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Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Griffith Observatory, Langer


CSUN receives $40 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, largest in school’s history

Cal State Northridge has received a $40 million donation, the largest in its 63-year history, to address equity gaps at the four-year university. The donation comes from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the wealthiest people in the world, CSUN said in a Tuesday morning, June 15, statement announcing the gift. The $40 million CSUN received is part of an overall $2.7 billion in donations Scott is donating to 286 “high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have be...
Tags: Amazon, News, Education, California News, Beck, Sport, West, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Scott, U S News World Report, CSUN, Mackenzie Scott


Caltech graduation’s in-person watch party was ‘bittersweet’ for parents

Caltech’s Class of 2021 graduated Friday, June 11 from the campus and from around the globe. There they were, hybrid-style, a crowd of graduates, faculty and staff gathered, in places near and far: Palo Alto, Korea, France, Pasadena, Michigan, Taiwan, Orange County. But no matter where they were, they were all watching screens. The institute’s 127th commencement ceremony was presented, like many in the era of pandemic, streamed online. On campus in Pasadena, a group of students dressed in regali...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, New Jersey, Graduation, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Caltech, Lockheed Martin Corp, Augustine, Mark Strand, Norman R Augustine, Nayla


Outdoor dining set to become a permanent feature of LA County food scene

Outdoor dining may remain a permanent feature of Los Angeles County’s vibrant food scene, with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voting on Tuesday, June 8, to support state legislation to expand outdoor options. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion to support two state bills: one on outdoor dining and the other to expand liquor licenses. “Outdoor dining should be one of the things we hold on to after the pandemic is over,” Hahn said. “Restaurants have appreci...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Sport, Soccer, Community, Dining, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Solis, Hahn


Black families reluctant to return to LAUSD schools due to systemic racism, report says

Black families may be reluctant to send their children back to Los Angeles Unified schools, after more than a year of coronavirus-induced virtual learning, because they feel the nation’s second largest school district is plagued by systemic racism, according to a new report from an educational advocacy group. Speak UP, a parent group that advocates for improved and equitable public education, released a report Monday, June 7, about how racial bias affects Black students at LAUSD. The report took...
Tags: Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Hall, Black, Southern California, Northridge, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Pacific Islander, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


UCLA releases model to guide which areas should be given vaccine priority

A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents’ risks of COVID-19. The model’s maps and data are publicly available, and the research titled “COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Predictive, Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision Making,” is set to be published in the International Journal of Environmental Healt...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Silicon Valley, Ucla, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Centers for Disease Control, Ferrer, South Los Angeles


That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles–A Free Online Documentary

From KCET (the public broadcaster serving SoCal) comes the documentary, That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles. “During his time spent in Southern California in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.’s authentic architecture that was suitable to the city’s culture and landscape. Writer/Director Chris Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, explores the houses the legendary architect built in Los Angeles. The docume...
Tags: Facebook, College, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lincoln Logs, Southern California, Wright, KCET, Lloyd Wright, Famous Frank Lloyd Wright Houses, Mies van der Rohe The Frank Lloyd Wright, Chris Hawthorne


‘You are just never alone’: LA teen honored for helping family through COVID-19 crisis

Joshua Morales, 17, continues to care for his 70-year-old father Antonio, a throat cancer survivor who uses an electrolarynx, as he recovers from COVID-19 at their Los Angeles home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Morales, of Loyola High School, who cared for his family after they all caught COVID-19 last December, is headed to USC on a full scholarship and received a $5,000 award from a law firm and the LA Rams. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Joshua Morales, 17, continu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Usc, Southern California, Josh, Loyola High School, Wallace, Morales, Los Angeles Rams


LA County reports 4 new coronavirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials. With travel plans lon...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, John, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, LA Kings, Los Angeles County


LA County reports 4 new coroanvirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials.With travel plans long...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, John, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, LA Kings, Los Angeles County


As holiday weekend looms, LA County’s coronavirus numbers continue to slide

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to tumble on Tuesday, May 25, a positive sign as the planned lifting of virus-related restrictions across the state grows closer and another holiday weekend looms. According to weekly figures released by the state, the county’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections fell to 0.9 per 100,000 residents, down from 1.2 per 100,000 residents last week. The continued decline leaves the county firmly anchored in the least-restrictive yellow tier of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County


LA County officials report more cases of the UK coronavirus variant

Los Angeles County reported 265 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths on Saturday, May 22, as officials reported more cases of the UK variant B.1.1.7. Of the 40 specimens analyzed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health laboratory in the past week, 53% were the UK variant and none were the California variant. The lab also detected six Brazil (P.1) variants last week and one South African variant (B.1.351). Officials said recent research has provide added evidence that the ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Brazil, Community, Lebron James


LA County’s budget talks focus on recovery, social justice

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES >>  The Board of Supervisors held its first public hearing today on Los Angeles County’s $36.2 billion recommended budget for fiscal year 2021-22 — a plan that emphasizes spending to expand safety-net services, support economic recovery and address racial and other inequities. County CEO Fesia Davenport updated the board during a session that in other years has drawn hundreds of union members and advocates for a wide range of county program...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Housing, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Social Justice, Mitchell, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Davenport


