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How generations compare in the use of smartphones and other technology

While younger generations are being touted as “digital natives” and have the highest percentage of smartphone use, older Americans’ smartphone use has quadrupled since 2011. Here are the percentage of U.S. adults who own the following devices: A Pew Research Center survey shows that smartphone use among seniors has nearly quadrupled in the past five years. In 2018, the AARP conducted a survey of seniors to see how they used their smartphones. Here’s what they found: Your g-g-generation Ever ...
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25th horse dies at Santa Anita since December, second in 4 days

Santa Anita, fatality free for nearly seven weeks, was hit with its second horse death in four days Monday when Spectacular Music was euthanized after injuring his pelvis during Sunday’s sixth race. It was the 25th catastrophic injury at Santa Anita since the meeting opened Dec. 26 and the eighth on the main track during live racing. Eleven deaths have occurred during morning training and six over the turf course. One of the deaths was the result of a heart attack. Spectacular Music, a state-bre...
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Is the DMV taking its sweet time with your vehicle registration renewal? If you mailed it in, you’re not alone

A man uses DMV now kiosk (Screen shot from DMV video) DMV Now kiosk (Courtesy DMV) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A sample of the printed registration from a DMV Now kiosk (Screen shot from DMV video) Show Caption of Expand Still sending those pesky auto registration renewals in via snail mail? Just be aware, your tags might expire before the Department of Motor Vehicles even gets around to opening your envelope and fetching your check. A woman from...
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Ex-Glendale Assemblyman Pat Nolan pardoned by President Trump for racketeering conviction

GLENDALE — President Donald Trump rewarded former Assembly Minority Leader Pat Nolan for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system by pardoning him Wednesday for his racketeering conviction in connection with the state capitol sting operation known as Shrimpscam. Nolan, a Republican who represented the Glendale, Burbank and Sunland/Tujunga areas from 1978-94, served 25 months in a federal prison in the 1990s for his guilty plea in 1994. Nolan said he accepted the plea bargain because he ...
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CSUN to host LA City Council candidates forum

You’ve still got a chance to see the person very likely to be the next LA City Councilperson. With the June 4 election nearing, voters will have yet another chance on Thursday — and those chances are dwindling — to catch candidates for Council District 12. Who cares? Well, whoever is elected will be the northwest San Fernando Valley’s representative on the L.A. City Council, and another person who will be making decisions on policy that affects the entire city. The moment wasn’t lost on Cal Stat...
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PG&E equipment caused deadly Camp Fire in Butte County: state investigators

By JANIE HAR Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines caused a fire that killed 85 people — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, California fire officials said Wednesday. Cal Fire said the transmission lines owned and operated by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the Nov. 8 fire in the Pulga area that nearly destroyed Paradise. The investigation also identified a second nearby ignition site involving vegetation and electrical distribution lines, also owned and oper...
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Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power.

When Pete Buttigieg joined Facebook as a Harvard undergrad in 2004, he was the 287th user registered on the site. The social network’s founders were friends of friends, and it felt like an insular message board for Harvard classmates, he remembered in an interview in San Francisco last week. “I don’t think any of us could have guessed what implications that technology would have in the long run,” Buttigieg said. Fifteen years and 2.4 billion users later, as Facebook wrestles with cascading scand...
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New mediation program would allow victims of Catholic priest sexual abuse to settle claims outside court

Six Catholic dioceses in California, including those in San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties, have formed a compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse that allows them to settle claims privately, outside the courts, the California Catholic Conference announced Tuesday. The voluntary program will be available to any person who has been sexually abused as a minor by priests from the dioceses of San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego. As an al...
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UCLA’s poor academic scores push Bruins to brink of postseason ban

The malaise afflicting the Pac-12’s major sports cannot be traced exclusively to missteps and miscalculations at the conference office. USC and UCLA are dragging everyone into their shared morass of losing on the field, underperforming on the court, mid-season coaching dismissals, 5-star attrition, federal bribery charges, pay-for-admissions scandals and much more — some of which zooms past embarrassing and into the realm of heinous. And now, folks, there’s a simmering academic problem in Westwo...
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Best state? California has 3rd biggest improvement to No. 19 ranking, by this math

