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Articles from the December 9, 2020 edition

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  • When Does Christmas Really Begin? Remembering Who We Love as a Hard Year Wraps

    Dr. Glenn W. Mollette|Dec 9, 2020

    Christmas has different beginning times for most everyone. For some it's when you put up the Christmas tree and decorations. For others it's when you wrap some presents and put them under the tree. While for others it's about the Christmas music. When they first start hearing Christmas songs on the radio then Christmas has begun for them. Christmas may begin for you when your family arrives home to share in your celebration. Or your Christmas celebration may really begin when your family...

  • DEA, SMPD Seize 30 pounds of methamphetamine, a Glock Gun, From a Car in North Hollywood

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 9, 2020

    The SMPD announced that it busted into a house in Santa Monica Monday, seizing weapons and drugs from a suspected cocaine dealer in North Hollywood. Guadalupe Zuniga was arrested for narcotics arresting. He was also arrested in 2019 on the same charge. The SMPD press release, written by Myesha Morrison, follows. Santa Monica PD's Special Investigations Unit (SUI) along with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) concluded a long-term investigation into a high-level methamphetamine and...

  • Doctors Claim to Have Discovered Preventative Cure for Covid-19 Called Ivermectin

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 9, 2020

    A doctor speaking to the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security dropped a bombshell Tuesday morning. He claims to have a prophylactic cure to coronavirus. Ivermectin is readily available, and has been used to treat Swine Flu in animals for decades. Pierre Kory, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at St. Luke's Aurora Medical Center in Milwaukee. He told Congress that numerous studies have concluded Ivermectin completely prevents Covid-19 infection. "And so, it is with great pride as...

  • Los Angeles Police Union Says Criminals Have a Voice with George Gascon, incoming District Attorney

    Dustin de Rollo and Tom Saggau, LA Police Protective League|Dec 9, 2020

    Los Angeles, CA-Today, on his first day in office, newly elected District Attorney George Gascon announced several initiatives and priorities for his tenure as District Attorney. The LAPPL Board of Directors issued this statement in response: "As homicides, shooting victims, and shots fired into occupied homes soar in Los Angeles, it's disturbing that Gascon's first act in office is to explore every avenue possible to release from jail those responsible for this bloodshed. The new DA talks a...

  • What Happens When a Prisoner Tests Positive for COVID-19?

    Ms. Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Dec 9, 2020

    Here we go again. For anyone just now tuning in, I'm located here at the California Institution For Women in Corona, California. Earlier this week, all California state prisons were placed on quarantine and began mandatory testing of all state prison inmates... My housing unit got tested 3 days ago. Presently, my unit has about 85 women. It can hold 120. Anyway, I had a sense that Covid-19 might be present in my housing unit. There's been a lot of coughing in my building lately. So, yesterday,...

  • California State Prisoners to Have Priority in Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

    Ms. Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Dec 9, 2020

    As of Tuesday Dec. 1st, all California prisons went into a "quarantine" lockdown coupled with mandatory testing of ALL inmates. This is to brace for the covid-19 surge impact. As Governor Gavin Newsom essentially locks down the entire state, he labels state prisoners among highest priorities in receiving the coming vaccine doses, according to multiple news reports. Will you take the vaccine? I doubt I will. But, thanks to the Governor, I have that choice! Thanks, Gavin!! You Rock!! Now, if you c...

  • No More Haircuts; Entrance Screening at Shops - ICU Drops Below 15% in Southern California, Triggering State's Stay Home Order

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Dec 9, 2020

    December 6 - Over the weekend, ICU remaining capacity at hospitals in the Southern California region dipped below 15%, triggering a new set of of closures in various sectors of the community. The new restrictions will take effect Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 pm. Governor Newsom had warned last week that if ICU capacity at hospitals in a designated area, such as Southern California, dropped below 15% remaining capacity, the state's Regional Stay Home Order would kick in. On December 5, Southern...

  • 2020 Worst Year Ever, Says Time Magazine in Upcoming Cover

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 9, 2020

    TIME Magazine will distribute its print edition starting tomorrow, and the cover will declare 2020 with a red X over it, to be "the Worst Year Ever." This year has, of course, been characterized by the Covonavirus pandemic and its economic and social impacts. Worldwide, 65 million people have contracted Covid-19, and over 1 million people have died so far from it. A promising vaccine said to be 90% effective, is just beginning to be distributed. The red X has historically only been used 4 other...

  • Cardi B Offers to Match Any Donation, After Criticism of Tweet Asking Whether She Should Purchase "88k Purse"

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 9, 2020

    Rapper Cardi-B says she'll match anyone's donations, as a discussion about her charitable work emerged on Twitter. Some questioned her tweet asking fans if she should purchase an '88K' purse, presumably meaning one that cost $88,000. "I was a grateful recipient of $500 from you this summer. Despite your charity, your tweet about spending 88K when people are literally struggling to survive is insensitive. Your charity does not preclude you from critique. We love you and want you to learn from...