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L.A. County expected to approve more coronavirus relief spending

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday, Sept. 15, on a plan allocating nearly $130 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. In July, the board approved a $1.22 billion spending program funded by federal relief dollars. This latest plan relates to monies set aside under that program for contingencies and includes federal funding from other sources. All coronavirus relief dollars provided under the original federal ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Instagram, California, La, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Los Angeles County, LA County


Cities losing big from closed cardrooms; mayors ask county to reopen outdoors

Mayors of five Los Angeles-area cities with cardroom casinos all came together Monday, Sept. 14, to urge Los Angeles County officials to allow cardrooms to reopen outdoors. L.A. County still has not given the green light to reopen cardrooms outdoors even though they have been granted approval by the state, with certain restrictions, since Sept. 9. Cardrooms represent big revenue, sometimes more than half of the general fund for cities whose mayors spoke out on Monday. In Hawaiian Gardens, Mayor ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Roy Choi, Ferrer, LA County, Culver City, Hahn, Gardena, Bell Gardens, California Department of Public Health


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 ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Small Business, California, Senate, California News, Sport, Soccer, Salinas, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento California, Solomon, Gardena, Adam Beam, Newsom


Long Beach police make 12 arrests in party shooting that killed 3, injured 9

Long Beach police have arrested 12 people on suspicion of being involved in last year’s Halloween party shooting that left three dead and nine injured in the Rose Park neighborhood, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8. Long Beach officials made the announcement at a virtual press conference. Police had said the shooting may have been gang-related. Two of the 12 suspects were in custody on unrelated charges, Long Beach police Chief Robert Luna said. On the night of Tuesday, Oct. 29, approximately 30 ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Inglewood, Gardena, Rose Park, Robert Luna, Top Stories LBPT, Melvin Williams, Arantxa Chavarria, Ricardo Torres, Long Beach Party Shooting, Maurice Poe, Crime and Public Safety


CHP officer shot at in Sylmar; no injuries reported

SYLMAR — A California Highway Patrol officer responding to a stolen vehicle call in Sylmar was fired upon Monday night by a male suspect who remained at large. The shots were reported at 7:12 p.m. in the 12900 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, according to CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The officer was not hit, Polizzi said. Several officers were at the scene, he said. A sheriff’s helicopter was overhead, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said, urging civilians to stay out of the area. CBSLA re...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Theft, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Gardena, Los Angeles Sheriff s Department, Polizzi, Sylmar, Tony Polizzi, LA Police Commission


CHP officer shot at in Sylmar; no injuries reported and suspect is sought

SYLMAR — A California Highway Patrol officer responding to a stolen vehicle call in Sylmar was fired upon Monday night by a male suspect who remained at large. The shots were reported at 7:12 p.m. in the 12900 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, according to CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The officer was not hit, Polizzi said. Several officers were at the scene, he said. A sheriff’s helicopter was overhead, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said, urging civilians to stay out of the area. CBSLA re...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Theft, Sport, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Sherman Oaks, Gardena, Los Angeles Sheriff s Department, Polizzi, Sylmar, Tony Polizzi, LA Police Commission


LASD fires flash-bang grenades, chemical irritants to end protest of fatal shooting by deputies of man near South LA

LOS ANGELES  — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies fired flash-bang grenades and chemical irritants at some demonstrators who gathered in front of the South Los Angeles sheriff’s station Saturday to protest this week’s controversial fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee by deputies in the Westmont area near South L.A., according to reports from the scene. The protest began late Saturday afternoon at 1310 W. Imperial Highway. The crowd numbered a few hundred in the shortly thereafter but wh...
Tags: News, Protest, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Los Angeles Times, Westmont, Board of Supervisors, South Los Angeles, Crump, HUNTSMAN, South LA, Sherman Oaks, Gardena


Reject state-sanctioned discrimination, reject Proposition 16: Betty Chu

I am one of the first women of Chinese descent to pass the California bar exam. I was mayor of Monterey Park. I was the first Chinese-American woman to co-found and run a bank in the United States. In my lifetime, I have seen Asian Americans prevail against racism to be treated as fully American, as equal citizens, employees and leaders. This has occurred in large part because racism itself has become unacceptable in America. What a triumph! It pains me greatly, then, that after all this progres...
Tags: California, Opinion, Politico, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Bradford, UC, Garcia, Legislature, Gardena, Bell Gardens, Monterey Park, Newsom, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia


