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Articles from the October 31, 2021 edition

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  • Black Female Prison Staffer Victim Of Racially Motivated Job Loss

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Oct 31, 2021

    As Dr. Phil says, "People with nothing to hide, HIDE NOTHING." I'm beside myself to share this story with you. It hit me hard. Like a ton of bricks. See, I'm currently enrolled in the prison's drug treatment program. We had one woman among the program whom was divinely gifted with people. She's black. She's a former prisoner. She's talented with working within the prison. She's genuine. Now, Just like that, she's gone. Transferred to another prison. Why, you ask? Two female prisoners in one of...

  • How to Plan Your Social Security if You Have a Long Life Expectancy

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Oct 31, 2021

    Ask Rusty – Is Waiting until 70 Still the Best Plan to Maximize Social Security? Dear Rusty: My wife started her Social Security at 62 in March 2017 and I filed a Restricted Application to collect a spouse benefit from her shortly thereafter. Our plan is for me to file for my own Social Security later this year when I turn 70. Then my wife will file for her spousal benefit from me. Our life expectancy is 93 & 96. Is this still the best plan for maximum payments? Signed: Planning Ahead Dear P...

  • About Half Products Sold on are Counterfeits according to US Government Accountability Office

    The Counterfeit Report|Oct 31, 2021

    October 28, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Walmart shoppers face the daunting challenge of identifying and dodging a vast assortment of counterfeit, fraudulent, and replica products offered on Walmart is both a direct retailer of fake and fraudulent items and has opened its website to global third-party sellers who can list just about anything they want, including counterfeit, replica, and fraudulent products. The counterfeit items appear right alongside authentic products, creating the i...

  • Winterlit Holiday Lights and Festivities Transform Downtown Santa Monica

    Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) brings the holidays to the Third Street Promenade with the return of Winterlit, transforming the downtown district into an immersive, festive experience. Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade, 2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and cozy outdoor dining experiences. Santa comes to the Promenade on Friday, November 19 at 6 p.m. for the annual lighting of the official City of Santa Monica...

  • SMMUSD Board Delays Action on Vaccine Mandate

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2021

    The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is apparently waffling about a proposal to mandate vaccines for all eligible students. The SMMUSD Board of Education met last Thursday to discuss a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all students, ages 12 and older, but decided to postpone action on the divisive plan for at least another month, district officials said this week. The mandate discussion could be added to the agenda for the Nov. 18 Board meeting if the vaccine gets full FDA...