White customer berates Black Starbucks barista over face mask in viral video
SANTEE, Calif. — A San Diego-area Starbucks customer who is White loudly berated a barista and shouted an obscenity Sunday after the barista, who is Black, asked her to wear her mask on her face. The encounter went viral on social media Monday and is on the barista’s GoFundMe page.In the video the barista, Alex Beckom, 19, is serving a female customer who had a Trump 2020 mask on her chin but not on her face. The video shows the woman, who is unidentified, saying to Beckom that the barista is discriminating against her “because I’m a Trump supporter.”“F--- Black Lives Matter,” the woman says.T...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sid Hartman and Bud Grant made the unlikeliest of best friends
In a column Sid Hartman published in the Star Tribune in March of this year, celebrating his 100th birthday, the legendary sports columnist who died Sunday wrote that, “During my career, I have traveled everywhere as a reporter …”Well, not everywhere.“Sid wouldn’t fly over water,” retired Vikings coach Bud Grant said Sunday a short while after learning that Hartman, his longtime friend, had died.“When I decide to retire in 1983,” Grant said, “the first person I wanted to tell was Sid. I didn’t owe it to him as a reporter. But he was my best friend. So I told him I had something to tell him and...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Will Bunch: The chilling part about 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'? It's all happening again in 2020
There’s a shocking real-life plot twist in the middle of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — Aaron Sorkin’s occasionally flawed but mostly compelling and timely new film that washed across an entertainment-starved nation over the weekend — that I imagine sent a lot of Netflix addicts from Gen Z racing to their Google machine.One minute the charismatic young Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a presence in the late-1969 trial as a daily adviser to his fellow Panther and defendant, Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). The next minute Hampton is disappeared — ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Disney Cruise Line delays Disney Wish to summer 2022, announces return to Hawaii
ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney Cruise Line has released its itineraries for spring 2022 including a planned return to Hawaii, and original plans to debut its newest vessel Disney Wish from Port Canaveral in January have now been pushed to summer.The line’s fifth vessel, and first of three to be added to the fleet, has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany, the line stated last week.So the first half of 2020 will see the line focusing on its first four ships, with Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy remaining the workhorses from Port Canaveral, and Di...
Badfinger's Joey Molland makes a solo album with a little help from his Beatle-y friends
MINNEAPOLIS — Julian Lennon, son of John, sang background vocals. Steve Holley, formerly of Paul McCartney’s Wings, played drums. Micky Dolenz, formerly of the Prefab Four (aka the Monkees), added vocal harmonies. Mark Hudson, who produced nine albums for Ringo Starr, helmed the project.No wonder Joey Molland’s just-released “Be True to Yourself” sounds like the most Beatlicious album of the year.“I wasn’t expecting to make a record,” said singer-guitarist Molland, a true Liverpudlian rock star who has lived in the Twin Cities for more than 35 years. “I am getting old. I’m 73. I can make recor...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Emissions exposure may increase COVID-19 mortality
Car pollution is making the pandemic worse.For years, the effort to reduce transportation emissions has largely centered on fighting climate change. But some advocates say the pandemic underscores the need to focus on human health as well. The worst effects of air pollution are being borne by low-income communities and people of color — the same groups that have suffered disproportionately during the pandemic.Researchers say they’re seeing indications that the pollutants spewed out of tailpipes are making the people who breathe them at high levels more likely to die from COVID-19. Much of the ...
Sofia Richie finds love after Scott Disick split
Sofia Richie is reportedly romancing Matthew Morton following her split from Scott Disick.The model was spotted on a dinner date in Malibu with Matthew over the weekend, sparking speculation she has officially moved on from her previous relationship with reality star Scott, after their split two months ago.An insider told Us Weekly magazine: “They’re trying not to make a big deal about their relationship or about how serious it is. But they are definitely seeing each other.”On their date, Sofia and Matthew were photographed at Nobu restaurant wearing black face masks amid the global health cri...
CDC and California's tips for celebrating a COVID safe Halloween
SAN DIEGO, October 20, 2020 — Trick-or-treating on Halloween can be supernaturally fun, but for Californians, trick or treaters and party revelers will find themselves putting their broomsticks away or flying in an entirely new direction to accommodate COVID guidelines on the spookiest night of the year.Thanks to Paige Cody @paige_cody for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁https://unsplash.com/photos/hiuBsBPPquEThe California Department of Health lists tips for staying safe this 2020-style Halloween“Guidance for Safer Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations during COVID:Mak...
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‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson must head to trial on charges he raped 3 women, judge rulesDanny Masterson, an actor on “That ‘70s Show,” failed to get his Los Angeles rape case dismissed Monday and must appear for arraignment Nov. 2, a judge ruled Monday.The former sitcom star is accused of forcibly raping three women in separate incidents at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003.His defense filed a demurrer motion that was denied by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eleanor J. Hunter early Monday, sources confirmed to the New York Daily News.Masterson’s lawyer Thomas Mesereau d...
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'That '70s Show' star Danny Masterson must head to trial on charges he raped 3 women, judge rules
Danny Masterson, an actor on “That ’70s Show,” failed to get his Los Angeles rape case dismissed Monday and must appear for arraignment Nov. 2, a judge ruled Monday.The former sitcom star is accused of forcibly raping three women in separate incidents at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003.His defense filed a demurrer motion that was denied by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eleanor J. Hunter early Monday, sources confirmed to the New York Daily News.Masterson’s lawyer Thomas Mesereau declined to comment when reached by phone after the hearing.Mesereau and co-counsel Sharon Appelba...
New York Daily News