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Councilman questions LAPD chief on destructive South LA fireworks explosion

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price questioned Police Chief Michel Moore on Wednesday, July 28, over the destructive fireworks explosion set off on June 30 by an LAPD bomb squad and why his office wasn’t notified in advance about the detonation in his district. Following the hearing, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to order a report from the department on the “failed operation” and how the public will be better protected in the future. The City Attorney’s Office was also in...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fireworks, Lapd, Southern California, Moore, South Los Angeles, YMCA, ATF, Los Angeles Police Department, South LA


LA City Councilmen want report on mammoth El Segundo sewage spill

Two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion on Wednesday, July 28, to instruct the city’s sanitation department to submit a report on how public notification can be improved after the department and the LA County Department of Public Health did not immediately notify the public of a 17-million gallon sewage spill. The motion was introduced by Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz, and seeks answers about how LA Sanitation and Environment coordinated with the health department t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Oregon, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Aliso Canyon, Socalgas, Ac, Department of Public Health


Report: USC needs ‘top-to-bottom’ revamp of campus policing

USC should undertake a “top-to-bottom re-envisioning” of the campus public safety system, with an eye toward developing alternative responses to non-violent, non-emergency situations, allowing the Department of Public Safety to focus on the most serious calls for help, according to a report released Wednesday, July 28, by an advisory committee. The Community Advisory Board that prepared the report was charged by USC President Carol Folt with examining public safety practices on campus, helping t...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Minneapolis, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Social Justice, Usc, Floyd, DPS, University Park, Carol Folt, Jason Hart, Health Sciences


Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla


LA officials start working out details on vaccine requirement for city workers

Los Angeles city officials on Wednesday, July 28, began hashing out details of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly coronavirus testing, while a City Council member introduced a motion calling for a stricter rule that would mandate vaccinations. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated or get COVID-19,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday night. “This urgent need means that if you’re ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Community, Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, Government, Health, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN


Historic LA Olvera Street’s hearty stalwarts work to recover from pandemic-era economic struggles

Juliette Valenzuela sat atop Jorge, the well-used, life-sized burro replica, her head adorned with a sombrero and a brightly colored blanket around her shoulders. The 9-year-old from Stockton smiled as she had her photo taken as a reminder of her trip to the historic birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. “I like it here,” she said as she climbed down to continue her search for souvenirs in the many brightly colored kiosks that line the brick street with her mother and father. The historic st...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Stockton, Community, Local News, Andrea, Alameda, Dodgers, Jose Gonzalez, Lopez


As anti-camping zones return for LA City Council vote, some experts map impact of such limits

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, July 28, is expected to consider an anti-camping law that would ban unhoused Angelenos and others from sitting, lying down and sleeping in certain types of locations around the city. The first reading of the ban was approved 13-2 by the City Council. Because it was not unanimous, a second vote is required. If passed, the law would let the city create zones where setting up encampments, or merely sleeping and living in a public area, would be unlawful. S...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Public Health, LA County, Bonin, Los Angeles Daily News, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas


LA city employees will be required to get COVID-19 shots (or get regular tests)

With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced Tuesday, July 27, that all city employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly negative COVID-19 tests. The announcement came one day after City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he plans to introduce a motion Wednesday to require vaccinations for city employees. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Cdc, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Alaska, Community, Council


COVID-19 hospitalizations climb above 900 in LA County, according to state

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County today, with the latest state figures showing nearly 900 people being treated for the virus — more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to state numbers released Tuesday, there were 891 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 825 the previous day. That’s the highest number since March 13, and more than double the number from July 12, when the county reported 372 people ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg, Black


Encino Farmers Market is a delight for shoppers of fresh produce and vendor-specialties on Sundays

  People shop at the Encino Farmers Market on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer)     Seasonal fruits and vegetables were high on the list for shoppers on Sunday at ONEgeneration’s Encino Farmers Market. The market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, every Sunday. Besides fresh produce from farms, shoppers will often find prepared foods and crafts for sale along with bakery items, eggs, fresh flowers, honey, plants and other items from San Fernan...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Local News, EBT, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Providence Health and Services, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Valley LA, Facey Medical Group


Councilman Ridley-Thomas to push vaccine mandate for LA city employees

With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas plans to introduce a motion on Wednesday to develop a policy requiring all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to report their vaccination status to the appropriate city department. The move, if enacted by the council, would bring the city in line with other cities that have taken steps in the direction of a vaccine mandate, including Pasadena in the Los Angeles area. San Francisco and New ...
Tags: Health, News, California, La, Government, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, City, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Times, Los Angeles Times


