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Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Lausd, Local News, Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


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


Anti-slavery activist to get headstone on Altadena grave 129 years after her death

Ellen Garrison Clark lived a vibrant and meaningful life, as a Black anti-slavery activist, civil rights advocate and educator, but was buried 129 years ago in a nondescript grave without a headstone in Altadena. That gets corrected Saturday, June 19, an event purposefully timed for Juneteenth, the day celebrating the post-Civil War release of the last slaves in 1865. Originally from Concord, Massachusetts, Clark taught literacy to Black people. A direct descendant of freed slaves, she was fond ...
Tags: Holidays, Congress, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mountain View, Local News, Baltimore, Jones, Rose Bowl, Concord, Clark, Altadena, Historical Society, Andrew Johnson, Concord Massachusetts


Lynwood man convicted of stealing painkillers in robberies of Southern California pharmacies

A Lynwood man was found guilty Wednesday of federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome “Boobie” Lewis, 26, was found guilty of all eight felony charges he faced. Lewis has been in federal custody since his arrest in July 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In a ruling issued Wednesday, follow...
Tags: News, Theft, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, John, Local News, Southern California, Lewis, Riverside, Kronstadt, Opioids, Lynwood, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Jury awards more than $1.2 million to Lancaster man beaten by El Monte police officer

A jury has awarded more than $1.2 million to a man assaulted by an El Monte police officer who detained him for having expired car registration tags. Following a three-day trial that began Friday, June 11, in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, jurors returned with their decision late Tuesday after four hours of deliberations, said Kevin S. Conlogue, an attorney for Lee Montes, who suffers from paranoid delusional and bipolar disorder. “I think that the jury spoke up for Lee Montes and ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Motel, U S District Court, Lancaster, Los Angeles Superior Court, Duran, El Monte, Montes, Conlogue, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Workers to picket Tenet hospitals over alleged understaffing, health insurance concerns

Workers plan to picket three Tenet Healthcare hospitals Wednesday, June 16, alleging the facilities are understaffed and have left some employees without health insurance while the company has received billions in federal COVID-19 relief funds and spent $1.1 billion to buy 45 surgery centers. The employees, including respiratory therapists, housekeepers, nursing assistants and medical technicians, are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They will gather outside Founta...
Tags: Business, News, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, Orange County, Federal Trade Commission, Southern California, Bayer, Los Angeles County, Irvine, Tenet Healthcare, Tenet, U S Health and Human Services


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


CSUN receives $40 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, largest in school’s history

Cal State Northridge has received a $40 million donation, the largest in its 63-year history, to address equity gaps at the four-year university. The donation comes from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, one of the wealthiest people in the world, CSUN said in a Tuesday morning, June 15, statement announcing the gift. The $40 million CSUN received is part of an overall $2.7 billion in donations Scott is donating to 286 “high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have be...
Tags: Amazon, News, Education, California News, Beck, Sport, West, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Scott, U S News World Report, CSUN, Mackenzie Scott


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

Life is returning, for the most part, to pre-pandemic normalcy in Los Angeles County and across California — and folks are 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, June 15. And while Southland officials say they are optimistic about what it means for the local...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Salinas, Pasadena, Local News, PLA, Taco Bell, Los Angeles County, Southland, Hernandez, Alex s Bar, LA County


Dentist arrested, charged with sexually abusing 9 patients at his Koreatown office

LOS ANGELES — A 50-year-old dentist was charged Monday with sexually abusing nine patients at his Koreatown office. Emad Fathy Moawad made his initial court appearance Monday on nine counts of sexual battery by restraint, three counts of sexual penetration by use of force and one count of attempted sexual penetration by use of force. Arraignment for Moawad, who was arrested last Thursday and is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in lieu of $1.955 million bail, was postponed to W...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ucla, Dental, Danny Masterson, CSUN, Koreatown, George Gascon, Beverly Boulevard, Gascon, Sexual Misconduct, Top Stories LADN


Heat wave: L.A. announces cooling center locations

LOS ANGELES — With high temperatures forecast above 90 degrees this week, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks announced Monday night  it will be opening five cooling centers around the city. The cooling centers will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 10 p.m. at the following locations:–Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave.;–Highland Park Adult Senior Center, 6152 Figueroa St.;–Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd.;–South Los Angeles Spo...
Tags: Weather, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Watson, Local News, Southern California, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Jordan Ave, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Van Nuys Recreation Center, Rose Watson


Pedestrian dies in Van Nuys hit-and-run, police seek suspect and vehicle

VAN NUYS — A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Van Nuys and police Monday were searching for the suspect’s vehicle. The victim was walking across Hazeltine Avenue, south of Gault Street, at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a silver sedan traveling northbound on Hazeltine, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. The silver sedan fled the scene. Paramedics took the pedestrian to a hospital, where he died of his injures. His name was withheld pending notification...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Local News, Hazeltine, Los Angeles Police Department, Pedestrian, Hit-and-run, Van Nuys, Fredo, Top Stories LADN, LAPD Valley Traffic Division, Takishita, Hazeltine Avenue, Gault Street


Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 135 new cases and two new deaths, June 14

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 135 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,246,436 as of Monday, June 14. Officials reported two new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 24,415 deaths since tracking began. There were nine fewer hospitalizations reported since Sunday, decreasing the official count of hospitalizations to 212, with 18% in ICU. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 10,037,13...
Tags: Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Coronavirus, Sunday Data


Valencia resident reunites with doctors who helped get him back on his feet after spinal injury

