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Southern California leaders mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tributes poured in late Friday, Sept. 18, upon word that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle with cancer, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and county Supervisor Janice Hahn among those hailing her as a legal pioneer who fought for women’s rights and gender equality for decades. “This is a tragedy for all those who believe in our Constitution, who believe in equality and who believe our daughters can grow up to whatever they want to be,” Garcetti said on Twitter. “T...
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‘Environmental justice’ starts by providing more water

SACRAMENTO >> Environmentalists have won the latest battle in California’s water wars, as California American Water just announced it is temporarily withdrawing its application to build a desalination plant on an old sand mine in the largely low-income town of Marina near Monterey. The proposal faced a tough approval process at the California Coastal Commission after local activists complained about its effects on their community. In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times asked this loaded ques...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Times, Monterey, Rhode Island, Los Angeles Times, Marina, California Coastal Commission, Cal Am, Mojave Desert, Oroville Dam, Steven Greenhut

Six months of pandemic photography in the Southern California

One day, this will all be over. Coronavirus will be gone and we’ll get back to normal. But what will we remember? For the past six months, almost every facet of our lives has changed – covered faces, empty shelves, remote learning and drive-thru everything. Our photographers have been working throughout this pandemic to tell the stories of the people of Southern California and record history for our posterity. For our photographers, it’s personal. Normally, when we cover a story we are uninvolve...
Tags: News, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, James Bond, Brian, Lausd, Honda, Air Force, Jack, Orange County, Riverside County, Elise

Gig workers like and want flexibility, that’s why they became gig workers

Are gig workers ⁠— think Uber drivers or Door Dashers ⁠— seeking to trade their flexible occupations for a full-time, 40-hour-week job? Two recent surveys suggest they’re not interested. A survey of 1,000 on-demand drivers, commissioned by Uber and conducted by a duo of polling firms representing clients on the political left and right, finds that 85 percent prefer some version of their current flexible arrangement. Another survey ⁠— this one of 1,000 independent contractors, and commissioned by...
Tags: Labor, California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Don, Washington Free Beacon, Newsom, Mike Garcia, Dubal, Guest Commentary, Veena Dubal, Jeff Joseph, University of California Hastings In

Celebrating America’s great Constitution

America today marks the 233rd anniversary of when Americans in those hallowed halls in Philadelphia unleashed the Constitution onto the world. Celebrating our Declaration of Independence is important, but it was the Constitution that gave form to the republican form of government that endures to this day. While it may not be at the heart of the political debate, the Constitution remains in our hearts and, especially, on our minds as we contemplate the challenges facing California and America. As...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, America, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, Republican, Alexander Hamilton, Orange County Register, Franklin, LA County, Calvin Coolidge, Newsom

Weekend Event Guide: Fun on Wheels, 205 path cleanup, tube patching help, and more

Blue skies ahead! Hopefully.(Photo of Pebble Creek Road in Vernonia by Jonathan Maus) Turns out not everything is terrible in the world: Portland’s community is as strong as ever (and maybe even stronger!). Despite a pandemic and air quality crisis, folks are still hosting great events. All they need is for you to show up. Have a look below, make your plans, and then pray for blue skies. Friday, September 18th Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity in the Black Community – 1:00 to 3:00...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Don, Fred Meyer, Vernonia, Jonathan Maus, Weekend Event Guide, Irene Marion, Pebble Creek Road, Gateway Green NE Portland, Kenilworth Park SE

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 17-24

  Joseph Cibere’s “Mountain Mist” watercolor. The artist and watercolor teacher gives an online art demonstration on Sept. 21. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Cibere)     Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Sept. 17-24.   EVENTS   Outside-In Tour of the Lanterman House: Docent-led tours of the historic bungalow-style house (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), 6 or 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and 8. Admission $5; $3 seniors and ages 12-18. Reservation...
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Memories of El Monte in the groundbreaking history ‘East of East’

Why wasn’t there a deep-diving cultural, economic and political history of the city at the heart of the San Gabriel Valley before the just-published “East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte”? Perhaps the need for such a volume is only apparent when it finally is in hand. Like a work of art, which this book is, if partly in a scholarly way, rather than the mostly rah-rah photo-heavy annals of local worthies many of the cities in the SGV and Whittier areas are treated to by volunteer historic...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Virginia, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer, West Coast, Frank Zappa, Los Angeles Times, Arcadia, South Carolina, White, Southern California, Ku Klux Klan, Whittier

Non-traditional polling sites are popping up across the US in a scramble to help voters safely cast their ballots in person

Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building on Wednesday March 18, 2020, in Milwaukee AP Photo/Morry Gash The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a number of challenges for in-person voting in the US such as absent poll workers, long lines, and scaled-back voter registration drives. But communities across the US are getting creative, turning a number of local venues into voting sites for registered voters who seek to cast their ballot in person.  From sports ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Elections, Voting, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, NFL, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Cnn

