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Haleh Mashian Abstract Artist New Show Opens With A Great Turn Out.

Contemporary artist Haleh Mashian opened the final exhibition of the year with her newest series, SACRED WATERS at MASH Gallery in the Arts District, in downtown Los Angeles. This showstopper of a col...

 

How to Plan Your Social Security if You Have a Long Life Expectancy

Ask Rusty – Is Waiting until 70 Still the Best Plan to Maximize Social Security? Dear Rusty: My wife started her Social Security at 62 in March 2017 and I filed a Restricted Application to collect...

 

How Cats Came to Rule Ancient Egypt, And Learned to Shape Shift in the Process

This Spooktober, the Observer has been featuring articles about cats -- first the black cats that are the hallmark of the season, followed by their festive ginger counterparts. This week, we're featur...

 

Social Security Would Go Broke if They Didn't Tax Benefits

Ask Rusty – Is Taxing Social Security Fair? Dear Rusty: Taxing Social Security benefits isn't fair. It would benefit everyone if seniors could earn as much as possible without having their Social Se...

 

Health Department Gives Amusing "Covid-Safe" Suggestions for Halloween Celebrations

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a tip sheet today on how to celebrate Halloween "Covid-safe." Suggestions include practical ideas like making your Covid-mask part of your c...

 

Inside OnlyFans Podcast Set To Launch With Creator & Producer Max Amini Joining CJ Sparxx and Kayla Lauren

Charismatic comedian and all round entertainer, Max Amini is known for his tireless energy, quick wit and has established himself as one of the world's leading stand up comedians. A self confessed...

 

My Fellow Female Prisoner O.D.'d And Turned Blue

I was at the former prison known as Valley State Prison For Women, now a men's prison, I saw something that changed me forever. At VSPW, us women prisoners lived in 8 person cells. It's about 13...

 

How to Apply for Social Security: the Basics

Ask Rusty – About the Basics of Applying for Social Security Dear Rusty: I am planning to apply for Social Security in May of 2022 and would like to understand how to file. I will be taking it when...

 

Paris Hilton rocked the Red Carpet with her plaid ensembles, mini skirt and over the knee black suede boots

On Tuesday, September 21,2021 the "16th Annual Christmas in September" fundraiser for Children's Hospital Los Angles was held at The Abbey Food and Bar. This glamorous event was hosted by Kathy Hilton...

 

Women's prison: Selling Your Body for Canteen. "The lifer was an easy target for an abuser."

Observation. That's how I discover what my peers are up to. Occasionally, it rises to the level of an amusement that I must share with others. This is one of those true moments... There's a girl in...

 

A Favorite Hidden Gem with Angelenos: One of the Most Quintessentially California Places to Visit

A favorite hidden gem with Angelenos and one of the most quintessentially California places to visit, live or go to college. Claremont, California is the ultimate overnight or weekend getaway for an...

 

Ginger Cats Rule: Why Everyone From Winston Churchill to Leif Erickson and Hogwarts Adored Orange Kitties

Last week, in honor of the beginning of Halloween month, we featured a few fascinating facts about the flashy black felines that have become icons of the holiday. This week, we're dishing out a sweet...

 

Prison Drug Program Hooking Female Prisoners On Drugs

It's true. They give it out like candy. This medication crippled me. For months. Stopped all my activities. I'm finally free. I'm finally out from under the grip of it. So, what do I speak of? What's...

 

How Long Does it Take to Recoup the Social Security You Paid into the System?

Ask Rusty – If I Die, What Happens to the Social Security Taxes I Paid? Dear Rusty: I have heard that when my wife and I pass, the government keeps all we have paid into social security. Is this...

 

A Time for Fasting, Forgiveness and Famous Speakers

On Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 and all day Thursday September 16, 2021 Rabbi David Baron and his High Holy Day guests observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Year at the Saban Thea...

 

Black Cats 9 Lives Matter this Halloween Season

As we move into October, many of us think of Orange and Black cats as unknowing symbols of the season. We've all heard that black cats portend bad luck. But did you know that in Britain and Scotland,...

 

A Favorite Hidden Gem with Angelenos: One of the Most Quintessentially California Places to Visit

A favorite hidden gem with Angelenos and one of the most quintessentially California places to visit, live or go to college. Claremont, California is the ultimate overnight or weekend getaway for an...

 

The Secrets to Healthy Aging are Not So Secret. Exercise, sleep, but most of all social ties are essential

It's not easy growing old. However, if you want to live to a ripe old age you have to work at it; you have to make a promise to yourself to take care of your mental health as well as your physical hea...

 

Adopt a Cat This Month for Only $5

During the month of October, it only costs $5 to adopt a healthy cat with all his or her shots from a Los Angeles County animal shelter. Vaccinations and neutering when done privately could run you...

 

Why is My Social Security Cost of Living Increase Different From Everyone Else's?

Ask Rusty – Is My COLA Increase Based on My Current SS Benefit? Dear Rusty: I started collecting SS when I turned 70 to maximize my income. One factor that is never mentioned is that the annual...

 

Is the Social Security Fund Going to Dry Up and Will I Lose My Benefits?

Ask Rusty – Will My Social Security Be Reduced in the Future? Dear Rusty: I started Social Security about 2 years ago and I thought that the monthly benefit amount stated to me by Social Security...

 

As Summer Fades, Beach Volleyball Continues On the Beach in Ocean Park

9/24: Last weekend, our photographer Mary Leipziger captured these photos of kids and adults playing beach volley ball on Santa Monica beach. The modern game originated on Santa Monica Beach. An...

 

The Paia Inn: Chic, Boutique, Beach Hotel, in Hip Maui Surf Town

The Paia Inn, a chic, boutique, beach hotel, is located in one of the hippest surf towns on Maui. This private oasis with North shore vibes will appeal to every traveler who wants to live like a local...

 

Will Retiring Early from Work Affect my Social Security Benefit?

Ask Rusty – Will Retiring Early from Work Affect my Social Security? Dear Rusty: I stopped working at age 55, well before my full retirement age of 66 years and 10 months. I had over 35 years workin...

 

Don't Bring Your Pet to a Shelter - Rehome with New County Website "Home to Home"

Editor’s note: As Covid (hopefully) ameliorates, people are not spending as much time at home with their pets. Some have chosen to surrender those pets to shelters. Home To Home is a national...

 

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