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Desalination plant would mean 10% fee hike annually for West Basin customers

A proposed ocean water desalination plant that processes 20 million gallons of seawater daily would cost $514 to $740 million, depending on its design, according to a report released Friday, July 30, by the West Basin Municipal Water District. The El Segundo plant would also require nearly $20 million per year to operate. In order to pay for the project, West Basin would need to increase its annual service charge fees by 10% per year for the next decade, the report said. West Basin distributes i...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Argentina, Baby, Southern California, San Pedro, El Segundo, Everts, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Desal Response Group, Conner Everts


2 prosecutors file retaliation lawsuits against LA County DA George Gascón

Two veteran Los Angeles County prosecutors who refused to carry out a controversial sentencing enhancement directive from District Attorney George Gascón have filed lawsuits claiming their boss banished them to offices where they have less high-profile assignments and little chance of promotion. Shawn Randolph, former head deputy for the Juvenile Division, and Lesley Klein Sonnenberg, former assistant head deputy of the Family Violence Division, filed the suits in Los Angeles County Superior Cou...
Tags: Crime, News, Law, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, District Attorney, Los Angeles County, Torrance, LA County, Randolph, Sonnenberg, George Gascon, Los Angeles County Superior Court


Lawmakers, union seek transparency in PPP loans issued to hotels

A coalition of lawmakers and a local union are urging the Small Business Administration to provide more transparency in how Paycheck Protection Program loan money has been spent by the hotel industry. In a letter sent this week to SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan, D-San Pedro, and 12 of her colleagues note that, while PPP loans were designed to keep people working during the COVID-19 pandemic or bring them back as the health crisis waned, numbers show that h...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Hilton, Long Beach, Loans, Houston, Department Of Justice, Local News, PPP, Southern California, Sheraton, San Pedro, Westmont


Baby seabird rescue efforts in Long Beach and San Pedro deemed a success

Baby elegant terns rescued from Long Beach harbor are painted with a reddish-pink marking on head and chest feathers before they are taken back to their nesting barge. The terns also have a small red or orange band attached to one leg. (Photo Courtesy of International Bird Rescue) Low-floating haul-outs have been provided to float alongside the nesting home barges so the chicks that fall into the water can climb up to warmth and safety. (Photo Courtesy of International Bird Rescue) Recovere...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Wildlife, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, San Pedro, Mary, Huntington Beach, Mike, Pacific Coast, Scott Dixon, Port of Long Beach


Festival Pass: Learn some Greek (Theatre) history; Head in the Clouds releases lineup

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. This week, we have festival news for metalheads, dreamers and more. And we have a look back at some important musical icons with stories on Sublime’s 25th anniversary of its self-titled album, MTV’s 40th and the Greek Theatre’s 90th (plus one). Before I forget: One of the strangest festivals I ever covered was Slipknot’s Knotfest in Devore. While the band b...
Tags: Apple, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Pasadena, Slipknot, Southern California, Joe Bonamassa, Bonamassa, Brantley Gilbert, Chuck Barney


AG Garland threatens to sue Texas over migrant order

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants in a Thursday letter, calling it “both dangerous and unlawful” and urging the governor to immediately rescind it. On Wednesday, Abbott issued an executive order restricting ground transportation of migrants “who pose a risk of carrying Covid-19 into Texas communities” and directing Texas Department of Public Safety to stop any vehicle it finds su...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Immigration, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, House, Long Beach, Homeland Security, CBP, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security


Bellator 263: Patricio Pitbull looks to add to rich legacy vs. AJ McKee

The Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix kicked off nearly two years ago and the MMA promotion couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Southern California fans will reap the benefits Saturday as 145-pound champion Patricio Pitbull defends his title for the fourth time in the tournament, taking on Long Beach’s undefeated A.J. McKee in the $1 million final at Bellator 263 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood. “It’s a perfect final,” Pitbull said in an interview last week after an open workout ou...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Ncaa, Ufc, Pitbull, MMA, Conor Mcgregor, Southern California, Inglewood, Pacquiao, Sánchez, Bellator, Caldwell, McKee