Coronavirus hospitalizations soar to more than 800 in LA County; another 1,966 cases posted

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 26, with state figures showing more than 800 people now being treated for the virus, more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to the state, there were 825 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 745 the day prior. On July 12, there were only 372 people hospitalized in the county. There were 182 people in intensive care, up from 161 on Sunday, according...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, India, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg


Bonin’s program brings 160 unhoused people indoors from Venice boardwalk encampment

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said on Monday, July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been brought inside and accepted the city’s offer of a pathway to permanent housing. Bonin’s Encampment to Home program began on June 28. The program promises all residents who accept shelter a pathway to permanent housing in an effort to clear the Venice boardwalk, where a large encampment developed during the pandemic. Outreach teams with St. Joseph’s Center have offer...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Moses, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles City, LA County


Coronavirus patients in LA County hospitals continue to increase

Los Angeles County reported 2,089 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 25, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to rise Sunday, increasing to 745 from 716 a day earlier, according to state figures. There were 161 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 154 on Saturday. Sunday’s figures bring the county’s totals to 1,281,760 cases and ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County


LA County reports 4th straight day of 2,500-plus new coronavirus cases

Public Health officials reported Los Angeles County’s fourth consecutive day of more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 24, with 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 additional deaths. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant was first discovered in India and is blamed for rampant infections in that country, along with outbreaks in the United Kingdom. It is now spreading across the United...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Mexico, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, American Express, Aeg


Homeless service providers race to find beds for Project Roomkey homeless leaving Sportsmen’s Lodge

Homeless service providers appeared to be scrambling to find temporary landing pads for dozens of unhoused tenants still staying at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Friday, July 23, just a day before a pandemic aid program is set to end at the hotel. The Sportsmen’s Lodge is one of several sites that have sheltered unhoused Angelenos in the past year as part of Project Roomkey, a program to temporarily place people who did not have housing in which to quarantine themselves during the dead...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Duke, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Maxine Waters, Samaritan, Studio City, Los Angeles Daily News


LA County COVID-19 cases climb past 3,000 for first time since February

More than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 23, the first time since Feb. 13 the number has topped that level. The 3,058 new cases reported Friday lifted the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,279,171. More than 10,000 new cases have been reported in the last four days, with the daily number topping 2,500 for three consecutive days. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” v...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, India, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg, Cancun, Los Angeles County


For LBGTQ residents facing challenges as they emerge from pandemic isolation: Help is available

Just as pandemic-era restrictions began to ease, climbing coronavirus caseload and hospitalization statistics have public health officials back on alarm in Los Angeles County. Sadly, the scars from isolation remain visible among many residents eager to emerge from more than a year of shutdown. Since social-distancing guidelines went into effect, experts say, the sense of community was relegated to online meetings and phone calls. Some of those measures proved effective, while for others the appr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bravo, Community, Lgbtq, Pasadena, Southern California, West Hollywood, Porter Ranch, Cancun, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Photos: Discovery Cube LA reopens in Sylmar

Children play at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles during the reopening in Sylmar, Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Children play at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles during the reopening in Sylmar, Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Children play at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles during the reopening in Sylmar, Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) Children play at the Disc...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hilton, Community, DoubleTree, HUNTINGTON, Laguna Beach, Sylmar, RICK GODINEZ, Sylmar Calif, Top Stories LADN


Godinez honored as LA’s Firefighter of the Year, rekindling ceremony postponed by pandemic

The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Associ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fires, Hilton, Community, Google Maps, Public Safety, Walt Disney, Aliso Canyon, Northridge, Socalgas


West Nile virus positive mosquitoes confirmed in LA County

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District on Thursday, July 22, announced the first West Nile virus positive mosquito samples to be confirmed this year in its service area. The positive mosquito samples were collected from mosquito traps in Bellflower (90706), Studio City (91602), and Tarzana (91356), confirming the presence of the virus in mosquito populations within the community. Results for additional samples are pending. GLACVCD officials noted that while this confirmation serv...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Mosquito, Soccer, Community, Epa, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, West Nile, Tarzana, LA County, LA Zoo, West Nile Virus


COVID variant continues relentless spread in LA County, even among vaccinated residents

