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Articles from the November 22, 2016 edition

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  • Report: UFO Following President Elect Donald Trump's Helicopter

    Observer Staff|Nov 22, 2016

    When Donald Trump said he intended to deport illegal aliens, he was referring to the Earthly kind. But like Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, President Elect Donald Trump's helicopter has been photographed with an Unidentified Flying Object in pursuit. This according to images appearing in the British and American press. The Express says that the UFO's have known about...

  • Local Coast Guard Radios Aren't Working -- Public Advised to Contact Them By Phone

    USCG Public Affairs|Nov 22, 2016

    LOS ANGELES − Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach is experiencing a temporary degradation in channel 16 VHF/ Radio communication capabilities throughout the Santa Barbara and Channel Islands areas. Communication pathways have been impacted due to loss of service through Bald Mountain Radio Tower Range. All mariners operating in the Santa Barbara or Channel Islands area are urged to contact the Coast Guard through alternative means. The main line of communication for Coast Guard Sector L...

  • US Coast Guard Issues Heavy Weather Advisory for So Cal Beaches

    USCG Public Affairs|Nov 22, 2016

    LOS ANGELES - The Coast Guard warns beachgoers and boaters of a heavy weather/high surf advisory warning issued by NOAA for Southwest California beaches. The heavy weather/high surf advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m., Monday. A large west to northwest swell will continue to move across Southwest California coastal waters. Heavy weather and high surf will affect all west and northwest facing beaches beginning Saturday morning through Monday evening. Surf is expected to build to 10 to 15...

  • "Muslims Tear Apart Christmas Tree in US Mall" is Yet Another Fake News Story

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2016

    Fake news stories did not disappear from the Internet after the election. A video on Youtube attached to a news story at US, claims that the video shows Muslims at a US Mall tearing apart a Christmas tree. "Watch what these Muslims do when they see a Christmas tree being set up at the mall!" "Ahh, the religion of peace and tolerance. Whenever Muslims move to Western nations they try to change everything about the culture to conform to sharia law. When they're not doing that...

  • Noam Chomsky: "Republican Party Is The Most Dangerous Organization in World History"

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2016

    Professor Noam Chomsky has been blamed more than any other single person, for the wave of political correctness that has swallowed academia. Now, in an interview with, Chomsky fought back against the man elected by Americans as the antidote to his philosophy. "On November 8, the most powerful country in world history, which will set its stamp on what comes next, had an election,"...

  • Reality Check: Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony.

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2016

    Thanksgiving, a day that shall forever live in gluttony. It is also a day of family and friends and celebration of the early begins of what ultimately became the United States of America. So above all else by all means enjoy the day fully and with minimal restraint. Just go for it BUT know the facts. I looked at what I believe to be a rather typical Thanksgiving Day meal. It consists of turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes all covered in gravy. I added some creamed corn, cranberry sauce, a d...

  • Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Café Opens in Los Angeles!: Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted

    Kat Thomas, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2016

    "Time spent with cats is never wasted."--Sigmund Freud A massive line of humans stand in front of a storefront on Melrose Blvd gawking and smiling like they do at the Christmas displays in the film "Miracle on 34th," but instead of a magical man in a red suit on other side the other side houses 20 magical creatures of the four legged furry kind: CATS!!! LA's first cat café has come to town in the form of the second location of the DC based Crumbs and Whiskers. But this isn't BYOC (Bring Your...

  • At 35, Jared Kushner will be President Trump's right hand man

    Observer Staff|Nov 22, 2016

    Ten years ago, Jared Kushner's Dad, Charles Kushner, was convicted of Tax Evasion and Campaign finance law violations. The prosecutor: A young man named Chris Christie. "The unceremonious removal of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as chairman of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team," says CNN, "won't be the last power play by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a young businessman who is shaping up as one of the central figures of the new administration. Kushner is far less well known th...

  • 105 City of Santa Monica Employees Are Paid Over $300,000 a Year

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 22, 2016

    It's an open secret that Santa Monica Police officers and other City employees are the best paid in the world. hopes to rip off the mask on why. In Newport Beach, a city about the size of Santa Monica, 13 employees make more than 300,000 per year. In Long Beach, a city six times the size of Santa Monica, 13 employees make more than $300K a year. In Santa Monica, 105 employees make more than $300,000 per year. So says, A CBS 2 investigation...

  • Report: Apple to Begin Assembling iPhones in the United States, As Donald Trump Predicted

    Observer Staff|Nov 22, 2016

    In what is no doubt an opening salvo in a trade war with the People's Republic of China, Donald Trump has threatened to add 45% tariffs to iPhones not built in the United States. This echoes what the Republican President Elect said during the recently concluded, 2016 US Presidential campaign. China's response? President Xi Jinping of China stated to Trump that he placed "great importance on the China-U.S. relationship, and look[s] forward to working with you to uphold the principles of...

  • Reuters: Tsunami Hits Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Following Earthquake

    Observer Staff|Nov 22, 2016

    A tsunami of up to 1.4 meters (4.5 feet) had been observed around Sendai, about 70 km (45 miles) north of Fukushima, with smaller waves hitting ports elsewhere along the coast, public broadcaster NHK said. Television footage showed ships moving out to sea from harbors as tsunami warning signals wailed, after warnings of waves of up to 3 meters (10 feet) were issued. "We saw high waves but nothing that went over the tidal barriers," a man in the city of Iwaki told NTV television network. The...