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Six candidates vie for three seats in San Fernando City Council election

San Fernando City Council The Races: There are three seats up for grabs in San Fernando. One is for two years and the others are four-year terms. There is a mixed bag of homegrown candidates in terms of their day jobs and abilities they bring to the table. All but one are Democrats, plus one independent. City leaders have been digging out of a financial hole since the city’s checkbook balance began a downward spiral in 2005. The candidates who win on Nov. 3 will have to continue to make some ha...
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Los Angeles County closer to red tier as case rates decline

Los Angeles County moved a step closer Tuesday, Sept. 22, to advancing to the next coronavirus tracking tier in the state’s reopening blueprint, which would mean more businesses could open indoors again and capacity could expand for some of those open already. L.A. County registered an adjusted new coronavirus case rate per day of 7.0 per 100,000 people, according to the California Department of Public Health based on data from the week ending Sept. 12. That number was also adjusted downward fro...
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New law will tighten loophole that allowed sale of puppy mill dogs in California pet stores

Despite vet care exceeding $14,000, Churro died about a month after coming home. (Courtesy Kevyn Camacho and Robyn Whitman) Sweet Churro died, despite thousands of dollars spent to save her. So did Sunday. Taquito and Bella suffered but were lucky — they survived. The one thing these pups had in common: They were sold in California pet stores as bona fide “rescues,” even though they were actually bred at puppy mills, where disease and neglect are more the rule than the exception. Breeders wigg...
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2 Marines at Camp Pendleton indicted over drug ring allegations after third Marine dies from fentanyl overdose

A grand jury has indicted two U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, accusing them of aiding a drug ring that provided fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to another Marine, who was found dead of an overdose in Ventura County in May. Lance Cpls. Anthony Whisenant, 20, and Ryan White, 22, were arrested Tuesday, according to the U.S. Justice Department. A Marine Corps spokesman said both were transferred from their regiment at the base into the custody of federal agents. In a statement, a Justice De...
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Where Bobcat fire fits among LA County’s largest wildfires of past century

As the Bobcat fire accelerated through the Angeles National Forest in recent days, more than doubling in size to nearly 110,000 acres by Tuesday, Sept. 22, it became one of the largest wildfires of the past century in Los Angeles County. Fire officials don’t believe it will challenge the 2009 Station fire’s record of 160,557 acres, but if the Bobcat fire isn’t already in second place, it probably will be soon. “As of today, the projected final incident size is less than 125,000 acres,” U.S. Fore...
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Coronavirus state tracker: California has 15,164 deaths, U.S. passes 200K on Sept. 22

According to the California Department of Public Health several counties were lowered to less restrictive levels of the state’s monitoring system on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Riverside County was the only Southern California county to move; it was lowered from the most restrictive purple tier to red. Once a county’s tier has changed it must remain there for three weeks. A county must also meet criteria for the next tier in daily coronavirus positive cases per 100,000 and testing positivity for two cons...
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Why dreaming up bedroom scenes for Lucille Ball and his grandfather was ‘weird’ for this novelist

For Darin Strauss, the first glimmer of his novel “The Queen of Tuesday” came to him in a dream, although by morning he was wondering why he’d scribbled the names of Lucille Ball and Poppa Izzy, his late grandfather, on a scrap of paper by his bed. “I wrote down Lucille Ball, but didn’t really know anything about her except I watched her on TV as a kid and I thought she was really funny,” Strauss says. “As such, she was so cool and so interesting. “And then I very quickly found out about this pa...
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4 different candidates vie for 2 seats on Calabasas City Council

Calabasas City Council Incumbent: Mayor Alicia Weintraub, 43, has been on the Calabasas City Council since 2015. She graduated UCLA and went on to earn a master’s of public policy degree from Pepperdine University. The married mother of two has spent a long career working for cities in Southern California and uses her local government and public policy experience in Calabasas. Challengers: Susan Fredericks Ploussard is a 64-year-old dentist with no elected positions to tout but many years as a...
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Alhambra couple who contracted COVID-19 aboard ship sues Princess Cruises

An Alhambra couple and their cousin are seeking more than a $1 million in damages from Princess Cruises, alleging the company failed to take steps that would have prevented them from contracting COVID-19 in March aboard a ship that sailed from Sydney, Australia. A lawsuit filed earlier this month by Leroy and Gina Paialii and their cousin, Elizabeth Hill of Honolulu, alleges Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises negligently allowed the Ruby Princess to sail March 8 despite a previous COVID-19 out...
Tags: Cruises, News, Australia, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Sailing, Local News, Honolulu, U S District Court, Yokohama Japan, U S Centers for Disease Control, Santa Clarita, Hill

