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Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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  • I Don't Remember the Free World or the Touch of a Man

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Mar 25, 2021

    Yes, I do not remember the free world anymore! After nearly 17 years with a couple more to go, I can say, as a straight women, my sexual appetite is healthy and ready to go. I do not remember much of the free world. I don't remember the touch of man! If you are the man who gets to have me, after release, after all of this time?? You are a man with the winning lottery ticket. And you'll have a big job on your hands. My fiancé knows this already. Montez. We plan to marry and we both want a baby....

  • SMPD Arrests 3 Illegal Immigrants for Catalytic Converter Theft in LA Area

    Observer Staff|Mar 25, 2021

    3/22: The Santa Monica Police have announced that they have arrested three suspected Catalytic Converter theives in Santa Monica. The men, LA Residents, were charged with crimes ranging from possession of burglary tools to motor vehicle theft near 10th and Arizona. The press release, from SMPD Lt. Rudy Flores, Public Information Officer, follows: SMPD officers observed a male suspect standing in a carport peering into the rear window of a parked Honda Civic. Upon further investigation, officers...

  • I Was a Beast, Says Female Prisoner Who Hopes for Rehabilitation

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Mar 25, 2021

    CDCR. The California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation. Correction? Rehabilitation? What do these words look like? What do they mean? Are they nouns or verbs? Could it be more than a name or is it an action? Is correcting behavior and thinking, rehabilitating someone to return and function within society without further incident, truly possible?? If so, making the person's crime an anomalous event, bifurcating a person's dysfunctional life before prison from their fully functioning,...

  • MASH Gallery Presents Solo Exhibit of ''Overload" by expressionist painter Maggi Hodge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2021

    3/20/21: Today Mash Gallery held its indoor/outdoor Opening Reception for the talented painter Maggi Hodge. This solo exhibition runs from March 20- April 24, 2021 There was an outdoor open bar, red carpet style photo area, outdoor lounge area with free face masks, live musicians and many people smiling and appreciative of a live cultural event, all under COVID compliance. Maggi Hodge's use of bold dramatic colors and adventurous black brush strokes is a reflection of her view of "our current...

  • Will Inheritance Money Affect My Social Security?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Mar 25, 2021

    Ask Rusty – Will Inheritance Money Affect My Social Security? Dear Rusty: I will turn 66 this year and am considering claiming my Social Security. I have already applied for Medicare. My parents passed on several years ago, and the estate will probably settle this year. I would like to know if my inheritance money will have any effect on my social security benefits. If so, how? Signed: Wondering Heir Dear Wondering: No, your inheritance money from your parents' estate will not affect your g...

  • Half of All Items Available on Walmart Could be Counterfeit According to Government Investigation

    The Counterfeit Report|Mar 25, 2021

    March 19, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Shoppers expect Walmart to provide authentic and safe products when they shop on Walmart's website -- but that confidence is misplaced. Walmart's push to capture a portion of the exploding e-commerce marketplace exposes a seedy and dishonest practice -- the sale of counterfeit, replica, and fraudulent products. Walmart is both a direct retailer of fake and fraudulent items and has opened its website,, to global third-party sellers who can list j...