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Teachers grouped in ‘next phase’ of potential recipients for COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday, Dec. 28, that teachers are part of the group that could receive the next wave of the coronavirus vaccine in California’s distribution plan. Health care workers and first responders were the first Californians to receive the vaccine in a process dictated by state public health officials.  As more of their ranks are vaccinated locally, Newsom discussed the “next phase” of the roll out. Vaccinations were set to begin at nursing homes in California on Monday, N...
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Nearly 500 COVID deaths in L.A. County over holiday weekend if new fatality numbers are confirmed

Nearly 500 people in Los Angeles County died of COVID-19 over the long holiday weekend if the latest reports of coronavirus-related fatalities are confirmed — a development that would also bring the total number of COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to just under 10,000, county public health officials said Monday, Dec. 28. Adding to that grim news was the fact that 6,914 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in L.A. County on Monday, another record for daily hospitalizations, acc...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County


State sends team to help with overflow coronavirus conditions at LA County hospitals, Newsom says

California public health officials have dispatched a support team to Los Angeles County to assist with management of overflow conditions at hospitals, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a public address on Monday, Dec. 28. Roughly 96% of hospitals in the county were diverting emergency patients at some point on Saturday due to overcrowding in emergency rooms, Newsom said, adding that hospitals on average were on diversion for 16 hours that day, unable to find room for new emergency patients. The state of...
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Firefighters join latest wave of LA County people getting COVID vaccines

Kevin Grellman, of Pasadena Public Heath Department, gives a Pasadena firefighter the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Fire Station 36 in Pasadena on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Firefighters around the region got their COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, Dec. 29, as first responders continued to join the growing number of “essential workers” and high-risk people who are getting inoculated in the ongoing battle against the pandemic. The Modern...
Tags: Health, Business, Texas, News, Education, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Watts


The David Bowie Monopoly Game Is Here: Advance to GO and Collect 200 Hunky Dorys!

Another way to pass the time while we’re snuggled in, awaiting the arrival of a vaccine: David Bowie Monopoly. Gone are the thimble, the top hat, the old boot and other iconic game pieces you may remember from your childhood or rainy days in seaside holiday rentals. This special edition replaces them with 6 major Bowie signifiers: a star, a skull, a Pierrot hat, a rolled up tie, a space helmet, and a lightning bolt. Monopoly has previously catered to music fans with sets devoted to AC/DC and t...
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Can You Use Your 529 Plan for More Than College?

If you’re one of the growing number of people choosing to not enroll in college, you might be wondering about alternative options for spending your 529 fund. Can you use 529s for less-expensive trade schools, coding bootcamps, or even to pay down existing student loans? Here’s a look at 529-qualified expenses. Read more...
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Tappity raises $1.3M for its interactive and educational video library for kids

When kids today want to learn about a new topic they’re interested in, they’ll often turn to YouTube. But the quality of the educational content on the platform can be hit or miss, depending on what specific videos kids happen to come across. Tappity, a digital educational startup now backed by $1.3 million in seed funding, aims to offer an alternative. Its video library offers entertaining and interactive live-action videos kids enjoy, while also ensuring the content itself is aligned with curr...
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"Successfully making art requires accepting yourself, in Mr. Koons’s philosophy, so that you can pursue your interests without shame."

"'Everything about your past is perfect,' he says. 'Everything up to this moment about you is spectacular.' ... I found myself mindlessly nodding along, as he compares an ashtray that he remembers loving as a child, with a reclining woman holding her legs aloft, to Michelangelo’s 'Pietà.' 'How can that be any less than this masterpiece by Michelangelo?' he says. 'It’s equal.'... He asks himself, 'What have I been pulled to? What have the interests been lately?' He believes this will work for you...
Tags: Art, Education, Writing, Law, Jeff Koons, David Sedaris, Koons, Michelangelo, Ann Althouse, Bobbie Brown, David Mamet Both Davids


The Ultimate 80s Medley: A Nostalgia-Inducing Performance of A-Ha, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Van Halen & More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFK97GUkp-s The last time we checked in with Germany’s own Martin Miller Session Band, they dropped a lovely cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album, one that balanced all the bits you know by heart with enough of their own identity to make it jump off your YouTube screen. Now they’re back with a new session in the age of COVID–hence a few of them wearing masks–to run through a tight 26 minutes of 1980s songs in a medley that will have your toes ...
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Photos: Looking back at 2020, via the lens of staff photographer Brittany Murray

Saying 2020 has been a difficult year is almost cliche now, which is sad. For far too many people, 2020 has truly been their worst year. For others, 2020 has been a minor inconvenience and shown that we all should be thankful for what we have. Personally, I am thankful for many things, one of which being my career. I’ve been a photojournalist for 22 years and I can honestly say that 99 out of 100 days I love it, a pretty good percentage by any standards. Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield. l...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Local News, Los Angeles Clippers, Harrison Barnes, Clippers, Buddy Hield, Patrick Beverley, Sacramento Calif


15 New Year’s Eve Fashion Picks Under $75 to Bring In the New Year In Style

Faux leather, faux fur, metallics, and more: these clothes, shoes, and accessories under $75 are perfect for New Year's Eve.
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Western Isles council rejects official sex ed in favour of Catholic teaching

Vote came after ministers on Lewis said parents and teachers unhappy about government-backed materialsThe Western Isles has been hit by a fresh row over the influence of churches on public policy after councillors voted to endorse a Catholic manual on teaching sex education and relationships in schools.A large majority of councillors on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) backed a motion “commending” Roman Catholic teaching materials, which uphold an orthodox Catholic stance against sexual intercou...
Tags: Education, Scotland, Religion, Society, UK News, Catholicism, LGBT rights, Schools, Local Government, Catholic, Lewis, Western Isles, Roman Catholic, Relationships and sex education, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar CnES


I was an early Erasmus scholar, and I grieve for what British students have lost | Julian Baggini

My time in Europe transformed my outlook; those who think Brexit is all about trade deals ignore what else was at stakeThe prime minister offered the country a “feast” this Christmas but many of us still haven’t been able to digest it. The truth is it was never very appetising, not so much an oven-ready treat as a cheap ready meal. Boris Johnson’s trade deal does not bring “glad tidings of great joy” but final confirmation that a special relationship has been turned into a purely transactional o...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Students, Education, European Union, UK News, World news, Higher Education, Education policy, Philosophy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Erasmus, Julian Baggini, Higher education policy


In 1896, a French Cartoonist Predicted Our Socially-Distanced Zoom Holiday Gatherings

Imagine that, this time last year, you’d heard that your family’s holiday gatherings in 2020 would happen on the internet. Even if you believed such a future would one day come, would you have credited for a moment that kind of imminence? Yet our videoconference toasts this season were predicted — even rendered in clear and reasonably accurate detail — more than 120 years ago. “My wife is visiting her aunt in Budapest, my older daughter is studying dentistry in Melbourne, my younger daughter i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, History, Budapest, Magazines, Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, Belle Epoque, Thomas Edison, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Batavia, Alexander Graham Bell



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