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There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

from Greater LA

How the medical community is fighting vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in LA

While a little more than half of all Angelenos 16 and older have had at least one shot, vaccination rates are now plunging.

Restaurants are scrambling to hire bussers, waiters, and bartenders as economy reopens

Restaurants are hit hard by staff shortages right now. Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the industry were lost last year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

How to get money for your business during the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic as a small business owner isn’t easy. But there’s a lot of help, so long as you know where to look.

Vaccine misinformation targets Latinos. One woman struggles to convince her dad to get the shot

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges joins Robert Scheer to discuss the WikiLeaks founder’s plight as he languishes in a British prison.

from Scheer Intelligence

LA County has moved to the least restrictive yellow tier in California’s reopening plan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joe Mathews says national governments and tech companies are not up to the job of regulating the worldwide web.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the confiscation of electronic devices from Rudy Giuliani’s home and office, and more.

The Rudy raid

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the confiscation of electronic devices from Rudy Giuliani’s home and office, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District was considering extending the academic year by a few weeks to make up for pandemic learning loss.

LAUSD isn’t extending the school year but is looking for a new superintendent

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District was considering extending the academic year by a few weeks to make up for pandemic learning loss.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On his website, former President Trump joined other Republicans in calling for Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney to be removed from her leadership position in the House.

Amid Liz Cheney v. Donald Trump feud, GOP is still figuring out its future

On his website, former President Trump joined other Republicans in calling for Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney to be removed from her leadership position in the House.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The divide over Trumpism is growing, even as the ex-president’s removal from mainstream social media looks increasingly permanent.

Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds temporary ban of Trump. The ex-president may be able to skirt it

The divide over Trumpism is growing, even as the ex-president’s removal from mainstream social media looks increasingly permanent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

Cash, gift cards, free beer: Possible incentives for skeptics to get COVID vaccines

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

California cases plunge, LA has no deaths in past 2 days. How did we turn it around with COVID?

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

Will President Biden loosen patent restrictions on COVID vaccines?

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.

Buying a home in California is like speed dating, as demand explodes

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.

‘Black community’ implies homogeneity and people are more libertarian than they think, says Jane Coaston

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.

from To the Point

Westminster is facing a possible financial crisis and the proposed new Vietnam War memorial has become a point of contention.

Westminster’s new Vietnam War memorial gets approval by City Council but not some veterans

Westminster is facing a possible financial crisis and the proposed new Vietnam War memorial has become a point of contention.

from Greater LA

The LA Times said Merida is tasked with “transforming the storied 139-year-old newspaper into a digital powerhouse that thrives for decades to come.”

LA Times names Kevin Merida as new executive editor, puts renewed focus on digital

The LA Times said Merida is tasked with “transforming the storied 139-year-old newspaper into a digital powerhouse that thrives for decades to come.”

from Greater LA

This week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals takes up an Idaho law that bans trans women and girls from participating on teams that correspond with their gender identity. U.S.

Trans athletes’ rights could be determined by high profile case in Idaho

This week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals takes up an Idaho law that bans trans women and girls from participating on teams that correspond with their gender identity. U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

South America faces rising COVID death tolls as variants spread

Brazil has now recorded more than 400,000 deaths, the second highest death toll in the world. The pain is spreading to other South American countries .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Caitlyn Jenner said over the weekend that she was against trans girls competing in girls’ sports.

Caitlyn Jenner says she’s against trans girls competing with other girls. LGBTQ activists are in a bind

Caitlyn Jenner said over the weekend that she was against trans girls competing in girls’ sports.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand