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Articles from the September 1, 2017 edition

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  • The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Weekend delivers once again

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 1, 2017

    Sunday 28th August 2017, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica AirportOver the past 4 days, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has taken flight with overwhelming success taking place over 2 different locations, Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Spanning over 4 days, Angelinos were treat 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 worl...

  • Black Snake Rumbling: Some Native Americans Still Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 1, 2017

    Not since Wounded Knee in 1973, has there been such a great gathering of indigenous tribes as there were in Standing Rock. The first camps were set up in August, 2016, along the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. A year later, 2017, the tribe has achieved a significant victory over an environmental justice analysis. The case is Standing Rock v U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What began as the protests aimed to protect and defend the water, sacred burial sites, and wildlife habitat in danger from a po...

  • Something Tells Me It's All Happening At The San Diego Zoo

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 1, 2017

    Watch a mother langur nurse her tiny baby while battling the half-fatal advances of her teenagers. See a dog lounging with her best friend who happens to be a cheetah. Soar above the treetops in a basket that conveys you across the entire campus and sets you down safely by a store where you can buy useful fanny-packs. All of these things and more can be accomplished at the San Diego Zoo ( This attraction is one of a whole slew of museums, gardens, performances and...

  • US Should Do Away With the Bizarre Concept of Minimum Legal Age

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 1, 2017

    Legal Age is Bizarre It is generally accepted throughout the United States that to lawfully drive a vehicle on public streets and roads you must be at least 16 years of age. But upon reaching 16 years and passing both a written and practical test you may legally take out on public streets and roads a one ton vehicle often capable of speeds in excess of one hundred miles per hour and often in close proximity to scores of other people at any given time. So clearly those who declared that sixteen...

  • Missing Person: Amanda Allen Goes Missing in California, as Relatives Search for Her

    Observer Staff|Sep 1, 2017

    Update, 9/27: Her aunt reports that Amanda Allen has been found, thanks to all for your tips! Tonia Kitts Stephan last spoke to Amanda Allen on July 30th at 9:30 pm."That was the last I heard from her," says Stephans. "I tried to call her phone, but it goes straight to voicemail. "Since then I have put her picture and story all over Santa Monica and with the Department of Justice. Several people have contacted me stating they might have seen her at Venice Beach. Since that time her dog was...

  • SMC Barrett Gallery Hosts Reception for Dumbacher Brothers.

    Grace Smith, SMC|Sep 1, 2017

    The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present "line-of-site," an exhibition of art by Joseph Dumbacher and John Dumbacher. The exhibition features collaborative creations that transcend the typical categories of sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. Recent works by the Southern California artists explore the intersection of light and dark to define a space less considered. The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, September 5, to...