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Calif. Makes Progress Keeping Foster Kids Out of Group Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Foster kids do much better when placed with a family, compared with a group home, according to a new report that says California is making good progress on that score. Researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that the Golden State went from 83% of foster kids in...

PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY TO REOPEN

Following a nearly two-month closure and almost $4 million in repair costs and lost revenue, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is poised to reopen Monday. The tramway has been closed since a Feb. 14 storm saturated the area and washed out some streets, including Tramway Road, the main route to...

SCAG Approves the Appointment of Kome Ajise as its Executive Director

LOS ANGELES – The Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today approved the appointment of Kome Ajise as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ajise, who has served as Planning Director since November 2017, was selected to lead the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization following an extensive...

‘Never seen anything like it’: Messi scores ‘Panenka’ free-kick as Barca beat Espanyol

You’d imagine Lionel Messi is running out of new ground to break with his footballing genius, but the Barcelona star took things up another notch by scoring a ‘Panenka-style' free-kick against Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday. Messi struck twice inside the last 20 minutes at the Nou Camp to...