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Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition

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  • Homeless person starts and extinguishes a small fire near Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Friday evening

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 21, 2022

    An investigation into smoke turned up a fire on the Santa Monica Pier. It was later extinguished by the same individual who started it. He or she fled southbound according to Pacific Park employees. Pacific Park security were pursuing the individual who started the fire. Harbor Patrol reported a battery in the same area, saying that they may be related. A traffic collision at Hollister and Neilson Way injured 4 people Friday evening. An additional engine and ambulance requested for a total of 4...

  • Santa Monica Development News Year-End Wrap-up: the Gelson's Project and Recourse Against the "Bombshell" Builder's Remedy

    Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City|Dec 21, 2022

    As this year ends, we want to update you on our ongoing involvement regarding important issues our city is facing: The Gelson's teardown project (Lincoln and Ocean Park Blvds): In late July, the City issued a lengthy non-compliance letter to the developer detailing necessary project revisions. No revised plans have been filed. The project planner says the City will post any updated plans on its FAQ page link for this project when it receives them at: https://www.santamonica.g...

  • Celine Dion, Kirstie Alley, Christmas, Good News and Bad

    Glenn Mollette|Dec 21, 2022

    Award winning actress Kirstie Alley was diagnosed with cancer shortly before her untimely death at the young age of 71. Grammy award winning Celine Dion has recently been diagnosed with a neurological disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. The disease attacks about one in a million and is a very debilitating disease. She is 54 years old. Disease, death and bad news can attack anyone at any age and none of us are immune. Good news came to Britney Griner who spent 10 months in a Russian prison for...

  • A Tranquility Massage at Burke Williams: Make Time for Yourself This Winter

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle Editor|Dec 21, 2022

    It's a cold, blustery day in LA. The kids are at school. I've got a million deadlines for work. The laundry needs to be folded, and there's a grocery store run on the to-do list. Don't even get me started about all the things I have to for the holidays! Sound familiar? With so much on my plate, you might call me crazy for booking a massage and skipping out on life for half the day, but I did! The new Tranquility Massage at Burke Williams was worth every single minute. Before I tell you all...

  • Retired Federal Employees May Get Reduced Social Security Benefit

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 21, 2022

    Ask Rusty – Retired Federal Employee Has Small Social Security Benefit Dear Rusty: When I started getting Social Security at 62, I was told by the SS office I would get a smaller monthly amount because I worked for the Federal Government and received a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. I paid into Social Security for about 20 years working outside the government, and I now receive only about $280 a month in Social Security. It just seems like I should be getting more. How can I l...