Los nacimientos en EE.UU. cayeron durante la pandemia, según datos de los CDC

olivertapia (CNN) — El número de nacimientos en Estados Unidos se redujo en un 4% el año pasado, en gran parte probablemente debido a la pandemia, según un nuevo informe de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de EE.UU. (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). Es «la mayor disminución anual en el número de nacimientos desde 1973», escribieron los investigadores de los CDC en su informe. Los nacimientos ya habían disminuido aproximadamente un 2% al año, pero 2020 trajo una disminución mayor, informó el Centro Nacional de Estadísticas de Salud de los CDC. Covid-19 causa aumento global de problemas en embarazos 0:38 Los investigadores de los CDC contaron 3,6 millones de nacimientos en 2020, según datos provisionales. Eso es una disminución de aproximadamente 3,75 millones de nacimientos en 2019 y 3,8 millones de nacimientos en 2018. En la primera mitad de 2020, los nacimientos disminuyeron un 2% y la cantidad de nacimientos disminuyó aún más en la segunda mitad de 2020, con una reducción de los nacimientos del 4% en julio, 7% en agosto, 4% en septiembre, 6% en octubre y…

Couple fined $350 for car they sold 5 years ago

By Kurtis Ming Click here for updates on this story     LINCOLN (KOVR) — A Lincoln couple says Sacramento County just fined them for a car they sold five years ago. The $350.08 fine for vehicle abandonment threatened to garnish Tina Greenwood’s husband’s wages or levy his bank account if they don’t pay. “We’re not going to pay $350 for something we’re not responsible for,” Greenwood said. The letter the Greenwoods received stated “The DMV identified you as the registered owner,” but the DMV told us that isn’t current information. We reached out to the county asking what records they used. They didn’t directly answer, but said, “After further research and communication with DMV, we have been unable to determine who was the registered owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation. Therefore, we will be closing the file.” We previously exposed how some agencies accessing DMV records sometimes only pull up partial records, leading to former owners getting hit with fines and penalties. It’s unclear if that’s what happened here, but owners should always remember to file a release of liability when selling…

Apartment company looking to fill jobs throughout Southern California

Advanced Management Co., an Irvine-based business that owns 53 apartment complexes throughout Southern California, is looking to hire. The company has 45 openings for a variety of positions, including sales trainer and performance manager, construction superintendent, energy and utility specialist, director,  leasing consultant, service technician, groundskeeper and construction worker. A living room in Advanced Management Co.’s Artists Village complex in Santa Ana is seen here. (Photo courtesy of Advanced Management) “We’re aware that many people lost their jobs during the pandemic, so we wanted to help them be aware of these opportunities,” company spokeswoman Sarah Romney said. The privately owned company employs more than 400 employees and its footprint covers Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as the Inland Empire. Apartment communities range from 50 to 800 units. The apartment complexes can be found in Santa Ana, Fullerton, Anaheim, Riverside, La Habra, Azusa, Montebello, Chino Hills, Montclair and Ontario, among other locations. Romney said the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on operations at the company’s properties. “We increased the cleanliness to makes sure everything was clean,” she said. “And all of our activities were…

Riverside City Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia censured for ethics violations

Riverside leaders decided late Tuesday, June 22, to publicly censure City Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia for a pair of ethics-violation findings. The Riverside City Council voted 6-0 to censure her, while deciding against other sanctions. “It’s basically a statement from the council that, ‘What you did was wrong,’” said Brandon Mercer, senior deputy city attorney. Plascencia was asked to leave the council meeting room and did not participate in the discussion. She could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, June 23. The findings stem from actions involving Sean Mill, Plascencia’s opponent in her successful 2019 run for the city’s Ward 5 seat. In December, the City Council adopted a Board of Ethics finding that Plascencia, shortly after taking office, tried to use her council position for personal gain in requesting Mill be removed from the Arlington Business Partnership. The board also found, and the council confirmed, that Plascencia — Riverside’s first Latina council member — discriminated against Mill, who is White, when she attempted to remove him from the Riverside Planning Commission before his term was up. During a January 2020 meeting, Plascencia said Mill…

