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These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, White House, Virginia, India, US, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Maine, Washington Dc, Delta


Pass Senate Bill 519 to ease access to psychedelic treatments

During my professional football career, I had the privilege of playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. I even won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in the 2004. I spent seven years in the NFL – more than twice the length of the average career – and while I loved the game, I also suffered countless injuries and concussions. After my seventh season, I decided to retire. Almost immediately, I went into a physical and emotional spiral....
Tags: Florida, California, Opinion, Senate, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona Cardinals, Jenny, Newsom, Guest Commentary, Bailey Collective, Rodney Bailey, Arizona Cardinals Rodney


U.S. Open: Brooks Koepka makes presence felt in fog-delayed first round

Russell Henley watches his shot on the first green roll wide of the cup during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Phil Mickelson plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Xander Schauffele reads the lie on the 18th green during the first r...
Tags: Japan, England, California, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Italy, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, Northern Ireland, San Diego, Dustin Johnson


NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Oscar, Nba, Community, Kobe Bryant, Alan Smith, Ucla


Alexander: With the Clippers, should we expect the unexpected?

No, I don’t think we can anticipate Kawhi Leonard pulling a Willis Reed, limping out of the tunnel and onto the Staples Center court as a capacity crowd roars Friday night. Clippers coach Ty Lue pretty much ruled that out Thursday when, asked to confirm Leonard’s status for Game 6 against the Utah Jazz, said: “He’s out.” Then again, as screwy a week as it’s been in the NBA, who knows what might happen? Planet Basketball has spun madly out of control the last couple of days. Two coaches fired, an...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, New Orleans, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Houston, Denver, Staples Center


Second flex alert issued for Friday as heat wave continues into weekend

The second flex alert of the week — this one for Friday evening — was issued Thursday by the California Independent System Operator in an ongoing effort to urge energy consumers to reduce stress on the state’s electrical grid and avoid power outages amid a heat wave that is expected to linger through the weekend. On Wednesday, state energy officials issued their first flex alert of the year, urging residents to cut back on their energy consumption on Thursday, June 17, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m....
Tags: Weather, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Nws, Hall, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Valley


Lee’s Sandwiches reaches plea agreement after 2015 recall of almost 600,000 pounds of food

Six years after the Lee’s Sandwiches recalled nearly 600,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork, its affiliated company has reached an agreement with federal officials and plead guilty to distributing uninspected meat. The popular Vietnamese American fast food chain, known for its sweet coffee, pastries and sandwiches, was placed on probation for four years and fined $250,000 in a March 18 judgment filed in federal court in Santa Ana. In a plea agreement reached with federal authorities, San Jose-...
Tags: Business, News, California, Restaurants, Usda, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Courts, San Jose, Robbins, Brothers, Lee, Le, Santa Ana


‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, India, Environment, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Ucla


Princess Cruises plans fall sailings departing from LA, SF, Ft. Lauderdale

SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises announced Thursday, June 17, that it intends to return to service in the United States this fall, sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale. Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 28, eight Princess Medallion-class ships will once again take guests to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast, according to the Santa Clarita-based cruise line. “As we continue our return to service, it is a thrill for us to be able to bring more cruise ...
Tags: California, Cdc, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Panama Canal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles San Francisco, California Coast


Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before. “This is a day of profound weight and profound powe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona


June 30: Is California’s eviction tsunami coming?

California’s eviction moratorium is coming to an end June 30. Since the earliest days of the pandemic, housing analysts have worried about a tsunami of evictions whenever the state lifts protections for renters.  Will there be an eviction tsunami when the moratorium ends? Or a smaller wave? CalMatters asked Carolina Reid, associate professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley. The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.  Q. A fe...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Rent, University Of California Berkeley, Gavin Newsom, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


General ‘shocked’ by AP report on AWOL military guns

By Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta and Justin Pritchard | Associated Press Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon’s top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP’s investigation reported how some of the missing guns have been stolen and later used in violent street crimes, while many others have vanished without a clue from the military’s enormous ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Defense, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Army, Senate Appropriations Committee, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Associated Press, Air Force, Dianne Feinstein, Robert Burns


Breakfast is best at Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop in Woodland Hills

