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Articles from the August 15, 2020 edition

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  • Even in Life After Death, The Catholic Church is On Trial

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Aug 15, 2020

    The Catholic church must go to trial over funds appropriated from cemetery maintenance fees. On Friday, July 31, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles lost a summary judgment motion to dismiss a lawsuit against them by an estimated 90,000 class action victims regarding their failure to maintain cemetery grounds for the eleven cemeteries in the Los Angeles area. The lawsuit centers around a decision the Archdiocese made in 2007 to transfer $80 million from their cemetery maintenance trust...

  • Santa Monica Pier Reopened, Partially. What Does That Mean? We Sent Our Most Senior Photographer to Investigate

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 15, 2020

    The Santa Monica Pier is opened- sort of. The usual entrance is off Ocean Ave and Colorado, on a steep incline. This has been closed and pedestrians are directed to Seaside, several blocks south. A visitor is deposited at Hot Dog, a good place for a snack. Bubba Gump Shrimp , some ice cream stores/cake shop/coffee bars are opened, with seating nearby to enjoy a warm summer afternoon. It is possible to order food to take out as well. Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park situated on the...

  • Local Resident Says She Came Home To Find Burglar Typing on her Computer, Using her Credit Cards

    Samuel Alioto|Aug 15, 2020

    A woman who lives south of Montana but north of Washington on Euclid, reports that she and her husband left home, and returned Friday evening to find a large gentleman using her credit cards in her computer. "Daisy" adds that 48 hours later, the same man tested the locks and attempted to gain entry again, despite the obvious presence of security cameras. Her entire "next-door" post is below. Lock your doors! Burglarized once and then returned 1:30am today. In the last 48 we were burglarized...

  • Kashmir is No Longer an Apartheid warzone- Thanks to the Indian Government.

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 15, 2020

    Exactly one year ago, on August 5th 2019, a 72-year wait was over. Prime minister Narendra Modi of India had just reversed the political blunder committed by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru regarding the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a day that will be forever remembered as history was being rewritten. The Indian parliament had just voted to integrate the State of Jammu and Kashmir fully and finally with the rest of India. Something the country has been longing...