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Articles from the December 29, 2017 edition

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  • Santa Monica in Transition: Top Ten Local News Stories of 2017

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 29, 2017

    It has been a year for the record books! While a Santa Monica Observer Intern goes to Washington and writes speeches for a Republican president, 3 of 7 members of the SMMUSD Board end up under investigation for conflict of interest. In no particular order, here our our top ten stories of 2017: 1. DISTRICTING LAWSUIT - The City has spent several million $ already and plans to keep fighting a losing battle 2. SMRR supposed to mean Santa Monicans for Renters Rights but has morphed into a...

  • Elon Musk Plans to Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars in January 2017

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 29, 2017

    No, this isn't fake news. The CEO and founder of Hawthorne based SpaceX rocket company, plans to use the maiden voyage of the Falcon Heavy Lift rocket to take his Tesla Roadster to Mars. Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is planned to be sent to a heliocentric Mars transfer orbit. Falcon Heavy is a reusable super heavy-lift launch vehicle being designed and manufactured by SpaceX. The Falcon Heavy (previously known as the Falcon 9 Heavy) is a variant of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and will consist of...

  • What's Up With The US Post Office Lately? Mail Not Delivered, Odd USPS Behavior Seen

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 29, 2017

    The Postman only rings twice. But sometimes, not at all. Some local residents complain of poor service and frankly odd behavior by the Postman lately. On social media, some residents note that delivery often occurs after 9pm and delivered by people not in uniform. At local post offices, some days the boxes are not delivered until the end of the day. At residences, letter carriers knock at doors after dark, but do not place mail in mailboxes as they would during the day. Regular carriers appear...

  • Hard to Believe: Los Angeles Rams Rout the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Dec 29, 2017

    There's a new sheriff in the NFC West... wearing a blue helmet with white horns. The reign of the Seahawks came crashing down at CenturyLink Field as the Los Angeles Rams pillaged Seattle, 42-7. The win gave the 10-4 Rams a two-game lead over the Seahawks with two games remaining in the 2017 regular season. It was the worst beating suffered by Seattle since Pete Carroll started coaching there in 2010. The Seahawks finished first in the NFC West four times in the past seven years including a...

  • TWAS the Last Weeks of Shopping Before Christmas, PART TWO

    Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny|Dec 29, 2017

    'Twas the last days of shopping and all through the land, There were people purchasing for friends, family, and their assistants de right-hand. So we made a list of some of Edible Skinny's favorites for under the tree! They're presents perfect, much more practical than the proverbially requested pony! ;-) For The Lazy One in Your Life Davines Hair Refresher This dry cleansing mist is the perfect excuse to sleep in. A dry shampoo that offers a touch of hold, Davines Hair Refresher, brings hair...