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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth. Distribution was slow at first, then the state was worried about supply, then the state recommended big changes in which residents get vaccinated first.

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When to use ‘who’ versus ‘whom,’ and why you should freely use adjectives and adverbs

What grammatical error does Benjamin Dreyer run into most when editing? Hypercorrection.

Director Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami…’

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Robin Wright’s directorial debut, ‘Land,’ focuses on human resilience and is fitting for the pandemic

Robin Wright says of her new film: "It's about spiritual growth, human growth, and how we can find a new sense of hope, a renewed sense of faith.

Premiere: The acoustic serenity of Emily King’s ‘First Time’ will make you feel again

Amid the lingering gray days of winter in a pandemic, it’s tempting to slip into the arms of nostalgia and sweeter days past.

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California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

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How about some Tuesday Trivia? This artist's debut was released when he was just 20 years old, and he played 27 different musical instruments on the album.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Today on MBE, we'll listen to some new and timeless favorites to help kick off your day including the latest from UK singer/songwriter Jade Bird.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Join us today for brand new music including an Emily King world premiere. So grab your coffee or tea. Throw the breakfast burrito in the microwave and let’s listen together.

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Seven counties across California, including San Francisco, moved into a less restrictive tier this week in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan.

San Francisco moves to red tier, Texas and other states drop masks. Is reopening now a good idea?

Seven counties across California, including San Francisco, moved into a less restrictive tier this week in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Newsom is facing a potential recall over how he handled the pandemic. Cuomo is coming under fire for allegedly covering up how severe COVID was in New York’s nursing homes.

Gavin Newsom faces a recall effort, Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment. Will they stay in office?

Newsom is facing a potential recall over how he handled the pandemic. Cuomo is coming under fire for allegedly covering up how severe COVID was in New York’s nursing homes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

Wasted: Packaging design students grapple with the environmental impact of their work

Online sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, and so have the mountains of packaging that protect those orders in transit.

from Greater LA

Tens of thousands of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 have experienced a partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. For many, that sense of smell comes back slowly over time.

COVID-19 is raising awareness about life without smell. Someone born with anosmia shares advice

Tens of thousands of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 have experienced a partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. For many, that sense of smell comes back slowly over time.

from Greater LA

Esther Lim's booklets offer simple guidance on how to recognize and report hate crimes in your region.

LA activist says hate crimes are universal, distributes booklets on how to recognize and report them

Esther Lim's booklets offer simple guidance on how to recognize and report hate crimes in your region.

from Greater LA

Paul Bullock loves cooking with natural gas. He owns the Eagle Inn, a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara just a few blocks away from the wharf.

Future homes could be all-electric in Santa Barbara if council passes gas ban

Paul Bullock loves cooking with natural gas. He owns the Eagle Inn, a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara just a few blocks away from the wharf.

from Greater LA

Before the pandemic, “dine-and-dash” was a phrase reserved for in-person dining. It meant running away before paying the bill.

People are dining and dashing with takeout. Restaurants are paying the price

Before the pandemic, “dine-and-dash” was a phrase reserved for in-person dining. It meant running away before paying the bill.

from Greater LA

The fossil fuel industry has been trying to garner public support for 90 years. Since the 1930s, advertising campaigns have boasted the benefits of using natural gas.

How natural gas companies use social media stars to influence consumers

The fossil fuel industry has been trying to garner public support for 90 years. Since the 1930s, advertising campaigns have boasted the benefits of using natural gas.

from Greater LA

Viet Thang Nguyen discusses his new novel, “The Committed,” the follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning “The Sympathizer,” and the second entry in a planned trilogy.

Viet Thanh Nguyen: “The Committed”

Viet Thang Nguyen discusses his new novel, “The Committed,” the follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning “The Sympathizer,” and the second entry in a planned trilogy.

from Bookworm

A recent incident in Manhattan Beach has revived a conversation about who gets to surf.

What happened when Black surfers organized a ‘Peace Paddle’ after being called racial slurs

A recent incident in Manhattan Beach has revived a conversation about who gets to surf.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billions of dollars and good intentions have not been enough to solve California’s homelessness crisis. But some communities are faring better than others.

Lake Tahoe and Lake Elsinore: rare success stories in helping unhoused residents

Billions of dollars and good intentions have not been enough to solve California’s homelessness crisis. But some communities are faring better than others.

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Bruce’s Beach, a park in Manhattan Beach, has been the site of racial justice protests over the past year.

Manhattan Beach seized Bruce’s Beach, a thriving Black enclave. Now activists are calling for restitution

Bruce’s Beach, a park in Manhattan Beach, has been the site of racial justice protests over the past year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

House Democrats on Wednesday passed a sweeping election reform and voting rights bill called the For The People Act (HR 1).

The House passes a big election reform bill. It won’t go anywhere in the Senate if Republicans filibuster

House Democrats on Wednesday passed a sweeping election reform and voting rights bill called the For The People Act (HR 1).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Join us today for brand new music including an Emily King world premiere. So grab your coffee or tea. Throw the breakfast burrito in the microwave and let’s listen together.

Join us today for brand new music including an Emily King world premiere

Join us today for brand new music including an Emily King world premiere. So grab your coffee or tea. Throw the breakfast burrito in the microwave and let’s listen together.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 4, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 4, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for March 4, 2021.

The LA producer known as Elusive continues his foray into free jazz with his seventeenth album. “All The Feels” features brother Josh Koslow on trumpet.

Elusive: ‘All The Feels’ (feat. Josh Koslow)

The LA producer known as Elusive continues his foray into free jazz with his seventeenth album. “All The Feels” features brother Josh Koslow on trumpet.

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Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

Travis Holcombe's playlist, March 3, 2021

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh nightly.

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Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

LA City Council approves redirecting $88.8 million of LAPD funds to address homelessness and poverty

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

from Greater LA

Many people have turned toward their gardens over the last year for sustenance, a new hobby, or a mental health break.

Three LA art shows center on nature, gardening, activism

Many people have turned toward their gardens over the last year for sustenance, a new hobby, or a mental health break.

from Greater LA