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Census Bureau Announces it Will Cut In-person Work Short, California EDD Update, 'The Big Friendship'




The printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons has been selected to print the 2020 census paper questionnaires. The company previously printed forms and envelopes for the 2010 census.
The printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons has been selected to print the 2020 census paper questionnaires. The company previously printed forms and envelopes for the 2010 census.
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Census Bureau Announces it Will Cut In-person Work Short

This week, the Census Bureau announced that in person census work will be cut short this year. Door knocking census takers will stop visiting homes on September 30th, not October 31st as previously planned. This could have big consequences for California's political representation and communities left uncounted.

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California EDD Update

This year, August comes with a lot of anxiety — especially for the unemployed. They’ve already lost their extra $600 a week in benefits from the federal government. And the domino effect could be massive as rent is due and many businesses still aren’t hiring… We discuss what’s going on with unemployment at the state and federal level.

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Race in LA: Eric Craig

Now for the latest installment in our new series Race in LA. In it -- we ask Angelenos how race and identity shape their day-to-day lives. The essays, written by both community contributors and LAist staffers, are published each week.The stories told are aimed at fueling meaningful conversations about lived experiences as a certain race or ethnicity. This week, Eric Craig shares what his family taught him about being black in America... and how his race factored into his professional life. 

Deer Disease 

Well, now there's a virus killing deer in Northern California. Fish and Wildlife says fawns in five NorCal counties have died from an outbreak of adenovirus hemorrhagic fever. It's rare as the last large outbreak in California happened in 1993 and 94 killing thousands of young animals as they are the most likely to die if they catch it. The virus causes fawns to drool, foam at the mouth and suffer from diarrhea and seizures. It's spread mostly when deer are gathered around water or feeding sites so that's why Fish and Wildlife is stressing to people to be aware that it's against the law to feed wildlife..so leaving them alone and keeping your distance is the best thing anyone can do during this outbreak. And that seems to be the boilerplate advice for all living things in 2020.

The Big Friendship

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman are the voices of the popular podcast "Call Your Girlfriend." Now they've written a book. "The Big Friendship" details the ups and downs of their decade-long, long-distance, interracial friendship - and how, in the end, they manage to keep each other close. Sow and Friedman join Libby Denkmann.

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BCD Tofu

All restaurants are struggling in the pandemic, but Koreatown restaurants have been dealt an extra-hard blow because of the fewer resources available to them to stay afloat. We discuss how their suffering could change the culture of Koreatown for years to come.

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