For as long as I can remember, Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop on Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks has been — like the nearby Art’s Deli — a weekend destination for old-school cooking, a great place to go for that morning cuppa joe, a classic omelette or scramble, maybe some hot cakes to celebrate losing a pound or two (and gaining it back in the process) — and this being Southern California, a down-home assortment of Mexican dishes. Nothing fancy. Nothing too modern. Just the sort of chow that sa...
Tags: New York, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brent, Dining, Southern California, Philly, Woodland Hills, Benedict, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Nat, Ventura Boulevard


Fed’s decision to keep interest rates low may sink home prices in 2022

Sometimes you just have to take the punch bowl away for the greater good. Too bad Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his merry men and women don’t have the backbone to end the Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy and $120 billion per month bond-buying binge. Concerned about promoting maximum employment and price stability goals at 2% with the coronavirus not fully contained, the Fed doesn’t plan to raise short-term interest rates until late 2023, Chairman Powell announced after this week’s Fe...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Mortgage, Fed, Chapman, Freddie Mac, Powell, FHA, San Fernando Valley, Chapman University


Q&A with Santa Anita GM Nate Newby: ‘We’re heading in the right direction’

Three days of stakes-filled racing will close out this year’s winter-spring meet Sunday at Santa Anita and we have lots of questions for Nate Newby, the track’s general manager. Let’s get right to it: Q: Your thoughts on the season overall? The good? The bad? Between the pandemic and all the crazy things going on, we were just excited to get through a season without any interruptions. We started out strong and the (betting) handle has been solid all season. We’re obviously looking forward to clo...
Tags: California, Nigeria, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Chris, Wilson, Katie Ledecky, Clippers, Keeneland, Stronach Group, Whicker, Santa Anita, Churchill Downs, Top Stories SGVT


UCLA finds link between poor air quality, COVID vulnerability

LOS ANGELES — Long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-19 throughout the country last year, according to a UCLA-led research team. The researchers found that the use of preventative measures — like stay-at-home orders and masking — reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 8% and 15%, respectively, but did not reduce the increase of incidence in counties with historically poor air quality. “This is evidence that long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-1...
Tags: News, California, Court, US, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ucla, LA County, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jody Heymann, Heymann, Top Stories LADN


Ill-advised flavored tobacco bans

It was 50 years ago today that President Richard Nixon declared drugs to be “public enemy No. 1.” What followed was the War on Drugs, which unleashed the force of government to eradicate forbidden chemicals  by punishing those who enjoyed or sold them. In recent years, public and political sentiment has increasingly come to the view that prohibition of substances, coupled with enforcement by the state, has done more harm than good. California led the way in curtailing the drug war as it existed ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Richard Nixon, Long Beach City Council


Why the push to hold an earlier Newsom recall vote is foolish for the governor

With California Gov. Gavin Newsom leading in the polls, and with the recall law providing some leeway in terms of deciding when to hold an election, numerous Democrats are pushing for as early a date as possible for the recall election. The theory for an early recall is that a longer timeframe will only allow unforeseen issues to crop up and damage the incumbent. Additionally, more time may give the Republicans a chance to rally around a candidate. But an early recall vote may be a questionable ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Walker, Newsom, Guest Commentary, Josh Newman, Joshua Spivak


Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Archer, Getty, Hydra, Smith College, Carter, Perry, LA County


When buying a home, the devil is in the details

One of the contingencies written into the Residential Purchase Agreement in California is Section 13 – Title and Vesting. It specifies: “Title is taken in its present condition subject to all encumbrances, easements, covenants, conditions, restrictions, rights and other matters, whether of record or not.” The section goes on to list the following exceptions: monetary liens of record (which seller is obligated to pay off) unless buyer is assuming those obligations or taking the property subject t...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Department Of Justice, Hoa, Internal Revenue Service, San Fernando Valley, California Franchise Tax Board, Top Stories OCR, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen


Mapped: How California home price jumped $26 every hour

Just how crazy is California’s homebuying market? Well, my trusty spreadsheet’s analysis of California Association of Realtors’ sales data for May shows the median selling price of an existing single-family home at $818,260 median, up $230,190 in a year. That translates to an increase equal to $26.28 every hour over the past 12 months. Cheap mortgage rates have fueled the buying frenzy out of a pandemic-chilled economy. Last month’s statewide homebuying pace was up 87% from May 2020’s depressed...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Central Valley, Lassen, Santa Barbara, Bay Area, Marin, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Glenn


