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Articles from the August 16, 2018 edition


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  • Santa Monica City Council Approves Extensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 16, 2018

    8/14: Concerned about the effect on marine wild life, the Santa Monica City Council has tightened existing law banning plastic. The City will require restaurants and those selling food to go, to supply marine degradable materials. After January 1, 2019, this will include straws, lids, plates, bowls, trays, containers, utensils, stirrers, cups, and lid plugs. Plastic straws will no longer be available, even upon customers' request. All materials used to enclose take out food in the future, will...

  • City of Santa Monica Paid for Study Damaging to City's Voting Rights Act Position

    Aug 16, 2018

    The trial in the voting rights case brought by by former council candidate Maria Loya and the Pico Neighborhood Association against the City of Santa Monica finally began last week. A bombshell dropped in court on Friday Morning. Plaintiff's attorney Rex Parris told the Court that on Thursday, councilman Tony Vasquez revealed that the City Commissioned a study of voting patterns in Santa Monica, but the City never disclosed that study to Plaintiff's. According to Parris, some city council...

  • 2 American Airlines Pilots Reports UFO Over Phoenix Arizona March 27, 2018

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 16, 2018

    It is not uncommon for pilots to report UFOs. But when 2 experienced airline pilots report the same UFO in a populated area, that is hardly a typical sighting. Mar 27, 2018 - Two pilots report UFO sighting in Arizona. They reported it to Albuquerque Center air traffic control between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. local time. Audio recordings have been released after an unidentified flying object was spotted by pilots from two different planes over Arizona last month. "Was anybody above us that passed us...

  • Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors Returns to Santa Monica

    Phyllis Grabot, Corridor Comms|Aug 16, 2018

    Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors, part of the Dignity® Memorial network of funeral providers, which has served the Santa Monica community for more than 75 years, is relocating to 2500 Broadway, Building F-125, Unit 1127, Santa Monica, 90404. The funeral home will offer exceptional service and compassionate care by appointment either in the office, in the family's home, or by email. Stanley Scott, location manager, and Georgianne Danko, funeral director, both...

  • LA Food & Wine Fest Features Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, Curtis Stone and Alex Seidel

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer|ERROR

    The 8th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival returns to town August 22-26 for five days. The programming runs the gamut of tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. The all-star chef lineup includes those heading some of Los Angeles' most-celebrated restaurants as well as nationally-acclaimed culinarly stars. Two of the festival's marquee events, the Lexus...

  • The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Weekend Set to Sizzle at Barker Hanger

    Preity Uupala, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 16, 2018

    The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will take flight on the 22nd to 26th August and is set to have overwhelming success taking place over 2 different locations, Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica Barkar Hangar. Spanning over 4 days, Angelinos will be treated to a scrumptious food and wine fiesta this year. This remarkable event offers the opportunity for guests to go on a food strolling adventure and have access to book signing and photo sessions with some of the world's best chefs. The...

  • Hollywood honors the Teen choice awards at the GBK Gifting Event

    Preity Uupala, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 16, 2018

    Hollywood honors the Teens choice awards at the GBK Gifting Event August 16th, -Los Angeles, This Award season, GBK, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2018 Teen Choice Awards Nominees by hosting its Annual Luxury Oscar gifting lounge. Held at Dave and Buster's in Hollywood, the official place to eat, drink, play and watch sports for young adults and families alike. This Awards season saw luxury lifestyle brands being showcased such as: 3DCheez, a unique...