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Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition

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  • Elon Musk Proposes a Russia Ukraine Peace Plan on Twitter. Needless to Say, He's Getting a Lot of Hatred on Twitter

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2022

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be loathed on Twitter. Elon Musk posted a peace plan on Twitter, and boy do people hate him for it. The 4 point peace plan invites people to vote yes or no. The proposal has 1.5 million votes, about 2/3rds of which oppose the plan. The peace plan says : 1. Ukraine-Russia Peace: 1- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people. 2- Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until...

  • Homeless Man Jailed After Being Charged With Setting No Less Than 7 dumpster fires in five days in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2022

    A homeless man has been arrested for setting no less than 7 dumpster fires in five days in Santa Monica. He is now in the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail after being charged with seven separate incidents of arson. One fire was behind the Silvercrest aged living facility. The press release reads as follows On September 26, 2022, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed seven counts of Arson against John Dean Thomason, a 51-year-old homeless male. Santa Monica Police Department...

  • Berkeley Law School Student Groups Adopt Bylaw Prohibiting Speakers who Hold Pro-Israel Views, Thus Excluding Over 90% of Jews from Speaking on Any Topic

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Oct 6, 2022

    September 30, 2022 - Multiple student groups at UC Berkeley's School of Law began the school year by adopting a bylaw written by the Law Students for Justice in Palestine (LSJP) agreeing to boycott Israel and any entity supporting Israel. In addition, the new bylaw would prohibit the group adopting it from inviting any speaker who "expressed or continued to hold support of Zionism, the apartheid state of Israel, and the occupation of Palestine." The groups adopting the bylaw also...

  • SMC Student Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Female Santa Monica College Students

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2022

    A suspect was arrested this week in connection with a series of sexual assaults targeting female Santa Monica College students, school authorities announced. In a statement Monday afternoon, Santa Monica College Chief of Police Johnnie Adams said: "Christopher Noah Griddine II, age 27, was taken into custody around 8:20 a.m. on a probable cause arrest warrant for felony sexual assault." The arrest was made on the SMC campus by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with the assistance of...

  • A Disabled and Divorced Veteran Wants to Know her Social Security Benefits Available

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Oct 6, 2022

    Ask Rusty – Veteran Asks About Disability and Ex-Spouse Benefits Dear Rusty: I am a military veteran with a total & permanent disability. I was married for over ten years to a military man who has since honorably separated from military service. I was originally on Social Security disability, which automatically converted to regular Social Security retirement benefits when I turned 65 -- with the amount remaining at the "disabled" level instead of the "regular" rate based on my Social Security e...

  • Amazon Delivery Drivers Really Are Worse than Others

    The Counterfeit Report|Oct 6, 2022

    September 29, 2022, Los Angeles, CA - Amazon's quest to sell all things to all people has a catastrophic carryover -- over 75 dead and scores injured by unsafe trucking contractors. Truckers moving Amazon goods around the country were more than twice as likely to receive unsafe driving scores compared with similar outfits. The investigative article by The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Weaver analyzes Amazon's push for prompt deliveries and the ongoing fallout of injuries and deaths. The WSJ...