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2 Albertsons in Irvine closing in February with H Mart taking their place

Two underperforming Albertsons supermarkets in Irvine are closing next month and will be replaced by Asian-owned H Mart grocery stores. In a statement issued Monday, the Southern California division of Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions announced the closure of stores at 3931 Irvine Blvd. and 3825 Alton Parkway. They are expected to cease operation by Feb. 19. “Like all retailers, we are continually evaluating the performance of our stores,” the company said. “Closing a store is always a tough decis...
Tags: Food, Business, Nbc, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, Orange County, Southern California, Vons, Los Angeles County, Irvine, Ralphs, Albertsons, UFCW, Albertsons Vons


Elon Musk targets telecom for next disruption with Starlink internet

By Dana Hull | Bloomberg Elon Musk became the world’s richest person this month by upending the global auto industry and disrupting aerospace heavyweights with reusable rockets. Now he’s setting his sights on another business dominated by entrenched incumbents: telecommunications. Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has launched more than 1,000 satellites for its Starlink internet service and is signing up early customers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. SpaceX has told investors that Starl...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Washington, Oregon, China, India, California News, Tesla, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Federal Communications Commission, Reddit


Can work-at-home cure California traffic jams?

A rare positive of the pandemic era has been the dramatic reduction in California’s infamous traffic congestion. That’s what recessions do. Fewer jobs, fewer commutes. Right? Well, 2020 was an economic oddity for many reasons. The stay-at-home mentality promoted to slowing the spread of coronavirus also impacted how many folks were on the road. And since remote working likely will endure past the pandemic’s end, its ability to cut congestion — and perhaps investments in transportation infrastruc...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, San Jose, Local News, TomTom, Southern California, Riverside, Top Stories LADN


Can work-at-home cure California traffic woes?

A rare positive of the pandemic era has been the dramatic reduction in California’s infamous traffic congestion. That’s what recessions do. Fewer jobs, fewer commutes. Right? Well, 2020 was an economic oddity for many reasons. The stay-at-home mentality promoted to slowing the spread of coronavirus also impacted how many folks were on the road. And since remote working likely will endure past the pandemic’s end, its ability to cut congestion — and perhaps investments in transportation infrastruc...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, San Jose, Local News, TomTom, Southern California, Riverside, Top Stories LADN


Kings’ Dustin Brown reaches 300th goal milestone

The silver lining in the Kings’ season opener–which featured a blown two-goal lead and an overtime loss–was a milestone goal, No. 300, for winger Dustin Brown. Brown, who captained the Kings to Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014, has been more known for his physical play, leadership and effortful example than his goal-scoring, but he has still managed to notch 300 goals. That mark stands as the 22nd most among American players and fourth among Americans who are active in the NHL. “You don’t stay in o...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, San Jose, NHL, Edmonton, Dustin Brown, Los-angeles-kings, Petersen, Star Tribune, Brown, Walker, Mclellan, Stanley Cups


Where is the cheapest place to live in California?

Lifestyle bargains can be found in California according to a new study that shows the cost of living in nine of the state’s smaller metro areas runs below what the typical American pays. Once a year, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its “price parity” report comparing living expenses in 389 U.S. metropolitan areas. The math involves the cost of goods, services and housing and provides a yardstick for potential cost-of-living bargains. The report shows a 49% difference between Cal...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, Modesto, Salinas, Yuba City, Ventura County


Ducks 2020-21 schedule: 8 games to watch

The Ducks are set to begin a unique 56-game schedule in which they will see the same seven opponents over and over for the entire season. Here’s a glance at eight must-watch games: THURSDAY AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS Season opener against one of the three top teams in the renamed and realigned West Division. It’s the first of a two-game set, which will be the standard format during the abbreviated schedule. So get used to it. Player to watch: Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore continues to b...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, AHL, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim-ducks


Morning Line- Randy Hahn

I think my first comment will be: I missed you. I missed this league. And I miss the sport. It’s been my life’s work for the most part. This is my 30th season with the team. I’m 62 years old. I don’t suspect I have another career in me. I don’t expect to do anything other than what I do now. So this is what I do. And it’s part of my identity, as well, like all of us in what we do. -Randy Hahn, TV play-by-play man for the San Jose Sharks, when asked, Have you considered what you might say...
Tags: Sport, San Jose, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Randy Hahn, Hahn, Lisa Dillman


