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Articles from the November 20, 2016 edition


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  • Trump May Offer Secretary of State to Mitt Romney, Former Republican Nominee

    Nov 20, 2016

    As if he wanted to prove that he does not hold a grudge, Republican Nominee Donald Trump will meet with his personality antithesis to discuss offering Mitt Romney Secretary of State. The position is regarded as first among equals for Cabinet members, in part because the US Constitution makes the Secretary of State 4th in line to the president. Vice president and Speaker of the House are in front of Secretary of State, in the Presidential line of succession. Former Republican presidential...

  • Horsing Around In Long Beach At The Longines Masters Series

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer|ERROR

    The Longines Masters Series tour that makes stops in Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong is the number one show jumping event in the U.S. and one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. This year the Long Beach Convention Center nabbed the second season of the LA stop from the Staples Center in LA. Hosting the four day event came with enormous logisitical challenges: managing 300 horses, 50 of whom had to be transported across the Atlantic and quarantined, 153 riders from 25 countr...

  • Morning in America, Again. The Victory of Donald Trump Recalls the Reagan Revolution

    Michael Greer|Nov 20, 2016

    It's morning in America. America won last night. Our system worked. The American people instinctively believed the country was going in the wrong direction and yesterday they said so. I don't believe we elected Donald Trump as our next President as much as we rejected a Hillary Clinton Presidency. Those who know me know I've not been a Trump supporter. He has said and done many things that concern me greatly. Yesterday, I didn't vote FOR Trump, I voted AGAINST Hillary Clinton, socialism, global...

  • 7-11 Fight Between Police Officer and Suspect Who Tried to Gouge his Eyes

    Observer Staff|Nov 20, 2016

    The 7/11 at 16th Street and Santa Monica Blvd was the scene of a life or death struggle between a man and an SMPD officer last night. The SMPD Officer had previously arrested Darryl McIntosh, who wanted revenge. A fight broke out when a police officer entered the 7-11 at about 7:25 p.m. on Oct. 28 to buy coffee. At the same time the suspect, Darryl Andrew McIntosh, also walked into the convenience store and deliberately shoved the police officer, said Santa Monica Police Department spokesman...

  • Disenfranchised Voters Rally against Trump's Unpopular Win

    Liz Miller|Nov 20, 2016

    Since last Tuesday's shocking defeat of the popularly chosen presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by the electorally chosen Donald Trump, thousands of protestors have poured into the streets in major cities across America – and that's exactly the right thing for them to do. The electoral college system has devalued the votes of populated states to such an extent that twice in the last five elections the candidate with the most popular votes has lost the presidency. An electoral vote in...

  • 20 Obama Policies, Laws Donald Trump Will Immediately Revoke

    Nov 20, 2016

    To the consternation of progressives and the delight of conservatives, President Elect Donald Trump will, with his pen, strike 20 well known policies adopted by President Barack Obama. Everything from Common Core to sanctuary cities, will be history on January 21, 2017. The following list of doomed policies was compiled by Karen Yourish of the New York Times: Here are some of the parts of the government that Donald J. Trump promised to dismantle if elected. In the days since the election, he...

  • Latino Farmer Conference in Monterey, California Draws Nearly 300 Attendees

    Zane|ERROR

    California's second annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference was held in Monterey, Calif., to provide tools and resources to help farmers and ranchers be successful on their land. Nearly 300 farmers are in attendance, which is being conducted in Spanish and translated into English for all attendees. "The resources and people here today helped me achieve the success that I have now," said Javier Zamora, farmer and keynote speaker. "They are key to your success as a farmer or rancher as...

  • "A Nice Family Christmas" at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in Burbank

    Ron Irwin|Nov 20, 2016

    If laughter truly is the best medicine, and it is, then one of the very best pharmacists is without a doubt playwright Phil Olson and one of the best medical directors has to be Doug Engalla who together with their staff of medical/acting professionals has just premiered the powerful laughter medicine they are calling "A Nice Family Christmas." I mean from the first opening lines to the surprising joyous conclusion the entire audience was in almost constant laughter. Heck the old guy sitting...