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Articles from the December 12, 2019 edition

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  • Samohi Alumnus Questions Nancy Pelosi at Washington DC CNN Town Hall

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 12, 2019

    In one of those moments that shortens the seven degrees of separation between Santa Monica residents and the power brokers in Washington, Samohi alumnus Dean Chien was chosen to ask Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a pointed question at the Town Hall in our nation's capital on December 5. Chien was president of Santa Monica High School's student body when he graduated in 2016. Now, as a senior at Johns Hopkins University, he's once again student body president and has been on the Dean's list...

  • Bottlefish Restaurant: Empire Builders' Next Act after California Pizza Kitchen

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 12, 2019

    Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax founded California Pizza Kitchen in 1985; today it has over 270 locations in 30 states and 11 countries; along with a presence at major airports, college campuses, sports stadiums, and the frozen section of grocery stores. In 2016, the very successful duo launched Bottlefish, raising the question, could Bottlefish be the next CPK? We decided to dig deeper, and the partners graciously obliged. Q: The two of you have managed to maintain a long and very successful...

  • Bears, Coyotes Eat Homeless Man Sleeping in Griffith Park

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 12, 2019

    Has Griffith Park's famous mountain lion, P-22, developed a taste for human flesh? Experts say probably not, but something ate a homeless man who died in LA's Griffith Park. A hiker in Griffith Park discovered a dismembered head and other body parts. Authorities including a forensic team from the Los Angeles county Sheriff's department have concluded that a homeless man died and then was consumed by coyotes, bears and other wildlife. A hiker discovered dismembered human body parts in Los...