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Articles from the June 20, 2023 edition

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  • SMFD Responds to Gas Leak at 720 Raymond Avenue in Santa Monica

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 20, 2023

    The Santa Monica Fire Department has responded to a "major gas leak" in an underground parking garage. The address is 720 Raymond Avenue, Santa Monica 90405. Southern California Gas Company is likely also on scene, since this involves their installation. This is breaking news as of 5:30 pm PST on Monday afternoon, 6/19/2023...

  • Veterinary Emergency Group Opens Revolutionary Emergency Pet Care in Santa Monica

    Jun 20, 2023

    Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG), the world's veterinary emergency company that helps people and their pets when they need it most, is excited to announce the opening of its first hospital in the Los Angeles area at 2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 on Wednesday, June 21 at 11:30 am. This VEG location will provide families in Santa Monica and neighboring cities with the highest level of emergency care in veterinary medicine, including surgeries, ultrasounds, x-rays and more. "When a...

  • US, Canadian Coast Guards Search for Submarine Missing After Visit to Titanic

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 20, 2023

    The US Coast Guard says it has 96 hours to rescue five people on a missing, overdue submarine that visited the wreck of the Titanic on Sunday, June 18th. The submersible had one crew member and 4 passengers, who paid about $250,000 each to visit the world's most famous wreck, to the West of Newfoundland Canada. "The purpose of the submersible was to study the wreck site," said Rear Adm. John Mauger, commander of the US First Coast Guard District. He said one could speculate that the submersible...

  • Hollywood Under the Stars at the Paramount Studios Lot to Honor Martin Sheen on June 24th

    Mona Day,|Jun 20, 2023

    St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, the largest, privately funded senior nutrition program in the country, will stage will host its second annual "Hollywood Under the Stars" fundraiser, at the Paramount Studios lot on Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 pm, with a VIP reception in the Paramount Theatre at 5:30 pm. The event will pay tribute to actor Martin Sheen, who has supported St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, along with other philanthropic organizations such as the St. Joseph Center, the St. Francis Center and...

  • What Are the Tax Consequences of Working After 80 Years Old?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jun 20, 2023

    Ask Rusty – Will Work Earnings Affect My Social Security at Age 80? Dear Rusty: I am 80 years old, and I receive monthly Social Security benefits, but I'm thinking about returning to work. At this age, am I limited in how much income I generate without affecting my benefit? If so, how much can I earn without affecting it? Signed: Spry Octogenarian. Dear Spry Octogenarian: Since you have already reached your full retirement age (FRA) for Social Security's purposes, you can earn as much income f...

  • Owner Walks Away From $725 Million San Francisco Hilton. Meanwhile, Westfield Puts a San Francisco Mall Into Receivership So They Can Walk Away

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 20, 2023

    In unrelated developments, Westfield Shopping Centers has announced it will ditch a mall in Downtown San Francisco. This, a week after Hilton Hotels successor said it was walking away from the City's largest hotel and its 4th largest hotel by room numbers, so that it won't have to make payments on a $725 million debt. Both companies cited San Francisco's abysmal security situation. Homeless people cover San Francisco like zombies, and no part of town is safe from crime. For its part, Westfield...