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CBS Los Angeles, Nov. 11, 2020  (Video)
Santa Ana Testing Site Sees COVID-19 Positivity Rate Skyrocket
The one-week positivity rate at a drive-thru testing site in Santa Ana run by the University of California, Irvine has increased from 8.9% to 20%, UCI Health reported Wednesday. “It’s right in line with what we know happened a couple of weeks ago, which was Halloween,” Dr. Jose Mayorga, with UCI Health, said. “People got together, they interacted at gatherings in their homes and they socialized and possibly let their guard down.”

Reuters, Nov. 12, 2020
Breakingviews – Biden’s finance squad is a progressive fig leaf
Without question, Biden is making an important statement by amassing one of the most diverse review teams ever – with 40% from historically unrepresented communities. And it includes figures, like Mehrsa Baradaran, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, who have advocated for addressing racial inequities in banking. This suggests Biden may focus on policies that help close the racial wealth gap or improve middle class opportunity – but not try to break up large banks.

The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 13, 2020
Trump Cries Election Fraud. In Court, His Lawyers Don’t.
“I think that there’s a huge difference between the kind of cheap talk that the president can engage in on Twitter and the way that lawyers need to present evidence in court,” said Rick Hasen, a law professor and election-law specialist at the University of California, Irvine. “Not only are lawyers subject to sanctions if they file frivolous lawsuits or provide false information to the court, but claims are also subject to the rules of evidence,” Mr. Hasen added. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: WSJ.com/UCILibraries]

NBC News, Nov. 12, 2020
Nguyen vs. Nguyen race in Calif. highlights rise of Vietnamese American electorate
“You normally don’t see two Vietnamese American women who both have political experience running against one another, one as a Democratic and one as a Republican,” Linda Trinh Vo, an Asian American studies professor at the University of California, Irvine, told NBC Asian America. … Vo said that the community [Little Saigon] is far from a conservative monolith and that it’s now varied in terms of age, class, gender and political affiliation. “Now we’re seeing politicians who are representative of that diversity,” she said.

CNA Lifestyle, Nov. 12, 2020
Putien turns 20: The story of a humble coffeeshop that became a Michelin winner
The restaurant was so much a part of [Fong] Chak Ka’s upbringing that when he went to pursue a degree in Business Administration at the University of California, Irvine in the United States, he found himself unconsciously observing the value propositions of every restaurant he visited. … When contemplating his potential career during his last year of university, it dawned on Chak Ka that he had an established platform at home, ready and willing for him to enter its fold.

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