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CAP UCLA presents Joshua Redman Quartet and The Bad Plus
11/6/2019 3:07:41 PM

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Joshua Redman Quartet and The Bad Plus Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Joshua Redman has previously performed with recent CAP Alum, Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade as well as an extensive tour with Pat Metheny. Coming to the Royce Hall stage for the first time since 2013, this is Redman’s first performance at the hall with his Quartet, comprised of pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. This past March, the quartet released their newest album, Come What May from...

Harris Campaign Cuts Headquarters Staff, Moves Some to Iowa
11/6/2019 3:01:34 PM

By Kathleen Ronayne   SACRAMENTO (AP)—Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest, make the California senator the most prominent candidate so far to announce a major campaign restructuring. Harris' campaign turned to history to make the case that in order to win the leadoff caucuses, candidates sometimes have to overhaul their...

Groups Ask Gov. Newsom to Deter Parolee Deportations
11/6/2019 3:00:26 PM

By Don Thompson   SACRAMENTO (AP)—Immigrant rights groups called Friday for Gov. Gavin Newsom to end policies they say ease the transfer of prison inmates to federal authorities despite California's efforts to provide a sanctuary to those who are in the country illegally. The groups asked Newsom to stop prison officials from holding parolees until they can be picked up by federal immigration officials. And they criticized him for vetoing legislation that would have barred private security companies from coming onto prison grounds to pick up immigrants for...

Lyft, Uber Will Ask California Voters to Block Employee Law
11/6/2019 2:59:15 PM

SACRAMENTO (AP)—Some of the country's largest ride-sharing companies plan to ask California voters to guarantee that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees. They are challenging a new state law making it harder for companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as independent contractors. Making drivers employees would provide them with protections including a minimum wage and access to workers compensation. A group called Protect App-Based Drivers and Services announced Tuesday that it will push a ballot initiative guaranteeing that drivers...

Historic Chapel at Inglewood Par Re-Opens
11/6/2019 2:58:30 PM

After six years of major renovations and seismic retrofitting, the iconic landmark at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Grace Chapel has re-opened. The historic Grace Chapel was built in the early days of the cemetery. Its completion was announced in the Los Angeles Daily Times on Oct. 30, 1907 and reported to be a 3/4 replica of a church in Edinburgh, Scotland. Grace Chapel will be available for Memorial Services and life celebrations, receptions, weddings, educational and Informational seminars and...

U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring for Temporary Positions in 2020
11/6/2019 2:57:12 PM

To prepare for the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of recruits to work temporary jobs across the nation. This once every-10-years job is an opportunity to earn extra income, while fulfilling a critical role in ensuring communities are accurately reflected in the next official census. The U.S. Census helps determine each state’s representation in Congress, how funds are spent for schools, hospitals, and roads, and provides information to guide many decisions made by government agencies, private businesses and institutions. Jobs within the census vary from...

Air Quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Individuals in South Central Los Angeles County
11/6/2019 2:56:09 PM

LOS ANGELES—According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in South Central Los Angeles County mid-week. Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, advises people living or working in the South Central Los Angeles County area with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory diseases to minimize outdoor activities. Children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other chronic respiratory diseases, should not participate in outdoor physical activity at...

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw Dazzles with Sheer Variety of Jobs
11/6/2019 2:54:06 PM

By Mark Kennedy   NEW YORK (AP)—Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo. This is a woman who has assembled an astonishing variety of roles in her 36 years. Big-budget Hollywood blockbuster? Sure, “A Wrinkle in Time.” What about an 18th-century English drama? Of course, “Belle.” Any romantic comedies? Check out “Larry Crowne.” She's been on Broadway, in Shakespeare's “Hamlet” no less. And a classic Disney musical with “Beauty and the Beast.” Sci-fi? Of...

THE BLERD BINDER: HBO’s Watchmen 
11/6/2019 2:52:33 PM

By Noah Washington   (SPOILER ALERT! This article contains spoilers for the first episode of HBO’s “Watchmen.” Read ahead at your own risk.) HBO’s Watchmen can be described very simply as a never-ending paradox. A young Black Boy is watching a silent film in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 with a Black lead, “Bass Reeves, The Black Marshall of Oklahoma.” In the film, the sheriff catches a cattle thief and when the mob wants to hang him, Bass Reeves says, “There will be no Mob Justice today. Trust in the law.” This is horribly ironic,...

Actresses Cite Lack of Hollywood Stylists Who Get Black Hair
11/6/2019 2:51:37 PM

By Gary Gerard Hamilton   NEW YORK (AP)—Tiffany Haddish recalls leaving the set of a big-budget movie in tears in search of someone who could properly do her hair. Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced on how to do black hair. Other African American actresses have similar stories about hair struggles in Hollywood and say the lack of diversity behind the scenes has led to challenging situations. Black hair comes in different textures but is generally defined by its curls. Racism and segregation typically...