Get your #FluShot! L.A. County Sees Jump in Flu Activity, With 70+ Deaths Reported Statewide — KTLA

Los Angeles County health officials are seeing an increase in influenza activity, with at least 70 flu-related deaths reported in the state so far this season. In an advisory on Friday, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said that it’s not too late to get a flu shot for the season…

via L.A. County Sees Jump in Flu Activity, With at Least 70 Deaths Reported Statewide — KTLA

11,000-gallon sewage spill closes #LongBeach waters to swimmers — Orange County Register

LONG BEACH — All ocean areas in Long Beach were off-limits to swimmers and surfers Monday due to a sewage spill that contaminated the water.

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Officials Propose Adding California Butterfly to List of Threatened Species — KTLA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species. The agency wants the Hermes copper butterfly added to the list in recognition of threats it faces in its home region of San Diego County, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Officials also proposed designating over 35,000 acres…

via Officials Propose Adding California Butterfly to List of Threatened Species — KTLA

#ElizabethWurtzel, Author of Prozac Nation and Influential Gen X Voice, Dies at 52 — TIME

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the best-selling author of several books including the 1994 memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, has died. She was 52. In 2015, the author announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer after learning she had the BRCA gene mutation. According to the Washington Post, Wurtzel’s death was due to complications…

via Elizabeth Wurtzel, Author of Prozac Nation and Influential Gen X Voice, Dies at 52 — TIME

5 big events coming to the Queen Mary in 2020 beyond music festivals — Orange County Register

In the past couple of years the Queen Mary has become quite a busy music festival venue thanks to various events organized by Goldenvoice, the music giant that has brought multi-act concerts like Once Upon a Time in the LBC and One Love Cali Reggae Fest to the ship’s adjacent events park…

via 5 big events coming to the Queen Mary in 2020 beyond music festivals — Orange County Register

Greyhound is giving free tickets to runaways who want to return home — fox5sandiego.com

DALLAS — For over a decade, Greyhound Lines has partnered with the National Runaway Safeline — an organization that seeks to keep runaway and homeless youth safe — to reunite young people with their families and guardians. Since 1995, the Home Free program has helped over 16,000 families by providing free bus tickets, the National Runaway Safeline says…

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Woman, Daughter Admit to Stealing Man’s Dog in Long Beach, Ordered to Take Animal Cruelty Course — KTLA

A woman and her daughter pleaded no contest to stealing a 72-year-old man’s dog in Long Beach earlier this year, officials announced Friday. Patricia Juarez, 50 and Erika Juarez Trujillo, 24, pleaded to one misdemeanor count each of petty theft in connection to the April 5 incident. The women were sentenced to three years probation,…

via Woman, Daughter Admit to Stealing Man’s Dog in Long Beach, Ordered to Take Animal Cruelty Course — KTLA