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Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition

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  • Murder Victim in Stabbing at Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Was a 27 Year Old Homeless man

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 3, 2023

    A suspect is in custody after a stabbing at the public bathrooms on the beach. The victim was said to be a 26 year old homeless man. He died the next morning at the hospital. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim or the perpetrator, who will likely be charged with murder. Police did not know the relationship of the two men. Street People of Beverly Hills posted it to their Instagram account. Half a dozen Santa Monica police officers were seen on video posted to social media,...

  • Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day 2023! Big Floral Hats, Spiffy Suits, and High- Speed Horses Return to a Smaller Crowd

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 3, 2023

    On Friday July 21, 2023, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day, 84th season attracted a festive crowd of elegantly dressed woman with big hats, colorful fascinators, men with dapper suites and racing fans from all over Southern California to watch world class racing at the Del Mar Racetrack. The racing season runs from Friday, July 21, 2023- Sunday, September 10, 2023, featuring 39 stakes races worth a total of $8.275 million. The season is brimming with trackside events and weekly affairs,...

  • Rabid Bats More Common During Summer and Fall

    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health|Aug 3, 2023

    July 25, 2023 - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) advises the public to never touch a bat with bare hands, and to report injured, sick, or dead bats. Summer and early-fall months are when rabid bats are most often found in Los Angeles County, especially during July, August, and September. Healthy bats, which are good for the environment, typically hide and sleep during the day and emerge at dusk to fly and eat insects. Only about 1% of bats in nature have...

  • Be Aware of These Amazon-Related Scams

    Amazon|Aug 3, 2023

    Scammers are creative and they constantly devise new schemes, exploit new technologies and change tactics to avoid detection. Stay safe by learning to identify and avoid scams. Prime membership scams: These are unexpected calls/texts/emails that refer to a costly membership fee or an issue with your membership and ask you to confirm or cancel the charge. These scammers try to convince you to provide payment or bank account information in order to reinstate a membership. Amazon will never ask...

  • Collecting Spousal Benefits in Social Security is Tricky

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Aug 3, 2023

    Ask Rusty – When Should My Wife Claim Her Social Security Benefits? Dear Rusty: My wife turns 65 in November of 2023. She was born on 11/21/1958. I am a year younger with an 8/1/1959 birthdate. I know my wife is not at full retirement age, but the difference in her SS payment is not much and collecting 3 years of the lower amount far exceeds her waiting until age 68. My question is: because half of my SS is more than her SS, if she retires this year, will she still get 50% of my SS when I r...

  • US Military Has Recovered Non-Human Biological Beings (Aliens) From Crashed UFO's, Witness Tells Congress

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 3, 2023

    The US recovered non-human biological pilots from crashed alien aircraft, said a UFO whistleblower Wednesday. If true, it is the biggest news story since the birth of Christ. The revelation came in an exchange between David Grusch, and Rep. Nancy Mace. Grusch led analysis of unexplained anomalous phenomena (UAP) within a US Department of Defense agency until 2023. He made his claims in front of a House oversight committee in Washington, as the issue of alien life received its highest profile hea...