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St. John Bosco basketball going back to regional finals after victory over Harvard-Westlake

BELLFLOWER — St. John Bosco ran into a buzz saw at the start of its CIF Southern California Regional boys basketball semifinal Thursday night. Harvard-Westlake made eight of its first 10 shots, five of them behind the 3-point arc, and the Braves found themselves 15 points down before they’d barely broken a sweat. It was all Bosco the rest of the way, as an exceptional defensive effort and Lamaj Lewis’ ability to draw fouls while driving to the basket sent the home team to a comfortable 65-56 Div...
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Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Lausd, Local News, Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner

‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia

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

LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17. The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7. Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation. She is best known for he...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Africa, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildlife, Community, Al Qaeda, Tanzania, West Coast, Trevor Noah

Lee’s Sandwiches reaches plea agreement after 2015 recall of almost 600,000 pounds of food

Six years after the Lee’s Sandwiches recalled nearly 600,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork, its affiliated company has reached an agreement with federal officials and plead guilty to distributing uninspected meat. The popular Vietnamese American fast food chain, known for its sweet coffee, pastries and sandwiches, was placed on probation for four years and fined $250,000 in a March 18 judgment filed in federal court in Santa Ana. In a plea agreement reached with federal authorities, San Jose-...
Tags: Business, News, California, Restaurants, Usda, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Courts, San Jose, Robbins, Brothers, Lee, Le, Santa Ana

Port of LA Clean Trucks Program gets a roadmap but twists and turns remain before it is in place

The Los Angeles harbor commission has approved a roadmap for implementing the ambitious, twin-port Clean Truck Program on the Port of LA side. But a long list of questions and uncertainties remain over financing, technology and priorities, including making sure both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on the same page. “There’s a long way to go here,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka said during the Thursday, June 17, harbor commission meeting. A crucial component, he said, will...
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NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Basketball, Oscar, Nba, Community, Kobe Bryant, Alan Smith, Ucla

‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
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Every Disney theme park around the world is open for first time in 17 months

Every Disney theme park around the world has reopened for the first time in 17 months after unprecedented coronavirus closures shuttered all 12 parks at one point or another for months at a time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland Paris and the adjacent Walt Disney Studios Park reopened on Thursday, June 17 — making the duo the final two Disney theme parks to return from pandemic closures around the globe. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every wee...
Tags: Florida, France, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland

Tory Carlon, killed by colleague, remembered as topflight L.A. County firefighter

A Los Angeles County Fire Department engineer, slain earlier this month by another firefighter at the stationhouse where they worked, was remembered during a memorial service at the Forum in Inglewood on Thursday, June 17, as a family man and dedicated engineer who mentored others longing to join the ranks. Tory Carlon, 44, was passionate about his job as a firefighter but lived for his wife and his three girls, his family, close friends and colleagues said in front of about 500 mourners. He lov...
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June 30: Is California’s eviction tsunami coming?

California’s eviction moratorium is coming to an end June 30. Since the earliest days of the pandemic, housing analysts have worried about a tsunami of evictions whenever the state lifts protections for renters.  Will there be an eviction tsunami when the moratorium ends? Or a smaller wave? CalMatters asked Carolina Reid, associate professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley. The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.  Q. A fe...
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Fed’s decision to keep interest rates low may sink home prices in 2022

Sometimes you just have to take the punch bowl away for the greater good. Too bad Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his merry men and women don’t have the backbone to end the Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy and $120 billion per month bond-buying binge. Concerned about promoting maximum employment and price stability goals at 2% with the coronavirus not fully contained, the Fed doesn’t plan to raise short-term interest rates until late 2023, Chairman Powell announced after this week’s Fe...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Mortgage, Fed, Chapman, Freddie Mac, Powell, FHA, San Fernando Valley, Chapman University

UCLA finds link between poor air quality, COVID vulnerability

LOS ANGELES — Long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-19 throughout the country last year, according to a UCLA-led research team. The researchers found that the use of preventative measures — like stay-at-home orders and masking — reduced the risk of COVID-19 by 8% and 15%, respectively, but did not reduce the increase of incidence in counties with historically poor air quality. “This is evidence that long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-1...
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How the story of three homeless sisters and their coach became Netflix’s ‘Sisters on Track’

The sisters Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard competed at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics, but they drew headlines for more than their accomplishments on the track. The three achieved their success while living in a homeless shelter in New York. When Corinne van der Borch, who was living near the track where the girls ran, got invited to a fundraiser for the girls and their mother, Tonia Hardy, she was immediately taken with the idea of making a documentary about their story.  “Sisters On Trac...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Norway, Bell, Tyler Perry, Jean, Corinne, New York State Department of Labor, Real Housewives of Orange County, Brooke Sheppard

Mapped: How California home price jumped $26 every hour

Just how crazy is California’s homebuying market? Well, my trusty spreadsheet’s analysis of California Association of Realtors’ sales data for May shows the median selling price of an existing single-family home at $818,260 median, up $230,190 in a year. That translates to an increase equal to $26.28 every hour over the past 12 months. Cheap mortgage rates have fueled the buying frenzy out of a pandemic-chilled economy. Last month’s statewide homebuying pace was up 87% from May 2020’s depressed...
Tags: Business, News, California, Housing, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Central Valley, Lassen, Santa Barbara, Bay Area, Marin, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Glenn

