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Opinion: California Tourism Industry Supports Safe, Responsible Travel Amid COVID

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Tourists from throughout the country are drawn to California’s spectacular coastline like this woman viewing the surf in La Jolla. Photo by Chris Stone

By Gene Zanger | Special for CalMatters

To those who’ve heard it, the history of the Zanger family business represents the quintessential American success story: Italian immigrant family prospers through decades of hard work, innovation and luck.

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Generations of my family worked for years to build Casa de Fruta from a seasonal cherry stand to a multi-dimensional road-trip traveler’s paradise. My grandmother Clara provided the innovation: “Build a restroom and travelers will stop.” She was right. The luck? Turns out that little cherry stand on Pacheco Pass was between Monterey and Yosemite and in the middle of the two major north-south corridors between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Like all California businesses

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It’s a new world of travel in MLS for the Galaxy and LAFC

Nothing has been normal in a Major League Soccer season interrupted by COVID-19. So why should the way MLS teams travel be any different?

a group of men playing a game of football: The Galaxy's Cristian Pavon follows through on a penalty kick against LAFC on July 18. The Galaxy will try the new travel procedures in MLS on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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The Galaxy’s Cristian Pavon follows through on a penalty kick against LAFC on July 18. The Galaxy will try the new travel procedures in MLS on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

When times were normal, teams used commercial flights, arrived the day before a game and generally booked two players to a room. Not now.

In an effort to lessen the risk of contacting the novel coronavirus, MLS has adopted a detailed COVID-19 protocol that has drastically altered what teams do on the road.

The Galaxy will try the new procedures Wednesday when they travel to Portland for their first regular-season road game since the schedule was suspended in March. LAFC, which traveled to Utah and back last week without playing after

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It takes 10 minutes for you to help shape Midland’s future

Asks residents to fill out 10-minute survey


The Midland Parks and Recreation and Planning commissions are asking residents to get involved in the future of the city’s parks and recreation.

Specifically, the city is asking for feedback via a survey that was launched on the city’s online public engagement platform, E-CityHall. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/ecityhall.

The commissions began this joint process to update the city’s Five Year Community Recreation Plan, which guides the addition of new recreational park facilities and parkland acquisitions within the city. The survey asks respondents to share feedback on the city’s current parks, amenities, and recreational programs as well as provide suggestions for additional amenities they would like to see offered in the

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Paul Rudd Dancing To September Goes Viral

A week ago, on the 21st of September, countless music fans found a new way to enjoy Earth, Wind & Fire’s September. The song, which specifies that date by name throughout, has become an online favorite in recent years, and a new supercut set to the song with another online favorite, Paul Rudd, quickly took the internet by storm. Seemingly originating from the “Paul Rudd Dancing to” Twitter account, the video uses footage of Rudd from Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Anchorman 2, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and even Marvel’s Ant-Man. As of this writing the video has gone viral throughout the platform, with over 3.2 million views on their post alone. Watch it for yourself below!

This video marks the second viral clip of Rudd to make the rounds

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The Story Of Two Universities

For many universities in the United States, the COVID-19 threat that they’d been preparing for became real around spring break—and their world changed rapidly.

Colleges sent students home and shifted into virtual classes in just a few weeks. But moving classes online and shutting down dorms were just part of the puzzle. Universities are small cities, many with satellite campuses, that have thousands of employees and dozens of buildings, plus a range of programs, such as research projects, that must go on. Add to an already tight budget virus testing needs, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, space reconfigurations for bringing students back to campus, along with hardware to enable virtual classes. Then balance all that with the constantly changing realities and understanding of COVID-19—and planning for this fall presented administrators with a huge challenge. Having access to financial and human resources data from across the organization and the ability to

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Proposed 2021 budget doesn’t increase taxes or rates | News

North Augusta City Council began on Tuesday evening considering a budget for the 2021 year, factoring in the effect of coronavirus and adjusting some city fees.

“In broad terms, the city is in good fiscal shape,” said City Administrator Jim Clifford to City Council, adding the city is starting off on a good platform.

The proposed budget as discussed Tuesday doesn’t raise property tax millage or rates for recreation, stormwater, sanitation or water services.

“We’re trying to make sure all the services that the citizens of the city have aren’t going to get bumped because we know there are a lot of families out there struggling with making ends meet here in the city,” Clifford said following the meeting.

“So we want to make sure we’re not either decreasing services and then also that we’re not increasing the rate fee for the things that every citizen takes advantage of here

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D.C. opening select schools for student services

The D.C. Public Schools system is starting to allow some students back into buildings to use services offered at student support centers and to participate in career and technical education programs through October.

Ballou STAY High School on Monday became the first DCPS building to welcome students back for cosmetology and barbering programs.

Bancroft Elementary School, Cardozo Education Campus, Eastern High School, Kimball Elementary School, Kramer Middle School, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, Mann Elementary School, Noyes Elementary School, Tyler Elementary School, Phelps ACE High School, Roosevelt High School and Roosevelt STAY also will open over the next few days and weeks.

All learning for DCPS students is taking place online for the first term, but the student support centers at the selected schools will open for small group, in-person programs, which could include tutoring, physical education, outdoor learning experiences and social emotional support.

DCPS Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee told reporters Monday

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Girl Scout unveils “Story Stroll” at Jerseyland Park

Isabela Allen, a member of Troop Girl Scout Troop 40302, recently hosted the grand opening of the “Story Stroll,” her Girl Scout Gold Award project, at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains.

On Sept. 18, the Scout was joined by Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith to cut the ceremonial red ribbon and to officially open the “Story Stroll,” which is designed to promote early childhood literacy.

Also present at the event were the Scotch Plains deputy township manager and members of the town council, the director and Youth Services from the Scotch Plains Public Library, the director of the Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department, members of the Parks and Recreation Commission, members of the Union Catholic High School community, family and friends.

The “Story Stroll” is a series of 16 signs containing the pages of a children’s picture book mounted on posts along the path in the park. The goal

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Vista Outdoor Named Successful Bidder in Bankruptcy Auction To Acquire Remington Ammunition and Accessories Assets

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ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, today announced that it has been named a successful bidder in the auction process conducted in connection with Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.’s (“ROC’s”) Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  As a result, Vista Outdoor will acquire certain assets related to ROC’s ammunition and accessories businesses, including ROC’s ammunition manufacturing facility in Lonoke, Arkansas and related intellectual property, including the Remington brand and trademarks.  Vista Outdoor has agreed to pay a gross purchase price of $81.4 million for the assets to be acquired, subject to certain customary closing adjustments.  The transaction

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12 cozy things you can buy with thousands of rave reviews

12 cozy things you can buy with thousands of rave reviews
12 cozy things you can buy with thousands of rave reviews

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It might still be fall but winter is looming with just a few short weeks away—and experts are already predicting that it’ll be colder and snowier than usual. That paired with the current pandemic means we’ll likely be spending even more time bundled up inside our homes.

To make your time inside even cozier and more comfortable, we’ve rounded up 12 soft and snuggly products that have thousands of positive reviews that you can buy online. From the Barefoot Dreams cardigan everyone is obsessed with to the weighted blanket with more than 20,000 reviews, these are some of the internet’s coziest picks that will help you make it through even the chilliest of winter days.

1. The wildly popular Barefoot

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