It’s been a good year for California if the oft-quoted “best-state” rankings by U.S. News & World Report mean anything. The state’s robust economy, alluring environment and high-quality healthcare helped it score a No. 19 overall ranking among the states. The annual report weighs various measurements of economic and demographic performance in eight categories that are deemed key to higher livability. No. 1 for overall quality of life on this scorecard was Washington followed by New Hampshire and...
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Modern moms: How motherhood is changing by generation

Modern moms Mother’s Day is always in May,and May 12 is Limerick Day. So moms, here’s to you,with some poems, too.Thanks for all you do every day. The ‘ideal family’ size My dad can drive mom up a tree.Like when they planned our family.Mom said, “Just, one kid.”Daddy flipped his lid.He wanted at least 23. Gallup has been asking Americans the question, “What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have?” since the 1940s. Family size is shrinking Although opinions on the num...
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Gov. Newsom submits revised budget plan with huge surplus

By Katy Murphy and John Woolfolk SACRAMENTO —  California is in the money, thanks to a flurry of tech IPOs expected to raise some $700 million in new tax revenue. But underlying the rosy state budget plan with a record $21.5 billion surplus that Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday glares a sobering paradox: Many of the state’s families are barely getting by. “The affordability crisis families face in this state is very real,” Newsom said, “and that’s why this budget tackles those challenges head...
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Director of sports medicine was fired by USA Gymnastics for failing to disclose safety complaints at club owned by his wife

USA Gymnastics fired its director of sports medicine and science after just one day last week for failing to disclose athlete safety complaints involving a club owned by his wife and he was affiliated with, the Southern California News Group has learned.. Dr. Edward Nyman, Jr., however in an interview with SCNG said he discussed complaints made against New Heights Gymnastics, the Ohio club owned by his wife Amy, extensively with Mark Busby, a USA Gymnastics attorney, during the hiring process.Ny...
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Railroads still lead in some ways, 150 years after Transcontinental Railroad

May 10 marks the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony that celebrated the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The great era of locomotives long has passed, but rail is still No. 1 in a few freight categories. Then to now 1827: The first railroad in North America — the Baltimore & Ohio — is chartered by Baltimore merchants. 1833: 380 miles of track in operation 1840: 2,800 miles of track in operation 1850: The more than 9,000 miles of track in operation in the U.S. were as m...
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Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which cleared its first committee Wednesday, would also ban smart speaker device manufacturers from sharing with third parties recordings of verbal commands or requests heard by the devices. Under the bill, Amazon, Google, Apple and other makers of smart speakers may store recordings only when consumer...
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USA Gymnastics new medical director out after just one day

The missteps at scandal plagued USA Gymnastics continued Tuesday after the national governing body announced Dr. Edward Nyman, Jr. is out as the organization’s director of sports medicine and science after just one day. USA Gymnastics did not go into details about the departure of Nyman just hours after new chief executive officer and president Li Li Leung described Nyman’s hiring as “critical.” “Dr. Nyman’s employment will not continue due to a conflict of interest, and we will immediately rene...
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Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach gets promising draw

Trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Mike Smith, a pair of Hall of Famers who will team up Saturday in an attempt to win the 145th Kentucky Derby with morning-line favorite Omaha Beach, were understandably pleased when they drew the enviable No. 12 hole Tuesday morning during the post-position draw. Bob Baffert, who will try to win a record-tying sixth Derby when he sends out Improbable, Game Winner and Roadster, didn’t foresee any problems after his trio drew the Nos. 5, 16 and 17 post positions...
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What’s next for UCLA gymnastics star Katelyn Ohashi?

LOS ANGELES — Katelyn Ohashi ended a gymnastics career that started when she was 3 years old and slipped back into regular student life seamlessly. The day after UCLA’s third-place finish in the NCAA championships, the senior tried to take her laptop in for repairs to only find the shop closed on Easter Sunday. She went to a three-hour class on Monday. She procrastinated on homework by scrolling through social media and found that her final floor routine ever, which earned a 9.95, was catching a...
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ADL says anti-Semitism is on the rise in U.S., nearing historic highs

LOS ANGELES – American Jews experienced near-historic levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, including a doubling of anti-Semitic assaults and the single deadliest attack in U.S. history, according to data released today by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic incidents recorded a total of 1,879 attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions across the country in 2018, the third-highest year on record since ADL started tracking such data in the 1970s, the organization said in a...
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Best place to sell a home in the U.S.? Top 4 markets are in California