With Lacey, Gascon billing themselves as reformers, L.A.’s DA election sets up fascinating showdown

Los Angeles County District Attorney The largest local prosecutor’s office in the United States, the District Attorney’s Office employs nearly 1,000 attorneys who prosecute more than 71,000 felony crimes – including murder, rape, gang activity, child abuse and robbery – and about 112,000 misdemeanor crimes in 78 of the county’s 88 cities that do not have their own city prosecutors. The office holds jurisdiction in nearly 4,100 square miles from the Antelope Valley to Long Beach and Pomona to th...
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If I vote in person in November, what do I have to bring? Ask the lawyer

Q: I have received a mail-in ballot, but prefer to vote in person. What do I need to bring? -J.L., Inglewood Ron Sokol A: In most cases, California voters are not required to show identification to a polling place worker. If, however, you will be voting for the first time after registering to vote by mail, and you did not provide your driver’s license number, California identification number, or the last four of your social security number for the mail-in ballot, you may be asked to provide ...
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These healthy foods can help protect against the effects of smoky air this fire season

This year’s fire season has been catastrophic in California and beyond. The resulting hazy and smoky air poses serious health concerns for people even well outside of the fire zones. As fire season gets longer and more severe year after year, we face increasing negative health consequences of breathing in this bad air. It’s more important than ever to choose foods to help promote healthy lung function right now. Wildfire smoke contains pollutants that are linked to respiratory and cardiovascular...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues OC helicopter company, LA County sheriff

Vanessa Bryant is suing a second helicopter company stemming from the crash in Calabasas in January that killed her husband, Laker legend Kobe Bryant, a daughter of theirs and seven others, alleging the Santa Ana firm’s owner suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. The amended Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Friday now additionally names OC Helicopters, which allegedly provided the flight operations for the chopper owned by Island Express Helicopters and pi...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues OC helicopter company, LA sheriff

LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant is suing a second helicopter company stemming from the crash in Calabasas in January that killed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, alleging the Santa Ana-based firm’s owner and founder suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. The amended Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Friday additionally names OC Helicopters LLC, which allegedly provided the flight operations for the chopper owned by Island Express Helicopters Inc. and...
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Disneyland demands Newsom reopen California theme parks now: ‘It’s time’

A fed up Disneyland is demanding that Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen California theme parks now after more than six months of coronavirus closures and a lack of guidance from the state on safely reopening the major tourist destinations. Disney parks chairman Josh D’Amaro ramped up the pressure on Newsom to let Disneyland reopen during a virtual news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from inside the Anaheim theme park. “We’re ready,” D’Amaro said during the news conference. “It’s time.” Sign up for our ...
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What is ‘ranked choice voting,’ and which state is using it for the presidential election?

By DAVID SHARP | Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded a GOP-led petition drive intended to prevent its use came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded the Maine Republican Party failed to reach the threshold of signatures needed for a “People’s Veto” referendum aimed at rejecting a state law that expands ranked choice voting to the presi...
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Audit blasts UC Berkeley, UCLA for admitting rich donor kids over more qualified applicants

The UC system has inappropriately admitted dozens of well-connected students in the last seven years, according to a new state audit. Four of the system’s most elite schools admitted 64 applicants — including 42 at UC Berkeley — between the 2013-14 and 2018-19 academic years based on families’ donations, relationships to campus staffers and other factors. Most of the students were white and came from families making at least $150,000 a year. The bombshell audit report comes a little more than a ...
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‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON | AP Medical Writer The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed...
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Bobcat fire nears 110,000 acres, as firefighters continue to protect neighborhoods

The Bobcat fire grew to 109,271 acres Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, with containment creeping back up to 17%, authorities said. On Monday, firefighters had worked to keep the blaze away from neighborhoods and new evacuation orders were issued near Colby Ranch and Hidden Springs. The blaze once again advanced on Mount Wilson, which firefighters have worked fervently to save for days. So Tuesday, aircraft will again be making water drops nearby, trying to ensure the fire doesn’t get to the observator...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg honored with candlelight vigil in San Pedro

