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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs’ inner beauty

By Linda Wang The Associated Press|

Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk

Get ready to down a few at the eighth annual Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk. Visitors can take their time wandering the friendly streets of the downtown Claremont Village enjoying brews they love and ones they may want to try. Those w...

By Suzanne Sproul|

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  • Food safety

    Woman finds frog in salad at BJ’s restaurant in West Covina

    Shawna Cepeda was enjoying dinner at the BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina last week when she saw something funny looking in her salad. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, ‘this doesn’t look right,’ so I passed it to my husband,” Cepeda, 40, said. “I asked, ‘Is that a piece of lettuce?’ Then he looked and my daughter looked at it and he was like, ‘it’s a frickin’...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Obituaries

    Early female ULV art professor Joella Jean Mahoney dies

    Joella Jean Mahoney’s works have been enjoyed by people around the world. Some of her paintings transport audiences to the vast desert of the American Southwest with its enormous canyons and majestic sunsets. Those and other works are in private collections, in museums and United States embassies. The prolific artist was also a college professor who transformed the art program at the University of La Verne from a small department into an...

    Monica Rodriguez
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  • Blood donation

    How to get free tickets to a Dodgers or Angels game in Pomona and Rancho Cucamonga

    Buy a ticket to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play at home through Major League Baseball and the cheapest price is $32. The lowest-priced seat at an Angels game is $20. But if you don’t mind spilling a little blood, you can get a free voucher for two tickets to either the Dodgers or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, your choice. The offer is good from the American Red Cross this Saturday only, if you donate blood at one of 13 locations throughout Southern California,...

    Penny Arévalo
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  • Entertainment

    Da’ Crust has pizza beyond compare in an unlikely place — Yucaipa Market & Liquor

    Have you ever been to a pizza place and Italian kitchen located in a liquor store that also offers pizza by the slice? Probably not, but when you sample the cuisine at Da’ Crust, it won’t be your last trip to this hidden gem in the Yucaipa Market & Liquor store. Owned by Brooklyn native Frank McCarron along with Michelle Kobayashi, making quite the personable duo, Da’ Crust is solely takeout, but they do deliver to the greater Yucaipa area. It took...

    By David Cohen|

  • Health care policy

    Poll: Californians fear losing insurance if AHCA passes

    More than half of Californians worry that they or a family member could lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Berkeley IGS Poll also found most respondents saying that Medi-Cal, a federal/state health insurance program for the poor, is important to them or their families. Nine in 10 of those polled said Medi-Cal is important to the state overall. “At a time when our society is so...

    Jeff Horseman
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of June 18

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • State governments

    $20 million in emergency funds on the way to California clinics that help poor

    California State Treasurer John Chiang plans Monday to announce grants totaling $20 million for community clinics that serve low-income and vulnerable Californians. Chiang’s office called the grants an “emergency” response to possible cuts in federal health care spending being contemplated in Washington. The money is earmarked for any small or rural nonprofit clinic that would be at risk of reducing services or closing its doors altogether in the event of...

    By Ana B. Ibarra California Healthline|

  • Restaurant operators

    San Bernardino County may be second in California to get Potbelly Sandwich Shops

    California’s second helping of Potbelly Sandwich Shop may soon come to San Bernardino County. The Chicago-based chain announced in May that it would open its first four California locations in Orange County, and it’s exploring franchisees in San Bernardino County now. “We would love to...

    Ryan Hagen
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  • Heat waves

    Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

    LAS VEGAS >> Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning. But some tourists welcome it as a bucket-list opportunity to experience Death Valley — the hottest place in America. Many will get their chance in the days ahead as a vicious heatwave bakes parts of Arizona, California and Nevada. Death Valley National Park is expected to reach its first 120-degree day of the...

    By SALLY HO and CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press|

  • Health

    Survey: Minorities get abundance of less-than-stellar care

    Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than white patients, but, according to a new study, they’re also more likely to receive an abundance of ineffective services. The study, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, examined 11 medical services identified as “low value” by the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative. That program pinpoints unnecessary, overused medical...

    By Michelle Andrews California Healthline|

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