The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as a game official for the 2021 season, making her the first Black woman to join the league’s on-field officiating staff.
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The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as a game official for the 2021 season, making her the first Black woman to join the league’s on-field officiating staff.
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( CBS Los Angeles )- The final weekend of college basketball’s regular season is here, and CBS has a Los Angeles rivalry battle on tap as the USC Trojans visit the UCLA Bruins in the Pac-12 conference regular season finale on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans dominated the Bruins, 66-48, in the first meeting at the Gallen Center and are looking for a season sweep. College Basketball on CBS analyst Gary Parrish points to how the Bruins handle Trojans star Evan Mobley as the key to whether they’ll be able to avoid the season sweep. “UCLA did a pretty decent job, all things considered, on Evan Mobley in that first game. He only had nine points got six field goal attempts,” Parrish said in an interview with CBS Local’s Ryan Mayer. “Obviously that wasn’t a recipe for success, because they still lost the game by 18. But I do think everything starts with keeping him under control when USC’s on offense, and then on defense making sure he’s not too disruptive. You have to be aware of where he is at all times, the reason that defense is so good starts with him.” The Trojans defense ranks among the nation’s elite, checking in at 15 in Ken Pomeroy’s Adjusted Defensive Efficiency ratings. Not only that, they’re in the top 30 in offensive efficiency. So this is a tough matchup for UCLA, especially considering the loss of senior guard Chris Smith in early January to a torn ACL. “Every conversation about UCLA has to start with the fact that they lost their best player after eight games. The fact that Mick has been able to hold this thing together as well as he has all things considered, is pretty impressive. Losing your best player is hard. If you add him back into this roster, everything is different,” Parrish said. But, the Bruins can certainly make Saturday competitive if they’re just able to find their normal shooting stroke against the Trojans. The first time the two met, UCLA shot just 3-19 from three, a 15.8% clip that’s well below their 36.9% mark for the season. If they’re able to get closer to that season-average clip and do the same type of defensive job they did on Mobley in the first outing, they could certainly pull out the win at home. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, both teams appear to be headed for the NCAA Tournament in just a few weeks. For USC, there’s an opportunity to make a real run in the tournament if, as Parrish says, they can just find their form from a few weeks ago. “There was a time not too long ago when I was looking at USC and talking about them as a legitimate Final Four contender. They’re now projected as more of a seven seed. In terms of what you want to see, just get back to playing the way you were when you won seven straight games,” Parrish said. “We know what’s capable from this team, we don’t have to wonder about how good they can be, we’ve seen them be good. They need to spend this weekend and this week getting back to what they were in January, because what they were in January was, I think, one of the best teams in the country.” “They have a coach who has done it before, not at USC but at Florida Gulf Coast, so he knows what it looks like to march through a bracket to make the second weekend. And they have an undeniable future lottery pick in Evan Mobley who has lived up to all expectations, perhaps exceeded them,” Parrish continued. “You’re talking about a 7-footer who is awesome around the rim, and awesome rim protector but can also step away from the basket and knock down perimeter jumpers. He is exactly what you look for when you are looking for a modern-day big in the NBA.” Tune in Saturday, March 6 as USC and UCLA wrap up their Pac-12 regular seasons with a crosstown battle on CBS tip-off set for 4 p.m. ET.
