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LA County Leaders Stress ‘Dynamic’ Needs After 2020 Homeless Count

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Transgender homeless Americans find few protections in the law

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count is set to take place at the end of the month, an effort designed to provide more help to those living on the streets across the region.

To do that, officials say they need about 8,000 volunteers to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across the county. Heidi Marston, acting director of the L.A. Homeless Services Authority, says volunteering to help conduct the count is a great way to be part of the solution.

“Homeless is dynamic and it changes day over day, year over year, so doing this count helps us see who are the people that are experiencing homelessness, how have their needs changed year over year so we can make sure we’re aligning our resources […]

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L.A. Teachers Sue Delta Airlines for Fuel Dump on Elementary School

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L.A. Teachers Sue Delta Airlines for Fuel Dump on Elementary School

LOS ANGELES — Delta Airlines just got hit with a lawsuit because one of its jets allegedly dumped fuel on an L.A. elementary school.

Video showed Delta flight 89, a Boeing 777 bound for China, turning back to LAX Tuesday to make an emergency landing, and spewing fuel as it went in preparation for landing. Unfortunately, that fuel ended up dousing children at Park Avenue Elementary in the city of Cudahy, CA.

Four teachers at the school have hired Gloria Allred to take on Delta. In the suit, obtained by TMZ, they say the pilot was asked by air traffic control if there was a need to dump fuel before landing … and the pilot said no.

The suit alleges the pilot dumped the fuel without notifying the control tower … and the big problem is … it was done at an altitude of about 2,000 feet. According to docs, that’s simply too low to allow the fuel to evaporate before it reaches the ground — it should be done at 5,000 feet or higher.

In the suit, the teachers say their clothes, flesh and eyes were coated in jet fuel — and it also got into their mouths. They say they had trouble breathing and needed medical treatment.

They’re suing Delta for negligence … and seeking damages.

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CA Hospitals Report First Local Death of 2020 Flu Season

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SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — As flu season rages, Loma Linda University Medical Center has once again set up its overflow tent as a waiting room for patients suffering from the virus.

“We are seeing a lot of cases of flu, more so than we have in previous years,” Dr. Heather Tassone, who works in the Loma Linda emergency room, said. “We are seeing, in California, a greater number of deaths than last year at this time.”

The current flu season is on track to be one of the worst in recent history. In almost every state, 10 million have become sick so far, 4,800 people have died — including 70 in California and […]

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Dr. Oz Says Breakfast is a Sham, Waiting for Brunch Is Healthier

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Dr. Oz Says Breakfast is a Sham, Waiting for Brunch is Healthier

(TMZ) –Dr. Oz has a radical New Year’s resolution for folks that goes beyond dieting and sounds a little crazy … he wants to cancel breakfast.

The popular TV doctor is adamant the first meal of the day — the most important meal of the day according to lore — is actually a sham created by the advertising industry … and there’s a healthier alternative.

Dr. Oz tells us it’s better to wait a few hours until you’re actually hungry to eat — don’t just load up in the morning because you think you are supposed to. He suggests brunching daily over breakfast.

As for those who claim they ARE hungry first thing in the AM … Dr. Oz says you’re mistaken — it’s actually just withdrawals because you’re a food junkie.

BTW — we got Dr. Oz at his System 20 event in NYC, which featured his new plan to take control of your health in 2020 … so he’s certainly serious about the topic.

We did a little research ourselves, and it turns out … he might be on to something. Several studies in recent years show that breakfast has little to no effect on a person’s body weight, resting metabolic rate, cholesterol or blood sugar levels.

However, other studies suggest skipping breakfast is linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity … and being less physically active than someone who eats breakfast.

According to Dr. Oz, though — brunch is the new breakfast.

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