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Articles from the December 7, 2016 edition

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  • Apple's "Share With Everyone" Frankenstein Commercial is a tear jerker

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 7, 2016

    Can you feel left out even if you own the latest iPhone 7? You can if you're Frankenstein's monster. The computer giant has released a 2 minute commercial on their youtube page which shows Frankenstein's monster (Brad Garrett), descending into a town to sing "Home for the holidays." He is encouraged by a little girl, who recognizes that he just needs to feel included. The whole town joins in on the caroling. The ad switches rapidly back and forth from the 19th Century to the 21st, but then that'...

  • Irving Berlin's "White Christmas: The Musical" Brings Holiday Joy at the Pantages Through Dec. 4

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 7, 2016

    Well here we are at that magically time of year when Thanksgiving is a warm memory and Christmas is straight ahead. And here in Southern California that means that most of the trees still have leaves, flowers are still very much in bloom and generally we only need a sweater or light jacket to venture outdoors. Yet we can still relate to those magical words: I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones I used to know Where the tree tops glisten and children listen To hear sleigh bells...

  • Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood named inaugural Habitat Humanitarians

    Zane|Dec 7, 2016

    In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity will launch Habitat Humanitarians to recognize the invaluable contributions of its high-profile volunteers. This generous group serves as mission champions, advocates and spokespeople to raise awareness of the need for decent, affordable shelter in the U.S. and around the world. The inaugural Habitat Humanitarians are former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood....

  • David Cline of Santa Monica Among 33 Confirmed Dead in Oakland Fire

    Observer Staff|Dec 7, 2016

    The Ghost Ship fire in Oakland killed at least 33 people, including David Cline of Santa Monica. He was apparently moved to Berkeley and studied there. His name was released along with the names of 12 other victims in the historic tragedy. Other names and ages of victims released Sunday night include: Cash Askew, 22, Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Sara Hoda, 30, Donna Kellogg, 32, Nex Iuguolo, 32, Family have also identified Pete Wadsworth, Barrett Clark, Ara Jo and 17-year-old Draven McGill as missing...