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LeBron James took two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo with the first pick of the All-Star Game draft. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the league-leading Jazz went last.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The All-Star Game is up next for Julius Randle. The playoffs might be there later for his team. Randle capped his breakout first half with 27 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, sending the New York Knicks into the break with a winning record after a 114-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. RJ Barrett added 21 points to help the Knicks improve to 19-18 in their first season under Tom Thibodeau. They have missed the playoffs for seven straight years but finished the first half in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. “As a group we’re not satisfied,” Randle said. “We haven’t accomplished what we want to accomplish.” It’s been an unexpected rise for the longtime losers fueled by Randle, the workhorse power forward who was rewarded with his first All-Star selection. “He’s a great worker and sets a great example for the team,” Thibodeau said. “So he’s been terrific and the impact on winning has been huge.” So has Thibodeau’s, the former Coach of the Year whose players have taken to his style of outworking the competition. “We still have a lot of things that we have to clean up, but I think hard work is always going to make up for it,” Barrett said. Elfrid Payton had 20 points after missing the last four games with a sore right hamstring. Wayne Ellington scored 17 points for the Pistons, who came nowhere near duplicating their play from a night earlier, when they routed Toronto 129-105. They had 43 points after one quarter in that game but barely surpassed that by halftime of this one, reaching the midpoint of their schedule at 10-27, worst in the East. Coach Dwane Casey pointed to the growth of the Pistons’ many young players and sees good things ahead for the franchise. “It’s just so many good things that are going on and unfortunately they’re not coming out as ‘Ws,’” Casey said. Mason Plumlee, one of two Pistons with triple-doubles against Toronto, followed that with 12 points and 13 rebounds. New York’s lead was 48-44 after Isaiah Stewart’s follow shot with 3:52 remaining in the half. The Knicks then ran off 11 straight points, most of the baskets at or near the rim, to open a 15-point cushion and took a 59-46 lead to the break. The Knicks made 15-of-23 shots (65%) in the third, opening a 20-point lead before taking a 93-74 advantage to the fourth. Detroit cut it to 10 in the fourth and was about to get closer when it got the ball underneath to an open Plumlee, but Randle swooped in to block the shot and the Knicks found Barrett alone on the other end to make it 103-91. The Pistons were the opponent in the last NBA game played at Madison Square Garden in front of a full crowd. The Knicks beat them 96-84 last March 8 before beginning a three-game road trip they never finished because the season was suspended three nights later because of the coronavirus. TIP-INS Pistons: Detroit has dropped four straight against New York after winning the previous eight meetings. … Former Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr., who also had a triple-double Wednesday, scored 12 points but had just two assists and two rebounds. Knicks: Derrick Rose missed his second straight game for health and safety protocol reasons. … The Knicks showed highlights of some dunks by Obi Toppin on the overhead video screen during a timeout late in the first quarter and congratulated him on being chosen to compete in the All-Star slam dunk contest. They also wished a happy birthday to the rookie, who turned 23 Thursday. NOT ON SCHEDULE The Pistons closed the first half with a back-to-back, when originally they weren’t scheduled to play either night. Detroit was supposed to close its first half Tuesday with a road game against Toronto, before that game was pushed back a day because of the Raptors’ coronavirus issues. The game Thursday in New York was originally targeted for the second half before the NBA recently added it to Thursday’s schedule. UP NEXT Pistons: At Charlotte on March 11. Knicks: At Milwaukee on March 11. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Martin scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series. Noah Dobson, Anthony Beauvillier and Jordan Eberle also scored for New York, and rookie Ilya Sorokin stopped 16 shots. The Islanders improved to 5-0-1 in their last six overall and 8-0-2 at the Nassau Coliseum to remain the only team without a regulation loss at home. “That’s when we’re at our best, when we have four lines rolling,” Martin said. “We’re a tough team to beat when we’re playing like that. This was a good one. We just got to keep it going.” Taylor Hall and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for Buffalo, which has lost five straight (0-5-1). The Sabres are 2-8-1 since taking a two-week break for a COVID outbreak. Jonas Johansson, making his second start of the season with starter Linus Ullmark injured, finished with a career-high 40 saves. “It was a very bad game,” Ristolainen said. “I feel like every time we were kind of getting back at it, getting the momentum in their zone, and getting some good shifts then we made a mistake. I made unfortunately a lot of mistakes today that cost us the game.” The teams continue the series with afternoon games at the Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday. Sorokin, coming off 20-save shutouts in his previous two games, had six saves in