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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


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


$2,000 checks given to 26 households impacted by LAPD’s fireworks detonation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Curren Price on Thursday, July 22, announced that the nonprofit Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is giving $2,000 in cash assistance to 26 households in South Los Angeles impacted by a destructive fireworks explosion set off by a police bomb squad. “The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was designed to rapidly respond to crisis, and we activated immediately after the explosion, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Councilmember Curren Price. Our work i...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fireworks, Lapd, BLM, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Moore, Curren, South Los Angeles, YMCA, ATF


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


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


Graduates from 2020 finally got their moment for an in-person commencement at Cal State Los Angeles

Rebecca Galvn, a history major at Cal State Los Angeles, waits to enter graduation ceremonies as Tony Zamora holds a larger-than-life replica to support her at the event Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation ceremonies will be held for graduates on Reeder field at Cal State LA over the next two weeks. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Cal State Los Angeles graduates are covered with confetti at Cal State LA graduation ceremonies Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation cer...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Graduation, Community, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Latina, Reeder, David Crane, Cal State, William Covino, College of Ethnic Studies, Cal State LA


Billboard honors escaped cows: ‘Remember the Pico Rivera 41’

PICO RIVERA — A billboard has gone up in Pico Rivera to call attention to the recent slaughterhouse escape of 41 cows that ended with 38 of the animals captured and killed for meat, one fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy and two donated to a sanctuary. Messages to “Remember The Pico Rivera 41” and “Save Animals” are displayed prominently on the billboard, which is located on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Di Maria Road, near the Manning Beef facility. “These cows and animals like them want ...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Warren, Diane Warren, Susan, Acton, La Puente, Dent, City News Service, Pico Rivera, Beverly Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT


Curren Price announces fund to help victims of South LA fireworks detonation

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH, City News Service City Councilman Curren Price announced a $1 million emergency fund today to aid South Los Angeles residents impacted by a destructive fireworks explosion set off by an LAPD bomb squad. Price said the money will come from his office’s Environmental Equity and Reimagining Public Safety dollars, and will provide long-term housing, repairs and financial assistance to residents whose homes were damaged by the June 30 blast. “It should never have happened in...
Tags: News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fireworks, Lapd, BLM, Moore, South Los Angeles, YMCA, ATF, Los Angeles Police Department, El Monte, Ceja, Los Angeles Police Commission


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


Long Beach explores options for Queen Mary’s future, including preservation or disposal

Long Beach has a range of options for the Queen Mary’s future — but all of them will be expensive. That was the main takeaway of a study session the City Council held on Tuesday, July 20, on Long Beach’s potential next steps for managing the historic vessel. City staff outlined five different options identified by the Long Beach engineering consultant firm Moffatt & Nichol: Preservation in place; Deconstruct the ship at its current location; Move the ship to another location for deconstruction;...
Tags: Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, City Council, Local News, Mary, Queen Mary, Garcia, Allen, Modica, Moffatt Nichol, Port of Long Beach, Second District


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


‘Jeffersons’ star Marla Gibbs gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Marla Gibbs waves to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for actress Marla Gibbs, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Actress Marla Gibbs looks out to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP...
Tags: Business, News, Nbc, California, Washington, New York City, Disney, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Fox, Soccer, Queens, Community, Cbs


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


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 19-26

  San Fernando Valley Historical Society meets on July 22 outdoors at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering ...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Movies, Charity, Mike Malone, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Marissa, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Sherman


Photos: Kites take flight over Los Angeles State Historic Park

Clockshop and California State Parks presented the inaugural Community & Unity Kite Festival. The free, family-friendly festival was aimed at uniting “diverse L.A. communities through the art of kite making and a day full of joy, culture and uplift through the arts,” according to organizers. Clockshop and California State Parks presented the inaugural Community & Unity Kite Festival. The free, family-friendly festival was aimed at uniting “diverse L.A. communities through the art of kite maki...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, California State Parks, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Top Stories LADN, COVID, Ellen Ochoa Learning Center, Los Angeles State Historic Park Clockshop


