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Continuing Southern California storms bring warnings of potential new evacuations

Danny Candelaria, of Seven Oaks, removes snow chains from his truck along Hwy 38, north of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Lucas Feduska, 6, of Buena Park, plays in the snow with family along Hwy 38, north of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Riverside County, Nws, Malibu, Southern California


Harvard-Westlake’s Ryan Neapole named Daily News boys water polo player of the year

Harvard-Westlake’s Ryan Neapole didn’t break the program’s goal-scoring record, and he’s not known for filling up the box score. He prides himself on much more important things: stopping the opposition. Neapole’s defensive prowess was at its peak during the Wolverines’ CIF Southern Section Division 1 title run this season. In fact, he didn’t score a single goal en route to the program’s first CIF title since 2014. “Clearly the best defensive player in high school this year,” Harvard-Westlake coa...
Tags: Usa, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Jack White, Princeton, High School Sports, Southern California, Daily News, Cal, Hooper, Rosenfeld, Wolverines, Loyola, San Fernando Valley


A ‘super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse is happening Sunday; here’s what to know

The night sky will feature a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20. It will be visible to the naked eye from anywhere in southern California if skies are clear. The current forecast calls for partly cloudy skies. You do not need a telescope — it’s safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection. Phases and times for Southern California: Areas it will be visible around the world: Source: NASA Viewing events While you can watch the lunar eclipse from anywhere in Southern California,...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Algonquin, Soccer, Saturn, Jupiter, Riverside County, Neptune, Southern California, Hunter, Uranus


E-scooters, dockless bicycles gaining foothold in Southern California as LA County drops orders to remove them

Like Uber and Lyft before them, the latest Silicon Valley startups also showed up uninvited, dropping electric scooters, battery-powered bicycles and other dockless, micro-mobile rentals onto streets and sidewalks of Southern California. The guerrilla marketing strategy aimed at busting the monopoly of the single-passenger car created multiple battlefronts in today’s “Scooter Wars,” sending some cities to the courts claiming they are a nuisance and an eyesore, and others writing regulations that...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Bird, Silicon Valley, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Monrovia, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona


Long Beach says sea-level rise will bring dire flooding to some neighborhoods

Rising sea levels are not only going to increasingly flood parts of Long Beach, but could leave the most vulnerable neighborhoods uninhabitable within a generation or two, according to a city presentation Monday night that drew more 300 residents concerned about the city’s — and their own — future. “Residents can continue living on Naples and the Peninsula for several decades as long as you’re willing to experience occasional flooding,” said Jerry Schubel, a marine scientist and CEO of the Aquar...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Naples, Beaches, Southern California, Peninsula, Murrin, Alamitos Bay, State Lands Commission


Fire damages event center at iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City

STUDIO CITY – Firefighters needed more than two hours this morning to extinguish a fire at the iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Crews responded about 1:50 a.m. to the building at 12833 W. Ventura Blvd. and discovered fire in the kitchen of the Lodge’s event center, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters were able to make good progress and extinguish the bulk of the fire in about 90 minutes but had difficulty with flames in hard to access areas betw...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Soccer, John Wayne, Local News, Southern California, Stewart, Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Lodge, Sportsmen 's Lodge, Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, Top Stories LADN, STUDIO CITY Firefighters, Katherine Hepburn Clark Gable


SCOTUS rules against forced arbitration in port trucker case

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of a Southern California truck driver who claimed he was wrongly forced into an arbitration agreement with a major carrier. In an 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that independent driver Dominic Oliveira could not be compelled by New Prime Trucking to settle a dispute over back wages through forced arbitration. Oliveira filed a lawsuit in 2013 to have a back wage dispute decided in open court. The decision could have lasting repercussion...
Tags: Supreme Court, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, U S Supreme Court, Oliveira, Dominic Oliveira


