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Articles from the July 12, 2021 edition

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 By Jack Simon    Lifestyle    July 12, 2021

Owner of, Tinder, OkCupid Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

The parent company of many online dating sites - including Tinder,, PlentyofFish and OkCupid - will pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging customers were charged for automatic...

 By Jack Simon    News    July 12, 2021

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes has just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would...

 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 12, 2021

How Should I Decide When to Claim My Survivor's Social Security Benefit?

Ask Rusty – When Should I Claim My Survivor Benefit? Dear Rusty: My wife passed away in 2014. I'm 60 years old and have been retired since August 2020. I know I'm entitled to survivor benefits, but...

 By Corva Corvax    Opinion    July 12, 2021

In a Brazen Opposition to Public Wishes, the California Legislature is Poised to Reverse Proposition 25 and Institute No-Cash Bail

A law that would grant nearly all (if not all) criminal defendants the right to walk out of jail without bail is now sitting in the Public Safety Committee of the California State Assembly after...

 By Jack Simon    News    July 12, 2021

Santa Monica Sued by Black Lives Matters Over Demonstration Curfews

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles has sued the City of Santa Monica and its police chief over the ordered curfews that allegedly violated demonstrators' constitutional and civil rights during last...

 By Jack Simon    Crime    July 12, 2021

Homeless Man Arrested On Deadly Weapons Charge

A 43-year-old homeless man was arrested this week after he allegedly chased another man through traffic along Lincoln Boulevard while brandishing two knives, local police said. The incident occurred...

 By Samuel Alioto    News    July 12, 2021

Construction Worker Badly Injured After Large Pipe Fell on Him

7/6/21: A construction worker is on the mend after he was badly injured Tuesday afternoon at a site in the 11500 block of Wilshire Boulevard, authorities said. The man, whose name and age were not...


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