L.A. County barbers, hair salons on revised health order: ‘It’s great to get back inside’

They’ll take it. Barbers and hair salon owners had something to cheer about on Wednesday, Sept. 2,  after L.A. County Public Health officials, in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, revised a health order allowing them to move back indoors after weeks of working outside, being closed or illicitly defying the restrictions. They were among the first L.A. County businesses to legally re-open indoors Wednesday under a new statewide recovery “blueprint” that enables certain sectors to open un...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Customers, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Vega, Santa Clarita, Mimi, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Pham, Angelo, Sherman Oaks, Gardena


Hair salons, barbershops can reopen under updated L.A. County health order, officials say

Hair salons and barber shops will be able to reopen to indoor operations under an updated Los Angeles County Health Order, officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 2. The decision allows the businesses to reopen under “modified” conditions —  including 25% customer capacity — while adhering to strict physical distancing measures such as frequent cleansing, air filtration and spacing. The county’s coronavirus-spurred public health order did yet not appear to be updated as of mid-day. The timetable an...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Gardena, Bell Gardens, Newsom, Alvarado, Public Health Department, Janice Hahn, Southern California News Group


Did LA deputies shoot Dijon Kizzee in the back 20 times? There’s a lot we don’t know.

LOS ANGELES — The shooting of a Black man by sheriff’s deputies earlier this week remained shrouded in uncertainty Wednesday. The tragedy began when Dijon Kizzee was stopped by deputies in unincorporated Westmont about 3:15 p.m. Monday for “code violations” while riding a bicycle. But no one has yet said what the violations were. The sheriff’s department says Kizzee then tried to run off. “Our suspect was holding some items of clothing in his hands, punched one of the officer in the face and dro...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Social Justice, Westmont, Los Angeles California, South Los Angeles, Crump, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Calif, Gardena


LA Police Commission clears detective in fatal Sherman Oaks shooting, but faults tactics

The Los Angeles Police Commission cleared a gang detective who shot a murder and robbery suspect to death in Sherman Oaks last year, but faulted officers for a confused and chaotic surveillance operation that may have led to the fatal confrontation. In its ruling, the four-member commission on Tuesday unanimously disapproved the plan to catch 22-year-old Lazzeri Frazier Jr. outside his apartment in the 5400 block of Kester Avenue on Oct. 16, 2019. But the panel OK’d the three fatal shots a detec...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Moore, South Los Angeles, Frazier, Rodriguez, Sherman Oaks, Gardena, North Hollywood, Police Commission, Los Angeles Police Commission


L.A. County supervisors seek coroner’s inquest into deputy’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old near Gardena

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the coroner to conduct an inquest into the June 18 death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was shot by a deputy in the Gardena area, and indicated its plan to file suit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The board voted in favor of a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas that alleged the Sheriff’s Department had violated state law by failing to allow oversight of law enforcement inves...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Pasadena, Vega, Bryant, Elisa, Sheriff s Office, Los Angeles Superior Court, South Los Angeles, Barger, HUNTSMAN


Hawthorne man sentenced to 6 years for road-rage crash that killed L.A. motorcyclist in Gardena

A man who pleaded no contest to running a 21-year-old motorcyclist off of the road in Gardena in 2017 was sentenced in Torrance Superior Court to six years in state prison on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the victim’s family saying that was not enough. Oscar Villa, 27, of Hawthorne was originally charged with murder in the road-rage incident that killed 21-year-old Jaylen Ramone Bell-Maxwell of Los Angeles. However, in March, Relatives of Bell-Maxwell said the six-year sentence was too light. She...
Tags: New York, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Courts, Honda, Villa, Bell, Trump, Jericho, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Torrance


L.A. County supervisors approve $25.5 million to get sheriff’s body cameras

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 1, to transfer $25.5 million to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to get deputies body-worn cameras. Supervisor Janice Hahn, who introduced the legislation with Supervisor Kathryn Barger, talked about the new cameras with the backdrop recent events, including the fatal deputy shooting of Dijon Kizzee in South Los Angeles on Monday. Tuesday’s vote approved $12.3 million for the department’s first year of operat...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff 's Department, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Gardena, Andres Guardado, VILLANUEVA, Mark Ridley Thomas, Janice Hahn, Sheriff Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department, Alex Villanueva


