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There’s horror at the drive-in as Beyond Fest brings genre movie celebration to Montclair

Beyond Fest, which bills itself as the most-attended genre film festival in the nation, will take place as scheduled this year. Though instead of indoor cinemas, all of the movies will be screened at the Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair, organizers announced Friday. And really, given the mix of horror, suspense and similar fare, what better place to watch this mix of world or U.S. premieres and retrospectives of classically creepy films than the drive-in? “We covet the theatrical experience ab...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Oscar, Kings, West Coast, David Lynch, Vince Vaughn, Jonathan Quick, Montclair, HELEN REDDY, Rob Reiner, Jim Cummings, Robert Forster


Eviction bans taking a bite out of landlords’ bottom line

Real estate agent Adam Bray-Ali hopes to retire someday off the income from his small portfolio of triplexes and four-plexes. But lately, his side job as a landlord isn’t going so well. Tenants in three of his 20 units stopped paying rent after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. One tenant moved out owing $6,000. Now Bray-Ali is losing money on two of his five buildings, and he’s thinking about selling one of them. Thanks to forbearance, he’s been able to skip some mortgage payments and abou...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Hollywood, News, Congress, California, Housing, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Manhattan, Rent, UC Berkeley, Gavin Newsom


Experts say wildfire smoke can make people more susceptible to COVID-19

As wildfires continue burning across Southern California, medical experts are warning that smoke inhalation can weaken the immune system and make people more vulnerable to respiratory infections, including the novel coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control says wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and make a person more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In Southern California, the South Coast Air Quality Management District ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, CalFire, Local News, Emilia Romagna, Southern California, Northern Italy, Lombardy, Washburn, Martinez, Centers for Disease Control


Six months of pandemic photography in the Southern California

One day, this will all be over. Coronavirus will be gone and we’ll get back to normal. But what will we remember? For the past six months, almost every facet of our lives has changed – covered faces, empty shelves, remote learning and drive-thru everything. Our photographers have been working throughout this pandemic to tell the stories of the people of Southern California and record history for our posterity. For our photographers, it’s personal. Normally, when we cover a story we are uninvolve...
Tags: News, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, James Bond, Brian, Lausd, Honda, Air Force, Jack, Orange County, Riverside County, Elise


Bobcat fire swells to more than 60,000 acres, firefighters focus on northern edge

The Bobcat fire continued to spread north toward the Antelope Valley, Friday, Sept. 18, but firefighters increased containment overnight while continuing to protect foothill communities in the San Gabriel Valley and Mount Wilson Observatory, authorities said. The fire, which started Sept. 6, had consumed 60,557 acres by 7 a.m. Friday, an increase of more than 10,000 acres over 24 hours. Most of that spread Thursday was seen after the blaze jumped Highway 2 and continued north, leading to evacuat...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Wilson, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Altadena, El Dorado, San Gabriel Valley, Bobcat, Antelope Valley, Mount Wilson Observatory, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories WDN


Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, House, Wisconsin


Firefighter dies battling El Dorado fire started by smoke bomb, authorities say

A firefighter has died while battling the El Dorado fire, a blaze that has rolled through 19,000-plus acres and was apparently started by a smoke bomb ignited during a gender-reveal photo shoot in Yucaipa, U.S. Forest Service announced Friday morning. The firefighter’s name was not immediately released, nor were details on how he died but authorities did say on Friday, Sept. 18, it happened on Thursday. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, El Dorado, USDA Forest Service, Bobcat, San Bernardino National Forest, Yucaipa, Angelus Oaks, Twitter Authorities, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Cop’s call as to whether you get cited for not having a front license plate

Q. I just got a fix-it ticket from the California Highway Patrol on the 73 for not having a front license plate. The front of my car, a 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT, did not have a mount for a front plate. Right after getting the ticket, I saw more than five vehicles without front license plates within a two-mile stretch. I went to my car dealership and it graciously put the plate on. I wasn’t looking forward to defacing my car’s front look. Everyone knows that thousands of cars in our area are driving...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Chrysler, Driving, California Highway Patrol, Orange County, Agency, Ray, Department of Motor Vehicles, Tampa Florida, San Juan Capistrano, Reynoso


Reward climbs past $500,000 for tips leading to suspect who shot 2 deputies in Compton

Donors pledged over $530,000 as of Thursday, Sept. 17, in exchange for information leading to whoever shot two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in Compton, while more than $800,000 has been donated to fund the patients’ recoveries. One of the two wounded deputies was released from the hospital Wednesday, while the other remained at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. They were both shot multiple times while parked in a patrol vehicle at the Metro Blue Line station on Saturday. We at @LA...
Tags: News, Shooting, La, Police, Sport, Soccer, Kobe Bryant, Local News, Compton, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, St Francis Medical Center, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Metro Blue Line, LA County Sheriff, Lynwood


Reopening California theme parks: What’s the rush?