Coast Guard base in San Pedro expanding to hold 2 new cutters, double staff

The U.S. Coast Guard broke ground on an expansion of its Los Angeles-Long Beach sector base in San Pedro on Wednesday, July 28, which officials said will eventually hold two new cutters and nearly double its staff. The approximately $35 million expansion project includes a 257-foot extension of its pier to accommodate one of its new 360-foot cutters and the building of a Naval Engineering Department facility. The project will improve the Coast Guard across the spectrum of its missions, which inc...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chase, Long Beach, West Coast, Pacific, Public Safety, Walt Disney, San Pedro, Coast Guard, U S Coast Guard, McAllister, Dana, LA County


If you’re stuck at home, here’s how LA County residents can get vaccinated

Netflix and Hulu? Check. And you’ve got Alexa and Siri, for instant answers, right? Check. And now, in Los Angeles County, you can get an on-demand COVID-19 vaccine. That’s right. In a world of in-home services — and at a time of urgent concern that not enough people are  getting their shots to fend off the coronavirus — the vaccines can come to you. At least that’s what Public Health officials want to remind you about this week. With case rates and hospitalizations spiking again, fueled by the ...
Tags: Google, News, La, Siri, Sport, Public Health, Netflix, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Pasadena, Hulu, Mccarthy, Alexa, Los Angeles County, Pelosi


Man arrested in Corona theater shooting that left 1 teen dead, another injured

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting at a Corona movie theater that killed a woman and left her friend on life support, Corona police said. Joseph Jimenez was arrested at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at a home in the 19000 block of Envoy Avenue, about two miles north of the Regal Edwards cinema. He was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday, according to the county jail log. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder...
Tags: News, Shooting, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Homicide, Orange County, Riverside, Corona, Goodrich, Jimenez, Barajas, Anthony Barajas, Canoga Park, Joseph Jimenez


Man, 20, arrested in Corona theater shooting that left 1 teen dead, another injured

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting at a Corona movie theater that killed a woman and left her friend on life support, Corona police said. Joseph Jimenez was arrested at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, on Envoy Avenue, about two miles north of the Regal Edwards cinema. He was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday, according to the county jail log. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and robbery with a gun. The ...
Tags: News, Shooting, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Homicide, Orange County, Riverside, Corona, Goodrich, Jimenez, Barajas, Anthony Barajas, Canoga Park, Paul Mercado


The Greek Theatre reopens: Check out the performers scheduled to play the LA venue

After being shut down during what would have been its 90th season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will officially reopen on Sunday, Aug. 1. While closed, the city-owned venue took the opportunity to restore and seismically retrofit its terrace sections upon the hill and install hundreds of brand-new seats to provide better sightlines, AP Diaz, executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks said during a recent interview. The Greek ...
Tags: Music, London, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Smokey Robinson, Long Beach, Monkees, John Legend, North Carolina, Slipknot, Rufus Wainwright, Silver Lake


The Greek Theatre reopening: Check out the performers scheduled to play the LA venue

After being shut down during what would have been its 90th season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles will officially reopen on Sunday, Aug. 1. While closed, the city-owned venue took the opportunity to restore and seismically retrofit its terrace sections upon the hill and install hundreds of brand-new seats to provide better sightlines, AP Diaz, executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks said during a recent interview. The Greek ...
Tags: Music, London, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Smokey Robinson, Long Beach, Monkees, John Legend, North Carolina, Slipknot, Rufus Wainwright, Silver Lake


LA’s Greek Theater reopening to celebrate its belated 90th birthday with Joe Bonamassa

Two decades ago, blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa was a struggling musician, cooped up in his apartment near the corner of Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, watching the tour buses of rock bands rumble by on their way up to perform at the Greek Theatre. While the Greek has remained iconic, other things do change: Bonamassa is now headlining the venue on Sunday, Aug. 1 as it kicks off its 2021 season and celebrates its postponed 90th anniversary. Related: The Greek Theatr...
Tags: Music, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Long Beach, Jordan, Slipknot, Concerts, Ben, Michelle Shiers, Hollywood Bowl, Joe Bonamassa


Bicyclist fatally shoots man in car in Canoga Park, police say

A bicyclist shot and killed a Glendale man in his car on Victory Boulevard in Canoga Park on Monday afternoon, July 26, authorities said. The shooting happened about 2:15 p.m. near the 21300 block of Victory, police said, without elaborating to say if the victim’s car was moving or parked. Mkher Alaverdian, 43, was found with a gunshot wound and taken to a hospital, where he died. Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from a dispute minutes earlier in the 6400 block of DeSoto Avenue, police said. ...
Tags: News, Shooting, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, Homicide, Orange County, Lapd, Victory Boulevard, Canoga Park, William Cooper, Top Stories LADN, DeSoto Avenue, Rodney Alcala


