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  • Pamper Mom with Glen Ivy Hot Springs' New Wellness Offerings for Mother's Day

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 19, 2024

    This Mother's Day, give the gift of relaxation and tranquility with Glen Ivy Hot Springs' exciting new wellness offerings. Just in time for this special occasion, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is thrilled to announce their renewed gift card sale and enticing spa bundles, available until Mother's Day on May 12. To start, Glen Ivy Hot Springs offers a special 15% discount on their gift cards, making it easier than ever to treat mom to a day of pampering. With free shipping, $100 spa gift cards are now...

  • British Beauty Entrepreneur Melanie Marlo's Weekly Majestic Breakfast At Ye Olde King's Head.

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Apr 15, 2024

    Ye Olde King's Head has a new weekly royal treat in store every Friday morning for anyone who loves everything British, particularly a world famous British Breakfast. British local beauty Melanie Marlo hosted her first of many future weekly gatherings, where guests mingled, networked and made new friends as they enjoyed a selection of delicious traditional British fare. The nostalgic Crown Room at Ye Olde King's Head was brimming with but not limited to just British guests, their motto is " all...

  • Can I Claim Social Security and Still Work?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Apr 15, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Can I Claim Social Security and Still Work? Dear Rusty: I will be turning 63 soon. Can I apply for Social Security and continue to work? Would I be limited to how many hours or how much I could make? I know my monthly SS amount would be cut by 30%, or somewhere around there, but how would working affect me? I was trying to read up on this, but the $1 and $2 thing confused me. I have an offer to take a work-at-home position and need to decide soon, but it is a cut in income. The c...

  • Terrenea Resort Announces the Return of Summer Favorites: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace

    Chanin Victor, LIfestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 15, 2024

    Terranea's Exciting Spring Events Include a Food and Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Derby Day Celebration With the summer season quickly approaching, oceanfront Terranea Resort invites guests to revel in a seamless blend of luxury, relaxation, unparalleled service and awe-inspiring coastal vistas as they enjoy the resort's celebrated culinary events: Sips and Sunsets, Slow Smoked Sundays and Veuve Clicquot Terrace – all overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. In addition to these s...

  • Michael Milken receives the "Humanitarian Award", at the United Hatzalah of Israel's 4th Los Angeles Gala by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 11, 2024

    \March 20, 2024, the United Hatzalah presented its 4th Los Angeles Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles CA 90067 This wonderful event, attend by over 1200 people raised more than $12 million for the organization's lifesaving work in Israel. The United Hatzalah, which has 7,000 volunteers in Israel, dispenses emergency medical services to those in need, and an average response time of three minutes or less. They are called the "Angeles in Orange" because of...

  • Project Pop Drop's Easter Fun For Charity Hope The Mission

    Christine Peake, PeakPRGroup|Apr 8, 2024

    Rain and bad weather could not stop Niki Shadrow Snyder and John David Snyder, the big hearted founders of Project Pop Drop, who brought a team of volunteers and friends to Hope The Mission, in Woodland Hills. The philanthropic couple provided over 200 families experiencing hunger and homelessness a day to remember. Lunches from Mr Charlie's Restaurant, Wholefoods refreshments, Vons and Trader Joe's snacks, and Smart & Final treats we're on the East menu. Children played video games from...

  • Los Angeles Weekly Gas Price Update: April 1

    Gas Buddy|Apr 3, 2024

    Average gasoline prices in Los Angeles have risen 9.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.08/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,135 stations in Los Angeles. Prices in Los Angeles are 21.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 24.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 2.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.99 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Los Angeles was priced...

  • Taste the Flavors of California With 1 Pico's Spring Menu

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Apr 3, 2024

    Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenery of picture-perfect ocean views and the cozy ambiance of a crackling fireplace at 1 Pico, where the essence of California cuisine awaits. Nestled within the elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, 1 Pico invites you to experience the epitome of Californian fine dining and brunch. With its beachside location, 1 Pico offers a captivating setting enhanced by a seasonal, market-driven menu and an extensive wine list, ensuring...

  • Think You're Ready to Claim Social Security? What You Should Consider

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Apr 3, 2024

    Ask Rusty – When Should We Claim Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am almost 63 and my husband will be 61 soon, and we are looking to see when our best time would be to start our Social Security benefits. We would like to know if one of us qualifies for benefits from a previous marriage from 1984 to 1995. And we are wondering if I can start drawing at age 65, in two years, or if it is better that I wait until 67 because my spouse is 2 years younger than me. Also, if I were to continue working l...

