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The false promise of UBI proposals

The newest thing in government programs is the “universal basic income,” described by advocates as unconditional cash payments to fight poverty and help lower-income residents thrive. A problem that immediately becomes apparent is the one identified by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. You eventually run out…

California shouldn’t scrap ‘safeguards’ in End of Life Options Act

Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End of Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015. The bill received opposition from both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and state senators but was passed, many feel inappro…

Court-packing is a bad idea whose time should never come

Packing the Supreme Court has quickly moved to the political front burner. But the only urgency seems to be creating a court majority that would rubber stamp whatever Democrats want to do with federal power, which was rejected when FDR tried it, despite a more than three-quarter Democrat majority. Adding justices is…

Clippers find plenty in reserve to beat Grizzlies

Clippers center Ivica Zubac battles for the ball against the Grizzlies’ Xavier Tillman during the second half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Grayson Allen #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the basket against Marcus Morris Sr. #8…

Chatsworth baseball off to hot start under new coach Marcus Alvarado

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Being a new coach under normal circumstances is hard at any level. Marcus Alvarado started his reign as the baseball coach at Chatsworth High amid a worldwide pandemic. It wasn’t an ideal situation. Alvarado was hired in…

A classic returns: Getty Villa reopens to public

First arriving guests Crista and Ron Laughton, celebrating his birthday, view museum items on opening day. The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. For the first time the important exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins, which was slated to open just days after t…

Clippers center Ivica Zubac’s ‘Iron Man thing’

LOS ANGELES — Let’s test your Clippers trivia: Ivica Zubac leads the NBA in ___. Give up? It’s a relatively important category. Games played! The Clippers’ fifth-year center has played in every game this season, lacing them up for the 61st time Wednesday night against Memphis – a game in which L.A. otherwise was wit…

Baseball roundup: West Ranch, Hart cruise to victory in league play

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. High school baseball scores from Wednesday, April 21. FOOTHILL West Ranch 17, Valencia 3: Logan Mandel had five RBIs for the Wildcats. West Ranch is 10-0. Hart 21, Canyon 0: Junior catcher Matt Quintanar had five hit for the …

Out-of-state fans can attend concerts in California now, state officials say

California health officials gave out-of-state music fans a shot of good news on Wednesday, April 21, announcing that if they are fully vaccinated they now are welcome to attend shows in California. A new revision to state guidelines known as the Blueprint for a Safer Economy “permits fully vaccinated people fr…

Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 439 new cases and 35 new deaths as of April 21

Los Angeles public health officials reported 439 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,229,998 as of Wednesday, April 21. Officials reported 35 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 23,702 deaths since tracking began. There were 19 more hospitalizations reported since Tues…


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