Teen shot to death, another wounded by gunfire inside Corona movie theater

An 18-year-old woman was shot to death and a 19-year-old man was badly wounded in Corona late Monday night, July 26, while watching a movie whose central plot is that all crime — including murder — is legal for 12 hours, Corona police said. Police were called to the movie theater at Regal Edwards Corona Crossings at 11:45 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, detectives were at the theater and trying to determine whether a third person shot the victims or whether the shooting was an attempted murder-suicide,...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Homicide, Oklahoma, Orange County, Edwards, Police Department, Corona, Gardena, Corona Police Department, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


‘The Princess Bride’ fans at the Hollywood Bowl will hear live score for the first time

When the Los Angeles Philharmonic plays the opening notes of the score of “The Princess Bride” at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, fans in the amphitheater will be the first in the world to watch the beloved film with live orchestral accompaniment. And somewhere in the crowd — which will include director Rob Reiner who will introduce the film — orchestrator Mark Graham will be listening to the orchestra that will be playing his adaptation of Mark Knopfler’s original score, and to the reaction of ...
Tags: England, London, Movies, La, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Long Beach, James Bond, Graham, Slipknot, Lake District, Tribeca


Brandon Staley gets Chargers to buy in with collaborative culture

Brandon Staley was introduced as the Chargers’ head coach, but he looked the part of a motivational speaker by comfortably engaging with about 100 high school athletes during a football camp at Long Beach Poly High earlier this month. Staley noticed three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest standing to his left while he spoke about building relationships and seizing opportunities. “I told the group, when you’re around guys like Willie McGinest, you need to take advantage of that opportunity...
Tags: California, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, New Orleans, Chargers, New England Patriots, Saints, Denver, Usc, Chris


California to require COVID vaccinations or weekly testing for state, health workers

The state will require all public and private health workers, as well as the state’s 246,000 employees, to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and prove they had the shots, officials announced Monday, July 26, or be subject to at least weekly testing for the virus. The order comes amid health experts expressing alarm about the highly contagious delta variant, which has contributed, along with slowing vaccination efforts, to increasing cases and hospitalizations in the weeks since California l...
Tags: News, California, New York City, US, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill De Blasio, Fda, Oakland, Pasadena, Orange County, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, American Medical Association


‘Sublime’ at 25: Remembering Bradley Nowell and the Long Beach band’s massive hit album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released its self-titled mainstream debut on MCA Records. Although the Long Beach band had already put out two independent albums prior to this one, “Sublime” was different. It went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide, spawning several singles including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time.” The album was popular on both radio and MTV, thanks to an eclectic sound that intertwined elements of punk, ska, reggae, funk and hip-hop, as well as sample...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Texas, Lana Del Rey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Willie Nelson, San Diego, Long Beach, Heart


Photos: 72nd Catalina Ski Race returns, challenging water skiers to a journey across the open ocean

Todd Haig waves a checkered flag during a victory lap in Long Beach harbor after his Nordic Racing team won the 72nd Catalina Water Ski Race on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer) Water cannons in Long Beach harbor greet competitors as they line up for the start of the 72nd Catalina Water Ski Race on Saturday morning, July 24, 2021. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer) Spectators gather near the finish line in Long Beach harbor dur...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Beaches, San Pedro, Catalina Island, Haig, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Todd Haig, 72nd Catalina Water Ski Race, Howard Freshman Contributing Photographer Water, Nordic Racing Team, Howard Freshman Contributing Photographer Skiers


Rodney Alcala, serial killer who murdered Orange County girl, dies on death row

“Dating Game Killer” Rodney James Alcala, who was sentenced to death for the 1979 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe in Orange County, died of natural causes early Saturday morning, July 24, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. He was 77. Alcala died at 1:43 a.m. in a hospital near Corcoran State Prison in Central California. Alcala earned the moniker because he once appeared on the 1970s game show, “The Dating Game.” In addition to the Samsoe killing,...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Courts, Homicide, Oklahoma, Orange County, Alcala, Central California, Van Nuys, Gardena, CDCR, Corcoran State Prison, Top Stories OCR, Valerio Street


Homeless service providers race to find beds for Project Roomkey homeless leaving Sportsmen’s Lodge

