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Eviction bans taking a bite out of landlords’ bottom line

Real estate agent Adam Bray-Ali hopes to retire someday off the income from his small portfolio of triplexes and four-plexes. But lately, his side job as a landlord isn’t going so well. Tenants in three of his 20 units stopped paying rent after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. One tenant moved out owing $6,000. Now Bray-Ali is losing money on two of his five buildings, and he’s thinking about selling one of them. Thanks to forbearance, he’s been able to skip some mortgage payments and abou...
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Experts say wildfire smoke can make people more susceptible to COVID-19

As wildfires continue burning across Southern California, medical experts are warning that smoke inhalation can weaken the immune system and make people more vulnerable to respiratory infections, including the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control says wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and make a person more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District ...
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Six months of pandemic photography in the Southern California

One day, this will all be over. Coronavirus will be gone and we’ll get back to normal. But what will we remember? For the past six months, almost every facet of our lives has changed – covered faces, empty shelves, remote learning and drive-thru everything. Our photographers have been working throughout this pandemic to tell the stories of the people of Southern California and record history for our posterity. For our photographers, it’s personal. Normally, when we cover a story we are uninvolve...
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Flu shot is vital, LA County officials urge, especially during coronavirus outbreak

Another three dozen coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by Los Angeles County health officials, who again issued a call for people get a flu shot and continue taking precautions against the spread of infection. The county Department of Public Health reported 38 new virus deaths. The new deaths lifted the countywide total since the start of the pandemic to 6,324. Another 1,160 cases were also announced by the county, for a total of 257,271 since the pandemic began. The mid-day report d...
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Coronavirus testing kiosk at Union Station foretells future of pandemic recovery

Andrew Raposa stood in line outside Union Station in Los Angeles on a recent Wednesday with a handful of friends waiting to be tested for the coronavirus at a unique walk-up kiosk. Unlike most of the testing sites throughout the county, this one operated by Curative in partnership with the city and county, did not require a car and it was located in a heavily trafficked area. That’s one of the reasons Raposa said he chose the spot as he lives in downtown L.A. and doesn’t own a car. People ta...
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LAUSD campuses with low enrollment get additional relief to save teachers

In the face of mounting pressure from parents and staff for Los Angeles Unified to suspend its annual practice of shuffling teachers around classrooms based on student enrollment, the superintendent announced on Thursday, Sept. 17, that the district will provide additional relief to schools this year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Campuses slated to lose teachers due to low enrollment might still lose a position or two, but the district hopes to soften the blow by allowing schools ...
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Pandemic inspires creativity and collaboration during Jewish High Holidays

With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in the Chabad Center for Jewish Life parking lot, social distancing, masks, and multiple services will be in place to help congregants safely observe the Jewish New Year. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in t...
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Palos Verdes clinic administers coronavirus vaccine trial to South Bay residents

Pat Brewster had a personal reason for enrolling in a coronavirus vaccine trial. The 84-year-old lost her husband, 88-year-old Bob Brewster, to the virus in April as the pandemic was just beginning to take hold throughout Los Angeles County, having now accounted for more than 6,000 deaths. Brewster’s husband was living in a group home in Palos Verdes when he and others came down with the disease. Her husband was taken to a local hospital, swept away into a highly monitored area, and just three d...
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Despite pandemic’s impact, Carousel Ranch fundraiser exceeds expectations

SANTA CLARITA >> The Heart of the West fundraiser for Carousel Ranch generates hundreds of thousands of dollars for the programs it offers for special needs children and families. But the organizers of the event had to make adjustments because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Normally the fundraiser includes a dinner at the ranch with live auctions and horseback demonstrations by some oLDN-L-HEARTS-0911f the children from Carousel Ranch. This year, the Heart of the West fundraiser organize...
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Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows

Disneyland could theoretically let in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day and still allow for six feet of social distancing per person when the Anaheim theme park reopens with new COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, according to new data analysis. Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity, according to estimates by the Thinkwell Group. Thinkwell Group’s Brad Kissling calculated the COVID-19 physical-distancing ...
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COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

By PAUL WISEMAN | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they’ve topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless cl...
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Get a flu shot, Garcetti urges Angelenos amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged all Los Angeles residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to get a flu shot before the typical season hits this fall to avoid possibly overwhelming hospitals with cases of influenza and COVID-19. “I need you to do one more thing that you add to that list to protect yourselves and your family and your loved ones,” Garcetti said. “Every Angeleno has a critical role to play in preventing a worst-case scenario. Doctors are already talking about (the flu) … saying this could be the ...
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Buena Park calls on Newsom to reopen Knott’s Berry Farm

The six-month closure of Knott’s Berry Farm has been “devastating” for the Buena Park theme park and a “disaster” for the city that depends on the 100-year-old institution to drive spending at area hotels, restaurants and businesses, according to Buena Park mayor Fred Smith. “Tourism is a big part of Buena Park’s economy,” Smith said during a press conference across from Disneyland. “Knott’s Berry Farm is the largest employer in our city. It is the largest source of tax revenue, drawing visitors...
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Buena Park mayor calls on Newsom to reopen Knott’s Berry Farm

The six-month closure of Knott’s Berry Farm has been “devastating” for the Buena Park theme park and a “disaster” for the city that depends on the 100-year-old institution to drive spending at area hotels, restaurants and businesses, according to Buena Park mayor Fred Smith. “Tourism is a big part of Buena Park’s economy,” Smith said during a press conference across from Disneyland. “Knott’s Berry Farm is the largest employer in our city. It is the largest source of tax revenue, drawing visitors...
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If no post-Labor Day coronavirus surge, LA County could enter less risky recovery phase by October

