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Free Britney Act introduced in Congress by Democrat and Republican

By MEG KINNARD | Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prompted by Britney Spears’ conservatorship fight, a bipartisan legislative effort has emerged to reform the process created to protect the rights of more than 1 million people across the United States under the protective arrangements. On Tuesday, Reps. Charlie Crist and Nancy Mace unveiled “The Free Britney Act,” designed to give more options to people placed under conservatorships. Those include the ability to talk about their situations with...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Celebrities, News, Congress, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Mace, Britney Spears, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Spears


15 free Comic-Con @Home panels to watch during the virtual comic convention July 23-25

With the in-person version of San Diego Comic-Con on pause for the pandemic, the annual celebration of popular culture arrives online again for a second Comic-Con @Home, which runs from Friday to Sunday, July 23-25, with a few early offerings on Wednesday and Thursday, July 21-22. We’ve scoured the program looking for old friends — Hello, Her Universe fashion show at 6 p.m. Friday. It’s also fun to make new discoveries, such as the promising Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1981 Week — Why’d It Have to ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Hbo, John Lewis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, White House, Amc, Time, Ray Bradbury, Sport, Gotham, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego


Oakley, state community colleges leader/ex-LBCC head, to serve as adviser in Biden administration

Eloy Oakley, the former superintendent-president of Long Beach City College and the current chancellor of the California Community Colleges, will temporarily take up a role in the Biden Administration beginning next week. The chancellor will serve as a special adviser to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, providing advice on higher education policy from Monday, July 26, until sometime in the fall, California Community Colleges announced Monday, July 19. “I am very grateful for the opportunity t...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Biden, Oakley, Huntington Beach, Haynes, City College


Almost $1 million could come for shuttle into Angeles National Forest

For the first time, the San Gabriel Mountains would be connected to public transit as federal funding within a House of Representatives appropriations bill is slated to be spent on a shuttle system to take visitors into the wilderness. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, has received approval from the House Appropriations Committee to include a grant of $995,000 to Nature For All, a local nonprofit group, for the building of a shuttle system into both the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mount...
Tags: Outdoors, Transportation, News, Obama, Senate, Environment, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Transit, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Pasadena, Arcadia, Metro


LA County doctors, health officials say hospitalization surge possible

If the rising rate of coronavirus cases continues unabated, Los Angeles County could see yet another surge in hospitalizations, potentially threatening — like previous onslaughts of serious infections — to cripple the health care system, local medical center officials said this week, with the soon-to-be-reimposed mask mandate providing only a measure of comfort to the doctors and nurses now preparing for the worst. The reality the county faces, multiple officials said, is that a potentially over...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, La, White House, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Kaiser, Moscow, Pasadena, Orange County, Gin, Southern California


Olivia Rodrigo, Dr. Fauci read fan tweets on everything from vaccines and bobbleheads to Motown and Man Crush Monday

Concerts, vaccines, bobbleheads, and even #ManCrushMonday: watch Olivia Rodrigo and Dr. Fauci read fan tweets. pic.twitter.com/NnwKwrkNWW — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 16, 2021 While they’re celebrities of a different kind, there’s no denying the star power of America’s favorite immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and singer/songwriter-of-the-moment Olivia Rodrigo. If you don’t know who Olivia Rodrigo is, ask your grandkids, who will fill you in on how “Driver’s License” is not about par...
Tags: Celebrities, News, California, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, Anthony Fauci, Rodrigo, Southern California, LA County, Fauci, National News, Olivia Rodrigo, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Revamped child tax credit is coming your way, Southern California. Here’s why – and how it will work

Gaby Hernandez-Gonzalez, mother of three, is fed up with $2,000-plus rents and gas prices climbing to nearly $5 per gallon in Southern California. She had to get a second job, costing her precious time with her children. Amid the crushing economic and human toll of the pandemic, the cost of living in her Los Angeles County hometown of El Sereno — or pretty much anywhere from the Inland Empire to Orange County  — just keeps going up, and the quality of life is going in the opposite direction. “Pe...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, La, America, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Social Security, Marco Rubio, Columbia University, Nancy Pelosi


