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LA County hosts 100th free drive-thru food giveaway since pandemic began

Sindy Valleba waits in line to pick up food for her extended family of 11 at the Los Angeles County 100th drive-through food distribution with L.A. Regional Food Bank during the coronavirus pandemic outside Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles County Sup. Hilda Solis thanks Mika Yamamoto, regional operations manager of L.A. Parks and Rec., and Gary Gero, who heads all food security strategies ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Hercules, Food Bank, County, Los Angeles County, Westlake, LA County


Pomona-born astronaut answers students’ questions from orbiting space station

Elijah Cole, a student at Etiwanda High School, asked Pomona-born astronaut Victor Glover to name the most beautiful thing he’s seen during his time aboard the International Space Station. Glover, 44, a 1994 graduate of Ontario High School, which along with Etiwanda High is part of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, didn’t hesitate: “The Earth is by far the most beautiful thing I’ve seen,” began Glover, during a live broadcast Thursday, March 18, from inside the orbiting station 254 m...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Science, News, Education, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Iss, Msnbc, Kamala Harris, Ontario, Pomona, South Bay


California cancels sideline cheerleading, citing coronavirus concerns

The roar of the crowds is muted this spring, as high school sports continue their return to Southern California. There are a handful of spectators in the stands, sometimes in assigned seating, always 6 feet apart. But under new state guidance, there are no cheerleaders on the sidelines at many games. “Football players are allowed on the field with no masks, but cheerleaders are not,” Riverside mother Allison Yrungaray said. “It just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” Cheerleaders and their pare...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Anna, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, State, Reed, Riverside, Manhattan Beach


Combating Zoom Overload with Reverse Meetings

In a recent episode of my podcast, I dove deep on the topic of meeting overload during our current moment of pandemic-induced remote work. I want to expand here on one of the more radical (but intriguing) solutions I mentioned: the reverse meeting. First, a little background. Why are we suddenly spending so much more time in meetings now that we’re working from home? There are multiple factors involved. For example, the sudden shift out of the office created a lot of unexpected new questions th...
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LA County coronavirus case rates are dropping among homeless as well

Among those seeing fewer coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are people experiencing homelessness, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Thursday, March 18. They accounted for 58 new cases this week compared to 620 new cases in late December during the height of the surge. And even the 58 cases represented a bit of an overcount with officials saying all but 10 were cases from previous weeks. Since the pandemic began, public health officials have identified 7,061 CO...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


Hautelinks: Best Grammy Looks, TikTok Mascara Review, Fenty Hair (!), & More

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Michael Winslow, the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects”, Impersonates the Sounds of Jimi Hendrix’s and Led Zeppelin’s Electric Guitars with His Voice

Even if you weren’t a huge fan of the Police Academy movies, there was one character that made them watchable: Larvell Jones, played by Michael Winslow, “The Man of a 10,000 Sound Effects.” His character is a sort of oddball presence throughout the series, whose ability to sound like a siren, a machine gun, a guard dog, or any number of things, invariably helps his team save the day. He’s been the only consistent character through all eight entries of the movie series, a brief television...
Tags: Google, Comedy, College, Los Angeles, Bbc, Jimi Hendrix, Dubai, Ridley Scott, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Tina Turner, Montreal Canada, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, Hendrix, KCRW


Adam Habib, you can’t say the N-word

The former Wits leader won’t get away with anti-Blackness in the UK by hiding behind a politically Black identity The post Adam Habib, you can’t say the N-word appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: UK, Education, Opinion, Language, Words, Openaccess, University of London, Adam Habib, Top Six, N-word, Offensive Language


Advice from a Google engineer: Join a coding competition

Google's Coding Competitions are back for 2021 with multiple opportunities for participants to improve their programming skills by solving algorithmic problems designed by Google engineers. Sadia Atique is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) based in Munich, Germany who works on the Corporate Engineering team and actively contributes to competitions like Code Jam and Kick Start. We recently sat down with Sadia to learn how she got involved in coding competitions and why she thinks you should consi...
Tags: Google, Education, Bangladesh, Googlers, Munich Germany, Sadia, Code Jam, Kick Start, Life at Google, Chelsea Lieb, Sadia Atique, Corporate Engineering


This new startup is weeding out the weed-out classes, instead of students

Five years ago, entrepreneur Dan Sommer bet big on the adult learning space when he was building out Trilogy Education, an online and in-person bootcamp in collaboration with universities to train workforces on the latest tech skills. In 2019, Sommer sold that company for $750 million to 2U in one of the largest edtech exits to date. And today, Sommer is launching a new venture-backed startup in education that goes a few steps earlier in the learning journey: high school. Edge Pathways is a for-...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Stem, Tech, Edtech, First Round Capital, Higher Ed, Drexel, Sommers, Sommer, Rethink Education, Recent Funding, Bill Trenchard, Dan Sommer, Emerge Education


A year of pandemic: Through the lens of photographer Dean Musgrove

As we reach the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles, trying to balance the feelings of sadness from lives lost, businesses closed, jobs lost and more, attempting to look to the future with hope and optimism is challenging at best. Normally water, toilet paper and paper towels fill this space at the Woodland Hills, CA. Costco on Monday, March 2, 2020. Early on, some people wore masks and others didn’t, the demand for toilet paper, paper towels, water and anything with...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, Colorado, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Costco, Metro, San Fernando


North Highlands Dad Angry His Daughter Is Being Taught About Black Lives Matter

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I Dressed Like W.I.T.C.H. Characters for a Week and Here’s What Happened

This week, I was really nostalgic and got inspired to dress like the characters of the W.I.T.C.H. comics. Here's what happened.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Cartoons, Casual Outfits, Comic book fashion


Portfolio committee on higher education criticises ministry for not taking it seriously

Neither the minister nor deputy minister stayed for the duration of an urgent committee meeting to discuss funding challenges for university students The post Portfolio committee on higher education criticises ministry for not taking it seriously appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Parliament, Wits University, ANC, Blade Nzimande, Department of Higher Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Student Protests, Top Six, Buti Manamela, South Africa (country, South African Union Of Students, Universities South Africa, Fees Must Fall, Portfolio Committee On Higher Education, Nompendulo Mkhatshwa


A Search Engine for Finding Free, Public Domain Images from World-Class Museums

Even before the pandemic, museums were putting their art online. Here on Open Culture, we’ve covered such ambitious efforts of digitization and making-available on the part of the Rijksmuseum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and other major institutions, some of whom have gone so far as to upload their holdings under Creative Commons licenses or in other free-to-use forms. And now you can call forth artworks from the open online collections and others all at once with the search engine Museo. “M...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Technology, Wales, College, Mexico, Seoul, New England, Facebook Twitter, Hartford, Automobile Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo, Katsushika Hokusai, Colin Marshall


Researchers Develop a Digital Model of the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism, “the World’s First Computer”

What’s the world’s oldest computer? If you answered the 5-ton, room-sized IBM Mark I, it’s a good guess, but you’d be off by a couple thousand years or so. The first known computer may have been a handheld device, a little larger than the average tablet. It was also hand-powered and had a limited, but nonetheless remarkable, function: it followed the Metonic cycle, “the 235-month pattern that ancient astronomers used to predict eclipses,” writes Robby Berman at Big Think. The ancient art...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Astronomy, Science, College, History, Earth, Ibm, University College London, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Greek Island, Ian Sample, Antikythera, Durham NC Follow, University College of London



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