Online Trading Academy in Irvine to pay $10 million FTC penalty

An Irvine-based stock-trading school has agreed to pay what amounts to a $10 million penalty — a sum that includes the company founder’s Bentley — to settle a dispute with federal regulators over alleged “get-rich-quick” marketing practices. Online Trading Academy and the Federal Trade Commission announced settlements to lawsuits filed earlier this year in which regulators claimed the school misled its customers as “the company’s own surveys and third party trading data showed that most purchase...
Tags: Personal Finance, Business, News, Israel, America, Sport, Soccer, Bentley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cessna, Andrew Smith, Irvine, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Cadillac Escalade, SHAHAR

Creative Arts Emmys honor scripted programming, and upstart Quibi is definitely in the mix

By STEVEN HERBERT | City News Service NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Oscar winners Christoph Waltz and Taika Waititi are among the nominees for Wednesday’s third day of the five-day Creative Arts Emmys, which will honor scripted programming. Waltz, who won best supporting actor Oscars in 2010 and 2013 for his work in “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” is among the nominees for outstanding actor in a short form comedy or drama series for his portrayal of hunt organizer Miles Sellars in “Most Dange...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Ingrid Michaelson, Nbc, Abc, John Oliver, Disney, Awards, Norman Lear, America, Recommended, Sport, Bbc, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer

LAUSD students continue push to fully defund school police department

LOS ANGELES >> Not satisfied with the $25 million that the Los Angeles Unified school board cut from the district’s police department this summer, students and social justice activists are continuing to press for a full defunding of the program. About 125 people gathered outside the district’s headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 15, calling for the complete elimination of the Los Angeles School Police Department. At times, some of the rally-goers got into heated exchanges with a smaller group of coun...
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Creative Arts Emmys honor variety programming on Tuesday

By STEVEN HERBERT | City News Service NORTH HOLLYWOOD — The Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes and Tonys could receive Emmys Tuesday on the second day of the five-day Creative Arts Emmys. The 2020 Oscars and Golden Globe Awards and 2019 Tonys are among the nominees for outstanding live variety special, along with the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, which featured Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and ABC’s re-creation of two Norman Lear comedies from the 1970s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in th...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Nbc, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Abc, John Oliver, Norman Lear, America, Sport, Earth, Cnn, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer

Fed’s Main Street loan program flops with 99.8% of cash untapped

By Lisa Lee, Catarina Saraiva and Michelle F. Davis | Bloomberg It was billed as a lifeline for America’s middle-market companies seeking cash to get through the pandemic. Yet more than two months since its launch, the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program isn’t living up to expectations as few banks are willing to provide the loans. Some of the nation’s biggest lenders have demanded such crushing terms that discussions have stalled from the get-go, while other banks have decided not to ...
Tags: Business, California, America, West Virginia, Georgia, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Louisiana, Federal Reserve, PPP, Trump, Fed, Jpmorgan, The Fed

NFL, if you kneel for anything, you stand for nothing: Ron Hart

The NFL has somehow opened its season and at the same time tied itself to the muddled message of professional malcontent Colin Kaepernick and the BLM movement. We are not sure what they are mad about or asking for, and we are tired of being preached to by hypocrites who do not understand their own sermon. Thus, many of us tuned out. TV ratings for the NFL opener were down 16 percent. The few fans in Kansas City booed the maudlin message that players are good while white fans are racist and in ne...
Tags: Nbc, California, Opinion, New York City, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Dnc, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Michelle Obama, Lebron James

Faster transition to electric vehicles needed, Lung Association says

Even before the current outbreak of wildfires, the greater Los Angeles area perennially experienced the worst air pollution in the nation. The sprawling, automobile-centric region feeds smog into a geographic basin that often locks in the dirty air. The car and truck traffic also contribute to climate change, a primary contributor to the trend of ever-worsening wildfires and their impact on air quality. While the state has led the country in aggressively regulating emissions — and sells more ele...
Tags: News, California, La, New York City, Environment, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, United States, Epa, States, Orange County, Clean Air

(RRW) Athletics: Atlanta Track Club and Oregon Track Club Elite To Clash Remotely

Two of America's most prominent track clubs, the Mizuno-sponsored Atlanta Track Club and the Nike-Sponsored Oregon Track Club Elite, will clash in a remote dual meet on Saturday, June 20.
Tags: America, Sport, Running, Mizuno, Atlanta Track Club, RRW Athletics, Nike Sponsored Oregon Track Club Elite

Honor A. P. retired after being injured in Kentucky Derby

ARCADIA -— Honor A. P. has been retired because of an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, where he finished fourth. The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year’s breeding season at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Honor A. P. had two wins in six career starts and earnings of $532,200, according to Equibase. Trained by John Shirreffs, Honor A. P. rallied to win the Santa Anita Derby on June 6, beating Authentic, the colt that went on to win the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5. Honor...
Tags: California, Kentucky, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Derby, Horse racing, Michael Malone, Arcadia, Kentucky Derby, Nuggets, Kawhi, Joey Bosa, Keeler

In aftermath of protests and the shooting of deputies, LA County Sheriff urges trust in justice system

By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system. Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s comments to The Associated Press came after the weekend ambush of two deputies who were in their parked police vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger’s side and fired ...
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Keeler: Kawhi’s a Monstar. The Nuggets are the Bad News Bears. And Michael Malone’s built an underdog that America’s falling in love with.

