Booming cargo at LA, Long Beach ports hint at holiday bright spot — Orange County Register

For much of the year, the country’s economic outlook has been grim, with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the U.S., taking a major toll on jobs, commerce — and the collective mood. Now, as 2020 prepares to take its final lap, things have brightened a bit, at least for the time being…

Booming cargo at LA, Long Beach ports hint at holiday bright spot after dark year for US economy — Orange County Register

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Open Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival — Variety

Michael B. Jordan’s award-winning films “Just Mercy,” and “Fruitvale Station” will serve as the opening-night screenings for the inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival (SJNFF). Both films will play on Wednesday, Oct. 24…

Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Open Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival — Variety

#BlackPanther mural pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney — Orange County Register

A former Walt Disney Imagineer is paying tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman with a mural of the “Black Panther” star making the Wakanda salute on the side of a Downtown Disney building.

Black Panther mural pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney — Orange County Register

“Unfathomable”: U.S. death toll from #coronavirus hits 200,000 — The Denver Post

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo…

“Unfathomable”: U.S. death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 — The Denver Post

Woman attacks members of California tribe protesting border wall — FOX 5 San Diego

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — An Instagram video posted Saturday shows a woman attacking members of a Native American tribe that for months has been protesting the Trump administration’s border wall on the California-Mexico border. The Kumeyaay tribe, whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border, has filed lawsuits against the White House…

Video shows woman attacking members of California tribe protesting border wall — FOX 5 San Diego

#Zwift, maker of popular indoor training app, just landed whopping $450 million in funding — TechCrunch

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its business. Permira and Specialized Bicycle’s venture capital fund, Zone 5 Ventures, also joined the round…

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR — TechCrunch

400 Years After the Mayflower Set Sail, Exhibit Acknowledges U.K.’s Impact on #NativeAmerican Communities — TIME

On a September day in Plymouth, southwest England, a ship set sail. The day was Sept. 16, 1620, and the vessel was the Mayflower. Its passengers and their voyage would soon secure their place as an indelible part of American history…

400 Years After the Mayflower Set Sail, a New Exhibit Acknowledges the U.K.’s Impact on Native American Communities — TIME

Billie Jean King, Original 9 mark 50 years of women’s pro tennis tour — Orange County Register #LongBeach

NEW YORK (AP) —Long Beach’s Billie Jean King and eight other players signed $1 contracts to launch a new women’s pro tennis circuit 50 years ago. Read more:

Billie Jean King, Original 9 mark 50 years of women’s pro tennis tour — Orange County Register