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LA artistic community teams up with elected officials to boost ‘Save The Performing Arts Act’

Actor Ben Guillory speaks out in support of art during a press conference with small BIPOC theater leaders supporting SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) City Councilman Kevin De León visits with Actor Edward James Olmos as they both came out to speak in support of SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) during a press conference at the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Theater, Bill, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, LA County

Will closed theaters in Redlands, Glendale, Downey and Monrovia reopen?

As coronavirus restrictions started relaxing this spring, patrons of Studio Movie Grill sites in Redlands, Glendale, Downey and Monrovia have likely been wondering when their local theaters will reopen. The nationwide chain emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April and while its website reports theaters from Bakersfield to Pennsylvania are open, the four Southern California locations have disappeared from the company’s online listing all together. The Studio Movie Grill theater at 410 S. Myr...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Glendale, Dallas, Monrovia, Southern California, Bakersfield, Dallas Texas, Downey, SMG, Redlands, Myrtle Avenue, Eureka St, Carl Baker

Slight relief from high temperatures coming this week after Southern California heat wave

Inland areas of Southern California that saw triple-digit temperatures last week will get a few days of relief, but not for long. High temperatures were expected to stay in the mid-80s to low-90s in the Inland Empire and in the 80s for inland Orange and Los Angeles counties for most of the week, meteorologists said Monday, June 21. The marine layer was expected to stick around in coastal areas, with temperatures mostly in the 70s. But temperatures will start to heat up again later in the week. “...
Tags: Weather, News, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Maxwell, Long Beach, Southern California, Inland Empire, Claudette, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF

7 Disneyland restaurants and bars set reopening dates — including Trader Sam’s

Disneyland fans craving a Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail and a pupu platter at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar will soon be able to quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger when the popular poolside bar named for a shrunken head dealer on the Jungle Cruise finally returns. Trader Sam’s and 6 other restaurants and bars at the Disneyland resort are set to reopen for the first time since being shuttered in March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopened o...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, People Magazine, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Sam, Southern California, Disney World, Fairfax, Minnie, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Tiana, Jungle Cruise

Interpol, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. top Just Like Heaven fest coming to Pasadena in 2022

Goldenvoice’s Just Like Heaven festival will make its return in 2022. The Southern California festival promoter announced on Monday that Just Like Heaven is back and moving from Queen Mary Park in Long Beach to Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena May 21, 2022. The single-day event will feature performances by Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, M.I.A., Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Chromeo, Santigold, Cut Copy, The Hives, Peaches, The Raveonettes, !!!, Wolf Parade, The Go! Team, The Cribs, Yell...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Coachella, Pasadena, Morrissey, Rose Bowl, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Brookside

Bubble watch: Why are local lenders cutting staff?

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Most Southern California bosses are swiftly hiring as the economy heals from pandemic damage, but local lenders have cut employment after mortgage rates bottomed in early January. Source: My trusty spreadsheet’s analysis for state jobs data for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Trend Lenders as tracked by state job counters — that’s making loans of all sorts, but...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Federal Reserve, Gas Prices, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles Orange Riverside, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Cities and counties should use budget surpluses to pay down benefit liabilities

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state has a massive $76 billion surplus, including stimulus money from federal taxpayers. Meanwhile, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office puts the surplus at half that figure— $38 billion— due to constitutional spending requirements on where some of the money must go. With cities, counties and state agencies all lining up to request some of this surplus, they should heed the Legislative Analyst’s warning that new “spending at this time is shortsighte...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, Beverly Hills, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Fernando, Bell Gardens, Marc Joffe, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Guest Commentary, Legislative Analyst

California’s tourism industry can recover, if we help it

Last year was the most challenging period in our resort’s history.  But I am optimistic about 2021. Our resort is once again bustling with guests. We have recalled more than 500 employees to the property, and will continue to offer additional laid-off employees the opportunity to return as business conditions permit. We offered property-wide raises for all hourly employees, and a quick on-ramp for all employees to receive full-time benefits. We have heard similar reports of optimism from other S...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Terranea Resort, Guest Commentary, Terri Haack, California Hotel and Lodging Association, D Taylor, international hotel workers union Union

Santa Anita: Warren’s Showtime wins Wilshire Stakes

ARCADIA — Craig Lewis has been training on the Southern California circuit for decades and has had some good, consistent horses in his barn. Perhaps none more so than Warren’s Showtime, the in-the-money machine who won the $100,000 Grade III Wilshire Stakes on closing day of Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet Sunday. Warren’s Showtime came charging home from next-to-last in the eight-horse lineup of older fillies and mares under Juan Hernandez, beating pacesetter Leggs Galore by 1 1/4 lengths as t...
Tags: Time, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Warren, Horse racing, Arcadia, Neptune, Southern California, Lewis, Juan, Larry, Hernandez, Brooke, Juan Hernandez

Photos: LA elected officials, community members march in honor of local dads

Assembly Member, 53rd District, Miguel Santiago waves to residents of Boyle Heights during a Father’s Day tribute march featuring live mariachis on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day tribute march hosted by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago on Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) The mariachi band Dorados De Villa performs during a Father’s Day trib...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Southern California, Assembly, Miguel Santiago, Kevin de Leon, California Assembly, Boyle Heights, LA City, Father’s Day, Top Stories LADN, Miguel Santiago D Los Angeles, Jose Magaña

This bill was meant to protect California workers from COVID. Some counties use it to protect employers instead.

