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Los Angeles Mobilizes National Guard to Quell Violence, Looting

Los Angeles Mobilizes National Guard to Quell Violence, Looting

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN   Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called on the California National Guard to patrol the streets of the nation’s second largest city on May 31 as protests intensified across the United States in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. After Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles county, the […]

Trump Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Domestic Seafood Industry

Trump Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Domestic Seafood Industry

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN   President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at strengthening the domestic seafood industry by streamlining the approval of aquaculture sites and federal review, as the global food supply chain becomes strained amid the CCP virus pandemic. The president in his executive order said he hopes to strengthen the American economy, improve the competitiveness of American […]

Meat Shortage to End Within 10 Days: Agriculture Secretary

Meat Shortage to End Within 10 Days: Agriculture Secretary

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN   Meat shortages in the United States could end within 10 days as meat plants start to reopen, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on May 6. “I think we’ve turned the corner,” Perdue said on Wednesday during a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump. A number of major supermarket chains in […]

California’s New CCP Virus ‘Health Corps’ Receives 25,000 Applications Within 24 Hours

California’s New CCP Virus ‘Health Corps’ Receives 25,000 Applications Within 24 Hours

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN More than 25,000 licensed health care workers have applied for a “Health Corps” initiative launched by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, as the state battles the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom called for the help of medical professionals, saying the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19—the disease caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, commonly […]

Student Launches Grocery Delivery Service for the Elderly Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Student Launches Grocery Delivery Service for the Elderly Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN A pre-med student in Las Vegas has designed a program to arrange the delivery of supplies and groceries for elderly and vulnerable individuals amid the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak in the United States. The community program, named “Shopping Angels,” was set up by 20-year-old University of Nevada student Jayde Powell last week. It aims […]

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Northern California

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Northern California

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on the evening of March 8, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. At least 2,600 people said they felt the earthquake that struck 86 kilometers (53 miles) west of Petrolia, California, at at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, according to the USGS website. The earthquake had a depth of […]

Trump Administration to Shift 500 ICE Agents to Assist Sanctuary City Arrests

Trump Administration to Shift 500 ICE Agents to Assist Sanctuary City Arrests

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is intensifying its operations in 10 sanctuary cities, deploying approximately 500 special agents to increase surveillance around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants. ICE has started its 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations as part of its enhanced arrest campaign. It has requested the transfer of hundreds of special […]

Quarantined California Firefighters to Return Home After Patient Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Quarantined California Firefighters to Return Home After Patient Tests Negative For Coronavirus

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN A group of California firefighters with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) are going home from quarantine after the symptomatic person they were in contact with tested negative for the novel coronavirus. The four Irvine firefighters from Fire Station No. 20, at 7050 Corsair, were “isolated out of an abundance of caution” on March 2. The […]

AccuWeather Predicts a Late Start to Spring

AccuWeather Predicts a Late Start to Spring

BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN Many parts of the United States could see a delayed start to spring this year, with a prolonged winter season forecast in some areas, and others seemingly skipping ahead to summer weather, meteorologists have said. In an AccuWeather report on Feb. 6, forecasters said they are predicting seasonable winter weather in most places across the […]

More Than 100 US Firefighters Gave up Holidays at Home to Tackle Australian Bushfires

More Than 100 US Firefighters Gave up Holidays at Home to Tackle Australian Bushfires

  BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN The United States has so far dispatched some 100 firefighters who gave up their holidays at home to help combat blazes in Australia as its most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) declared a third state of emergency of the bushfire season. Ahead of re-elevated fire risk over the weekend, the National Interagency Fire […]

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