Kanye Leads at Misleading, but He's Not Alone Among Celebs
5/10/2018 10:55:26 AM

By Andrew Dalton   LOS ANGELES—Looking to back up his deeply dubious declaration last week that slavery was a “choice,” Kanye West tweeted a Harriet Tubman quote that was flat-out false. “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves,” Tubman didn't say, though West said she did. It was the latest in a long series of bold-but-baseless statements from West that includes the claim, in lyrics and interviews a dozen years ago, that AIDS is a man-made disease deliberately planted in Africa. If...

Elderly Woman Settles Pageant Fall Lawsuit
5/10/2018 10:54:04 AM

LOS ANGELES—A woman in her late 70s has reached a settlement of her lawsuit in which she alleged negligence by the producer of the Miss Latina Cosmopolitan pageant caused the injuries she suffered after tripping and falling to the stage floor while competing in a competition for seniors in 2016. Attorney Luan Phan filed court papers on April 12 in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that plaintiff Ana Maria Gomez's lawsuit was resolved. No terms were divulged. Gomez filed the personal injury suit in November 2016. She named as defendants pageant producer Luis Valdivia and Fox...

Black Panther' Leads MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations
5/10/2018 10:52:20 AM

LOS ANGELES—“Black Panther” will get its first shot at some awards show love as the top nominee at next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards. The global smash hit garnered seven nominations including for stars Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan. The second leading nominee is Netflix's series “Stranger Things,” which received six nominations including for best show. The breezy award show's best movie category is stuffed full of superheroes, with “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Wonder...

Lynwood Unified Elementary School Accepted to National Arts Education Support Network
5/10/2018 10:49:57 AM

Lynwood—Abbott Elementary School will expand its arts curriculum to include a 45-minute art lesson per week for all K-6 students and add harmonica classes for third-grade students as part of a partnership with Turnaround Arts: California, which will provide up to $10,000 in annual financial support to help ensure arts education for every Abbott student. Turnaround Arts is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, created in 2011 under the leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama. Turnaround Arts: California, co-founded by renowned architect Frank Gehry,...

LAC+USC Medical Center Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Patient
5/10/2018 10:46:23 AM

LAC+USC Medical Center seeks the media and public’s help in identifying an adult male patient who has been hospitalized for over one year. The man suffered severe traumatic brain injury after being struck by a motor vehicle. He was carrying no ID cards when he was brought by paramedics to the Emergency Department on January 31, 2017.   Below is general description of the patient: Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Approximate Age: 52 Height: 5’6” Weight: 150 Build: Medium Hair/Eyes: shaved head, brown eyes, no facial hair   Other descriptive...

Democrats Using 2017 'Obamacare' Vote as Political Weapon
5/10/2018 10:45:20 AM

By Alan Fram   WASHINGTON—A year ago, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of “Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye” as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's elections are trying to weaponize that roll call, in which 217 Republicans voted yes. In Michigan, Arkansas and elsewhere, Democrats are hammering Republicans for voting to replace the increasingly popular statute with a bill Congress' own budget experts said...

1st Death Reported in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
5/10/2018 10:41:54 AM

By Mike Stobbe   The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak last week, revealing that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations. The CDC also added Kentucky, Massachusetts and Utah to the states...

Measles Case Reported in Central California
5/10/2018 10:40:39 AM

FRESNO—Health officials investigating a case of measles in central California say others may have been exposed to the disease. Fresno County authorities say the person may have exposed others during a visit Monday to an urgent care center and to a hospital emergency room on Wednesday in Clovis. The Fresno Bee reports Saturday that the infected individual traveled out of state, where the infection occurred. Symptoms developed after the person returned to California. Officials with JF Urgent Care Center and Clovis Community Medical Center are attempting to contact patients who...

Residents Vent Over Murky Foul Water
5/10/2018 10:37:31 AM

By Jim Forbes for The Bulletin   “It’s so wrong that our children are afraid of water coming out of their faucets,” Rep. Nanette Barragan declared to loud applause. “Let me tell you, in affluent neighborhoods like Beverly Hills and Malibu they wouldn’t allow this to happen,” the Congresswoman said to residents chants of “No, No, No.” Barragan hosted a Town Hall meeting at George Washington Elementary School that packed in hundreds of local residents seeking answers to the cause of discolored water that on any given day ranges from...

Judge Considers Ban on Separating Families at Border
5/10/2018 10:36:30 AM

By Elliott Spagat   SAN DIEGO—A federal judge asked pointed questions of the Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Friday over a proposed ban on U.S. immigration authorities separating parents from their children at the border. The ACLU sued on behalf of a Congolese woman who was separated from her 7-year-old daughter for five months after seeking asylum at a San Diego border crossing and a Brazilian asylum-seeker who has been separated from her 14-year-old son since an arrest for illegal entry in August near the Texas-New Mexico border. The...