As LA County rekindles mask mandate, 1,827 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths posted Saturday

Los Angeles County residents will awaken Sunday morning to revived face-covering rules, slated to go into effect late Saturday night amid newly surging coronavirus statistics. The county reported 1,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, as health officials attributed the recent spike to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals in areas where vaccination status is unknown. Many businesses put the rules back in place early and masks w...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Community


Q&A: With updated coronavirus measures in place, here’s what the new school year will look like for LAUSD

When Los Angeles Unified students return to campuses a month from now, staff and students, with some exceptions, will be expected to wear a mask indoors, as they did when schools reopened in the spring. But those who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to undergo regular COVID-19 testing, a major departure from district protocols in the spring when all staff and students on campus were to be tested weekly. And student athletes will be back to their regular sports schedules this fall. Those ...
Tags: Health, Education, Cdc, Government, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Community, Lausd, Local News, City Of Angels, Board of Education, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LA County, Merv


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 17-24

  The congregation at Reseda Church of Christ meets in person on Sunday on Reseda Boulevard, corner of Ingomar Street, in Reseda. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, July 17-24.   Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Parishes churches in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are open for indoor Masses as of June 15 (read the recent guidelines here: bit.ly/2Sayfdk). Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in Engli...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, Beethoven, Local News, Corinthians, Facebook Live, Ventura, Andrew, Unity, St Andrew, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley, Pentecost


Photos: Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading tour stops at Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy

From left, Nancy Molenda gives six-year-old Elsa Ortega a backpack during Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading Bus Tour event at the Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Students in the 1st grade receive free backpacks during Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading Bus Tour event at the Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Fro...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Red Cross, Lausd, Johnson, Usc, LA County, U S Education, Cudahy, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Drew A Kelley


Who needs a newspaper? More folks then ever during anxious times

A special edition of the Daily News following the Northridge earthquake that struck Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 1994. (Los Angeles Daily News file photo)   So, how long have we been together now? Twenty, 30 years, more? I know it’s been a long time, and I want to thank you for your loyalty to me, your local paper. Newspapers are celebrating 220 years in America soon — the first daily newspaper being Alexander Hamilton’s New York Post in 1801 – and we never would have made it without your support. ...
Tags: Business, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Daily News, Northridge, Tom, Alexander Hamilton, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Woolsey, Walter Cronkite, Dennis McCarthy


As elective surgeries return, Red Cross urges LA County to donate blood amid severe shortage

As hospitals return to elective surgeries, the American Red Cross experiences a severe blood shortage. The nonprofit’s Los Angeles chapter is rushing to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the demand as hospitals see an influx of patients with traumas, organ transplants while handling elective surgeries and emergency room visits. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types, particularly type O and those giving platelets, to make an appointment as soon a...
Tags: Health, Amazon, News, Maryland, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Community, Red Cross, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News


Businessman Mel Wilson seeks greater exposure for his LA mayoral run during Pacoima kick-off

Mel Wilson, a businessman and former Metro Board Member, announces his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles at the site of his first real estate venture, a shopping center in Pacoima, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Mel Wilson, a businessman and former Metro Board Member, announces his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles at the site of his first real estate venture, a shopping center in Pacoima, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los An...
Tags: Business, Politics, Elections, News, California, La, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Community, Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Garcetti


LA water complex named in honor of late councilman LaBonge

Mary-Cate LaBonge, daughter of Tom LaBonge, speaks during a ceremony to dedicate the newly-renamed Tom LaBonge Headworks Water Complex honoring her father the late Councilmember in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, with dignitaries pose for photos during a ceremony to dedicate the newly-renamed Tom LaBonge Headworks Water Complex honoring the late Councilmember in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Water, Sport, Soccer, Tracy, Community, City Council, St George, Eric Garcetti, Tom, Don, Los Angeles City


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



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