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Articles from the September 21, 2020 edition

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  • Westbound Lanes Closed in the McClure Tunnel Just After 7 PM Sunday Night

    Observer Staff|Sep 21, 2020

    Traffic during the Covid19 epoch is a mere shadow of its former self. But an occasional crash reminds us of what we're missing. An automobile crash Sunday night in the McClure tunnel, which links the PCH with the Interstate 10 Freeway, backed up traffic to Pacific Palisades and Malibu. The crash caused a SigAlert. The California Highway Patrol cleared the accident, and did not immediately release a report of injuries....


    Sep 21, 2020

    FAIRMONT MIRAMAR HOTEL & BUNGALOWS LAUNCHES HOME SCHOOL LUNCH DELIVERY, A MEAL SERVICE DESIGNED TO GIVE BACK As parents continue to face many challenges surrounding life's current events, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows would like to assist by relieving an everyday stress for local residents while supporting families in need. With the majority of schools in Los Angeles County operating online for the foreseeable future, Fairmont Miramar introduces Home School Lunch Delivery. Launching on...

  • Magnitude 4.6 Temblor Strikes at 11:37 pm Friday. Earthquake Epicenter 2 Miles Southwest of El Monte, California

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2020

    Residents of the westside were awakened 25 minutes before midnight Friday night, by a sharp temblor. Caltech's seismology lab said it measured 4.6 on the logarythmic Richter scale, making it one of the sharpest jolts of the last 20 years. People jumped out of bed, but no injuries or damage was reported. "3km WSW of South El Monte, CA, 2020-09-18 23:38:46 (UTC-07:00)", read,-139.92188&extent=58.30949,-50.09766 The earthquake...

  • Massage Parlor Reopens in Santa Monica, But This time The Action is on the Street For All to See

    Mary Leipziger, Senior Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2020

    Who are those masked men and women massaging backs and feet on Wilshire Blvd? We sent our most senior photographer to find out. After a 6 month closure mandated by Governor Newsom because of Covid 19, The Bao Foot Spa reopened several weeks ago. A small comfortable spa works out bodily kinks using massages on the back,neck,feet, calves and hands. It has set up two outside stations on Wilshire Blvd at Euclid. It has been in that location (Euclid and Wilshire) for 5 years. Piran Zarisan, the...

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Malicious Influences During the Election Campaign

    Corva Corva, A logical opinion|Sep 21, 2020

    Many are concerned about "election interference" during the campaign season leading up to the November election. The words mean different things to different people. Some see images of Macedonian trolls at computer banks pretending to be Trump supporters on Facebook. Others think of foreign electronics experts fiddling with election computers. Still others imagine postal workers going rogue and dumping mail-in ballots. ​Whatever your fear, here are five ways to avoid having your choices i...

  • Your kids can be politically indoctrinated in public school according to current California law - and it's about to get worse

    Corva Corvax, A logical opinion|Sep 21, 2020

    The California State Legislature passed AB 331 in September, a bill requiring a semester of ethnic studies for high school graduation. A model curriculum, hundreds of pages long, is available for public comment and will be approved in March of next year if the governor signs the bill into law. 80 groups, spearheaded by the Amcha Initiative, an organization opposing anti-Semitism on campuses, signed a letter urging the governor to veto the bill. While the authors of AB 331, which includes Santa...

  • Car Fire Burns 200 Acres North of Palm Springs

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2020

    A brush fire in the hills just North of Palm Springs burned 200 acres at 'critical' rate of spread, official said. The blaze was first reported as a "Car Fire," meaning a tail pipe or other part of a car or truck ignited the fire. Firemen were alerted to the blaze at about 2:40 p.m. in the 15900 block of Snow Creek Road, Cal Fire public safety information specialist Maggie De La Rosa said. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The blaze is very visible from highway 111, a main road...

  • Phyllis E. Morrison, 98

    Lena Jenkins, Phyllises daughter|Sep 21, 2020

    Phyllis E. Morrison, wife of Archie M. Morrison, passed away peacefully on 9/12/2020 in Eugene Oregon at the age of 98. Phyllis leaves behind her 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Despite her large family, Phyllis always made time for everyone. After raising her children, she began a career in nursing that was indicative of her love of helping others. Moving from Michigan to Santa Monica, Phyllis met and married Archie Morrison. Phyllis joined St. Bede's church in the...

  • US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87. #SCOTUS #NotoriousRBG trending on Twitter.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died suddenly at the age of 87. She died on September 18, 2020 of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home, her office announced. She was known to have had at least 3 surgeries for cancer over the last 3 years. A favorite of the left, Ginsburg was the author of some of the Court's most far reaching and liberal rulings, and the longest serving justice on SCOTUS. Her death will greatly complicate the US Presidential election, which was already...

  • Go Daddy Stops; Service Outage in 70% of United States; Hosts About Half of US Websites. Domains and Emails also Affected.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2020

    Update: We received the following email today at 11:36 am PST: "Santa Monica Observer Editorial Team, Earlier today you published the following article: GoDaddy is not currently experiencing a service outage and did not have any outages earlier today. To summarize, our team has not identified any service outages. The...