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Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition

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  • Just Keep Taking Those Drugs, Says Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Aug 17, 2023

    August 9, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health appears to have given up on getting addicted residents off of drugs. In a recent press release warning of the potential presence of the veterinary anesthetic xylazine in illicit drugs, the Department included one sentence in a 700-word press release that advised people not to use illicit drugs. The next six paragraphs described ways to "minimize the risk." Nowhere in the press release did the Department list phone numbers, websi...

  • Five People Trapped in a Car in Lahaina Rescued During Fire by Hawaii Emergency Services

    Aug 17, 2023

    It is one story of thousands. But one family caught in a white van in downtown Lahaina while the town was destroyed in the fire of 8.9.23, left a tale of fear and eventual redemption, via text messages. "My brother's girlfriend's cousin and his family were caught in their vehicle in Maui while the wildfires suddenly erupted around them. No cell service, so Apple Emergency SOS was the only way they could get in contact with first responders. Literally saved their lives." Tweeted @Michael...

  • Librarian Stumbles into Homeless Man Who Was Nearly Murdered As Librarian Closes the Public Library in Ocean Park Santa Monica

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 17, 2023

    Police have arrested a suspect for the attemp[ted murder of a homeless man. A librarian found the victim Wednesday night outside the public library in Ocean Park, as he closed the library. That Andrew Carnegie library is over 100 years old, and features a children's reading room. Due to Prop 47 and other progressive ideas that promote drug addiction and homelessness, it seems incongruous to have a reading room or a library at all in Santa Monica. But anyway, here's the press release from the...