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Port of LA Clean Trucks Program gets a roadmap but twists and turns remain before it is in place

The Los Angeles harbor commission has approved a roadmap for implementing the ambitious, twin-port Clean Truck Program on the Port of LA side. But a long list of questions and uncertainties remain over financing, technology and priorities, including making sure both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on the same page. “There’s a long way to go here,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka said during the Thursday, June 17, harbor commission meeting. A crucial component, he said, will...
Tags: News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Local News, Western Hemisphere, Port of Long Beach, Gene Seroka, LA Long Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia

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

Planning panel begins dissection of proposed Downtown LA community plan

The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday, June 17, took up the proposed Downtown Community Plan, but following several hours of presentation, public comment and some discussion, opted to resume deliberations on Aug. 26. Whatever draft version the Planning Commission eventually signs off on will go to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and then the full City Council for approval. The purpose of the plan is to outline the vision for downtown, guide development and establish ...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Development, Soccer, Community, City Council, Land Use Committee, Bruce, state Senate, Hollywood Park, Studio City, Kevin de Leon

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

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

City of LA requests dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service The city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16 filed a motion seeking dismissal of what it calls a “misguided” lawsuit that attempts to compel local government to provide shelter to thousands of indigent people living on downtown sidewalks and next to freeways. Lawyers for the city argue that while homelessness is “among the greatest challenges facing our region,” efforts to address the crisis through the lawsuit filed in federal court last year against the cit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, Carter, Wilmington, Alliance, Raman, City News Service

Researchers at UCLA, international team, say variants may change coronavirus treatment, vaccines

An international team of researchers, including participants from UCLA, have detailed how an increasing number of variants could cut down on the ability of vaccines and treatments to manage the coronavirus. The team published an article in the peer-reviewed journal “EMBO Molecular Medicine.” Dr. Christina Ramirez, a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and co-author of the study, noted that the number of variants has skyrocketed since last April, jumping from 10 to 100. “The sp...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Community, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Robert Durst, Ramirez, LA County, Garcetti, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Mount Wilson Observatory

Councilwoman Raman introduces motions aimed at expanding homeless housing

LOS ANGELES — City Councilwoman Nithya Raman on Tuesday, June 15 introduced three motions in an effort to expand the city’s short supply of affordable and permanent supportive housing. “In conversations across the district, we’ve heard a common theme: L.A. needs more affordable places for people to live,” Raman said. “Our office has sought out sites for affordable and supportive housing, as well as policy strategies to build more of these units. That’s what today’s motions are about.” One motion...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Housing, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Parks, Wilmington, Raman, Highland Ave, VILLANUEVA

Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Griffith Observatory, Langer

Photos: At Langer’s Deli, diners dig in as COVID-19 rules lift in LA

A man visits Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Langer’s Deli reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Manager Jaime Castaneda cuts pastrami with employees at Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during th...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Dining, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City

As coronavirus fades, LA County officials pause for smiles (and words of caution) on Reopening Day

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, center, during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reopening of L.A. County following more than 15 months of pandemic-imposed restrictions, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reop...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Vaccinations, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health

LA Port breaks 1 million mark in May cargo numbers, a Western Hemisphere record

The Port of Los Angeles handled more than 1 million cargo containers in May, an achievement that continues a months-long streak of record breaking and came on the heels of the nation’s busiest port topping 10 million container units in the current fiscal year. Both milestones, said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, were firsts for any port in the Western Hemisphere. Seroka made the announcement in a short YouTube video posted on Tuesday, June 15.   The port moved 1.12 millio...
Tags: News, Congress, La, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Local News, Reuters, Guangdong province, Western Hemisphere, Port of Long Beach, Gene Seroka, LA Long Beach

LA County opens for business today, owners, employees cautiously optimistic as COVID-19 restrictions largely end

Life began returning, for the most part, to pre-pandemic normalcy in Los Angeles County and across California Tuesday, June 15 — with folks feeling a mix of apprehension and excitement about it. All but a few of the state’s coronavirus-induced restrictions, which have limited indoor capacity in businesses and required residents to wear masks and keep a safe distance from those outside their household, lifted Tuesday, and elected officials, business owners and other folks celebrated the occasion....
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Salinas, Disneyland, Pasadena, PLA, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Southland, Downey

Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo gets a love letter in new YA novel set in Asian American community

In “From Little Tokyo, With Love,” author Sarah Kuhn weaves together a story that is part YA romance, part family drama and entirely a love letter to the neighborhood in which it is set. Kuhn, the author of the Heroine Complex novels, was introduced to Little Tokyo through friends after she moved to Los Angeles, and she’s long been enamored with this section of downtown. “Seeing how it has become, really, a hub for a lot of the local Asian American arts community in L.A. was just really beautifu...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Southern California, Meg Ryan, Central Library, Grand Central Market, Kuhn, Rika, Valeria Luiselli

Delta passengers, crew subdue off-duty flight attendant on LA to Atlanta flight

By Alta Spells, Elizabeth Joseph and Ray Sanchez | CNN An off-duty Delta Air Lines flight attendant apparently commandeered the intercom on an Atlanta-bound flight Friday night, leading to a scuffle that forced the plane to land in Oklahoma City, an airline spokesman said. Crew members and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 subdued the man after he assaulted two flight attendants and, according to Oklahoma City police, said he was “going to take the plane down.” A passenger said other travelers des...
Tags: Google, New York, Crime, News, La, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Delta, Nashville, Tsa, Detroit, Faa

Venice groups condemn Sheriff Villanueva’s actions toward homeless

LOS ANGELES — Several Venice organizations have criticized the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; saying it is calling for the “forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people” on the boardwalk. “This week, the L.A. County Sheriff and others unfamiliar with Venice and its unhoused residents held press events on the Venice Boardwalk calling for the forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people in order to ‘clean up’ the Boardwalk,” according to the statement released...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Venice Beach, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Bonin

LA, Orange County students set to begin competing in National Spelling Bee

LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee began on Saturday, June 12, on a virtual basis, with a 13-year-old from Tarzana and two from Orange County among the reduced field of 209. Irene Thomas graduated Friday from eighth grade at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, a fourth through 12th grade magnet school in Tarzana. It kept its original name after moving to the site of the former Sequoia Junior High School in 1980. She enjoys reading books (dystopian novels in particular...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, Japan, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cupertino, District Of Columbia, Orange County, Orange

Kings Have Good Forward Options at 2021 Draft

The Los Angeles Kings possess the eighth overall pick following the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, where they didn’t move up or down in the draft order. LA is known for…
Tags: La, Sport, Top Stories, Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Entry Draft, Editor's Choice, NHL Draft Lottery, Kent Johnson, Dylan Guenther, 2021 NHL Draft, William Eklund

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, June 12-19

  Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., is opening up for in-person Sunday services with a registration in advance. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of indoor, outdoor and online religious services in the San Fernando Valley area.   Temple Beth Hillel services: Havdalah online, 8 p.m. June 12 (click on the Facebook link here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. June 18 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148. Thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, La, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tim Clark, Community, Venice, Local News, Corinthians, Samuel, Mark

Where to find Juneteenth events, June 19, in the greater Los Angeles area

  Free strawberry soda punch and red treats during a Juneteenth Celebration Rally presented by CRE8 the Change at the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center in Sherman Oaks, Friday June 19, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Juneteenth, June 19, is a Black American holiday to remember the day when word finally came in 1865 to slaves in Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been ended by President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The annual ce...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Sydney, Ventura County, Social Justice, Black, Santa Barbara, Gazelle, Ventura, Dominique Morisseau

LA to reopen nearly 30 pools – just in time for heat wave

LOS ANGELES — Just in time for an anticipated heat wave arriving next week, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will reopen nearly 30 of its pools Monday, June 14. Pools will be open from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. weekends from June 14-20. Pools will become available for swim lessons, aquatic sports and the junior lifeguard program June 19. All participants must follow COVID-19 guidelines. Pools will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. or 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. we...
Tags: Health, Weather, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Parks, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Los Angeles Department of Recreation, Coronavirus

