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Articles from the October 27, 2021 edition

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  • City Council to Focus on Methane Gas Levels at Former Landfill

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2021

    Is the former Santa Monica landfill underneath Gandara Park and the Municipal City Yards emitting high levels of methane gas? That's what the Santa Monica City Council will focus on next Tuesday night when it will hold a study session on the city's gas monitoring system for the former landfill site. "In several instances, anomalies have been recorded at a handful of locations that exhibit temporary increases in methane levels that exceed the regulatory threshold of 5% by volume," said city...

  • Petition to Save Parking Structure 3 Gathers 5000 signatures.

    Observer Staff|Oct 27, 2021

    Local Briefs A group of local residents and business people are trying to talk the City out of an ill considered plan to tear down a downtown Santa Monica parking structure, and replace it with "affordable Housing." The group says it has gathered 5000 signatures on a petition. The group's press release reads as follows: "This morning a group of Santa Monica residents and business owners delivered individual packages to Mayor Sue Himmelrich, members of City Council and the City Manager,...

  • Gascon Uses Loophole in the Law to Resentence and Release Violent Felons

    Kathy Cady, Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Oct 27, 2021

    Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón's focus is not on prosecuting crimes, but on resentencing defendants who were convicted, sentenced and had their appeals denied, sometimes decades ago. Even more disturbing is that the Los Angeles County public defender's office is writing some of these resentencing motions for prosecutors to file, which deliberately omit or, at best, gloss over adverse controlling case law. All this is happening under the supervision of a deputy public defender "on...

  • Lockdowns, Masks, Vaccine Mandates and Why All Women Don't Just Get Mastectomies

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Oct 27, 2021

    Covid-19 was a trailing third in causes of death in the United States in 2020 according to "The Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2020" by Farida Ahmad and Robert Anderson in the medical journal, JAMA Network. With 345,323 deaths attributed to Covid-19, the disease caused only a little over half as many deaths as the two top killers: cancer with 598,932 deaths and the winner, heart disease, with 690,882 deaths. Yet the public response to Covid, led by public health and government officials...

  • After ATM Robbery, LAPD Apprehends Suspect on the 2200 Block of Midvale in West Los Angeles.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2021

    One local resident reported that a suspect had attacked four people in the parking lot at Chase Bank, corner of Olympic Blvd and Westwood. The suspect had fled to a backyard on Midvale. After a search including a police helicopter LAPD apprehended the suspect, who was placed under arrest for attempted armed robbery. Residents of the normally quiet 2200 block of Midvale Avenue in West LA, were confronted late Saturday morning with heavy LAPD presence. At 11 am, about 20 LAPD black and white...

  • How Cats Came to Rule Ancient Egypt, And Learned to Shape Shift in the Process

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2021

    This Spooktober, the Observer has been featuring articles about cats -- first the black cats that are the hallmark of the season, followed by their festive ginger counterparts. This week, we're featuring a trick-or-treating bag brimming with a wide variety of cat mythology and superstition from around the world. While not an exhaustive treatment of the subject, we hope the taste of some of these legends might spark your interest. Japan: Bakeneko and Nekomata. Ancient beliefs in parts of Japan st...

  • Social Security Would Go Broke if They Didn't Tax Benefits

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Oct 27, 2021

    Ask Rusty – Is Taxing Social Security Fair? Dear Rusty: Taxing Social Security benefits isn't fair. It would benefit everyone if seniors could earn as much as possible without having their Social Security taxed. We would still be paying into Social Security which would help the fund. I also feel that all people earning over $100,000 should pay into Social Security because they can afford it. This would help fund Social Security without hurting anyone financially. Many seniors are struggling fina...

  • Health Department Gives Amusing "Covid-Safe" Suggestions for Halloween Celebrations

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Oct 27, 2021

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a tip sheet today on how to celebrate Halloween "Covid-safe." Suggestions include practical ideas like making your Covid-mask part of your costume and avoiding crowded places with poor air flow. (Interestingly, health officials warn against wearing a costume mask over a face mask, admitting this would make breathing difficult. Why didn't they think of that when they were tellng people to double-mask?) But some of the "guidance" dips int...

  • Jamie Kennedy Set To Headline An All Star Line Up At Feinstein's At Vitello's.

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Oct 27, 2021

    Comedy has thankfully been keeping folks laughing throughout these uncertain covid times, whether it be outside or inside venues, with comedians constantly performing throughout the Los Angeles area. On Thursday 28th at the legendary Feinstein's Room at Vitello's, comedy legend and actor Jamie Kennedy will be headlining and bringing his quirky, hilarious, upbeat and above all, sincere set of jokes and life observations. Kennedy refreshingly walks to his own drum with a biting wit he casually...