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Articles from the August 20, 2018 edition

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 By Samuel Alioto    News    August 20, 2018

Rider Summons Both Uber & Lyft. Lyft Arrives First, so Uber Driver Shoots Him in the head

Experienced Lyft and Uber drivers know it's a common but frustrating practice. A passenger is in a hurry. Nothing prevents him from using the Uber & Lyft Apps on his phone simultaneously, to...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    August 20, 2018

Shawn Landres Appointed to Santa Monica Planning Commission

The City Council appointed Shawn Landres to the Planning Commission at its meeting on August 14th. Landres is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public affairs. He previously served on on...

 

Retirement Fest For Fromin's Founder Maurice Solomon Features Well, Deli Food What Else?

I enjoyed a warm, low key party to celebrate Maurice Solomon's retirement from the deli business after 65 years. His partner and friend from his Cleveland days, Dennis Fromin ,will be the new owner...

 

Aretha Franklin Dies From Pancreatic Cancer, in Detroit at 76

Aretha Franklin has died of cancer in hospice at 76 years of age. The "Queen of Soul" was surrounded by family and friends as she passed quietly. She will be memorialized at a service on Friday....

 

Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap According to Rice University Study

HOUSTON – (Aug. 20, 2018) – Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality between races in the United States, according to...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2018

Loews Hotel and it's Flower Shop Pony Up Minimum Wages to Pay Employees

They charge $800 a night for their smallest rooms, but the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica apparently wasn't paying all their illegal alien labor, the $15 or so an hour the law guarantees them. The Santa...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    August 20, 2018

Statue of the Virgin Mary Vandalized at Saint Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica

The statue of the Virgin Mary that stands at the corner of 7th Street and California Avenue was vandalized early Friday morning. Someone tagged the statute with yellow paint, possibly between 1 and 5...

 

Santa Monica's Leading Luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel Mixes Art, Sparkling Rose Wines and Music...

Santa Monica's luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel recently gave guests a very memorable artistic summer afternoon on the grounds of their romantic Terrazza Garden, which is also a popular wedding...

 

Crowds Swarm to Support Author Riley Perez as he Debuts a Sensational Memoir

Hundreds of guests came out to support critically acclaimed author Riley Perez at his book signing at Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood. His book, 'What Is Real. The Life And Crimes of Darnell Riley' is...

 

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