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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Three vote centers are open in Burbank

The 2024 California Primary Election is on March 5, but you can vote in person now at a vote center. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Record/County Clerk opened 119 vote centers throughout the county last weekend. Three are in Burbank. The Media City vote centers are located at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2828 West Magnolia Blvd., Buena […]
Friday, February 23, 2024

CA lawmakers propose $100 billion for shelters and affordable housing

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   Democratic leaders in the U.S. House and Senate reintroduced the Housing for All Act, which would put about $100 billion over 10 years toward solving the crisis of people experiencing homelessness. The bill would fund federal programs to build affordable housing and provide emergency shelter. Sen. […]
Monday, February 19, 2024

Deadline approaching to register to vote in 2024 California primary

Tuesday, February 20, is the official deadline to register to vote in the upcoming 2024 California primary on March 5. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk sent several million mail-in ballots to registered voters. In a tweet on Valentine’s Day, that office put the number of registered voters in the county at 5.6 million. Those ballots […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Recent hearing on CA retail theft draws diverse views

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   California lawmakers are considering a range of options to combat a rise over the last two years of felony retail theft – large-scale shoplifting – and held the latest in a series of hearings in West Hollywood last Friday, February 9. The State Assembly Select Committee […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

More Californians earn college degrees, but racial gaps widen

By Suzanne Potter, Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   More and more Californians are going to college, earning an associate degree or higher but racial gaps persist, according to a new report. Researchers from Georgetown University found degree attainment went up almost 6% between 2010 and 2020 but the gap between white adults and Latino or […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Postal workers speak out about short staffing, mail delays

By Suzanne Potter, Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   Members of the American Postal Workers Union are calling for more staffing and better pay to reduce turnover. They say the problem is affecting mail delivery, particularly in rural areas. An audit by the Office of the Inspector General last year found the U.S. Postal Service lost almost 60% of […]
Friday, October 13, 2023

Friday the 13th: How to calm those fears

A lot of fears on this Friday the 13th. Some fears are based on reality and are the result of our difficult times. Quite a few others drifted out of the dark side and are based on superstition. For ages, Friday falling on the 13th day of the calendar has been considered unlucky. The origin of the superstition in Western […]
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

A done deal: WGA membership overwhelmingly ratifies new contract

It’s a done deal. Writers Guild of America scribes officially give thumbs up to a new three year contract.  Yesterday, the WGA West announced on its website  the results of a contract vote by the rank and file. 99 percent of writers reportedly voted for the deal hammered out with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. This brings […]
Monday, September 11, 2023

Coco Gauff’s US Open 2023 win is one for the history books

Tennis phenom, Coco Gauff, won the women’s US Open title over the weekend. On NBC’s “Today Show” this morning she admitted to being shocked at her own achievement. It “still doesn’t feel real at all,” Gauff said. However, the 19-year old did indeed become the youngest winner since Serena Williams did it at 17 in 1999. It was not an […]