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Pasadena City Council delays police commission nominee decision

The Pasadena City Council on Monday, April 19, postponed an effort to consider a pair of nominees to the city’s new Community Police Oversight Commission after concerns emerged over two of the hopefuls’ current service on the same board of a local advocacy organization. Florence Annang and Juliana Serrano sit on the board of the same community organization, POP! Pasadenans Organizing for Progress, which advocates for fair wages and housing in the city. While they were both nominated in other capacities — Annang is the Pasadena Branch NAACP representative and Serrano is Senior Associate for Peace & Justice at All Saints Church — City Councilman Tyrone Hampton raised concerns that if the nascent police commission was truly to represent diverse perspectives, their pairing on the commissio

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Greta Thunberg: Unethical to vaccinate young in rich countries over poor ones

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has hit out at ‘vaccine nationalism’ (Credits: EPA)It is ‘completely unethical’ for rich nations to vaccinate their healthy young people against Covid-19 if it comes at the expense of those most at risk in poorer countries, Greta Thunberg has said. The 18-year-old environmental campaigner said the international community faces a ‘moral test’ over the equitable distribution of coronavirus jabs and hit out at ‘vaccine nationalism’. Speaking at a World Health Organisation (WHO) press conference on Monday, she said: ‘When we talk about countries like, for example, the UK and the US… that they are mass vaccinating large groups of their populations, even healthy and young people, that we see it from a different perspective. ‘That we don’t only see it from

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Dodgers fall to Mariners, suffer first losing streak of 2021

Taylor Trammell began the day with a .152 batting average. His run as the Seattle Mariners’ everyday center fielder wasn’t long. Kyle Lewis, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, is scheduled to be activated prior to Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers. Yet it was Trammell who proved to be a thorn in the side of Dustin May in the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss on Monday night at T-Mobile Park. His home run and double gave the Mariners the margin of victory they needed to send the Dodgers to their first losing streak of 2021. Mookie Betts, Corey Seager and Justin Turner reached base eight times in 14 plate appearances. The rest of the Dodgers’ lineup went 1 for 21 with two walks. They finished 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position as a team. Seager’s third home run of the season gave him br

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Barger pulls Dr. Drew Pinsky pick for LA County homeless commission after backlash

LOS ANGELES — Dr. David Drew Pinsky, the celebrity better known as “Dr. Drew,” was pulled from consideration for Los Angeles’ commission on homelessness today after a campaign against his nomination by opponents who criticized his past statements on the causes and solutions to the homeless problem plaguing the county. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced Monday night that she had withdrawn her nomination of Pinsky for the 10-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Related links Dr. Drew Pinsky’s nomination to LA County’s homeless commission sparks pushback LA County could close Men’s Central Jail within 2 years, report says Stretched thin, L.A. County’s mental health teams struggle to get patients out of jails and into hospitals Barger said opposition to the no...

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Why does the Queen have two birthdays?

Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle on June 13, 2020. (Picture: Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images)The Queen celebrates her birthday twice every year but this year the celebrations will be significantly smaller both because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and because it is the Queen’s first year marking her birthday without Prince Philip by her side. Prince Philip died aged 99 on Friday April 9, 2021. The Queen’s two birthdays are her actual date of birth, which is April 21, and her ‘official birthday’ celebration, which takes place every year on the second Saturday of June. But why does she celebrate twice a year? Why does the Queen have two birthdays? The royal tradition of celebrating the monarch’s birthday twice...

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Dylan Bundy’s night ruined with one bad inning in Angels’ loss

Dylan Bundy (37) of the Angels pitches against the Rangers in a game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) The Angels’ David Fletcher slides into second base as the Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa throws the ball to first to complete a double play in Monday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Isiah Kiner-Falefa (9) Adolis García (53) of the Rangers celebrate after García hit a home run in the 3rd inning in a game against the Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) José Iglesias (4) of the Angels crosses the plate for a score after Rangers’ pitcher Kyle Cody (54) threw a wild pitch in the bottom...

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Horoscope for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Moon Alert There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Leo. Aries (March 21-April 19) Social plans might be canceled, or, alternatively, you might receive a surprise invitation to go somewhere? (Could go either way.) Meanwhile, parents should take note because this is an accident-prone day for your kids, which means you must be vigilant. Sports accidents are also likely. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Your home routine might change because something unexpected suddenly occurs. It could be minor. (“Oh no, we’re out of coffee!”) It could be major. (“Oh no, we’re out of coffee!”) Small appliances might break down. Someone unexpected might knock on the door. Get dressed. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today will be unpredictable at many levels. For starters, please note tha

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Nikola Jokic’s 47-Point, 15-Rebound Performance Was Quite The Answer To Stephen Curry MVP Buzz

Getty Image Stephen Curry stole the show during the early NBA slate, erupting for 49 points and his fourth 10-three pointer game in his last five to beat the Sixers on national TV, and with that performance, the latest in a ridiculous 11-game run, there was plenty of conversation about whether he should be entered into the MVP discussion. That MVP race is one led, for most, by Nikola Jokic in large part due to his consistent effort throughout the regular season, as he has dominated from start to finish for a Denver team that is looking to hold on to a top-6 seed in the West without Jamal Murray in the stretch run. With Curry buzz circulating the NBA space when Jokic and the Nuggets took the floor against Memphis, the frontrunner did as well as one could hope by responding with a se...

