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Articles from the October 13, 2022 edition

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  • Parents Rally at SMMUSD HQ in Santa Monica, to Protest the Sudden Closure of John Muir Elementary School due to Mold

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    1/6/22: Parents met at SMMUSD headquarters, to protest the sudden closure of John Muir Elementary school due to mold. John Muir was abruptly closed following the District's announcement that toxic mold found at the school presented a health risk to students and staff. The school closure forced the dispersal of 280 students and 42 staff to various schools within the SMMUSD school district, said the group of parents in a press release. "If you don't listen when your employees tell you there's...

  • Mystery Wave: Did Ukraine Use a Kilo Class Soviet Submarine to Torpedo Both the Crimean Bridge and the Nord Stream Pipeline?

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    There has been increasing speculation that the Ukraine Navy might have used a submarine to damage the bridge connecting Crimea to Southern Russia. Security camera video seems to show a mysterious wave below the bridge just before it exploded, as if a torpedo had arrived, or a submarine had emerged nearby. The destruction of the Nordstream II pipeline was not in the national interest of the Germans, who lost access to Russian gas. Nor was in in the Russian national interest, as they could have...

  • Godzilla, Rodan: The Best Crimean Bridge Memes. As the Kerch Bridge Burned, So Did the Internet Memes

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    On October 7th, 2022, the bridge connecting Russia to Crimea, exploded. Ukraine hasn't formally taken responsibility, but it is presumed that they are behind it. Both sides have quietly said a bomb on a truck blew up, perhaps with a hapless Georgian driver who thought he was hauling cheese. The memes started to flow hard and fast as soon as the bridge exploded. Rodan and Godzilla have of course, both appeared. "Select all the squares with the Crimean Bridge" is my personal favorite--none of the...

  • Brian Dahle's Campaign for California Governor Gains Steam as he Proposes Real Solutions

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 13, 2022

    I asked Republican candidate for California Governor Brian Dahle: How would you solve the crime problem in California? "By getting rid of the revolving door in California. When there's no punishment of criminals, crime skyrockets. This is not really surprising.” He added, “We were sold Proposition 47 as "the Safe Schools and Neighborhood Act.” But releasing criminals early did not make neighborhoods safer. “We have seen a 40% increase in murder in California in two years, since the release...


    Oct 13, 2022

    The GMC HUMMER EV 'Malibu Series', curated by Don C and shot on location in the Santa Monica mountains, brings together a unique cast-all leaders in their own fields-to explore the capabilities of the world's first all-electric super-truck. Titled Off-Road Beast, Immersive, Superfast, Design and Next-Gen Electric, each episode has been crafted to put the vehicle and the films' protagonists through their paces. The GMC HUMMER EV Pickup was revealed in Fall 2020 (1) and has already taken the...