Chinese crew enters new space station on 3-month mission

By SAM McNEIL | Associated Press JIUQUAN, China — Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China’s new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country’s ambitious space program. Their Shenzhou-12 craft connected with the space station module about six hours after taking off from the Jiuquan launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. About three hours later, commander Nie Haisheng, 56, followed by Liu Boming, 54, and space rookie Tang Hongbo, 4...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Sport, World news, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Cctv, Mars, Communist Party, Soviet Union, GAO

Disneyland band returns with more live entertainment coming soon

A Disneyland opening day attraction that was only intended to last two weeks but has stuck around for 66 years has survived the coronavirus pandemic closure of the Anaheim theme park and will make a triumphant return this week marching down Main Street U.S.A. The Disneyland Band will return on Friday, June 18 after a 15-month absence from the park with performances planned throughout the day. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern Cal...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Tomorrowland, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Mickey, Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure, Ken Potrock, Top Stories LADN

Court says California must more quickly move mentally incompetent defendants out of jails

SAN FRANCISCO — California can’t lock up people for months in jails after they have been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, a state appeals court said. In a 3-0 ruling Tuesday, a panel of the First District Court of Appeal upheld a 2019 lower court order that gave the state a 28-day deadline for placing defendants in state mental hospitals or other treatment facilities after they were found incompetent to stand trial because of psychological or intellectual disabilities. The appellate co...
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Gascón names members of team to reexamine fatal use-of-force incidents by police

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday the formation of an independent team to reexamine fatal use- of-force incidents by law enforcement and recommend further action when appropriate. “Significant concerns have been raised by law enforcement officials, civil rights attorneys, activists and others regarding the handling of numerous police use-of-force cases,” Gascón said. “In order to restore trust and move forward as a community, I am convening this...
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Paul George leads Kawhi-less Clippers to win in Utah, 3-2 series lead

Clippers guard Reggie Jackson gets past Jazz center Rudy Gobert on his way to the basket during the first half of Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives as Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) defends during the first half of Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz forward Royce O...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Salt Lake City, Reggie Jackson, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Rick Bowmer, Paul George, George, Utah Jazz, LA Clippers, Clippers, Reggie

Lynwood man convicted of stealing painkillers in robberies of Southern California pharmacies

A Lynwood man was found guilty Wednesday of federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome “Boobie” Lewis, 26, was found guilty of all eight felony charges he faced. Lewis has been in federal custody since his arrest in July 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In a ruling issued Wednesday, follow...
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Statewide flex alert issued for Thursday evening as high temperatures continue in Southern California

An ongoing heat wave that descended upon much of Southern California this week is expected to linger, and prompted state officials to issue a flex alert for a few hours Thursday evening in an effort to conserve power. The flex alert, issued by the California Independent System Operator, asks residents to conserve energy from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday evening. California ISO officials said Thursday and Friday are expected to be the hottest days of the week, officials said, although some areas sa...
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City of LA requests dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service The city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16 filed a motion seeking dismissal of what it calls a “misguided” lawsuit that attempts to compel local government to provide shelter to thousands of indigent people living on downtown sidewalks and next to freeways. Lawyers for the city argue that while homelessness is “among the greatest challenges facing our region,” efforts to address the crisis through the lawsuit filed in federal court last year against the cit...
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LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Newsom, Barbara Ferrer

Netflix docuseries ‘This Is Pop’ explores the making of music from Abba to Zapp

When the creators of the new Netflix series “This Is Pop” began thinking about how to tell the story of pop music in an eight-episode docuseries, they looked first to the model of their ongoing series “Hip-Hop Evolution,” which last year finished its fourth season on the same streaming network. That series traced the development of rap and hip-hop from a now-legendary party in the Bronx in 1973 where DJ Kool Herc set in motion a series of events that would lead to the genre and its many offshoot...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Harry Potter, Elvis Presley, Philadelphia, Espn, Bronx, Abba, Oasis

LA Archdiocese receives $50 million donation for Catholic schools

LOS ANGELES — The Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles announced on Wednesday, Junt 16, that it has received an anonymous $50 million donation to support elementary and high school students at more than 200 Catholic schools run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “The kindness and love reflected in this gift are beyond words,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a statement. “This gift will change the lives of countless young men and women, for generations to come, opening up opportunities f...
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Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks.
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cbs, Republican Party, James Corden, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Robert Durst

James Ellroy gets personal in ‘Widespread Panic,’ talks ‘Hollywood Death Trip’ podcast

James Ellroy lives in a black-and-white Hollywood, his novels set in a mid-century Los Angeles filled with faded film stars and corrupt cops, movie moguls with morals missing, and beautiful, beleaguered women. It’s a world he’s captured in books from “The Black Dahlia” to “American Tabloid” to most recently, “This Storm.” And in his new book, “Widespread Panic,” Ellroy gets personal. Its protagonist, Freddy Otash, was a real person, an LAPD cop turned private investigator for Confidential, a rut...
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Mookie Betts thrills packed Dodger Stadium with go-ahead homer on ‘Re-Opening Day’

The Dodgers’ Mookie Betts hits a go-ahead, solo home run during the seventh inning of their 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It was the first full-capacity Dodgers home game (52,000-plus) since October 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds first base after hitting a solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh inning of a baseball game at ...
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