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Articles from the August 28, 2023 edition

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  • Bob Barker Dies at 99, After Long Career in Television, Movies. Most Remembered as Host of "The Price is Right."

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 28, 2023

    Bob Barker has died after a long illness, his family announced on Saturday. He was 99 years of age. Barker's wife Dorothy Jo died of lung cancer at age 57 in 1981. He had frequent fights with skin cancer after a lifetime of tanning. But it is uncertain what finally took his life. It may simply be extreme old age. Robert William Barker (December 12, 1923 – August 26, 2023) was an American television game show host. He hosted CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the l...

  • Stop the Incineration of our State

    Jill Chapin, Special to the Observer|Aug 28, 2023

    Wildfires. Hundreds of lives lost. Thousands of homes destroyed. Millions of people without power. Billions of dollars in damages. Everyone seems to opine on where to point fingers for the mind-numbing fires we are enduring across our state. But the following fires here in California show a common denominator in each tragedy: - In 2003, San Diego Cedar Fire investigators determined that fires broke out in three areas, scorching 273,000 acres, caused when San Diego Gas and Electric power lines...

  • Garbage Dump Burns in Qaqortoq, Greenland; No one injured

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 28, 2023

    8/19: A garbage dump caught fire in Qaqortog, Greenland Saturday. The fire was extinguished by helicopter. Greenland is wet and cold and fires outside of settlements are rare, though not unheard of. No one was injured in the blaze. The remote Arctic country, part of the Danish Realm has a total population of 50,000 in an area about a third the size of the United States. Qaqortoq, formerly Julianehåb, is a city in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland, located near Cape Thorvaldsen....

  • California Supreme Court Reverses Opinion of Court of Appeal in Redistricting Case

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 28, 2023

    8/24: California's highest court has reversed the decision in Pico Neighborhood Association vs. City of Santa Monica. The City may (or may not) be required to implement a system of districts in local elections, in order to rectify alleged bias against Latinos and other minorities. The State Supreme Court ruled that the Cal. Court of Appeal applied the wrong standard under the California Voting Rights Act, or CVRA. In 2018, the PNA and Maria Loya convinced a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that...

  • As Republicans Debate, a Rock is Discovered in Greenland That Resembles Donald J. Trump

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 28, 2023

    Will democrat prosecutors indict an outcropping of rock? Well, they might if it looks like Donald J. Trump. The former president's image appears on an outcropping of rock in the Arctic country, one of the world's most remote places. All this, just before Republican presidential hopefuls such as Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy meet to debate on Wednesday night. All to the exclusion of Donald Trump, who chose instead to be interviewed by Tucker Carlson. Can it be a...

  • Mass Evictions at Barrington Plaza to go Forward; Subway "Mystery Meat" Case Dropped; One Arrest in Glendale Flash Mob Robbery; Anaheim Former Mayor Pleads Guilty in Stadium Sale and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Aug 28, 2023

    Courts, Rulings & Lawsuits Court trims Gascón recall supporters' access to voter records, but recall supporters call it a win The committee seeking to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said a California appellate court decision handed down last week was a win for recall supporters, even though the appeals court limited their access to some voter records. The recall supporters said the decision does not slow down their effort to allow L.A. voters the chance to remove f...