Today’s Headlines: OC Supervisors Endorse First Latin American Majority District
Hello, it’s Tuesday November 23rd and have you ever shopped for Black Friday? We were hoping some of the lackluster business improved once Friday dawn. But industry experts have just popped our balloon.
This is shaping up to be the year of shallow discounts. Why? Inventory is tight, thanks to the supply chain (you guessed it). And because consumers are in buy mode, retailers are betting they can offset inflation with fewer offers without hurting demand. The offers there will be “nowhere near to being satisfactory,” an expert said.
It makes you want to buy nothing (a project that connects people who give things they don’t want, then ask for what they want, what they often get. Free).
Now let’s move on to today’s headlines.
OC supervisors approve, for the first time, a predominantly Latin district
In a landmark vote, the Orange County Board of Directors selected a redistribution map that for the first time creates a Latin American majority district while also giving influence to Asian voters.
The boundaries of the supervisors’ districts have long been drawn in a way that makes it difficult to elect Latinos to the board of directors despite the rapid growth of the ethnic group in the county – Orange County has not been a majority white for almost 20 years.
The move drew applause, but also allegations of gerrymandering by the majority GOP board to exclude Democrats in three of the five districts.
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About 44,000 LAUSD students could lose their in-person education
On the one hand, the fact that 80% of LAUSD students comply with a COVID-19 vaccination mandate is a big step forward. On the other hand, this means that around 44,000 children are still at risk of losing in-person classes when the spring semester begins on January 10. Pass system.
Families that don’t comply will need to enroll their children outside of LA Unified or transfer them to an independent study program that has been plagued by staff shortages and instability.
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For poor farm workers, there is no escape from heat and high prices
Fewer and fewer Californians are now showing up to harvest blueberries in the Northwest. Experts and farmers alike say the economy and the lack of affordable housing are largely to blame.
But it is not the only reason. The places where so many farm workers are considered relatively pleasant to choose from are no longer the same, as summers in the Pacific Northwest become increasingly hot and drier.
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A new breed of buyout thieves is hitting luxury retailers. A weekend in which upscale stores in famous California shopping districts were hit by large, seemingly sophisticated theft rings has garnered national attention as the holiday shopping season begins and retailers are hoping buyers will finally return as the coronavirus crisis eases.
The state of San Jose has settled $ 3.3 million with former athletes over allegations of sexual abuse. The payment follows a federal civil rights investigation that found that the state of San Jose had failed to take adequate action in response to athlete reports and retaliated against two employees who disclosed their concerns. concerns at the university on several occasions.
“Fat Leonard” – the central figure in a US Navy corruption case – breaks his silence on a surprise podcast. He secretly recorded a podcast with a Singapore-based journalist, publicly offering for the first time his own account of the corruption scandal that rocked the Navy, led to the prosecution of dozens of military officials and put hundreds more. under surveillance.
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The families of the Florida school massacre will receive millions in a settlement. Relatives of most of those killed and injured in the 2018 Parkland, Florida shooting announced that they had reached a multi-million dollar deal with the federal government over the FBI’s failure to stop the shooter, even though he had received information that he intended to attack.
The SUV driver who took part in a Christmas parade was fleeing a family argument. He is accused of killing at least five people and injuring 48 of them. Nine patients, mostly children, were in critical condition. Waukesha, Wisconsin police said he would face five counts of intentional homicide.
Florida clears Groveland Four of rape of white woman in 1949. A judge officially exonerated four African-American men of the false accusation that they raped a white woman seven decades ago, making partial and belated amends for one of the biggest miscarriages of the Jim Crow era in Florida.
HOLLYWOOD AND THE ARTS
Grammy nominations for 2022 revealed today. Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo were all set to be nominated, along with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.
Rita Moreno is frank in a documentary about her decades-long career. With the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”, director Mariem Pérez Riera adapts this groundbreaking seven-decade EGOT-winning career into 90 minutes, with the help of a can’t help but speaks with radical frankness.
Caitríona Balfe learned that you have to “create your own destiny”. The actor returns to “Belfast”, “Outlander” and waits all his career to be offered a project in Ireland.
Next Netflix acquisition: a VFX studio in Vancouver. The company said it will acquire visual effects company Scanline VFX as it ramps up production in Europe and Asia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Two former Netflix employees withdrew a labor complaint. The couple, who raised concerns over the transphobic remarks on Dave Chappelle’s latest TV special, “The Closer,” withdrew a charge they had filed with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging the company had tried to prevent them from talking about working conditions.
Mike Bohn has been tasked with resuscitating USC football with a perfect hire. As he sells his vision to the USC community, his approach couldn’t contrast more with his predecessors.
Eight decades of Bruins stars revisit the UCLA-Gonzaga Final Four thriller. They’re also making their predictions for the rematch between the top-ranked Bulldogs and second-placed UCLA on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena.
Should Dave Roberts stay or go? For the Dodgers Dugout newsletter, Houston Mitchell polled readers on this question and got 68,493 responses. A majority want the Dodgers to keep the coach. Houston shares his thoughts.
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He left Fox News after more than a decade. Los Angeles Times columnist Jonah Goldberg writes: I quit Fox News after 12 years. Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” was the last straw.
The surge in port pollution threatens our lungs. It’s time for air quality officials to drop the hammer and regulate pollution at ports in LA and Long Beach, where a congestion of diesel-spewing freighters nearly doubled emissions during the pandemic.
ONLY IN CALIFORNIA
Call it a stink brotherhood, and Carson is the new member. Despite weeks of lingering smell, residents don’t quite agree on how to describe it, but they’re not alone. Places in Los Angeles and beyond have had nostrils assaulted by all manner of smells for years, be it the “Big Stink” of 2012 or the Aliso Canyon Leak.
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