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Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk

By Suzanne Sproul|

See scary ‘American Horror Story’ costumes and artifacts up close at the Paley

In May, FX’s “American Horror Story” producer, director and writer Ryan Murphy teased that season seven will be about the recent presidential election, as well as include deep...

By Michelle Mills|

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  • Food safety

    Woman finds frog in salad at BJ’s restaurant in West Covina

    Shawna Cepeda was enjoying dinner at the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina last week when she saw something funny looking in her salad. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, ‘this doesn’t look right,’ so I passed it to my husband,” Cepeda, 40, said. “I asked, ‘Is that a piece of lettuce?’ Then he looked and my daughter looked at it and he was like, ‘it’s a frickin’...

  • Entertainment

    Cajun specialties cooked up as you watch at Ritter’s in Alhambra

    There are lots of tables at the newly opened Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking in Alhambra, which is notable first of all for not being an Asian restaurant of any sort, in one of our liveliest Asian food enclaves. I’m sure you can have a perfectly enjoyable meal sitting at the tables with friends and family. But for my money, the place to sit is at the counter, where a chef who never stops moving (you burn calories just watching!) cooks the dishes in a long row of...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Health care policy

    Poll: Californians fear losing insurance if AHCA passes

    More than half of Californians worry that they or a family member could lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Berkeley IGS Poll also found most respondents saying that Medi-Cal, a federal/state health insurance program for the poor, is important to them or their families. Nine in 10 of those polled said Medi-Cal is important to the state overall. “At a time when our society is so...

    Jeff Horseman
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  • Family medicine

    West Covina hospital welcomes first-ever class of medical residents

    WEST COVINA >> One by one, 10 men and women with long white doctors’ coats draped over their arms approached a podium in the Oakwood Room at Citrus Valley Health Partners’ Queen of the Valley Hospital Monday to don the symbolic garment for the first time. Not only did the ceremony mark the recent medical school graduates’ first time wearing their long coats — rather than the short coat worn by medical students — the event was also the first...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • State governments

    $20 million in emergency funds on the way to California clinics that help poor

    California State Treasurer John Chiang plans Monday to announce grants totaling $20 million for community clinics that serve low-income and vulnerable Californians. Chiang’s office called the grants an “emergency” response to possible cuts in federal health care spending being contemplated in Washington. The money is earmarked for any small or rural nonprofit clinic that would be at risk of reducing services or closing its doors altogether in the event of...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

  • Health

    Survey: Minorities get abundance of less-than-stellar care

    Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services. The study, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, examined 11 medical services identified as “low value” by the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative. That program pinpoints unnecessary, overused medical...

    By Michelle Andrews California Healthline|

  • Wildlife

    LA park rangers warn visitors: Stop feeding the coyotes!

    When Jose Rodriguez came to Griffith Park last week to enjoy an afternoon with his family, he said he knew better than to feed coyotes who roam the area. “They’re wild animals, at the end of the day. I would stay away from them,” said Rodriguez, 28, of Silver Lake. But Los Angeles park rangers say other park patrons aren’t acting so wisely, sharing food with coyotes, sometimes out of sympathy. “It’s a human reflex for us to see a...

    Matthew Carey
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  • Spelling bees

    Father’s Day: These spelling bee helpers love being D-A-D-S

    Torrance dad David Lau has at least two things in common with Happy Randhawa out in Corona and Yusheng Chen in Chino Hills. All three are devoted to their children’s education. And, boy, can their kids spell. Their commitment has helped their children excel in school and taken the dads on trips — sometimes more than once — to the nation’s capital as their kids battle it out against the country’s top spellers. But it’s the time spent...

    Stephen Wall
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  • Parenting

    Parents, remember to thank your school principals

    Dear Mr. Carroll, if you receive more ties this Father’s Day, you won’t have to sacrifice them in the name of education come Catholic Schools Week. Students loved paying for the privilege of cutting your tie, and we parents admired your courage in letting gleeful 5-year-olds come at you with scissors. Everyone loved chasing you down the field with water balloons, or getting their hair ruffled by you, exchanging fist bumps or being teased about one thing or another...

    By Anissa Rivera|

  • LA County Fair

    LA County Fair is hiring 1,200 people, how to be one of them

    POMONA >> The L.A. County Fair is coming and with it its bringing more than 1,000 jobs. Fairplex in Pomona is hosting a job fair Tuesday, June 27 to fill 1,200 seasonal positions at this year’s fair. “We actually get people of all ages (over 18), so we see a very diverse workforce,” said Renee Hernandez, Fairplex spokeswoman. “Most...

    Neil Nisperos
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