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Pediatric COVID vaccines Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a low-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent advisers have moved to vote and recommend the product for the 28 million American children eligible. Jeffrey D. Zientz, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, expects […]

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Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Kyle Rittenhouse shot three protesters on Aug. 25, 2020, killing two. Rittenhouse was charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of intentional homicide and one count of attempted intentional homicide. He was also charged with illegal possession of a weapon, but the charge was dropped by Judge Bruce Schroeder. The […]

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L.A. COVID-19 guidelines Vaccine cards will be required upon entry to Los Angeles public establishments beginning Nov. 29. Bars, restaurants, gyms, concerts and indoor establishments except supermarkets and pharmacies will require proof of vaccination. Those exempted from vaccination for religious or medical reasons are required to show a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 […]

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Conflict in Afghanistan The majority of U.S. troops left Afghanistan through the Kabul Airport on Aug. 16. On that day, hundreds of Afghans crowded around the departing planes hoping to escape from the country, leaving at least five people dead in the aftermath. This marked the end of 21 years of U.S. presence in the […]

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Weekly Newsbrief: COVID-19 update, Tax deadline

Weekly COVID-19 Update: The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 477,161 on April 10. Cases confirmed in California reached 1,352, with 552 deaths. California is expected to reach its peak hospital usage and daily deaths April 26, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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University experiences record graduating class

California Baptist University honored a record number of graduates this year between fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies. The final ceremonies on Aug. 22 brought the number of the Class of 2019 graduates to 2,721. “The past academic year produced CBU’s largest graduating class ever — 2,721 graduates with fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies,” […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]