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Where Bobcat fire fits among LA County’s largest wildfires of past century

As the Bobcat fire accelerated through the Angeles National Forest in recent days, more than doubling in size to nearly 110,000 acres by Tuesday, Sept. 22, it became one of the largest wildfires of the past century in Los Angeles County. Fire officials don’t believe it will challenge the 2009 Station fire’s record of 160,557 acres, but if the Bobcat fire isn’t already in second place, it probably will be soon. “As of today, the projected final incident size is less than 125,000 acres,” U.S. Fore...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues OC helicopter company, LA County sheriff

Vanessa Bryant is suing a second helicopter company stemming from the crash in Calabasas in January that killed her husband, Laker legend Kobe Bryant, a daughter of theirs and seven others, alleging the Santa Ana firm’s owner suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. The amended Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Friday now additionally names OC Helicopters, which allegedly provided the flight operations for the chopper owned by Island Express Helicopters and pi...
Tags: News, California News, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles County, Bryant, Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Ana, Webb, Gianna, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Calabasas, VILLANUEVA, Vanessa Bryant


Bicycle sales and repairs are skyrocketing, creating shortages and waiting lists

On a recent July day, Andrew Yip dragged nine old bicycles from his garage and listed them for sale on a mobile platform called OfferUp. What was intended as a summer quarantine project lasted just six hours — the time it took to sell all nine to separate buyers. From college students to transplanted Europeans to a man who drove from Santa Clarita, the buyers came to his Hacienda Heights home almost immediately. All nine bicycles were gone before sundown. “It was amazing,” said Yip, a cycling en...
Tags: Outdoors, Business, News, China, Walmart, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, United States, Cycling, Wisconsin, Roy, Associated Press, San Marino, Southern California, Great Britain


Survey finds inequities in distance learning for Latino, Black students in LA

In addition to dealing with losses in household income and food insecurity, many low-income Latino and Black students in the Los Angeles Unified School District had to contend with not having access to computers or reliable internet while distance learning last spring, according to survey findings released Monday, Sept. 21. Of the more than 1,100 families polled, more than three-quarters reported a loss in income and more than seven in 10 said they had experienced food insecurity since the coron...
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Survey finds inequities in distance learning for Latinx, Black students in LA

In addition to dealing with losses in household income and food insecurity, many low-income Latinx and Black students in the Los Angeles Unified School District had to contend with not having access to computers or reliable internet while distance learning last spring, according to survey findings released Monday, Sept. 21. Of the more than 1,100 families polled, more than three-quarters reported a loss in income and more than seven in 10 said they had experienced food insecurity since the coron...
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LA County looks on warily as coronavirus cases inch upward

The number of new coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County — assessed on average per day — began ticking back upward about a week ago, an early predicter of a possible new surge, though public health officials were still hopeful the county has put the worst of the pandemic in the past. Up until Sunday, the county experienced four straight days of increasing case counts, up to 1,343 cases on Saturday. Some of the increased reporting could be due to a backlog in cases. On Sunday, 991 new cases were...
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Europe adopts tougher COVID restrictions as infections surge

By DANICA KIRKA and SYLVIE CORBET | Associated Press LONDON — As the US closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain working to draw up new restrictions, Spain clamping down again in Madrid and the Czech Republic replacing its health minister with an epidemiologist because of a surge of infections. The growing push to reimpose tough measures in Europe to beat back a scourge that was seemingly brought under control in the spring contributed t...
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LA County jail population is back above state overcrowding limits

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Following a COVID-19-related push to drop Los Angeles County’s jail population by roughly 5,000 inmates to prevent the spread of the virus, the number of prisoners has grown by nearly 15%, according to a report posted to the county’s website. As of Aug. 27, the countywide jail population was 13,280, up from a low of 11,723 just a few months ago. That uptick was attributed in part to restrictions on transfers during the coronavirus pandemi...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 21-28

  The Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA April 23, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 and every ...
Tags: Cooking, Gardening, Congress, College, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Wildlife, Higher Education, Community, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, Council


23 more deaths reported in LA County; coronavirus hospitalizations tick upward

Los Angeles County reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths on Sunday, Sept. 20, bringing the county’s totals to 260,797 cases and 6,353 fatalities. The number of people hospitalized, however, increased from 732 Saturday to 765, with 30% of those people in intensive care units. The relatively low number of new cases likely reflects a weekend lag in reporting, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The update did not include Sunday totals from Pasadena and L...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Watch: Where are California’s coronavirus case rates dropping, and how far?

