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Articles from the September 3, 2016 edition

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  • Brock Turner released from Jail Early, As Victim Partially Recants Her Story

    Leo Darrell, Former prosecutor|Sep 3, 2016

    Her lengthy statement was read out loud on the floor of Congress and by Vice President Joe Biden. Women staged dramatic readings of her 25 page manifesto. Her name is not known, and yet for two weeks she was the most famous woman in America. Everyone just knew that six months in jail was just not enough for such a heinous crime. But was it all the truth after all? Convicted rapist Brock Turner has gone this year from being a Stanford student and a member of the varsity swim team, to being a...

  • Mysterious Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County

    CDPH|Sep 3, 2016

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are looking for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting deaths of three southern sea otters in late July or early August. A reward of at least $10,000 is being offered for this information. The three male sea otters, two sub-adults and one adult, were found dead between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, between...

  • Trump Visits Mexico: Gamble Pays Off As Trump Looks Presidential. Will It Translate Into Votes?

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 3, 2016

    It was the high point of a rough August for the Donald. Towering over Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Donald Trump managed to look downright presidential. He controlled the conversation by picking which reporters could ask him questions (a right ordinarily reserved to the host). He said nothing especially controversial, by Trump standards. And most of all, he managed to meet with a foreign leader of an important US constituency. Benjamin Netanyahu famously refused to meet President...

  • Biggest Ever Burglary Investigation Yields Gang Arrests of 12 East Coast Crips and 2 Local Doctors

    Christine Emerson, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 3, 2016

    The result of the longest and most extensive residential burglary and narcotics investigation in Los Angeles has ended in the arrest of 12 suspected burglary suspects, all members of the East Coast Crips, and two doctors. Dubbed "Operation Money Bags," the investigation involved the Torrance Police Department along with law enforcement agencies in several Southern California counties. Also participating was the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. For three years a group of burglars...

  • Schools Are Hot, But Your Kids Better Obey The Dress Code Anyway

    SMMUSD Official|Sep 3, 2016

    After deciding to start the school year in the third week of August several years ago, the school district has managed to determine that the complete lack of air conditioning in any of its classrooms might be a wee bit of a problem. June is typically a cool month in Santa Monica. August, not so much. Apparently, the number of schoolkids nodding off during a hot summer afternoon has prompted the below measures. Dear parents and guardians, We understand that a comfortable classroom temperature is...

  • For Anais Nin, Self-Examination Through Writing was More Intimate Than Sex

    Jennifer Gross, Evolutionary Media Group|Sep 3, 2016

    Anaïs, A Dance Opera, explodes on stage by incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting edge stage production that explores and illuminates the riveting life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin and her world of words, sex, passion and creativity. Anaïs, A Dance Opera celebrates Nin's story as one of personal and artistic triumph which continues to influence the world today. Sensuous, probing, compelling and thought provoking, the production is presented with one li...