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County officials report first death caused by vaping

LOS ANGELES — County public health officials announced Sept. 6 the county’s first known death of a person stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping — the fourth such death nationwide. Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer, said the patient was an “older adult who had chronic underlying health conditions,” but vaping is Read More…

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Jackie Wilson honored with star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sept. 4. Motown founder Berry Gordy, legendary singer Smokey Robinson and Marshall Thompson, a member of the R&B/soul vocal quartet “The Chi-Lites,” were among Read More…

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Advocates collect signatures for rent control measure

LOS ANGELES — Rent control advocates have collected more than 325,000 signatures in just two months for the Rental Affordability Act, a proposed statewide ballot measure that will allow local communities to expand rent control in California.  The total number collected so far by the organizations leading the effort, Housing Is a Human Right and AIDS Read More…