Sean Keeler is a sports columnist for the Denver Post Monstars vs. The Bad News Bears. Game 7. Winner gets LeBron. “I almost feel like we’re The Bad News Bears and I’m Coach Buttermaker,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone offered on the eve of Tuesday’s showdown with the big, bad Los Angeles Clippers. “We’re a team that nobody really looks at and takes us seriously. And our guys, I think, have taken that personally.” You know who these Clippers are? The Monstars. The best of everything, nicked from e...
Tags: Utah, Hollywood, Colorado, Sports, Denver Nuggets, America, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Bruce Lee, Yankees, Denver, Michael Malone, Aba

Largest U.S. theme parks report no COVID-19 outbreaks since reopening

There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the United States as California theme parks continue to await reopening guidelines from the state after six months of coronavirus closures. No COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Legoland and Cedar Fair parks in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Michigan, according to state health agencies and theme park officials. ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, California, Virginia, Disney, America, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Missouri

Bike Salem in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Find an adventure that fits your speed when you visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the only IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center on the East Coast. With over 400 miles of mountain biking trails, riders of all abilities can experience America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital.  Start off at Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke’s city limits, one of […] The post Bike Salem in Virginia’s Blue Ridge appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Virginia, America, Sport, Cycling, Roanoke, Sponsored Content, Mill Mountain Park, IMBA Silver Level Ride Center, East Coast Mountain Biking Capital Start

Senior Living: Staying well-nourished throughout life

By Cynthia Mazon, RD, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Contributing writer Cynthia Mazon, RD. (Courtesy of MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center) According to the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, also known as ASPEN, cases of malnutrition are highest among adults 65 years of age and older. Malnutrition occurs when your body is deprived of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to maintain healthy tissues and organ function. As you get older, it’s e...
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President Trump is stretching the limits of presidential authority

Last month, President Trump instructed the Treasury to postpone collection of employee federal payroll taxes until the end of the year. An earlier suspension that expired in August had been part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in March. The president also suspended federal student loan repayments, and set the interest at zero percent, until the end of the year. This, too, had been part of the CARES Act that had expired. The constitutional authority for these acts is very weak. Congress had t...
Tags: Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, Department Of Homeland Security, Kamala Harris, Trump, U S Supreme Court

More than 100 gather in Studio City to protest against coronavirus rules

More than a hundred people gathered in Studio City for a pro-Trump car parade and rally, protesting against coronavirus-related restrictions in Los Angeles County, and calling on local leaders to reopen schools and the larger economy. Pro-Trump Rally in the Valley event in Studio City, Ca — Andy Holzman (@holzmanphoto) September 13, 2020 “It doesn’t matter your background,” organizer Julie Haff said in an interview on Sunday. “People want to come together. They wan...
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COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Washington, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Grey, United States of America, Gooding, Whitehead

Nancy Pelosi and the hypocrisy of the elite: Gloria Romero

There are four quick lessons we little people can learn from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spa day in violation of local orders mandating the closure of such establishments due to COVID-19: Lesson One: Laws are for thee, not for me Lawmakers and government officials grant themselves privileges and exemptions from the rules they set for the rest of us. Days after a maskless Pelosi was exposed for hypocritically enjoying services at a spa ordered shut down to its own owners, worker, and the rest of us, i...
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Boulders placed in LA neighborhood’s freeway corridor fuel feud over plight of homeless

Dozens of boulders that sat for five days on the sidewalks along a freeway underpass — intended to discourage homeless people from living there — had been hauled away as last week drew to a close. But the tensions the rocks triggered endured, intensifying a squabble over the plight of the unhoused in a diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. That’s right: Boulders. Big ones. Dozens of them, some weighing hundreds of pounds each. After the rocks arrived early last week, they were decried by some as “ho...
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Blue-collar rods and guns

  Stevens 311 from the 1970s reborn   Copyright 2020 Erik Helm   A concept of value…   At a gun show last year I lingered at a table where a vendor had on display and for sale a large collection of vintage hunting rifles and shotguns, and also a nice selection of old split bamboo fly rods. As I fingered the rods and a shotgun or two, mentally putting a monetary value to each item often much below the asking price, I found myself in a familiar quandary; what is value? Is it only m...
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The New York Islanders Refused To Lose

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, They were on the verge of saying goodbye to America before they could even properly introduce themselves. But on this Friday night under the Edmonton bubble and in front of the national audience that obviously had not been especially impressed by the team’s close-up in Games 1 or 2 of the Eastern finals, the Islanders said hello. Of course they did. What else would you expect? “All you have to do is look at the amount of time we’ve put i...
Tags: New York Post, America, Sport, Edmonton, New York Islanders, Islanders, Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson, Cal Clutterbuck, Larry Brooks

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