Hair salons, barbershops nervously await L.A. County’s word on indoor clientele

It wouldn’t be long after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new pandemic recovery “blueprint” Friday before Julie Allen’s cell phone blew up with text messages from eager customers ready to get their hair done at her Scissory No. 54 salon in Santa Clarita. “Congratulations!” they declared. Appointments were promptly secured — starting this week. All told, she logged 64 texts as the afternoon wore on, a good sign for a businesswoman whose shop was hit hard by the pandemic. After months of being close...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Allen, Whittier, Gardena, Lisa Jacobs, Alvarado


California moves to consider reparations for slavery

By DON THOMPSON | Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday. The measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote before lawmakers adjourn...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Dallas Mavericks, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Bradford, Portland, San Diego, Associated Press, Lapd


California’s moment of reckoning on police accountability

California – a beacon of the future, icon of American promise and possibility, leading the way in everything from technology to environmental protection to music and the arts. Also, California – stained by police abuses from the beating of Rodney King to the Rampart brutality scandal to forgotten tragedies like the death of Cal State Long Beach running back Ron Settles in custody of the notorious Signal Hill Police Department. After George Floyd’s murder and the national outpouring around the eq...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Donald Trump, Berkeley, Aloe Blacc, Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, State, Legislature


Freeway gridlock is back and traffic is returning to pre-pandemic levels, new report shows

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in the spring, Southern Californians could point to a silver lining of free-flowing freeways and near-empty thoroughfares. Not anymore. A new study by the Southern California Association of Governments, a six-county planning agency, documented a massive drop in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) that since mid-May has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. Making matters worse, the matching plunge in bus and train ridership during the last two weeks of March and thro...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trains, Los Angeles, Roads, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, CalTrans, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Northwest


Videos show Anthony McClain shot while running from Pasadena police; they say he had a gun

Videos of the Saturday police shooting of Anthony McClain showed a Pasadena police officer fire at least two shots at a fleeing McClain, who held what police say was a firearm. Pasadena police on Thursday released the bodycam footage along with video from the dashboard camera on the patrol car and surveillance video from a business. The officer who shot McClain did not have his camera turned on. The bodycam video is from another officer at the scene who did not shoot McClain. McClain, 32, of Pas...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Police, Office, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Lapd, Public Safety, Harper, Compton, Perez, Los Angeles County, Tarzana, San Gabriel Valley


Man, 83, dies in Tujunga crash; motorist arrested

An 83-year-old man seated in a parked vehicle in Tujunga was fatally injured early Monday, Aug. 17, when it was rammed by another car whose driver was arrested after running from the scene and then returning, police said. The crash was reported at 1:45 a.m. in the 7100 block of Foothill Boulevard. Davit Davtyan, 21, of Los Angeles was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, said Officer William Cooper, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Benito So Jr. died at the scen...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kamala Harris, Cooper, Los Angeles Police Department, Tujunga, Gardena, Andres Guardado, LA County Sheriff s Department, William Cooper, Crime + Public Safety, Davtyan


Some Southern California barbers, salon owners defy state health orders and open indoors

Hair salons and barbershops throughout Southern California — including in Gardena, Claremont and south Orange County — joined potentially hundreds of others throughout the state in defying coronavirus health orders on Monday, Aug. 17, by welcoming customers inside. Salon owners across faced stiff fines or other consequences on Monday when they decided to open their doors to customers, despite bans on doing so in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch list, which health officials have said are me...
Tags: Business, News, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, San Bernardino, Board, Peet, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


How coronavirus left Orange County resident grieving husband, father within 6 weeks

Donna Nakahara’s recent phone calls with her mother-in-law, Yasuko Nakahara, have not been easy. The pair have always had much to talk about, and they still do. But now they sob, comfort each other and discuss what they’ve lost. Donna Nakahara’s husband – Yasuko Nakahara’s son – is dead. From the coronavirus. “It’s been hard, but you can’t turn back time,” Donna Nakahara, a Garden Grove resident, said by phone last week. “My mother-in-law is like me. We’re living day-to-day and wishing this wasn...
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Location of Andres Guardado shooting near Gardena had history of criminal activity

