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Articles from the September 6, 2019 edition

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  • 34 Dead in Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island, Oxnard. Fire Started 3 am Labor Day

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 6, 2019

    Update, 9/3/19: Twenty victims have been recovered, including 11 females and 9 males, authorities told a press conference Tuesday. Of those victims, 16 had been recovered Monday. Approximately four to six victims were discovered in the wreckage but were unable to be recovered by nightfall. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester said that the Coast Guard had decided to suspend search efforts, as "no additional signs of distress or debris has been witnessed." Rochester said that the 24-hour...

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Insists that She is Well, Despite Evidence that she is Dying

    Samuel Alioto|Sep 6, 2019

    "As this audience can see, I am alive" she said to thunderous applause at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 31, 2019 - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg added her work on the Supreme Court has kept her going by distracting her from her aches and pains from cancer treatment. It is clear however that whoever is elected president of the United States in 2020, will choose her replacement. Her Third bout with cancer seems to be the final blow for Ginsburg, 86. Ginsburg is regarded as...

  • Dance Talks Reveals Life Lessons of Classical Ballet Training at Westside School of Ballet

    Jewels Solheim-Roe, Westside Ballet|Sep 6, 2019

    The experience of training in classical ballet often has a profound and lasting effect in the lives of dancers, though many ultimately pursue careers outside the dance world. That's the message behind Westside Ballet's "Dance Talks" series, which has featured a lineup of successful alumnae such as actress Jenna Elfman and Joffrey Ballet's Lucia Connolly, who have spoken to community youth about the positive impact disciplined dance training has had on their lives. The series has previously...

  • Video: Hurricane Dorian Sitting North of the Bahamas, May Miss Florida Entirely

    Observer Staff|Sep 6, 2019

    "In many ways #Dorian is an even worse hurricane today than yesterday. Forward motion 24 hours ago was 7 mph, now essentially zero. A stationary major hurricane over low-lying populations is the worst. Also it's a bit larger now and high waves extend much farther from center." Tweeted Dr. Rick Knabb, a hurricane expert at The Weather Channel on September 2nd at 2 pm EST. Meanwhile, 2 deaths of children have been reported from the Bahamas, a 6 year old boy and his 4 year old sister. "Storm surge...

  • Pop-up Luigi's on the Santa Monica Pier Gave Free Italian Ice to a Few Hundred

    Taylor Garrett, Meg Creamer

    There's nothing more American than family trips to historic landmarks like Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, and our favorite old cracked bell. And there's nothing more #spoontaneous than recreating these monuments in unexpected places with Luigi's Red, White, & Blue cups and boxes. Coinciding with the launch of their latest "Red, White, & Blue" summer flavors, Cherry & Lemon Swirl and Blue Raspberry & Lemon Swirl, Luigi's brought some of America's most historic monuments to some of summer's...

  • Where to Find Love and Salt, L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Pop's Bagels, Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the Observer|Sep 6, 2019

    This three day epicurean food festival hosted by the Los Angeles Times editorial staff presented many of Southern California's finest restaurants with over 70 friendly vendors offering unlimited food samples, cocktails, beer and wine. On Friday August 30 (730-1030 PM) there was an impressive Italian cooking demonstration with Chiara Soldati (La Scolca) and Georgia Sinatra and Paola Da Re (Pasta Sisters) I sampled a few of LA Times' cooking from Editors Genevieve Ko's flagrant Indian cooking...

  • Santa Monica Residents Charles McIlvain, 44, and Marybeth Guiney, 51, Among Diving Boat Fire Deaths.

    Observer Staff|Sep 6, 2019

    The Torrance Daily Breeze website reports that two Santa Monica residents are among the dead in the Labor Day fire on the diving boat off Santa Cruz Island. Colleagues and friends told the Torrance newspaper that Marybeth Guiney and Charles McIlvain, both of whom were diving enthusiasts and lived in the same Santa Monica condominium building. Guiney, a sales director and ocean enthusiast, left a Facebook page imploring people to protect dolphins and other sea life. Friends remembered her as an...

  • Lithium Ion Batteries Blamed in 'Conception' Dive Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 6, 2019

    A catastrophic fire aboard the California dive boat Conception killing 34 may have been caused by Li-ion batteries or their charger says the boats designer, Roy Hauser. "This had to have been, in my estimation, one of those lithium battery chargers," Mr. Hauser told The Los Angeles Times and "there were electrical outlets in the bunk room" added Hauser. A dive instructor notes some boats no longer allow passengers to charge devices in bunk rooms due to the fire risk. The 34 who died on the...

  • As Pakistani PM says "we are on the brink of a Nuclear flashpoint," Indian PM Modi reassures Trump

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 6, 2019

    Narendra Modi gave us a handshake to remember during the G7 Summit that took place in Biarritz, France this weekend. Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi had a meeting with President Donald Trump during the Summit to discuss bilateral trade and the US- Indian relationship. PM Modi was invited to the G7 as a special guest of French president Emmanuel Macron and certainly made his presence felt. He took the opportunity to clear up the air about the recent Kashmir issue. Kashmir has always been...