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Articles from the August 12, 2020 edition

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  • Leftist Tries to Prank Ben Shapiro by burying his name in the source code of a fake Antifa recruiting site.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 12, 2020

    Some dude on the left set up a fake Antifa recruiting website. He also buried the email address of famous Conservative podcaster, Ben Shapiro in the code. Shapiro is known as a legal and political scholar but not as any sort of leftist or recruiter. On Monday Morning, it was the top trending item on Twitter. "A rumor started over the weekend that I was trying to catfish people on the left," said Shapiro on Monday morning. "They set up a fake recruiting website, and put my public e mail address...

  • As Covid-19 Partial Shutdown Continues, SMRR Coronation Moves Online

    Leonard Guzz Brophy IV, Bukowski Journalism School|Aug 12, 2020

    Every two years in August, there is an event that designates who will be the leaders in Santa Monica-the Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights Convention. Receiving an endorsement from this organization, commonly known as SMRR, is vital to winning an elected position in this city. SMRR endorsees are four of the seven council members, six of the seven SMMUSD board members and the entire Santa Monica College and Rent boards. At one time, the SMRR Convention was an occasion for progressive people to...

  • Homeless Man Stabs Another Man in Reed Park Thursday Morning

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 12, 2020

    Santa Monica police arrested one suspect, following the stabbing of a 35 year old homeless man in Christine Emerson Reed Park Thursday morning just before 9 am. The victim was transported to the hospital where he is reported to be in a fair condition with one stab wound. SMPD reports the suspect is in custody, and the incident is under investigation. The suspect was later identified as John James. Residents pointed out that the stabbing took place about ten yards away from unarmed...

  • Westside Wuitusu Stores Subsidize Native Craftsmen in Venezuela and Columbia

    Lisset Verde-Sungur, Wuitusu|Aug 12, 2020

    The Wayuu are an Indigenous American ethnic group of the Guajira Peninsula in northernmost part of Colombia and northwest Venezuela. - Wikipedia. Wuitusu is a local business that was born two years ago from the passion of immigrant Lisset Verde-Sungur. About 2 years ago, Lisset fell in love with a Wayuu hat and bag online. However, they were too expensive, and she could not afford them. She started doing research and found out that Wayuu is the original name of the people she knew in her home co...