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Hear Demos & Outtakes of Joni Mitchell’s Blue on the 50th Anniversary of the Classic Album

When Joni Mitchell released Blue in 1971, she revealed herself to the world as a poet with a hard-boiled interior life. The album, writes Rolling Stone, challenged the image many had of her as an innocent flower child. “The West Coast feminine ideal” was a role “Mitchell hadn’t asked for and did not want.” Of her writing of the album, she said in a 2013 interview, “They better find out who they’re worshipping. Let’s see if they can take it. Let’s get real.” Get real she did, shocking the...
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Already had COVID-19? LA County health officials say you still need a vaccination

LOS ANGELES — Continuing to urge residents to get vaccinated, particularly as a highly infectious “Delta” variant of COVID-19 spreads, county officials stressed on Tuesday, June 22, that people who were previously infected with COVID still need to get the vaccine, because their natural immunity won’t last. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said during Tuesday’s board meeting that she asked a parent over the weekend if his children were vaccinated, and he said no because “they’ve already had COVID.” ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Secret Service


LA Care Health Plan commits $5 million to new South LA medical school program

LOS ANGELES — As part of its $155 million commitment to attract physicians to underserved areas, L.A. Care Health Plan announced Monday, June 21 that it is giving $5 million to help fund the creation of a South L.A. medical school program focused on serving under-resourced communities. The donation will support the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, an historically black private medical school in Willowbrook that trains 28 medical students each year through a partnership with UC...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Cdu, South Los Angeles, LA County, Willowbrook


LA County posts 258 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 20, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,618 cases and 24,441 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 213 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 219 on Saturday. There were 45 COVI...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Los Angeles County


LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Disneyland


Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
Tags: News, Education, Minneapolis, California, America, Diversity, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, Union, Lincoln, Race Relations, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Black


LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black, Curren, Los Angeles City, California Department of Justice, Marqueece Harris Dawson


Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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Extra Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, spotting future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand how to court these influencers can make inroads no matter the size of their budget. Although brand partnerships are still the top source of revenue for ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Education, California, Entrepreneurship, US, Tech, Diversity, Joe Biden, Iran, Artificial Intelligence, Rebecca, United States, Venture Capital


NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Oscar, Nba, Community, Kobe Bryant, Alan Smith, Ucla


Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Archer, Getty, Hydra, Smith College, Carter, Perry, LA County


Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cbs, Republican Party, James Corden, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Robert Durst


As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
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Morning Docket: 06.15.21

* An antitrust lawsuit concerning college textbooks has been dismissed. Guess the plaintiffs got schooled... [Reuters] * A New York woman allegedly posed as a lawyer to bilk immigrants of money devoted to phony visa applications. [Patch] * A California attorney has been fined for making purportedly derogatory remarks against the judiciary. [Metropolitan News-Enterprise] * A man, who allegedly threatened a whistleblower's lawyer, has been sentenced to a year in prison. [Politico] * A shipya...
Tags: New York, Law, Navy, California, College, Antitrust, Norfolk, Reuters, U S Navy, Morning Docket, Metropolitan News Enterprise


Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Seaworld, Natural History Museum, Disneyland Resort, Giants, Lapd


LA County coronavirus rules will ease this week, but experts say don’t toss those masks just yet

Although California is expected to lift the bulk of COVID-19 health restrictions on Tuesday, June 15, health experts at Cedars-Sinai on Sunday were urging Los Angeles County residents to hold onto their protective masks a while longer. After June 15, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to go mask-free in most situations, but Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts suggest masks, an important tool in preventing transmission of the virus, will remain necessary in some inst...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, China, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Christ, OFT


Universal CityWalk hosts coronavirus vaccination clinic

Reed Kushner (12) gets his second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at Universal City Walk in Studio City, Calif. on June 11, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Reed Kushner (12) gets his second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at Universal City Walk in Studio City, Calif. on June 11, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Nurse practitioners wait for people to come to get vaccinated at Universal City Walk in Studio City, Calif. on June 11, 2021. (Photo by Shae Ha...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, LA County, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City Walk, Studio City Calif, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Coronavirus


With June 15 reopening in sight, LA County reaffirms coronavirus testing is still an essential tool

As Los Angeles County steamrolled toward the state’s June 15 launch date for easing many pandemic milestones, public health officials continued to encourage unvaccinated residents to get their shots and echoed the importance of testing as a means to stave off rekindled outbreaks. On Tuesday, California lifts the bulk of its COVID-19 restrictions — and the continuing decline in new infections, deaths and hospitalizations indicated that milestone was still on target. The county Department of Publi...
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Pediatric inflammatory cases dwindle along with coronavirus infections In LA County

As COVID-19 cases have dwindled in Los Angeles County, so have diagnoses of a virus-related pediatric inflammatory malady, with just eight new cases reported over the past two months, health officials said on Friday, June 11. Cases of Multi-symptom Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, spiked during the countywide winter COVID surge. There were 100 MIS-C cases reported in the county in January and February, representing half of the overall number from throughout the pandemic. The syndrome...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Walmart, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Riverside County, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Riverside