The strip of businesses where a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot Andres Guardado had been the site of numerous criminal investigations, including one for a gang-related shooting that injured a man less than two weeks before. Chris Marks, a commander with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said the line of auto shops, at 420 W. Redondo Beach Boulevard near Gardena, had been the location of 23 calls for service since January 2015. One of them, he said, was a November 2018...
Tags: Crime, News, Sheriff, Sport, Soccer, Compton, Los Angeles County, Gardena, Marks, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Smith and Wesson, Andres Guardado, Guardado, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LA County Sheriff’s Department will roll out its first 1,200 body cameras on Oct. 1

Some Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies will soon be wearing body-worn cameras after the Department entered into a contract with Axon Enterprises for the devices this week, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 12. Speaking at a press conference about a deputy’s shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado near Gardena in June, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced a five-year, $25 million contract that will eventually secure 5,200 cameras. The deputy who shot Guardado has said, through his attorn...
Tags: Crime, News, La, Sport, Soccer, CHP, Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Guardado, Sylmar, VILLANUEVA, Sheriff 's Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department


Rams’ Robert Woods gives vote of approval to NFL initiative

When NFL players raised their voices about racial justice at the height of nationwide demonstrations in June, Rams wide receiver Robert Woods said talk was nice but it was time for “action” and get-out-the-vote drives should be part of it. So Woods was pleased with the league’s announcement Thursday of an initiative called NFL Votes to encourage voter registration and participation in the Nov. 3 elections. Woods said he might make personal appearances to encourage young people to register. “I th...
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LAPD officer shot in the arm, possibly by friendly fire, during mental health call in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot in her right arm, possibly by another officer, while responding to a mental health call in Hollywood on Wednesday, police said. The officer responded to a call of a suicidal man, involving an approximately 33-year-old man with bipolar disorder, at about 2:10 p.m. at a residence in the 1100 block of North Wilton Place, near Santa Monica Boulevard, according to LAPD Officer Mike Chan. The man was allegedly armed with scissors. Officers...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Compton, CHAN, Los Angeles Police Department, Culver City, Santa Monica Boulevard, Gardena, Andres Guardado, Mike Chan, Top Stories LADN


Police: Armed man fatally shot; officer injured by friendly fire in Culver City

CULVER CITY — A Culver City police officer was shot in the leg by friendly fire and an apparently homeless man with a knife was killed Monday during a chase, authorities said. The man was shot after charging at Culver City police in the stairwell of a parking garage on Washington Boulevard at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting Culver City police. Police were called after the man pulled a knife on a maintenance worker and officers found...
Tags: News, Police, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Alfred, Compton, Culver City, Gardena, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Andres Guardado, KNX, Washington Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting, KCBS TV


Protesters demonstrate outside apparent Covina home of deputy who killed Andres Guardado near Gardena

About 75 to 100 protesters demonstrated Thursday night, July 30, outside a Covina house they believed is the home of the deputy who killed 18-year-old Andres Guardado near Gardena. The protesters demanded the arrest and prosecution of Deputy Miguel Vega, who apparently fatally shot Guardado about 6 p.m. June 18 near the 400 block of West Redondo Beach Boulevard. The demonstration prompted a response from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Vega, Sheriff s Department, Gardena, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Andres Guardado, Guardado, Covina, Top Stories LADN, Officer-involved Shooting, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Protesters in Compton seek arrest of deputy who shot, killed Andres Guardado

Dozens of demonstrators on Sunday called for the arrest of the deputy who fatally shot 18-year-old Andres Guardado in the back five times near Gardena in June. The protesters marched about three miles from East Rancho Dominguez Park toward the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Compton Station. Related: Hundreds protest in LA area Sunday after injuries, arrests reported Saturday The gathering came together at noon, with about 50 people assembled at the park by 12:30 p.m., said Cliff Smith, an organize...
Tags: News, Justice, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Smith, Public Safety, Vega, Compton, Los Angeles County, Sheriff s Department, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Gardena



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