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

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

from Greater LA

Scared and anxious about returning to offices, restaurants, and other public places? You’re not alone

As more vaccines are available, students return to classrooms, and people start booking travel again, the idea of returning to life outside might seem daunting.

COVID cases are way down in LA. But does public health director Barbara Ferrer expect another wave?

LA County is now looking at pre-winter surge numbers. The seven-day positivity rate is about 3%, which is the lowest since the early days of the pandemic.

Ethics around COVID vaccine shopping: Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna?

Johnson & Johnson says it will ship out nearly 4 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this week — after the FDA authorized it for emergency use on Saturday.

Vaccine FAQs: How to get shots for you and your family in California

California’s vaccine rollout has been less than smooth.

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in about two weeks for millions of people still out of work because of coronavirus.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since the start of the pandemic, Kelli Lloyd has fallen behind on rent for her Baldwin Hills area apartment, which she says is a first.

from Greater LA

Michelle Steel won a seat in Congress last November, so now there is a special election to replace her on the OC Board of Supervisors, and voting ends March 9.

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Along with teachers, California farmworkers are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a deal with state lawmakers to reopen California schools.

LAUSD plans to reopen in April. It could receive enough vaccine doses for educators to do so

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a deal with state lawmakers to reopen California schools.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case out of Arizona that focuses on the Voting Rights Act.

US Supreme Court hears big Arizona case centering on Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case out of Arizona that focuses on the Voting Rights Act.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro and LRC panelists David Dayen and Tim Carney discuss third covid vaccine that will be available in the US, Trump’s resurfacing at CPAC, minimum wage and fallout from Texas…

A third vaccine

Josh Barro and LRC panelists David Dayen and Tim Carney discuss third covid vaccine that will be available in the US, Trump’s resurfacing at CPAC, minimum wage and fallout from Texas…

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A U.S. intelligence report out today confirms what Joe Biden, when he was a presidential candidate, said more than a year ago.

How Biden administration’s attitude toward Saudi Arabia is changing

A U.S. intelligence report out today confirms what Joe Biden, when he was a presidential candidate, said more than a year ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While cases of COVID-19 and the flu are finally trending down, another illness appears to be rising fast. It’s called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC).

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: LA County has 100 total cases and one death

While cases of COVID-19 and the flu are finally trending down, another illness appears to be rising fast. It’s called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The CDC says across the entire country, flu activity is minimal. In California, only a tiny percentage of tests have come back positive.

Following COVID and calls for flu vaccinations, where has influenza gone?

The CDC says across the entire country, flu activity is minimal. In California, only a tiny percentage of tests have come back positive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Golden Globes are this weekend, and the days of the awards ceremony being a small funky party are long gone.

The Golden Globes are under scrutiny again following an LA Times exposé

The Golden Globes are this weekend, and the days of the awards ceremony being a small funky party are long gone.

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On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

Key lesson for California utilities from Texas: Be proactive

On the heels of devastating storms and collapse of the power grid in Texas, the question for Californians is: Are there key takeaways from that debacle that can be applied in the…

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LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

LA’s cemetery workers, with backlog of bodies, try to honor each COVID death

LA County reached 20,000 COVID-19 deaths this week.

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Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

Hospitals now offer special treatment centers for treat COVID long haulers

Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democrats want to include a federal minimum wage hike in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. They want it to go up to $15 per hour over the next four years.

How LA's 'hero pay' ties to federal fight over minimum wage

Democrats want to include a federal minimum wage hike in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. They want it to go up to $15 per hour over the next four years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The reaction to Fry’s going under has been sentimental. Many customers have fond memories of the chain’s oddball stores, with themes like Alice in Wonderland or outer space.

Fry’s Electronics permanently closes due to pandemic plus competition from Amazon and new tech

The reaction to Fry’s going under has been sentimental. Many customers have fond memories of the chain’s oddball stores, with themes like Alice in Wonderland or outer space.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

This Week in Weed: Cannabis workers now outnumber pilots and engineers

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

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A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

Parents protest for school reopenings. LA Unified says it’ll bring high-needs students back to campuses in March

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

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