This earthquake guide will help prepare your business for the next big one

Southern California is a known center of earthquake activity, yet many businesses in the region are ill prepared for another major shaker. Budgets, deadlines, vendor contracts, taxes … these are the things most business owners are occupied with. But with the 25th anniversary of the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake upon us, companies would be well advised to develop a plan to better insulate their operations from the destructive power of large quakes. And that next big one? It could be right a...
Tags: California, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Lucy Jones, Jones, Puerto Rico, Southern California, Northridge, Luke, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Edison, SCE, Rosemead, Sylmar


Rain closes Six Flags Magic Mountain as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm stay open

The rain expected to fall across Southern California has forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain for a second day even as Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm remain open. For those of you with Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets, hang onto them. The Valencia-based amusement park said in a tweet that it would honor tickets on “any other day in 2019.” Due to inclement weather, the park will not be open today, Tuesday, January 15. Tickets purchased just for today will be valid any other ...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Valencia, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Evacuations ordered for Woolsey fire burn area; Malibu schools closed

As Southern California braces for more wet weather, Los Angeles County officials have issued mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for people living in areas in the Woolsey fire burn area and all Malibu public schools have closed due to the possibility of mud and debris flows. The evacuation orders went into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, according to a notice posted to the county’s website. The National Weather Service is forecasting the incoming series of storms will bring rain and snow to S...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Malibu, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Woolsey, Encino, Temescal Canyon High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


2019 Angels spring training preview: Starting rotation

As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 13, we are providing breakdowns of how they stand with their roster by position groups. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. Today, the starting rotation: 2018 RECAP The Angels began the season with a six-man rotation, although more precisely it was a five-man rotation with a sixth starter added occasionally. By the end, they could barely piece together any kind of rotation at...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Marlins, Meyer, Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays, Southern California, Dodgers, Keuchel, Heaney, Pena, Jesus Suarez


Mudslide damages Encino house and guest house, 14 other homes under voluntary evacuation

ENCINO — A voluntary evacuation order was in effect Tuesday morning for 14 homes in an Encino neighborhood where a house and guest house were damaged Monday by a rain-fueled mud flow. A grading expert examined the hillside Monday night and determined no additional slide was anticipated, but as a precaution the voluntary evacuation order was issued about 10 p.m. for the homes on Boris and Martson drives, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. #Encino; Debris flow into ...
Tags: Weather, News, Sport, Soccer, Rain, Disneyland, Local News, Malibu, Southern California, Stewart, Boris, Knott, San Fernando Valley, PCH, Encino, LAFD


Does Los Angeles County need 299 more hotels?

Los Angeles County’s lodging industry has plans to add 299 more hotels after 34 opened the past two years. The annual hotel construction report from Atlas Hospitality shows 11 hotels opened in 2018 in Los Angeles County vs. 23 in 2017 — down 52 percent. Last year’s openings had 1,526 rooms vs. 4,309 in ’17 — a drop of 65 percent. That decline seems to be a fast-growth industry taking a breather than any actual slowdown. Hotels under construction at year-end were 45 hotels vs. 32 in ’17 — a gain ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Sport, Economy, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Atlas Hospitality


Kings to face three playoff hopefuls starting Tuesday in Minnesota

The “spoiler” role probably isn’t one the Kings are ready to embrace in the middle of January. In reality, that’s exactly where the last-place team in the Western Conference finds itself on the precipice of a three-game trip to Minnesota, Dallas and Colorado. The Wild host the Kings on Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild began the week tied with the Ducks and Vancouver Canucks for the final wild-card berth in the conference. Holding a position so delicate usually begets a se...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Avalanche, Kings, San Jose, Philadelphia, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Sharks, Ducks, Snoop Dogg, Los Angeles Kings, Southern California, Vancouver Canucks


Former UCLA water polo coach, Long Beach State All-American Bob Horn dead at 87

Former Long Beach State aquatics All-American and longtime UCLA swim and water polo coach Bob Horn died Friday after a long illness. He was 87. Coach Bob Horn in 1979. Photo: Courtesy UCLA athletics Whether it was his days as a player or as coach, Horn was a titan of the water polo and swimming scene, not just in Southern California but nationwide. “He’s one of the dominant figures in water polo history,” said former USA water polo president Rich Foster. “Just the combination of his athletic...
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, Australia, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Rome, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, Bob, Local News, Dorothy


