How Disneyland will enforce mandatory mask rule when park reopens

Disneyland plans to deploy a team whose primary job will be to enforce a new policy requiring visitors to wear protective face masks along with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols when the Anaheim theme park resort reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Mandatory mask policies have become a lightning rod in American culture amid […]

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‘Second wave’ could stunt national economic rebound (LIVE UPDATES)

Photo by SERGIO FLORES/AFP via Getty Images Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois. The latest ‘Second wave’ could stunt national economic rebound Photo by SERGIO FLORES/AFP via Getty Images A family wearing facemasks stands in front of a pizzeria in Austin, […]

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South Florida hospitals track rising coronavirus cases: ‘It is already tight’

Protecting COVID-19 hospital capacity is getting harder. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that “we are very well positioned to handle what comes down the pike.” But, statewide, hospital capacity is either wide open or tight, depending on geography. In the state’s coronavirus capital, South Florida, the numbers trend in a concerning direction. “If we […]

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Anfisa Nava Splits From Boyfriend She Dated While Jorge Was in Prison

While Jorge Nava was serving his time in prison, his wife Anfisa Arkhipchenko Nava found herself a boyfriend and went on with her life. That romance has come to an end, however. In February, Anfisa’s new man confirmed their relationship. Leo Assaf shared a photo of himself with Anfisa. Their romance continued for some time, […]

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Khloe Kardashian: Finally ENGAGED to Tristan Thompson?!

For months now, rumors that Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are back together have been circulating non-stop on social media. Now, it looks it might be time to break out the champagne and celebrate, as those rumors have officially been upgraded. Yes, fans are now convinced that Khloe and Tristan are engaged! The source of […]

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Sparks’ new social justice initiative focuses on voting and immigration reform

Voting is paramount for Candace Parker, in part because the L.A. Sparks’ star is an avid reader and history buff. “I’m a big reader and I’m huge into history, the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and World War II, in the 1940s,” Parker said by phone. “And just through reading, you realize people were […]

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Slim possibility of No. 1 pick won’t affect Blackhawks’ playoff ambitions

A shock in the NHL draft lottery Friday opened the door for the Blackhawks to potentially land the No. 1 overall pick and, with it, top prospect Alexis Lafrienere (above). | Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP If the Hawks lose their series against the Oilers, they’ll have a 12.5% chance of landing top prospect […]

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Police seeking man wanted in connection with armed robbery in Bronzeville

Chicago police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a June 1, 2020, armed robbery at a restaurant in the 800 block of East 47th Street. | Chicago police The man may be involved in other crimes involving the same weapon. Chicago police are seeking a man wanted in connection with an armed […]

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Fish of a Lifetime: Story of a Lifetime goes with the flathead catfish from the Fox River

Ryan Wooten (left) and Jackson Kennedy share smiles after landing Wooten’s flathead catfish last week from the Fox River. | Provided by Jackson Kennedy Ryan Wooten had good help netting a flathead catfish, caught on 4-pound line from the Fox River, for his Fish of a Lifetime. Ryan Wooten was fishing for smallmouth bass or, […]

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Fremont ready to roll in red-light cameras for two more intersections

FREMONT — Fremont plans to collect roughly $1 million a year by ticketing drivers caught in the lenses of new automatic red-light cameras at two crowded intersections. Though some other Bay Area cities have dumped such cameras in recent years after questioning whether they really increase safety, the Fremont City Council earlier this month decided […]

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Opinion: Costly split-roll initiative won’t deliver promised revenues

When it comes to assessing homes or businesses, there is not a Democratic or Republican way. County assessors fairly and equitably administer California’s complex property tax laws and regulations. We try to ignore the political consequences of our actions. Sometimes our assessments result in property tax increases. Other times, we lower property taxes to reflect […]

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Santa Susana Field Lab could become cultural site; some fear that will impede toxic cleanup

The sprawling Santa Susana Field Laboratory might become a cultural site under a new proposal filed by NASA with the California State Office of Historic Preservation. In a 70-page nomination letter filed with the state agency, NASA has offered to preserve the entire Santa Susana area that encircles the Burro Flats Painted Cave, a unique […]

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LA-area doctors getting a ‘wake-up call’ on the frontline of surging coronavirus

Thursday was an unusual day at Dr. Nathan Newman’s Santa Monica Urgent Care clinic — in a troubling way. During the span of the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles County, he might have seen three, maybe four, positive cases of the virus in his office in a typical week. On Thursday alone, he saw six. […]

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Exclusive: Blacks are only 7% of the Bay Area, but 27% of those killed by police

Chinedu Okobi was a Black man walking in a city where people of his race make up less than 1 percent of the population. And when he began acting oddly on an October afternoon in 2018, wandering into traffic on El Camino Real in Millbrae, sheriff’s deputies quickly arrived. Okobi, who wasn’t armed, tried to […]

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Beyond coronavirus, what’s causing nearly 10% spike in deaths in LA County?

Deaths from all causes have spiked nearly 10 percent this year over what would normally be expected, according to a detailed analysis of provisional mortality data through mid-May by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. That equates to 2,528 more lives lost than in years past — but just two-thirds of that spike […]

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When a juvenile justice diversion center does more harm than good, close it

The Juvenile Intervention Support Center, 3900 S. California Ave. | Google The purpose of JISC was to keep kids who screw up, but mostly just need help, from getting sucked into the juvenile justice system. It hasn’t worked out that way. When happens when a teen gets caught stealing a shirt from a store or […]

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Racism common factor in deaths in ’95 Chicago heat wave, COVID-19, former county health chief says (LIVE UPDATES)

Provided Here’s what we learned about how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois. Follow here for live updates. The Latest Former county health chief: Racism common factor in deaths in ’95 Chicago heat wave, COVID-19 Provided Dr. Linda Murray, today an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, was an […]

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