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Immigration 3.0

Who is affected and who isn't by revised travel ban

Under a new U.S. Supreme Court order, travelers from six targeted countries — Syria, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia — should not be affected by the ban if they have an established, bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. But much depends on how the order is implemented at airports like LAX.

Despite delay, Calif. lawmakers vow to fight Senate health bill

All five L.A. County supervisors criticized the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, along with both U.S. Senators and Gov. Jerry Brown. After hearing that the Senate will delay its vote on the bill, they vowed to continue their efforts to defeat the legislation. 




111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made that option legal. Eighty-seven percent of those who died were 60 years old or older, and the majority had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

SoCal, What's Good?

Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

What it is:
If the success of numerous superhero blockbusters is any indication, this could very well be the golden age for Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in West Hollywood. The shop has an incredible variety of comic books, graphic novels, zines, toys, figurines and gifts for the nerd you love.
Why it's cool:
Unlike some specialty shops, Meltdown has a legacy of meeting customers where they are. In other words, even someone looking to buy their first comic is welcome.
You should know:
In addition to the selection of comics and collectibles, Meltdown hosts a variety of live events (screenings, stand-up, podcast tapings, talks, etc.) almost every day of the week. Check their site to find one that suits you.