Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are America’s most admired people

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States — a 10-year trend for Obama and 16 years running for Clinton.   Gallup’s December poll found 17% of respondents named Obama the man they admired most, a dip from 22% of respondents saying the… Read More Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are America’s most admired people

This year’s flu strain is causing more emergency room visits, LA County health officials warn

With 19 influenza related deaths reported so far in Los Angeles County this season, public health officials offered some advice Wednesday: “Continue spreading holiday cheer and not the flu.” The nudge toward urging people to get vaccinated comes as both California and many other counties are seeing widespread flu, an uptick in cases and increased… Read More This year’s flu strain is causing more emergency room visits, LA County health officials warn

Carson’s first Rose Parade float in 25 years celebrates city’s 50th anniversary

Carson officials have released design plans for the city’s first float entry into the Rose Parade in a quarter century, an end-of-the-rainbow-jackpot-inspired theme. A treasure chest overflowing with gold and jewels will fill the back of the float, and a City Hall fountain surrounded by palm trees is featured in the front. The treasure chest will… Read More Carson’s first Rose Parade float in 25 years celebrates city’s 50th anniversary

New UC Irvine dean will be only woman of color to lead a top law school, university says

UC IRVINE has announced that L. Song Richardson will be the new dean of its 9-year-old law school, following the departure of founding dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Richardson will take the helm Monday as the only woman of color to lead one of U.S. News & World Report’s 30 top-rated law schools, according to the university. Richardson was named… Read More New UC Irvine dean will be only woman of color to lead a top law school, university says

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is resigning

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas abruptly announced his resignation from the California Legislature on Wednesday, citing health reasons. Ridley-Thomas, a Democrat from Los Angeles, informed Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) Tuesday night. “The reason for this difficult decision is that I am facing persistent health issues,” Ridley-Thomas, 30, said in a written statement on Wednesday. “On December 18th,… Read More Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas is resigning