All The Wings Cleared Waivers

Elliotte Friedman's twitter has all the people claimed.   Carolina claims Anton Forsberg from Edmonton; San Jose claims Rudolfs Balcers from Ottawa; NJ claims Eric Comrie from Winnipeg; Nashville claims Luca Sbisa from Winnipeg — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) January 12, 2021
Tags: Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Carolina, Elliotte Friedman, Anton Forsberg, Eric Comrie, Luca Sbisa, Pierre Lebrun


LA Kings 2020-21 schedule: 4 games to watch

The Kings are set to compete in a distinct, 56-game schedule in which they will see the same seven opponents over and over for the entire schedule. Here is a glance at the four matchups fans should most look forward to: Jan. 14 vs Minnesota Wild Not only will the Kings play their first game in over 10 months, but a star may be born for the visiting Wild. The Kings failed to qualify for the modified, 24-team postseason, so between the March suspension of play, the playoffs and the offseason, th...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Kings, San Jose, NHL, Lake Tahoe, St Louis, Ducks, Staples Center, Vegas, Los-angeles-kings


Million-dollar cities: Los Angeles-Orange counties housing ranks No. 3 in nation

A pandemic-fueled housing market boosted the number of million-dollar communities in Los Angeles and Orange counties by five last year to 39 — giving the region the third-largest concentration of seven-figure homes in the nation. An annual report by Zillow tracks places where the typical home is worth $1 million or more. Nationwide, there were 312 million-dollar cities in November, up 45 in a year and 104 higher than 2015. The nation’s housing market surged in 2020 with low mortgage rates mixed ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Washington, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, San Jose, Seattle, Orange


1.4 million unemployment fraud cases could take a month to fix, EDD says

California’s 1.4 million unemployment fraud cases could require one month to resolve, a lawmaker says, at the same time the state labor agency has required some workers to restart their claims from scratch after their accounts were flagged. The new disclosures at the state Employment Development Department, coupled with torrents of layoffs linked to the coronavirus, underscore the challenges facing California workers this winter. EDD officials, in a discussion with state Assemblywoman Lorena Gon...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, San Jose, San Diego County, Legislature, Gonzalez, Employment Development Department, Lorena Gonzalez, Assembly Appropriations Committee, Edd


Push to open public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges

The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and the governor has a new $2 billion plan aimed at getting kids back into classrooms over the next three months. “I’m an eternal optimist,” said G...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Williams, San Jose, Lausd, Cuba, Orange County, Group


U.S. jobless rankings: LA-Orange counties 3rd worst, Inland Empire No. 7

A stubborn pandemic that’s led to strict attempts to slow its spread pushed Los Angeles and Orange counties to the third-highest unemployment rate in November among the nation’s 51 largest job markets. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranking of those metro areas showed L.A.-O.C. joblessness at 9.6% vs. 3.8% a year ago. The 5.8 percentage-point increase ranked No. 3 nationally, too. And the sour job market likely has not improved since November. Coronavirus cases and deaths have soared since Thank...
Tags: Business, New York, Texas, Jobs, Minneapolis, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Dakota, Hawaii, Iowa, New Jersey


‘She was just spreading joy:’ Kaiser nurse reveals details of suspected Christmas-tree-costume COVID superspreader

SAN JOSE — About the only sign of holiday cheer on Christmas morning in the emergency department at Kaiser Permanente San Jose was a string of garland tacked up at the doctors’ station. So when a staff member came bounding down the hall the morning of Dec. 25 dressed in an inflatable Christmas tree costume, the moment of levity was a welcome respite. “She was just spreading joy,” said a nurse who worked that morning. Instead, her battery-operated, air-powered costume may have spread the coronavi...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, San Jose, Santa, Gandhi, UC San Francisco, Bay Area News Group, Moderna, Irene Chavez, Emily Deruy, Coronavirus, Monica Gandhi, Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente San Jose


As coronavirus claims another 91 LA County lives, a ‘wicked’ surge hits Skid Row

The New Year’s weekend coronavirus toll in Los Angeles County wound down ominously on Sunday, Jan. 3, as the scope of the latest and most deadly surge claimed another 91 lives. And with 12,488 new cases, not only were hospitals buckling, but the region’s unhoused began the year amid the worst conditions yet, particularly in L.A.’s Skid Row. The latest death toll brings the county’s total lives lost to 10,773, and total cases to 818,639, according to the county’s Sunday update. All this while hos...
Tags: News, California, Medical, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Army, Long Beach, Kaiser, San Jose, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Larry King, Southern California, Los Angeles County