California’s new daily COVID-19 cases have been decreasing steadily since mid-August, as a second round of lockdowns was imposed to combat the spike in cases we saw mid-summer. The hot spots have also been shifting, and this map shows you how. To see where the virus is spreading, we calculate the rate of new cases in each county, the number of cases reported in the previous 14 days per 10,000 residents, then track that data over time. The animated map shows how — and when — the coronavirus spr...
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Karthich Ramakrishnan wants academic insights to help solve policy problems

Wonk /wäNGk/: Informal term for a person who takes an extreme interest in political policy. See also academic, scholar, geek, nerd. There are certain moments that set you on a life path. This was one for Karthick Ramakrishnan: There he was, a mere grad student, slated to present his research paper at the prestigious American Political Science Association alongside esteemed professors whose works he revered. His research was about immigration, a subject near and dear to his India-born heart. His ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Massachusetts, India, Brown University, America, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Gop, Un, Princeton, Bay, Southern California, Midwest


13 more coronavirus deaths reported in LA County; hospitalizations still inching downward

Los Angeles County reported 1,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 259,817 cases and 6,330 fatalities. The number of people hospitalized with the virus dropped from 739 Friday to 732, with 31% of those people in intensive care units. Daily case rates have risen over the past four days, and while that likely reflects the re-opening of testing sites and increases in the number of people tested, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN


Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook

The next phase of the pandemic battle is upon us, so hike up your sleeves. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released this week, urging state and local governments to shift into high gear by forming critical “vaccination program planning and coordination teams” and “implementation committees” reflecting the community at large. A researcher works on virus replication for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP via Getty Images) Vaccines should be free for all who wish to get the...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Research, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Sears, Southern California


National Merit Scholarship announces 2021 semifinalists in Los Angeles County

High school students apply for scholarships when planning for college. (Photo by Michael Kitada, Contributing Photographer)     The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced on Sept. 9 its 2021 list of semifinalist high school students who will compete for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. Winners of the 66th annual competition will be announced nationally between April and July next year. High school juniors in about 21,000 high schools in the United States ent...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, High School, Manhattan, Kim, Cleveland, Local News, Scholarships, Fairfax, Los Angeles County, CSU, Valencia Valencia, Cerritos


Pandemic timeline in Southern California: Here’s how it all happened

“Coronavirus”: The first time that word appeared on this publication’s website in relation to the mysterious new disease emerging in China was Jan. 17, in a story about LAX being one of three U.S. airports to begin screening passengers. A week later, Los Angeles and Orange counties had their first confirmed cases. The virus spread throughout February and began killing Californians, though we didn’t realize it until later. March was when much of the public began to take the threat seriously as pu...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Orange, Southern California, San Bernardino, CSU, LA County, Los Angeles Orange Riverside, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop in LA County

Twenty-two more coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed on Friday, Sept. 18, by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, while hospitalizations due to the virus continued to drop. “I appreciate the diligent efforts everyone is making to slow the spread of COVID-19 and am grateful that daily hospitalizations and deaths have continued to decline,” county public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “This decline didn’t happen by chance — this happened because individuals...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, CSU, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


CSU universities expected to choose a new chancellor next week

LONG BEACH >> The California State University community will learn next week who will be taking over as the system’s new chancellor. Current Chancellor Timothy White announced last October that he would be retiring, effective in July 2020. He put those plans on hold in March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, forcing the 23-campus system into a virtual learning environment that will continue through the spring. The search process for his replacement was also put on temporary hold, but CSU Bo...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Lausd, Cal State Fullerton, White, San Bernardino, CSU, Cal State San Bernardino, Alhambra, LA County, California State University


