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Articles from the December 29, 2022 edition

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  • Plane Crash on Santa Monica Beach Kills Former Mayor Rex Minter

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 29, 2022

    The deceased passenger from Thursday's plane crash on Santa Monica beach has been identified as a former city Mayor and Superior Court judge. Minter served as Santa Monica mayor 1963-1967. Later, he was elected a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. The airplane crash-landed and flipped upside down 200 yards South of the Santa Monica Pier just before 3 pm on Thursday, December 22nd, with hundreds of people watching. Two people were removed from the aircraft, police said, and sent to UCLA...

  • Can I Get Social Security Survivor Benefits While Still Working?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Dec 29, 2022

    Ask Rusty – Can I Get Survivor Benefits While Still Working? Dear Rusty: I lost my wife several years ago and I qualified for Social Security Spousal benefits. Unfortunately, because of my income, I have not been able to take advantage of this benefit. I am currently 64 and still working. I believe I have until the age of 70 to receive this. Is there any way to claim any of this before I start taking my Social Security in a couple of years? Signed: Working Widower Dear Working Widower: Your e...

  • Pacific Park Presents 'New Year's Eve Countdown To 2023' On The Pacific Wheel

    Pier Communications

    Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will once again countdown to the new year with a dazzling display of lights on the Pacific Wheel situated over Santa Monica State Beach. You can see the enormous, 90-foot-tall display from the beaches south of the Santa Monica Pier or online at The New Year's Eve West Coast countdown to 2023 on the Ferris wheel is live on December 31, beginning at 11:30 p.m., and will feature fun designs, colorful displays, and a 60-second...

  • SamoHi Men's Basketball Beats LACES 63-21 in Home Game December 17th.

    Morgan Genser, Observer Staff Photographer|Dec 29, 2022

    Img 1)Left Sophomore Leon Rossi Bellora from the Santa Monica High School boys varsity basketball team dribbles the basketball past Shane Sands from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) inside the North Gym located on the campus of Santa Monica High School on Saturday December 17th 2022 when SAMOHI hosted LACES in a non-league basketball game and won 63-21 improving their record to 7 wins and 2 losses on the season img 2)Center Senior Joshua Hecht from the Santa Monica High...

  • Cognitive Dissonance at the L.A. Times Regarding Parents' Role In Education

    California Policy Center|Dec 29, 2022

    The Los Angeles Times seems to be suffering from serious cognitive dissonance. In a recent editorial, the Times dismissed the hundreds of California parents who ran for school board this year as having "mostly lost," while at the same time warning readers that the "parents first" movement is a major threat to the state's education establishment. The Times writes: "Considering there are nearly 5,000 school board seats in California, the scattered victories of 'parents first' candidates in this...

  • Bivalent Booster Against Covid is A Major Failure According to LA County Health Department Data

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Dec 29, 2022

    December 21, 2022 - In September, health officials across the United States began administering and encouraging a "bivalent booster" shot for Covid-19 that was supposed to protect against both the older variants of the virus and also against the newer BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron that had become prevalent over the summer. Anyone over age 12 who had not had a booster shot within two months was eligible to receive this new injection. Los Angeles County Health Department data showed that...

  • The 2022 Election Was the Most Democratic in American History, And Well Worth the Wait

    Chuck Levin, Democratic Party Strategist|Dec 29, 2022

    16: The 2022 election results are now part of recorded history. It takes 30 days after each election to count all the votes, implement audits, launch recounts where mandated. The required procedures insuring accuracy are all codified and part of election administration. Election administrators at the local and state level finalize results thru an official canvass. 30 days is what it takes before election results are certified and official. That has always been the methodical process for...