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 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    December 1, 2022 

Focusing on Authenticity: Cornerstone Vietnamese Cuisine with Chef Hang Truong's Noodle Girl

Consider a kernel of corn, Chef Hang Truong sure has. When Chef Hang's company, Noodle Girl, recently released their Vietnamese Corn Snacks, there was quite a discourse on kernel size. Turns out...

 

You Can Adopt an Animal from the Los Angeles Zoo - the Perfect Gift that Requires no Wrapping or Storage

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the conservationist in your life? Take a walk on the wild side this holiday season and symbolically ADOPT an animal at the Los Angeles Zoo! All ADOPT packages...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    December 1, 2022 

Social Security Benefits for the Working Widow

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 Securi...

 

Take a Photo with Santa Or See Performances by Santa Monica Beach Belles, at Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica Place will transform into a winter wonderland and offer an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. Visitors will have the chance to take photos...

 

Black Friday Deals too Good to be True? How to Protect Yourself From Fraud When Shopping Online

November 17, 2022, Los Angeles, CA – Consumers love a good deal and will flock to the internet for Black Friday bargains. However, online shopping may be risky, dangerous, and little, if any,...

 

The Simple Guide to Medicare

Ask Rusty – For Some Simple Guidance About Medicare Dear Rusty: I'm nearing 68 years old, have never signed up for Medicare but thinking that I should look into it. I'm currently covered by my...

 

Westside Ballet Santa Monica Dancers Perform in Nutcracker Nov. 26-Dec. 4

The longest-running NUTCRACKER production in SoCal returns Thanksgiving weekend to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The cast of over 80 student dancers include 34 Santa Monica residents and students...

 

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Travel Deal coming soon!

Eat.Drink.Sleep, offers 25% off room rates at all five of its hotels this year with travel dates available for the next year. This includes Tower23, voted as one of the top 25 hotels on the...

 

Jewish Identity Under Assault on College Campuses, New Amcha Initiative Report Says

AMCHA Initiative's groundbreaking report, released yesterday, unearthed an insidious phenomenon taking root on college campuses: a pervasive and relentless assault on Jewish identity. Unlike other...

 

Social Security if You're 70 and Still Working

Ask Rusty – How Do I Avoid Pitfalls and Get Maximum Social Security? Dear Rusty: I turned 70 in June of this year and want to start receiving benefits. I am currently working full time as well. I...

 

Los Angeles Arboretum Starts Construction on New Visitor Plaza

11.7.22 – LA County pols and the LA Arboretum Foundation had shovels in hand Friday, November 4, to break ground for the construction of a new Visitor Plaza at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and B...

 

Eliminating Homelessness and Poverty One Life at a Time

On Saturday evening, October 1, the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball honored its landmark 20th anniversary `under the stars at a private estate in Mandeville Canyon. The event, hosted by actor and...

 

When Is My Wife Eligible for Full Survivor Benefits?

Ask Rusty – When Is My Wife Eligible for Full Survivor Benefits? Dear Rusty: I heard my spouse will get 100% of my Social Security when I pass if she is at her full retirement age (FRA), which is...

 

About to Walk the Dog? Dog Owners Warned That Their Pets May Consume Drugs on Los Angeles Sidewalks

"Pet owners please be aware!" says a Post on Twitter. We've anonymized the names. "I walked Rover at 5 PM last night. When I came home at midnight he was lethargic and having difficulty walking. When...

 

How to Collect Your Social Security if You Want it As Soon as Possible

Ask Rusty – How Do I Get My Social Security As Soon As Possible? Dear Rusty: I am a few weeks away from my 61st birthday in November 2022. I was wondering how far in advance of my 62nd birthday...

 

Comedy Reflects Our World, as Collaborative Invites Kids and Parents to do Stand-up Comedy.

Think Santa Monica is boring? Think again! Introducing our latest and greatest local HOT SPOT. "The Crow", LA's newest comedy club, owned and operated by a mom and stand-up comic, an important distinc...

 

Jessica Alba 'shines' at GT Dave's Hollywood Halloween Bash Sponsored by Aquahydrate.

Over 500 hundred people came out ‘dressed to kill’ in Hollywood. The ‘Monster Madness’ Halloween event took place in down town LA and was hosted by business man and entrepreneur GT Dave, the...

 

Project Alpha Sneakers Tell the Story of Cheech and Chong

Bye-Bye Kanye (Ye) - Hello 'Dizygotic' - meet the hottest new sneaker /designers - former engineers behind Cheech & Chong's new sneaker collection, duo announced new partnership with Kanye West...

 

How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween (and Before)

It's officially spooky season! Follow these tips to keep your pet healthy and safe during Halloween: Don't feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common...

 

How to Handle an Overpayment Notice from Social Security

Ask Rusty – How Do I Handle an Overpayment Notice from Social Security? Dear Rusty: Things have gone good for me until now. I got a job and have enjoyed going back to work after being retired. But...

 

Ethos Film Awards moves from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in November

The Ethos Film Awards, founded by actor/filmmaker Anabelle D. Munro and a team of passionate industry professionals, comes to Santa Monica in November. Official selections will be presented on an...

 

Paula Abdul Dazzles the Crowd at the 4th Annual Daytime Beauty Awards

Daytime Beauty Awards were founded by talented Michele Elyzabeth, who is the CEO for the daily news site LATFUSA.com in 2014. The award show recognizes science behind beauty and spotlights health and...

 

50 Years Ago, Santa Monica Pier was Saved in the "Battle of the Bay." Now It's Commemorated in a Play

The last 50 years is proof that grassroots efforts do pay off and that you can fight City Hall. To showcase the events of two groups of passionate citizens in the 1970s that worked to save the Pier...

 

Godzilla, Rodan: The Best Crimean Bridge Memes. As the Kerch Bridge Burned, So Did the Internet Memes

On October 7th, 2022, the bridge connecting Russia to Crimea, exploded. Ukraine hasn't formally taken responsibility, but it is presumed that they are behind it. Both sides have quietly said a bomb...

 

Linell and Robert Shapiro Turn the Tragedy of their Son's Death, Into an Annual Fundraiser For Substance Abuse Prevention

The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular Gala 2022 took place on Saturday evening, September 10, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton. Robert and Linell Shapiro created the Brent...

 

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