With ‘step out and just do it’ approach, Ken Craft’s Hope of the Valley weathers the pandemic

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Ken Craft Role: President/CEO, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Home: San Fernando Valley Quote: “I feel like we’ve just begun. We have an incredible opportunity to make difference in the community. And that’s what we’re going to do.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic You might think after years of battling homelessness in the now COVID-19-drenched...
Tags: News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Homelessness, Soccer, Kaiser, Community, Homeless, Craft, San Jose, Starbucks, City Council, Local News


43 employees at Kaiser medical center in San Jose test positive for COVID-19

SAN JOSE — Some 43 employees at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center Emergency Department tested positive for COVID-19 between Dec. 27 and Jan. 1, according to a senior official at the hospital. “We will ensure that every affected staff member receives the care and support they need,” Irene Chavez, a senior vice president for Kaiser Permanente, said in a statement. “Using our infection prevention protocols, we are investigating the outbreak and using contact tracing to personally notify...
Tags: News, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Kaiser, San Jose, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry King, Manhattan Beach, Chavez, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


The San Jose Sharks Are Training Far From Home

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News, Erik Karlsson described what his daily routine will be like once the San Jose Sharks’ training camp in Arizona gets fully underway. Karlsson will get up, and like everyone else on the Sharks’ roster, go for his daily COVID-19 test and have breakfast at the team hotel. The Sharks will then get changed into their hockey gear at the hotel and be driven to the nearby rink before they begin practice. After practice, they’ll come back their hotel an...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, San Jose, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Scottsdale, Erik Karlsson, Karlsson, Curtis Pashelka, San Jose Sharks Are Training Far From Home, Solar4America Ice


Whicker: 2021 sports year in review (yes, 2021)

Looking back at the world of sports in 2021: JANUARY Michigan brings back coach Jim Harbaugh, leading to speculation that Urban Meyer is holding out for the St. John Bosco job. Tim Thomas, the former Boston goaltender, confuses pundits by campaigning against masks. Bill Belichick, finally idle at playoff time, wows the “NFL on CBS” studio show with his excellent tap-dancing. FEBRUARY Six people complain of sore arms after vaccinations. The Angels sign them all to minor-league contracts. The ...
Tags: Boston, Angels, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Indianapolis, Earth, Soccer, Brooklyn, Olympics, Golf, Showtime, Kings, Nba, Mlb


COVID, BLM, Kobe, fires and more: Pixels from 2020, by staff photographer David Crane

Back in January I visited my friends’ house and noticed he had a huge box of 500 surgeon’s masks in his entry hallway which had just been delivered by Amazon. I thought it was a strange purchase as he is not a doctor or works in the medical field, and in fact, has been retired for a few years. He went on to tell me about a virus in China and he thought it might spread to other countries so he figured he should order some masks just in case and asked if I would like some. At the time, I told him ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, South Korea, Business, Elections, News, Education, Government, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Tokyo, San Jose, Local News


California’s Amtrak loses $800 million as pandemic surges

By Elizabeth Castillo | CalMatters Gabriella Choe has been a regular Amtrak passenger for the past four years, traveling from Oakland to Sacramento to see her parents. Before the pandemic, she rode the train nearly every other weekend. But as the pandemic worsens, her visits are now infrequent, and she doesn’t plan on traveling for Christmas. “My sister’s flying in for actual Christmas so I won’t be coming home for that,” said Choe, who works in an optometry office. “We’re not in the same po...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Congress, California, Trains, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Lodi, Auburn, San Jose, Oakland, Disneyland, Central Valley, Amtrak


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says bubble cities being considered

Back to the bubble? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wouldn’t rule it out Wednesday. “Right now, we’re focused on whether or not we’re going to play in our buildings and do some limited traveling or play in a bubble, and that’s something we’re working out and getting medical advice on,” Bettman said during a virtual panel discussion at the World Hockey Forum in Moscow, according to NHL.com. Players, owners and league executives completed the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season inside bubbles in Edmonto...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Moscow, San Jose, Las Vegas, NHL, North America, Montreal


