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Articles from the December 1, 2016 edition

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  • Woman Charged with Tagging Government Buildings with Anti-Trump Graffiti

    Observer Staff|Dec 1, 2016

    On a day when Donald Trump doubts the level of Clinton support in California, a 37-year-old woman was charged with tagging messages against Donald Trump at government buildings in downtown Los Angeles' Civic Center. This caused thousands of dollars in damages, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office alleged. Victoria Jayne Bay, 37, of Los Angeles faces four felony counts of vandalism over $400 damage, graffiti. Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal...

  • Kansas Mom Who Provided Mass Shooter Cedric Ford with Weapons, To Be Sentenced.

    AP|Dec 1, 2016

    A federal judge will weigh the mental state of a woman who gave her ex-boyfriend guns he used in February's mass shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory in deciding what her sentence should be next week. The defense attorney for Sarah Hopkins has filed a sentencing memorandum that includes her psychological evaluation in advance of Monday's hearing before U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita. Though the memo is sealed, earlier defense filings cited an evaluation in March that...

  • Bruce Springsteen To Narrate The Audiobook Edition Of His #1 Bestselling Memoir BORN TO RUN

    Zane|Dec 1, 2016

    Bruce Springsteen will narrate the audio edition of his critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir BORN TO RUN. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish the 18-hour-long audiobook on December 6, 2016. In addition to his narration, Springsteen recorded musical transitions for the audiobook at Stone Hill Studio in New Jersey. Excerpts from the original studio recordings of Living Proof, Long Time Comin' and Born to Run are also featured in the audiobook. "As a lifelong Bruce...

  • Steven Tyler to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award at the United Nations Ambassadors' Ball

    Zane|Dec 1, 2016

    The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations has named Steven Tyler the recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian Award. Tyler will be honored at the Ambassadors' Ball on Dec. 3 in New York. The honor is in recognition of the musician's philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages through Janie's Fund, created by Tyler in 2015 to give his voice to vulnerable girls who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect and are being helped by Youth Villages. "As a father to three daughters, a...

  • Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, A Monumental Box Set

    Zane|Dec 1, 2016

    Many of the Recordings on this Collection Have Never Been Circulated in Any Form. Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings--a highly-collectible 36CD box set containing every known recording from the artist's groundbreaking 1966 concert tours of the US, UK, Europe and Australia--will be released on Friday, November 11 by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 1966 Live Recordings commemorates, in stunning sonic vérité, the 50th anniversary of t...

  • Jimmy Buffett's Classic Albums, 'Songs You Know By Heart' & 'A-1-A,' Available Back On Vinyl For First Time In Decades

    Zane|Dec 1, 2016

    Jimmy Buffett's classic albums, Songs You Know By Heart and A-1-A, have been released back on vinyl via Geffen/UMe, making the timeless records available for the first time in decades on the format they were originally released on. Jimmy's beloved greatest hits album, Songs You Know By Heart, has remained a perennial favorite since it was released in 1985 and has sold more than seven million copies. Buoyed by his trademark single, "Margaritaville," its success acknowledged at the time of...

  • Star-Studded 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Scheduled for December 1

    Zane|Dec 1, 2016

    Eva Longoria will host the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Marc Anthony, Afro Blue, and the Airmen of Note will join Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, The Lumineers, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood in performing a collection of holiday favorites. Taking place on Thursday, December 1, on the Ellipse at President's Park (White House), the special event wraps the National Park Service Centennial year and celebrates the launch of a second...

  • Car Flies off 405 Freeway Near Roscoe, Crashes into Homeless Camp

    Observer Staff|Dec 1, 2016

    A blue 2002 Honda Accord sedan flew off the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley near the Roscoe offramp, and landed on a homeless encampment, the CHP said. The incident happened at about 6:15 pm PST on Tuesday evening, November 29th. Haskell Avenue was closed near the accident site as an investigation proceeded. Three patients were transported to a hospital -- two in serious-to-critical condition. The other person was in fair condition, with injuries that were described as non-life...