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Articles from the March 6, 2021 edition

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  • Do not Buy or Use 18650 lithium-ion Batteries if You Got Them Sold Individually at Amazon or Walmart

    The Counterfeit Report|Mar 6, 2021

    March 4, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers not to buy or use loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells. These cells are manufactured as industrial component parts of battery packs and are not intended for individual sale to consumers. However, unscrupulous China salvagers separate the battery packs and re-label the recycled unprotected 18650 cells as "new" with wild capacity claims, selling them online. Consumers who believe they are buyi...

  • Passover Begins at Sundown on March 27, 2021 and Lasts Eight Days

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 6, 2021

    Passover 2021 will begin in the evening of Saturday, March 27. This year, Easter Sunday falls on the last day of Passover; Sunday April 4, 2021. That is, for most Christians; Eastern Orthodox rites celebrate it a little later. Passover commemorates the central miracle in Judaism: The exodus from Egypt, as orchestrated by God through Moses. Easter celebrates the main miracle in Christianity: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the U.S., Christmas tends to get more attention. But...

  • Black Lives Matter Wants to Abolish the Police During a Homicide Surge in Los Angeles

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|Mar 6, 2021

    During an alarming surge in the number of homicides committed in Los Angeles, with the majority of victims people of color, Black Lives Matter-LA has begun a campaign to deplatform and abolish unions protecting law enforcement officers. At a news conference held during a protest outside the Los Angeles Police Protective League office, BLM-LA made it clear this is just the first step in their determination to completely eliminate law enforcement. The LAPPL is the union representing approximately...

  • A New Warden at California Institution for Women

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Mar 6, 2021

    Unlike a new toy or a new car, a new warden is NOT at all a good thing. Each warden seems to be worse than the one who came before them. Most have something to prove and want to reinvent the wheel when the program is running smoothly, daily. Zero covid cases. We just went down to level 2. Yet, as soon as we went to level 2, the warden began searches. The new warden is a female. She was over at a men's facility before coming here. Since she got here, she has done something I've never seen...