‘Official’ ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, California, Senate, US, Jerusalem, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Associated Press, Westminster, Jordan, Republican Party, Orange County, Gavin Newsom


Ballot box battle from the 2020 election might spark a new state law in ’21

State Sen. Tom Umberg is confident that if the bill he’s pitching as a way to boost voter protections had been in place last fall, someone from the California Republican Party would be facing criminal penalties today. But as it stands, the issue Democrat Umberg hopes to fix — the clear labeling of ballot drop boxes — remains a legal gray area, with nobody of either political party facing legal problems connected to drop boxes from the 2020 election. The incident that got Umberg interested in the...
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, California, Senate, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Gop, House, Westminster, Jordan, Republican Party, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, State, Assembly, Congressional


California’s fake budget

The state Legislature met its legal deadline to pass a budget this week. That was enough to guarantee that lawmakers will continue to receive their salaries. Had they failed to pass a budget by June 15, the state controller would been required to cut off their paychecks. So they passed a budget, just not the budget. Legislative leaders have not reached an agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom on significant portions of the actual budget. Among the areas of disagreement: how much money they have to sp...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Bill, Republican, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Democratic, Legislature, Assembly, Legislative, Medi Cal, Newsom, Sen Josh Newman


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 17-24

  Japan House LA presents a new exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito” through Sept. 6. (Photo courtesy of Japan House LA)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 17-24. EVENTS   Juneteenth at Watts Historic Train Station: Black Arts Los Angeles presents entertainment and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 19-20. Free admission. Location, 1686 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles. 323-412-0811. Email: [email protected]
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Events, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


If you can’t beat them, bully them into joining you

For several decades now, politicians around the world have tried to curtail tax competition to make it easier for them to increase the tax burdens on their citizens without them fleeing to other lower-tax jurisdictions. The best way to achieve their goal is to create a global high-tax cartel. If implemented, the recent G7 countries’ agreement to impose minimum taxes on multinational companies would get them much closer to this shady objective. It’s no mystery why politicians don’t like tax compe...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Metro, Don, Legislature, Mercatus Center, Veronique De Rugy, Opinion columns


Court says California must more quickly move mentally incompetent defendants out of jails

SAN FRANCISCO — California can’t lock up people for months in jails after they have been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, a state appeals court said. In a 3-0 ruling Tuesday, a panel of the First District Court of Appeal upheld a 2019 lower court order that gave the state a 28-day deadline for placing defendants in state mental hospitals or other treatment facilities after they were found incompetent to stand trial because of psychological or intellectual disabilities. The appellate co...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union, San Francisco Chronicle, LA County, Alameda County, Michael Risher, Department of State Hospitals, Jails, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


To increase Metro’s ridership, we have to increase the service

Los Angeles’ Metro transit system is not the system that transit riders — a majority who earn less than $30,000 a year — want and deserve. For the 900,000 plus Angelenos who depend on our buses to get around every day, this is not news. For them, our buses are too slow, too infrequent, and too unreliable. Brisa Aviles, a Metro bus rider from unincorporated East Los Angeles, knows this well. “I take public transit everywhere I go — work, grocery runs, doctor’s appointments, etc.,” Brisa said. “Bu...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Biden, Metro, Elizabeth, Legislature, Los Angeles County, East Los Angeles, Metro Board


Court access in Southern California remains limited to public despite re-openings elsewhere

As the masks come off and pandemic rules are relaxed across California after Tuesday’s re-opening, state courthouses in Southern California are keeping their COVID-19 restrictions in place. That means that for courts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, masks are still required inside. Social distancing will be enforced, which limits capacity. Members of the public are only allowed inside the courts if they have a scheduled appointment or are summoned by officials for t...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Courts, Orange County, Lapd, Southern California, Robert Durst, San Bernardino, Riverside, Central District, LA City Council


LA City Council requests ordinance to ban flavored tobacco

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16, directed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to ban flavored tobacco and menthol cigarette sales in the city, but exempted hookah tobacco products at existing smokers lounges. Under the proposed ordinance, which will be drafted and come back to the City Council for approval, existing smokers lounges will be able to sell hookah products for on-site or off-site consumption, but the city’s 4,500 tobacco retail stores will be banned from sellin...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, United States, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City, Board of Supervisors, LA City Council, Mitch O Farrell, Curren Price, Mike Feuer, U S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Ridley Thomas



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