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Nov. 16 date set for relocating people living at two West San Fernando Valley underpasses

Homeless services providers have committed to relocating people who live under two freeways in the West San Fernando Valley by Nov. 16 — after which time those areas will become off-limits to camping, Councilman Bob Blumenfield said Friday, Sept. 19. Blumenfield said the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has identified 33 people who live in the encampments around the Winnetka Avenue and Corbin underpasses along the 101 Freeway to whom they will provide housing and services. Additionally, t...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Flynn, 101 Freeway, San Fernando Valley, Corbin, David Carter, Sylmar, West Hills, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 17-24

  Joseph Cibere’s “Mountain Mist” watercolor. The artist and watercolor teacher gives an online art demonstration on Sept. 21. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Cibere)     Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Sept. 17-24.   EVENTS   Outside-In Tour of the Lanterman House: Docent-led tours of the historic bungalow-style house (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), 6 or 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1 and 8. Admission $5; $3 seniors and ages 12-18. Reservation...
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Grab a ‘smart cart’: First Amazon Fresh opens to public in Woodland Hills

Alexa is going to be busy Thursday on the west end of the San Fernando Valley. That’s because the first Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Woodland Hills. Long in the making, the store’s debut at the former site of the Toys “R” Us on Topanga Canyon Boulevard ushers in a new brick-and-mortar chapter for the e-commerce giant. Amazon officials tout the store as highly convenient with decent prices (like 15-cent bananas) and new tech-driven forms of in-store shopping. Kobe Bryant talks about hi...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Aldi, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Seattle, Illinois, Smith, Costco, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, San Marino, Alexa, Amazon Fresh

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...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Office, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Ron Jeremy, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Topanga, West Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Bloome

Los Angeles-Orange County’s 16.8% joblessness rate highest in U.S.

Los Angeles and Orange counties in July had the highest unemployment rate among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas as stiff pandemic limitations throttled businesses. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with a Bureau of Labor Statistics ranking of 51 regions with 1 million or more residents, tells me L.A.-O.C.’s 16.8% joblessness ranked No. 1 ahead of 16.4% in New York and Las Vegas. All three cities depend heavily on tourism, an industry hard-hit by pandemic-related lockdowns. Boston at 15.5% wa...
Tags: Business, New York, Jobs, California, Washington Post, Boston, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Orlando, Gavin Newsom

City of LA claims plaintiffs in homeless lawsuit exaggerated per-bed costs

Attorneys for the city of Los Angeles said on Tuesday, Sept. 15, that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the homelessness crisis misstated the per-bed cost of tiny home communities, one of several proposed interim housing solutions to serve people experiencing homelessness under threat of the coronavirus. Last week, the plaintiffs — a coalition of Skid Row-area business owners, formerly homeless and disabled city dwellers who are suing the city and county of Los Angeles — wrote in a report to the ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Homeless Shelters, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

Calabasas considers cannabis measure

If approved by voters on Nov. 3, the 2020 Cannabis Tax Measure C places a 10% tax on the gross receipts of cannabis businesses delivering products in Calabasas. Currently, Calabasas prohibits cannabis businesses from operating within city limits. Measure C will not change that prohibition nor does it tax medical patients using cannabis. The proposed measure addresses other cannabis operations and future dispensaries should the City Council or state decide to allow them in the future.  At that po...
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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

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

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...
Tags: Facebook, Church, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Local News, Captivity, Matthew, Jonah, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Daniel, Burbank, Sun Valley

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 ...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Va, Vietnam, Local News, Valley, Roth, Department of Agriculture, San Fernando Valley, Palmdale

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...
Tags: Health, Hbo, News, La, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local News, Council, Trump, Oklahoma City, Carter

When your garden gets this hot, here’s what you need to do

1. Our hot weather has probably prevented several of us from doing much garden work lately. And it will stay hot for several more weeks at least. Then if winds come in, they can actually dry out our lawns, shrubs, trees, and potted plants very quickly, and they may die. So we need to remember to water our plants either early in the morning or later in the day, just before sunset. Actually, during this season I prefer watering in the evening because it has a chance to soak into the soil longer an...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brussels, San Fernando Valley, Home + Garden, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN

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...
Tags: News, Education, Colorado, California News, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Local News, University Of California, San Fernando Valley, El Camino College, California State University, US Department of Education, Los Angeles Valley College, Top Stories LADN, LAVC

