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Articles from the January 20, 2021 edition

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  • Vienna Bakery Closes After 67 Years on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 20, 2021

    Those of you who like me, are constantly searching for their fix of chocolate dipped cookies and Rugala, we will just have to find your daily pastry elsewhere. Vienna Bakery has closed its doors after 67 years on Wilshire Blvd and 12th Street in Santa Monica. The kosher bakery has supplied my shul for many years. I have attended countless bar and bat mitzvahs featuring challah and deserts from Vienna Bakery and Restaurant. But as Joni Mitchell sang, everything comes and goes, pleasure moves on...

  • A Plan to Restore Social Security to Solvency as America Ages

    Russel Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jan 20, 2021

    With Social Security's finances in the spotlight these days, especially since COVID-19 devastated the U.S. economy, there is no shortage of ideas for how to reform the Social Security System (SS) to restore it to financial solvency. Some proposals have originated in Congress (Social Security 2100 Act) and others have been floated by various "think tanks." In the latter case, some independent "outside-the-box" proposals advocate entirely scrapping the existing Social Security Act in favor of a...

  • Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin Claims Police Union to Blame for Layoffs when LA Cut $150 million from the Police Department: Makes Sense, Right?

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jan 20, 2021

    Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin continued his attack on the city's police union January 12, with an emailed statement claiming the police union alone is standing in the way of the metropolis regaining financial solvency. According to Bonin, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, alone of all employee unions in the city, is refusing to delay taking contracted pay raises. The Los Angeles Police Protective League quickly released their own statement, which saw matters quite differently....

  • Parolee Caught and Released by SF District Attorney 5 Times in 7 Months Proceeds to Kill Two in DUI

    Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys Association|Jan 20, 2021

    Courts & Rulings Allegation of strike as to one count applies to others The Court of Appeal for this district, in a 2-1 opinion, held on Friday that where an information alleged in connection with three counts a prior which, under the Three Strikes Law constituted a "strike," the trial judge did not err in doubling the sentence under another count although a strike had not been pled as to that count. Metropolitan News-Enterprise Requiring daily visits to probation officer by homeless...

  • Should I Sue or Should I Not?

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jan 20, 2021

    I just don't know how anyone maintains any interest in fiction when real life is so damned riveting. I have a dilemma on my hands. Should I practice the simple principle of forgiveness? Or should I file a suit for personal injury?? I know you have a thousand questions, so let me explain ... I'm a seizure patient. I have been for a long time. Last week, I suffered a seizure and, per medical standard procedure, from the floor where I lay, I was placed on a stretcher and taken to the waiting ambula...

  • Ferris Wheel Participates in National Covid Memorial Night January 19, 2021

    Observer Staff|Jan 20, 2021

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. EST, a ceremony in Washington D.C., will feature a lighting around the Lincoln Reflecting Pool to memorialize American lives lost to COVID-19. Cities and towns across the country have been invited. Individuals wanting to participate are invited to light a candle in the window of their home in memory of loved ones lost to COVID-19. Pacific Park and the City of Santa Monica will join other communities across the country by lighting the Pacific Wheel...