LOS ANGELES — Kathy Fiscus’ tragic fall down a San Marino well in 1949 touched off a frantic push to rescue her — and an intense media event broadcast around the world.,The tragedy of the blond-haired blue-eyed little girl’s fall was matched only by the scale of interest in the grim event and the oddity of a sprawling list of sub plots.,It’s all collected in USC history professor William Deverell’s new book titled Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy that Transfixed the Nation.,And it became known as the founding breaking news event in what would become a long history of wall-to-wall TV news coverage.,The Fiscus tragedy was the first such 24-hour broadcast as two TV stations understood the scale of the news event and the interest that accompanied it.

TORONTO — Ontario lost more than 355,000 jobs last year - the single largest annual decline on record - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province's fiscal watchdog said Thursday.,In addition to the job losses, more than 765,000 Ontarians saw their work hours reduced, Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman said in a new report that looked at the impact COVID-19 and the public health measures to fight it have had on communities.,"We've seen a lot of people exit the labour force because a lot of them weren't going to look for jobs in areas that have been hammered, or had other concerns about going back into a labor force while there was a pandemic in play.",Ontario has gone through two lockdown periods in the pandemic where public health measures have restricted business operations across the province.,Deputy Premier Christine Elliott said the government's focus has been on protecting the health and safety of people in the province, but called the job losses "concerning".

They backed it up with a plus-136 run differential (a fairly absurd figure across just 60 games), and then in the postseason went 13-5 en route to winning the World Series for the first time since 1988.,Because of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans weren't permitted to attend MLB games last season until the very last rounds of the playoffs.,The plan right now is for fans to be in attendance at spring training games and regular season games, albeit in limited numbers and in accordance with local guidelines.,Last season, no fans attended any regular season Astros games even as they advanced as far as the ALCS, so they've yet to hear about their transgressions in the typical manner.,Last season, the Padres busted out in a big way, as they won at a .617 clip -- the best win percentage in franchise history -- and returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

COLUMBIANA — A longtime city police officer has been chosen to fill the police chief position vacated by Tim Gladis in November due to retirement.,On Tuesday, council unanimously approved hiring Bill Myers as police chief following the recommendation from City Manager Lance Willard.,Willard said that Myers has supervisory experience, and has worked with all of the city departments over the years.,I think he has a passion for our town, and a passion to get out there and hit the streets and continue working with the storefront owners and the community,” Willard said.,Willard said the Civil Service Commission will provide the city with a list of the top 10 candidates to choose from and that the list is typically good for two years or until depleted.

COLUMBIANA — A longtime city police officer has been chosen to fill the police chief position vacated by Tim Gladis in November due to retirement.,On Tuesday, council unanimously approved hiring Bill Myers as police chief following the recommendation from City Manager Lance Willard.,Willard said that Myers has supervisory experience, and has worked with all of the city departments over the years.,On a related matter, Willard said that more than 20 people have signed up to take the civil service test to become a police officer.,Willard said the Civil Service Commission will provide the city with a list of the top 10 candidates to choose from and that the list is typically good for two years or until depleted.

Santa Clara attorney Todd Rothbard got a sober letter from the IRS a few weeks ago.,“This kind of thing does happen,” said IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino, while declining to comment on the specifics of Rothbard’s case.,The IRS letter sent on Jan. 4 said the agency reviewed his tax return and determined he had miscalculated and overestimated his alternative minimum tax, qualified business income deduction and his overall rate.,SARATOGA – FEBRUARY 10: Todd Rothbard holds a $285,422.75 check from the IRS in his home in Saratoga, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.,Rothbard received the check from the IRS by mistake and is trying to return it.

Thanks to the support of the local community, the United Methodist Women of Fairfield Community United Methodist Church, fondly known as the Community Angels, were able to donate a total of $3,200 to two local non-profit organizations that help women and children.,Since the pandemic eliminated in-person fundraising activities, the organization used a variety of virtual pop-up shops to raise money in 2020.,Even with the difficulties faced during the year, the UMW was excited to be able to support two excellent local organizations, with donations of $1,600 to each one.,Thanks to the generous support of these events by the community, the UMW has been able to donate over $65,000 to deserving local charities.,This is news or information provided by members of the community as individuals or on behalf of an organization or business.

Disney California Adventure will launch a food and beverage experience that is expected to kick off in mid-March during the spring season when the Anaheim theme park typically runs an annual food and wine festival.,“Currently planned to begin mid-March, we will debut an all-new, limited-time ticketed experience, focused on our world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences,” Disneyland president Ken Potrock said in a letter to cast members.,The limited time food and beverage event will bring more than 700 Disney cast members back to work in addition to the 230 employees that have already returned to work along Buena Vista Street, according to theme park officials.,SEE ALSO: California Assembly bill seeks to speed reopening of Disneyland and other theme parks

Many of the details of the new DCA food and beverage event have yet to be announced.,SEE ALSO: More than 40 U.S. theme parks set 2021 reopening dates read more

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials urged this week that people wear masks — and wear them properly — as the state reported an additional 964 new infections on Saturday.,Louisiana has registered 9,276 confirmed coronavirus deaths, 16th highest in the U.S. read more