Half of California inflation relief payments issued: Here’s who is left

by: Alix Martichoux, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Nov 28, 2022 / 07:20 AM PST Updated: Nov 28, 2022 / 09:57 AM PST (NEXSTAR) – About half of those who qualify for California’s Middle Class Tax Refund (more commonly known as “inflation relief” payments) have received their due, according to the state. The Franchise Tax Board, the … Read more

Suspect in triple homicide was former law enforcement official from Virginia

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — A 28-year-old man who used to be employed by the Virginia State Police has been identified as the suspect in a triple homicide in Riverside, California. Austin Lee Edwards was shot and killed by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies Friday after exchanging gunfire with them. He was declared dead at the … Read more

Why 1 doctor is more concerned with flu than COVID this winter

(NewsNation) — Swirling cases of a trio of respiratory illnesses have some hospitals swamped, and at least one infectious disease expert says COVID-19 may not be the biggest culprit this year. “This was always the worst time for hospitals,” the University of California, San Francisco’s Dr. Monica Gandhi said on “Rush Hour” Friday. Doctors are … Read more

What headline? ‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There wasn’t a single event that drove significant spikes in the curiosity, as it usually goes with the chosen … Read more

Thanksgiving brings mixed box office for Disney

Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.’s animated offering “ Strange World ” fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in its first five days and $11.9 million over … Read more

Denver-area ride share drivers protest apps during busy holiday travel season

DENVER (KDVR) — Americans are traveling again, but AAA Colorado said some folks might expect a tricky trip back to work on Monday. “People are going to be a little out of the habit of commuting, both in the morning and the evening, that’s to be expected,” Skyler McKinley of AAA Colorado said. Because of … Read more

California ranks #3 with highest teacher shortage in the country: study

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — California has the the third highest teacher shortage in the country, according to data analyzed by Scholaroo. The education research firm compiled a list based on a US teacher-to-state population ratio to determine which states are most effected by shortages. Data from the study shows California has approximately 293,619 teachers with … Read more

2 residents, 1 firefighter injured during house fire

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Two residents and one firefighter suffered injuries during a structure fire in Escondido on Sunday, the Escondido Fire Department said in a press release. Officials received reports of a residential structure fire at 10:23 a.m. and responded to the scene at 1749 Fairdale Avenue. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the … Read more