Gov. Newsom pushes vaccinations as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations climb above 400

BELL GARDENS — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 400 on Wednesday, July 14, continuing a slow but steady month-long increase that has prompted concern among health care officials and led to another call from Gov. Gavin Newsom for people to get vaccinated. “I cannot impress upon you more the power of getting vaccinated,” Newsom said during an appearance in Bell Gardens. “If we want to extinguish this pandemic, this disease, we’ve got to get vaccinated....
Tags: Health, News, Education, Indonesia, Government, White House, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Portugal, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Community


In Bell Gardens, Gov. Newsom, local officials push rent relief for people affected by COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to talk about the nation’s largest rent relief program made possible by the California Comeback Plan, a $5.2 billion investment helping low-income Californians cover 100 percent of their back-rent and rent for several months into the future. The event was held in Bell Gardens on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 where people were getting help filling out their application. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) People file applications for Califor...
Tags: News, Business, Community, Coronavirus, Gavin Newsom, Government, Health, Politics, Rent, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Legislation, Conservative, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Soccer, South Africa, San Diego


LA and OC mayors urge Congress to adopt Biden infrastructure plan

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and a coalition of bipartisan mayors from all 50 states signed a letter Tuesday to urge Congress to adopt President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, which would fund infrastructure projects with $1.2 trillion over eight years. “This framework would be the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century — $1.2 trillion over eight years — to help make our economy more sustainable, resi...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Biden, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, West Hollywood, U S Conference of Mayors


Conservative radio host Larry Elder comes to Norwalk to jump into California’s recall election

Larry Elder visits with supporters after entering the race for California governor in the recall election at the Norwalk Registrar of Voters on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Larry Elder supporters attend his announcement he’s entering the race for California governor in the recall election at the Norwalk Registrar of Voters on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Larry Elder visits with supporte...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Brown University, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Gop, South Africa, San Diego, Fox News, Associated Press


LAX police Chief Cecil Rhambo to challenge Sheriff Alex Villanueva in 2022

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles International Airport Police Chief Cecil Rhambo announced Monday that he will challenge Sheriff Alex Villanueva in the 2022 election. Rhambo, a former assistant sheriff, made the announcement by releasing a handful of endorsements and an online video called “For Good,” in which he vows to stand up to corruption and outlines other elements of his platform. Rhambo has worked for 33 years in law enforcement and also served as city manager of Compton from 2017 through July ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, NYC, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Aclu, Korea, Trump, Compton, Adams, Carson


What’s next: How LA would replace Mayor Garcetti if he’s confirmed by Senate

After months of rumors and speculation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially became President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to India on Friday, July 9. Assuming he is confirmed, who will take his place? That’s a complex question and it likely won’t be answered right away. Garcetti, who has reached his term limit and cannot seek another four years as mayor, is scheduled to leave office in December 2022, but would vacate the position early if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That process, how...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Washington, La, Senate, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, The Times, Community, Associated Press, City Council, Biden


What’s next: How LA would replace Mayor Garcetti if he departs early

After months of rumors and speculation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti officially became President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to India on Friday, July 9. Assuming he is confirmed, who will take his place? That’s a complex question and it likely won’t be answered right away. Garcetti, who has reached his term limit and cannot seek another four years as mayor, is scheduled to leave office in December 2022, but would vacate the position early if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That process, how...
Tags: Politics, News, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Associated Press, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, U S Senate, Martinez, Garcetti


It’s official: Biden nominates LA mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his pick for ambassador to India, confirming rumors that have been circulating for weeks. Garcetti, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be moving from one tough job to another — he’d be dispatched to India during a time when it’s been swamped by a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. He departs a city he served for two terms — plus bonus time.  The term Garcetti is serving is nearly 5 1/2 years long, rather th...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Obama, La, White House, India, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Bangladesh, Associated Press, Monaco, City Council


