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Debating L.A. polling places: Magic Castle or Dodger Stadium?

I haven’t voted yet. I have to admit, I’m still undecided.

Not about how I will vote in this pivotal election but about where I will vote, and about the butterfly effect that my one tiny choice could potentially have on the outcome.

Would it be a home run if I voted looking out over the diamond from the top deck of Dodger Stadium? Would it do the trick if I put my cards on the table at the Magic Castle?

Should I vote with the safe future of this city I love foremost in my mind by performing my sacred civic duty at one of these sacred spots? Or maybe another might be more auspicious. The Hollywood Bowl? Union Station? The Palladium?

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla checks out a voting booth on display at Dodger Stadium.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla checks out a voting booth on display during a tour of the Dodger Stadium Vote Center.

(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles

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Boulder and Denver Best Places to Live Says U.S. News

‘Tis the season for publications and websites to let us know whether we should feel good about where we live. And U.S. News & World Report‘s just-released roster should give those who reside in Boulder and Denver, as well as Coloradans in general, a warm glow.

The outlet’s “150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21” ranks Boulder first and Denver second — and as a bonus, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The only other city to squeeze into the top five is Austin, Texas, with the six-through-ten slots occupied by Charlotte, North Carolina; Des Moines, Iowa; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.

The many lists of this sort seldom agree with each other. For example, Money magazine recently dubbed Parker the second-best place to live in the country and ranked Broomfield eighteenth — yet neither of these

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35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID

If your town is like most areas, local businesses, such as retail stores, bars, and restaurants are probably starting to open their doors. As excited as you may be to revisit your favorite local establishments or get together with friends and family, it’s important not to become lax about the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out these 35 places you’re most likely to catch COVID so you can better understand the risk associated with your activities. Threat levels are provided on a scale of one to 10, with one being the safest and 10 being the riskiest. These levels are estimated using CDC guidelines and the Texas Medical Association’s risk rankings. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.

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Threat Level: 2

With wide open spaces and outdoor recreation areas,

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All the places you need to wear a mask in England

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People in England are now required to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport.

However, there has been widespread criticism of the government’s messaging over face coverings and confusion as to exactly where people should be wearing them.

A number of officials have made contradictory statements about what constitutes a shop under the guidelines, specifically regarding the rules for takeaway food and drink outlets.

Last week, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop. If there’s table service, it is not necessary to have a mask.”

He added: “But in any shop, you do need a mask. So, if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway that is a shop.”

But the prime minister’s official spokesperson later said sandwich shops were exempt.

“My understanding is that

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All the places you need to wear a mask in England from tomorrow

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From Friday, people in England will need to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, as well as on public transport, where it is already mandatory.

However, there has been widespread criticism of the government’s messaging over face coverings and confusion as to exactly where people should be wearing them.

A number of officials have made contradictory statements about what constitutes a shop under the guidelines, specifically regarding over the rules for takeaway food and drink outlets.

Last week, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop. If there’s table service, it is not necessary to have a mask. ”

He added: “But in any shop, you do need a mask. So, if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway that is a shop.”

But the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson later

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