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LA County homeless count was something these Valley volunteers could not ignore

Thousands of people across Los Angeles County took to the streets this week, but it was not to march in support of a political cause. Instead they were volunteering in the homeless count, a now annual reminder of a pressing problem in Los Angeles that has become difficult for many to ignore. That inability to look the other way was what prompted eighth-grade math teacher Jose Fernandez to go straight from the LAUSD teacher strike that ended Tuesday to join the homeless count. Homelessness has be...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans Affairs, Homeless, Santa Claus, Lausd, Chatsworth, Local News, Southern California, Providence, Northridge, Los Angeles County, Valley


Ready to erase all trace of your ex from your home? HGTV is casting LA singles for ‘Unspouse My House’

What’s the best way to move on after a breakup? Try redecorating, and let HGTV help. The cable channel is now casting singles in the greater Los Angeles area for its upcoming post-breakup design series, “Unspouse My House.,” through Friday, Feb. 1. When “Unspouse My House” debuts in late 2019 with six half-hour episodes, it will star Orlando Soria, the L.A.-based interior designer who got his start assisting Emily Henderson on HGTV’s “Secrets From A Stylist” and maintains a large Instagram follo...
Tags: TV, Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hgtv, Southern California, Zack Morris, Don, Emily Henderson, Soria, Orlando Soria, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


South Coast AQMD claims Sherwin-Williams paints violate air pollution standards, sues for $30M

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is suing a major paint and building coatings supplier for $30 million, claiming the company knowingly sold products to consumers containing high levels of chemicals that contributed to smoggy days and led to lung disease and premature deaths. According to the lawsuit, Sherwin-Williams, a $15-billion architectural coatings company based in Ohio, supplied solvents, wall coatings, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives to businesses and its own retail...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Ohio, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, San Bernardino


Aaron Pico prepares for Henry Corrales at Bellator 214, then championships in MMA and boxing

HOLLYWOOD — Aaron Pico sits on a stool at the famed Wild Card Boxing Club on Vine Street and seems entirely in his element. Pico wraps his hands for a sparring session under the watch of acclaimed boxing trainer Freddie Roach. Also looking on, from the posters and photos on the walls surrounding the ring, are some of Roach’s elite clients: Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Sergey Kovalev, boxing champions all. This workout, however, is done with MMA in mind. This is a striking session, not boxing. T...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Manny Pacquiao, Ufc, Las Vegas, MMA, Anthony, Don, Madison Square Garden, Patrick, Kylie, Pacquiao


Reserve your space now for the Disney Food & Wine Festival

Like to eat? Like Disney? If so, you may be interested in this spring’s annual 2019 Food & Wine Festival which will run from March 1 to April 23 at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim. Right now, you can make reservations for some of the paid events scheduled. If you’re sure you want to go, I wouldn’t delay buying these tickets because some or most will likely sell out. Note that you’ll still need to pay regular admission to the park on these days or use your annual pass. Also note that some ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Guy Fieri, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Graham Elliot, Disney California Adventure, Disney California Adventure Food Wine Festival, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Guitar builder ‘steels’ himself for NAMM trade show

When you’re in the business of making guitars and find your instruments in the hands of Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and Bob Dylan, you’ve got to be doing something right. That’s clearly the case with James Trussart. Trussart’s custom guitars are being played by those rock icons and scores of others, including Paul Simon, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Perry (Arrowsmith), and Richard Fortus (Guns and Roses), to name a few. A nod to the classics These aren’t your garden-variety wooden instruments. Work...
Tags: Business, Sport, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Gibbons, James, Stroud, Namm, Anaheim, Gibson, Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, Echo Park, NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Peter Stroud


Northeast San Fernando Valley group gets $500,000 in ’emergency’ funds to help homeless families

The city of Los Angeles is directing more than $500,000 in state funding to help a North Hills-based organization assist homeless families, many of them living in motels, in the northeast San Fernando Valley. A total of $564,568 in Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) funds was awarded to North Valley Caring Services to hire staff to help homeless families with finding housing, and support with childcare, job hunting, food and other needs, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez announced Wednesday. The ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, North Hills, Colectivo, northeast San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Monica Rodriguez, North Valley Caring Services, Manny Flores


Porter Ranch teacher sues UTLA and LAUSD over union dues

Porter Ranch Community School teacher Irene Seager says that United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are compelling her to pay union dues despite a Supreme Court ruling that makes such payments optional. (Image from the Porter Ranch Community School website) The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a Porter Ranch teacher who claims union dues are being deducted from her paychecks in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Irene Seag...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Porter Ranch, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court, United Teachers Los Angeles, Porter Ranch Community School, Seager, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


Remains of missing LA city worker found in Tennessee

LOS ANGELES — Human remains found in Memphis, Tennessee, were identified as that of a Los Angeles city employee reported missing about 14 months ago, police said Wednesday. The remains found Tuesday were positively identified as those of 48-year-old Sean Turner, according to Memphis police, who said his death is being investigated by homicide detectives. Turner was reported missing in November 2017, and was last seen in Memphis after renting a car at the St. Louis airport, according to Fox11. Th...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Local News, St Louis, Memphis, Turner, Missing Persons, Saugus, Memphis Tennessee, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety


5 notes on Elton John’s ‘Farewell’ at Staples Center on Tuesday

Late in Elton John’s terrific show at Staples Center on Tuesday, on what the 71-year-old performer has billed as the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, his final run of shows around the world, he paused to thank all the fans who’ve supported him throughout half a century on stage. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be sitting here 50 years later talking to you,” John said. “I’ve been incredibly lucky. Worked very hard, but I’ve been lucky too.” And Los Angeles has always been there for hi...
Tags: Facebook, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, San Diego, John, Lady Gaga, Staples Center, David Furnish, Elton, Southern California, Concerts, West Hollywood


Venezuela’s Guaido declares himself president amid protests, draws U.S. recognition

By JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in a defiant speech Wednesday before masses of anti-government demonstrators who took to the streets to demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation. Guaido immediately drew recognition from the Trump administration, which said it would use the “full weight” of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to push for the restoration of Venezuela’s democracy. Raising his right hand in union w...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Venezuela, Associated Press, Nicolás Maduro, Alcala, Trump, Donald J Trump, Bogota Colombia, Caracas, Maduro, PDVSA


Why Pasadena is getting inked this weekend

Pasadena is going to be drenched in ink this weekend as the Golden State Tattoo Expo returns to the Convention Center. Organized by Inked Magazine, a national publication that covers the tattoo industry, the Expo takes place Jan. 25-27 and will include hundreds of tattoo artists who will be inking people on the convention floor, taking part in seminars and meeting fans. It’s hosted by two local celebrities in the tattoo world — San Pedro’s Carlos Torres, a master of black-and-gray realistic tatt...
Tags: La, Sport, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Southern California, San Pedro, McDonald, Hesperia, Anthony Michaels, Carlos Torres, Nikko Hurtado, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


SpaceX, other companies gaming Glassdoor reviews to look better, WSJ finds

Employment website Glassdoor claims more than 60 million unique visitors per month — but job seekers exploring company reviews are being fed a diet of deception, according to a new report. Firms are pushing employees to post positive reviews on the site, warping the results in favor of the companies gaming the system, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. “Glassdoor has become an important arbiter of employee sentiment in today’s highly competitive job market,” the paper reported. “It can be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, California News, Linkedin, Sport, Companies, Soccer, Anthem, Tripadvisor, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal


How getting bored led Fidlar to push the right buttons in the studio

As they were working on their third album, the members of Fidlar got a little curious in the recording studio and started playing around with the equipment, pushing all sorts of buttons and gizmos just to see what would happen. The result of these shenanigans is a new album that’s a bit of a departure from the band’s stripped-down music in favor of a more layered sound that still maintains the punk spirit of the L.A.-born group. “We got to the studio for this third record and we’re like, ‘What’s...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Briggs, Southern California, Fidlar, Zac Carper, Carper, Max Kuehn, Amoeba Music, Brandon Schwartzel, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Free And Cheap


King tides offer look at the coast’s flooded future with sea-level rise

As dramatic as king tides can be when they flood the streets of Seal Beach or the Peninsula in Long Beach, an aerial perspective of waves battering the coast takes the drama to another level. From 1000 feet above, you can see surf pounding long sequences of seawalls and riprap rocks protecting homes, the ocean sometimes appearing to threaten structures despite the installed barriers. Where there are cliffs with no homes, the waves gnaw away at the bluffs, moving the beaches at their base farther...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Ocean, Commission, Long Beach, Orange County, Pacific, Beaches, Southern California, Schwartz, Peninsula, California Coastal Commission


The high limit gaming experience is changing at Southern California casinos, here’s how

Make your way past the flashing lights and noise of the regular gaming floor at a Southern California casino and you will likely find more secluded spaces, where the minimum bets are much higher and the experience is elevated to match. These high limit gaming rooms are often decked out with luxe furnishings, food, drinks and dedicated employees. And just as many Southern California casinos are expanding and renovating, they’re also updating their high limit rooms. Many are separating their high ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lady Gaga, Palm Springs, Southern California, Bott, Temecula, Teavana, Rancho Mirage, Burt Bacharach, Indio, Agua Caliente, Morongo Casino Resort, Olivares


LAUSD teachers return to classrooms on first day back after massive strike

Students, teachers, principals, administrators united Wednesday after a strike that divided many of them for nine days. That’s right. Teachers were back in their classrooms, students were back, and there were a lot more smiles in a Los Angeles Unified School District that for weeks has been shaken by the first teacher strike since 1989. Read full LAUSD coverage here Kids head back to class Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at Lankershim Elementary School on the first day of school after an LAUSD tea...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Top Stories Breeze, Lankershim Elementary School


Spend the night with dinosaurs as the Natural History Museum hosts overnight sleepover events

If you’ve always wanted to cuddle up with the dinosaurs and dioramas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, here’s your chance. The Natural History Museum is offering sleepovers for families with children, ages 5 to 12, with themed events scheduled around “Dinosaurs” on Feb. 22, “Bugs and Butterflies” on May 31 and “Antarctic Dinosaurs” on June 21 for a maximum of 200 people each. Visitors pay $85, with a $10 discount for members and groups of up to 10 people, for a chance to unloa...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, North American Mammal Hall


Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s uneven response to Russia probe

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ERIC TUCKER NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani’s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews. Trump was frustrated with Giuliani, according to three White House officials and Republicans close to the White House who were not authorized to s...
Tags: New York, News, Media, Nbc, Buzzfeed, Congress, Washington, White House, Politico, Russia, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, House, Moscow


California’s net population outflow by van line shrinks 21%

California again had more outs than ins via major moving companies last year, but that gap shrank 21 percent as departures fell faster than arrivals. My trusty spreadsheet — filled with annual state-by-state migration stats from United, Allied and Atlas van lines — shows a continuation of the long-running decline in people moving, in or out of California, with exits slightly outnumbering arrivals. Van lines moves, which tend to be pricey relocations, are seen as a yardstick of executive-level op...
Tags: Business, Jobs, News, California, California News, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Local News, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


What will make LAUSD teachers’ deal work? New outside funding – and teamwork

Teachers, board members and experts had just begun to scrutinize the landmark deal that effectively ended the Los Angeles Unified School District’s strike on Tuesday. But one thing is clear: The agreement will call for a complex mix of flexibility and cleverness from the district to secure an influx of new funding from the state and elsewhere to fend off the financial disaster that LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner has been warning of since the day he took office. LAUSD strike update: UTLA say...
Tags: Business, News, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Board of Supervisors, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District


LAUSD strike update: UTLA says ‘vast majority’ of teachers approve of deal to end strike

LOS ANGELES – An agreement on a new contract that will end the first Los Angeles teachers strike in 30 years has been approved, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said Tuesday night. With “a vast super-majority” of teachers voting to approve the tentative agreement according to an early count, Caputo-Pearl said the agreement is assured of being ratified, sending teachers back to their classrooms Wednesday, Caputo-Pearl said. Full LAUSD coverage The agreement also requires fo...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Caputo Pearl, Bradley Bermont


Man accused in Malibu Creek State Park shootings pleads not guilty to murder, other charges

A  man charged in a series of shootings at Malibu Creek State Park, including one that left an Orange County man dead, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder, attempted murder and commercial burglary. Anthony Rauda, 42, stood just out of view of the public during the court hearing in Van Nuys. While his attorneys entered his plea, he was tucked in a corner inside the door to the courtroom’s inmate holding area. The hearing took place after several delays — Judge Frank Tavelman twice pushed back hi...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Irvine, Van Nuys, Malibu Creek State Park, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Crime + Public Safety, Tristan Beaudette, Beaudette, Anthony Rauda, Rauda


LA appellate justice accused of sexual misconduct denies groping fellow jurist

A Los Angeles appellate justice accused of sexual misconduct spanning 20 years accepted responsibility Tuesday for some of his actions, but denied the more serious allegation of squeezing the breasts of another jurist. Second District Court of Appeal Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson, in a formal answer to the nine-count civil complaint filed this month by the state Commission on Judicial Performance, said he would take responsibility for his mistakes, but not for allegations he dubbed untrue. “None of...
Tags: Crime, News, Justice, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, California Highway Patrol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Breaking News, Johnson, CHP, Orange County, Sexual Harassment, Public Safety


A San Fernando Valley trail is one step closer to becoming a historic monument

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission has backed a plan to make a two-mile unpaved equestrian and hiking trail in the San Fernando Valley a historic and cultural monument. The Apeta Momonga Mission Trail stretches south and parallel to the 118 Freeway between De Soto Avenue to the west and Tampa Avenue to the east and is owned by several groups, including Sierra Canyon High School and the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power. If approved by the Los Angeles City Council, it will ...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, City Council, Chatsworth, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Porter Ranch, Darlene, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Tampa Avenue


UTLA’s lead dealmaker on nailing an end to the LAUSD teacher strike: ‘We just said we’re not going to leave if we don’t get these things’

Irene Ayala, the chair of United Teachers Los Angeles bargaining team, hadn’t slept in more than 27 hours when she walked off the stage at the teacher’s strike rally in Grand Park on Tuesday. While wading through the crowd around the stage, she couldn’t move more than a few feet through without getting inundated with hugs, handshakes, and selfies. “This is the height of my career,” she told reporters, describing the honor she felt when she was tapped by UTLA to lead the negotiations. “I knew tha...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Grand Park, Ayala, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories PSN, LAUSD UTLA


Photos: Looking back at the LAUSD teachers strike — a visual history

What started as picketing in the rain last week turned into celebration at Grand Park in sunshine. After nine days of teacher striking and intense last-minute marathon bargaining brokered by LA’s mayor, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing its 30,000 teachers agreed on a deal to end the district’s first teacher walkout in 30 years. Read full coverage here From the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, here’s just a glimpse at the images that defined a history-making...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Walter Reed, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Pedro, Northridge, Reed, Jessica, South Bay, Wilmington


This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Abc, Mexico, Ben Affleck, Disney, America, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Annapurna, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke



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