“I have no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.”—CDC Director Tom Frieden, who’s appearing before a House panel today, speaking about Ebola. His past statements — including the one above — may come back to haunt him.
The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that death rates from the Ebola virus could skyrocket to 10,000 new cases a week as U.S. health officials were expected to disclose how many additional people could be put under medical monitoring in the wake of a misstep that infected a Dallas nurse with the deadly virus.
Contrary to stereotypes of minimum wage workers as teenagers or part-timers, nearly half of those who would be affected by L.A.'s proposed new minimum wage of $13.25 an hour are between 30 and 54 years old.
There were no correct guesses for last weekend’s Know Your City contest, probably because the bridge in the 1955 photo is no longer at Hollenbeck Park. There’s another, more angular footbridge over the lake at that Boyle Heights park today.
“If only I could have held that moment, crystallized it, preserved forever that shining feeling, the rush that early love, first love, provides. Thank God it happened. Because I was never again to experience that feeling, that intense satisfaction; never, not quite.”—Truman Capote, rewriting part of Joanne Carson’s still unfinished memoir. She had originally written this: “I wanted to hold on to that moment. To hold on to that feeling, the rush that only being in love can give you, for the rest of my life.” Now, looking at the possibility of a reverse mortgage on her home, Johnny Carson’s ex-wife is hoping to find a buyer for this unusual 40-year-old document.
“I would guess that not even the NSA knew about this.”—Mark Frost, co-creator of “Twin Peaks,” asked whether he and David Lynch went to any extra effort to keep the series’ return (on Showtime, in 2016) a secret
“But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”—Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, speaking today about the Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. The patient had traveled to Liberia, arrived back in the U.S. on Sept. 20 and started showing symptoms on Sept. 24. Frieden said the patient, who sought medical care at a hospital Friday but was not admitted until Sunday, is “critically ill.”
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies.
“The events in Ferguson reminded us that we cannot allow tensions, which are present in so many neighborhoods across America, to go unresolved. As law enforcement leaders, each of us has an essential obligation and a unique opportunity to ensure fairness, eliminate bias, and build community engagement.”—Attorney General Eric Holder, in announcing a federal initiative to study racial bias and build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve
“It is time to stop bouncing people who are mentally ill and genuinely sick between the streets and our jails. This is an unconscionable waste of human life and money.”—L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, on a new alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment. The program will offer transitional housing, medical treatment and job-hunting help.
“Netropolitan is designed to be the place to talk about your last European vacation or new car without the backlash.”—If you’re “seeking a place to talk about fine wine, fancy cars and lucrative business decisions without judgment,” there’s a new social network launching tomorrow that’s for you. It’s called Netropolitan.club, and it’s being billed as an “exclusive online country club.” It costs $9,000 to join, and it’s $3,000 each year after.