Biden nominates LA mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador

By AAMER MADHANI | Associated Press President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India, the White House said Friday, selecting a high-profile ally to serve in one of the most difficult diplomatic posts. Garcetti, if confirmed, would be dispatched to India as it has been overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. The White House also announced Friday that Biden is nominating Democratic fundraiser Denise Bauer to serve as ambassador ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, La, White House, India, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Bangladesh, Associated Press, Monaco, Biden, Eric Garcetti


Memo to Gov. Noem: Trash California after South Dakota grows up

To: Gov. Kristi Noem From: Columnist with trusty spreadsheet Life must be good in South Dakota because I saw you had enough free time to post on Facebook a picture of a car with this message on its rear glass: “Escaped Communism. Returned home to freedom. California sucks.” And you commented: “Today at Mount Rushmore. Another freedom lover rescued from California! Welcome to South Dakota.” Like any state, California isn’t perfect and isn’t for everybody. And as I recently did for another Califor...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Politics, News, California, Housing, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, South Dakota, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Sam, Don


Newsom tour kicking off $1B statewide cleanup plan winds up in LA

Gov. Gavin Newsom wrapped a day-long “cleaner California tour” in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, July 7, after spending the day touting the state’s new $1.1 billion plan to erase trash and graffiti from highways, roads and other public spaces, an effort he said will beautify the state and create up to 11,000 jobs. The governor also made stops in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley to promote his program. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and Gov. Gavin Newsom speak to the media on Wednesday...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, La, Government, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Myanmar, CalTrans, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Richmond, Gavin Newsom


No evidence of a California Exodus, UC study finds

LOS ANGELES — Despite California losing a congressional seat for the first time in history due to slow population growth and some high-profile technology companies and billionaires leaving the state, there is no evidence of an abnormal increase in residents planning to move out of the state, according to a University of California survey released Wednesday. The research, which included UCLA, is part of a larger, multi-institution research consortium led by UC to assess whether there is in fact a...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, US, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Economy, Soccer, United States, Arizona, Nevada, UC Berkeley


Order forcing city and county to house all of Skid Row’s homeless goes before appeals court

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals panel will hear arguments Wednesday in the city and county of Los Angeles’ bid to place a stop on a judge’s order forcing local government to offer shelter to every homeless person on Skid Row by the middle of October. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing will take place at a federal courthouse in Honolulu, but will be live-streamed and archived on YouTube. In May, the appeals court put a temporary hold on the order pending additional hearings. The sta...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Carter, Honolulu, 9th Circuit, Tarzana, LA County, U S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Sheriff doesn’t want to talk with county official about deputy gangs, but his legal challenge suffered a setback

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s legal bid to avoid meeting with county Inspector General Max Huntsman to discuss deputy “secret societies” that many criminal justice advocates characterize as gangs was dismissed Tuesday by a judge who nonetheless said there is another avenue Villanueva can take to block a subpoena. The legal option chosen by Villanueva — known as a writ of mandate — “is not available to compel the Inspector General to set aside his subpoena,” Los Angeles Superior Court J...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, OIG, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Superior Court, Superior Court, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA, Eric Ortiz, Chalfant


While NY salutes health care workers, COVID surges in Missouri

By Heather Hollinsworth and Deepti Hajela | Associated Press New York threw a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city get through the darkest days of COVID-19, while authorities in Missouri struggled to beat back a surge blamed on the fast-spreading delta variant and deep resistance to getting vaccinated. The split-screen images could be a glimpse of what public health experts say may lie ahead for the U.S. in the coming months: continued progress ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Maryland, New York City, US, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Delta, Broadway, Davis, Bill De Blasio, Vermont, Pittsburgh, Springfield


