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Firefighter dies battling El Dorado fire started by smoke bomb, authorities say

A firefighter has died while battling the El Dorado fire, a blaze that has rolled through 19,000-plus acres and was apparently started by a smoke bomb ignited during a gender-reveal photo shoot in Yucaipa, U.S. Forest Service announced Friday morning. The firefighter’s name was not immediately released, nor were details on how he died but authorities did say on Friday, Sept. 18, it happened on Thursday. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time...
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Reward climbs past $500,000 for tips leading to suspect who shot 2 deputies in Compton

Donors pledged over $530,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 17, in exchange for information leading to whoever shot two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in Compton, while more than $800,000 has been donated to fund the patients’ recoveries. One of the two wounded deputies was released from the hospital Wednesday, while the other remained at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. They were both shot multiple times while parked in a patrol vehicle at the Metro Blue Line station on Saturday. We at @LA...
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Environmental groups sue Port of LA over pollution-reduction plant

The state’s clean-air watchdog agency, joined by anti-pollution activists and others, filed a lawsuit this week challenging Los Angeles’s approval of environmental documents aimed at reducing pollution at its port’s China Shipping Terminal. The Port of Los Angeles, in a statement, said the lawsuit will further delay its efforts to create “one of the cleanest” terminals in the world. The action by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, w...
Tags: News, La, China, Environment, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, City Council, West Coast, Local News, San Pedro, Environmental Justice, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Natural Resources Defense Council

Fire crews can’t say if some landmark sites have survived Bobcat fire; here’s what they know so far

As the Bobcat fire burned for its 11th day — consuming more than 44,000 acres across the Angeles National Forest while dozens of other fires raged across the western swath of the country — fire crews were stretched too thin to be able assess potential damage to beloved landmark sites in the Monrovia foothills and the Angeles National Forest. Related: Map of the where the Bobcat fire is burning Here’s what they know for sure, as of Wednesday, Sept. 16: MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY It was another lo...
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Investigation: Gymnasts, parents recount abuse by coaches at Azarian Gymnastics

The sleepless nights were interrupted only by nightmares. “I couldn’t sleep at night I was so scared of Vanessa,” said gymnast Ashton Woodbury, referring to Vanessa Gonzalez, her former coach at Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, a world renown Orange County club. It was the balance beam that Woodbury dreaded most. It was on the beam where Gonzalez, gymnasts said, left her mark. “I had a mental block on the beam,” Woodbury said. “And Vanessa on the beam she would smack you (on your legs) i...
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Fire damages historic theater, housing complex under construction in East LA

EAST LOS ANGELES — A fire heavily damaged a five-story housing complex under construction in East Los Angeles early day, along with a historic theater building and a house, and a “person of interest” was detained in connection with the investigation. About 150 firefighters responded to the area of Rowan Avenue and First Street about 1 a.m. and encountered heavy fire coming from the 62-unit complex, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The building, which had been under constructi...
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Man accused of San Fernando Valley sexual assaults of teens he met online

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding possible additional victims of a man who has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting teens he met online. Princeton Bloome, 22, was arrested June 25 on suspicion of sexual assault and faces possible felony charges, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. “Bloome would seek out minor children online and pose as a 17-year-old,” an LAPD statement said. “He used false identities and fabricated stories about his...
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Man pleads no contest in Sherman Oaks stabbing of his two adoptive fathers

VAN NUYS — A young man is facing more than 15 years in state prison for stabbing his two adoptive fathers at their home in Sherman Oaks just over two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Matthew Boulet — who was 21 at the time and is now 23 — pleaded no contest Tuesday to two counts of attempted murder and admitted allegations that he caused great bodily injury in the July 24, 2018 attack, according to Deputy District Attorney Manuel Almada. Matthe...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Matthew, Los Angeles County, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Boulet, Top Stories LADN, Burnet Avenue, Matthew Boulet

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...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles County, Mason, Ferrer, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Dean, LA County, Tran, San Gabriel Valley, Dahlia

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...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, La, China, US, Los Angeles, Gold, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, West Coast, Local News, Signal

LA Councilman Ryu wants to pause construction in hillside, at-risk fire areas

Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to temporarily halt construction in sensitive hillside areas within the Los Angeles Fire Department’s “Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone.” The motion, seconded by Councilman Paul Koretz, calls for a halt in construction on narrow hillside roads in fire-sensitive areas until Nov. 30. “This is a fire season like no other in our history, and Los Angeles is at unprecedented risk,” Ryu said. “We must halt construction in our fire-sensit...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, El Dorado, San Gabriel Valley, Bobcat, Griffith Park

LA needs more days to have its say on Burbank Airport project, says councilman and city attorney

