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Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
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39% of California workforce has filed for jobless claims since March

Unemployment claims in California fell last week compared with the previous week, a welcome respite for the state, which has seen 8.6 million workers file jobless claims since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns began six months ago. An estimated 230,200 California workers filed first-time claims for jobless benefits during the week ending Sept. 12, down 13,200 from the 243,400 who filed claims in the week ending Sept. 5, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The decline snapped a three...
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Actress Lori Loughlin to serve time in Victorville, husband in Lompoc

LOS ANGELES — TV actress Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Victorville for her role in the college admissions scandal, according to court papers obtained Thursday. A judge signed off on the actress’ request to serve her time at the medium-security federal prison camp, according to a Sept. 9 order filed in Boston federal court. Loughlin’s husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, will serve his sentence at the low-security federal prison f...
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Investigation: Gymnasts, parents recount abuse by coaches at Azarian Gymnastics

The sleepless nights were interrupted only by nightmares. “I couldn’t sleep at night I was so scared of Vanessa,” said gymnast Ashton Woodbury, referring to Vanessa Gonzalez, her former coach at Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, a world renown Orange County club. It was the balance beam that Woodbury dreaded most. It was on the beam where Gonzalez, gymnasts said, left her mark. “I had a mental block on the beam,” Woodbury said. “And Vanessa on the beam she would smack you (on your legs) i...
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No emergency training for crew on dive boat where fire killed 34 in Southern California waters

By STEFANIE DAZIO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Crew members of a Southern California dive boat told investigators they were not trained on emergency procedures before a fire broke out last year and killed 34 people, according to federal documents released Wednesday. Investigators say the cause of the predawn blaze aboard the Conception remains undetermined but a possible ignition point was phones and other electronics plugged into outlets. One crew member, Ryan Sims, told inv...
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Coronavirus: Gavin Newsom says California has no restrictions preventing Pac-12 football’s restart

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said there is nothing in the California guidance to prevent Pac-12 teams from playing, a statement that seemingly contradicts his own rules. “There is nothing in the state guidelines that denies the Pac-12 from having conference games,” Newsom said in response to a question from the Bay Area News Group. “There is nothing that denies the games from occurring.” Newsom said he spoke this morning with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. “I want to make this crystal cl...
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‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN | Associated Press Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California’s state firefighting agency, said he’s lost track of the blazes he’s fought this year. He and his crew have sometimes been on duty for ...
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Jewish man says Playa Vista company fired him after he balked at writing Black Lives Matter news release

By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A Jewish man is suing an electronics manufacturing company, alleging he was fired in July in retaliation for complaining about alleged discrimination and for expressing concerns about writing a company statement soliciting funds for Black Lives Matter due to his disagreement about BLM’s views on Israel. Dani Kollin’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against Belkin International Inc. in Playa Vista alleges wrongful termination, retaliation and...
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LA needs more days to have its say on Burbank Airport project, says councilman and city attorney

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilman Paul Krekorian said Tuesday that they have requested a 75-day extension for public comment on the Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental report on a proposal to replace the passenger terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport. “This Burbank Airport project is a big deal, and San Fernando Valley residents deserve a full opportunity to weigh in with their views,” Feuer said. “That’s why I’m calling on the FAA to significantly ex...
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Smoke advisory extended due to Bobcat and El Dorado fires

LOS ANGELES — As the Bobcat and El Dorado fires continued to spew smoke and ash into the air, regulators extended a smoke advisory for another day Tuesday across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The smoke closed the LA Zoo and many coronavirus testing locations. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said air quality would be unhealthy through Wednesday in nearly the entire county, even the coastal areas. RELATED: Containment drops on Bobcat fire as firefighte...
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Trump blames California — again — for fires, blames Democrats for protests and street violence

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump reiterated Tuesday that California is responsible for its raging fires. He said in the course of a wide-ranging 47-minute telephone interview on Fox & Friends that there are forests throughout the world, some abutting cities, with even more “explosive” trees than California’s dead trees, “but no fires.” The president has said in the past that California should do a better job sweeping leaves off forest floors as a fire-prevention strategy. He then broached Th...
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Coronavirus state tracker: 61 new deaths, hospitalizations decrease by 76 in California on Sept. 14

According to the California COVID-19 statewide update between Saturday and Sunday, there were 11 fewer patients needing to be in intensive care units. Of the confirmed and suspected hospitalizations from the virus, there was a decrease of 76 from Sunday. The number of coronavirus diagnostic test results in California reported Sunday was 116,173. The rate of positive tests over the last 14 days is 3.7 percent. According to SCNG research of all county health dashboards in California there were abo...
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Daimler AG to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing a...
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Here’s how massive the California fires are this year

More than 14,000 firefighters are battling 29 fires from San Diego to the Oregon border, according to the California Department of Fires and Forestry Protection. The governor’s office noted that this time last year, California had 4,927 fires that burned 118,000 acres. As of Friday, there have been 7,718 blazes so far and more than 3.15 million acres — about the same size as Connecticut — have been torched. California’s 2020 fires have also damaged or destroyed 6,391 structures and killed 20 peo...
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President Trump to visit Northern California for wildfire briefing next week

