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Articles from the October 3, 2017 edition

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  • Tom Petty is Dead At 66, after a Heart Attack and Final Day in Santa Monica UCLA Hospital

    Observer Staff|Oct 3, 2017

    Update: Tom Petty did pass away Monday night at 8:40 pm.®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news Petty was found unconscious at his home not breathing and in full cardiac arrest on Monday, October 2, 2017. Initial reports indicated that he had died, but they were later retracted as his death could not be confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department....

  • @StephenPaddock of England Predicted to Have a Rough Day on Twitter

    Observer Staff|Oct 3, 2017

    England's Stephen Paddock carries a baby on his back in his profile photo. He loves football, lives in Lichfield, and owns no automatic weapons, and had nothing to do with the October 2, 2017 shooting already being called the worst mass shooting in US History. Yet, he will have the roughest day imaginable on twitter. "Shout out to @stephenpaddock for having the most unfortunate twitter handle of 2017." tweeted a woman named KS. "@stephenpaddock I'd like to apologize in advance for all the...

  • LV Shooters Father, Benjamin Paddock, was a Bank Robber Described as a "Psychopath."

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 3, 2017

    Las Vegas Shooter Benjamin Paddock's father was also a "sociopath" and a killer, it turns out. He was at one time on the FBI's most wanted list, and was sentenced to a long prison term at the time of his death. In 1960, Benjamin Braddock tried to run over an FBI agent in Las Vegas, while fleeing from a bank robbery. He was also described as suicidal. His son, Stephen Paddock, committed suicide in Las Vegas after shooting more than 500 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas. The elder...

  • Santa Monica Burglary of a House Near San Vicente Blvd, Ends in Arrest

    Observer Staff|Oct 3, 2017

    Update, 9/29: Lt. Saul Rodriguez issued the following statement: On September 27, 2017 at about 12:08 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of 14th Street. The reporting party/victim saw the suspect in his backyard looking through his patio door. The victim contacted the subject. The suspect told the victim he was looking for his friend. The victim called the police and the suspect fled. The victim followed the suspect to the area of 12th...

  • City Appoints Suja Lowenthal New Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Airport Affairs

    Constance Farrell, City of SM|Oct 3, 2017

    Suja Lowenthal, currently the Community and Government Engagement Manager for the Big Blue Bus, will transition to the Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Airport Affairs. She replaces Nelson Hernandez, who holds the post until his retirement on October 6th. Securing local control of Santa Monica Airport has been a longtime community priority and was selected as one of the City Council's top strategic goals adopted in 2015. Ms. Lowenthal has served in planning and community engagement...

  • Touring Torrance: Global Foodie Adventures All In One City

    Kat Thomas, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 3, 2017

    Last week ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to get to discover the world of Torrance, California, one bite at a time. Uncrowded and welcoming, Torrance is a secret stash of rich local experiences waiting to be shared. 15 minutes from LAX, 1.5 miles of pristine beach, 2.7 million square feet of shopping bliss (most of it located the at the Del Amo Mall, the 5th largest mall in America!), and 14 hotels perfectly designed for any need. Torrance is stepping into the spotlight as the perfect...

  • How The Miss America Pageant Became The Leading Scholarship Foundation In The World

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 3, 2017

    Most people have a one sided view on pageants, which is they are all based on beauty, but this could not be further from the truth, I was absolutely amazed and impressed to learn that the organization is in actual fact the number one Foundation for college scholarships in the world, and here is how it all came to fruition.. Miss America began as a bathing beauty pageant on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey back in September of 1920. The original idea was to extend the tourist season by...

  • Cause of Death? Speculation Mounts that Tom Petty Died of Fentanyl Poisoning.

    Stan Greene|Oct 3, 2017

    Fentanyl, also known as fentanil, is an opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action. It also has a high risk of addiction and death. Did the same pain killer that took Prince Rogers Nelson and others from us, also take Tom Petty from us? The Petty Camp have released very little information. Their public statement is merely that he went into "Cardiac Arrest." Everyone who dies, goes into cardiac arrest. We know that Petty gave a concert at the Hollywood bowl last week,...