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Workers allege lack of coronavirus protocols at McDonald’s in Los Angeles

Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant where two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 say as many as five others may be infected while management does little to keep staff members safe. The allegation comes as coronavirus numbers continue to ramp up. On Sunday, Los Angeles County health officials reported 3,322 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths. The workers held a rally Monday at the McDonald’s restaurant at 1716 Marengo St. in Los Angeles, calling for an immediate quarantine with pay ...
Tags: Business, News, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santa Monica, McDonald, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Sánchez, Sierra Highway, Aguilar, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories WDN


California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

By ADAM BEAM and KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation’s most populated state. On July 1, Newsom ordered many counties to close bars and indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, zoos and family entertainment centers like bowling alleys and miniature golf. On Monday, Newsom extended that ord...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, California, La, California News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Hong Kong Disneyland, Kathleen Ronayne, Sacramento Calif, LA County, Adam Beam


Apply today: City of LA will pay up to $2,000 of your rent due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — A five-day application period opens Monday, July 13, for a city relief program aimed at helping Los Angeles residential tenants struggling with the economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, starting at 8 a.m. Monday and closing at 11:59 p.m. Friday, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, which is charged with administering the progr...
Tags: Business, Florida, Politics, News, Housing, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Rent, Local News, Southern California, Martinez, Farrell


Third time is no charm as SpaceX scraps launch of 57 internet satellites

A planned launch Saturday, July 11, by Hawthorne-based SpaceX to deploy 57 internet satellites into orbit has been postponed for a third time to “allow more time for checkouts,” the company tweeted. No new launch date was announced, but SpaceX officials said their launch team was working to identify the next earliest launch opportunity. The 10th Starlink mission, part of an effort to provide low-cost internet access, was originally scheduled for June 26 from Cape Canaveral in Florida but was scr...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Market peak? Southern California homebuying drops, 1st dip in 11 weeks

Southern California house hunters put 3% fewer homes into escrow in the most recent week, the first homebuying drop in 11 weeks. Zillow’s weekly report on activity from brokers’ listing services in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties shows the housing market’s first slip amid a rebound from economic turmoil created by the coronavirus pandemic. With 3,647 existing homes put into escrow in the week ended July 4, the buying pace is 1% above a year ago. Bear in mind, the holid...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Zillow, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Housing Data, Los Angeles Orange Riverside, Top Stories LADN


Census Bureau looking to fill 7,000 openings in Southern California

Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau is still looking to fill 7,000 openings in Southern California for 2020 Census takers. Workers hired for the temporary door-to-door positions will begin training at the end of July and and start work in mid-August. The bureau needs to fill 1,100 positions in Los Angeles County to work in the west San Fernando Valley/Woodland Hills/Malibu area at a pay rate of $25 an hour. Another 2,200 workers are needed to canvas Riverside County ($17 an hour) and 3,700 ...
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LA city attorney pursues permanent injunction against Westlake-based nursing facility

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is seeking a permanent injunction against Lakeview Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility, a Westlake-based care facility that was recently cited by the state for violating regulations that included misrepresentation of medication records and improperly transferring out several sick, elderly or disabled residents. The complaint, filed in court on Tuesday, July 7, alleges the citations show that the facility violated the terms of a $600,000 settlement Feuer’s office...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Seoul, United, Trump, Weaver, Westlake, Los Angeles City, Feuer, California Department of Public Health, Mike Feuer


Shipping container classrooms and prefab bathrooms: The construction industry evolves amid COVID-19

Shrink-wrap coverings, prefab bathrooms and portable shipping containers — these are all part of the new normal as the construction industry adapts to safety protocols in a COVID-19 world. Builders have faced a host of challenges, ranging from a slowdown in available supplies and labor to project cancellations. The health crisis has also taken a big bite out of the industry’s employment base. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the nation’s construction sector added 158,000 jobs in ...
Tags: Business, News, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Architecture, Canada, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona, Kaiser, Construction, Pasadena, Mccarthy, Southern California, Pleasanton


How soon will fixed mortgage rates fall below 2%?

