13 celebrities you forgot guest-starred on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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President Joe Biden appeared on “Parks and Rec.” David Giesbrecht/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

When “Parks and Recreation” ended, the workplace comedy joined the hall of TV fame alongside other binge-worthy comedies such as “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” and “30 Rock.”

The show boasted a talented main cast of actors and also featured numerous celebrities and public figures in guest-starring roles.

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden recommits US to Paris climate accord | Biden nixes Keystone XL permit, halts Arctic refuge leasing | Interior secretary rescinds wilderness protection order before leaving office

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GUESS WHO’S BACK, BACK AGAIN: President Biden on Wednesday took action to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris climate

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Electric Pass Lodge reservation system launches Tuesday

A rendering of the north facade of Electric Pass Lodge, a yet-to-be-built 53-unit, residential building Snowmass Base Village.
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By the numbers, Electric Pass Lodge is a large undertaking in Snowmass Base Village: the eight-level building contains 53 residential units and will occupy more than 76,000 square feet in Base Village. The structure will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

And all it takes to secure a spot

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What older L.A. County residents need to know about signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine

NORTHRIDGE, CA - JANUARY 14, 2021 - After receiving the vaccine against COVID-19 motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large scale COVID-19 vaccine site at California State University Northridge in Northridge on January 19, 2021. Los Angeles County opened four other large-scale vaccine sites Tuesday -- at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Pomona Fairplex, the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey and The Forum in Inglewood. The sites will eventually have the capability to vaccinate 4,000 people each on a daily basis -- depending on vaccine availability. Los Angeles County began scheduling COVID-19vaccination appointments for residents aged 65 and older today, advancing an effort that wasn't expected to start until February, but limited vaccine supplies and uncertainty about future allocations has left the inoculation effort shrouded in doubt. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there are adequate vaccine supplies to get through this week's appointments -- about 50,000 of them at the public sites -- but the county has no idea how many more doses it'll be getting next week. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large-scale COVID-19 vaccine site at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to Los Angeles County residents 65 and older has been marked by confusion and frustration.

On Tuesday, older residents

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Rec Assistant (Community Rec) job with USAJobs

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Performs a variety of duties in support of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Community Recreation program on Cheatham Annex that may include special events, recreation information/resources, command events, visiting ships or fleet support, community events, trips, tours, outings, party and picnic rental equipment, resale tickets, recreational green space management, bowling, Library, Liberty, grab-n-go, movies, and outdoor recreation.
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Older Californians search for COVID-19 vaccine

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in the El Segundo sunshine.

But when asked how she planned to accomplish that feat, she shrugged. “I have no idea,” she said.

She’s tried to

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L.A. County opens 5 vaccine sites, plans to reach 20,000 people daily

The Forum in Inglewood, is one of five mass-vaccination sites opening Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the county.
The Forum in Inglewood is one of five mass vaccination sites opening Tuesday in the county. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily.

The sites are at the Forum in Inglewood, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cal State Northridge, the Fairplex in Pomona and the L.A. County Office of Education’s Downey Education

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COVID-19 complaints in Aspen center around mask wearing, restaurants

City of Aspen consumer health protection specialists Mike Sear, left, and Emmy Garrigus, walk through downtown Aspen and point out the new mask zone signs hanging from street poles on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

Of the 180 complaints that have been fielded by city and county officials related to potential violations of COVID-19 public health orders, just over half are about people not wearing masks.

That’s

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The ordeal facing older Californians searching for COVID-19 vaccine

Anaheim, CA - January 13: Orange County active Phase 1A (critical and healthcare workers) residents exit large tents at Orange County's first large-scale vaccination site after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Orange County supervisors and Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau held a news conference discussing the county's first Super POD (point-of-dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The vaccinations are at Tier 1A for people who have reservations on a website. The site is able to handle 7,000 immunizations per day. Their goal is to immunize everyone in Orange County who chooses to do so by July 4th. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Healthcare workers and Phase 1A residents exit large tents at Disneyland, Orange County’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in

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When can I get my COVID-19 vaccine in Southern California? The rollout is speeding up

Los Angeles, CA - January 15: Dr. Richard Dang, right, Assistant professor USC School of Pharmacy administers COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Richard Dang, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as a mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

After days of confusion, Los Angeles County officials on Monday offered some more clarity on when older people could get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that people 65 and older were eligible for vaccinations.