Casino Insider: LA County mayors want cardrooms to open outdoors

Mayors in LA County want the cardrooms in their cities to be able to open outdoors. (File photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register/SCNG) Earlier this month, the city of San Jose made it possible for its cardroom casinos to operate outdoors. Now, officials from various cities across Los Angeles County are asking the county to make the same thing possible. Mayors of five Los Angeles-area cities with cardroom casinos came together Monday, Sept. 14, to urge Los Angeles County officials to allo...
Tags: California, Casinos, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Jose, Associated Press, Las Vegas, MGM, Palm Springs, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Monte Carlo, LA County, Matt Masin Orange County Register SCNG


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...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Hollywood, News, Congress, California, Housing, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Manhattan, Rent, UC Berkeley, Gavin Newsom


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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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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Rosh Hashanah, LA County


Civilian watchdogs, 2 LA County supervisors call on Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over deputy cliques, Kobe Bryant crash scene photos

Several members of a civilian watchdog commission, and later two Los Angeles County supervisors, called on Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign on Thursday, saying he has refused to cooperate with oversight efforts and mishandled the aftermath of the response to the shooting of two deputies, including failing to fire a deputy who tweeted racist stereotypes. The county’s inspector general also accused Villanueva of making “false” statements about the circumstances surrounding his deputies’ arrest of...
Tags: News, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, James, Metro, Compton, U S Customs, Border Protection, Los Angeles County, Huang, St Francis, Board of Supervisors


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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California needs a new energy plan

The blackouts that rolled through California in August were the direct result of what happens when we plan based on wishful thinking and not science. Our planning and policies did not hold up to a real-world challenge and millions of Californians lost power during the hottest days of summer. As our state’s energy regulators and leaders plan for how to prevent blackouts in the future, our top priority should be to plan for a warming planet and more frequent and intense extreme weather events such...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Cpuc, LA County, Newsom, California Independent System Operator, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC, Diablo Canyon, Bob Foster, Mike Garcia, Guest Commentary, Cal ISO


Thorough preparation now a must for home buyers and sellers

Current market and world health conditions in mind, there’s a new normal for the sequence in home buying and selling today. As a seller today, you need to stage your house to the nines, and then welcome in the crew of photographers and drone operators to capture every aspect of your house, including all of the images necessary to create a three-dimensional self-guided online tour. Your savvy, COVID-19 conversant agent will know how to make all of this come together, so that potential buyers will...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, LA County, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen, LA s U S Bank Tower


Celebrating America’s great Constitution

America today marks the 233rd anniversary of when Americans in those hallowed halls in Philadelphia unleashed the Constitution onto the world. Celebrating our Declaration of Independence is important, but it was the Constitution that gave form to the republican form of government that endures to this day. While it may not be at the heart of the political debate, the Constitution remains in our hearts and, especially, on our minds as we contemplate the challenges facing California and America. As...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, America, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, Republican, Alexander Hamilton, Orange County Register, Franklin, LA County, Calvin Coolidge, Newsom


Bobcat fire crosses Highway 2, prompting evacuation warnings to the north

The Bobcat fire’s path expanded dramatically overnight into Thursday morning, Sept. 17, chewing through another 4,000 acres as it continued to head north, authorities said. The fire had consumed 50,539 acres, still with only 3% containment as of 7 a.m. Thursday, forest officials said. Containment is the percentage of the perimeter where the blaze has been stopped, by firefighters’ work or by obstacles such as a body of water. Evacuation warnings were added for residents in Juniper Hills, a small...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Arcadia, Wilson, Altadena, El Dorado, Sierra Madre, LA County, Bobcat, Antelope Valley, Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, Top Stories LADN


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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Media companies complain to LA sheriff about KPCC reporter’s treatment and arrest

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of 64 media organizations has called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to withdraw a citation against KPCC and LAist reporter Josie Huang, who was pinned to the ground and handcuffed while covering the arrest of a demonstrator following the shooting of two deputies in Compton. The letter from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press echoes other media groups that have disputed the sheriff’s version of the arrest, and calls on the department “to take...
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