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Workplace discrimination in Oakland get Settled

Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California agreed to a settlement regarding allegations of racial workplace discrimination against its African American employees. They arrived at a settlement after two years of mediation with more than 2,000 employees working in consulting services and administrative support. Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will pay $11.5 million in monetary payments and around $9 million in form of programmatic relief. They have agreed to introduce comprehensive workplace programs ensuring that the compensation and opportunities available for African American employees' are fair and equitable. Kaiser has also agreed to retain an independent consultant who would be responsible for developing and...

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Wildfires Burned around Northern California

On May 8, several wildfires burned around the Sacramento region and Northern California. A red flag warning was issued by the National Weather Service affecting most of the Sacramento Valley, forcing evacuations. It was forecasted that low humidity and winds up to 40 mph had the potential to cause the fast spreading of wildfires. U.S. Drought Monitor reported that California is experiencing extremely dry weather. Nearly the whole state is considered to be facing moderate or worse drought conditions. Over 73% of the state is currently experiencing extreme drought conditions. On the afternoon of 8th May, a large fire started in...

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Massage therapist accused of sexual assault In Wildamor

On Monday, May 3rd 2021, a massage therapist in Wildomar was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual assault a client. The victim had scheduled an appointment for a therapist through Soothe, a mobile wellness provider that offers at-home massage therapy. The appointment was scheduled at Chino Hills, where the 38-year-old Omar De Soto allegedly sexually assaulted the victim. Gary Pfeiffer, Soothe’s chief marketing officer stated that De Soto worked as an independent massage therapist with Soothe and was not an employee of the company. Pfeiffer said that the company monitors all activity and has a zero-tolerance policy for anyone having issues...

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$2.27 million awarded to family of black man

In 2018 Christopher Eisinger, a 37 year old African American, was detained by police officers on a small porch area after he attempted to flee from the police. He was pinned down on the ground by three police officers who used their knees and body weight on his back, neck and head. Eisinger suffocated and died. On May 1st 2021, 3 years after the police brutal incident the family of the Black man was awarded $2.27 million by a jury in California. The jury determined that unnecessary force was used by the police used in handling the victim. According to the report...

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Uber Driver sentenced in prison for sexual assault

Alfonso Alarcon Nunez a former Uber driver was sentenced to 46 years to life in prison for sexual assault and robbing his passengers in 2017 and 2018.The incidents occurred in the counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. He was convicted for 13 felonies that included three charges of rape. California prosecutors said that Alarcon-Nunez was living in the country illegally and was working as an Uber driver. He was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow had stated that all of the alleged victims were aged 19 to 22 years...

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Oroville man killed in Yuba City due to Train accident

A 59-year-old Oroville man was killed in train accident after being hit by an oncoming train near Yuba City. California highway patrol (CHP) said that the 1999 Nissan Sentra was driving through a railroad crossing when it was struck on by an oncoming Union Pacific train as he tried to cross the tracks. At around 9:05 p.m. on Monday 3rd May, the driver of Nissan Sentra was killed on the spot after being ejected from the car post the train crash. CHP confirmed that the driver drove through the railroad crossing arms, which were down and working properly. The Clark Road had...

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FSMB takes action against Sexual Misconduct by Physicians

More than 700 women had accused ex-gynaecologist George Tyndall of sexually abusing and assault while being treated by him. The victims also accused the University of Southern California of covering up for Tyndall. Though he denied any wrongdoing, the ex-gynaecologist’s medical license was revoked and was charged with sexual assault under the guise of gynaecological examinations. Last month the University reached a settlement of $852 million with the complainants. The case is marked as the biggest sexual abuse settlement and biggest personal injury settlement with any college or university in US history. Similarly, another case was filed against a gynecologic oncologist who worked...

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2 youths killed in Inglewood in a suspected DUI accident

On Wednesday night a young man and woman in their twenties were killed when a speeding driver slammed into their car in Inglewood near Los Angeles International Airport. The collision occurred at around 10.40 pm on 28th April at the intersection of Glasgow Avenue and Olive Street. The driver was believed to be under influence of drugs. The California Highway Patrol (CHF) officers were pursuing a pick-up truck that had run a red light before getting onto the 405 Freeway. The CHP officers followed the truck onto the freeway and tried to pull it over. However, the driver refused to stop and...

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Fatal car accident in Modesto, April 28

In the early hours of April 28, a Chevrolet SUV and Dodge Ram flatbed truck collided head-on at Santa Fe Avenue. A 48-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl, both residents of Denair, California were killed in the accident. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that around 7.54 a.m. the Chevrolet being driven by the victim entered the northbound lane for where it crashed into the Ram flatbed truck. The reason why the victim crossed over from the southbound lane to the northbound lane is unknown. An initial investigation into the crash found that the two cars collided and went off the road...

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Crane crashes into roof of home

On Monday afternoon around 4.30 p.m., a tall construction crane fell over and crashed through the roof of a house in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County. Though nobody was injured the urban search and rescue teams were called to determine the damage caused to the house’s structural integrity. The crane construction accident was reported on 26th April 2021 at the 30100 block of Cartier Drive. As per the initial reports, the crane was lifting and erecting beams in the backyard, when it lost control and toppled over. The crane crashed through the roof of the house and fell on the top floor....

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