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Preservation Hall Jazz Band mixes New Orleans and Cuban music for Southern California show

In an odd twist of fate, it was Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005, that led to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band‘s joyful pilgrimage to Cuba a decade later. The hurricane, which took lives, left much of New Orleans underwater and displaced tens of thousands of its people, …

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How to make Disney’s famous Dole Whip at home

After parks closed in California and Florida, the last place to order Disney’s Dole Whip from was at the Polynesian Village Resort in Orlando. It wasn’t very long after until the Walt Disney Company made the decision to close all resorts, thus Dole Whip being served no more. Now, Disney …

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Coeur d’Alene Press

With good reason, economists and analysts almost universally expect this post-pandemic recession to last longer than usual. We’ve weathered them before, and we will again. But a recession doesn’t necessarily mean no business will grow, nor that good things don’t happen. Some of this country’s most well-known, billion-dollar businesses were …

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Endangered coho salmon preservation an upstream battle in California

DENVER, March 13 (UPI) — The endangered coho salmon of Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, are getting assistance from a stream restoration effort that could help rescue them from near-extinction locally. Through the project, fish ecologists hope they can restore habitat to rebuild decimated populations of the historic fish, …

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Amid coronavirus, California areas want to start reopening

Some California communities have asked for permission to begin easing stay-at-home restrictions, saying they have made enough progress against the coronavirus to justify reopening their areas. The requests reflect how some smaller counties are beginning to see coronavirus cases decline more dramatically than some larger counties, raising hopes that they …

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L.A. County says no end date for stay-at-home rules

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening that all Angelenos, except for small children and those with certain disabilities, would be required to wear face coverings outside, significantly tightening restrictions that required masks in businesses and on public transportation. The masks must be worn anywhere people come into contact with …

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California to Use Mail-in Ballots for All 2020 Voters Because of Pandemic

California on Friday became the first state to commit to sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the November election as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to safeguard voter access and public safety. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order for the mail-in ballots but said they were …

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Some Southern California Beaches Packed As Reopening Plans Across The Nation And World Begin

California beaches were busy in Orange County on Saturday, but Los Angeles area beaches remained relatively free of people. Temperatures are expected to drop slightly on Sunday, perhaps incentivizing many who visited Southern California beaches on Saturday in 90-degree weather to stay at home. On Saturday, despite a statewide stay-at-home …

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Letter: When you’re a stranger

I almost miss strangers during this stay at home, shelter-in-place time in our lives. I could go full bore and emphatically say that I miss strangers. However, that would not be true.     I don’t miss that woman who sat behind my wife and me last year at a Gary …

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California to Use Mail-in Ballots for All 2020 Voters Because of Pandemic

California on Friday became the first state to commit to sending mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the November election as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to safeguard voter access and public safety. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order for the mail-in ballots but said they were …

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