A candlelight vigil remembering and honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was held Monday evening September 21, 2020 in San Pedro. Community members were invited to participate as prayers were led and speakers praised Justice Ginsburg. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) A candlelight vigil remembering and honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was held Monday evening September 21, 2020 in San Pedro. Community members were invited to participate as prayers were led and speaker...
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Hearing set for landlords’ fight against LA ban on evictions, rent increases

LOS ANGELES >> An October hearing is set in which Southern California’s largest landlord organization will urge a federal judge to put an immediate halt to the city’s eviction ban and rent freeze enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in June challenging the eviction ban, prohibitions on late fees or interest, and moratorium on annual rent increases. In a motion filed Monday, AAGLA is seeking an emerg...
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Disneyland to expand restaurant mobile ordering when theme parks reopen

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will expand mobile ordering for food and drinks when the Anaheim theme parks reopen to promote contactless payments, reduce wait times and cut down on long lines at quick service restaurants. New mobile ordering restaurant locations will be added at Disneyland and California Adventure in order to help encourage social distancing as part of a host of COVID-19 health and safety measures once the parks return following extended coronavirus closures. Sign ...
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‘Three-Ring Circus,’ part 2: How did the Lakers land Kobe Bryant?

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a five-part serialization of “Three-Ring Circus,” Jeff Pearlman’s book about the Lakers era that featured Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson. The book, which was written before Bryant’s death in January, was released Tuesday. Three-Ring Circus Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Parts 1 2 of 14 The 1996 NBA draft was held on June 26, inside the Continental Airlines Arena, the East Rutherford, New Je...
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Theme parks’ billion-dollar game of chicken

Disney, Universal and every other company that owns and operates theme parks have been playing a multi-billion-dollar game of chicken this year. Do you go ahead and open your new attractions in the middle of a pandemic, or do you hold them until the travel industry recovers? New capital drives attendance in the theme park business. But if an external circumstance such as a pandemic is going to keep people from visiting, is now the best time to roll out an expensive new investment? Or is now the ...
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Snow fire northwest of Palm Springs burns 6,013 acres

PALM SPRINGS — The Snow fire burning northwest of Palm Springs has blackened 6,013 acres and was 52% percent contained Tuesday morning as firefighters cut additional lines around the perimeter of the flames. The fire erupted Thursday, Sept. 17, on the 15000 block of Snow Creek Road, sparked by a vehicle fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No injuries or structure damage have been reported. Snow Fire Near Palm Springs Grows to 6,013 Acres; 450 Homes Threatened A brush fire ...
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$50,000 reward for Mercedes driver who hit 70-year-old woman in Chinatown

LOS ANGELES — Police on Tuesday plan to release security video and photos, along with a composite drawing, in announcing a $50,000 reward for tips that help investigators track down a motorist responsible for a Sept. 4 hit-and-run collision that severely injured a 70-year-old woman in Chinatown. A morning news conference will be held at Blossom Plaza Quad at 900 N. Broadway, near where the pedestrian was struck, to urge witnesses to come forward. LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow will be joined by me...
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The Lakers soak in the experience of being NBA ‘bubble dads’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For nearly two months when they spoke on video chat every day, Genevieve McGee told her father she wanted to come to his house. JaVale McGee, 32, would try to explain it again. “I’m like, ‘I’m not at my house: I’m in Orlando,’” he said, rolling his eyes in the retelling. “And she’s like, ‘OK whatever. Whatever Orlando is.’” The NBA bubble at Disney World may be difficult to explain to an average person; to a 3-year-old, it’s impossible. A 3-year-old doesn’t care about ho...
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Chelsea Clinton talks strong women, Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of Pasadena virtual book event

For Chelsea Clinton, the inspiration for her “She Persisted” series of children’s books about strong women is both political and personal, she said Monday during a call from her home in New York City. The “She Persisted” brand, of course, arose from the political moment when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, while reading a letter from Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor, ignored pressure to stop. This prompted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to complain, “Nevertheless, she persisted,” and in doi...
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2nd deputy wounded in Compton ambush shooting is released from hospital

A second Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy has been released from a hospital after the two were shot in Compton earlier this month, authorities said Monday, Sept.  21. Great News… both of our Deputies from the #ComptonAmbush have been discharged from the hospital and are resting. They both have a long road to recovery and #LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support. #LASDStrong — LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 22, 2020 The woun...
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L.A. businessman is latest to plead guilty in college admissions bribery scheme

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter’s ACT score. Mark Hauser, who was once head of the board at the high school the famous couple’s daughters attended, and is also a private equity and insurance executive in the Cincinnati area, became the 29th parent to plead guilty to participating in the ...
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