John Knight, who had a spinal injury and paralysis, holds his 14-month-old daughter Alyssa during a visit on Monday, June 14, 2021 to Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s physical therapy department where he learned to walk again. At 13 months Alyssa took her first steps on the same day her father walked again three years earlier. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) John Knight visits with Dr. Danny Arzanipour, medical director of rehab, and physical therapist Gary Quist...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, John, Local News, Valencia, Knight, LA County, Tahiti, San Fernando Valley, Alana, Alyssa


Coronavirus tracker: California reported no new deaths on June 13 — for the first time since March 2020

In California, 348 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, June 13, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,773,678. For the first time since March of 2020, there were no new deaths reported statewide Sunday, for a total of 62,884 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 36 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, bringing the number of current hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to...
Tags: UK, News, California, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


Triple-digit Southern California heat to strain power grid, boost fire danger

LOS ANGELES — It isn’t quite summer yet, but Southern California will find itself baking in summer-like heat this week, with triple-digit record temperatures anticipated in the valleys and mountains, while even downtown could reach up to 100. The forecast is raising fears of heat-related illnesses, strain on the power grid and the possibility of brush fires that could quickly spread in the hot and dry conditions. The National Weather Service has already issued excessive heat warnings that will b...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Santa Barbara County, Local News, Nws, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Los Angeles County


All-in-one Fetal Care Center set to open at CHOC in Orange

The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, based at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 16, offering expectant moms whose babies will be born with birth defects the kind of comprehensive care in one place, and during a single visit, that is hard to find in the region. The outpatient center is a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC, located in calming office space on the sixth floor of CHOC’s Commerce Tower building on Main Street in Orange, acros...
Tags: Health, News, Time, Sport, Soccer, University Of Chicago, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Southern California, Yu, UCI, UC San Francisco, Cuevas, NICU, CHOC


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, June 14-21

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Cat Cookie sits in her stroller as the Cat and Canary Music Show featuring Julieanne Gerard and Deborah “DJ” Murphy perform on the sidewalk in the 10400 block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Book Club with ...
Tags: Health, Gardening, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Bureau, Santa Clarita, Emily, San Fernando, Esther, LA County


Coronavirus: Vaccination percentages by age in California on June 13

As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.9% of California’s population has received at least one shot and 46.4% of resid...
Tags: Texas, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Vaccinations, Local News, Orange, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


San Pedro High’s winning band leader takes an encore bow, leaving the school with a case filled with trophies

  Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching th...
Tags: News, California, Washington, NFL, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Nashville, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Pharrell Williams, Pedro, Southern California, San Pedro


Coronavirus: L.A. County Archdiocese to fully reopen June 19

LOS ANGELES — Archbishop José H. Gomez announced in a letter Saturday that the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, except for those who are ill or have underlying health conditions or have significant concerns of becoming ill. Gomez encouraged the faithful to attend in-person Sunday Mass next weekend, especially those in good health. “Thankfully, we continue to make significant progress in o...
Tags: News, California, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Christ, Gomez, LA County, Jose H Gomez, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Coronavirus: Here are California county vaccination percentages as of June 11

As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot and 45.6% of residents are fully vaccinated (up from 44.2% a week ago). California has th...
Tags: Texas, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Vaccinations, Local News, Orange, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues surfer in Humboldt county

From a Coast Guard release: MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a surfer near Big Lagoon, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 4 p.m. Friday from a good Samaritan who stated there was a person in the water who appeared to be in distress. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to the scene. The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 5 p.m., hoisted the surf...
Tags: Video, News, California, Accidents, California News, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Humboldt County, Local News, EMS, Coast Guard, 101 Freeway, Sherman Oaks, Pacoima, Metrolink


Santa Cruz police recover $225K in stolen vintage guitars

SANTA CRUZ — Local police investigators played a role this week in recovering several stolen vintage guitars, part of a nearly year-old $2 million Southern California heist. Police are continuing to investigate a Santa Cruz connection to a Marina Del Rey heist nabbing some $2 million in stolen guitars. (Santa Cruz Police Department — Contributed) After receiving a tip from the Los Angeles Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department detectives, with help from members of the Santa Cruz Pol...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Oregon, California News, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Capitol Police, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Delaware Avenue, Marina del Rey, Santa Cruz Police Department, Jacoby Meyers


Panorama High waves goodbye to class of 2021 at in-person graduation

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses graduates at the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Panorama High School graduates receive diplomas at the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Family members wave to graduates during the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Pho...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Austin Beutner, Panorama City, Michael Owen Baker, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Panorama High School, Los Angeles Unified School District Board, Panorama City Photo


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: bit.ly/3gvhkdq). Shabbat service, 7 p.m. June 18 (bit.ly/3xl0iWt). The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. 818-763-9148. tbhla.org Thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, La, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tim Clark, Community, Venice, Local News, Corinthians, Samuel, Mark


Coronavirus: L.A. County surpasses 10 million vaccinations, reports 198 new cases and five new deaths, June 6

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 198 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,245,949 as of Friday, June 11. Officials reported five new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 24,416 deaths since tracking began. There were four fewer hospitalizations reported since Thursday, decreasing the official count of hospitalizations to 240, with 18% in ICU. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 10,000...
Tags: Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Coronavirus, Wednesday Data


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


Southern California hospitals don’t require vaccines as condition of employment

By Fred Shuster, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> While some hospitals in other parts of the country face pushback from employees over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties have largely avoided the issue, with hospital representatives telling City News Service they aren’t requiring workers to get the vaccine. The uproar from some hospital employees gained national attention this week, when the Houston Methodist hospital system in Texas suspended 17...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Houston, Local News, Orange, University Of California



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