With 5 more coronavirus deaths reported, LA County climbs to 23,999 total

Los Angeles County reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, May 9, though health officials say the relatively low numbers likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. According to state figures, there were 389 people hospitalized with the virus as of Sunday in Los Angeles County, down from 400 on Saturday. The number of those patients in intensive care increased from 87 to 90. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,561 cases and 23,999 deaths s...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Orange County, Eric Garcetti


LA County inches toward 24,000 coronavirus deaths; 20 more reported Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 415 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths on Saturday, May 8, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals ticked up a bit. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,422 cases and 23,995 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 400 people hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday in Los Angeles County, up from 379 on Friday. The numbe...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Disneyland, Orange County, Black, Southern California


LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pfizer, Biden, Orange County, Black, Southern California


LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council


LA County’s mammoth vaccine centers will remain open despite drop in demand

Despite a recent sharp decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Los Angeles County plans to continue operating its large-scale vaccination sites while also stepping up outreach efforts in communities where the inoculations have lagged, the county’s public health director said today. Health officials in Orange County announced Thursday that they will be closing mass-vaccination facilities due to dropping demand. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that while L.A. sites w...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Orange County, Southern California, Los Angeles County


New career-readiness program to debut at Crenshaw High this fall

LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner visits with Crenshaw High School students during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dimensional Education) at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The launch in the fall will be the first 3DE project-based instructional model in California. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Eric Mitchell, social media manager at Crenshaw High School, waits for LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner’s arrival during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dim...
Tags: News, Education, California, US, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, Paris, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, McCoy, CRENSHAW, Los Angeles Unified School District


As yellow tier arrives, some LA County coronavirus rules remain tougher than state’s

Striding into the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, Los Angeles County will deploy its loosest business restrictions since the pandemic began on Thursday, May 6. But some rules in the county’s public health ordered will remain tougher than the state’s, including a 75% capacity cap at grocery and retail stores. Pasadena and Long Beach were a step ahead of the county, enacting eased guidelines on Wednesday, including the reopening of indoor bars. The county...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Biden, Pasadena, Central Valley, Southern California


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


Caltech students not satisfied with updated graduation plan; officials defend hybrid celebration

PASADENA >> At first, it seemed like a victory for Caltech students and parents seeking more of a traditional graduation ceremony this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic that has defined so much of life appears to be easing. Nayla Abney, a senior chemical engineering student, read the headline posted Friday, April 30, on a new statement from the school: “In-person Commencement Celebration for the 2021 Graduates.” But as Abney read on, the realization crept in. No mention of a walk across a stage for...
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LA County officials push plummeting coronavirus rate at nursing homes as reason to get vaccinated

Again pointing to plummeting COVID-19 case numbers among skilled nursing facility residents and staff — who were among the hardest hit in the early days of the pandemic and then were the first to get vaccinated — Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday, April 28, that the facilities are a case study on the effectiveness of the inoculations. “Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Southern California


If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Cypress, Cerritos high schools top in the state, U.S. News & World Report says in annual ranking

Oxford Academy in Cypress and Whitney High in Cerritos were once again the top-performing high schools in the state and among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, which came out late Monday night, April 26 — and revealed a strong showing among Southern California campuses. The two schools, ranked Nos. 11 and 25 nationally this year, have been the best in the state the last few years, with Whitney High nabbing the top spot in the news magazine’s 2019 and ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Cypress, Lausd, Southern California, Southland, Johnson Johnson, Wilmington, Lennox, Hawthorne, U S Department of Education, Cerritos


LA County to remain in orange tier as case rates slightly increase this week

Vaccine-seekers wait in line at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, the day the site shifted operations from FEMA to the City of Los Angeles. Photo: Mark McGreal Darlene Toledo waited in line at CSULA to get the first of her COVID-19 vaccinein Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Hundreds wait in line for COVID-19 vaccine shots in a parking garage Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Cal S...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Long Beach, Community, Oakland, Pasadena, Dorothy, Eric Garcetti


Setting the record straight on vaccines

Nurse Daniela Sanchez gives Hortencia Valdez, 64, of Los Angeles, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LVN Lilian Maina gives Jose Navarro, 62, of Montebello, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kaiser Permanente East Los Angeles Medical Offices on Monday, April 5, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Community, Mlb, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, South Los Angeles


Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
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Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
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2 Catholic elementary schools in the San Fernando Valley are among those closing due to low enrollment

LOS ANGELES — Six Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are closing due to low enrollment, shifting demographics and financial difficulties, with the coronavirus pandemic likely providing the final nail in their coffins, Archdiocese officials said. The following schools will be consolidated with other area Catholic schools at the end of the 2020-21 school year: — Assumption School (Los Angeles) — Blessed Sacrament School (Hollywood) — St. Catherine of Sienna School (Resed...
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