President Donald Trump will visit California on Monday to be briefed about the wildfires that have burned 3.2 million acres, caused 19 deaths and destroyed more than 4,000 structures in the state. The White House said on Twitter Saturday that Trump will be attending a “briefing with local & federal fire and emergency officials on the state’s wildfires.” He’ll visit McClellan Park in Sacramento County, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles, which first reported the news. The community, on a former Air ...
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Map: 12 wildfires burning in California

As the state enters historic territory for acreage consumed, these are a dozen of the large wildfires burning in California. For details on an individual fire, see our California Wildfires page. Articles with evacuation information are free to all readers. Slater. Burning in the national forests on the California-Oregon line. Evacuations in Siskiyou and Del Norte counties. Started Sept. 7. (140,000 acres, Sept. 11) Red Salmon. Started July 27. Evacuation order issued Sept. 9 for the town of Den...
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L.A. economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
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LA economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
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LAVC gets $3 million to help Latinx and low income high-schoolers succeed in college at same time

VALLEY GLEN — Los Angeles Valley College announced Friday that it has been awarded a $3 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to expand college-level classes for Latinx and low-income students at high schools in the eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Valley College President Barry Gribbons (Courtesy photo) “Our Caminos Al Triunfo project will make a meaningful impact to the lives of students in the eastern San Fernando Valley,” the college’s presi...
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Immigration Detention Center in Adelanto on track to expand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, is set to expand. The Adelanto City Council deadlocked twice early Thursday on votes to approve or kill a plan by the privately-held GEO Group to annex a building that would add 750 beds to a detention facility that currently can hold 1,940 people. City attorney Lloyd Pilchen said the lack of resolution by the council means an earlier ruling by Adelanto’s planning commission will...
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Coronavirus: California’s jobless claims march higher

Unemployment claims marched higher in California last week, an indication that government efforts to gradually reopen closed business amid the coronavirus have failed to spark a now-feeble statewide economy. Initial unemployment claims during the week that ended Sept. 5 totaled 237,500 in California, up about 18,000 from roughly 219,500 claims filed in the week ending Aug. 29. California accounted for 27% of unemployment claims filed nationwide in the week ending Sept. 5. The state’s workforce r...
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Orange glow turns dark and gray in Bay Area as wildfires rage

The air around the Bay Area looked better Thursday morning, as a strange orange glow that blanketed the region a day earlier sky gave way to a more typical dark and gray overcast. Looks can be deceiving. “The sky may not be as orange as it was,” National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Gass said. “But the quality is going to worse than it looks.” The northern peak of Mount Diablo is barely visible through the thick smoke as the morning sun turns the sky a bright orange in downtown Concor...
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West Marin wildfire evacuation threat lifts as smoky tint descends

Evacuation warnings in West Marin were lifted Wednesday afternoon as the Woodward fire in Point Reyes National Seashore nears total containment. Meanwhile, smoke from wildfires elsewhere mixed with a thick marine layer blocking the sun, turning the sky a doomsday orange throughout Marin and the Bay Area. “It’s overcast with smoke over the entire state,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Peterson. “It’s just a complete smoke-out.” The view from "Mount Vision" near Point Reyes per ...
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Photographers capture wildfires racing through dry, windy Northern California

Over the last month, California wildfires have chased thousands of families from their homes, destroyed more than 3,600 buildings, blackened huge expanses of land and killed 12 people. In all, more than two dozen major fires are burning around the state, some of them among the largest in recent California history. Feeding off strong winds and dry brush, the fast-growing blazes have chewed through old-growth redwoods and chaparral and forced evacuations in wine country north of San Francisco and ...
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COVID-19 may have been circulating in LA in December, UCLA finds

LOS ANGELES — UCLA researchers and colleagues have found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the US were identified, it was announced Thursday. This sudden spike in patients with these symptoms, which continued through February, represents an unexpected 50% increase in su...
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3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern California

By TERENCE CHEA and BRIAN MELLEY OROVILLE, Calilf. — Three people have died in a Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands from their homes, authorities said Wednesday. Two people were found dead in one location and a third person was discovered elsewhere, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced. He didn’t provide details but California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Draper tells the Bay Area News Group that one person was found in a car and apparently had been trying to escape the fl...
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California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling. “I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to sc...
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Now hiring: California offers tax credits to small businesses

By Adam Beam | The Associated Press With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers by Dec. 1. The law, Senate Bill 1447, will reduce how much state taxes some small businesses owe if they have more employees working between July 1 and Dec. 1 than they did between April 1 and June 30. Businesses of 100 employees or less would get a $1,000 credit for the net increase of each new worker. It ...
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Unprecedented smoke layer darkens Bay Area skies as massive wildfires burn

Smoke from massive wildfires burning throughout the western United States blotted out the sun across the Bay Area and much of Northern California on Wednesday morning, casting skies in an orange glow that seemed like the stuff of science fiction and scrambling weather forecasts that couldn’t account for the unprecedented blanket over the atmosphere. The darkness forced drivers to turn their headlights on and triggered streetlights that illuminated sidewalks at noon. It dropped temperatures on wh...
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With California ablaze, all of the state’s national forests are closing

Wildfires burning throughout California will cause every national forest in the state to be closed by Wednesday evening, the U.S. Forest Service said. Ten more national forests will close until further notice at 5 p.m., the agency said. The state is home to 18 national forests; the other eight were already closed on Monday. In a statement, regional forester Randy Moore called the fires and their extreme behavior “historic” and said the “temporary closures are necessary to protect the public and ...
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