A Disney employee runs a line to get in to the virtual queue for World of Disney on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Shirley Wong, left, and her husband, Gary Lam, head toward the exit after a morning of shopping on the reopening day of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The...
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Sheriff’s Department claims Dijon Kizzee was shot after picking up pistol

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigator said today that Dijon Kizzee picked up a loaded pistol that had fallen to the ground just before deputies fatally shot the 29-year-old man last month in the Westmont area. “At one point, Kizzee’s pistol drops to the ground, he bends over, reaches, picks up the gun and is shot while he stands with the gun in hand,” Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener said at a Thursday afternoon news conference where video footage of the Aug. 31 shooting wa...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Police Shooting, Metro, Los Angeles County, Westmont, South Los Angeles, Wegener, Cliff Smith, Sheriff 's Department, LA County Sheriff, Homicide Bureau, Alex Villanueva


Flu shot is vital, LA County officials urge, especially during coronavirus outbreak

Another three dozen coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by Los Angeles County health officials, who again issued a call for people get a flu shot and continue taking precautions against the spread of infection. The county Department of Public Health reported 38 new virus deaths. The new deaths lifted the countywide total since the start of the pandemic to 6,324. Another 1,160 cases were also announced by the county, for a total of 257,271 since the pandemic began. The mid-day report d...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Rosh Hashanah, LA County


Why are unemployment checks months late? State audit aims to find out

Out-of-work Southern Californians have been waiting months for unemployment checks to arrive as the coronavirus pandemic rages and employed residents have mistakenly received piles of payments for which they didn’t ask. Now fed-up lawmakers have demanded an emergency audit of the state agency that handles those claims, the Employment Development Department. The respective chair and vice chair of California’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield; and state Sen....
Tags: News, Congress, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Army, Pasadena, Orange County, Riverside County, Young, Gavin Newsom, Ontario, Holden, State, Bakersfield


Coming Sunday: Early look at new Lakers book

Longtime Lakers fans understand this is hardly the first season with some serious drama. The team’s 16 NBA titles rarely came easily. Author Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Three Ring Circus,” dives into the post-Showtime Lakers when they pulled together high schooler Kobe Bryant, dominant center Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson, a coach whose resume already was worthy of the Hall of Fame. As the Lakers try to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, Southern California News Group readers...
Tags: Books, News, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Phil Jackson, Showtime Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal, Pearlman, Southern California News Group, Longtime Lakers, Jeff Pearlman, Top Stories LADN


Pandemic inspires creativity and collaboration during Jewish High Holidays

With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in the Chabad Center for Jewish Life parking lot, social distancing, masks, and multiple services will be in place to help congregants safely observe the Jewish New Year. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) With an inspirational view of Back, Bay, Rabbi Reuven Mintz will host Rosh Hashanah on Friday, Sept. 18 in Newport Beach. Under tents in t...
Tags: News, Religion, US, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Disneyland, Southern California, Miller, San Pedro, Lewis, Huntington Beach, Sanderson, Riverside, Rosh Hashanah, Temple Beth El


Coronavirus testing kiosk at Union Station foretells future of pandemic recovery

Andrew Raposa stood in line outside Union Station in Los Angeles on a recent Wednesday with a handful of friends waiting to be tested for the coronavirus at a unique walk-up kiosk. Unlike most of the testing sites throughout the county, this one operated by Curative in partnership with the city and county, did not require a car and it was located in a heavily trafficked area. That’s one of the reasons Raposa said he chose the spot as he lives in downtown L.A. and doesn’t own a car. People ta...
Tags: Texas, News, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Grant, Southern California, Garcia, Albert, Ferrer, KCRW, LA County, Garcetti, Union Station


The real story of how the violent, drug-fueled ‘Goodfellas’ became a gangster classic

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is not just an iconic gangster movie; it’s an all-time classic and a pop-culture touchstone that’s packed with one memorable scene after another, whether it’s that minutes-long shot tracking Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill and Lorraine Bracco’s Karen Hill through the bowels of the Copacabana club or Joe Pesci’s terrifying Tommy DeVito asking ominously if Henry thinks he’s “funny like a clown.” It’s also a film that Glenn Kenny, a veteran film journalist, has re-watched reg...
Tags: Books, Movies, California, Sport, Karen, Things To Do, Soccer, Scorsese, Eastern Europe, Copacabana, Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Henry, Greg, Kenny, Tommy


Why are the lowest mortgage rates so hard to capture? 

Real deal or just a mirage? So simple it would seem. Every online mortgage ad you read, listen to on the radio or see on television makes your heart go pitter-patter just a bit more than the last super-low-rate stored into your memory bank. But why are things so wildly different from lender to lender when it comes to something so simple as loan program availability? And, what about those mandates and restrictions when your lender says it has what you want? Are your credit scores high enough? Did...
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39% of California workforce has filed for jobless claims since March

Unemployment claims in California fell last week compared with the previous week, a welcome respite for the state, which has seen 8.6 million workers file jobless claims since coronavirus-linked business shutdowns began six months ago. An estimated 230,200 California workers filed first-time claims for jobless benefits during the week ending Sept. 12, down 13,200 from the 243,400 who filed claims in the week ending Sept. 5, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. The decline snapped a three...
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Disneyland could allow for social distancing at 50% capacity, data shows

