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Articles from the August 12, 2022 edition

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  • Ukraine Partisans Said to be Responsible for Explosions and Heavy Damage at Russian Airbase in Crimea

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 12, 2022

    Images have been posted to Twitter and other social media, showing that a major Russian Air Force Base was heavily damaged by Tuesday's explosion. A series of large explosions occurred at Saky Airport in Novofedorivka on August 9, 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine heavily damaged the airfield. The airport had been seized by Russian forces during the 2014 annexation of Crimea, part of the Russo-Ukrainian War. Russian authorities declared a state of emergency and yellow-alert level of t...

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    Sunburn on Dogs: Can They Get Them and When is it an Emergency?

    Courtesy of Veterinary Emergency Group|Aug 12, 2022

    Have you ever heard of sunburn on dogs? Some dogs are at a greater risk of sunburn than others, but it is possible for any dog to get a sunburn under the right conditions. Sunburn on dogs In the article below, we'll explain the risks of sunburn on dogs and how to recognize when a sunburn may be an emergency for your pet. We'll also explore signs and symptoms of sunburn to be on the lookout for. With this information, you should be ready to respond if your pet suffers from a sunburn this summer....

  • Applications Available for California Credit Union Teacher Grants

    Jeanne Ouellette, Winly Communications|Aug 12, 2022

    21: California Credit Union invites Santa Monica teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program. The California Credit Union grant program is available to full-time teachers in Los Angeles and Orange county, or credit union members teaching in California, looking to fund special learning opportunities for their students. The project should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students' academic...

  • Los Angeles Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filings Up by 12% in 2022, Perhaps a Leading Indication of the Housing Slowdown

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 12, 2022

    8/7/22: Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings are up by 12% this year, according to the website for the United States Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. This could indicate that more LA residents are seeking the Bankruptcy Court's assistance to remain in their homes despite falling behind on their mortgage payments. Chapter 13's are generally filed by homeowners behind on their mortgages. One would expect more Chapter 13 filings if the housing bubble were to burst. Homeowners who can find buyers or...

  • Santa Monica City Council Okays Ballot Measure Capping Rent Control Increases

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 12, 2022

    The Santa Monica City Council this week voted to place on the November ballot a measure capping at 3% the rent increase for rent controlled units City officials said this measure will support rent controlled tenants who will be impacted by the 6% rent increase that will take effect September 1. Annual increases are currently based on inflation and limited to a maximum increase of $140. The proposed measure would reduce the cap to 3% or $70 for future years, said city officials. If the voters app...

  • Up in Smoke: A special, and intimate Q&A session with two of the world's favorite comedians: Cheech And Chong.

    Observer Staff|Aug 12, 2022

    One half of the stoner-hippie comedic duo Cheech and Chong, Richard "Cheech" Marin has become perhaps one of the most well-known and respected Chicano achievers in the world of entertainment. As an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian, Cheech is a man who has proven that he has the intellect and wit to make a simple smile appear in any situation. At the side of his partner Tommy Chong, he enjoyed immense off-color comedic success in the 1970's before moving into a...