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Articles from the December 3, 2022 edition

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  • Shooting Near Edison Locks Down Elementary School in Santa Monica Tuesday afternoon

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2022

    Update: Due to this incident, SMMUSD's Edison Elementary School was locked down for two hours Tuesday afternoon. Students were being reunited with parents on Stewart Street and Kansas Avenue. 11.29.22: There has been an officer involved shooting near Virginia Park in Santa Monica. The incident occurred in the 2500 block of Kansas Avenue. A police officer was fired at one or 2 times by a resident "who was having a mental crisis." From the public information officer, SMPD: "Earlier this...

  • Driver, Passenger Left Hanging On the Side of A Cliff Over PCH After Car Goes Over Cliff in Santa Monica

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2022

    A vehicle went over the bluffs on Ocean Ave and Montana in Santa Monica Saturday morning at about 25 minutes after midnight. The accident occurred after the vehicle failed to turn left or right on Ocean Avenue, and drove straight through Palisades Park. The car landed on a flat surface on the bluffs with 10 feet of clearance from falling down onto PCH. Two patients were transported ALS to Westwood (UCLA). The accident damaged a traffic signal. Live electrical wires were reported to police ....

  • Scooter Company Kicks In $25,000 to Santa Monica Education Foundation for SMMUSD Programs

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2022

    I have to admit I love riding scooters. It's a way to go to our office in Downtown Santa Monica, without having to park. It's fun to watch couples riding them. There are several electric scooter companies present in Santa Monica, including Lyft, Lime, Bird and Spin. But the three letter name company VEO has donated $25,000 to the Santa Monica education campaign. Here's the press release from the Santa Monica Education Foundation: Santa Monica Education Foundation Kicks off December Fundraising...

  • Social Security Benefits for the Working Widow

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 3, 2022

    Ask Rusty – Can A Working Widow Collect Survivor Benefits? Dear Rusty: I'm 63 and still employed. My husband passed away 7 years ago at the age of 58. Am I able to collect my husband's Social Security while I'm still working? Signed: Working Widow Dear Working Widow: Technically at age 63 you're eligible to collect a survivor benefit from your husband but, since you're working, we need to dig a bit deeper. Any time benefits are taken before reaching full retirement age, Social Security's earning...