  • Men's Fantasies and How They Affect Women. Is The Witch's genesis in Man?

    Alita Arose, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 3, 2024

    How much of an individual's behavior is directly influenced by one's fantasy of that person? A complex question worthy of multiple responses, perhaps best answered by drawing an example from the 2021 film Coven of Sisters (currently accessible on Netflix). Before getting into the synopsis of this film, allow for an introduction and definition of a psychological process known as projective identification. Projective identification is when an individual is unable to identify and own an aspect of...

  • When Should My Wife Claim Her Social Security Benefits?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Apr 3, 2024

    Ask Rusty – When Should my Wife Claim Her Social Security Benefit? Dear Rusty: I just saw an article which said that certain spousal options were going away, but there are still good options for when a spouse can claim. I am filing for my Social Security to start in October when I turn 70. My wife's full retirement age (FRA) is in December, and she now plans to file then for half of what my FRA benefit would have been (our original plan was for both to file in August). My wife's main reason f...

  • Savor Easter Brunch Amidst Southern California's Stunning Backdrops

    Chanin Victor, Lifestyle and Travel Editor|Mar 31, 2024

    Spring is here, and as Easter draws near, Los Angeles is buzzing with anticipation for all the delightful brunch experiences that capture the season's essence. From traditional favorites to innovative creations, the city's top eateries are ready to treat guests to an unforgettable celebration. Explore the top Easter brunch occasions and menus in and around LA, promising a fabulous culinary journey filled with flavor and festivity. Make reservations soon, as Easter is celebrated on Sunday, March...

  • Local Dancer Enacts "Angelina Ballerina" with Author Katharine Holabird

    Jill Homes, Special to the Observer|Mar 31, 2024

    On a bright Saturday morning, the air at Children's Book World was filled with excitement and anticipation as families gathered for a special event featuring beloved children's author Katharine Holabird. The occasion promised not only a delightful storytime but also a unique performance by a local young dancer, Sorcha Cinadr, who brought to life the cherished character of Angelina Ballerina. The event, which took place on March 9th at 11:00 AM, was a celebration of imagination, literature, and...

  • Inside the Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas Experience

    Chanin Victor, Travel Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    The Hotel Fontainebleau Las Vegas is the latest gem to adorn the illustrious Las Vegas Strip, integrating iconic Morris Lapidus Fontainebleau bow-tie elements - they are ubiquitous. This modern marvel brings a rich legacy and a nearly seven-decade commitment to excellence that will redefine the quintessential Las Vegas experience. As a sibling to the esteemed Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the glitz, glamour and sophistication you will find in Vegas are synonymous with the Fontainebleau name....

  • Star Studded Green Carpet for the 2024 DriveH2 Pre-Oscar Gala at the Petersen Automotive Museum by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Danielle Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 21, 2024

    On Thursday evening, March 7, 2024, non -profit environmental group Energy Independence Now (EIN) and an illustrious crowd of eco-conscious celebrities, athletes, influencers and content creators gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. The Green Carpet was rolled out for the Hollywood community and supporters committed to research, green innovation, policy advocacy and public outreach to promote diverse, equitable zero emissions solutions. There were many cel...

  • The Last Margarita: El Torito Restaurant Suddenly Informs Staff That it is Closing on 3/10/24

    David Ganezer, Observer STaff Writer|Mar 21, 2024
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    It looks like the staff at El Torito have poured their final Margarita. The manager of the El Torito Restaurant at 3360 Ocean Park Blvd told a customer that the restaurant will close permanently on Sunday, March 10, 2024. He did not give a reason for the closure, but said the staff had been informed by corporate that the location was closing permanently. He said that they were shocked and saddened. "El Torito is a Mexican chain featuring burritos, fajitas and classic cocktails in an informal...

  • Glitzy Guests and Charismatic Celebrities Attend The Merritt + Marianna Group IGNITE: A Fire Luxury Gifting Lounge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 18, 2024

    On Thursday March 7, 2024 the Merritt + Marianna Group founded by Nicole Lester and Heather Marianna sponsored IGNITE: A Fire Luxury Gifting Lounge in honor of the upcoming Oscars 2024 This all day lavish affair was held at the Ambrose Hotel, 1255 20th St., Santa Monica CA 90404 from 10- AM -5PM. This exclusive event was a tribute to the late beloved publicist Doris Bergman, who passed away February 8, 2023 Doris was well known for including foster children at her Emmy and Oscar awards gifting...

