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Articles from the December 21, 2023 edition

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  • A Convo About Santa Methica, 35,000 Feet Above Kentucky

    Jon Berg, Special to the Observer|Dec 21, 2023

    In Early November, I had an illuminating conversation about Santa Monica on American 2916 heading west from LaGuardia to Dallas/Ft. Worth. The middle seat on the Airbus was empty and the 60ish gentleman sitting in the aisle seat was well groomed and well dressed. Quiet at first, he began to chat somewhere over Kentucky. Introduced himself as Paul K., a lifetime New Yorker, proud of his humble southern Italian origins and subsequent success in the restaurant/food business. He three years ago...

  • Driver Accidentally Crashes Into Biden Motorcade in Wilmington, DE

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 21, 2023

    Update, 12.18: James Cooper, a 46-year-old man, was charged with DUI after crashing his car into President Joe Biden's motorcade in Wilmington, Delaware, as Biden was leaving dinner last night. Later, police determined it to have been an accidental collision, and Cooper was released from custody. 12.17: A car has crashed into President Joe Biden's parked motorcade in Wilmington, Delaware, leaving Biden "shocked." According to the Daily Mail, Biden's Secret Service agents pulled their guns on the...

  • Four Seasons Hotel LA at Beverly Hills Brings the Ultimate Après Ski Holiday Experience

    Melissa Curtin, Guest Post

    The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is so festive this time of year, filled with floor-to-ceiling bedazzled Christmas trees adorned with velvet bows and gold and silver grand ornament balls lining the entrance. Find the elegant menorah setting and admire the dripping red poinsettia blooms cascading like waterfalls. Just walking through the lobby will ignite the holiday cheer – the perfect place for a photo shoot with memorable winter backdrops. Visit this glamorous urban oasis t...

  • Serial Vandal Charged in Absentia with Leaving Anti-Semitic Graphics all over Burbank and Glendale

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Dec 21, 2023

    December 13, 2023 - Yesterday the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced charges against a serial vandal who has defaced numerous properties with iron crosses, swastikas and the letters "SS." Klinton Allister Dion, 32, has been charged with two counts of vandalism of religious property, a hate crime; and 10 counts of hate crime – displaying a Nazi symbol/etc., on public and private property. It is further alleged that the offense is a hate crime within the meaning of Penal Code S...

  • Attacker of Beverly Hills Jewish Couple Hit with Charges that Could Lead to a Life Sentence

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Dec 21, 2023

    December 13, 2023 - Charges have been brought against a man accused of attacking an elderly Jewish couple on their way to synagogue in Beverly Hills. Jarris Jay Silagi, 44, of Los Angeles was charged yesterday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney with one count of attempted second-degree robbery; one count of elder or dependent adult abuse, infliction of injury; one count of assault with a deadly weapon; and two counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury....