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Two People Tried To Harass A Fruit Vendor In California But Two Men Stood Up For Them

Update July 15, 2020: The owner of Bergie’s Bar and Grill is apologizing after a video went viral of him confronting fruit vendors. The video shows Mike Foster, as well as his wife Renee McAlonis, calling the police on a fruit vendor.

After going viral, the owner of Bergie’s Bar and Grill is apologizing.

“We apologize for the entire situation,” Foster told KHTS Radio. “We got out of control, and it should not have gotten to that level. My wife is now constantly getting death threats,” Foster said. “A former employee posted our address and phone number online.”

Foster continued to say that the multiple videos do not show the full interaction. He says that he is not racist and that his only concern was that the vendor had the proper permits.

Original: There are few things in this world that are super sacred. Included in the sacred things would be the precious fruit vendors that we see regularly selling fresh fruit to people. Well, one couple in Santa Clarita thought they brought a fruit vendor down but they only made their business stronger.

A Santa Clarita couple tried to have a fruit vendor taken down.

The video shows two people confronting a fruit vendor in Santa Clarita, California. The man recording the video asks what the problem is and the man claims he is upset that the vendor doesn’t have a permit.

Don’t worry, there is another, longer angle of the confrontation.

The second angle comes from the first man’s brother. You can hear the second man start with the jokes and name-calling off the bat. While name-calling is not something we endorse, we all know that one primo who talks like this and he makes any situation just a little bit better. He even engages with someone off-camera and gleefully refers to the couple as Karen and Paul.

The police did arrive, but according to Instagram, they were given a warning and told to move the cart.

According to the people who were recording the confrontation, the couple owns Bergie’s, a bar and restaurant in Santa Clarita. The man, who was the main aggressor in the confrontation, can be heard as one point responding to the fruit vendor saying, “I don’t fucking speak Spanish.”

After the videos, the community came together to uplift the fruit vendor.

Credit: GoFundMe

“My uncle and his friend started this fruit business Few (sic) months ago. They’ve been hustling ever since,” reads the GoFundMe page. “Unfortunately they were harassed by a racist couple in Santa Clarita, California Sunday afternoon. Thankfully people were there to support. Thank you for the love and support towards my uncle and his friend! It means alot to us❤️ Any donations would help. God bless you all❤️”

And, of course, people who needed some fresh fruit showed up to their new location to give them cash directly.

It seems that every time people try to come after people nowadays ends in the victim with a hefty GoFundMe donation. If you want to donate to La Palma, you can do so by clicking here.

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California Is Poised To Become The First State To Offer Unemployment To Undocumented Workers

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California Is Poised To Become The First State To Offer Unemployment To Undocumented Workers

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Covid-19 has devastated families financially, especially Latinos. Latino households have experienced disproportionate levels of unemployment and health issues from Covid-19. California is helping undocumented people impacted by the virus.

California is going to help undocumented people struggling during the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic.

On Monday, the California legislature released a stimulus package to help Californians suffering during the pandemic. The “Major Components of Joint Economic Stimulus Plan” includes financially assisting undocumented people living in California. The plan further stipulates that the state would create a fund to assist those who will lose when the $600 unemployment benefits disappear and any other holes that might remain in the economic injuries of residents.

People are defending the use of tax dollars to help undocumented immigrants.

Undocumented people pay taxes. It is a narrative that anti-immigrant people push to further harm the undocumented community. Advocates have argued that the undocumented community should be protected during this pandemic as much as anyone else. This plan would likely do that.

“Our calls for prompt relief and a bit of human kindness have been heard and we hope soon not another family will go hungry or without essentials such as medication, bars of soap and other hygiene products, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc in the Golden State,” Angelica Salas, executive director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, said in a statement.

The virus is still spreading in the U.S. with California being one of the worst-hit states.

The state set a record on July 29 with 12,904 new Covid cases and 192 deaths. The state has been criticized for rushing its reopening strategy that led to a visible explosion of cases in mid-June. That is when California restrictions were lifted before meeting the health guideline standards for a safe reopening.

Latinos are the most impacted community. More Latino households have seen illness and sudden joblessness across the U.S. The federal government has left out undocumented people, who pay taxes, from assistance using tax dollars. California might be the first state to rectify that.

READ: Boston Red Sox Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez Suffering From Covid-Related Heart Inflammation

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Series Of Earthquakes Shake LA And People Still Act Surprised

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Series Of Earthquakes Shake LA And People Still Act Surprised

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If there is one thing that everyone knows about Southern California is that you should expect earthquakes. They are as unique and predictable to Southern California as hurricanes in Florida. Yet, three earthquakes this morning shook Southern California to some surprise.

2020 has been one crazy year and for Angelenos, July ended with a bang.

Three earthquakes, one being a 4.2 centered in Pacoima, shook Southern California. The first earthquake occurred at 4:30 a.m. local time. the epicenter is 23 miles north of downtown LA. The quake woke up people in the greater Los Angeles area with a jolt and sustained rocking.

Some people are trying to get all philosophical with it.

Sure, we aren’t necessary on the planet. One can even argue that we are the biggest threat to the earth’s integrity. However, the earth shaking beneath your feet is one of the most unnerving sensations. Let people panic in peace.

Some people were ready to physically fight the earthquake.

When dealing with an earthquake, it is important not to run. You want to stay in place and find a way to hunker down. Study tables are a good place to hide under during an earthquake, according to the National Safety Council. If that is not available, a good, sturdy doorframe is the second-best place to hunker down.

Others managed to sleep right through them.

There is a special class of people who are never awakened by earthquakes. The sleep is so deep that not even the earth moving wakes them up. Those are the kinds of people you want on your side. Nerves of steel.

This one abuelito thinkgs that your concern over this earthquake is cute.

The 1994 Northridge earthquake is something no one will ever forget. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake was devastating and those who lived through it will never forget it. While this earthquake hasn’t caused immediate damage, it is a reminder to always be ready for the big one.

READ: Mexico Was Rattled By A Massive Earthquake And This Is What It Was Like In The Country’s Capital

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