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Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing millions of dollars in restaurant aid and new programs to help street vendors and other struggling chefs and restaurateurs to avert fees, red tape and other logistical hurdles in the wake of COVID-19.

In a State of the City address on Monday evening, Los Angeles’ mayor proposed $75 million for vaccine and PPE delivery; $151 million to programs that advance racial justice and economic equality; nearly $1 billion to address homelessness; and a $25 million “comeback check” program to help restaurants and other small businesses pay off debt and reopen, among other initiatives.

If approved,

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‘To be able to shop in these supermarkets, you have to have a card issued by Hezbollah,” said a Hezbollah official, who asked not to be named in a recent France24 report on Lebanon. A few paragraphs later the official clarified his point, “anyone in need can shop with us, regardless of their religious affiliation and even if they are not Hezbollah supporters,” an official told France 24. 
Hezbollah, an armed terrorist group that also has a political wing and seeks to control Lebanon and use it as a base of operations in the region, is now creating new facts
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Public health officials continue to investigate a suspected outbreak of foodborne illnesses related to a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Illinois. Many of those sickened are athletes at Illinois State University.

A statement issued by Jimmy John’s officials says the restaurant was temporarily closed, according to The Pantagraph newspaper. The implicated restaurant is on West Market Street in Bloomington, IL, which is under the jurisdiction of the McLean County Health Department. The restaurant statement said the closure was taken as a cautionary move and not because a definitive connection between the store, the food, or Illinois State University had been made.

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Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood.

Micheile Henderson

Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, describes three types of food films based on the well-known naturally occurring seaweed biopolymer sodium alginate—a compound found within the cell walls of brown algae.

“Its molecules have film-forming properties,” said Rammohan Aluru, senior researcher at the organic synthesis laboratory at Ural Federal

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LIHU‘E — The driver deliberately avoided the gaze of the traffic monitor, and instead of exiting turned back into the line of cars waiting to claim food packages Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.

“They didn’t listen,” said kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao-Jardin, who was volunteering at Na Ho‘omaka Hou food distribution. “It’s only one. I only missed one in all that line of cars claiming their share of the 500 food packages. Whenever I volunteer, they assign me to where I need to say ‘mahalo’ and ‘aloha.’”

Wes Perreira, the director of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch, simply smiled.

“This is not

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All Saturday morning, local Boy Scouts of America troops collected non-perishable food across the metro so that families in need could stay fed.Scout troops partnered with the Food Bank for the Heartland and United Way of the Midlands for this year’s “Scouting for Food” — an annual community service effort “supported directly by the Mid-America Council.”Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland, said projects like these remain vital tools to tackle food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic, Barks said, stripped jobs and crucial income, leaving some families without food on the table.”It’s incredible to see the dedicated … Read More

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