Smoke advisory issued as layers of ash darken skies across Southern California

Air quality plummeted in communities surrounding two wildfires burning Thursday in Southern California as sunlight that filtered through layers of smoke and ash cast a sepia-toned haze and the smell of wood smoke lingered throughout the region. A smoke advisory went into effect at 11 a.m., and will remain active through Friday in areas near the Bobcat fire north of Azusa and the El Dorado fire burning in near Yucaipa, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials said in a bulletin. Read...
Tags: Weather, News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News, Public Safety, Bay Area, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles County, West Marin

Temple Kol Tikvah holds a drive-thru prayer book distribution and food donation drive

For Jews preparing for the High Holy Days — Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — the annual spiritual preparation includes charity, prayer and repentance. This year an extra part of preparation involves being ready for services to be online from most synagogues and temples due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday morning, Rabbi Jon Hanish and other clergy members at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills handed out the High Holy Days prayer books that the Reform Jewish congregation is using during a ...
Tags: Religion, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Rosh Hashana, Jon Hanish, Temple Kol Tikvah, Top Stories LADN, Kol Tikvah, West Valley Food Pantry, Coronavirus

Volunteers hit street offering Lunches with Love for homeless

Pastor Kathy Huck founder of homeless outreach ministry About My Father’s Business, gives Brandon Middleton, 37, food and hygiene supplies in Chatsworth, Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Councilmember John Lee joined with community partners to sponsor the Lunches with Love outreach program that distributes meals and supplies to people living on streets. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pastor Kathy Huck founder of homeless outreach ministry About My Father’s Business, dis...
Tags: Business, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Chatsworth, Northridge, Ho, Lee, John Lee, Southern California Gas Co, Los Angeles City, Robert Lewis, LA County

Amid pandemic, guide dogs’ trainers push on with pups

Jamie Hunt, Assistant Director of Programs at Guide Dogs of America, takes McCoy on a training walk at the facility in Sylmar, CA Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The Guide Dogs of America which normally runs three-week training classes for new students has had to suspend the on-campus classes and switch to individual at-home training due to COVID-19. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Captain helps Lorri Bernson on her walk along Ventura Boulevard in Encino, CA Wednesday, Sept...
Tags: News, Government, Pets, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Sydney, Community, Northridge, Lee, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Simi Valley, Burbank, Wilmington

Here’s where 9/11 memorials are taking place in the LA area

Flags honoring people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at Pepperdine University are located at Alumni Park at Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, Monday, September 8, 2020. The University honors those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with its annual Waves of Flags display. In compliance with guidance provided by Los Angeles County due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the display will be closed to the public. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht...
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How and where to remember lives lost on 9/11 and first responders, Sept. 11 in the L.A. area

Flags honoring people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at Pepperdine University are located at Alumni Park at Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, Monday, September 8, 2020. The University honors those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with its annual Waves of Flags display. In compliance with guidance provided by Los Angeles County due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the display will be closed to the public. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, University, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, Pentagon, City Council, World Trade Center, Local News, Malibu, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles County, Alhambra, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News

Comic Monty Franklin reveals how Irvine Improv’s drive-in series brings comedy to your car

Nearly six months into the pandemic, comedian Monty Franklin said he wasn’t feeling very funny. With touring and live events — especially those in intimate indoor comedy clubs — severely impacted by COVID-19, he hadn’t been able to get in front of a live audience and he’d stopped getting laughs at home from his quarantine crew. “I’d kept in contact with several comedians and every one I talked to in the last six months said they found it hard to be creative in this whole time,” he said during a ...
Tags: Comedy, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Williams, Joel Mchale, Iliza Shlesinger, Southern California, Ontario, David Spade, AARP, Robinson, Irvine, Franklin, San Fernando Valley

Why your flowers are dying and what you can do about it

“We’ve lived in our house for 35 years. For the first 20 years, we planted white petunias up the front walkway to our house from about May to September. Beautiful in the summer. About 10 years ago, they started to die soon after they were planted. We had our gardener change the soil (one year), change the watering frequency, and other things so that we could continue to enjoy the pathway of white during the heat of summer. Nothing has worked. We even substituted white vincas and they don’t work ...
Tags: Gardening, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ventura, Tampa Bay, Gibson, Kelvin Kuo, San Fernando Valley, Jon Gruden, Gruden, Phytophthora, Ventura Freeway

