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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

LA Public Library System to reopen 20 additional branches on Monday

The Los Angeles Public Library will reopen 20 additional branches on Monday that have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system began reopening on May 3 with limited in-person services at the downtown flagship location and 37 of its 73 branches, including for quick browsing, computer access, mobile printing orders, checking out library materials and the “Library To Go” contactless pickup service. Monday’s reopenings will increase the number of Los Angeles public libraries open to ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Libraries, Community, Los Angeles Public Library, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, LA County Library, Coronavirus, LA Public Library System

‘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

NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Oscar, Nba, Community, Kobe Bryant, Alan Smith, Ucla

Alexander: With the Clippers, should we expect the unexpected?

No, I don’t think we can anticipate Kawhi Leonard pulling a Willis Reed, limping out of the tunnel and onto the Staples Center court as a capacity crowd roars Friday night. Clippers coach Ty Lue pretty much ruled that out Thursday when, asked to confirm Leonard’s status for Game 6 against the Utah Jazz, said: “He’s out.” Then again, as screwy a week as it’s been in the NBA, who knows what might happen? Planet Basketball has spun madly out of control the last couple of days. Two coaches fired, an...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, New Orleans, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Houston, Denver, Staples Center

Second flex alert issued for Friday as heat wave continues into weekend

The second flex alert of the week — this one for Friday evening — was issued Thursday by the California Independent System Operator in an ongoing effort to urge energy consumers to reduce stress on the state’s electrical grid and avoid power outages amid a heat wave that is expected to linger through the weekend. On Wednesday, state energy officials issued their first flex alert of the year, urging residents to cut back on their energy consumption on Thursday, June 17, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m....
Tags: Weather, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Soccer, San Diego, Orange County, Nws, Hall, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Valley

LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17. The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7. Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation. She is best known for he...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Africa, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildlife, Community, Al Qaeda, Tanzania, West Coast, Trevor Noah

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

Hollywood Park development project now halfway finished

The ambitious mixed-use development under construction at the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, in Inglewood, recently reached the halfway point in construction, the project’s developer announced this week. The Hollywood Park project promises to be the largest urban mixed-use development under construction in the western U.S. It will transform the grounds around SoFi Stadium and, according to its supporters, bring economic opportunities to Inglewood and surrounding areas. A rend...
Tags: News, Senate, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, National Football League, West Coast, SoFi, Inglewood, Bruce, Hollywood Park, Studio City, Culver City, Van Nuys

‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, India, Environment, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Ucla

Los Bukis add second show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood

The day before tickets went on sale to the general public for their limited three-stop tour, Los Bukis announced an encore performance in the Los Angeles area with a second show added at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Aug. 28. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 18 for the second night of the “Una Historia Cantada” tour as well as for the previously announced Aug. 27 date at SoFi. Other performances are set for Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 4 and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 15. T...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Nile Rodgers, Livenation, Inglewood, ARLINGTON Texas, AT T Stadium, Michoacán Mexico, Marco Antonio Solis, Pacific Amphitheatre, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA

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

Dodgers’ Walker Buehler having successful season without usual pile of strikeouts

LOS ANGELES — All around baseball, hitters are striking out more often than they ever have in the history of the sport. But not when they face Walker Buehler. By any measure, the young Dodgers right-hander is having an outstanding season. He ranks in the National League’s top 10 in ERA (2.38), adjusted ERA (159) and WHIP (0.94). He has pitched at least six innings in each of his 13 starts this season and allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of those starts. He will take a 14-inning scoreless streak i...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phillies, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw, Tommy John, Mookie Betts

Former KROQ DJ Richard Blade will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

English DJ and radio personality Richard Blade will be honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. “OMG … there’s a little kid from a small seaside town in England with tears in his eyes right now as he sits typing this in total disbelief,” Blade wrote as he took to social media shortly after the full Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022 was announced on Thursday. “If only Mum & Dad were here to share this with me – a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Never in a thousand years did I thi...
Tags: Europe, England, Los Angeles, Sport, Carrie Fisher, Soccer, Elvis Presley, Michael Strahan, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Kenan Thompson, KROQ, Rush Limbaugh, Wink Martindale, Torquay England, Blade, Ted Stryker

Dodgers trade Dennis Santana to Rangers for minor-leaguer

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers traded right-hander Dennis Santana to the Texas Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a minor-league pitcher. In addition, left-hander Garrett Cleavinger was activated from the injured list and recalled from his minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Outfielder Luke Raley was returned to Triple-A. Santana, 25, was designated for assignment last week when the Dodgers needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for infielder Andy Burns. Santana ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Rangers, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Texas Rangers, Dominican Republic, Oklahoma City, Dodgers, Santana, Dodger Stadium, Diamondbacks, Bautista