the first period, four in the second and six in the third to improve to 3-2-1. With Buffalo trailing 3-1, Jeff Skinner hit a goal post from the left circle in the opening minute of the third. Eberle then put the Islanders ahead 4-1 as he scored on a rebound of a shot by Anders Lee at 3:14, beating Johansson on the glove side. Ristolainen pulled the Sabres back within two at 7:23, jamming in the rebound of a shot by Jack Eichel for his third. Martin got his second of the night and fourth of the season as he converted the rebound of his own shot from the right doorstep with 5:32 left. It was Martin’s third career two-goal game, and first since March 25, 2014, at Carolina. The Islanders, in the midst of a stretch of 19 games in 33 days, got their seventh straight win against the Sabres, including four this season. “I think it’s important if we’re going to have success, the games where we have everybody contributing, being on the right side,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “We’ve got a very busy stretch here, we’re going to have to manage it.” Hall got the Sabres on the scoreboard at 3:08 of the second. Sorokin made a save on Cody Eakin’s shot from the left side, but Hall put in the rebound from the right side to make it 2-1. Beauvillier restored the Islanders’ two-goal lead on a breakaway with 5:02 left in the middle period. Beauvillier, playing in his 300th career game, got a pass from Brock Nelson, sped ahead of Ristolainen and skated in and beat Johansson for his second. “Nelly put it in the space for me and yeah, it felt pretty good to score a goal,” said the 23-year-old Beauvillier, in his fifth NHL season. “Feels like yesterday I first started playing here. I wouldn’t call myself an older guy. I’m still young at heart, I guess. It’s been a fun ride so far and looking forward to the rest of it.” The Islanders outshot the Sabres 18-6 while scoring twice in a dominant first period. Dobson put the Islanders up 1-0 as he got a pass from Eberle in the middle and fired a shot past Johansson’s blocker for his second with 9:25 left. Martin doubled New York’s lead on a fortuitous deflection as he sent the puck from the left corner beyond the goal line off Johansson’s mask and in with 3:39 left. “Initially I was looking to find (Casey Cizikas) or (Cal Clutterbuck) around the net,” Martin said. “They weren’t really open. Everyone kind of gravitated to them and I took a look at the goalie and saw he was down and just tried to put it there. Luckily I was able to hit my spot and it went in.” Trotz said Martin has been working on that shot in practice and liked that it worked. “Well-placed shot and really timely goal for us,” Trotz said. FINISHING STRONG The Islanders are outscoring opponents 26-13 in the third period this season for a league-best plus-13 margin in the period. New York has a 17-5 margin in the third at home. SCORING DROUGHT Hall’s goal early in the second was only his second of the season and first since Buffalo’s season-opener against Washington on Jan. 14. He got the Sabres’ first goal of the season in his first game with the team after signing a one-year, $8 million deal in the offseason. THREE IN A ROW This is the second time in franchise history the Islanders are facing the same opponent in three straight games. New York previously did it March 4-10, 2012, against New Jersey. The Islanders will do it three more times this season: March 11-14 against New Jersey, March 18-22 against Philadelphia and April 22-27 against Washington. This is the only time all the games are in the same arena. The Sabres are playing three straight against the same team in the same season for the first time. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Martin Scores 2 To Help Islanders Beat Sabres
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — US President-elect Joe Biden yesterday named experienced Antony Blinken for secretary of state, also nominating the first female head of intelligence and a czar for climate issues, with the promise of a return to expertise after the turbulent years of Donald Trump.
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Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, speaking for the first time since signing a two-year, $19 million deal with the Lakers, called switching L.A. teams a “business decision” and said he didn’t believe the Clippers wanted him back.
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The Miami Marlins made history on Friday by hiring Kim Ng to take over as the team’s new general manager. With the move, Ng becomes the first female GM in Major League Baseball History.
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By Matt Citak ( CBS Boston )- Well folks, Week 10 is here, which means we have entered the final month of the fantasy regular season. For most leagues, the fantasy postseason kicks off in Week 14. This means there are only four more weeks to clinch your spot in the playoffs, rise in the standings, or even seal that first-round bye. For the first time in what seems like a while, we survived a weekend of games without any significant injuries to fantasy contributors. Several players suffered concussions, paving the way for short-term relevance for some backups, while other lowly-owned players put up solid performances. While it may not be the biggest week on the waiver wire, there are still some solid pickups available. With that said, here are the top waiver wire adds for Week 10. Quarterback Credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins- After a rough first start, Tua rebounded in a big way on Sunday. The fifth overall pick in this year’s draft completed just over 71 percent