Disneyland could theoretically let in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day and still allow for six feet of social distancing per person when the Anaheim theme park reopens with new COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, according to new data analysis. Disneyland could comfortably accommodate 50% of the 110-acre theme park’s theoretical pre-COVID-19 attendance capacity, according to estimates by the Thinkwell Group. Thinkwell Group’s Brad Kissling calculated the COVID-19 physical-distancing ...
Tags: California, China, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Anaheim, Shanghai Disneyland, Newsom, Disneyland Disney California Adventure


Census: 30% of Inland Empire late on rent, 17% in Los Angeles-Orange County

The pandemic’s economic pain has battered renters far more than it has homeowners as some fresh data from the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 336,000 adults live in households that are behind on rent due in the week ended Aug. 31, according to the bureau. That’s 30% of all Inland Empire tenants and almost twice the rate in Los Angeles and Orange counties where 537,000 who live in rentals were late payers — 17% of all tenants. The Inland Empire payment cha...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Southern California, Trump, San Bernardino, Riverside, U S Census Bureau, New California


Bobcat fire crosses Highway 2, prompting evacuation warnings to the north

The Bobcat fire’s path expanded dramatically overnight into Thursday morning, Sept. 17, chewing through another 4,000 acres as it continued to head north, authorities said. The fire had consumed 50,539 acres, still with only 3% containment as of 7 a.m. Thursday, forest officials said. Containment is the percentage of the perimeter where the blaze has been stopped, by firefighters’ work or by obstacles such as a body of water. Evacuation warnings were added for residents in Juniper Hills, a small...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Arcadia, Wilson, Altadena, El Dorado, Sierra Madre, LA County, Bobcat, Antelope Valley, Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, Top Stories LADN


These stars of fall flower gardens are starting to appear for sale in nurseries

There is a Chinese proverb that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” This is a metaphor for doing something without further delay, even if it could have been done 20 years ago, since it is never too late to embark on a new venture and there is no time like the present to start. However, this proverb is not meant to be taken literally since although China, like the USA, has areas with mild winters, it also has Alaskan style winters in certain region...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Usa, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Amsterdam, San Diego, Holland, Iceland, Mediterranean, Hgtv, Southern California


Actress Lori Loughlin to serve time in Victorville, husband in Lompoc

LOS ANGELES — TV actress Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at the federal correctional institution in Victorville for her role in the college admissions scandal, according to court papers obtained Thursday. A judge signed off on the actress’ request to serve her time at the medium-security federal prison camp, according to a Sept. 9 order filed in Boston federal court. Loughlin’s husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, will serve his sentence at the low-security federal prison f...
Tags: News, Boston, California News, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Usc, Northern California, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Lompoc, Newport Beach, Victorville, Loughlin, Lori Loughlin


COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

By PAUL WISEMAN | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they’ve topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless cl...
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300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Media companies complain to LA sheriff about KPCC reporter’s treatment and arrest

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of 64 media organizations has called on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to withdraw a citation against KPCC and LAist reporter Josie Huang, who was pinned to the ground and handcuffed while covering the arrest of a demonstrator following the shooting of two deputies in Compton. The letter from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press echoes other media groups that have disputed the sheriff’s version of the arrest, and calls on the department “to take...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Compton, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Huang, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Said, St Francis Medical Center, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA


Fire crews can’t say if some landmark sites have survived Bobcat fire; here’s what they know so far

As the Bobcat fire burned for its 11th day — consuming more than 44,000 acres across the Angeles National Forest while dozens of other fires raged across the western swath of the country — fire crews were stretched too thin to be able assess potential damage to beloved landmark sites in the Monrovia foothills and the Angeles National Forest. Related: Map of the where the Bobcat fire is burning Here’s what they know for sure, as of Wednesday, Sept. 16: MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY It was another lo...
Tags: Business, News, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Community, Local News, Monrovia, Wilson, Sturtevant, Los Angeles County, Crews, Bobcat, Parks Department, Phipps


If no post-Labor Day coronavirus surge, LA County could enter less risky recovery phase by October

Los Angeles County could move to the next, less risky tier of pandemic recovery by early October, if positive current trendlines hold, the county’s public health chief said on Wednesday, Sept. 16 — but only if Labor Day’s gatherings fail to fuel a COVID resurgence. County officials announced 31 more deaths Wednesday, for a total 6,303 people lost to the six-month outbreak. Also logged were 1,148 new cases, for a total of 256,148. Related links Ferrer faces tough coronavirus questions from ...
Tags: News, California, US, Recommended, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Associated Press, Disneyland, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, Board of Supervisors


No emergency training for crew on dive boat where fire killed 34 in Southern California waters

By STEFANIE DAZIO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Crew members of a Southern California dive boat told investigators they were not trained on emergency procedures before a fire broke out last year and killed 34 people, according to federal documents released Wednesday. Investigators say the cause of the predawn blaze aboard the Conception remains undetermined but a possible ignition point was phones and other electronics plugged into outlets. One crew member, Ryan Sims, told inv...
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