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Articles from the December 10, 2021 edition

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  • Britons Will Work From Home Again, as Great Britain Moves to "Plan B"

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 10, 2021

    3/9/21: At a press conference Thursday morning London time, British PM Boris Johnson said the country should move to Plan B. People should work from home once again, he said. Citing the danger of Omicron varian of corona-virus, Johnson said that Omicron could cause 1,000 hospital admissions a day by the end of the year. The UK's Prime Minister said it was necessary to move to Plan B to 'buy time' for the National Health Service to study the Omicron strain. 'It has become increasingly clear...

  • Third Omicron Case Starts to Peel the Mask off Health Officials' Belief that Vaccines Prevent Transmission

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Dec 10, 2021

    December 7, 2021 - The third case of Omicron infection has been detected in Los Angeles County, according to health officials. We predict they will stop telling us about each new case detected by the beginning of next week because there will be too many of them. This particular case is in a person who recently traveled in West Africa. The individual is fully vaccinated, as were the other two Omicron cases in the county. Mild symptoms are reported. Of the other two cases, one was also said to...

  • Scammers Target Seniors During the Holidays

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 10, 2021

    WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 3 – Tis the season to be jolly and for seniors to beware of fraudsters who target the elderly this time of the year. What makes older folk more susceptible to becoming targets for scammers during the holiday season? The consensus is that the older we get the more charitable we become, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The National Institutes of Health calls it "positivity bias." It's a condition that makes "older adults draw more positive affect from bo...

  • Police Union offers $20k Reward for Arrest of Alvardo Murderer; Blames Soft-on-Crime Public Officials for Recent Shooting of 2 Children and Current Homicide Wave

    Los Angeles Police Protective League|Dec 10, 2021

    UPDATE:The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is offering a $20,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of twelve-year-old Alexander Alvarado who was shot and killed in Wilmington on Monday. Los Angeles (CA) Yesterday, a young boy was shot and killed, and a 4th-grade girl and a 20-year-old woman were shot in Los Angeles in the same incident. This is the just the latest example of the rampant gun violence gripping our city. Despite the increase in gunshot and...

  • Word of a School Shooter at Santa Monica High School Causes Panic at Pacific Palisades High as well.

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 10, 2021

    The word of a shooter at Santa Monica High School (there was no actual shooter), also caused an evacuation 3 miles up the road at Pacific Palisades High School (Palihi). When parents and students arrived at PaliHi Monday morning at 8:00 am, they found LAPD officers waiting out front. Apparently, word of a rumored school shooter had reached authorities as to PaliHi as well. Students were sent home from PaliHi later that morning. The press of students all rushing to leave school ahead of the...

  • Solutions for the Problems afflicting our Downtown in Santa Monica

    John Alle, Property Owner in Santa Monica|Dec 10, 2021

    The following letter was sent to the entire city council, the city manager, and police chief. Chief Batista and City Manager White both replied with thanks to the author. A. SHORT TERM (IMMEDIATE) Objective: Stabilize safety 1) Update the current requirement of property and/or business owners having to renew the NO SITTING OR LYING IN THE ENTRANCE NOTICE from every 30 to 45 days, to INDEFINITELY. This would immediately create a uniform enforcement environment which would streamline compliance...

  • Second Omicron Case Found in LA County, Also in Fully Vaccinated Individual

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Dec 10, 2021

    December 6, 2021 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced today they have discovered a second individual in the area who is infected with the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The infected individual is a college student returning from holiday travel to the East Coast. This person is fully vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms. County officials have concluded, "based on travel history," that it is "likely" the infection was acquired outside of Los Angeles County. Four da...