In the thick of the pandemic, California adopted a law to tell workers of dangers their employers often kept secret: Which workplaces had suffered outbreaks of COVID-19, and how severe they were. Yet six months after the law took effect, most employees know scarcely more than before, a Bay Area News Group investigation has found. Only about one-third of the state’s 58 counties released specific information on workplace outbreaks in response to recent public records requests, and those specifics ...
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This Pomona mural for Magu will honor a pioneering Chicano artist

A tribute mural to the late artist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan honors the years he spent in downtown Pomona’s Arts Colony. Crowded with detail and bursting with color, it’ll blow everyone’s mind when it’s installed in a few days. For anyone who loves the work of Lujan, the mural checks all the boxes: An aerial view of a broad expanse of geography. Ribbon-like roads traversed by lowriders. Anthropomorphic rabbits and dogs, some in guayabera shirts. Cactus and palm trees. Pyramids. Day-glo colors. A refe...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Arts, La, Sport, Soccer, Vine, Kobe Bryant, Local News, Lakers, Southern California, Ontario, Pomona, Cardinals, Dodgers, La Puente

Rialto pyrotechnics company rebounds from ‘devastating’ pandemic, plans 250 fireworks shows this year

This Fourth of July, Jim Souza will have something extra special to celebrate: the rebounding of his family pyrotechnics business that was crippled by the coronavirus pandemic last year. When the pandemic prompted restrictions of public events nationwide in March 2020, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza in Rialto, one of the biggest producers of pyrotechnic extravaganzas nationwide, took a major hit. Sales declined by 90%. More than 300 scheduled Fourth of July events dwindled to less than 20, and Souza...
Tags: News, California, America, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rocklin, Fireworks, Party, Disneyland, Pasadena, Local News, Rose Bowl, Highland, Bay Area, Sparks

July 4th 2021: Fireworks and other fun at Southern California casinos

In 2020, Fourth of July celebrations were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even Southern California’s tribal casinos, which had just opened from their COVID-19 related closures, eschewed their typical fireworks displays. A year later, festivities will return to some casinos. Expect colorful drinks; music and the return of pyrotechnic shows for casino patrons and nearby residents to enjoy. Here’s what casinos have planned: Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage  32250 Bob Hope...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, San Diego County, Palm Springs, Southern California, Temecula, Harrah, Rancho Mirage, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Fabio Viviani, Pala

Fans celebrate at Boots in the Park music festival, the first since COVID-19 mandates lifted

On Saturday, country music fans were ready to party. As they began entering the gates of Boots in the Park at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco around noon, they rushed to set up lawn chairs and blankets in the grassy seating area and hurried to one of the multiple bar tents to get that first beer or sweet cocktail to cool down on balmy, yet breezy, 90-plus degree day. “We came here so we could drink with people,” Amee Brown of Riverside said. She and a group of girlfriends gathere...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Coachella, Morrissey, Southern California, Concerts, Derek, Phoenix, Hurley

How a shy kid from Nigeria became an important California legal voice and, finally, a novelist

Noel Obiora is senior legal counsel for the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has spent nearly two decades deciphering and analyzing all the legal aspects of the regulatory process for the commission. Prior to that, Obiora had his own private practice in Los Angeles, and way before that, Obiora, 55, was a shy kid in Nigeria who dreamed of becoming a writer. Now, finally, Obiora has fulfilled that dream with the publication of his just-published legal mystery, “A Past That Bre...
Tags: Books, New York, London, California, La, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Connecticut, David Bowie, Harry Potter, Southern California, Benicia

Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Education, Holidays, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, US, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap

Repeal the 2001, 2002 authorizations for use of military force

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 268 to 161 to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq. The AUMF, directed at the regime of Saddam Hussein, has long since lost its relevance. As with the 2001 AUMF passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, the 2002 AUMF wrongly cedes war-making powers to the executive branch while letting Congress shirk its constitutional authority. Both AUMFs should be repealed once and for all. The U.S. Constitution is clear. Article I, Sectio...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Iraq, Brown University, US, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Editorials, House, House Of Representatives, Kim, Orange County, Riverside County