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On Patrick Marleau’s special night, Sharks lose to Golden Knights in shootout

The San Jose Sharks couldn’t finish off Patrick Marleau’s special night the way they hoped. The Sharks failed to score in overtime and in the shootout in a 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. Logan Couture was stopped on his shootout attempt as Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner stopped all three shootout shots he faced. Alex Tuch scored in the shootout for Vegas. After the game, all Golden Knights players came up to Marleau to congratulate him, as waved one again to the fans in attendance. Marleau became the NHL’s all-team games played leader Monday, as he played in his 1,768th career regular-season game, breaking the record of 1,767 that Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Gordie Howe, “Mr. Hockey,” set over a 26-season NHL career. “Just extremely grateful for all

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Kevin McCarthy jumps on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bandwagon, saying he’ll introduce his own resolution to censure Maxine Waters for her ‘dangerous comments’

Summary List PlacementHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is jumping on Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's bandwagon as he plans to introduce a resolution of his own to censure Rep. Maxine Waters for what he calls "dangerous comments."  McCarthy made this announcement after Greene said she wanted to expel Waters for "inciting violent riots and Black Lives Matter terrorism," after comments Waters made to Minnesota protesters went viral on Twitter.  "This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior — that's why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments," McCarthy wrote in a tweet posted on Monday evening. According to The Hill, McCarthy could forc...

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NBA-leading Jazz outclass Lakers in rematch

Lakers center Andre Drummond reacts as he is fouled during the second quarter of Monday’s game against Utah at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Los Angeles Lakers center Andre Drummond gestures shortly before tipoff during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, April 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder, right, dives for the ball next to Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Show Caption of Expand LOS ANGELES — A Saturday matinee was a scrappy, competitive affair, but as entertaining as the overtime game between these teams was, it was never reflective o...

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Demi Lovato’s Ridiculously Privileged Crusade Against a Frozen Yogurt Shop

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty/AlamyDespite the litany of social media controversies involving A-list celebrities targeting journalists, television writers, and non-celebrity users—and the corresponding discourse about these power dynamics—in recent years, celebrities are still wielding their influence in irresponsible ways for the most nonsensical complaints. The latest is an incident involving Demi Lovato and a popular frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles called The Bigg Chill. After calling out the business on her Instagram on Sunday for displaying and selling sugar-free cookies and other diet food items, the former Disney star is explaining her role in the dramatic saga after receiving backlash online. “I walked into a situation that didn’t sit righ...

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Biden says Walter Mondale paved a way for others and was a model for his service

Summary List PlacementPresident Joe Biden attributed part of his success in politics to former Vice President Walter Mondale, who died on Monday at the age of 93. "When I arrived in the United States Senate in 1973, Walter Mondale was one of the first people to greet me. Through his work as a Senator, he showed me what was possible," Biden said in a statement.  Mondale, whose nickname was Fritz, had a decades-long political career and was committed to his role of vice president when he served alongside former President Jimmy Carter.  Biden, the former vice president to Barack Obama, said Mondale greatly helped him prepare for the role. "When President Obama asked me to consider being his Vice President, Fritz was my first call and trusted guide. He not only took my call, he wrote me a m...

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Nikola Jokic drops 47 points, Nuggets survive wild double-overtime against Grizzlies

Nikola Jokic called swish. On both of them. With barely over a minute remaining in Monday’s gripping double-overtime affair against the Grizzlies, Jokic drained back-to-back buckets that barely grazed the net. The second, a dagger 3-pointer from the top of the arc that gave the Nuggets a 137-134 lead, drew a raucous MVP chant from the Ball Arena crowd. The Nuggets survived a rollicking back-and-forth game against the Grizzlies, hanging on to win, 139-137, to extend their winning streak to three. The Nuggets improved to 37-20 thanks to Jokic’s jaw-dropping effort. He finished with 47 points on 20-of-31 shooting, with 15 rebounds and eight assists. If Jokic was still searching for an MVP moment, Monday might’ve been it. “I thought tonight was a character win,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone sa

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