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Articles from the October 4, 2016 edition

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Vons Stores Give Customers Plastic Bags Instead of Paper at Local Pavilions Stores

9/30: This week the Vons and Pavilions stores in Santa Monica and the local region have been selling customers "reusable" plastic bags instead of providing the usual, more environmentally-friendly...

 

Roto-Rooter Plumber Heroically Saves Helpless Kitten Trapped in Drain

Friday September 23, started as any other evening for Roto-Rooter assistant manager Mike Jennings. He had just finished an estimate for a water heater repair in the Citrus Heights community of Crosswo...

 
 By Observer Staff    News    October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Could Kill 1000 in Haiti, Jamaica as Category 4 Storm Tracks Landfall

Matthew is expected to scrape western Haiti on Monday as a major storm bringing 145 mile per hour (230 kph) winds and life-threatening rain to the southern coast, while simultaneously lashing...

 

Hair-Pulling and Skin-Picking: Understanding Hidden Behavioral Disorders

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors expects to reach more people than ever with its 10th annual Awareness Week for hair pulling, skin picking, and related disorders. From October...

 

Paralyzed Man Regains Use of Arms and Hands after Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

On March 6, just shy of his 21st birthday, Kristopher (Kris) Boesen of Bakersfield suffered a traumatic injury to his cervical spine when his car fishtailed on a wet road, hit a tree and slammed into...

 

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