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilman Paul Krekorian said Tuesday that they have requested a 75-day extension for public comment on the Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental report on a proposal to replace the passenger terminal at Hollywood Burbank Airport. “This Burbank Airport project is a big deal, and San Fernando Valley residents deserve a full opportunity to weigh in with their views,” Feuer said. “That’s why I’m calling on the FAA to significantly ex...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Valley, Burbank, Los Angeles City, Feuer

Brush fire burns nearly 2 acres in Beverly Crest area of LA

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters contained a nearly two-acre brush fire that broke out Tuesday in the Beverly Crest area. The fire was reported about 10:15 a.m. in steep terrain near 40 Beverly Crest Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. “The terrain is very steep, presenting challenges for firefighters on the ground, as water drops continue from the air,” said Nicholas Prange of the LAFD. After about 90 minutes, 79 firefighters reported they were making “good progress” in extinguishing...
Tags: News, La, Fire, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Tarzana, Los Angeles Fire Department, LAFD, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Beverly Crest, Nicholas Prange

Smoke advisory extended due to Bobcat and El Dorado fires

LOS ANGELES — As the Bobcat and El Dorado fires continued to spew smoke and ash into the air, regulators extended a smoke advisory for another day Tuesday across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The smoke closed the LA Zoo and many coronavirus testing locations. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said air quality would be unhealthy through Wednesday in nearly the entire county, even the coastal areas. RELATED: Containment drops on Bobcat fire as firefighte...
Tags: Weather, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, Wildfires, Davis, Local News, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Wilson, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Central California

Containment drops on Bobcat fire, as firefighters work to protect Mt. Wilson

The battle to control the Bobcat fire hit a hitch when the blaze’s containment went in reverse and was cut in half to 3%, Angeles National Forest officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The fire had grown to 41,231 acres, with firefighters working through the night to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory, the historic landmark with communication equipment at its peak. Protecting the observatory remained a focus for Tuesday’s firefighting operations. See a map of where the Bobcat fire is burning “To...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Monrovia, Arcadia, Southern California, Wilson, Los Angeles County, Acadia, El Dorado, San Gabriel Mountains, Monte, Sierra Madre

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 14-21

  A man leaves a homeless encampment along San Fernando Road in Sun Valley on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The East Valley Alliance and the NoHo Home Alliance hold a Forum on Homelessness on Sept. 17. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-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: Veteran...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Jobs, California, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Veterans, Glendale, Wildlife, Community, Homeless

Pregnant women with COVID-19 at higher risk for severe illness, health experts say

Pregnant women infected with the novel coronavirus stand a higher risk of becoming severely ill, according to health care professionals who have been monitoring COVID-19’s adverse impacts on expectant mothers and their infants. Thousands of pregnant women across Southern California have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past six months. And while two women with preexisting health conditions have died from the virus, medical professionals say most have recovered from their illnesse...
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An empty SoFi Stadium hosts first LA Rams game, and a resurgent Inglewood has hope

INGLEWOOD >> Once upon a time in Inglewood there was Showtime and Gretzky. And then there wasn’t. When the Lakers and Kings left for Staples in 1999, “The City of Champions” was left with only the echoes of Magic’s dribble drive and dish, and with Chick Hearn’s beloved calls from the “fabulous” Forum. Flash forward to Sunday — the first ever event at the giant SoFi Stadium, and the inaugural game at the new home of the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Chargers. Despite a pandemic and terrible air quality ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Showtime, Kings, Chargers, Local News, Lakers, Inglewood, South Bay

Sierra Madre declares state of emergency during Bobcat fire

The city of Sierra Madre declared a state of emergency on Sunday, Sept. 13, as the Bobcat fire threatened homes in the area, prompting an evacuation order for residents living near the border shared by Arcadia and Sierra Madre. The City Council unanimously approved the declaration in an emergency meeting at 11 a.m. on Sunday. As of Sunday afternoon, only 32 homes in Sierra Madre were impacted by the evacuation order, though the entire city was under an evacuation warning, according to a 1 p.m. s...
Tags: California, Government, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildfires, Local News, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Bartlett, GrandView Avenue, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Sierra Madre The City Council, Brent Bartlett, Arcadia Sierra Madre

More than 100 gather in Studio City to protest against coronavirus rules

More than a hundred people gathered in Studio City for a pro-Trump car parade and rally, protesting against coronavirus-related restrictions in Los Angeles County, and calling on local leaders to reopen schools and the larger economy. Pro-Trump Rally in the Valley event in Studio City, Ca — Andy Holzman (@holzmanphoto) September 13, 2020 “It doesn’t matter your background,” organizer Julie Haff said in an interview on Sunday. “People want to come together. They wan...
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Here’s how massive the California fires are this year