of his passes against the Arizona Cardinals, finishing with 248 passing yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, adding seven carries for 35 yards. Over the next three weeks, Tua will face off against the Chargers, Broncos and Jets, all of whom rank in the top 10 in most fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. The rookie has a fantastic opportunity to string together a few good performances in a row, making him a great streaming option for at least the next three weeks. QB Drew Lock, Denver Broncos- The Broncos offense has been difficult to trust all season, but there is no denying that the unit performs significantly better with Lock under center. In Denver’s disappointing Week 9 loss to the Falcons, Lock completed just 52 percent of his passes. However, he threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns, while picking up 47 yards and an additional touchdown on the ground. This upcoming week, Lock and the Broncos will face off against the Las Vegas Raiders, who just allowed Justin Herbert to throw for 326 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Lock is firmly on the streaming radar in Week 10. Running Back RB Duke Johnson, Houston Texans- One of the players to suffer a concussion in Week 9 was Texans running back David Johnson. Following the injury, Duke Johnson stepped into the role of the team’s lead back, and while he wasn’t terribly effective, he did end up having his best game of the season. Johnson finished with a season-high 16 carries, gaining 41 yards and scoring a touchdown, and caught all four of his targets for 32 yards. If David Johnson is unable to suit up this week, Duke Johnson will make a solid fantasy play for a Week 10 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. While we won’t know David Johnson’s game status until late in the week, add Duke Johnson now in case he’s thrust into the lead role again. RB J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team- Antonio Gibson is clearly the most talented running Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images back in Washington’s backfield, but that hasn’t stopped McKissic from getting his fair share of touches. Now with Kyle Allen out indefinitely and Alex Smith under center, McKissic could see his role grow even more. In the Week 9 loss to the Giants, McKissic was targeted a whopping 14 times, turning it into nine receptions for 65 yards. In the two games Smith has filled in for Allen, he has attempted 49 passes with 18 of them going in McKissic’s direction. That is an incredible 36.7 percent target share. While that mark is likely not sustainable, Smith does have a history of targeting his running backs a lot. Allen could be the starting QB for the remainder of the season, which should bode well for McKissic’s fantasy value moving forward. If he’s still available on the wire, grab McKissic and don’t think twice about it. RB Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts- Following Marlon Mack’s season-ending injury in Week 1, Jonathan Taylor was supposed to take over as the Colts’ bell cow back. But after receiving 26 carries in Week 2, Taylor has topped 13 rush attempts just once over the last six games. Taylor got just six carries in Week 9 after seeing only 11 the week prior. Meanwhile, Wilkins has carried the ball 31 times in the last two weeks combined, gaining 128 yards and a touchdown. It appears as if there has been a changing of the guard in Indy, and while this backfield may be hard to trust moving forward, it looks like Wilkins is now the preferred ball-carrier. Over the next six weeks, the Colts get to face off against the Titans, Packers, Titans again, Texans, Raiders and Texans again. All four of those teams are currently in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. If Indy commits to Wilkins as the lead back, he could end up being a league-winner. RB Kallen Ballage, Los Angeles Chargers- The other running back injury to occur in Week 9 was Justin Jackson’s knee injury suffered on the first play of the game. Brutal luck for anyone who had Jackson in their lineup, but it did pave the way for journeyman back Kallen Ballage to see his first significant action as a Charger. Ballage finished with a team-high 15 carries for 69 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and a touchdown while catching two of three targets for 15 yards. Joshua Kelley has been disappointing since Austin Ekeler’s injury, but the rookie fourth round pick did end up catching five passes for 31 yards in Week 9. It’s unclear how serious Jackson’s injury is, although the fact that he got hurt so early in the game and did not return is not a good sign. Couple that with Austin Ekeler’s likely return in the near future, and it does not look like Ballage will remain fantasy relevant for too long. However, until Jackson and/or Ekeler are back, Ballage looks like the Chargers’ lead runner, placing him on the fantasy radar. Wide Receiver WR Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers- Don’t look now but Samuel has registered a touchdown in three consecutive games. The fourth-year receiver enjoyed the best game of his 2020 campaign against the Chiefs in Week 9, catching a season-high nine passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Samuel has also earned several rush attempts each game, as he added three carries for 13 yards and recorded a touchdown run in both Weeks 7 and 8. It is clear that the Panthers want to get the ball in Samuel’s hands as much as possible. After being held out of the end zone in the first five weeks of the season, Samuel now has four total touchdowns over the last three games. Samuel