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Yep, California Really is Getting Hotter and Drier, LAUSD Drops Extended School Year, OTL: Harrassment Allegations at ICM




Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015.  A New Report from NOAA shows that the climate is getting drier and hotter.         AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. A New Report from NOAA shows that the climate is getting drier and hotter. AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Yep, California Really is Getting Hotter and Drier

Every ten years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, averages climate data from the past three decades to get an idea of where the country is weather-wise. And the latest figures show that California's is ALREADY getting warmer and drier.

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LAUSD Drops Extended School Year

For much of the last year, Governor Gavin Newsom has been encouraging California schools to extend their school years — and add instructional days to their calendars — to make up for lost classroom time during the pandemic. To that end, state lawmakers recently approved more than 6-billion in reopening aid … and gave schools the option to spend it on longer school days OR years. But in the L.A. Unified School District … the governor's idea has been a tough sell — and this week, the school board decided to approve a normal calendar without an extension. 

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Food Insecurity and The Military 

Even before the pandemic, there was evidence that hunger was a problem for some in the military. There was a 2019 survey by the Military Family Advisory Network that found one in six families in Virginia struggled to get enough to eat... while another Pentagon Study found that a third of students in its schools were eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. And now, during the pandemic, because some military spouses lost their jobs or had their hours cut...more pressure has been put on household budgets...requiring more families to rely on food banks and emergency aid to get by. From San Antonio, Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project, a collaboration of public radio stations, including KPCC.

OTL: Holly Talents Agency ICM Accused of Hostile Work Environment 

When it comes to Hollywood, change tends to come slowly, and when it comes to harassment maybe not at all. Plus it used to be the most color you’d see in a superhero movie was in the costumes and capes...now it’s in the casts.

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