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U.S. Judge Blocks Trump's Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants
11/6/2019 2:50:26 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday. It's not clear when he will rule on the merits of the case. Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday contending the rule would block nearly two-thirds of all prospective legal...

Science Says: How Seasonal Time Changes Can Affect Health
11/6/2019 2:48:39 PM

By Lindsey Tanner   Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks were turned back an hour with the end of daylight saving time Sunday morning, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on human health. Losing an hour of afternoon daylight sounds like a gloomy preview for the dark winter months, and at least one study found an increase in people seeking help for depression after turning the clocks back to standard time in November—in Scandinavia....

U.S. Vaping Illnesses Rise to 1,888 with Pace Picking Up Again
11/6/2019 2:46:57 PM

By Carla K. Johnson   The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,888 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 49 states. An Illinois report brings the toll to 38 deaths in 24 states. The total is 284 higher than what the government reported last week and a larger increase than seen in several weeks. Officials say the previous slowdown could have been caused by reporting delays. The outbreak appears to have started in March. No single ingredient, electronic cigarette...

Taste of Compton
11/2/2019 3:22:38 PM

The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Compton held it’s 2nd Annual Taste of Compton last Saturday, drawing small business from the City as well as neighboring communities, encouraging residents to “Buy Local.” The Chamber’s goal was showcase the city's culture & diversity through food, while providing businesses with potential new customers, offering a fresh insight of what Compton has to offer. District 4 Councilwoman Emma Shariff urged businesses of all sizes to attend her office’s quarterly “Business Roundtable” to network, learn and explore...

Ex-USPS Supervisor Sentenced to 11 Years for Robbing Mail Trucks in L.A.
11/2/2019 3:20:23 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A former U.S. Postal Service supervisor was sentenced today to 11 years behind bars for participating in two armed robberies and one theft of USPS trucks carrying cash—heists that caused nearly a quarter million dollars in losses and significant trauma to one of its victims who later took his own life. William Crosby IV, 33, of Inglewood was also ordered by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to pay $238,457 in restitution. Crosby—who worked at both the Dockweiler and Wagner post office branches—pleaded guilty in July to robbery of United States...

Longfellow Elementary Defaced by Graffiti of Hate
11/2/2019 3:19:32 PM

COMPTON—CUSD police were alerted in the early morning hours last Wednesday that the external walls of Longfellow Elementary School had been violated by symbols of racist and anti-Semitic hate. The district moved quickly to erase the repulsive symbols “so that students would not have to endure such a deplorable display of hatred.” In a statement the District added, “We are saddened by this and maintain that our school campuses are safe and welcoming environments, and our district is a place where students of all backgrounds are embraced.” While increasing...

Vertical Farming Company Plenty Selects New Compton Warehouse for Expansion
11/2/2019 3:18:29 PM

COMPTON—Bay-area vertical indoor farming company Plenty Unlimited has agreed to a 10-year lease for the entire 94,875-square-foot warehouse development project currently under construction at 126 E. Oris Street in Compton. Scheduled for completion in November 2019, Westcore Properties Class A building’s ceilings soar to 32 feet, a good match for the vertical rows of sustainably grown, leafy greens, like kale, that Plenty will cultivate at the property. “We are thrilled about the partnership with the City of Compton and Westcore to have our first Southern California...

Mama’s Kitchen
11/2/2019 3:16:55 PM

An original stage play “Mama’s Kitchen,” written, directed and produced by Theo Fitzgerald, an original cast member from Shelley Garrett’s noted play “Beauty Shop.” “Mama’s Kitchen”is a high-spirited comedy. Sisters, Dara and Louise, struggle to reconcile past hurts when estranged sister Maxine blows into town after the death of their Mama. The sisters must all come together to bury Mama, and old wounds, all while why trying to save Mama’s legacy and Mama’s Kitchen! STARRING: “Mama’s Kitchen” stars rising...

Harriet
11/2/2019 3:13:56 PM

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from enslavement and transformation into one of America’s greatest sheroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of enslaved people and changed the course of history. Hosted by Blackout Cinema. After MENACE II SOCIETY, it felt like we the audience talked for hours in the theater about life, societal pressure, and making it out of tough situations. We’re not just screening a movie, but shrinking this big city...

Steyer Brings Presidential Campaign to Compton
11/2/2019 3:12:26 PM

COMPTON (CNS)—Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Compton today, taking part in a tree-planting event at the Compton Center For Sustainable Communities and an evening discussion at Compton College with Mayor Aja Brown. Steyer and Brown discussed Compton's priorities, spoke with residents about their hope for national leadership and discussed the vital role small cities play in the future of the nation, according to the campaign. Steyer said at the tree planting event his campaign would plant a tree in honor of every active volunteer. On Tuesday, Steyer tweeted...