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Friday, May 24, 2024

Black voters could decide who wins 2024 presidential election

By Alex Gonzalez Reporter/Producer, Nevada News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Black voters will play a key role in determining who will win the 2024 presidential election. And while Black voters remain overwhelmingly Democratic and support President Joe Biden over former President Donald Trump, Biden’s edge over Trump is changing. A new poll shows Trump is ahead […]
Friday, May 17, 2024

New case of measles confirmed in Los Angeles County

News Release: May 16, 2024   The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been notified of one case of measles in a non-Los Angeles County resident who traveled to Los Angeles International (LAX) airport while infectious on May 9, 2024. This person arrived on Qatar Airways flight QR 0739 at the Tom Bradley International Airport (TBIT) Terminal B, […]
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Comic book guide helps consumers avoid used car scams

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Buying a used car can be a risky proposition, but a new consumer guide can help people avoid common pitfalls. The nonprofit Oregon Consumer Justice just released the first edition of its free resource called the Consumer Confidence Comics. This unique guide doubles as an interactive comic […]
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mourning for a popular Burbank teacher found dead in her home

A popular Burbank teacher is being mourned today after her tragic death. Karyn Lombardo was found unconscious in her home in the 800 block of North Avon Street last Tuesday night. According to a Burbank Police news release, “Life-saving measures were taken by officers and paramedics, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.” Apparently, there was some kind […]
Saturday, May 4, 2024

President Joe Biden and Actor Mark Hamill celebrate Star Wars Day

President Joe Biden and actor Mark Hamill joined forces to honor the Star Wars Holiday. For more than 20 years, Star Wars fans and others have adopted May 4th as “May The Fourth Be With You” day. It is a pun on one of the most famous lines from the “Star Wars” movie franchise, which says, “May the Force be […]
Friday, May 3, 2024

The popular destination San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is expanding

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Conservation groups, tribes and community organizers are praising President Joe Biden’s decision Thursday to expand two national monuments in California. Together, the monuments will gain about 120,000 acres. The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is 90 minutes northwest of Sacramento and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument lies just east of Los […]
Friday, May 3, 2024

Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani and wife Mamiko attend Los Angeles charity event

The internet is buzzing about Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani and his wife Mamiko’s appearance at the 8th Annual Blue Diamond Gala in Dodger Stadium last night. The charity event, which raises funds for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, aims to improve education, health care, homelessness, and social justice for all of Los Angeles. Thursday night’s gala featured a concert by […]
Monday, April 29, 2024

Several major grocery store retailers accused of price gouging

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Consumer groups are accusing major grocery retailers – like Amazon, Kroger and Walmart – of price gouging, both during and after the pandemic. The allegation of corporate greed comes after a new report from the Federal Trade Commission found profits for grocery chains jumped sharply, at […]
Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Los Angeles Sparks set to open training camp 2024 tomorrow

The Los Angeles Sparks open training camp tomorrow, April 28. Lexie Brown, Rae Burrell, Zia Cooke, Layshia Clarendon, Nia Clouden, Dearica Hamby, and Azurá Stevens are returning to the Sparks this season. Also, suiting up in the purple and gold are new additions: Julie Allemand, Monique Billings, Aari McDonald, Kia Nurse,  Li Yueru, Blake Dietrick, Virag Kiss, and Taylor Mikesell. […]
Friday, April 26, 2024

Actor John Lithgow learns some new moves at Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Veteran actor John Lithgow gets a dance lesson at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles during the premiere of his new show on PBS SoCal. In “Art Happens Here with John Lithgow,” the Emmy-winning actor gets instruction in modern dance with Caribbean and African styles, especially those of dance legend Katherine Dunham.   🪘ART HAPPENS HERE🪘 Tune in […]