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Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition

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  • How to Protect Senior Voters From Fraudulent and Deceptive Voting Practices

    Association of Mature American Citizens|Oct 27, 2022

    "If there was ever a senior-centric election cycle, it's this year's midterm elections; older Americans will win big or lose. It is critical that the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, senior citizens, protect their rights, particularly their voting rights," says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). To this end, she announces that AMAC, its AMAC Action advocacy team, and the AMAC Foundation have joined forces with The American Constitutional...

  • We Like the New California Law Punishing Doctors for Delivering Covid-19 Misinformation: Here's Why

    Jill Chapin, Special to the Observer|Oct 27, 2022

    I'm all for doctors being subject to discipline for misinforming patients with false or misleading statements about COVID-19. In fact, could we make this law retroactive, and hold doctors accountable for not having kept up with evolving facts as the understanding of the disease evolves? -- Kaiser Permanente did a study on over 120,000 insurance enrollees and found that the thrice-vaccinated were more likely to get COVID than the unvaccinated. -- Australia, having one of the world's most...

  • Your Los Angeles County Common Sense Voting Guide

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Oct 27, 2022

    October 20 - Here's how to vote to support one of the most populous counties in the country, restoring as much safety and prosperity as possible from that stolen by a largely dysfunctional County Board of Supervisors and ultra-woke District Attorney. SHERIFF Alex Villanueva There is absolutely no question about this vote. Villanueva is the only power in the entire county that is willing to deal with drug-addicted vagrancy. Nobody else is willing to clean up encampments and deal with those...

  • How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween (and Before)

    Veterinary Angels Medical Center|Oct 27, 2022

    It's officially spooky season! Follow these tips to keep your pet healthy and safe during Halloween: Don't feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum) Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar, and ID tag) in case he or she escapes through the open door while you're distracted by trick-or-treaters Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of reach of pets If you plan to put a...

  • Homeless Meth Addict Runs Stolen Car into a Tree, Driver and Passenger Arrested in Santa Monica.

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2022

    Santa Monica police arrested a two homeless men, after one of them ran a stolen car into a tree. "A records check revealed the driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Keith Dilks, a 34-year-old homeless male, had an active No Bail Felony warrant for a probation violation. He was arrested and booked on Grand Theft Auto, Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools and Methamphetamine, Obstructing Arrest, Evading and the warrant," said the SMPD in a press release, which follows: The incident occurred just...

  • How to Handle an Overpayment Notice from Social Security

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

    Ask Rusty – How Do I Handle an Overpayment Notice from Social Security? Dear Rusty: Things have gone good for me until now. I got a job and have enjoyed going back to work after being retired. But I just got some bad news - a letter from Social Security saying I owe them $17,000 because when I went back to work, I earned more than allowed in 2021. They never mentioned that I told them I was going back to work! They now say they can't pay me benefits in 2022 because I am working. Good job SSA, s...