‘Mulan,’ once a sure thing, becomes a problem for Disney

By Christopher Palmeri, Shirley Zhao and Lucas Shaw | Bloomberg It was supposed to be another $1 billion blockbuster for Walt Disney Co. — a live-action remake of a 1998 animated hit featuring an all-star Asian cast, breathtaking cinematography and plenty of martial arts. Instead, the new “Mulan” is proving to be a political hot potato, reflecting the U.S.’s fraying ties with China, and the choices companies face when operating in the highly politicized, but lucrative environment that is modern-...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Minnesota, Congress, California, China, Disney, Sport, Taiwan, Beijing, Soccer, Xi Jinping

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: This is the Year of the Un-Holiday, thanks to the coronavirus

So, I think I can safely declare that 2020 is officially the Year of Un-Holidays. Right? The year that’s reminiscent of the old fogey who lives next door and calls the police every time you have a party in your back yard. That would have been my late mother, by the way. She really hated it when anyone had a good time. And that seems to be the theme this year, how to not have a good time. If there were specialty socks available for this Un-Holiday, they would be covered with designs of raw calf’s...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nepal, Disneyland, Mom, Pacifico, Corona, San Fernando Valley, Mike Meadows, Top Stories OCR, Brittany Murray Press, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom, Cheetah Boy, Green Hills Memorial Park

A new kind of pollution — wildfire smoke — can cause health issues

It’s a domino effect Southern Californians know all too well: When there’s extreme heat, there are fires. And when there are fires, there’s smoke. And when there’s smoke, there is insidious air pollution. The pattern, caused by four fires still burning in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, is producing columns of smoke that collapse, spreading lung-damaging soot for hundreds of miles. After record-breaking heat and explosive fires over the Labor Day weekend, lingering fire cloud...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Oregon, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, CalFire, Riverside County, Public Safety, Northwest, Southern California

How a North Carolina teen helped sell the LAPD’s unwanted fleet of electric cars

A high school senior in North Carolina unintentionally helped an Alhambra auto dealership offload more than two dozen BMW i3s returned by the Los Angeles Police Department after he wrote a blog post drawing attention to the inventory’s unusually low mileage Andrew Lambrecht, who runs The Current Review, a electric car-focused blog he launched in July, said he is particularly passionate about his favorite vehicle, the i3. While scrolling through used car listings, the 17-year-old came across a sl...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Bmw, North Carolina, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Chevy Bolt, Porter Ranch, Kong

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 7-14

  A pair of monarch butterflies sit and swirl on a milkweed plant at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/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. Mee...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Wildlife, Community, Book Club, Local News, Council, Parks, Northridge, Wendy

What is Proposition 16? Affirmative action back on the ballot, in a more diverse and Democratic California

The fall campaign to repeal California’s ban on affirmative action is a testament to the tectonic shift in the state’s politics since the 1990s — and a test of how far left its voters have swung from their politically purple past. Twenty-four years ago, Republican Gov. Pete Wilson led the successful push for Proposition 209, which prohibited any consideration of race in public college admissions and other government functions, such as hiring and contracting. This year, though, the full weight of...
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Lane closures on 101 Freeway for median barrier work beginning Sept. 8 from Hollywood to State Route 170

  Caltrans begins a concrete median barrier replacement on US 101 between Pilgrimage Bridge in Hollywood and the State Route 170/US 101 (Hollywood Freeway) connector on Sept. 8. The project will eventually span 19.3 miles between Hollywood and Woodland Hills.     Caltrans begins a long-range project on Sept. 8 to replace the concrete median barrier on US 101 (Hollywood Freeway/Ventura Freeway) between Hollywood and Woodland Hills. The entire median replacement is expected to be completed in...
Tags: Hollywood, US, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Local News, 101 Freeway, Irvine, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Highland Avenue, Hollywood Freeway, Top Stories LADN, Pilgrimage Bridge, Woodland Hills Caltrans, Hollywood Freeway Ventura Freeway

Southern California national forests temporarily closed as fires rage

The U.S. Forest Service will temporarily close its national forests across Southern California due to the region’s dangerous conditions and limited firefighting resources, the agency announced Monday, Sept. 7. The open-ended closures will begin at 5 p.m. Monday and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. A combination of extreme heat, significant wind, dry conditions and overstretched firefighting resources prompted the decision. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerou...
Tags: News, California, Fresno, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Local News, Riverside County, Forest Service, Bay Area, Southern California, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, Azusa, San Bernardino County

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