More than 14,000 firefighters are battling 29 fires from San Diego to the Oregon border, according to the California Department of Fires and Forestry Protection. The governor’s office noted that this time last year, California had 4,927 fires that burned 118,000 acres. As of Friday, there have been 7,718 blazes so far and more than 3.15 million acres — about the same size as Connecticut — have been torched. California’s 2020 fires have also damaged or destroyed 6,391 structures and killed 20 peo...
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, West, Soccer, Connecticut, San Diego, West Coast, Local News, Sierras, National News, Top Stories LADN

Boulders placed in LA neighborhood’s freeway corridor fuel feud over plight of homeless

Dozens of boulders that sat for five days on the sidewalks along a freeway underpass — intended to discourage homeless people from living there — had been hauled away as last week drew to a close. But the tensions the rocks triggered endured, intensifying a squabble over the plight of the unhoused in a diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. That’s right: Boulders. Big ones. Dozens of them, some weighing hundreds of pounds each. After the rocks arrived early last week, they were decried by some as “ho...
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Coronavirus state tracker: New cases, deaths and hospitalizations seeing declines across the state

Daily coronavirus cases and 14-day totals of cases per 100,000 people are seeing declines across the state. According to an analysis by the Southern California News Group, the seven-day average of 3,546 new cases from the coronavirus represents a 71% decline since its high of 9,935, July 23, according to an analysis of data from public health websites Saturday. The seven-day average of 88 new deaths is a 41% drop from its Aug. 15 high of 150. A comparison of 14-day totals of new cases per 100,00...
Tags: California, NFL, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Knott, Southern California News Group, Top Stories OCR, SoFi Stadium, Coronavirus, Related Articles LA County

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

  Knollwood United Methodist Church on Balboa Boulevard in Granada Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions. Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online and also some in-person — indoors and outdoors in the San Fernando Valley area.   Selichot with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the online servic...
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Retired veterans ready to serve again

Most of the guys over at Post 138 of the Jewish War Veterans are in their 70s now. They fought in Vietnam when they were 18 and 19 years old, kids right out of high school, and like the soldiers and Marines who preceded and followed them into war, they all lived by the same credo. You never leave a wounded comrade behind on the battlefield. So, why are we leaving so many of our wounded behind right here on our own battlefield at home? “How many sidewalks are left?” asks Marc Thurston, commander ...
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How to help – or at least not hinder – firefighters as they battle wildfires and try to save homes

It’s not even the height of wildfire season, but resources are spread thin as firefighters battle multiple, massive fires around California, including some in our backyards. More than 20 million acres – a modern-day record – have burned in the state so far in 2020. And the worst, likely, is yet to come. While there often are summer wildfires, the state’s most destructive blazes typically occur in the fall. But the dry vegetation already prevalent in the region heightens the risk that fires will ...
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Muralist Jonas Never paints Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly’s famous pouty-face image

Joe Kelly, left, poses with a fan at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he painted his Silver Lake mural on the Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue before the Astros came to town on Saturday, September 12. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Jonas Never takes a photograph of barber, Emmanuel Torres, left, and Joe Kelly at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he p...
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LAVC gets $3 million to help Latinx and low income high-schoolers succeed in college at same time

VALLEY GLEN — Los Angeles Valley College announced Friday that it has been awarded a $3 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to expand college-level classes for Latinx and low-income students at high schools in the eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Valley College President Barry Gribbons (Courtesy photo) “Our Caminos Al Triunfo project will make a meaningful impact to the lives of students in the eastern San Fernando Valley,” the college’s presi...
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Photos: In the face of adversity, thousands of fan cutouts line Dodger Stadium

The 2020 Major League Baseball season, along with seasons of just about every other major sport on the planet, was put on hold for months – or simply canceled – thanks to the coronavirus. When that proverbial call to “Play ball” finally sounded, players and fans knew things would be different. Games are being played in front of more empty seats than fans in what will be an abbreviated season. But for a sport as fan-friendly as baseball, teams had to come up with ways to keep fans involved. Since...
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Truck crash closes lanes of 210 Freeway in Sylmar

SYLMAR — A crash early Friday morning involving a pickup and a box truck caused the box truck to overturn on the westbound 210 Freeway in Sylmar and prompted the closure of a stretch of the westbound lanes. The crash occurred near the Hubbard Street exit about 4:15 a.m. when the pickup truck stalled in the middle lane of the freeway and the box truck crashed into it and overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol. The box truck was blocking lanes of traffic and leaking diesel fuel ont...
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