Drought: The end of California’s groundwater free-for-all

The water spigots on California farms will soon be twisted tighter. As the state faces a growing threat from drought, an increasing number of water agencies are planning to require flow meters on agricultural wells, part of a landmark effort to measure and constrain pumping that used to be free and unlimited. It’s a controversial step aimed at protecting water supplies that could change cultivation practices in the Golden State’s thirsty fields. “It’s hard to be as efficient as possible if you d...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Environment, California News, Water, Drought, Sport, Soccer, Yolo County, Sierra, Southern California, Golden State, Watsonville, Bay Area News Group, Santa Cruz County


Deported U.S. veterans may find way back to America under new Biden plan

The Biden administration said Friday that it plans to invite back U.S. veterans who have been deported, along with their immediate family members, and pledged to ensure that those veterans receive their benefits. “It’s our responsibility to serve all veterans as well as they have served us – no matter who they are, where they are from, or the status of their citizenship,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southe...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Iraq, Immigration, America, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Military, United States, Aclu, Va, Long Beach, El Salvador, Biden


Darkhorse Battalion Marine on quest to get Afghan interpreter to U.S.

As a platoon squad leader in an area of Afghanistan known as a hotbed for Taliban fighters and drug traffickers, Tom Schueman was always positioned at the point of danger. And next to him in each mission, he said, was his Afghan interpreter, Zak. Zak, whose full name isn’t being used to protect his identity for safety, was then a 20-year-old school teacher who believed in a Taliban-free Afghanistan and had a thirst for adventure. His services were critical in assisting and protecting not only to...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Texas, News, Nbc, Congress, White House, Virginia, Iraq, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, UPS, Afghanistan, Marine


Camp Pendleton Marine on quest to get Afghan interpreter to U.S.

As a platoon squad leader in an area of Afghanistan known as a hotbed for Taliban fighters and drug traffickers, Tom Schueman was always positioned at the point of danger. And next to him in each mission, he said, was his Afghan interpreter, Zak. Zak, whose full name isn’t being used to protect his identity for safety, was then a 20-year-old school teacher who believed in a Taliban-free Afghanistan and had a thirst for adventure. His services were critical in assisting and protecting not only to...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Texas, News, Nbc, Congress, White House, Virginia, Iraq, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, UPS, Afghanistan, Marine


Dodgers praised by President Biden during White House visit

WASHINGTON — Thirty-two years, six Presidents and several baseball generations later, the Dodgers made it back to the White House, World Series trophy in tow. A group of approximately 50 members of the organization – players, coaches, front office staff and ownership – visited the White House on Friday morning, where they were honored by President Joe Biden, becoming the first sports team since the pandemic started 15 months ago to make the traditional visit. Biden praised the organization as “a...
Tags: Washington, White House, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los-angeles-dodgers, Kamala Harris, World Series, Walter, Northern California


MLB places Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on administrative leave during assault investigation

WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball announced Friday afternoon that Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer has been placed on administrative leave while it continues investigating sexual assault allegations against the pitcher. Administrative leave is not a suspension. Bauer will continue to get paid while on leave. He will, however, not make his scheduled start on Sunday. The same process took place two years ago when Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias was found to have violated MLB’s domestic violence ...
Tags: Washington, White House, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Biden, Pasadena, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Bauer, Dodgers, Pasadena Police Department, Trevor Bauer, Urias


MLB places Trevor Bauer on administrative leave during assault investigation

WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball announced Friday afternoon that Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer has been placed on administrative leave while it continues investigating sexual assault allegations against the pitcher. Administrative leave is not a suspension. Bauer will continue to get paid while on leave. He will, however, not make his scheduled start on Sunday. The same process took place two years ago when Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias was found to have violated MLB’s domestic violence ...
Tags: Washington, White House, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Biden, Pasadena, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Bauer, Dodgers, Pasadena Police Department, Trevor Bauer, Urias



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