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Cooper Hefner, son of Playboy founder, announces campaign for California Senate

Cooper Hefner, son of Playboy founder, announces campaign for California Senate

The son of the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is jumping into the political ring. Cooper Hefner announced Monday that he’s launching an exploratory campaign to run as a Democrat for the California Senate in the state’s 30th District, which includes Los Angeles County. The incumbent in the district, state Sen. Holly Mitchell, is running…MORE

Disappearing day care slots are hitting parents trying to get back to work

Disappearing day care slots are hitting parents trying to get back to work

Parents with jobs know they have dodged one bullet of the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic — they still have paychecks coming in, unlike 40 million unemployed Americans. But with schools and day cares closed, they’re having to cut or change shifts to look after children while still getting the work done. Eve Johnston,…MORE

A California city could be one of the first to remove police from traffic stops

Berkeley, California, may become one of the first cities in the US to remove police from traffic stops. It’s an effort to reduce racial profiling in policing, city officials say. Members of Berkeley City Council will vote on the proposal this week. Titled “BerkDOT: Reimaging Transportation for a Racially Just Future,” the proposal would see…MORE

Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced on Monday he has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement issued via social media, Westbrook says he’s feeling well as he anticipates joining his teammates once cleared from the virus. “I tested positive for Covid-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” said Westbrook in his statement. “I’m…MORE

1-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting near New York City playground

A 1-year-old boy was killed and three men were injured in a shooting outside a New York City park on Sunday evening, police and law enforcement sources told CNN on Monday. The New York Police Department identified the 1-year-old shooting victim as Davell Gardner. “To wake up this morning and learn that a 1-year-old child…MORE

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