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The food delivery company Uber Eats is reportedly partnering with Nimble, a growing prescription delivery service in the U.S., in order to bring personal health and wellness items directly to people’s doors in Southern California. It’s reportedly a recent shift to help people during the pandemic and deliver important items contact-free.   The on-demand prescription delivery service is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego via the Uber Eats app. Uber Eats…
Much has been said about how anxiety has been at an all time high for many this past year due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, and how the changes they brought impacted our lives. However, less talked about is the uneasiness experienced by some of our pets. Because when people are stressed out at home, dogs can act out by barking, destroying, and even biting.   About 63 million U.S. households own dogs, according to the…
The San Gabriel Valley man who drove a pick-up truck through a crowd of  Black Lives Matter protesters in Pasadena last year is now reportedly facing nearly three years in federal prison on a slate of conspiracy and illegal weapons charges. The plea deal reportedly means Hung avoids a total potential sentence of 105 years in prison and more than $2 million in fines. He was charged with 11 felonies, which included conspiracy, transporting and…
The family of a Black man who died after officers pinned him to the ground as they tried to arrest him, was reportedly awarded $2.27 million after a jury in California concluded police used unnecessary force during the 2018 confrontation.    The jurors had been reportedly tasked with deciding whether the victim was fighting to breathe during his struggle with police, as his family claimed, or whether he was physically resisting arrest, as the city…
While ride-sharing has been credited with being more environmentally friendly than taxis and private vehicles, a new study reportedly found that the cars driven by contractors from companies like Uber and Lyft actually increase congestion and reduce transit use. Researchers at the Future Urban Mobility (FM) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT, and Tongji University conducted the first-of-its-kind study.   In the U.S., Uber accounts for 69% of…
Despite a historic decrease in traffic throughout Los Angeles and much of California throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this didn’t result in a decrease in traffic violence. For the last year, people continued to be injured and killed in collisions on city streets at a high rate. In fact, the number of people killed in traffic crashes in Los Angeles reportedly remained virtually unchanged in 2020.   Based on preliminary data reported by the Los Angeles…
The Santa Monica City Council reportedly voted 7-0 recently to pilot weekend closures of part of Main Street this upcoming summer, in a move that some have called prioritizing pedestrians over cars. The motion seeks to boost business along the restaurant-filled street. It is now headed to city staffers to sort out the logistics and potential traffic impacts before its final approval.   The Main Street Business Improvement Association and the Ocean Park Association, which…
The California Assembly Transportation Committee reportedly voted 12-2 recently in support of AB 1238. Also known as the “Freedom to Walk Act,” it aims to eliminate jaywalking laws and make it legal for pedestrians to make mid-block crossings and cross against traffic lights when it is safe. The legislation, which was introduced by Phil Ting (D-San Francisco, San Mateo) will head to the floor of the Assembly for final passage before heading to the…
California and Los Angeles County are reportedly now following the new directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which say that fully vaccinated people can gather outdoors or dine at an outdoor restaurant without masks — including when riding bikes.    The CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing that for people fully vaccinated against COVID, “things are much safer for you than those who are not…
The California Assembly reportedly passed AB 122, which would make it legal for bicycle riders to treat stop signs as yield signs. When approaching a stop sign, a cyclist would be required to yield the right of way to any vehicle already in the intersection, but not have to come to a complete stop if no other traffic were present.   A.B. 122 easily passed the Assembly Transportation Committee as well as the Assembly Appropriations…