses are 50 cents after 55, still a major discount). Anyway, on August 6th, 2018, the County and City of Los Angeles Released Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region. Their press release is hereinbelow: As part of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Initiative, the County and City of Los Angeles released the Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region 2018-2021, which will...

  • Armen Melkonians and Kate Bransfield Decide Not to Run for City Council, Citing CVRA Lawsuit

    Observer Staff|Aug 9, 2018

    Former City Council candidate and Facebook maven Armen Melkonians has decided not to run for City Council. His former slate mate, Kate Bransfield has made the same decision. They issued the following statement: Special Announcement to our Residocracy Supporters and Santa Monica Neighbors: Kate Bransfield and I have decided not to enter the race for City Council for the November 2018 election. This was a difficult decision for us to make but one we felt was necessary at this time. We would like...

  • No Baloney: Fromins Founder Maurice Solomon Calls it Quits at 80

    Aug 9, 2018

    After a lifetime in the deli business, Santa Monica Deli King, Maurice Solomon of Fromin's Deli is retiring. His family has invited the community to celebrate his legacy at Fromin's on Tuesday, August 14th from 3-4:30pm. The press release: "Maurice has led a truly astonishing life; after escaping occupied Belgium during WWII, Maurice, his parents and his three siblings migrated to Cleveland, Ohio. Maurice was only nine years old. Three years later, at the age of 12 Maurice began working in the...

  • Alien Spacecraft Explodes Over Greenland Releasing 2.1 kilotons of Explosive Force

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 9, 2018

    The pilot hoped to avoid encounters with savage earthlings. Or perhaps he came from a planet which, like Saturn's enormous moon Titan, is cooler than 200 degrees fahrenheit. We may never know for sure. But one thing is certain: The fireball that lit up the sky over Greenland early Tuesday morning, July 25, 2018, was of extraterrestrial origin. Ultima Thule is the northernmost military installation on this planet. So some would ascribe a far more sinister motive to whatever species launched the...