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Articles from the July 10, 2023 edition

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  • Shooting on the Beach Near Ocean Avenue and Barnard Way Injures Two Teenage Girls in Santa Monica

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 10, 2023

    Two teenage girls were shot during a beach party at Ocean Avenue and Barnard Way in Santa Monica, report NBC news and other local news affiliates. The incident took place Friday evening, 7/7/23. It was initially announced that police had a suspect in custody. The SMPD now says the suspect ran away from the party, and they are searching for him. Santa Monica Police said Saturday morning that the victims were two teenage girls, age 14 and 17. Both were shot in the legs while attending a beach...

  • What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Want you to Know About This Summer's Riots in France

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 10, 2023

    A series of civil disturbances in France began on 27 June 2023 following the killing of Nahel Merzouk by a police officer. In Nanterre, residents started a protest outside the police headquarters on 27 June, which later escalated into rioting as demonstrators set cars alight, destroyed bus stops, and shot fireworks at police. In Viry-Châtillon, a town just south of Paris with residents who are frequently violent towards police, a group of Moslem youths set a bus ablaze. These facts are settled....

  • Why Can't I Collect Social Security Survivor Benefits from My Deceased Wife?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jul 10, 2023

    Ask Rusty – Why Can't I Collect Survivor Benefits from My Deceased Wife? Dear Rusty: I am a 62 year old widower that is still working full time. While my late spouse was in hospice, I was able to get her to apply for Social Security disability and she received one payment before she passed away two years ago. I was told that I could collect a survivor benefit, so I called my local Social Security office, but they told me that I could not collect any type of benefits from my wife and that all t...