Large crowds, good weather expected for Saturday; trout opener still impacted by COVID-19 | Outdoors

Earlier this week, Brandon Crouser thought back to his childhood, remembering what it was like growing up along the Little Chiques Creek as winter transitioned to spring and state officials opened the local waterway to trout fishing.

“We spent more time down there than doing anything else,” he said, fondly recalling the hours spent casting into the creek near his Mount Joy-area home.

Decades later, Crouser, now 40, said that

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California schools aren’t reopening quite how we expected

Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will head back to campus two days a week in late April or early May, assuming various stars align. By that time, barely any of the school year will be left to salvage — which is why state leaders should be focused on creating robust summer schools that will help students make up for lost learning.

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This isn’t the reopened school we’d expected

WOODLAND HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 09, 2020: Cynthia Medrano, a college counselor at Alliance Marine Tech High School, an LAUSD charter school in Sun Valley, works remotely at her home in Woodland Hills. Medrano is a dedicated counselor who has worked hard this semester to connect with her students remotely, texting, emailing, and setting up one-on-one virtual meetings to encourage them to apply to college and make sure they've completed the necessary steps, despite the absence of an on-campus presence. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Cynthia Medrano, a college counselor at Alliance Marine Tech High School, an LAUSD charter school in Sun Valley, works remotely. (Los Angeles Times)

Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will head back to campus two days a week in late April or early May, assuming various stars align. By that time, barely any of the school year will be left to salvage — which

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Watch Live: Senate debates $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill ahead of expected vote

Washington — The Senate is beginning debate over President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday morning, kicking off a flurry of activity aimed at getting a final bill to the president’s desk before several key relief programs expire on March 14.

The 628-page bill enjoys support from all 50 Senate Democrats, but Republicans are aiming to make its passage as difficult as possible by forcing votes on dozens

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Online betting for Super Bowl LV expected to surge

Here’s one more thing the coronavirus pandemic has ruined for at least some people: betting on the Super Bowl. The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, predicted in a report Tuesday that the number of people planning to bet on the big game will decrease this year.

That’s largely because people haven’t returned to work settings, where office pools are often circulated. Fewer people are planning to

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List: With weekly doses expected to increase, here’s where RI cities and towns stand with the vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island is looking into having some of the state’s pre-existing testing COVID-19 locations double as vaccination sites, 12 News has learned.

This announcement comes as the number of weekly doses the state receives increased Tuesday from 14,000 initial doses to 16,000.

“It’s very exciting and every little bit helps,” Dr. Philip Chan from the R.I. Department of Health said.

More weekly doses means more available

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for South Florida; Isaias expected to become a hurricane

South Florida was put under a tropical storm watch Thursday afternoon with Isaias expected to approach Florida and the Bahamas as a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday.

In an 11 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Isaias will see some loss in forward speed over the next couple of days and then a turn north-northwest.

The center of Isaias is forecast to move near or over the

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“Many Delegates” Expected, U.S. Movie Prospects & Controversial Directors

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News yesterday that Telluride was canning its 2020 edition in the face of ongoing coronavirus challenges has left a hole in a film festival calendar already decimated by cancellations and postponements. The ‘fall festival trifecta’, as it is regularly referred to (Venice-Telluride-Toronto), has become a perfecta, and the events that do go ahead will be slimmed down this year to make them more

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Rite Aid’s (RAD) Q1 Loss Narrower Than Expected, Sales Up Y/Y

Rite Aid Corporation RAD reported first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein loss was narrower than expected, while sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Both metrics improved year over year. The company gained market share and grew double digits in front-end sales as it kept stores open amid the coronavirus outbreak and enhanced its digital capabilities to provide essential services to customers.

Solid growth in prescription deliveries to the tune of 86%,

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