should be a priority add for anyone in need of some help at wide receiver. WR K.J. Hamler, Denver Broncos- While the Broncos are certainly disappointed by their Week 9 loss to the Falcons, the team must be encouraged by the performance of some of its young offensive players. We already touched on Drew Lock, while Jerry Jeudy just had the best game of his rookie campaign, and he’s not the only receiver to do so. Hamler was targeted 10 times against Atlanta, catching six of those passes for 75 yards and adding one run for 15 yards. After a hamstring injury sidelined him earlier in the season, Hamler finally appears fully healthy and his production supports this. Hamler also returned one punt and one kickoff return in Week 9, highlighting the fact that the Broncos want the ball in their rookie third round pick’s hands. Hamler could step up as the number two option in the Broncos’ passing game behind Jeudy, a role which should plant him firmly on the fantasy map. WR Danny Amendola, Detroit Lions- Kenny Golladay missed this one due to the hip injury suffered in Week 8, which allowed Amendola to fill in as Matthew Stafford’s favorite target. In the first two weeks of the season with Golladay sidelined, Amendola was targeted seven times each game. In Week 9, Amendola led the Lions with 10 targets while no other receiver had more than five. The slot receiver turned those targets into seven receptions for 77 yards, but was held out of the end zone yet again. Amendola is yet to score this season, but offers a solid floor when Golladay is not on the field. If Golladay is unable to go this week, Amendola should make a solid FLEX play against Washington, who’s strength in the secondary lies on the outside with Kendall Fuller. Tight End TE Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns- Hooper missed the last two games leading up to Cleveland’s Week 9 bye, which is why he has seemingly fallen off the radar for many fantasy owners. In the three weeks prior to that, Hooper was targeted a total of 23 times, finishing with five receptions for either 50+ yards or finishing with a touchdown in each contest. Hooper has yet to take the field since Odell Beckham’s season-ending injury, which will likely lead to Baker Mayfield leaning on his tight end even more. In Week 10, Hooper and the Browns will welcome the Houston Texans to Cleveland. In one game against the Texans last year, Hooper, then a member of the Falcons, caught six passes for 56 yards. Hooper is a TE1 in this matchup, and could end up being a reliable option at fantasy’s weakest position for the rest of the season depending on the play of Mayfield. With Travis Kelce and Hayden Hurst both on byes, you’d be hard pressed to find a better replacement than Hooper this week.
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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps yesterday towards moving into the White House 72 days from now, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt about the election results.
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Christian McCaffrey injured his shoulder late in Sunday’s game, his first game back after missing six weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Panthers’ CMC day-to-day with shoulder injury
During his first season in New England, the Patriots played losing football at 5-11 but managed to change the direction of the franchise.
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GORMAN (CBSLA) — Angelenos will want to bundle up Monday thanks to a drastic shift from the heat which enveloped the Southland to a bitter cold which brought freezing temperatures and the first snowfall of the season. A restaurant in snowy Gorman, Calif. Nov. 9, 2020. (CBSLA) A hard freeze warning was in effect overnight Sunday for the Antelope Valley — including the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster — due to temperatures expected to drop as low as 26 degrees. Between one and two inches of snow were expected in elevations above 4,000 feet. The cold morning lows, frost advisories and freeze warnings were expected to continue throughout the first half of this week. “Damage to outdoor plumbing possible,” the National Weather Service Expect wrote. “Severe damage to crops or sensitive vegetation, and harm to unprotected pets or livestock.” The wintry blast is causing problems for restaurants in the Antelope Valley who are not allowed to have customers dine inside because of COVID-19 regulations. They have placed heat lamps outside, but for many customers, that is not enough. “So the customer, they wanted to come inside, but we’re not able to do that,” said Miguel Flores, owner of the Ranch House Restaurant in Gorman. Gorman is about three miles from Kern County, which is allowing 25% capacity inside restaurants because it is in the red tier of California’s four-tiered coronavirus metric system. However, Los Angeles County is in the purple tier, the lowest, and is not allowing any indoor dining. Meanwhile, all schools in the Big Bear Unified School District were closed Monday due to the snow. Snow in Gorman. Nov. 9, 2020. (CBSLA) Traffic was moving smoothly along the 5 Freeway Monday morning through the Grapevine. However, on Sunday, California Highway Patrol officers had to escort drivers through the area because of snow and ice. The wild weather swing also came with heavy winds Sunday that toppled trees in several areas including Westchester, Bell Gardens and Irvine. In South Los Angeles, a tree actually fell onto an apartment building and two cars, but there were no serious injuries. A hail storm also caught residents by surprise in Rancho Cucamonga. The winds had died down Monday, but the bitter cold overnight temperatures were expected to remain. Dusting of snow in Lebec! Folks are enjoying the wintery feel with no problems being reported on I-5. It remains open through the Grapevine. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/COjnlRtB7V — Kara Finnstrom (@KaraFinnstrom) November 9, 2020
