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Three Questions to Find a Good Insurance Agent

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." Had he lived today, he'd throw "insurance" onto his list of life's certainties: "Nothing is certain except death, taxes,...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    August 12, 2022 

Is Your Wife Eligible for Spousal Benefits Right Now?

Ask Rusty – What Are My Wife's Benefits While I'm Living and as My Widow? Dear Rusty: I will be 70 in January and my wife will be 65 in February, at which time we will both go on Medicare. I am curr...

 

Free Ballet Workshop 'Dance to Dreams' Pilot Launched August 7, 2022

An open day of dance classes for students to "comfortably and freely explore the art form of ballet" led by Westside Ballet Alumnus Adrian Blake Mitchell (formerly of Mikhailovsky Ballet Company) was...

 

Applications Available for California Credit Union Teacher Grants

8.9.22: California Credit Union invites Santa Monica teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program. The California...

 

Los Angeles Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filings Up by 12% in 2022, Perhaps a Leading Indication of the Housing Slowdown

8/7/22: Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings are up by 12% this year, according to the website for the United States Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. This could indicate that more LA residents are seeking...

 

Divorce inquiries by California couples were Below the National Average during the Pandemic, Reveals Study.

When divorce courts began to reopen in the summer of 2021, a divorce lawyer reported working 16-hour days just to cope with inquiries from Americans who wanted out from their marriages. And business...

 
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Pinners Conference & Expo California Comes to Pomona Fairplex Create, Imagine and Learn at Southern California's Only Lifestyle, Trend and Crafting Expo

Returning from a "Pandemic Pause" to the Southland, the Pomona Fairplex will host Pinners Conference & Expo California, Friday and Saturday, August 26-27, 2022. Pinners Conference is a must-attend...

 

Enthusiastic Crowd Attends Sold-Out Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack 2022 by Rachel Ganz

7/22/22 The track took in $23.56 million for a new Opening Day handle record, besting the $21.30 million mark that was established in 2021 The Delmar Racetrack was first opened on July 3, 1937 when...

 

Exploring Your Feminine Side in Pink Pastels, Intimate Apparel and Tall Boots on the Santa Monica Promenade

"The most precious thing we have in this life is our ability to take the ordinary and make it something truly extraordinary." - G Sparkl Santa Monica is definitely opening up again. I've been...

 

Rare Photo Emerges of Slave Being Freed by British Navy in 1907

Photos of people being freed from salvery are rare. This photo was taken in 1907 after Slavery was outlawed in most of the known world-but still being practiced as part of the Arab slave trade. The...

 

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Thursday Night July 28th, Through End of July

The annual Delta Aquariids meteor shower falls in line with a New Moon this year, making this week the perfect time to see 'shooting stars' at their best and brightest, and have great chances at captu...

 
 By Grace Smith    Lifestyle    July 31, 2022

SMC Film School Wins Top Award, Alongside Stanford University, UCLA, USC, ArtCenter College of Design, and California Institute of the Arts

Santa Monica College (SMC) has been named one of MovieMaker's 40 Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada of 2022, and one of the top 12 in the U.S. West and Northwest alongside Stanford University,...

 

"I Haven't Had Sex in Ages!" Reports Elon Musk, the World's Richest man

He may be the world's richest man, but Elon Musk still can't get laid in a whore house with a fistful of fifties. Ok, fine, he didn't actually say that, but he did say "I haven't had sex in ages."...

 

How Old is Your Pet, Really?

July 20, 2022 - Some dogs and cats have lived remarkably long lives. In March, Guinness World Records named Chihuahua "TobyKeith" the oldest living dog at 21 years, 66 days old. The oldest dog ever...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 27, 2022

Reached Full Retirement Age? Apply for Social Security ASAP Even if You're Still Working

Ask Rusty – I'm 78 and Still Working; Should I Apply for Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 78, still working, have a good healthcare plan and I make a nice salary. Can I still get my Social...

 

Go Fund Me for 2-Year-Old with Rare Disease Diagnosed During a Bout with Covid-19

Two-year-old Cyrus Bakhtiari of MarVista is struggling with an extremely rare disease. He was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a rare genetic disorder, after testing positive for CO...

 

Santa Monica High School Senior Inducted Into Prestigious National Society of High School Seniors

Samantha Flores has been recognized for academic achievement by the National Society of High School Seniors. She is an incoming senior at Santa Monica High School. Samantha is the co-captain of...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    July 22, 2022

Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out

The Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out event on Saturday evening July 9, 2022. On Saturday evening, July 9, 2022 over 3,500 excited guests attended The Concern...

 

My fellow prisoners have been using drones for successful drug/cellphone/contraband for drops for several years

This is the latest of several drones in the air close to or over the person grounds recently. Yesterday a drone was spotted in the air by prison staff. Immediately all prisoners were locked in our...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 20, 2022

How are Social Security Survivor Benefits for Wife and Ex-Wife Calculated?

Ask Rusty – What Do My Wife, and my Ex-wife, Get If I Die? Dear Rusty: I am a 77 year old married male. I am retired and started drawing Social Security at age 66, and my monthly amount is a little...

 
 By Janis Holt    Lifestyle    July 15, 2022

Jim Downing, Former Teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, Dies at 93

My father, Jim Downing, has passed away. He taught science and social studies at Lincoln Junior High for many years. He was very active in the Santa Monica community throughout the years he lived...

 

Nike Turns Australian Kangaroos Into Running Shoes, Group Alleges in Protest Outside the Nike Store in Santa Monica

7/9/22 a protest outside the Nike Store in Santa Monica demonstrate against the shoe giant’s continued use of kangaroo skin in soccer cleats. "Nike is one of the biggest buyers of kangaroo skins...

 

Woke Cinderella: You're Invited to the Ball as Santa Monica Live Theater Returns From a Pandemic Break

"I attended the Morgan-Wixson Theatre production of Cinderella on opening night. This is an ambitious, diverse, non-traditional casting of this great musical. Santa Monica's Morgan Wilson Theatre was...

 
 By Chuck Levin    Lifestyle    July 15, 2022

Exploring the World of a Vegetarian Diet Begins With You in 2022

We love animals. Human beings have a lot to say about animal beings, plus a lot of shared experience since the beginning of time. Animals are painted on pre historic walls, chased, domesticated,...

 
Girl on bike eating ice cream at the beach with a Campland sign.

Experience Year-Round Family RV Camping at Campland on the Bay in Southern California

Wondering where you can take the family for the best RV camping in Southern California? Campland on the Bay exudes summer and a recreational vehicle lifestyle offers something for everyone. Located...

 

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