Can you believe it? This week Freddie Mac made the announcement heard around the world. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at 3.03%, the lowest in Freddie’s survey history dating back to 1971. And, rates are headed even lower. The 15-year fixed-rate is bound to be under 2% by year’s end. The 30-year fixed will be under 2% sometime next year. Let’s look at the trendlines. Mortgage rates tend to follow the 10-year Treasury rates. These days mortgage rates are running much higher than they’ve been ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Loans, Freddie Mac, FHA, Freddie, Saddleback College, Mortgage Bankers Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association


Southern California home prices to drop for 1st time in 8 years, forecast says

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: One major real estate data tracker, CoreLogic, is projecting the first significant Southern California home-price drop in eight years. Source: CoreLogic’s home price indexes tracks gains and losses on individual properties. That’s a bit different than other benchmarks tied to changes in broader measurements such as median or average sale prices. The Trend CoreLogic’s forecast shows that econo...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Zillow, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Selma Hepp, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


JetBlue will end service in Long Beach in October, transfer routes to LAX

JetBlue will end service at the Long Beach Airport as part of a move to consolidate its routes in the Los Angeles region, the company announced Thursday, July 9. The last day of the airline’s service in Long Beach will be Oct. 6. Many of the routes that JetBlue offered in Long Beach will be moved to the Los Angeles International Airport. The airline will, however, maintain its service at the Hollywood Burbank Airport, the Ontario International Airport, the San Diego International Airport and the...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, City Council, West Coast, Jetblue, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Portland International Airport, LGB, Palm Springs International Airport


SpaceX reschedules satellite launch for Saturday

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch its twice-delayed mission to deploy nearly 60 satellites into orbit. The launch of the Starlink satellites was originally scheduled for June 26 from Cape Canaveral in Florida but was scrubbed at the last minute to allow for more pre-flight equipment checks. SpaceX tried again Wednesday morning, but that launch had to be canceled due to bad weather. The company announced Thursday that the launch has now been rescheduled for 7:54...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, California News, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores in next 2 years

By Jordyn Holman, Bloomberg Bed Bath & Beyond plans to shrink its store base, closing 200 stores over the next two years in a bid to cut costs and weather one of retail’s most challenging periods yet. The home goods retailer, which operates more than 950 of its namesake stores in the U.S. and Canada, declined to say how many jobs will be eliminated when it shutters about one-fifth of locations. It will try to place associates in surrounding stores when possible, and more details will be released...
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LA County coronavirus deaths surge to 65; demand for testing challenges supply

A total of 65 new coronavirus deaths were reported by Los Angeles County public health authorities on Wednesdya, July 8 — a further reflection of a surge across the region that is once again taxing the ability to test for the virus and again forcing hospitals to scale up to meet demand. The county’s latest toll, coupled with 2,496 new cases of COVID-19, helped drive the daily 7-day average positivity rate up to 10.4%, a level that the county hasn’t seen since late-April. Public Health chief Barb...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Mlb, Trump, Mickey Mouse, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Dodger Stadium, City News Service


Workers protest hotel reopenings amid COVID-19 flareups

Hospitality workers throughout Los Angeles County are calling for a pause in the reopening of hotels to tourists as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in California. Employees held protests at hotels in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Pasadena on Wednesday, saying they don’t want to be forced to return to work if conditions aren’t safe. They’re asking for continued healthcare coverage through the pandemic and want assurances that hotels are complying with safety protocols t...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, Ramos, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Los Angeles Downtown, Labor Unions


Skipped rent payments rise as tenants face financial cliff ahead

Two surveys show American renters continue to be under financial stress as pandemic-linked monetary help is coming to a possible end. The National Multifamily Housing Council’s found 77.4% of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 6 in its survey of 11.4 million units in apartment complexes nationwide. That payment pace is down from 80.8% who had paid a month earlier and 79.7% a year ago. Apartment List’s most recent housing payments survey of 4,000 American rental hous...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Congress, California, Housing, White House, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Moore, U S Census, Sam Moore, Doug Bibby, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, San Francisco 's Treasure Island, National Multifamily Housing Council


Skipped payments rise as renters face financial cliff ahead

Two surveys show American renters continue to be under financial stress as pandemic-linked monetary help is coming to a possible end. The National Multifamily Housing Council’s found 77.4% of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 6 in its survey of 11.4 million units in apartment complexes nationwide. That payment pace is down from 80.8% who had paid a month earlier and 79.7% a year ago. Apartment List’s most recent housing payments survey of 4,000 American rental hous...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Congress, California, Housing, White House, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Moore, U S Census, Sam Moore, Doug Bibby, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, San Francisco 's Treasure Island, National Multifamily Housing Council


City of Los Angeles will pay $2,000 toward your rent — here’s how to apply

LOS ANGELES — A relief program to help Los Angeles residential tenants and landlords struggling with the economic affects of the COVID-19 pandemic will begin taking applications on Monday, July 13, officials announced Wednesday. The application process for the Emergency Renters Relief Program will be open for five days, starting at 8 a.m. on July 13, and closing at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, said Ann Sewill, general manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, which is cha...
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SpaceX aims for morning launch of 59 satellites — watch the 8:50 a.m. liftoff live

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Wednesday to launch 57 internet satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it continues its quest to build a worldwide broadband network. The launch of the Starlink satellites, along with a pair of Earth-observation satellites operated by a separate company, was originally planned for June 26, but it was scrubbed to allow more time for additional “pre-launch checkouts.” Wednesday’s launch is scheduled for 8:50 a.m. California time. ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, California News, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