Why this fragrant plant is the king of herbs in your garden

Everyone likes basil, or I have yet to meet that person who does not. Basil (bay-zill to Americans, ba-zill to the British) is considered the king of herbs owing to its elevated status among them. Fittingly, the word “basil” is derived from the word basiliskos, which means  “little king” in Greek and refers to a small, mysterious and venomous serpent, the basilisk, with a marking on its head that resembles a crown. While diminutive in size, the quasi-mythical basilisk is extremely poisonous. Acc...
Tags: Gardening, California, Southeast Asia, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pliny, Lemon, Mediterranean, Southern California, Roman, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles

One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. Baldwin, who was born in Chicago and raised primarily in Connecticut, had only visited the city a handful of times before moving here more than six years ago. “I always choose George as my Starbucks name, because Rosecrans is just asking for pe...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Maine, Connecticut, Paris, San Diego, Tokyo

Senate Bill 12 would kill housing construction

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state housing crisis in 2019, calling for 3.5 million new homes to meet the state’s booming economy. California business organizations joined with the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County Business Council, and BizFed LA in supporting that declaration and call to action. Lack of housing supply in all price ranges is the underlying driver increasing homelessness, reducing housing affordability, higher rents, longer commutes, a dying middl...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Bill, Orange County, EMS, Black, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Thomas Edison, Los Angeles County, Lucy Dunn, Guest Commentary

Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
Tags: News, Education, Minneapolis, California, America, Diversity, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, Union, Lincoln, Race Relations, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Black

Heat wave to continue in Southern California’s inland areas over the weekend

High temperatures in inland areas of Southern California will stick around for the weekend, but cooler weather is expected next week. An excessive heat warning through Saturday evening continued in the Inland Empire, which was expected to see high temperatures in the 90s over the weekend, with possibly some areas reaching triple digits, meteorologists said Friday, June 18. Inland parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties are expected to be in the mid-80s to possibly low-90s in some areas, forecas...
Tags: Weather, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Maxwell, Orange, Hall, Southern California, Idyllwild, California Independent System Operator, Todd Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

Festival Pass: Fill up your calendar with Splash House, KISS and a roller disco with plants

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Nile Rodgers is one of the all-time greats, not only as a songwriter and a musician but as a producer. He’s responsible for albums including David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” not to mention a ton of chart-topping singles. Seeing Rodgers play with Chic at Coachella in 2018 was a bucket list item. And one of my favorite days at this j...
Tags: Apple, California, Boston, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Madonna, Music Festivals, Dropkick Murphys, Coachella, Riviera, Nile Rodgers, Palm Springs, Southern California

Half of new Southern California jobs are in ‘fun’ businesses

Providing fun once again powered Southern California’s pandemic-era jobs rebound with almost half of May’s hiring coming from leisure and hospitality industries previously hammered by “stay at home” orders and a reluctance to travel. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with state job figures, found local bosses had 7.28 million employees last month in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. That’s up 69,700 in a month vs. 69,400 hires in April and an average 50,100 monthly hir...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, Housing, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Healthcare, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Riverside, LA County

Gay Days returns to Disneyland on a new weekend after a pandemic pause

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will once again be filled with a sea of red Gay Days T-shirts this year as the unofficial annual event celebrating LGBT pride returns to the Anaheim theme parks after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020. The unofficial Gay Days Anaheim mix-in event returns to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on Sept. 17-19 with theme park meet-ups, trivia games, scavenger hunts, mega group photos and parties. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out wh...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Casino Insider: Southern California casinos have made these changes over the last year of the pandemic

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   In this Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, blackjack dealer Denise Lazos waits for players as she stands behind barrier of plexiglass during the public reopening of San Manuel Casino in Highland. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) While the casinos have been up and running for a y...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Associated Press, Atlantic City, Highland, Southern California, Pechanga Resort Casino, Fabio Viviani, Bally, Watchara Phomicinda The Press Enterprise, San Manuel Casino, Pala Casino Spa Resort, COVID

Flashing yellow arrows on traffic signals are here to stay

Q. Fullerton and other cities have had flashing amber signals for years. I, my wife and our friends don’t like them and there are still drivers who don’t know what to do when they come upon them. We respond to them like we would to any amber signal. I hope that’s right. If it is a trial, when will it end? Some drivers are hesitant to even enter the intersection, until they get beeped from the car behind them. – Don Schilling, Anaheim A. Fifteen or so years ago, Fullerton was one of only a handfu...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Driving, Orange County, Sam, Pacific, Southern California, Martin, Roseman, U S Department of Transportation, Fullerton, John Wayne Airport, California Transportation Commission, Honk

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

Gun-waving St. Louis couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

By Jim Salter | Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They also agreed to give up ...
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