  • Cherokee of California: A Journey Through Time, Music, and Iconic Bohemian Style

    Gabrielle Hall, Media representative for Cherokee|Mar 14, 2024

    Cherokee, a prominent brand, achieved noteworthy sales of $500 million in the 1980s, ultimately surpassing a billion dollars in revenue. The intriguing chapter in Cherokee's history takes a compelling turn in 2022 as the brand's original proprietor, Jim Argyroplous, successfully reclaimed ownership. Now, after a hiatus of three decades, Cherokee is poised for a triumphant relaunch under Jim Argyroplous's and teams visionary leadership. Venice Beach, California – In 1972, against the vibrant back...

  • Hollywood stars honored on their big night with Distinctive Assests 100k "Everyone wins Nominee" Gift bag.

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 11, 2024

    Los Angeles, March 7, 2024-The Entertainment industry had it's biggest night of the year last weekend at the Academy Awards. The veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company, Distinctive Assets honored the 2024 Academy Award Nominees and presenters by gifting them with the "Everyone wins" Gift bag. In its 22nd edition, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company credited with transformi...

  • Men's Counterfeit Purchases Double That of Women According to British Study

    Mar 6, 2024

    February 29, 2024, Los Angeles, CA – A recent study by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) sheds light on a concerning trend: men are the primary buyers of counterfeit goods. The study surveyed 1,000 men aged 16 to 60 who are active on social media at least once a week. Comparisons were drawn with a previous study focused on 1000 female consumers conducted in 2021. The findings indicate that men are twice as likely as women to purchase counterfeit items. Specifically, 35 p...

  • LA Art Show 2024 Presented A Marvelous Opening Night Premiere Party On Valentine's Day, 2024 , hosted by actress Lucy Hale

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 1, 2024

    On Wednesday February 14, 2024 the LA Art Show, LA's largest and longest-running art fair, presented an extraordinary Opening Night Premiere Party on Valentine's Day, hosted by award-winning actress Lucy Hale, benefiting LA Art Show's new charity partner, American Heart Association, which received 15% of ticket sales in support of the organization's Life is Why Campaign. "The Life is Why Campaign" is a program whose purpose is to inspire people to commit themselves to lives of longevity and heal...

  • 15 Santa Monica Restaurants to Share the Love this Valentine's Day

    Melissa Curtin, Guest Post|Feb 26, 2024

    It's that time of year again when cupid lands upon the love-stricken and no acts of affection are too grand. Valentine's Day can be dreamy or dreaded, so take yourself out to an extraordinary dinner or plan a special evening for your loved one at one of these fine Santa Monica establishments – and leave the cooking to the pros! A fabulous dining experience is surely one way to win anyone's heart. Surfing Fox Dine outdoors on the sophisticated patio at one of our favorite newcomers to Santa M...

  • Adoption Fees Dropped for German Shepherds Thanks to WeRateDogs and the 15/10 Foundation

    Marcia Mayeda, DACC|Feb 26, 2024

    One of my favorite sites on social media is the site called WeRateDogs. WeRateDogs asks pet owners to send photos of their dogs, then posts selected photos with humorous comments. Dogs are rated on a scale of one to ten, but always get an above-ten rating. The posts are always enjoyable and heartwarming. WeRateDogs has over 20 million followers across all platforms including Facebook, Instagram, X, and TikTok. Matt Nelson, founder of WeRateDogs, expanded his support for dogs with his first...

  • The Crowds Came Out For Author Scott Michael Nathan's Book Signing At Barnes and Noble

    Christine Peake, PeakePRGroup.com|Feb 23, 2024

    Hundreds of guests stood in line on Friday evening for a much coveted signed copy of Scott Michael Nathan's newly released 'The Big Book Of Bad Decisions. Friends, family and dedicated Tik Tok fans who had traveled from afar, came out to celebrate the author, who is also an established and respected photographer in the entertainment business. Stunning actress Kristen Dalton, looked effortlessly chic in a black suit as she read the book's Preface, followed by a hilarious and informative Q&A...

  • Should I Claim Social Security at 68, or Wait Until I'm 70?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Feb 20, 2024

    Ask Rusty – Should I Claim Social Security at 68, or Wait Until I'm 70? Dear Rusty: I have a question regarding my SS benefits. I turned 68 this month and work part time. I earned $28,000 last year but will probably gross $36,000 to $38,000 this year. My husband collects his SS, and he earned $25,000 last year. I was told by a financial planner that I should apply for my benefits now, instead of waiting until I'm 70. I would collect $1700/month at 68 and $1944/month if I wait. Which is the s...

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