Election holds future of young, undocumented immigrants in the balance
SAN DIEGO — Among the many policies that will be on the ballot Nov. 3 is what will happen to the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.The Trump administration has tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which began under the Obama administration. For the past four years, Trump officials have argued that the program is illegal and should be stopped.DACA has so far survived only through court intervention. Even after the Supreme Court issued a decision in June that it should be fully restored because it wa...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tom Krasovic: Padres can learn from Fried's success, Braves' miscues vs. Dodgers
The Padres posting their first winning season in 10 years — and the plausible scenario that A.J. Preller’s program should contend for a spot in the next few World Series tournaments — has made October baseball more interesting even since the team’s loss to the Dodgers in the NL Divisional Series.For example, what can the Padres learn from the recent League Championship Series in which the Braves pushed the Dodgers to a seventh game?Viewing the World Series through a Padres lens is worthwhile, too.Several Dodgers stars are in their 20s, so the Padres have to figure out what it takes to overcome...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
'Over The Moon' star, director thrilled to make major Netflix movie based on Chinese legend
The chance to star in a major movie based on a Chinese legend like Netflix’s “Over The Moon” left actress Cathy Ang, well, over the moon.The animated film sees Ang voice a young girl named Fei Fei who builds a rocket ship to travel to space and meet the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e.Ang, who has Chinese Filipina heritage, remembers learning about Chang’e as a kid growing up in Cupertino, California, and is thrilled to introduce a new twist on the story to a large audience.“I was just very excited to be able to share such a part of my heritage and tradition through a mainstream media platform,”...
New York Daily News
Two congresswomen created social media buzz when they played 'Among Us' on Twitch
In one of the more fascinating moments in gaming, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were trying to find murderous imposters on a spaceship. They weren’t alone. The two congresswomen were joined by popular streamers such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo and Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker as they all played hit social deduction game “Among Us” on Twitch. For the uninitiated, think of it as a murder-mystery dinner party played on computers and without four-course meal.The experience was surreal to say the least as the lawmakers took to Twitch in order to encourag...
The Mercury News
Florida regulators to seek more details about injuries suffered on theme park rides
ORLANDO, Fla. — The public often doesn’t know what happens when someone is hurt at a theme park, in a system where parks self-report visitors’ health problems to the state.State regulators plan to talk with Florida’s biggest theme parks about making their visitor injury reports more accurate after an Orlando Sentinel investigation revealed that Universal Orlando had disclosed a tourist’s broken neck as “numbness” and a child’s broken foot and leg bones as “foot pain.”“It’s not giving a true picture of what’s happening at the theme parks. That has to change,” said state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Or...
Californians Asked to Pony Up for Stem Cell Research — Again
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an election year dominated by a chaotic presidential race and splashy statewide ballot initiative campaigns, Californians are being asked to weigh in on the value of stem cell research — again.Proposition 14 would authorize the state to borrow $5.5 billion to keep financing the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), currently the second-largest funder of stem cell research in the world. Factoring in interest payments, the measure could cost the state roughly $7.8 billion over about 30 years, according to an estimate from the nonpartisan state Legislative...
Kaiser Health News
Newest Raider Irving looks to shake off the rust and redeem himself following suspension
The Raiders got their first look at defensive end David Irving in an actual practice Wednesday and coach Jon Gruden wasn’t inclined to make any predictions about a future role on the 53-man roster.A 6-foot-7, 290-pound edge player, Irving was signed Tuesday to the Raiders’ practice squad just two days after being reinstated by the NFL for being in violation of the league’s policy on substances of abuse.Irving last played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, when he went on indefinite suspension after two games. Irving later said his suspension was for marijuana use and he was critical of the league...
The Mercury News
Seattle Kraken makes several hires, including longtime NHL vet Gary Roberts
Onetime NHL power forward Gary Roberts had a choice to make back in 1996 when a serious neck injury threatened to force him into early retirement at age 30.The longtime, rugged Calgary Flames winger, contemplating a return to play, realized the golf games he’d been enjoying would soon be a permanent fixture in his life unless he got more serious about nutrition and overall fitness. That he did, parlaying an overhauled lifestyle into a dozen more NHL seasons, then an off-ice career as a Toronto-based high performance coach for several NHL, minor professional and amateur stars.Roberts now brings...
The Seattle Times
Commentary: US complicity in Mexican crimes: Who were Cienfuegos' allies and accessories in American government?
Mexico’s former defense minister, Salvador Cienfuegos, was arrested on Thursday in Los Angeles and will arrive soon in New York to face conspiracy, organized crime and money laundering charges at the same courthouse which has already convicted Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman and where former Mexican police chief Genaro Garcia Luna also stands trial.The symbolism is powerful. The DEA, the U.S. Department of Justice and the American judiciary apparently have embarked on a fearless crusade against the most vicious international drug traffickers and their powerful accomplices in the Mexican government. ...
New York Daily News
Brie and Nikki Bella moving to Napa Valley
Brie and Nikki Bella are both moving to Napa Valley.The siblings are set to move with their families to the Californian county from their homes in Phoenix, Arizona.Brie confirmed the news after rumours swirled when fans spotted their houses were up for sale.Brie shared they majorly downsized as they wanted to be more simple.Whilst Nikki added on the Bellas Podcast that Brie’s family, the Danielsons, rubbed off on her and Artem Chigvenstev in COVID and the pandemic has taught her to simplify her life in all areas.