Ulysses S. Grant High’s Class of 2021 enjoys in-person graduation

2021 Grads wear their masks during the Grant High School celebrated its 2021 graduates Thursday, Van Nuys CA. June 10.2021. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) 2021 Grads wear their masks during the Grant High School celebrated its 2021 graduates Thursday, Van Nuys CA. June 10.2021. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) 2021 Grads dress in fashion during the Grant High School celebrated its 2021 graduates Thursday, Van Nuys CA. June 10.2021. (Photo by Ge...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Local News, Los Angeles School District, Grant High School, Grant, Ucla, Micky Dolenz, Mike, San Fernando Valley, Tom Selleck, Mike Post, Granada Hills Charter High School


LA County will align with state on post-June 15 coronavirus mask policies

Los Angeles County health officials reiterated Wednesday, June 9, that they will fully align with the state’s newly announced guidelines for mask-wearing when the bulk of California’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted next week. And with the lifting of restrictions just days away, local authorities again pushed the availability of financial and entertainment incentives for people who get vaccinated — but the clock is ticking. Through Thursday, anyone who gets a first-dose vaccine at a Los Ange...
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LA County considers paying rent for low-income tenants

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 8, to look at ways to help pay off rent balances accumulated during the pandemic by low-income tenants. Supervisor Hilda Solis said the county needs to step in to avoid a larger crisis for those tenants as well as small landlords. “There are many households that have been left in financial despair with high levels of rental debt,” Solis said. “According to some estimates, tenants in L.A. County owe nearly $1 billion. ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Housing, La, Government, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Community, Rent, Disneyland, Mitchell, Affordable Housing, Calderon


Most COVID-19 restrictions will vanish June 15 – but not everywhere in LA County

While the bulk of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, Los Angeles County’s public health director warned that rules requiring masking and physical distancing will remain in place in some settings — most notably in schools, on public transit and in health-care facilities. “There are a few sectors where masking and distancing protections will be retained given the high risk of either unknown vaccination status, large number of people who are not vaccinated or the fact that they are, b...
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New COVID-19 vaccination site opens at LA’s Union Station

Total Testing Solutions has set up a new COVID-19 vaccination site at Union Station in Los Angeles. The site will offer all three vaccines, with the Pfizer one available to anyone 12 years old or older. Minors will need a parent or guardian with them in order to receive a dose. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to people 18 years old and over. The clinic will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Union Station East Portal, which people can reach b...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Metro, Johnson Johnson, CSUN, LA County, Union Station


CSUN coronavirus vaccine site closes as LA County’s effort shifts to smaller, more focused efforts

Public health officials took steps to shut down the mammoth vaccination site at California State University Northridge on Monday, June 7, as the county morphs its operations to smaller, more-focused sites, in the latest sign that the pandemic is waning in Los Angeles County. Three other sprawling parking-lot clinics will close next week. On Monday, L.A. County reported nine additional deaths, bringing the county’s overall death toll to 24,354. The county reported 120 new cases, bringing the tota...
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LAUSD board to consider affordable housing for employees

A proposal to build affordable housing for teachers and other district workers as a way to attract and retain employees will be presented to the Los Angeles Unified school board this week. The presentation from central office staff that’s set to go before the Board of Education on Tuesday, June 8, is a continuation of a discussion elected officials had late last year when they considered what the district might do with unused or underutilized land. The idea of providing housing isn’t new, and it...
Tags: Education, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Affordable Housing, Northridge, Garcia, Board of Education, South Coast Air Quality Management District, LA County, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Los Angeles Unified school


24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India


Black families reluctant to return to LAUSD schools due to systemic racism, report says

Black families may be reluctant to send their children back to Los Angeles Unified schools, after more than a year of coronavirus-induced virtual learning, because they feel the nation’s second largest school district is plagued by systemic racism, according to a new report from an educational advocacy group. Speak UP, a parent group that advocates for improved and equitable public education, released a report Monday, June 7, about how racial bias affects Black students at LAUSD. The report took...
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California’s K-12 funding formula likely to change, but there’s disagreement over how

By John Fensterwald EdSource For the first time since its adoption eight years ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change the formula that determines more than 70% of California school districts’ annual spending. But his plan to direct more money only to districts with the greatest concentration of low-income children is proving to be a tough sell so far to the Legislature. The Local Control Funding Formula already targets additional funding to school districts based on the enrollment of four groups...
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Northridge vaccine center will close Monday, first LA County-run coronavirus mega-clinic to shut down

Some major venues around Los Angeles County will get their parking lots back starting Monday, June 7, as public health officials launch their plan to phase out sprawling coronavirus vaccination operations, shifting the focus to smaller, more focused clinics and mobile/pop-up operations. The county on Sunday reported just one new COVID-19 death, lifting the overall death toll to 24,389. Another 213 infections were announced by the county, pushing the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic ...
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