A 102-Year-Old Woman Facing Eviction Gets Help From Arnold Schwarzenegger

By Web Staff

A 102-year-old woman facing eviction from her California home of nearly 30 years is getting help from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thelma Smith was given until June 30 to move out by landlords who say their daughter needs a place to live.

Smith, a retired secretary for the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, lives in an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, just outside the city limits.

Schwarzenegger, who knew Smith through his involvement with the charity, called the eviction “heartless.” He tweeted: “Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life.”

A spokesman says Schwarzenegger’s staff has met with Smith to find a solution.

Schwarzenegger’s Youngest Son Graduates

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced in April that his youngest child, Joseph Baena, has graduated from college.

The “Terminator” actor and former governor of California posted a photo of himself and Baena, 21, after he graduated from California’s Pepperdine University.

“Congratulations Joseph!,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter.

The “Last Action Hero” star added: “Four years of hard work studying business at Pepperdine and today is your big day! You have earned all of the celebration and I’m so proud of you. I love you!”

Baena also posted a picture with his father on Instagram, saying, “Some of the best times of my life are because of this school and the people in these pictures.”

“I’m so incredibly greatful (sic) to have the privilege to study at and graduate from such a beautiful and high caliber school. I now have my degree in business administration and with that, I believe this is only the beginning of a new road. Let’s see where it takes us!” he continued.

The Associated Press and Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.