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It’s Beginning To Feel Like Winter: Temperatures Plummet Across Southland
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – George Gascón will be the next district attorney of Los Angeles County after incumbent Jackie Lacey conceded the race Friday morning, losing in her effort to obtain a third term in the position. In an emotional news conference, Lacey acknowledged that she would not have the votes to overcome the deficit she currently faces. The 66-year-old Gascón, the former San Francisco District Attorney, was leading by a 53.72% to 46.28% margin, a difference of just over 229,000 votes. “My consultants tell me that while I may close the gap between the two of us, I will not be able to make up enough, based on the trending of the ballots, to win this election,” Lacey said. According to the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office, there were still an estimated 791,200 votes remaining to be tallied. Lacey was the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position. “To my mom, who constantly asked me, ‘are you OK?’ and who constantly reminded me during this contentious fight, that no matter what happened, I made history,” Lacey said. The 63-year-old Lacey has held the DA’s post since 2012. However, she has faced growing criticism during her tenure over claims she has not been aggressive enough in prosecuting law enforcement officers for misconduct. Those protests increased significantly in the wake of the George Floyd protests. For months, protesters have been holding weekly demonstrations outside of her downtown office and her home . In August, the California Attorney General filed misdemeanor gun charges against her husband for an incident back in March in which he allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters . A pretrial hearing is scheduled in the case for Dec. 11. Last month, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti switched his endorsement from Lacey to Gascón. Gascón, a retired Los Angeles police officer, has served as both police chief and district attorney for San Francisco. Both appointments were made by current California governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. He earned a November runoff against Lacey after coming in second to her in the March primary. Lacey received 48.65% of the vote to Gascón’s 28.22%. Lacey needed to finish with more than 50% of the vote to avoid the runoff. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
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Jackie Lacey Concedes ‘Contentious’ LA DA’s Race To George Gascón
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 2020 election was historic not just on turnout, but because of the new faces going to Capitol Hill. Two local incoming Congressmen will be the first and only on many fronts. This election season, residents in the South Bronx and Westchester and Rockland counties cast their ballots to make history. “Who would’ve thought the first openly LGBTQ elected official in New York City would come not from Chelsea or Hell’s Kitchen, but from the South Bronx?” Congressman Elect Ritchie Torres said. RELATED STORY: Struggling South Bronx Sends Ritchie Torres To Congress Both Torres and Mondaire Jones are now the only Afro-Latino and Black openly gay members of Congress. “To grow up poor, Black and gay is to not see yourself anywhere,” Jones said. WATCH: Mondaire Jones Speaks About His Election To Congress — Both men coming from similar backgrounds and ascended up the ranks. “To get over the oppressions that it takes to run for office, to gain access to the ballot, to actually mobilize communities. Mondaire Jones won in a district that is 58% white. That’s huge,” said Shijuade Kadree, chief advocacy officer for the LGBT Community Center. “Both Ritchie and Mondaire are brilliant and accomplished and seen as quote unquote electable, but they wouldn’t have been even 10 years ago.” RELATED STORY: Democrat Mondaire Jones Wins Race For Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Seat Ritchie Torres (credit: CBS2) It’s why Jones calls this a watershed moment. “We are now able to use our lived experiences to inform the policy-making discussions,” Jones said. Jones and Torres now become the example to others that they personally never had. “If you are a young kid, a young kid of color or an LGBT kid or a poor kid from the Bronx, I hope you can see your story in me,” Torres said. More Election 2020 Coverage : General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Complete Coverage Torres and Jones want to champion mainstream issues, like the impact COVID has had on their communities. But they plan to do it from a first-hand understanding that they say addresses concerns of many more people in their communities. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Election 2020: New York City Largely Calm Overnight, Businesses Remain Boarded Up As Results Come In Study: 1.7 Million New Yorkers Have Been Infected With COVID-19 Election 2020: New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Legalizing Marijuana You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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Election 2020: Ritchie Torres, Mondaire Jones Become First Afro-Latino, Black Openly Gay Members Of Congress