Landon Donovan, Cobi Jones among 6 Galaxy legends on MLS 25 Greatest team

The Galaxy was well-represented on The 25 Greatest, a list of the “brightest stars in Major League Soccer history.” The league released the list Wednesday, celebrating its 25th year. For the Galaxy, its list is certainly a strong one. Cobi Jones, who played with the Galaxy from 1996-2017, was joined by David Beckham (2007-2012), Landon Donovan (2005-2014, 2016), Robin Fraser (1996-2000) and Kevin Hartman (1997-2006). When you’re talking about the perfect résumé, then you start with Donovan. Dono...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, David Beckham, Real Madrid, Mls, San Jose, Beckham, Colorado Rapids, Jones, Landon Donovan, Bradley Wright Phillips, Hartman, Los Angeles Galaxy, Keane, Los Angeles Football Club


King’s Seafood Co. temporarily lays off more than 1,400 workers because of COVID order

King’s Seafood Co., parent company of King’s Fish House and Water Grill restaurants, is laying off more than 1,400 hourly workers at restaurants in Southern California and San Jose. The company sent a WARN Act notice to the state’s Employment Development Department on Monday, Dec. 7 about the temporary layoffs, which are expected to last three weeks. “WARN notices went out to all our California locations that were effected by the new stay-at-home order,” said Kelly Ellerman, chief people officer...
Tags: California, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Jose, Disneyland, Pasadena, King, Southern California, Dole, Employment Development Department, Calabasas, Buena Vista Street, Fish House, King 's Fish House


Crystal ball: California will have 6 of best U.S. housing markets in 2021

Our crystal ball helps decipher numerous forecasts that ponder the future ups and downs of the economy. Buzz: California’s metro areas will dominate the nation’s top-performing housing markets in 2021. Source: Realtor.com The Trend Realtor.com ranked 100 large metropolitan areas based on forecasts for next year’s home sales and price growth and compiled the predictions into an overall score. By this math, California is forecast to have six of the nation’s 20 best-performing markets in 2021. Sa...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, New York, News, California, Housing, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Ventura County, Southern California


Man found shot, fatally wounded in vehicle in Glendale

GLENDALE  — Officers found a man fatally wounded inside a vehicle that had been driving erratically and running stop signs Saturday morning in Glendale, a police spokeswoman said. Officers dispatched at approximately 1:30 a.m. to the area of Central Avenue and Laurel Street regarding a report of gunshots spotted a vehicle moving erratically and running stop signs, said Kaila Olander of the Glendale Police Department. They discovered that one of the vehicle’s occupants had been shot. Paramedics r...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, San Jose, Homicide, Wilmington, Manson, Laurel Street, Central Avenue, Leslie Van Houten, Glendale Police Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center


California a first-time homebuyer’s nightmare

How hard is it for a first-time house hunter to succeed in the Golden State? Well, five metros in California topped the list of the areas most out of reach: Los Angeles-Orange County, where homes were 12.1 times the median first-time buyer income, followed by San Diego (8.6), San Jose (7.9), San Francisco (7.4) and Sacramento (6.8). NerdWallet’s third quarterly report analyzing affordability for first-time buyers shows no relief for those trying to squeeze into a market that continues to be char...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, San Diego, San Jose, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, St Louis


Niners To Play 2 Upcoming Home Games In Arizona

(AP/CBS13) — The San Francisco 49ers will play two home games in Arizona after new coronavirus regulations put in place by Santa Clara County officials forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, because they won’t be able to practice or play games in their home in Santa Clara County for three weeks. The team said it will have information on practice arr...
Tags: News, Washington, Stanford, Football, Sports, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Arizona, San Diego, Dallas, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, San Jose, Buffalo


Untethered from the office, urban tenants are flocking to the Inland Empire

Prophetess Branchcomb called her home office “my piece of paradise” before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But after shelter-in-place orders forced her husband and kids to study and work from home, their 2,000-square-foot rental house in Cerritos felt more like a tiny box. “Everyone else came home and took my piece of paradise,” said Branchcomb, finance director for a Hollywood entertainment company. “We needed more space.” On Saturday, Nov. 21, Branchcomb and her family of five moved to a house ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, News, California, Housing, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Dallas, Watson, Silicon Valley



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