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Articles from the October 7, 2018 edition

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  • Murder Victim: For Steven Ray Cruze, Death was the Price of Avoiding Traffic

    Oct 7, 2018

    An avid fisherman who sometimes camped outside in Santa Monica to avoid a commute to his home in San Gabriel was murdered as he slept on Thursday morning, September 20. Steven Ray Cruze Jr, 39, a father of two, decided to sleep under the Santa Monica Pier after a night of fishing, his lifelong hobby according to his family. He planned to wake up and go to his two jobs working on charter fishing boats in Marina del Rey. Instead, he was beaten in the head with a blunt instrument. Cruze probably...

  • Romaine Calm and Carrot On at The California Vegetarian Food Festival #vegetarian

    Kat Thomas, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2018

    Last weekend Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend the California Vegetarian Food Festival at Raleigh Studios! In our quest to embrace our inner herbivore, we walked the booths with yoga guru Jordana Reim (who teaches at Yoga Nest in Venice)! We discovered that the California Vegetarian Food Festival, now in its second year, celebrated the mighty vegetable hearty hardcore. The California Vegetarian Food Festival was produced by the U.S. Veg Corp, an event production and marketing brand...

  • Hack Your Life - Tech Products That Will Free You From Your (Antiquated) Desk!!!

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Oct 7, 2018

    7 percent of working Americans occasionally work remotely and over a third of workers would change jobs for the opportunity to do so, according to Gallup's "State of the American Workplace" survey. Fighting the establishment and working remote saves both time and money. Remote jobs site FlexJobs estimates that working from home can save you as much as $4,668 a year! So raise your fist and shout: "I deserve a better life than one locked in a box!" And the Revolution is building! FlexJobs and Gla...

  • Hey Mambo! Mambo Italiano, Hey Go Go ---- To George's Pizzaiolo

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2018

    There it is right on one of the most driven on streets in Burbank, California and yet up until recently it seemed to have almost vanished. But then the original owner George Rizzo returned to George's Pizzalolo located conveniently at 2202 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, California so I dropped in and was extremely pleased. It is unpretentious yet warm and charming. The walls, as is appropriate to its Burbank location are covered with a wide variety of move posters, some very old movie posters...

  • Why Won't Any of the Incumbents Talk About Crime? It's All Residents Talk About

    David Ganezer, Observer Publisher|Oct 7, 2018

    It’s shaping up to be a weird and wild election season, despite the fact that the City Council incumbents will walk into their 40th terms as City Council members. Surprise! It may not count, as the redistricting lawsuit marches on. Armen Melkonians is a local rabble rouser (my term), founder of Residocracy on Facebook, “which has grown quite a bit, we’re getting more readership and it continues to grow. And it goes to show you that people are very concerned about crime, because most of the p...