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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ask the Lawyer: How new state laws affect patients’ rights, DUIs, and bicyclists

Q: Among various new laws taking effect this year in California is the Patient’s Right to Know Act. I have heard about it, but what are the details? -E.H., Wilmington Ron Sokol A: Doctors have been obligated to notify their insurer, and their hospital or clinic, if their license is placed on probation due to misconduct. Effective July 1 2019, under the Patient’s Right to Know Act, doctors (as well as others, like chiropractors, podiatrists and acupuncturists), will be required to also notify...
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What’s in the LAUSD-UTLA agreement to end the teacher’s strike?

LOS ANGELES — The proposed labor deal announced Tuesday between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union includes provisions for hiring nurses, librarians and counselors, along with class-size reductions phased in over three years, according to a summary of the proposal published by the union. According to the summary, which was posted on United Teachers Los Angeles’ website, the 6 percent pay raise included in the proposal includes a 3 percent boost retroactive for the 2017-18 school year, an...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with State of the Union

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House Sergeant-at-Arms asking to schedule a walk-through in anticipation of a Jan. 29 address, according to a White House official who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity because they wer...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, House, Secret Service, Michigan, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Kurtenbach: The Steve Kerr-Jordan Bell spat highlights a larger issue for the Warriors

Jordan Bell is frustrated. Steve Kerr and the Warriors coaching staff is frustrated, too. And on Monday night, in garbage time of the Warriors’ blowout win over the Lakers at Staples Center, those frustrations manifested themselves in a sideline spat between the second-year player and the head coach, captured by TNT’s cameras. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Kerr called the heated moment a misunderstanding and said that things have been cleared up af...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Evans, Lebron James, TNT, Minnesota Timberwolves, Staples Center, Jones, Golden State Warriors, Livingston, Bell, Warriors


Snowball the poodle dies after inspiring movement to stop spaying pregnant dogs at shelters

Snowball, the poodle mix that inspired a movement to stop animal shelters from spaying pregnant dogs before they give birth, died at the South Los Angeles pound before she could deliver her pups. As L.A. animal services commissioners listened to impassioned pleas Tuesday for and against a change in city policy, General Manager Brenda Barnette announced that the pregnant poodle-Bichon mix who propelled “Snowball’s Law” had been unwell and didn’t survive, despite CPR efforts to save her. Snowball ...
Tags: News, Law, Dogs, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mommy, Orange County, Animal Shelters, Snowball, Southern California, South Los Angeles, Fullerton, Barnette, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


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


‘Saved by the Bell’ pop-up diner is adding Zack Morris’ bedroom and more to Saved by the Max experience

Saved by the Max, the NBC “Saved by the Bell”-themed pop-up, begins its final semester in West Hollywood by upping the nostalgia factor. As if roaming the halls of Bayside High weren’t enough, you can soon order food and drinks from the Malibu Sands Beach Club and crash in Zack Morris’ bedroom. You heard it correct, Preppy. Organizers are rolling out these new additions Feb. 8, and $40 tickets become available at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Saved by the Max website. Related links ‘Saved b...
Tags: TV, Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, West Coast, Bell, Max, Zack Morris, West Hollywood, Zack, Bayside, Kelly Kapowski, Mr Belding, Derek Berry, West Hollywood Gateway


‘Celebrate good times…’ is the soundtrack as picketers exult to news of end to LAUSD strike

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing outside Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What do we do now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd watching the historic City Hall news conference on cell phones. Hugs, handshakes were suddenly everywhere, as well as a singalong to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” and an impromptu ...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Derry, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Alex, City Hall, Taft, Kool, Garcetti, O'Neill


‘Celebrate good times’ is the soundtrack as LAUSD teachers exult to news of strike’s end

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing in front of Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd. An impromptu dance line broke out, with “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang as its soundtrack. As the news broke, students and teachers watched the historic news conference on their cell ph...
Tags: Business, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gang, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Alex, City Hall, Taft, Kool, Garcetti, United Teachers Los Angeles


Dapper Day is not just for Disneyland; you can ‘step out in style’ at LACMA, LA Phil

You’ve probably heard of Dapper Day. But the social outing where spiffy retro outfits that encompass everything from pin-up style dresses to straw boater hats isn’t just a Disneyland happening. At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art it’s also a recurring event. Dapper Day returns to LACMA on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a free, first-of-its-kind “Swinging Soiree” featuring drinks, dancing and evening glamour in the European and Modern galleries, set against a backdrop of artworks by Pablo Picasso, And...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Natural History Museum, Disneyland, Benjamin Britten, Richard Strauss, Los Angeles County, Phil, LACMA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, J


OC Fair 2019: Pacific Amphitheatre adds Ziggy Marley, Styx and Chicago to its concert series

With the annual OC Fair a little over five months away, Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa is slowly revealing its 2019 Toyota Summer Concert Series line-up. Tuesday morning it announced that Ziggy Marley along with Toots and the Maytals will perform on July 19; Classic rock band Styx, which recently helped City National Grove of Anaheim celebrate its 20th anniversary, will perform on July 24; And Chicago will headline on July 26. Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Briggs, Southern California, Concerts, Ziggy Marley, Weird Al Yankovic, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Maytals, Justin Moore, COWSILLS, Toots


Humpback whale sightings might be at a record high in January

Is it the year of the humpback whale? The massive mammals have been showing up in stellar — possibly record-breaking — numbers since the start of the month, with one charter company counting at least 42 encounters. Last January? There were only four. The increase in encounters is “causing excitement among whale watchers and tour operators alike,” reads a press release sent out by Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari. “These whales repeatedly came over to us,” said Capt. Dave Anderson, ...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Environment, Sport, Dave, Soccer, Alaska, House, Long Beach, Whales, Ryan Lawler, Local News, Orange County, Central America, Santa Barbara



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