Mount Wilson Observatory to reopen, rebounding from both pandemic and fire

Mount Wilson Observatory is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 15 after a challenging year that included canceling last year’s season because of COVID-19 and a brush fire coming within a few hundred yards of its famed telescope. Heavy flames from the Bobcat fire burn the hills in the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday, Sept 14, 2020. The flames are moving closer to the south end of Mount Wilson Observatory. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Special to the Southern California News Group) Thick smoke...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Brentwood, Hale, Bobcat, Georgia State, Mount Wilson Observatory, Angeles National Forest, Mount Wilson, Top Stories LADN

Appeals court to hear arguments next month in LA homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES – A federal appeals court on Thursday, June 10, extended a stay of a judge’s ruling ordering the city and county of Los Angeles to find shelter for thousands of indigent people living on downtown streets and set a hearing to determine whether to keep the mandate on hold or allow it to go forward. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from city and county attorneys on July 7, according to a docket item filed Thursday with th...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Pasadena, Carter, 9th Circuit, Wilmington, Alliance, LA County, City News Service

Port of LA hits 10-million cargo container milestone in 2020-21 fiscal year

Gene Seroka, Executive Director, and the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners pose for a photo during celebration of The Port of Los Angeles becoming the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12-month period. The event commemorated a CMA CGM container of soybeans being lifted onto a ship bound for Asia, from San Pedro on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a celebr...
Tags: Asia, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Wisconsin, Illinois, Local News, Cma, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Cma Cgm, Ventura

Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger ‘close’ to breaking out of slump, Dave Roberts says

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts likes to predict nothing but the best for his players. So, not surprisingly, he forecasts good times ahead for Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is just “one good series away from everything lining up,” Roberts said. There have been moments – like a six-RBI inning against the St. Louis Cardinals last week – but it hasn’t lined up yet for Bellinger, who has yet to produce offensively since returning from his leg injury. After a 2-for-5 day Thursday, Bellinger has still gone o...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Cardinals, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Cody, Pirates, Dodger Stadium, Pujols

Improve the West LA VA campus to better help homeless veterans

Los Angeles County, with a population of more than 66,000 people, is at the forefront of a national homelessness crisis. But LA faces an additional, urgent challenge: more than 3,900 veterans are living on the streets, nearly 1 in 10 of all homeless veterans nationwide. Fortunately, Los Angeles is also home to the West Los Angeles VA Campus, a 388-acre site dedicated to serving the needs of veterans that has enormous potential to create more supportive housing units. The land was deeded to the f...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, La, Senate, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Va, Hud, Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Benitez

Latest homeless shelter ‘village’ is ready for occupancy in Wilmington

The 15th Council District’s first Tiny Home Village in Wilmington held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The village is adjacent to Harbor Community College which will be working to enroll all residents of the village at the college and house homeless students. This site is part of the Los Angeles City Council’s initiative which brought online 5,000 new beds during a pandemic year to address homelessness in Los Angeles. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The 1...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Salvation Army, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters

Councilman Buscaino seeks to resume LA ban on sidewalk encampments during daytime; Councilman Lee seconds motion

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino requested Wednesday that the city resume its ban on sidewalk encampments. Buscaino requested the City Council amend the mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency and resume enforcement of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.11, which regulates the storage of personal property in public areas. It prohibits people from configuring a tent in any public area from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., except when raining, or if the temperature dips below 50 degrees. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Housing, La, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council

In combating anti-Asian hate incidents, a growing debate in Southern California over law enforcement’s role

A racist verbal attack she endured while jogging through her Los Angeles neighborhood last year, just as the pandemic was about to take hold, left Khinn Ung frightened and confused, and prompted her to make a simple vow: Don’t go out alone. “Are you from Wuhan? Are you from Wuhan, China? Why do you bring the virus to us?” Ung, who is Asian American, recalled a man chasing and yelling at her during the February 2020 incident in Chinatown. Luckily, a bystander intervened, scaring off the culprit. ...
Tags: Asia, News, California, La, Virginia, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Cambodia, God

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