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Articles from the December 11, 2023 edition

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  • Coed Wrestling Class Leads to err, Heartbreak for 14 Year Old Boy Who Wrestles Girl in this Epic Video

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 11, 2023

    Somewhere in the Midwest, two teens wrestle in Gym class in what people in my generation called a "Coed Class." Coeducational, meaning mixed boys and girls. The young man looks decidedly uncomfortable as he wrestles the young lady. I must admit, I wrote this story so I could repost the Twitter comments, which are epic. "I would have been DONE, WRECKED, and forever ridiculed if this was me in gym class," posted "I speak for 99.9999999% of the boys, young teens, & men reading this. As a 12 or...

  • Senior Hamas Political Leaders Nizar Awadallah, Mahmoud al-Zahar Killed by Israel Defense Forces in Khan Yunis Airstrike

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 11, 2023

    A commotion at a hospital led people to believe that Senior Hamas Political Leader Nizar Awadallah Killed by Israel Defense Forces in Khan Yunis Airstrike. This was later confirmed by the IDF, though not by Hamas. Nizar Awadallah was important enough to make it onto a deck of playing cards given to Israeli soldiers, so they could recognize him and other Hamas leaders should they be captured. The US did a similar deck of cards with Isis members in Mosul, Iraq. "Apparently senior Hamas official Ni...

  • Sodom and Gomorrah: This Medieval Painting Bears and Eerie Resemblance to the Destruction of Gaza due to Hamas

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 11, 2023

    In a hearing conducted at the United Nations Monday, participants including Hillary Clinton and Meta's Sheryl Sandberg, heard testimony of sexual depravity committed by Hamas soldiers on innocent Israelis on October 7th. The targets of sexual violence were apparently both men and women. “Gaza Needs Justice,” tweeted Dr. Mansoor. “You mean like Sodom and Gomorrah,” replied Avenger, posting a 1000 year old painting of God’s destruction of Sodom. On Twitter, some have noticed a striking resemblan...

  • Experience the Holidays at Santa Monica Place

    From photos with Santa to one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors to join the festivities throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of special entertainment throughout December at the center and take in the iconic 50-foot Christmas tree and festive décor in Center Plaza. Holiday happenings include: * Photos with Santa | Through December 24 | Snap a photo with Santa at Santa's House in Center Plaza. Visit for Santa's visiting...

  • Claiming Social Security? You should start the process 3 months in advance

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 11, 2023

    Ask Rusty – We're Planning to Claim at 62; What Do We Need to Know? Dear Rusty: My wife (born May 1962) and I (born April 1963) are retired and will soon be looking to start collecting our Social Security as we each hit 62. As this is new to us, I'm wondering what things we may need to be aware of or consider as we get closer to her 62 birthday in May. Any advice or information will be appreciated! Signed: Planning Ahead Dear Planning: If you and your wife are both retired from working and h...

  • UC Berkeley Hit With Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Jews and Antisemitism

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Dec 11, 2023

    November 29, 2023 - A lawsuit against the University of Berkeley was filed on Tuesday by two Jewish organizations that alleges the college has failed to take action against and thus encouraged a culture of antisemitism in which violence is permitted against Jews. The 36-page lawsuit claims the university has allowed policies that violate the First Amendment's right to freedom of Religion, the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Although the campus...