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Articles from the December 16, 2020 edition

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  • Former Santa Monica Mayor Bob Holbrook Dead at 79

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 16, 2020

    Former Santa Monica City Council Member Robert "Bob" Holbrook has passed away. The former Mayor had been ill for sometime, reportedly with Lymphoma. Bob Holbrook was born in Santa Monica in 1941. He attended local schools, graduating from SamoHi in 1959. Holbrook was first elected to the SMMUSD School Board in 1982, and to the Santa Monica City Council in for 35 years off and on, ending in 2014. Seen as a businessman and a voice of reason on the council, he played the opposition role to the...

  • Make Drug Companies Reveal if Pharmaceuticals Come From China, says Senior Group

    John Grimaldi, Association of Mature Americans|Dec 16, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 11 -- Here's a scary thought courtesy of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: "China is the world's largest producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The United States is heavily dependent on drugs that are either sourced from China or include APIs sourced from China. This is especially true for generic drugs, which comprise most prescriptions filled in the United States. Drug companies are not required to list the API country of origin on...