Rubio puts hold on Biden nominee Eric Garcetti, citing sexual harassment scandal
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., placed a hold on President Biden's nominee as U.S. ambassador to India, former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, citing that he has "ignored credible sexual assault accusations in his prior office."foxnews.com
Biden re-nominates embattled former LA mayor Eric Garcetti despite sexual harassment scandal
Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was re-nominated by President Biden despite allegations that the long-time California democrat was an "enabler" of sexual harassment during his time in office.foxnews.com
Biden to renominate Garcetti, others as new Senate begins
President Joe Biden still wants former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has been shadowed by a controversy over sexual harassment, to serve as his ambassador to India. Garcetti was originally nominated several months after Biden took office, but he never received a vote of the full Senate.news.yahoo.com
A probe by GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley found that LA Mayor Eric Garcetti 'likely' was aware of sexual harassment, racism allegations against an ex-senior aide
The Republican senator from Iowa launched the probe following President Joe Biden nominating Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India last July.news.yahoo.com
The Trailer: They're running for mayor of L.A. Protesters want them to shut up already.
In this edition: Why the candidates for mayor of Los Angeles keep getting interrupted, what happened to Mo Brooks, and what the chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission thinks of the campaign to put her in jail.washingtonpost.com
LA spending up to $837,000 to house a single homeless person
A $1.2 billion program intended to quickly build housing for Los Angeles’ sprawling homeless population is moving too slowly while costs are spiking, with one project under development expected to hit as much as $837,000 for each housing unit, a city audit disclosed Wednesday. About 1,200 units have been completed since voters approved the spending in 2016, which was then a centerpiece in a strategy intended to get thousands of people off the streets. In recent years, homeless encampments have spread into virtually every neighborhood, while the population has climbed to an estimated 41,000 people.news.yahoo.com
Susan Sarandon apologizes for anti-cop meme
Susan Sarandon reiterated her apology to the families of slain NYPD officer Jason Rivera after an insensitive response to a tweet about the funeral. The actor spoke to the Associated Press before the Christian Siriano runway show at New York Fashion Week. (Fen. 12)news.yahoo.com
Newsom administration draws fire over no-bid Kaiser Permanente contract
The secrecy of the special accommodation for Kaiser outraged other providers, some of which are in the middle of a public bidding process as the state overhauls its healthcare program that serves nearly 14 million low-income residents.news.yahoo.com
LA authorities announce arrests in smash-and-grab robberies
Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were arrested in connection with 11 brazen robberies between Nov. 18 and 28, and all are out of custody, police Chief Michel Moore said. At a joint news conference, both Moore and Mayor Eric Garcetti called for an end to a no-bail policy for some defendants aimed at reducing overcrowding at Los Angeles County jails during the coronavirus pandemic.news.yahoo.com
WH touts successful vaccination rate among African Americans, Latinos
On Tuesday, White House pandemic response coordinator Jeff Zients cited new findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation that showed vaccination rate gaps were closing among ethnic groups: 71 percent of white Americans, 70 percent of African Americans and 73 percent of Latinos have all received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation
(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus outbreak slows. UNLV President Keith Whitfield on Friday announced the change from plans announced in February to hold graduation virtually. ___LONDON — The U.K. says half of the country’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. AdThe government on Saturday reported cases topping the previous record in June. AdJust one third of Italy’s 7.3 million vaccine doses administered so far have gone to people in that age group.
President Biden and Vice President Harris visit CDC
During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson suspended the Egg Roll, and Franklin Roosevelt did the same during World War II. The president told CDC staff: “We owe you a gigantic debt of gratitude and we will for a long, long long time. Ad___WASHINGTON — The United States has cleared President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus shots, more than a month before his target date of his 100th day in office. Kate Brown announced she’ll accelerate Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility timeline to allow vulnerable populations to receive shots ahead of May 1. Ron DeSantis says he’s opening COVID-19 vaccines to people age 50 and older on Monday.
The Latest: India finds new cases of a coronavirus variant
(AP Photo/Channi Anand)NEW DELHI — Health officials in India say cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa and Brazil have been found in India. Over 150 cases of another variant first detected in the United Kingdom have previously been found in India. ___SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 621 new coronavirus cases. State health officials on Tuesday reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths. Spain has officially reported more than 3 million virus cases -- just over 6% of the population -- and attributed more than 65,400 deaths to the virus.
The Latest: Mexico to lower virus alert level in many states
___AdSACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is expanding the list of people eligible for coronavirus vaccine by another 4 to 6 million people. Ad“What all this means is that we can expect to see more breakthrough cases,” Dean Sidelinger, the health authority’s state health officer, said. Every life that is lost now is all the more tragic as vaccines are beginning to be rolled out.”Globally, there’s been 107 million coronavirus cases and 2.3 million confirmed deaths. Italy has registered a total of 2.6 million cases and more than 93,000 confirmed deaths. Just over 4% of Montana residents have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Fauci: Virus shot categories to open up by April
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 26, 2020 photo released by Nucleus Network/ABC, clinical trial participants are monitored during Novavax COVID-19 vaccine testing in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Fauci expects coronavirus shot categories to open up by April in U.S. California’s virus death toll surpasses New York. Ad___WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s first coronavirus vaccine doses are due to arrive in the country next week, with border workers getting inoculated from Feb. 20, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday. However, New Zealand’s success in stamping out the virus also means it will need to wait longer than many other countries to get vaccine doses for the general population. The state's Health Department said Thursday that wastewater testing in Burlington found the presence of two virus mutations associated with the variant.