Los Angeles County could move to the next, less risky tier of pandemic recovery by early October, if positive current trendlines hold, the county’s public health chief said on Wednesday, Sept. 16 — but only if Labor Day’s gatherings fail to fuel a COVID resurgence. County officials announced 31 more deaths Wednesday, for a total 6,303 people lost to the six-month outbreak. Also logged were 1,148 new cases, for a total of 256,148. Related links Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from ...
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Gov. Newsom: Nothing In State Guidelines Preventing Pac-12 From Resuming Football

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Any plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference. The Big Ten changed course Wednesday and said it will begin an eight-game football schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has also reconsidered starting its football season this fall, but does not have approval from state and local health officials in California and Oregon to conduct contact practices. Earlier this month, the Pac-12 announced a ...
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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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Newsom: Announcement coming ‘very, very shortly’ on reopening California theme parks

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday an announcement will be coming “very, very shortly” on issuing COVID-19 guidelines that would allow California theme parks to safely reopen after more than six months of coronavirus closures. “We will be making announcements soon as it relates to theme parks and amusement parks,” Newsom said during a news conference Wednesday. “Making announcements soon as it relates to some areas, industries as well as sectors and putting out additional guidelines in those space...
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Disneyland-area cities ratchet up pressure on Newsom to reopen California theme parks

Leaders from Disneyland-area cities ratcheted up the pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom to reopen California theme parks after more than six months of coronavirus closures that have led to thousands of lost jobs and closed businesses. The mayors of Anaheim, Buena Park and Garden Grove called on Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Sept. 16 to issue COVID-19 guidelines that would allow Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and other California theme parks to safely reopen. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter an...
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Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Disneyland ‘disappointed’ with California’s lack of progress in reopening theme parks

Disneyland called on the state of California to issue COVID-19 guidelines for safely reopening theme parks as the Anaheim theme park joined a growing chorus of amusement parks and government leaders urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to take action after six months of closures. “We are disappointed with the state’s lack of progress in providing the industry with guidance and clarity on reopening,” Disneyland resort president said Ken Potrock in a statement. “We have proven we can operate responsibly, with...
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Teachers contend with stress as distance learning endures

After a two-week sprint to set up her online classroom, a weekend spent in 100-degree lines and coming home to yet another argument between her three children, Lorraine Quinones shut her bedroom door, threw herself onto her bed and sobbed into her pillow. LAUSD fourth grade teacher Lorraine Quiñones checks her students work in her bedroom where she teaches from as one of her school aged children Melody, center, plays with her friends Desiree Ayala and Lea Guevara, all 9, after school at her Ea...
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Alhambra second-grade teacher Krystal Tran a perfect fit for distance-learning

Krystal Tran, a second-grade teacher at Ramona Elementary in Alhambra, has her hands full. But one would never know that judging by the positive and joyful way she conducts her classes virtually from her Temple City home, a necessity because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tran has sons aged 9 (Dean) and 11 (Benjamin). They are in San Gabriel Unified School District and do their distance-learning from home while mom teaches a group of 7-year-olds who, understandably, at times have issues staying fo...
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Big Ten changes course, aims for October football start

By RALPH D. RUSSO | AP College Football Writer Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24. Each team will have an eight-game schedule. The Big Ten said its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to restart sports. The emergence of dai...
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Family of nursing home resident who died: ‘She had 3 really good years there and 1 really bad week’

Karen Johnson, 77, spent about three years in the Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont. “She was at an unlocked memory care facility in Hemet, but she got to the point with her Alzheimer’s and dementia … where she needed to be in a locked facility,” said her daughter, Dena Garcia. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursing Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest installments in a continuing series Part One:  What do Southern California nursing homes hard hit by COVID-related death...
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Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from LA County supervisors

Pressed by leaders frustrated with the pace of reopening Los Angeles County’s giant, pandemic-humbled economy, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday defended her department’s gradual approach. And she stood firm that it will be weeks before restrictions on schools and businesses will ease. The lengthy Q&A with the Board of Supervisors came as board members are getting earfuls from business interests and constituents, many indignant and confused as to why certain kinds of businesses ca...
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Port of LA sees cargo surge in August as holidays approach

The Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 14, reported that August saw its strongest monthly cargo volumes of all time, echoing similarly encouraging stats the Long Beach port released the week before.. The Port of Los Angeles saw 961,833 twenty-foot equivalent units in August. (TEUs are a universal standard for cargo measurement, though most containers today are 40 feet.) The 12% increase was driven by imports, which eclipsed 500,000 for the first time. It was the first time since August 2019 t...
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Disneyland opens Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge pop-up shop in Downtown Disney

Disneyland has temporarily set aside its commitment to immersive storytelling experiences in favor of offloading some Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise gathering dust while the coronavirus keeps the gates closed at the Anaheim theme park. Disneyland has converted the WonderGround Gallery retail space in Downtown Disney into a pop-up Star Wars Trading Post selling once-exclusive Galaxy’s Edge merchandise. But wait! How did a shipment of interstellar goods from the Star Wars planet of Batuu mak...
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USC football players ask Newsom to let them practice

The players on the USC football team released a letter Tuesday asking for California Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow them to return to the practice field. College football teams in California have been barred from returning to full-contact practices due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the country. USC and UCLA haven’t even been allowed to work out in their weight rooms due to county guidelines. Though the Pac-12 has delayed its football season due to the pandemic, other schools in ...
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Long Beach hospital part of clinical trials on coronavirus treatments

A Long Beach hospital will participate in two clinical trials to test how well a pair of antiviral treatments reduce the severity of COVID-19 and whether they can stop the spread of the coronavirus. MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center announced on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that it is part of separate multinational clinical trials for possible coronavirus treatments. The trials are intended to determine the effectiveness and safety of the two antiviral treatments. The goal is to see whether the treat...
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