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Articles from the May 18, 2024 edition

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  • If Required, Social Security Cutbacks Would Affect Everyone, not Just New Beneficiaries

    Rusty Gloor, Association of Mature American Citizens|May 18, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Future Retiree Worried About Social Security's Future Dear Rusty: I keep reading that the SSA will only be able to pay out 75% of benefits come 2033. If congress were to do nothing and this reduction in benefits occurred, would seniors already collecting benefits in 2033 have their benefits reduced or would it only be those who have not begun to collect have their future benefits reduced? I will be collecting my benefits no later than 2027 but my wife will not reach full r...

  • Denise Devine Remembered

    Lauren Devine, Her Cousin|May 18, 2024

    On May 6, 2024, Denise Devine passed unexpectedly, and far too soon. Denise was the beloved daughter of Diane and Ron Devine, a cherished sister to Angela Devine, and half-sibling to Jason, Allie, and Ashley. Denise held dear roles as granddaughter, niece, aunt, and cousin to her many family members, who will deeply feel her absence. She leaves behind countless cherished friendships and will be remembered for her warmth and generosity. Above all, Denise was a loving mom to her children, Nolan...

  • Hey Jesse Zwick, maybe do something about this rotating encampment of mentally ill and addicted people before you tackle the Middle East?

    Arthur Jeon, Special to the Observer|May 18, 2024

    Dear Council, I knew it was just a matter of time before the virtue-signaling, radical left-wing of the Council, as embodied by the clueless Jesse Zwick, felt the need to "be heard" on Gaza. Typical hubris! As if anybody cares what Santa Monica thinks about it, as if it will change anything in the Middle East, as if Jesse Zwick has any understanding of the issue. Rabbi Gotlieb summed up the reasons why the city shouldn't wade into it well (

  • Ballet Legends and Star-Studded Performances at BroadStage May 17-18

    Jill Homes, Westside Academy of Ballet|May 18, 2024

    This May, the Westside Ballet of Santa Monica not only celebrates its storied 50-year legacy but also showcases the bright future of ballet during its Spring Showcase and Gala. Featuring renowned stars and promising talents, the event highlights the enduring heritage and vibrant future of performing arts in Southern California. The Masters of Movement Spring Showcases, taking place on May 17th and 18th at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, will feature a vibrant mix of classical and contemporary...

  • Level 8: Multidimensional Immersive Hospitality in the Heart of DTLA

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 18, 2024

    Level 8 is a one-of-a-kind amalgamation of gastronomy, mixology, and immersive entertainment. In a collaboration between hospitality visionaries Mark and Jonnie Houston of Houston Brothers and Mitchell Hochberg of Lightstone, this visionary concept is a testament to creativity and the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Los Angeles. It's an expansive venue (30,000 sq. ft. on the eighth floor of the Moxy & AC Hotel in DTLA) transcending traditional dining experiences, inviting guests to...

  • Discover Hank's: A Charming Neighborhood Restaurant in Pacific Palisades

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|May 18, 2024

    Looking for a charming spot for your next lunch or dinner outing in Pacific Palisades? Hank's Restaurant is nestled in the heart of a picturesque shopping area, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for gathering with family and friends-the ultimate neighborhood bistro. Recently renovated and reopened with a fresh new look and menu, Hank's embraces classic Americana restaurant culture under the leadership of renowned restaurateur Tancredi DeLuca, known for Angelini Ristorante & Bar,...