One group that likely will not complain about California’s high home prices: Sellers. The Golden State was home to the nation’s top four metropolitan areas for largest seller profits in the first quarter. That’s an eye-catching snapshot of the state’s home-price boom, which is good for sellers and not so good for wannabe owners, according to Attom Data Solutions. The firm studied differences between first-quarter selling prices and what the owner paid for the residence — a rough profit figure th...
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LA 2028 adjusts Olympic Games cost to $6.9 billion

LOS ANGELES — The 2028 Olympic Games will come with a $6.9 billion price tag according to a revised budget released by LA 2028, the local organizing committee, Tuesday. KPMG, the global consulting firm, will present a budget report to the Los Angeles City Council later this week that still shows the privately funded Games continue to project a balanced budget. While the new cost of Los Angeles’ third Olympic Games is up from the $5.3 billion that was part of a financial plan the City Council app...
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Homeless in California will have to wait another year for possible hate crime protections

A bill that would make it a hate crime to attack a homeless person in California has been shelved for this legislative session, but the South Bay lawmaker who authored the measure vows not to let it die. Assembly Bill 1422, by Carson-area Assemblyman Mike Gipson, stalled in the lower house’s Public Safety Committee last week, but Gipson said he would reintroduce it next year because those experiencing homelessness are vulnerable and “deserve protection.” Assemblyman Mike Gipson “We’re going ...
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FBI got tips about threat minutes before Poway synagogue shooting

By AMY TAXIN, CHRISTOPHER WEBER and MICHAEL BALSAMO POWAY, Calif. — The FBI said Monday that it received tips on a threatening social media post about five minutes before a gunman burst into a Southern California synagogue and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing a woman and wounding a rabbi and two others. The tips to the FBI’s website and phone number included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or location of the threat. The FBI sai...
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Family: Director John Singleton being taken off life support

LOS ANGELES  – Film director John Singleton, who recently suffered a major stroke at a Los Angeles hospital, will be taken off life support today, according to his family. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton, will be taken off of life support today,” according to the statement released by a publicist for the family. “This was an agonizing decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of John’s d...
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Man with assault weapon opens fire in San Diego County synagogue; woman dies and 3 are injured

POWAY — Authorities say a woman died and three others were hospitalized and were stable after a shooting at a synagogue outside San Diego on Saturday, the last day of Passover. A 19-year-old man, said to be armed with an assault rifle, was arrested. San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said at a news conference that a white man entered Chabad of Poway and opened fire on worshippers with an AR-type assault weapon. Update #1: A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting...
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Sheriff: Shooting at Poway synagogue leaves injuries

POWAY — Authorities say a shooting at a synagogue has left people injured but the extent is unclear. San Diego County sheriff’s office also said Saturday on Twitter that a man has been detained in connection with the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. Update #1: A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. @SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing situ...
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1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Poway synagogue

POWAY — A shooting at a synagogue in Poway has killed one person and sent four people to the hospital, CNN reports. The San Diego County sheriff’s office said on Twitter that a man has been detained in connection with the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. Update #1: A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. @SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing...
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USA Gymnastics listed more than $1 million in legal fees last month

USA Gymnastics, facing dozens of lawsuits stemming from the Larry Nassar scandal and in the midst of Chapter 11 proceedings, paid nearly $700,000 in legal fees and expenses and listed $1.4 million in total legal expenses last month, according to a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. U. S Bankruptcy Court Judge Robyn L. Moberly has also approved an employment contract between USA Gymnastics and its new chief executive officer Li Li Leung, in which Leung wil...
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Hawaii reviewing men’s volleyball coach Charlie Wade’s sexual misconduct case

The University of Hawaii is reviewing allegations of sexual misconduct against Charlie Ward, head coach of the top-ranked Rainbow Warriors men’s volleyball program, the university announced Thursday. The university’s announcement comes a day after a Southern California News Group report that Wade has continued to coach the Big West champions this season while being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and suspended since September from participating in any ...
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Gov. Newsom denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia hitman Rene ‘Boxer’ Enriquez

SACRAMENTO — For the fourth time since 2014, the California governor’s office has stepped in to prevent a former Mexican Mafia leader who has renounced his past from seeing the light of day. In a three-page letter issued April 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom denied parole for Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, 56, overturning a decision by the state’s parole board in December. Enriquez has been granted parole four times since 2014, but each time the governor’s office has blocked his release. Rene “Boxer” Enrique...
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