Homeless service providers appeared to be scrambling to find temporary landing pads for dozens of unhoused tenants still staying at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Friday, July 23, just a day before a pandemic aid program is set to end at the hotel. The Sportsmen’s Lodge is one of several sites that have sheltered unhoused Angelenos in the past year as part of Project Roomkey, a program to temporarily place people who did not have housing in which to quarantine themselves during the dead...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Duke, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Maxine Waters, Samaritan, Studio City, Los Angeles Daily News


2,461 migrant children at Pomona shelter reunited with family and sponsors

The number of migrant children moving from an emergency shelter at Fairplex into homes with relatives or sponsors has more than doubled in the past three weeks, officials said Friday, July 23. A total of 2,461 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone have been reunified with families or other sponsors, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emergency intake site spokesperson Monik Williams. The latest figure is more than double the number officials last reported, 1,16...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Williams, San Diego, Long Beach, Local News, Pomona, Los Angeles County, HHS, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Solis, Hilda Solis, Office of Refugee Resettlement


President George W. Bush leads Distinguished Speaker Series, which expands to Long Beach this year

By Jo Murray, Contributor Former President George W. Bush will speak in Long Beach on Sept. 20 to kick off the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California. The series expands to Long Beach this year, with the Terrace Theater as the venue. Two famous journalists, a distinguished historian, a late-night talk show host and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate will speak in Long Beach over the next nine months. “Our Redondo Beach location has a five-year-long waiting list, so now is the ti...
Tags: England, Jay Leno, News, Education, David Cameron, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Community, Malala Yousafzai, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, George W Bush


Migrant shelter at Long Beach Convention Center closes after housing 1,538 children

The migrant shelter at the Long Beach Convention Center has closed, Mayor Robert Garcia announced Friday, July 23, more than a week before the end of the site’s contract. Since the shelter first opened in April, 1,538 migrant children have moved through the facility and the vast majority of them are now with family members or sponsors. About 150 of them, though, were transferred to smaller sites run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as another step in the process of unifying th...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Central America, Southern California, Garcia, Los Angeles County, HHS, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Convention Center, UCLA Health


Gov. Newsom signs bill to help fight retail theft during Long Beach visit

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that aims to curb organized retail theft across the state on Wednesday, July 21, during a visit to Long Beach where he also met with local mayors and police chiefs. The signing of Assembly Bill 331, which expands the California Highway Patrol’s property-crimes task force, is among several recent efforts to address an uptick in crime across California, Newsom said during a press conference on Long Beach’s Retro Row, a small business district on Fourth Street. The b...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Assembly, Riverside, AB


Housing, shelter options for homeless in LA County have increased, LAHSA report says

The number of housing and shelter options available in Los Angeles County have increased in the past year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) officials said in a briefing Wednesday, July 21. The briefing’s mission: To release the results of an annual housing inventory count, as well as a survey of how many people were in shelters, at any given time. The latest counts were conducted on January 27. The counts “showed some improvements and strong performance, despite the challenges tha...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County, Marston, LA Police, Lahsa, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority LAHSA


Police seek information on fatal assault of man found in Long Beach in November

LONG BEACH — Police were seeking information Tuesday on the fatal assault of a 53-year-old homeless man who was found injured in Long Beach last year. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics were called to a residence in the 1300 block of Alhambra Court just before 3:50 a.m. on Nov. 25 and took the victim, identified as Paul Machado, to a hospital, according to a Long Beach Police Department statement. Before he was taken to the hospital, Machado told an acquaintance that he was assaulted earlier ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Homicide, Oklahoma, Northridge, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys, Gardena, Machado, Long Beach Fire Department, Long Beach Police Department, Top Stories LBPT


Long Beach explores options for Queen Mary’s future, including preservation or disposal

Long Beach has a range of options for the Queen Mary’s future — but all of them will be expensive. That was the main takeaway of a study session the City Council held on Tuesday, July 20, on Long Beach’s potential next steps for managing the historic vessel. City staff outlined five different options identified by the Long Beach engineering consultant firm Moffatt & Nichol: Preservation in place; Deconstruct the ship at its current location; Move the ship to another location for deconstruction;...
Tags: Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, City Council, Local News, Mary, Queen Mary, Garcia, Allen, Modica, Moffatt Nichol, Port of Long Beach, Second District



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