Deadly water tank explosion caught on astonishing video in Central Valley

A water tank exploded in a Central Valley community, lifting 70 feet into the air, killing a man and prompting a state of emergency in the city of Lemoore this week. The incident was captured on astonishing surveillance video. When the 1.5 million-gallon city water tank ruptured Monday afternoon, the massive container flew into the air, then crumpled on impact, authorities said. City officials released new footage Tuesday night that captured the moment the tank exploded, hurting a city employee and killing a contactor. “As a contractor started to weld, an explosion ensued. The tank separated from the ground, lifted approximately 70 feet vertically before a tsunami occurred, causing major damage to well site 7,” Lemoore City Manager Nathan Olson said. The contractor who was killed has been identified as 41-year-old Dion Jones, who was married with three children. He’d worked for contractor Filanc for 16 years as a union carpenter, Olson said. A GoFundMe account was set up for his family, the Fresno Bee reported. The injured city employee is out of the hospital and is resting with family. Until the site is fixed,…

Las Vegas dad dies after being stabbed over 70 times; teen daughter, her boyfriend indicted

A Las Vegas father who authorities say was killed at the hands of his teenage daughter and her boyfriend was stabbed more than 70 times, according to an autopsy report. The Clark County coroner’s office autopsy, which was made available this week, details numerous wounds inflicted on the body of Daniel Halseth. The body of Halseth, 45, was found April 9 in his garage. The autopsy documents 70 “sharp force injuries” on him. Most of them were on his head, neck and torso. His entire body had also been burned. Investigators say Halseth’s 16-year-old daughter and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, conspired to kill him because he wouldn’t let them date. Both teens have since been indicted on several charges including murder. They are being held with no bail, online court records show. They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Attorneys for both were not immediately available to comment Wednesday. Halseth is the ex-husband of former Nevada state senator Elizabeth Halseth.

Mountain lion released back into O.C. wilderness after 4 months in rehabilitation

A mountain lion who spent four months in rehabilitation was released back into the wild Monday in Rancho Santa Margarita. The 6-month-old cub and her sister arrived at the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center after their mother was hit by a car, leaving them orphaned near the Tijeras Creek Golf Course in Orange County, the Humane Society said in a news release Wednesday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife determined that the cubs could not fend for themselves in Rancho Santa Margarita, which is what prompted them to request assistance. The first cub arrived at the Ramona Wildlife Center on Feb. 11, and her sister was transferred from Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital on May 1 after surgery. The second cub had a left forearm fracture and needed surgical repair. She remains in the care of the Ramona Wildlife Center, where she is recovering. The two mountain lions were housed in large compounds at the wildlife center, and human interaction was limited only to necessary veterinary exams and medical care in order to prevent imprinting, the Humane Society said. Video released by…

Man in custody after fatal stabbing on DTLA Metro platform

A suspect is in custody after a 41-year-old man was fatally stabbed on a Metro platform Tuesday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, police said. The stabbing occurred around 4:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Flower Street, where the Expo Line stops at Pico Station. Officer Lizeth Lomeli of the Los Angeles Police Department said two men were arguing when one of them “produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.” The suspect, described as a 32-year-old man, then boarded a train. He was taken into custody at Jefferson/USC Station, Lomeli said. Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Financial Responsibility: How And When To Teach Your Kids About Money Issues

FIRST PARENT BANK, PA (KDKA) — Among the many lessons of the pandemic is the lack of a guarantee that a paycheck will always be there. With so many young people coming out of college or on summer break going into the job market, financial experts say now is the time to drill down on critical issues of money. It’s not an easy conversation but Certified Financial Planner and the Finance Expert for Tally says start early, “Your kids are never too young to start learning about financial responsibility. So, that is whatever works for your family, but the younger the better.” From the first allowance, Rebell says the lessons should begin and accelerate in the teen years. “I believe that’s about 16 because that’s the age when most kids often have their first job, they often have a driver’s license which allows them not only to get to that job but also to have responsibility for something pretty expensive, maybe if they have a job, they want to chip in on that car the insurance that kind of thing that can be an opening…

Hollywood Bowl To Give Away Concert Tickets At Its COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The Hollywood Bowl is giving out free concert tickets to the first 400 people to get vaccinated at its pop-up COVID clinic. The free vaccines will be available on Sunday, June 27 and Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl to all who are eligible. The first 400 individuals vaccinated will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to a 2021 concert. The voucher may be redeemed for the concert tickets that same day at the Box Office on site. A selection of concert dates and performances will be available. Those vaccinated after the first 400 and people who are already vaccinated will be entered into a random drawing for 100 pairs of tickets to a 2021 concert. Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available. People can either walk up or schedule an appointment ahead of time. Parking for the clinic is free and people should enter the main entrance of the Hollywood Bowl, off Highland Avenue. For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here

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