California Considers Mandatory Student Vaccines and More Bills

You may have noticed a flurry of news articles in recent weeks about laws being proposed in California that would address everything from weed convictions to the hunting of feral pigs. The state legislative session kicked off on Jan. 3 and legislators have until Feb. 18 to introduce everything they hope to get passed this … Read more

Mapping a Bold Vision for the California African American Museum

LOS ANGELES – Cameron Shaw has had from an early age a knack for creating her own opportunities. Home from college the summer of 2002, she visited the offices of the Peter Norton Family Foundation in Santa Monica, was impressed by the very-contemporary art covering every wall, and asked if she could work there. The … Read more

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At Winter Games, a Hard-Bitten Chinese Coal Town Hunts for Gold

BEIJING – When Fan Kexin tensed in readiness before a women’s 500-meter speedskating race at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, a small coal-mining city 860 miles away in China’s northeast held its breath. The city, Qitaihe, has endured mine disasters, industrial closures and an exodus of young people. Yet it has also emerged as a … Read more

Jessie Diggins wins Olympic bronze in cross-country skiing, Team USA’s first ever sprint medal in the sport

Team USA’s Jessie Diggins has won an Olympic bronze in cross-country skiing on Tuesday, the first-ever sprint medal for Americans in the sport. Diggins finished the race with a time of 3:12:84 and secured third, beating out teammate Rosie Brennan at the National Cross-Country Skiing Center in Zhangjiakou, China. Sweden’s Jonna Sundling and Maja Dahlqvist … Read more

Oscars 2022 Nominations: The Complete List

With two Academy Award bellwethers either postponed (as was the case with the Critics’ Choice Awards) or diminished (the Golden Globes happened in January but were tweeted, not televised), nominations for this year’s Oscars are set to arrive to an unusually open field . The 94th Academy Awards will recognize movies released between March 1 … Read more

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Formula One drivers to stop taking the knee pre-race

Formula One will no longer set time aside for drivers to take the knee ahead of races as it looks to introduce more concrete actions to combat racism, Chief Executive Stefano Domenicali told Sky Sports on Tuesday. Formula One launched its “We Race As One” diversity, inclusion and sustainability platform in 2020, which included a … Read more

Peloton co-founder John Foley steps down as CEO

Peloton is overhauling its leadership and slashing jobs amid reports that it is the focus of potential takeover bids. The connected fitness company announced Tuesday that Peloton co-founder John Foley is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced at the helm by former Spotify executive Barry McCarthy. Foley will become executive chair. Moving to … Read more