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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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  • City Water Sustainability Delayed 3 Years After A Decade of Non Stop Construction

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 13, 2018

    It may come as a disappointment to city cheerleaders and cause an eye-roll to the rest of us that the city has announced their plan to become "self-sufficient" in water use has been delayed by three years. Back in 2011, the Santa Monica City Council - largely the same people it is today, seven years later - set a goal of reaching water self-sufficiency by 2020. One can only speculate that their idea was it was somehow more environmentally friendly and also cost-efficient to use local well water...

  • Life is Sweet in Napa Valley - Intimate Micro-Experiences in the World of Wine, Food, & the Art of Relaxation (PART TWO)

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Dec 13, 2018

    Yesterday I wanted wine. Today I'm drinking wine. Follow your dreams...And drink up bitches!!! So here's to life being delicious, all your moments being postcard worthy, and Cabernet all day, everyday in Napa Valley!!! SILVER TRIDENT WINERY Returning to the hustle and bustle of Yountville (or what Napa Valley calls hustle and bustle...), we were greeted at Silver Trident Winery by the glowing Mallory. Intimate and inviting, Silver Trident Winery has appointment only wine tastings in their...

  • 230,000 Acres of Oil Rich Permian Basin Properties Are Now Open to Your Investment

    Ron Irwin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 13, 2018

    Back in 1996 Autry Stephens decided that he wanted to claim his share of oil riches so he struck out on his own and soon named his one rig oil company the "Big Dog Drilling Company." Over the next twenty years Autry Stephens continued to build his company until he eventually ended up with the largest closely held oil producer in Texas based on production volume. He also changed the name to Endeavor Energy Resources L.P. based in Midland, Texas. Once only named "Big Dog," today the truly big...

  • Gleam Davis Elected New Santa Monica Mayor

    David Ganezer, Observer Publisher|Dec 13, 2018

    In an action about as surprising as 25 SM Paramedics and firemen rushing to rescue a homeless guy sleeping on the corner of 7th and Arizona, Gleam Davis was elected Santa Monica Mayor. The Harvard Law School graduate is corporate counsel for AT&T and has sat on the council since taking Herb Katz' seat in 2009. Katz died that year. "Serving the community is an honor and wonderful opportunity to elevate Santa Monicans priorities during an exciting time in the City's history. We have a lot of work...

  • Michael Sargent's New Masterpiece 'The Black Hole' Brings Both The Laughs And The Talent!

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer

    Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents Michael Sargent's much anticipated all-new, off-beat holiday comedy! Audiences are loving The Black Hole's memorable performances with it's talented cast, (a particularly stellar performance from Craig Robert Young) and the witty one liners have left audiences repeatedly delivering much deserved standing ovations. If you have not yet seen this gem, then get your tickets for the remaining performances, you will not be disappointed! This is...