General ‘shocked’ by AP report on AWOL military guns

By Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta and Justin Pritchard | Associated Press Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon’s top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms. The AP’s investigation reported how some of the missing guns have been stolen and later used in violent street crimes, while many others have vanished without a clue from the military’s enormous ...
Tags: New York, Congress, California, Defense, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Army, Senate Appropriations Committee, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Associated Press, Air Force, Dianne Feinstein, Robert Burns

UCLA finds link between poor air quality, COVID vulnerability

LOS ANGELES — Long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-19 throughout the country last year, according to a UCLA-led research team. The researchers found that the use of preventative measures — like stay-at-home orders and masking — reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 8% and 15%, respectively, but did not reduce the increase of incidence in counties with historically poor air quality. “This is evidence that long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-1...
Tags: News, California, Court, US, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ucla, LA County, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jody Heymann, Heymann, Top Stories LADN

Breakfast is best at Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop in Woodland Hills

For as long as I can remember, Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop on Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks has been — like the nearby Art’s Deli — a weekend destination for old-school cooking, a great place to go for that morning cuppa joe, a classic omelette or scramble, maybe some hot cakes to celebrate losing a pound or two (and gaining it back in the process) — and this being Southern California, a down-home assortment of Mexican dishes. Nothing fancy. Nothing too modern. Just the sort of chow that sa...
Tags: New York, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brent, Dining, Southern California, Philly, Woodland Hills, Benedict, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Nat, Ventura Boulevard

Ill-advised flavored tobacco bans

It was 50 years ago today that President Richard Nixon declared drugs to be “public enemy No. 1.” What followed was the War on Drugs, which unleashed the force of government to eradicate forbidden chemicals  by punishing those who enjoyed or sold them. In recent years, public and political sentiment has increasingly come to the view that prohibition of substances, coupled with enforcement by the state, has done more harm than good. California led the way in curtailing the drug war as it existed ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Richard Nixon, Long Beach City Council

Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Archer, Getty, Hydra, Smith College, Carter, Perry, LA County

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

Phillies deal Dodgers their first shutout loss since 2019

Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, watches along with catcher Austin Barnes, second from left, and home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wheeler, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phillies, NL, National League, Dodgers

Sparks hold off Phoenix rally

The Sparks (5-5) outworked rival Phoenix Mercury (5-7) and star center Brittney Griner Wednesday night behind a balanced effort of energy. Sparks staved off a fourth-quarter Mercury run, finishing them off 85-80 in front of a slightly extended home crowd at Los Angeles Convention Center. With 14 offensive rebounds and six blocks, the Sparks’ defensive activity lifted them past their Western Conference rival. Guard Brittney Sykes embodied the team’s fire, contributing six offensive rebounds, incl...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sykes, WNBA, Sparks, Brittney Griner, Phoenix, Derek Fisher, Cooper, Fisher, Griner, Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks

Dodgers’ patient approach with Steven Souza Jr. pays off

LOS ANGELES — When the Houston Astros released Steven Souza Jr. from his minor-league contract in March, the 32-year-old outfielder thought his baseball playing days might be over. He had batted .095 in spring training. He started to wonder what might be next. The Dodgers didn’t give Souza enough time to switch careers. They reached out the next day, scheduled a conference call with Souza, and before long came to agreement on a minor league contract. After getting back to basics in the batter’s ...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Mlb, Espn, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, Oklahoma City, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS

Laureano HR, Nifty Catch In Return, Streaking A’s Top Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a home run and made a homer-robbing catch in his return from the injured list, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Shohei Ohtani homered for the second straight day, giving him 19 for the Angels. He also neatly bunted against the shift for a single and stole his team-leading 10th base, a day before he was scheduled to start on the mound. Laureano, who missed 17 games with a strained ri...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Mlb, Watson, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Oakland, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Justin Upton, Irvin, Oakland Calif, Joe Maddon

Court access in Southern California remains limited to public despite re-openings elsewhere

As the masks come off and pandemic rules are relaxed across California after Tuesday’s re-opening, state courthouses in Southern California are keeping their COVID-19 restrictions in place. That means that for courts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, masks are still required inside. Social distancing will be enforced, which limits capacity. Members of the public are only allowed inside the courts if they have a scheduled appointment or are summoned by officials for t...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Courts, Orange County, Lapd, Southern California, Robert Durst, San Bernardino, Riverside, Central District, LA City Council

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

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

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