‘Dine-and-Dash Dater’ surrenders to serve jail sentence

A man dubbed the “Dine-and-Dash Dater” after walking out on checks while on first dates with women at Southern California restaurants surrendered Monday, Jan. 14, to serve the balance of his 120-day jail sentence. Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, in November to three counts of defrauding an innkeeper by non-payment and one count of petty theft. In addition to the jail time, Superior Court Judge Stan Blumenfeld placed Gonzales on probation for three years. He was also ordered to pay $240 in restitu...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Courts, Pasadena, Southern California, Old Town, Macy, Mavis, Superior Court, Cass, GONZALES, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Styx kicks off City National Grove of Anaheim’s 20th anniversary celebration

On Sept. 4, 1999, rock band Styx became the first group to grace the stage at City National Grove of Anaheim, then known as The Sun Theatre. The yellow and tan-colored, multi-use entertainment venue, located off Katella Avenue in between Disneyland and Honda Center, is easy to spot with its giant branded water tower. The building along the northern edge of the Angel Stadium parking lot had briefly served as an awards show-themed restaurant, Tinseltown Studios, in 1998 but the concept failed to t...
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Rock, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Wu Tang, Disneyland, Stevie Nicks


Snow shuts down 5 Freeway through Grapevine

  Snow in the Grapevine has shut down the 5 Freeway and has left several motorists stranded Monday, according to the National Weather Service and California Highway Patrol. I-5 shut down due to snow. Many vehicles stuck/stranded. Snow will likely continue for a few more hours. AVOID the Grapevine/Tejon Pass. #LArain #CAStorm pic.twitter.com/WpbcSqr7AR — NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) January 14, 2019 Snow began to fall in the area between Los Angeles and Kern counties around 8:30 a.m., acc...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CalTrans, Orange County, Nws, Public Safety, Southern California, Kern, San Fernando Valley


‘America’s Got Talent’ takes on the world with new ‘Champions’ season

Singer Susan Boyle on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Sword swallower Alex Magala of Los Angeles by way of Moldova on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B and Simon Cowell on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Juggler Viktor Kee on “America’s Got Talent – The Champions.” (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC) Judges Howie Ma...
Tags: TV, California, La, Russia, NFL, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Ukraine, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Long Beach, Simon Cowell


Rain in LA, Ventura counties causes road chaos, mudslide in Woolsey fire area

Heavy rain lashed parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties Monday morning, causing havoc on roads and prompting warnings of mudslides in areas recently burned by wildfires. A series of winter storms that started with rain across the area on Saturday will continue to douse most areas of Southern California until at least Thursday, officials with the National Weather Service said. The NWS said rainfall totals starting Monday morning and lasting through Tuesday morning in Ventura County and wester...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Local News, Orange County, Nissan, Ventura County, Nws, Malibu


LAUSD class sizes can make you feel like your ‘head is going to explode.’ Just ask this veteran teacher

Bradley Bermont, Correspondent As a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and a current teacher at Patton High School, Sherri Tarman has pivoted from elementary school to high school, from general education to visual arts. But, because of the size of her classes, she’s standing in the rain at a massive teachers rally in Downtown Los Angeles Monday on the first day of the LAUSD teachers strike, holding a canvas sign lettered with oil paints. It reads: “With over 200 students...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Patton High School, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Does Southern California need 513 more hotels?

