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9 tips to keep pets safe amid 4th of July fireworks

At least one Temecula resident is happy Pechanga’s fireworks show is on hold this year. Robert Savage, who owns Great Oak Kennels in Temecula and lives near the casino, said his pups fear the fireworks and their thunderous booms. Sa...

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    Reel in a wonderful seafood dining experience at Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster Co.

    Ah! Now this is the life! I’m sitting at one of the outdoor tables at Playa Hermosa, which replaced Killer Shrimp on the ocean end of Pier Avenue on a warm, endlessly sunny Hermosa Beach afternoon. The parade of beach goers, skate boarders, bicyclers, perambulators, even boulevardiers is endless, a California Dream come to life. And look at this! Here comes a tiny taste of food, perhaps one of those — what do they call them? — amuse bouche chefs send out to tempt...

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  • Workplace culture

    Can my employer prohibit me from political activities?

    Q Is it legal for my company to prohibit me from engaging in my choice of politics? — J.D., Lomita A California Labor Code Sections 1101(a) and (b) prohibit an employer from making, adopting or enforcing any rule, regulation or policy that prevents you from engaging or participating in politics, or from seeking public office. Further, California employers are not entitled to control or direct — or take steps that...

    Ron Sokol
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  • Art museums

    6 things to know about ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas’ new LA museum

    In a day that will be long remembered, a museum once far, far away, became part of the Los Angeles universe on Tuesday. Here’s what the city is getting, now that the L.A. City Council has approved “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’

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  • Art museums

    The California African America Museum unveils two new shows about race films of the early 20th century

    The California African American Museum is unveiling a pair of shows that explore a little-known genre of cinema — race films of the silent era. These shows, “Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films,” beginning Wednesday, and “Gary Simmons:...

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  • State governments

    California the over-regulator? Not for addiction treatment

    When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab centers, California channels its inner Texas: few burdens on business and as free-market as possible. That stands in sharp contrast to New York, Massachusetts and a dozen other states, where would-be rehab operators must prove there’s a local demand for their services and obtain a “certificate of need” before snipping opening-day ribbons and scaling those legendary 12 steps. The lack of such a system is a key reason why...

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Marijuana

    Road tripping? Here are rules for traveling with marijuana

    The July 4 weekend will kick off the first summer travel season since California voted to join seven other states in legalizing marijuana for all adults. What’s more, there are now 30 states where medical marijuana is allowed, with a couple more close to coming on board. So, as vacationers prepare to hit the road, many have a simple question: How can we legally mix travel and weed? “We have been getting lots of calls about this issue recently,” said Nico...

    By Brooke Staggs bstaggs@scng.com @JournoBrooke on Twitter|

  • Women's health

    Asian-American women can face delays after worrisome mammograms

    Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be safe, let’s go to the hospital and get it checked one more time,”’ said Tran, 72, speaking in Vietnamese. A biopsy revealed that Tran had breast cancer. Doctors detected it early, and it was still a small tumor, Tran recounted. Throughout her treatment, Tran said, her...

    By Ngoc Nguyen California Healthline|

  • Gardening

    My Turn: Fleeting beauty of night-blooming cereus worth the wait

    My mother has always been an avid gardener and plant lover. She tours gardens while on vacation — perhaps a tropical botanic garden in Hawaii or the formal gardens of stately homes in England. She also visits many local public gardens, especially the large and encyclopedic plant collection at South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and grows potted plants on the deck of our condo. So when a neighbor offered to give us a night-blooming cereus, of course we...

    By James Fujita|

  • Health

    Clinic error leaves pregnant woman in the dark about Zika risk

    Hospital officials have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects. Andrea Pardo, 33, of Issaquah, Wash., was tested for the virus in October, after becoming pregnant while living in Mexico. The results were ready by December, but Pardo wasn’t notified until April — 37 weeks into her pregnancy, just before she delivered her daughter, Noemi. So far, the baby...

    By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News|

  • Recreation accidents

    Crowd catches teen falling from New York park ride; no serious injury

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. >> A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch her before she hit the ground. The unidentified 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. The accident happened Saturday night...

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