LA County aims to put teeth in enforcement of coronavirus orders

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 7, moved toward putting teeth into enforcing the county’s public health orders amid growing concern that lax enforcement is fueling the spread of the coronavirus. The board approved a motion by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl that could lead to fines on businesses upon a public health inspectors’s first finding of “non-compliance” of a health order. The Board also sought a plan that would establish a fine amount, based on the ...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Board, Disney World, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Newsom, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn, DPH, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Hollywood’s Laugh Factory unveils 48-foot-long mural in tribute to Black Lives Matter

People take photos during the Laugh Factory unveiling a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Laugh Factory unveiled a 148-foot-long mural as a tribute to Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada speaks during an unvei...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Nascar, Southern California, Trump, Brown, Los Angeles Daily News, Masada


Mortgage injustice: Blacks twice as likely to get rejected for a loan

Blacks hear “No” from mortgage lenders twice as often as a typical American borrower. A report from LendingTree shows a huge racial gap in rejection rates for loans to buy a home. Stats compiled by the online loan marketplace reveal 12.64% of mortgage applicants from Blacks were rejected in 2019 vs. 6.15% for all purchase-loan submissions. Yes, this analysis of the latest federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data tells you Blacks are 105% more likely to get turned down for a home loan. I’m well ...
Tags: Business, Florida, Real Estate, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Housing, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Miami, Seattle, Blacks, Lendingtree


Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ offices are closed because they cannot get masks and other supplies. And Democratic members of Congress are pushing ...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Australia, Montana, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Chicago


Props to you, Californians: Real estate’s 3 slices of the November ballot

This wouldn’t be a California election without at least a few wildly contentious ballot measures about housing and property taxes. After a bit of last-minute legislative maneuvering, the 12 propositions that California voters will be asked to weigh in on has been finalized. Here’s the three real estate-related ones … Prop 15: Split roll Who put it there: Citizens. Campaign largely funded by the California Teachers Association, SEIU California and the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation Type: Cons...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jeff Bridges, Los Angeles Times, Legislature, San Mateo, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Weinstein


Coronavirus: Will tenants, landlords, taxpayers split the bill for unpaid rent?

Mounting debts for unpaid rent during the pandemic could upend the state’s apartment industry — throwing tenants out on the street and choking small landlords unable to make mortgage payments. But an unprecedented state Senate plan is moving forward to give tax breaks to landlords for forgiving rents and halting evictions, and allow tenants 10 years to repay back debt to the state. And the estimated cost to taxpayers? Up to $10 billion over the life of the program. “We’re trying to stabilize the...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Salinas, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Assembly, David Chiu


Longshore workers observe ‘Bloody Thursday’ tradition with car procession through Gardena

Hundreds of members of the ILWU on Sunday, July 5, recalled “Bloody Thursday” and the 1934 West Coast ports strike with a car procession concluding with a graveside memorial at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, where the first two victims of that historic labor dispute’s violence are buried. According to Daily Breeze history columnist Sam Gnerre, San Pedro High graduate Dickie Parker, 20, and Lomita resident John Knudsen, 43, actually died weeks before the day that would become known as “Blood...
Tags: Business, News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, West Coast, San Pedro, South Bay, Wilmington, Gardena, Port of Long Beach, Lomita, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, John Knudsen, ILWU


Bubble Watch: Appraisers don’t see drops in SoCal home values – yet

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: The coronavirus has yet to hurt Southern California home values, according to a study done by a group of local appraisers. Source: One of our most curious housing yardsticks is crafted by the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California. Since 1943, the group based at Cal Poly Pomona has tracked local home-value movements twice a year with volunteer appraisers constantly re-evaluating th...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Cal Poly Pomona, Housing Data, Top Stories LADN


Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster


Are you able to pay your rent?

Apartment rents in Southern California have risen steadily for the past nine years, crimping household budgets. Many tenants report having to cut back on food, clothing, health care and other essentials as rent increases eat up a growing share of their disposable income. The coronavirus pandemic created even more problems for tenants, with many struggling with reduced hours, unemployment or lost business income. Others have caught COVID-19 or had to care for family members who have the virus. Th...
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Apple re-closes 15 Southern California stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple has re-closed another 30 U.S. stores including 15 in Southern California as cases of COVID-19 continue to flare up in regions around the country. Stores in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma closed  Thursday. That comes on the heels of 16 closures that took effect Wednesday in Florida, Mississippi, Texas and Utah. That brings the total number of stores that have been shuttered for a second time to 77. Apple has a total 271 stores in the United States, inclu...
Tags: Apple, Utah, Business, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Bill, Oklahoma, Southern California, Knott, Top Stories LADN



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