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Articles from the May 22, 2021 edition

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  • District Attorney Gascón Boasts of Consumer Lawsuit Against Frontier for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds while Ignoring Violent Crimes

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|May 22, 2021

    The current Los Angeles District Attorney sends press releases that are markedly different from his predecessor. While Jackie Lacey would announced the arrests of people in positions of trust, such as police officers and politicians, she would intersperse such victories of justice with stories of the detainment of the sorts of criminals that most people are going to encounter and from whom they will suffer. Serial murderers, rapists, and the like. Not DA George Gascon. He seems indifferent to...

  • Get Vaccinated this Weekend Win Chance to Get Tickets to a Lakers Basketball Game

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health|May 22, 2021

    This weekend at all the County-run vaccination sites, the Department of Health Services vaccination sites, and the L.A. City vaccination sites, everyone 18 years and older coming to get their first vaccine will have a chance to enter the Los Angeles Lakers 2021-22 Season Ticket Vaccination Sweepstakes to win a pair (2) of season tickets for next season. For additional information, visit: With millions of residents...

  • Should the Elderly Use Marijuana? The Jury is Out

    Association of Mature American Citizens|May 22, 2021

    WASHINGTON, DC, May 21 -- "More and more states are legalizing the use of cannabis [marijuana] and more and more seniors are using it to deal with the aches and pains of aging. Some have the consent of their physicians while others are tempted simply because 'they hear it works.' But, according to medical professionals, it's use comes with risks," warns Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Weber cites a report in Medical News Today, that lists those risks,...

  • California Hangs onto Mask Mandate Like a Baby with a Pacifier

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|May 22, 2021

    May 18, 2021 After taking the weekend to mull the matter, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health decided that California would not be following the guidelines put forward May 13 by the Centers for Disease Control regarding masks. On Thursday, the federal CDC declared that vaccinated people could safely remove their masks in all situations: indoors or out, crowded or not. But on Monday, California officials, ruling over a state with one of the lowest Covid-19 case rates...

  • A New and Critical Fire Danger in Southern California: The Homeless

    Corva Corvax, A Logical Opinion|May 22, 2021

    May 17, 2021 The Los Angeles Fire Department responds to an average of 24 homeless-related fires a day, according to reporting by the Los Angeles Times. That's two dozen emergencies every day. LAFD classifies one third of those fires as arson. The rest of the fires are caused by outdoor cookstoves or other unsafe and unpermitted use of flames. These fires cause death and a great deal of damage. 41 homeless people have been killed by them since 2015 and they have caused an estimated $185 million...

  • Suspect in Palisades Brush Fire Identified as Ramon Santos Rodriguez, 48, a Homeless Man

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|May 22, 2021

    May 18, 2021 Authorities today identified a suspect they had arrested on Sunday in connection with the Palisades wildfire that burned over the weekend and is only 32% contained as of this morning. Ramon Santos Rodriguez, 48, a homeless individual, was detained and treated for smoke inhalation on Sunday. He is being held on $75,000 bail. Speculation locally had been rife that the culprit was a convicted arsonist on probation who makes his home in the Palisades bluffs, paints himself red, and...

  • Counterfeiting a Vaccination Card is a Crime: Be on the Lookout for Fakes, says CA Attorney General Rob Bonta

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|May 22, 2021

    Although California officials have repeatedly said they have no plans to institute a "vaccine passport" system in the state, apparently a lively trade in counterfeit vaccination cards has presumed they will not honor their word. How unreasonably suspicious of them! Adding to the completely unreasonable suspicion that access to public and private places will soon hinge on proof of vaccination, California Attorney General Rob Bonta stresses in a recent press release the dire danger posed by...

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Puppy

    Marcia Mayeda, LA County Dept of Animal Care and Control|May 22, 2021

    Thirty years ago, I led an animal shelter in Topeka, Kansas and we were often called upon to assist when authorities raided illegal and inhumane puppy mills. These neglected, ill animals needed safe havens where they could receive treatment and ultimately be placed for adoption. We accepted this difficult and heartbreaking duty because of the compelling need to save these animals and help stem the fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting purchasers of their offspring. The memories of the atrocities I...