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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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  • "I Haven't Had Sex in Ages!" Reports Elon Musk, the World's Richest man

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 27, 2022

    He may be the world's richest man, but Elon Musk still can't get laid in a whore house with a fistful of fifties. Ok, fine, he didn't actually say that, but he did say "I haven't had sex in ages." "This is total bs," tweeted Musk, referring to rumors of an affair between himself and Sergei Brin's wife which appeared in the Wall Street Journal. "Sergey and I are friends and were at a party together last night! I've only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with many other people around....

  • UFO Hovers Over Boulder Colorado. Same Strange Lights Seen From Texas to Ontario, Canada.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 27, 2022

    15: A long narrow light has been seen over towns from Ontario Canada through Boulder Colorado to Texas. There is some suggestion that it is a satellite, though it doesn't look like something SpaceX launched. "what did it look like for you?? It looked like a string of lights that wasn't always in a straight line either?" tweeted Pottery Maven. "I think those are the Starlink satellites that Musk keeps sending up," tweeted Alex Morris "They just launched from California today. they go up in...

  • Apparent Mass Shooting Said to be Gang Related at Peck Park in San Pedro, South of Los Angeles

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 27, 2022

    The LAPD and others are reporting a mass shooting around 3 pm Sunday afternoon in San Pedro's Peck Park, directly South of downtown Los Angeles. "Around 3:50 p.m. Harbor Division officers responded to 911 calls of a shooting with multiple victims at Peck Park. NOT an active shooter situation. PIO is en route. Unknown number or condition of victims at this time," tweeted LAPD HQ. Early reports said there were several shooters with flak vests. Early reports of mass shootings almost always say...

  • How Old is Your Pet, Really?

    Marcia Mayeda, Animal Care and Control|Jul 27, 2022

    July 20, 2022 - Some dogs and cats have lived remarkably long lives. In March, Guinness World Records named Chihuahua "TobyKeith" the oldest living dog at 21 years, 66 days old. The oldest dog ever recorded was an Australian Cattle Dog that passed in 1939 at the age of 29 years, five months. The world's oldest cat, Crème Puff, lived to be 38 years and three days. TobyKeith was adopted as a puppy from an animal shelter in Florida. DACC is proud to report that one of its own alumni is right...

  • Reached Full Retirement Age? Apply for Social Security ASAP Even if You're Still Working

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jul 27, 2022

    Ask Rusty – I'm 78 and Still Working; Should I Apply for Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 78, still working, have a good healthcare plan and I make a nice salary. Can I still get my Social Security check since I paid into it all these years? Signed: Still Working in My 70s Dear Still Working: You not only can get your Social Security check now, I recommend you apply for it as soon as possible. Regardless of your current earnings, you'll not suffer any penalty because you are still working. T...

  • Go Fund Me for 2-Year-Old with Rare Disease Diagnosed During a Bout with Covid-19

    Alyssa Sullivan, Family friend|Jul 27, 2022

    Two-year-old Cyrus Bakhtiari of MarVista is struggling with an extremely rare disease. He was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a rare genetic disorder, after testing positive for COVID-19 last year. He was admitted to the ER and went through countless testing and a lengthy hospital stay when doctors at Children's Hospital LA gave his parents the heartbreaking news that he has CGD, a life-threatening disease. This condition is so uncommon that fewer than 20 babies per year are...

  • Mayor Sue Himmelrich Acts in Definition of Bad Faith on Competing Ballot Measures

    Arthur Jeon, Santa Monica City Council Candidate|Jul 27, 2022

    Open Letter to Sue Himmelrich and husband Michael Soloff: It was with dismay that I watched both your orchestrated attacks on councilman Phil Brock's alternate tax transfer measure at the July 12 City Council meeting ( It was the definition of bad faith. Michael Soloff, in your labored straw man argument, you called Councilman Brock's measure a "poison pill." You used every cliche in the canon to push for endless construction that...

  • Medly Pharmacy Replaces Pharmaca On Montana, As the Duck Blind Liquor Store Becomes Bottled Poetry in Santa Monica's 90402

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 27, 2022

    21: Walking down Montana Avenue reveals post covid retail moving in. Actually, Montana Avenue has notoriously high retail rents, and stores move out and move in as time passes. But the changes this summer have been unusually dramatic. Pharmaca's location at Lincoln and Montana Avenue is now Medly Pharmacy. "Medly is a Brooklyn-based chain that over the last several years, has opened many locations on the East Coast," explained Manager Jay Wadsworth. "They opened our place last month, one...