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Articles from the September 20, 2018 edition

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  • Samohi Hall of Fame and Samohi Distinguished Alumni Inducted at Elks Club Brunch

    Observer Staff|Sep 20, 2018

    Samohi inducted new members into the ranks of the Samohi Hall of Fame and Samohi Distinguished Alumni. A celebratory brunch was held at the Santa Monica Elks Lodge at 1040 Pico Blvd on Sunday, September 16. Fewer than 100 people have achieved this level of recognition in Samohi's 127-year history, said Crystal Reed, SAA Secretary. The current inductees include author and radio personality Sandra Tsing Loh; astronaut Randy Bresnik; Nobel Prize winner Jeremy Pal; John Dahlem, one of only 41...

  • 9/11 Occupy ICE L.A. Rally Tries to Shut down the Metropolitan Detention Center #occupyicela

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 20, 2018

    Tuesday, September 11th, Homeland Security agents arrested a thirty-year old Marine Corps Veteran, Cory Richard Morgan Gleeson, during a 9/11 Occupy ICE L.A. rally to shut down the Metropolitan Detention Center, in front of the Alameda Street entrance of the facility. Gleeson had joined activists at the event, hosted by Occupy ICE L.A. and ten other grassroots groups so that he could learn more about the Abolish ICE movement. Protesters and activists mobilized to occupy the detention facility,...

  • Over-Hyped #HurricaneFlorence Not as Bad as Predicted. And that was Predictable.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 20, 2018

    We were told once again, that it was the storm of the Century. 3 million people were evacuated, down highways whose direction police reversed, to aid the evacuation of entire Counties. Governors grimly warned "first responders will not come and get you. leave now." Comparisons were made with Hurricane Katrina which hit New Orleans in 2004, and Irma, which forever changed Puerto Rico in 2017. But the truth was far more pedestrian . Yes, there was rain. And wind. And storm surge, and flooding. 14...

  • Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo. Try the Beer Bread!

    Kat Thomas, Editor, Edible Skinny|Sep 20, 2018

    Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny Who's down for some liquid dim sums? A little while ago Edible Skinny explored craft beer ATM style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo and all we can say is we had fun, fun, as Kelly and Kat's Daddy (Tony) got to experience beer tech style! ;-) Housed in a former downtown post office Brewport Tap House is a social dining experience that features a revolutionary gustatory experience, leveraging technology that...

  • Who's that Brunette Sitting Behind Judge Kavanaugh During the Senate Confirmation Hearings?

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 20, 2018

    The woman sitting behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a Twitter star. It is the question all of America is asking. Who is brunette bombshell sitting behind judge Kavanaugh? Zina Bash, 36 has been accused of smirking when Democrats speak and looking "smug." But this is only because she owns the Libs, given her stellar resume. Bash was sitting directly behind Kavanaugh during the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on September 4. The hearing has been subjected to protests from...