A relentless surge of COVID-19 cases continued in Los Angeles County on Thursday, July 22, as another 2,700 cases were reported, with the percentage of infections occurring among fully vaccinated residents steadily rising. In fact, during the month of June, 20% of all newly reported COVID infections in the county occurred among people who had been fully vaccinated. That was up from 11% in May and 5% in April. But Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the increase is normal given the continu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nbc, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Aeg, Disneyland, Eric Clapton


LA Zoo unveils 5-year plan to further conservation efforts

The Los Angeles Zoo  unveiled a five-year conservation plan that focuses on using evidence-based methods for conservation, promoting human-wildlife co-existence, combating the illegal wildlife trade and achieving social and environmental justice and California conservation, on Thursday, July 22. The plan will guide the zoo’s efforts through 2026 as it works to change the landscape of conservation by leveraging its knowledge, expertise, partnerships and engagement with communities. The zoo’s dire...
Tags: Health, News, California, China, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lausd, Costa Rica, South Bay, Los Angeles Zoo, Cesar Chavez, LA Zoo, Jake Owens


Housing, shelter options for homeless in LA County have increased, LAHSA report says

The number of housing and shelter options available in Los Angeles County have increased in the past year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) officials said in a briefing Wednesday, July 21. The briefing’s mission: To release the results of an annual housing inventory count, as well as a survey of how many people were in shelters, at any given time. The latest counts were conducted on January 27. The counts “showed some improvements and strong performance, despite the challenges tha...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County, Marston, LA Police, Lahsa, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority LAHSA


LA County business owners become reluctant enforcers as coronavirus rules tighten up

Atika Enciso discusses how business owners deal with shoppers who refuse to wear masks, what directions they give to their employees and whether their employees express concerns about enforcing public health guidelines and dealing with difficult customers. Enciso runs her business, Studio Blo inside Pout Beauty Bar in North Hollywood.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Atika Enciso strives for excellent customer service, but when a client walks into Studio Blo, her North Hollyw...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Michelin, Pasadena, Local News, Moses, Los Angeles County, Japan Australia


LA County reports uptick in nursing home cases, as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

Cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles County continued to go in the wrong direction on Tuesday, July 20, with public health officials confirming a slight uptick in skilled nursing facilities partly because of “breakthrough” cases among people already vaccinated. L.A. County Public Health reported that for the week ending July 11, 25 people at skilled nursing facilities tested positive for COVID-19, including three new cases among residents and 22 among staff. The spike has caught the attention of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Community, Capitol Hill, Pasadena, San Joaquin, Capitol


Lancaster, Japanese city team up for historic hydrogen pact

Lancaster has teamed up for a historic “sister city” agreement with Namie, Japan, in which the two cities agree to use hydrogen as their green energy strategy. Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris and his counterpart, Kazuhiro Yoshida, signed the “Smart Sister Cities” agreement on Monday in an online event that took place simultaneously in Japan and the United States, and was attended by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, and Yukari Hino, director of hydrogen and fuel cell strateg...
Tags: News, Community, Energy, Environment, Government, Health, Top Stories LADN


Homeless at Studio City Sportsmen’s Lodge ask to stay rather than move to congregate shelters

Unhoused residents sheltering at the Sportsmen’s Lodge hotel, where a Project Roomkey program is set to close at this month, are demanding that they be allowed to stay at the site until they can be offered motel rooms or permanent housing. Remaining Project Roomkey participants at the Sportsmen’s Lodge say they are concerned they could be forced to go back to living on the street, if they are only offered beds at congregate shelters. It’s unknown how many people remain at the hotel or how many s...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, EHV, Sportsmen, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Venice Boardwalk


Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
Tags: Health, Art, London, News, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Graham, Keith Haring, East Village, Jean Michel Basquiat, Los Angeles Daily News


Rep. Brad Sherman holds a telephone town hall, July 21, on Covid-19, recovery from the pandemic

  Help wanted signs around the region include this one at Aldi on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Rep. Brad Sherman discusses access to Covid-19 vaccines, economic recovery from the pandemic, national infrastructure plans, protecting voter rights and other issues facing Congress, 7 p.m. July 21, during a telephone town hall. To participate in the call: 877-229-8493 and use pin number 13402. The public is invited to submit questions and make a ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Congress, Sport, Aldi, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Community, Local News, Sherman, Brad Sherman, Anaheim, Greene, San Fernando Valley, Jerry Lewis, National Politics



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