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Flu Vaccine Doing a Relatively Good Job This Season
2/25/2019 11:48:07 AM

By Mike Stobbe   NEW YORK (AP)—The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor's office. Health officials are generally pleased if a flu vaccine works in 40 to 60 percent of people. “These are early estimates, but they are encouraging,” said Dr. Alicia Fry of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Somewhere...

Female Acts, Rap Songs Win Big at Grammy Awards
2/13/2019 10:25:44 AM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES (AP)—Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit “This Is America” became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves’ country-pop release “Golden Hour” won album of the year, and British singer Dua Lipa won best new artist—a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony and the Grammys were criticized for the low...

Jennifer Lopez Turns Motown Tribute into Own Zesty Show
2/13/2019 10:23:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jennifer Lopez turned the Motown tribute into the J-Lo show. The Latin singer-actress hit the Grammys stage on Sunday inserting her energetic dance-pop flavor into memorable Motown melodies such as “Dancing Machine” and “Dancing in the Street.” She faced backlash on social media for her lead participation in a tribute recognizing a historic African-American record label. Some online questioned why a black artist wasn’t chosen instead of Lopez, but she received support from Smokey Robinson, who joined her in a duet to perform...

Trump Backs Wall While Beto Rallies Opponents
2/13/2019 10:01:46 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP)—President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish the Wall” rally in El Paso went head-to-head Monday night against counterprogramming by Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic congressman and potential...

Compton Initiative Finalist for National Honor; Needs your Vote
2/13/2019 9:59:31 AM

By Staff Reports   The Compton Initiative is a national finalist for a prestigious national Renewal Award for their work to restore the City of Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride through community beatification projects. Started in 2015, The Renewal Awards spotlight grassroots solutions to challenges faced by communities around the country and the people making a positive difference. The awards are the flagship initiative of The Renewal Project, The Atlantic Magazine and Allstate’s broader partnership that spotlights innovation and celebrates change-makers in...

TIFFANY HADDISH SURPRISES GIRLS AND STAFF AT L.A. COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION CAMP
2/13/2019 9:57:50 AM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES—The girls and staff at Los Angeles County Probation’s Camp Scott were surprised and delighted last month when they received an unannounced visit from actress, comedian and author Tiffany Haddish. Ms. Haddish, star of recent movies Night School and Girls Trip, is a Los Angeles native who shares a common background with many of the girls at Camp Scott-being a former youth in the foster care system. During her tour of Camp Scott, the only all-girls residential facility in the L.A. County Probation system, Tiffany visited the girls’...

Long Beach Confirms City's First Flu Deaths of the Season
2/13/2019 9:56:36 AM

LONG BEACH (CNS)—The Long Beach health department Monday confirmed the city's first two flu-related deaths of the 2018-19 flu season, and again urged residents to get vaccinated. Details about the people who died were not released, but officials said both had underlying health conditions. "These deaths are a tragic reminder that flu can cause serious illness," Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis said in a statement. "It's not too late in the season to get the flu shot. Getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent flu. The...

Clamor for Ouster of Top Democrats Slows in Virginia
2/13/2019 9:54:48 AM

By Alan Suderman and Ben Finley   RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—The clamor for the resignation of Virginia’s top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some Black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him. Over the past several days, practically the entire Democratic establishment rose up to demand fellow Democrats Northam and Fairfax immediately step down. But the tone changed markedly after the weekend. A Democratic state lawmaker...

Same-Day Marriage Ceremonies Available on Valentine’s Day in LA County
2/13/2019 9:52:45 AM

By Staff Reports   LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (RR/CC) is offering same-day wedding ceremonies to all couples who wish to get married on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14. No prior appointments will be necessary. The Norwalk office will be open for ceremonies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. District offices will be open for ceremonies from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for a wedding ceremony is $35. The fee to purchase the marriage license is a separate fee ($91 for a public license and $85 for a confidential license). Apply for...

Tonight—March 3rd
2/13/2019 9:50:56 AM

Twenty years after its premiere, this great American musical returns to Los Angeles. Nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Ragtime tells the story of three families at the turn of the 20th Century in pursuit of the American dream. The award-winning score uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow. Director David Lee says, “The themes of the show are more relevant than ever. Set in the first years of the 20th Century, it deals with immigration, racism, white privilege, women’s’ rights,...