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Articles from the October 26, 2016 edition

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  • Charles Wolf Dies at 92; Founding Dean of RAND's Graduate School Pioneered Modern Policy Analysis

    RAND|Oct 26, 2016

    A10563 RAND NR Masthead_V2 CS5 Contact: Warren Robak 310.451.6913 OFFICE OF Charles Wolf Jr., a leading economist and founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School who was regarded as one of the intellectual founders of modern policy analysis, has died. He was 92. Wolf died Monday of cardiac arrest at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. "Charlie Wolf was a significant figure at RAND for much of its history," said Michael D. Rich, president and chief executive...

  • "Sparkles & The Black Weeping Woman:" Love, Terror, and Latin Ladies

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 26, 2016

    Sparkles is a beautiful young 17 year old about to turn 18 Latina motorcycle riding hard working and love struck girl. Her boyfriend Sang is a handsome slightly older guy who comes from the wealthiest family in the neighborhood and he is madly in love with Sparkles. But despite his great looks and seeming wealth Sparkles is not totally convinced that she really wants to marry Sang. Much of her hesitation we discover comes from her own family experience where for many years her father drank...

  • Report: Struck by SAM Missile, UFO Crash Lands in Saudi Arabia. Alien Reportedly Captured

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 26, 2016

    Houthi rebels fighting the Western backed government in Aden, have reportedly taken down something definitely not Islamic in nature. This from the local press: On Wednesday 19th of October after evening prayers, a large noise was heard in the sky followed by the sighting of an intense, large light heading from the west above a region east of the capital of Riyadh. Residents said the UFO did not look like a meteor. It was a blue green color, and was shooting out green flashes. One witness, a 40...

  • Jackie Evancho To Release Holiday Album

    Zane|Oct 26, 2016

    Platinum-selling, 16-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her latest holiday album, Someday at Christmas (Portrait Records) on October 28. The album features well-known Pop and Opera stars including Italian vocal trio Il Volo , legendary Placido Domingo, YouTube star Peter Hollens, and tenor Vittorio Grigolo. Someday at Christmas is filled with classic Christmas and popular holiday songs, some previously recorded and not widely released, plus two newly recorded songs, "Someday...

  • National Park Service Hosts Third Annual Bird Fest November 12

    Kate Kuykendall, NPS

    All bird enthusiasts are invited to attend this year's Bird Fest at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. "There will be live bird presentations, a variety of talks from bird experts, guided bird walks, children's activities, and representatives from over 30 bird and environmentally friendly organizations" said Sophia Wong, store and events manager for the Western National Parks Association. "This fun event will offer...

  • GSUSA Announces The 2016 National Young Women Of Distinction - 3 CA Girls Among Honorees

    Zane|Oct 26, 2016

    In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has recognized its 2016 National Young Women of Distinction-10 young women from around the country whose efforts reflect extraordinary leadership. As background, each year GSUSA honors 10 Girl Scouts as National Young Women of Distinction, selected from the thousands of exceptional young women in grades 9–12 who earn their Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. National Young Women of D...