Michael Murphy shows off the 10th floor of a hotel tower under construction in April at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The 271-room Marriott Irvine Spectrum. It’s seen here under construction a year ago. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Construction of the Element by Westin hotel at 900 North Via Piemonte, near the Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, CA., Thursday, June 7, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Mah...
Tags: Travel, Business, Real Estate, California, Sport, Economy, Atlas, Things To Do, Soccer, Tourism, Marriott, Southern California, Ontario, San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Westin


Rain closes amusement parks Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain while Disneyland remains open

Don’t bother playing hooky to go to Southern California amusement parks today. The storm that dumped rain across the region has forced the closure of Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, the parks announced on social media. Disneyland remains open. As Knott’s Berry Farm put it on Twitter, “Good Grief!” Good Grief! Knott's Berry Farm will be closed today, Monday, January 14, 2019 due to inclement weather. pic.twitter.com/msYZRBEFry — Knott's Berry Farm (@knotts) January 14, 2...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Rain, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Don, Knott, Berry Farm, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


New BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach taps Brian Wilson and Bob Weir to headline

Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir join previously announced Willie Nelson as the headliners of the three-day BeachLife festival, which brings its inaugural run to Redondo Beach May 3-5. The festival will feature a 40-band lineup and a “Side Stage” featuring several chefs collaborating in a pop-up restaurant next to the main stage. Other artists in the first group of bands announced by festival organizers Monday include Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Los Angeles pun...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Music Festivals, Coachella, Grateful Dead, Southern California, Al Jardine, Chicano Batman, South Bay, Everclear, Saint Rocke


8 questions parents have about today’s LAUSD teachers strike

How long will the strike last? That’s the question parents, among others, are asking as a Los Angeles Unified teachers strike gets underway Monday. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess. As classes were slated to begin Monday morning, LAUSD teachers were out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees and 1,000 schools acro...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Southern California, Board of Education, Wilmington, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News


Maneckji Bhumgara: The Indian bowler who took American cricket by storm in the 1900s

Southern California discovered cricket in the late 19th century, two centuries after the sport reached American shores, but the region lost little time in taking to the game with enthusiasm. The cricketing season began every summer in May. Several counties—including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, and San Francisco (in mid-California)—had their own leagues. Practice matches between league teams would kick off the season and near its end, a combined Los Angeles team would take on Santa Mo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, Hollywood, London, California, Oregon, Life, India, US, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, Liverpool


At 10 schools today, non-teacher employees are joining striking LAUSD teachers on the picket lines

Non-teacher employees will join striking Los Angeles Unified School District teachers on the picket lines at ten schools today in a show of support of the walkout, according to a union announcement. The sympathy strike includes teacher assistants, special-ed assistants, food-service workers and other members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99. Blanca Gallegos of SEIU said the sympathy walkouts would last at least one day, but that workers would decide at each site whether t...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Local News, Southern California, Robert, Carson, Los Angeles Unified School District, Carson High School, Service Employees International Union SEIU, Top Stories LADN


Survey: California homebuyers compromise on price, neighborhood

A recent consumer survey found low housing affordability and the competitive market are forcing homebuyers to make compromises on their home purchases. Buyers are settling on price, size, location and school quality. The California Association of Realtors 2018 State of the California Consumer Survey found 44 percent of buyers bought a more expensive home than they wanted. Thirty-three percent purchased a smaller home than desired, 36 percent purchased a home farther from school/work than wished,...
Tags: Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Bruce Mulhearn, California Association of Realtors 2018 State, Alan Barbic, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Buyers, Barbic, Most Gen Xers


30,000 LAUSD teachers walk off the job in first strike since 1989

After two years of often bitter wrangling over a new contract, Los Angeles Unified School District teachers — nearly 30,000 of them — walked out today, the first strike at the massive public school system since 1989. Teachers donning ponchos, with umbrellas at the ready, began picketing early, as the L.A. area was blanketed in rain and the district’s more than half a million students arrived. And by 7:30 a.m., union President Alex Caputo-Pearl was telling the world, through a megaphone at Marsha...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Daily News, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Alex Caputo Pearl, Pacoima, Marshall High School


This is why 30,000 LAUSD teachers are on strike today

After two years of often bitter wrangling over a new contract, Los Angeles Unified School District teachers — nearly 30,000 of them — walked out today, the first strike at the massive public school system since 1989. Teachers, umbrellas at the ready, are picketing early, as the L.A. area was being blanketed in rain and the districts more than half a million students prepared for the day. By 7 a.m., the district’s call center was reportedly already taking on heavy calls from parents, and district...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Daily News, District, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified School District, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze



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