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Articles from the February 14, 2024 edition

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  • There's a lot to do at the 2024 Genesis Invitational, Even if Golf is not your Game.

    Robert Butchko, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 14, 2024

    Tiger Woods is usually the focus of attention at the Genesis Invitational, LA's stop on the men's professional golf tour, where he serves as the tournament host. However, February's weather sometimes takes center stage with pounding rain that wreaks havoc on the final rounds- and this may be one of those years. Woods comes into this year's event at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades with much more modest expectations put upon him by the fans. Still working to recover from his near-fatal...

  • Measles Case Found in Los Angeles County: Infected Individual Was at LA Airport and Northridge Chick-Fil-A

    LA County Dept of Public Health|Feb 14, 2024

    February 1, 2024 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed one case of measles in a resident who traveled through Los Angeles International (LAX) airport while infectious on January 25, 2024. This person arrived on Turkish Airlines 009 flight at the Tom Bradley International Airport (TBIT) Terminal B, Gate 157 on January 25, 2024, at 5 p.m. Individuals who were at Terminal B from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. may be at risk of developing measles due to exposure to...

  • Videre Restaurant: Romantic Roof-Top Escape in the Heart of Los Angeles

    Chanin Victor, Food & Lifestyle & Travel Editor|Feb 14, 2024

    Suppose you just realized Valentine's Day is near, and you're stressing about reserving a table for a romantic dinner with your significant other. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Videre is the perfect under-the-radar gem – an intimate, private, and romantic roof-top hideaway, promising an enchanting ambiance away from crowded, mainstream choices. Crowning the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, Videre creates an idyllic escape that transcends the ordinary. Open for just the past three months, this c...

  • Celebrate the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival

    There's no better place to explore the wonders of space than from one of the darkest locations in the United States. Join scientists and park rangers to learn about the cosmos and how Death Valley National Park has been used as an analog for the exploration of distant worlds during the Death Valley Dark Sky Festival March 1-3, 2024. Death Valley National Park is one of only eight (8) designated "gold tier" International Dark Sky Parks in the country where stargazers can see the Milky Way with...

  • Will my Windfall Elimination Provision Reduction Go Away if I Continue Working?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Feb 14, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Will my WEP Reduction Go Away if I Continue Working? Dear Rusty: I'm 63 years old and have not yet started my Social Security. I now work for the State of Illinois and will draw a pension from that state's university system. I don't pay into Social Security from this position and, as a result, my Social Security payment will be reduced. But I have also worked elsewhere and contributed to Social Security for 26 years. If I retire from the state university and begin drawing my r...