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Eau Claire family starts Little Free Sled Library on East Hill | Front Page

EAU CLAIRE — A new addition to the popular Seven Bumps Hill is intended to promote sharing, community and outdoor recreation.

The Little Free Sled Library, launched Saturday with six new sleds, is a wintertime spinoff of the popular Little Free Library concept, enabling anyone to borrow a sled at no cost and take a run — or 10 — down the hill next to Forest Hill Cemetery on Eau

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The Morning After – Engadget

Your wearable, whether it’s an Apple Watch, Fitbit or another fitness tracker, might offer an early detection system for COVID-19, based on your heart rate variability (HRV). In a Mount Sinai study, researchers followed a group of 297 healthcare workers for roughly half a year and noted heartbeat changes that may indicate someone has the coronavirus, a full week before they feel sick. This would be particularly useful for asymptomatic

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Biden health appointee Rachel Levine would be first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped to lead Pennsylvania through an opioid crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic, was picked Tuesday by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people

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Free meals from Jackson restaurants being passed out through new Consumers Energy program

JACKSON, MI — Jackson community leaders have a new plan to address the coronavirus pandemic-related challenges of a sluggish restaurant industry and the rising risks of food insecurity – buy meals from local restaurants and pass them out for free.

Consumers Energy and the city of Jackson are partnering in the new meal distribution program through Consumers’ “Our Town” initiative that distributes meals made by Jackson restaurants to Jackson families.

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Billboard Campaign to Protect Geese Culling Takes Off in Denver

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Activists want Denver to straighten up and fly right, and two billboards erected on January 18 by In Defense of Animals and Canada Geese Protection Colorado are designed to remind residents to protect the city’s geese.

The billboard campaign, which runs through January 21, is the latest action that animal-rights

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Biden Cabinet pick Dr. Levine on track to be first transgender fed official confirmed by Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped to lead Pennsylvania through an opioid crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic, was picked Tuesday by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people

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Boating access fee, marijuana opposition

The Coalition of Virginia Health and Safety Groups will talk about why they are opposed to legalizing marijuana. Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his desire to legalize it during the State of the Commonwealth Address. The groups are made up of medical professionals and law enforcement officials from across the Commonwealth.

The Appomattox County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing tonight about transportation. The board will receive comments about

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Why Cleveland has only given out half of its COVID-19 vaccines on hand

As of Jan. 15, city distributed 3,117 does; says it’s holding back to ensure second shot for those eligible for Phase1A

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is blaming federal and state officials for over-promising vaccines – and leaving distribution details — to others.

“There’s criticism because it’s failed from the top, down,” Jackson said during a press conference on Facebook last Tuesday.

As of Friday, the city had only

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Missing live concerts? Catch Louisiana’s Laine Hardy, Justin Garner in virtual shows | Music

Missing those live concerts?

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy and Justin Garner both have scheduled online performances during the next two weeks.

Country artist Hardy, of Livingston, will present virtual tour shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and on Jan. 28.

Expect 2019 “American Idol” winner Hardy to sing his newest cover single, “Swingin’,” John Anderson’s hit song from 1983.

“Harmonica fills and double solos punctuate a performance that illustrates not only Laine

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events go virtual this year due to the pandemic

Due to COVID -19, this year’s celebration looks a little different, as several community events were hosted online.

MINNEAPOLIS — A day to remember and a day to reflect.

Today’s holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, is known as  “a day on, not a day off.” A day of service for all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration looks

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