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Articles from the August 16, 2020 edition

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  • President Trump's Younger Brother Robert Trump has Died at 71 of a Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Samuel Alioto|Aug 16, 2020

    The president's younger brother Robert Trump has died at 71, after a fall and a cerebral hemorrhage. He also developed COVID-19 and complications of coronavirus while in the hospital. Update: Robert was hospitalized at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital in New York City on August 14, 2020. President Donald Trump visited him the same day, later stating that he was very ill and was having a hard time. He died the next day, the cause was not disclosed. The New York Times reported about a family f...

  • Fisher Hardware, Enterprise Fish Company Close

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 16, 2020

    Covid-19 will be the death of many retail businesses, many but not all of them non-chain restaurants. For the last half century, Enterprise Fish Company has sold salmon, lobbed lobster and hailed halibut in a brick seafood themed store just off of Main Street. Now, that business has closed. Fisher Hardware is also closed in its Lincoln and Colorado location. No doubt the land will go for high density housing, because who doesn't want to live at Lincoln and Colorado? Bourget Brothers Building...

  • Election integrity will be put to the test in California this November

    Susan Shelley,|Aug 16, 2020

    New York City tried to make voting easier, and the result was chaos. City elections officials were overwhelmed with a flood of vote-by-mail ballots, more than 400,000, or ten times the usual number in a primary. Many ballot envelopes came in without the required postmarks. That problem may have been caused by processing errors at the post office. The envelopes provided to voters to return their ballots were postage-paid, which may have led to incorrect handling and missing postmarks. Late Monday...

  • Life at Costco has Changed. Not entirely for the good.

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Senior Writer|Aug 16, 2020

    Life has changed. Usually Sunday a parking space at Costco was golden- you had to walk to one edge of the lot to find one, but not any more. I found one in aisle A Getting into the building before the virus was on axis- straight through the door. Now management has set up metal barriers- three in parallel formation. You pick up a shopping cart, that has been sanitized with spray and enter the facility along the front wall edge-. where you are counted at the doorway. There are many signs,...

  • Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter-LA Terrorizes Mike Bonin's Constituents in Virtual Town Hall on Reimagining Public Safety

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Aug 16, 2020

    Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin's Town Hall on "Reimagining Public Safety" provided no workable answers but plenty of insults to his constituents on the Westside. The panelists suggested reducing the police budget in LA to roughly 3 percent of what it is today and labeled immoral anyone who would call the police to handle a violently mentally ill homeless person. And that wasn't even the worst of it. ​Bonin held the virtual town hall on Monday night and left the agenda up to Black L...