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 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 26, 2021 

Can a Wife and Minor Children Collect Social Security Based on Their Father?

Ask Rusty – Should I Claim Family Benefits? Dear Rusty: I was born in 1956 and my wife in 1961. I've got 45 years of SSA earnings, and I will have income in 2021. We have 4 minor children, the young...

 
 By Chanin Victor    Lifestyle    July 26, 2021 
View of The Vespera Resort and of the boardwalk and Pacific Ocean

The Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach: Experience Lux Beach Living on Your Next Family Vacation

The Central California Coast along the Pacific Ocean is a favorite for family road trips year after year. Need some beach therapy? One stop you definitely MUST include on your itinerary for your next...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    July 14, 2021

Video: Giant Dragon Consumes Pedestrian Alive in Palisades Park, Santa Monica

A pedestrian in Palisades Park recently recorded video of a dragon consuming a giant June Beetle. The video has been posted to YouTube and has gone viral. Ok, fine, it was really a Western Fence...

 

Forbidden Fruit No More: Salad Bars Return to Local Markets, In Yet Another Sign the Pandemic is Ending

As suddenly as they disappeared 16 months ago, salad bars and hot food bars have returned to local markets this month. According to one source at a market, who asked not to be named, LA County Public...

 
 By Jack Simon    Lifestyle    July 12, 2021

Owner of Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

The parent company of many online dating sites - including Tinder, Match.com, PlentyofFish and OkCupid - will pay $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging customers were charged for automatic...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 12, 2021

How Should I Decide When to Claim My Survivor's Social Security Benefit?

Ask Rusty – When Should I Claim My Survivor Benefit? Dear Rusty: My wife passed away in 2014. I'm 60 years old and have been retired since August 2020. I know I'm entitled to survivor benefits, but...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    July 8, 2021

How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Qualify for Survivor Social Security Benefits When a Spouse Passes Away?

Dear Rusty: My husband and I were only married 5 years before he passed away from cancer. I am 61 and was told by SS that I don't qualify to receive his survivor benefits because we weren't married...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    June 30, 2021

When a Spouse Passes Away, Should You Claim the Spouse's Benefit or the Survivor Benefit and Difference?

Dear Rusty: When my father passed away and we went to update my mother's Social Security benefits, a question arose that I was confused by. We were asked "Do you want to claim just your father's...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    June 28, 2021

Is There Any Way to Collect a Higher Social Security Benefit As You Get Older?

Ask Rusty – Can I Get a Higher Benefit Now Because I'm Older? Dear Rusty: I started getting Social Security at age 62 and I am now 77. Can I get a higher benefit now that I'm older? Signed: Needy...

 

Britney Spears Accuses Conservatorship of Not Letting "Me Take Out my IUD So I Can Have Another Baby."

Britney Spears has committed no crime, she says. She alleges that her father and his conservatorship are blocking her from living her life, and becoming a mom again. The mother of two is of course one...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    June 25, 2021

The GUARDaHEART Foundation Presents" Unmasked Heart Disease"

On Saturday June 19, 2021 The GUARDaHEART Foundation Presented Unmasked Heart Disease Starring DIABETES predict at a beautiful mansion in Newport Beach from 5-10 PM. This was an extraordinary evening...

 

Santa Monica Cancels 4th of July, Citing "Lingering Safety Concerns" over Crowds and Covid

In a typical year, Santa Monica has an Independence day celebration at Santa Monica College. It's held the Friday before the holiday, a result of local disgust with a number of murders on July 4th...

 

California Institute for Women: Female Prisoner Makes Money Doing Fully Nude Massages

A girls got to eat. There's a woman on the yard here at CIW making money doing fully nude massages for other women. And for transgender men. No joke. On top of that, she's also a lesbian herself. As...

 

How Much Do You Know about the American Flag? Flag Day is June 14

June 11 -- It is said that the flag of the United States was designed by Betsy Ross, a seamstress who lived in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. But, according to PBS, "some historians...

 

Do You Need Social Security? Religious Dissenters Often Claim Exemptions From Social Security Taxes

In 2020 over 64 million Americans were collecting Social Security. The National Institute for Retirement Security (NIRS)has reported that Social Security is the only income source for 40 percent of...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    June 11, 2021

Will Pensions from Foreign Countries Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

Ask Rusty – Will My UK Pension Affect My US Social Security? Dear Rusty: I am 57 years old, was born in the UK, and since 1988 have worked in the US. I have always paid US taxes and Social...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    June 7, 2021

Will Earnings from a State Pension Affect Social Security Benefits?

Ask Rusty – Will My Retirement Benefits Be Cut Because of My State Pension? Dear Rusty: I took early retirement at 20 years from the Louisiana public school system in 1996. Since then, I have...

 
 By Maureen    Lifestyle    June 7, 2021

Between Two Worlds: a Rising Generation of Iranian-Americans Speaks Out

Growing up, Iranian-Americans like Ora Yashar often saw themselves depicted only as the exotic Other: in her words, "either terrorists or Princess Jasmine." But Yashar's generation was raised in the...

 

As Pandemic Retreats, Disneyland Advances with Avengers Theme Park

As Covid retreats, Disney is advancing with the world's very first Avenger's theme park. The Avengers Campus will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure Park. "In just a few days, you'll be...

 

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Will Require Reservations for Peak Travel Weekends This Summer

Reservations will be required on select weekends for Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® trains that travel between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo...

 
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa entrance with circular drive

The Renaissance Esmeralda, One of the Best Travel Destinations in California

Whether you're looking for a romantic vacation place or a family getaway idea, The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa at Indian Wells is one of the best travel destinations in Southern California....

 

Pacific Surfliner Offers New Connecting Bus Service Between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

A new Amtrak Thruway bus route is now offering daily service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with intermediate stops in San Bernardino, Victorville, and Barstow. While bus-only trips for this...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    May 24, 2021

Will Applying for Disability Affect Your Social Security Benefit?

Ask Rusty – Will Applying for SS Disability Hurt SS Retirement Benefit? Dear Rusty: My husband turns 65 later this month. He has started having health issues - so much so that we are thinking about...

 

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Puppy

Thirty years ago, I led an animal shelter in Topeka, Kansas and we were often called upon to assist when authorities raided illegal and inhumane puppy mills. These neglected, ill animals needed safe...

 

Science Debunks Gascon's "Science" Claims Regarding Light Sentencing; Parolee Shoots Officer Dead; Bar Owner Sells Fake Vaccination Cards and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Ninth Circuit overturns drug conviction because search for weapon surpassed frisking Police conducting a "stop-and-frisk" can pat someone down for guns or other weapons if they...

 

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