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Joe Biden Chooses Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate, COVID-19 Ratings for Restaurants, COVID-19 Study on Face Masks




California's new U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during her election night watch party at The Exchange LA on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Harris defeated opponent Rep. Loretta Sanchez during Tuesday's election.
California's new U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during her election night watch party at The Exchange LA on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016. Harris defeated opponent Rep. Loretta Sanchez during Tuesday's election.
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Joe Biden Chooses Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate 

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to be his running mate - making her the first Black woman to be on a major presidential ticket.

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Charter Schools 

Los Angeles is home to more charter schools than any other city in the nation. An estimated 118,000 children attend charters in L.A. — Charter schools in Los Angeles are complaining that local officials’ plans to implement a new law, part of Assembly Bill 1505, could put their schools at risk.

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COVID-19 Ratings 

Restaurant critics are known to rate the quality and taste of food, among other criteria... but a restaurant critic in Orange County has launched a new system that rates restaurants by how well they comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

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PAC-12

Today, the Pac-12 Conference postponed all fall sports including football with the hope of playing in the spring.That means, for now, schools like USC and UCLA will not be able to renew their sports rivalries.

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Ben Drati

Educators have a lot on their plate as they start the new year. Both in how they'll teach and in what they'll prioritize while teaching. Following this summer of protests calling out systemic racism one superintendent of a local school district issued a commitment to anti-racism. Dr. Ben Drati is the Superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District where the student population is over 10,000 students...Dr. Drati grew up in Pasadena after his family immigrated here from Uganda. And he was moved to make a statement on how he'd lead the District to integrate anti-racism into the curriculum following the death of George Floyd.