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Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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  • Buys the Naming Rights for Staples Center From AEG Group, which Operates the Facility

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    Staples Center will be renamed the Arena on Christmas Eve. is a rival to Coinbase, a website where one can purchase and own bitcoin and other crypto currencies. The Staples Center is the home of the Los Angeles Lakers. Owned by AEG, the naming rights will go to The sports venue, part of "LA LIVE!" is the home to the Sparks, the Hockey Kings, and the LA Clippers as well. The LA Times broke the story at 9:05 pm on Thursday: The downtown Los Angeles venue - home...

  • Astroworld Tragedy Claims 10th Victim. Not to Worry: Travis Scott Offers to Pay All Funeral Costs.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    Why does anyone show up to watch a Travis Scott concert? I mean, the dude has a history of exhorting violence at his concerts. We'll get to that in a moment. As a 10th victim of the Astroworld tragedy died Friday, Rapper Travis Scott said in a statement that he would pay all funeral costs "and provide other help to victims of this tragedy." Actually, the statement was written by crisis management PR people, but that's typical in such circumstances. The Statement is below. At least 12 lawsuits...

  • Man Killed in Hit and Run Vehicle Accident on 10th Street and Pico Blvd in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    9 Santa Monica police have confirmed that a pedestrian died after a hit and run accident on 10th street and Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. The unnamed man was in an unmarked intersection at 10th street Saturday evening, when he was struck by a vehicle and killed. Pico Blvd East of Lincoln had been paved this weekend. However it was uncertain that this was a factor in the accident. "The suspect vehicle is possibly a white Dodge Challenger (or similar) with red racing stripes over the hood....

  • Paris Hilton Parties with Invited Wedding Guests At the Carousel on the Santa Monica Pier

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    Paris Hilton celebrated her wedding with a few lucky guests on the Santa Monica Pier Friday night, 11/12/21. I asked the young handsome actor type guy what folks were waiting for at the parking lot across the street from the Lutheran Church. "We're waiting for shuttle vans to take us to a private wedding event on the Pier," he said. It's about half a mile from the Santa Monica Pier. But it turns out, he was telling the truth, and the private part was for socialite Paris Hilton, and her groom,...

  • NASA Prepares to Send Orion Spacecraft Around the Moon in February, 2022.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    NASA is in final preparations to send the Artemis Spacecraft around the moon in February. The craft will be unmanned, but will be followed in 2023 by a manned mission to the moon. They will actually land on the moon by July of 2025. NASA could move up their moon landing if they had just $5.9 billion more from Congress. Without it, they may be beated to Earth's companion in space, by the Chinese space program. Or even worse, by Elon Musk. Needless to say, NASA has gone fully woke with the...

  • Rock Star Sophia Urista Squats, Pees on a Male Fan's Face During Concert

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    In what could perhaps be viewed as destiny in a name, Brass Against's Frontman (Frontwoman?) Sophia Urista peed on a male fans face during a performance in Daytona Florida on Thursday night, 11/11/21. And the footage has, well, leaked. The singer invited a male fan up on stage after saying she needed to urinate. Sophia Urista, the frontwoman for New York-based cover band Brass Against, was partway through a performance at the Welcome to Rockville festival when she told the crowd she needed to...

  • Legendary Stevie Wonder Closes Global Citizen Live Los Angeles at the Greek Theater

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    Global Citizen Live Los Angeles was the last location of the 24 hour worldwide broadcast to fundraise to defend our planet and defeat poverty by petitioning world leaders, philanthropists, and the private sector to give priority and commitments towards climate change, starvation, and vaccine equity. This spectacular concert took place on Saturday evening, September 21, 2021 at the Greek Theatre, located at the south section of Griffith Park, 2700 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, 90027 This...

  • Holiday Events Include Cirque du Soleil, 'La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin', Pacific Chorale Theater

    Chanin Victor, Events Editor

    Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft Theater Announce Five Year Partnership to Host its Blockbuster Touring Production Starting Spring of 2022 OVO – A buzzing spectacular, opens on March 16, 2022 for an extended series of performances Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”) and Microsoft Theater are proud to announce their new exciting partnership for presenting a Cirque du Soleil touring production within L.A. LIVE each spring for the next five years. OVO – a high-energy and high-ac...