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Articles from the January 8, 2024 edition

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  • Elon Musk: "At This Point, There is No Question This Administration Is Facilitating Illegal Immigration."

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 8, 2024

    Tweeting pictures of 15,000 migrants on their way north in a caravan from Southern Mexico, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also tweeted: "While it is trivial to enter the United States illegally, it is insanely difficult for legal immigrants to move to the United States. This is madness! We should shut down illegal immigration and greatly increase legal immigration.” Musk also tweeted that "At This Point, There is No Question This Administration Is Facilitating Illegal Immigration.” While this is abs...

  • Sweet Lady Jane Closes Bakery on Montana Avenue, And It's Other Six Locations

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 8, 2024

    Sweet Lady Jane bakery closed all 7 of its locations on Sunday December 31, including it’s location at 17th Street and Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. The chain issued a press release that said: "We did not come to this decision lightly nor quickly. While the support and loyalty of our customers has been strong, sales are not enough to continue doing business in the state of California, allowing us to service our lease obligations and pay our treasured employees a living wage without passing t...

  • Satire: Claudine Gay Accepts Leadership Position in Hamas Hours After Deputy Leader Passes Away

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 8, 2024

    Combining two headlines from Tuesday morning, @Harrisonkrank posted that "Claudine Gay Accepts Leadership Position in Hamas Hours After Deputy Leader Passes Away." The Harvard Crimson newspaper reports today that President Claudine Gay has resigned. This following controversy over her apparent plagiarism of academic appers, and a disastrous testimony before Elise Stefanik at the house of representatives last month, in which Gay said whteher or not calling for the genocide of Jews violates...

  • Wildlife Rescue in Santa Monica

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Jan 8, 2024

    December 20, 2023 - Austin Muhs, a professional astrologer, musician, and filmmaker living in Santa Monica, has an unexpected sideline: rescuing injured and sick wildlife. He came by the side gig via working civilian rescue during natural disasters. "My teams were in hurricanes Harvey, Florence, and Maria," Muhs says. They became expert at pulling both human beings and animals out of bad situations. During the Paradise Fire disaster, Muhs says his group, 999 Rescue Team, rescued 500-600...

  • Could a Common-Law Wife Collect Social Security Survivor Benefits?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jan 8, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Will My Friend's Fiancée be Entitled to a Survivor Benefit? Dear Rusty: I have a very good friend who has cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. He is 71 years old and is currently receiving Social Security benefits. He has been living with his fiancée for a little more than 2 years, but they have been a couple for about 15 years and will be married in the next few weeks. She is 60 years old. I am naturally concerned about his, and her, future so my questions are: · What...